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How My Black Mother Made Me Love Chicago

Sarah Enelow | Posted 02.23.2015 | Chicago
Sarah Enelow

I finally understood how difficult it was for Mama to go from glittering Chicago down to middle-of-nowhere Texas, like part of her had been sold down the river. And suddenly, Chicago in my mind became a beacon of happiness.

New Book: 'My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me'

Kimberly Cooper | Posted 02.20.2015 | Books
Kimberly Cooper

When Jennifer Teege, a German-Nigerian woman, randomly picked up a library book off a shelf, her whole life -- her whole sense of self -- changed forever.

Cinema's Lessons on Race: Beyond 'Black or White'

Kimberly Cooper | Posted 02.02.2015 | Entertainment
Kimberly Cooper

I've been waiting a lifetime for a film like Black or White. Growing up biracial in the mid-70s and late 80's, I wondered when I would get to see myself up there on the big screen too. Where were the blended interracial families like mine?

'Black or White' Tackles a Touchy Subject

Dwight Brown | Posted 01.28.2015 | Black Voices
Dwight Brown

Only a very perceptive filmmaker could tackle the topic of race relations and be remotely successful. It would require a writer/director to be smart, balanced, sensitive and able to see both sides of the issue.

The Worst And Best Ways To Ask Someone About Their Race (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 01.15.2015 | Black Voices

Things can get tricky -- and sometimes offensive -- when asking someone: “What are you?” But producers over at Moral Courage TV, a YouTube cha...

Facing Racism In Brazil: Black Like Me

Vanessa Rodrigues | Posted 01.06.2015 | Black Voices
Vanessa Rodrigues

In the end, my husband and I aren't white. Our child is the perfection combination of the two of us. Our son is black.

On Raising a Mixed-Race Son in a Time of Fear

Leslie Contreras Schwartz | Posted 02.08.2015 | Parents
Leslie Contreras Schwartz

I am afraid of what my son will and will not look like because in a lot of ways, this will determine how I will have to parent him, to prepare him for the world. Will he "pass" as white, as Jewish, as his father is? Or on a dark night coming home from a party, will his face betray him?

Police and Black Men Are At War, And The Two Men I Love Are On The Battlefield

Jennifer Borget | Posted 01.26.2015 | Parents
Jennifer Borget

My husband always has the option of changing careers. My son can never change who he is. But my son and other black boys need allies in uniform to protect him. Allies like his father.

Disney Animation's 'Big Hero 6' Is Far More Than Meets the Eye

Kimberly Cooper | Posted 01.12.2015 | Entertainment
Kimberly Cooper

It's what my high school film teacher Mr. Hosney would call a 700-layer-cake experience, that with each new viewing of the film, another layer of insight -- whether cultural, generational, or emotional -- is uncovered.

Dear College Kids, Would You Listen to Samantha White?

Aryanna Prasad | Posted 01.04.2015 | College
Aryanna Prasad

I'm tired of white people telling me racism is no longer an issue. I'm tired of people of color being slighted by a system that doesn't work for them. Most of all, I'm tired of being tuned out -- by people of all colors.

Soy Latina, También

Bianca Betancourt | Posted 12.17.2014 | Latino Voices
Bianca Betancourt

"[They think] Sofia Vergara. They think Eva Mendes. They think JLo. They think, you know, all these girls that are very, very light, basically look white and have an accent. And a lot of times [others] and I get dismissed as Latina because we're not immediately identifiable."

15 Problems You'll Only Understand If You're a Jew Who Doesn't 'Look Jewish'

Sarah Gladstone | Posted 12.17.2014 | Religion
Sarah Gladstone

Once you're in, you're in, but the idea of having to "prove" something about a fundamental part of who you are, just because you don't have the "right look," seems absurd. Not all Jews are white with curly brown hair, OK? That's never been the way it was and it never will be.

Amma Asante's Belle: An Important Film

Sheryl Estrada | Posted 07.28.2014 | Entertainment
Sheryl Estrada

As a black woman of diverse heritage myself, which includes a grandmother who was biracial and raised in the deep south of the U.S. in the 1930s, where slavery only ended only about 60 years prior, this important film resonates with me.

The Question I Never Want To Answer Again

Andromeda Turre | Posted 05.06.2014 | Women
Andromeda Turre

I'm pretty sure there is no box for that. You might need a suitcase for all of that. And knowing that will not likely help you to relate to me, understand me or know me any more than you did five seconds ago.

When Classroom Dramas Play Out in Identity Crises

Aryanna Prasad | Posted 04.27.2014 | College
Aryanna Prasad

Piercing my nose or vacationing in Cape Cod does not make me Indian or Irish. I am both and neither, an absurdity I will struggle to make sense of for the rest of my life.

Striking Photos Challenge The Way We See Blackness

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 02.13.2014 | Black Voices

Who is Black? What is Blackness? In a country where the face of the future is becoming ever more ethnically ambiguous, Blackness must be recognize...

Why Can't Madison Avenue Accept My Family?

Scholastic Parent and Child | Posted 04.06.2014 | Parents
Scholastic Parent and Child

If real-life middle America accepts my husband, son and me as a family, why can't Madison Avenue? We don't need to look like we "fit" because we already do.

Actor Corbin Bleu On Being Biracial And The 'Token Black' Role

OWN | Posted 02.04.2014 | OWN

Before "High School Musical" star Corbin Bleu became a teenage heartthrob at age 16, he was a young boy who found himself targeted by bullies who didn...

Are Spas Ignoring the Needs of Ethnic Women?

Linda Harding-Bond | Posted 03.10.2014 | Black Voices
Linda Harding-Bond

Increasingly more and more African-American, Hispanic, Asian, biracial and other ethnic women are asking a question prior to booking their facial appointment. The question is, 'Do you have someone who knows how to work with my skin?'

OMG It's Michael Yo!

Bryan Cain-Jackson | Posted 02.12.2014 | Comedy
Bryan Cain-Jackson

I know that when I see a comedian, as an audience member I'm hoping that I'm about to see a real story that has comedic ironies at which I can laugh at and relate to. That's where Michael Yo comes in.

My Coming Out Story

Cristina Lara | Posted 02.05.2014 | Latino Voices
Cristina Lara

Where were Latinos during the Great Depression? What were Latinos doing when Malcolm X and Martin Luther King were giving speeches on racial equality? Why weren't we in history textbooks?

(WATCH): I Didn't Know I Was Biracial

HuffPost Live | Posted 11.20.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

As a child, Rebekah Borucki questioned why she didn't look quite like the rest of her white family. But it wasn't until she was an adult that she lear...

Coming Out As Biracial

medium.com | Posted 10.24.2013 | Black Voices

A few months ago, I not-so-subtly asserted myself as biracial while having dinner with a new coworker. “I’m a Capricorn,” she’d said. “Yeah...

LOOK: Garcelle Beauvais' Children's Book Teaches Kids All About Diversity

Posted 08.05.2013 | Black Voices

When actress Garcelle Beauvais first arrived in Massachusetts from Haiti, it was the first time she felt different from those around her. "When I went...

Rising Above Ignorance

Stephanie Downs | Posted 09.16.2013 | College
Stephanie Downs

One of my friends mentioned that she thought it was weird when a white woman was with a black man. She was quick to say after that she didn't mean it to be offensive and did believe that people should be with whomever they wanted, but that didn't change the fact that she said it, and that I heard it.