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The Perilous Change in Darfur's Demography

Eric Reeves | Posted 08.24.2015 | World
Eric Reeves

The debate about whether or not Darfur (Sudan) was the site of genocide long ago flamed out, largely because the issue became excessively politicized and the world -- in general -- no longer cared about how we referred to continuing ethnically-targeted destruction in Darfur.

Racism in America and Islam: Remembering Bilal

Muqtedar Khan | Posted 07.02.2015 | Religion
Muqtedar Khan

The personality of Bilal captures the American black experience, as I understand it, in a nutshell. His story is a narrative from slavery to freedom, from darkness to faith, from obscurity to historic centrality.

Five Spa Tips Every Twenty-Something Should Know

Linda Harding-Bond | Posted 06.25.2015 | Style
Linda Harding-Bond

Put Google to work. Type in the search word "best" plus the spa service and your town. Yelp, Insider, Bing, City Search or some other social media review site should pop up with information on a variety of therapists and spa professionals.

Why #UnconventionalBlackBeauty Celebrates People Like Me

Sofiya Ballin | Posted 06.05.2015 | Black Voices
Sofiya Ballin

In the black community, we often celebrate those who are Afrocentric as long as they don't look "too African." The funny thing about the hashtag #unconventionalblackbeauty is that most photos were pretty conventional. But partnering these pictures with the word "beauty" has made them unconventional.

An African in New York

Craig Howes | Posted 06.16.2015 | New York
Craig Howes

There are probably more articles about New York than there are stars in the sky. So I'm guessing you are sitting there thinking why should I read th...

PAMM Draws International Visitors to Eclectic Exhibits

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 06.13.2015 | Arts
Magda Abu-Fadil

Zaatari, a noted photographer, filmmaker and curator, co-founded the Arab Image Foundation in 1997 to locate and preserve his country's -- and the Middle East's -- photographic archives.

Speaking With Somi: A New Appraisal

Craig Carpenter | Posted 05.10.2015 | Arts
Craig Carpenter

Last year I had the pleasure and honor to become acquainted with Somi, an amazing jazz singer who was then about to release her album, The Lagos Music Salon. I found her to be thoughtful, sincere, and an awesome talent.

How Zendaya Coleman Un-locked Stereotypes

Sofiya Ballin | Posted 05.01.2015 | Black Voices
Sofiya Ballin

Locks are an unapologetically black hairstyle, from their origins to the growing process. And while natural black hair has been put down for hundreds of years in the United States, Zendaya Coleman was showcasing pride.

African HRC Reflects on 2014

Melanie Nathan | Posted 03.07.2015 | Gay Voices
Melanie Nathan

As Americans revel in equality gains, we cannot forget that as LGBTI people, we are all members of a persecuted global minority with a responsibility towards one another, regardless of who we are or where we live.

Hack vs Flack? What's the Problem? Geography!

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 01.29.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

In an increasingly globalized world, albeit with local interests, where stories often break on social media before anyone has time to breathe, journalists and PR pros can't afford to be "geography challenged."

1 In 7 Pregnant Women Could Die In Ebola-Hit Countries: Charities

Reuters | Posted 01.11.2015 | Impact

By Kate Kelland LONDON, Nov 11 (Reuters) - The rate of women dying in childbirth in West African countries hit by the Ebola epidemic ...

My Story of Depression, Culture and Community

Giovannah Philippeaux | Posted 11.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Giovannah Philippeaux

My family did the best they could, but like in many Caribbean and African-American families, the symptoms and afflictions of depression were never addressed. At best, you get prayed over or, in my case, you get offered the option of an exorcism.

Twelve Years a Slave and African Heritage Tourism

Stefan Simanowitz | Posted 05.29.2014 | Travel
Stefan Simanowitz

"Watching Kunte Kinte's story unfold had a profound impact on my developing sense of identity," says Ade Akinboyewa of the television series based on ...

The Art of Y(vonne) Sangudi: The Next Great Songstress

Alex Schattner | Posted 06.09.2014 | Entertainment
Alex Schattner

Exclusive: Yvonne Sangudi is a world-class singer, just ask former first lady Laura Bush, President Kikwete (Tanzania), or President Sirleaf (Liber...

Naomi Sakr's New Book on Egyptian Journalism

Joseph Braude | Posted 05.06.2014 | Books
Joseph Braude

Naomi Sakr's Transformations in Egyptian Journalism (I.B. Tauris, 2013), should be required reading for American public diplomacy specialists who want to engage Egyptians through the media.

Harlem's New Starbucks of Teas

Nova Lorraine | Posted 04.27.2014 | New York
Nova Lorraine

Have you ever had the feeling of overwhelming joy in one little cup? This is what I experienced after my first sips of Serengeti's Moroccan Mint tea.

World Digital Media Factbook 2013-14: Information Cornucopia

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

I'm inundated with numbers, statistics, percentages, charts and graphics that explain how digital the world has become and where it's heading in the n...

The Time Is Now to Reunite Families

Mee Moua | Posted 06.10.2013 | Politics
Mee Moua

When Meeran came to the U.S. with her family, her older sister was left behind in Pakistan because she turned 22 before her visa was approved. Their petition was filed in 1986. She turns 40 this year.

Honoring W.E.B. Du Bois 2012

Dr. Tukufu Zuberi | Posted 06.24.2012 | Black Voices
Dr. Tukufu Zuberi

The Board of Trustees at the University of Pennsylvania appointed Dr. William Edward Burghardt Du Bois Honorary Emeritus Professor of Sociology and Africana Studies on February 17th 2012. This short video captures the day's activities.

Another International Mediation Fiasco in Libya

Doug Noll | Posted 08.06.2011 | World
Doug Noll

Without reforms, we will not see improvement in peace efforts. Untold billions of dollars will continue to be lost and wasted and incredible humanitarian disasters will continue to unfold. It does have to be this way.

Europe's Boogey Man: Nomadic Migration Part 3

Phillip Martin | Posted 07.09.2011 | World
Phillip Martin

Thousands of panicked Libyans are heading across the Mediterranean. But what happens once these desperate visitors are released in places like Malta in the midst of anti-immigrant fervor?

Investing in Game Changers

Dr. Rajiv Shah | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Rajiv Shah

Now is the time to think strategically, and across sectors and boundaries, about how we as a nation can better deploy science, technology, and innovation in the service of humanity.

Penis Envy? I Don't Think So

Michealene Cristini Risley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Michealene Cristini Risley

Many Western cultures believe that genital mutilation has ceased to happen. Sadly, this is not true. Violence against women and children will be one of the most pressing issues of this century.

Ten Days In Tanzania: What Africa Taught Me (Photos) (Video)

Martha McCully | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Martha McCully

Picture this: Twelve women from New York, Aspen and Palm Beach sleeping "under canvas" on the Serengeti, sharing two vehicles, one Ranger and roughly 30 meals...There were no Bergdorf Blondes on this trip. More like Tanzanian Trekkers.

Barack Obama: "Black" Or "Biracial"?

BlackAndBrownNews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
BlackAndBrownNews

There is discussion now taking place between mostly white editors and producers in newsrooms on how to identify Senator Barack Obama now that he is the Democratic nominee.