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Memo To Black Folk: Don't Be So Thirsty For Trump's Kool-Aid

Tavis Smiley | Posted 01.19.2017 | Politics
Tavis Smiley

In the very same week that we honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the person I regard as the greatest American we've ever produced, we will also witness the ascension to power of a vacuous American fraud, a con man who epitomizes the worst of public life.

Thank Liberalism for Donald Trump

John Sanbonmatsu | Posted 11.22.2016 | Politics
John Sanbonmatsu

Ten years ago, I predicted the rise of a new form fascism in the United States and Europe, suggesting that the injustices and contradictions of the capitalist system were growing too large to be contained any longer by the existing liberal political order.

Henry Louis Gates: Donald Trump Is Stoking America's Fears

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 11.14.2016 | Black Voices

After covering 500 years of black history for his Emmy Award-winning documentary series, “The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross,” Henry Loui...

Black America, We Must Not Give In To Fear. We Must Take Action.

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 11.10.2016 | Black Voices

I woke up this morning feeling fearful. I woke up hoping that the news of Donald Trump winning the presidency had just been a dark, twisted nightmare...

#AllLivesMatter? Let's Prove it.

Jesse Damiani | Posted 10.18.2016 | Politics
Jesse Damiani

White silence is violence.

Common Thinks It's Time To Rewrite The Narrative Of Black America

The Huffington Post | Zahara Hill | Posted 10.03.2016 | Black Voices

Common is hailed for lyricizing his commitment to social justice, and his new album certainly isn’t straying from that script. The rapper sat down w...

What It Takes For A Poor Black Kid From Chicago To Earn A College Degree

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 09.30.2016 | Black Voices

His father killed his mother when Robert Henderson was just an infant. His grandmother, who didn’t have more than a fifth-grade education, raised hi...

4 Striking Facts That Reveal How Black And White People View Police

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 10.03.2016 | Black Voices

A new study released Thursday reveals some striking facts on how differently black and white people evaluate police performance in America. The resul...

The Clueless, Careless And Bigoted Rhetoric Of Some On The Conservative Right

Elwood D. Watson | Posted 09.27.2016 | Black Voices
Elwood D. Watson

Just when you thought the madness of the 2016 presidential campaign couldn't get anymore insane, guess what, it has. Many people are probably aware o...

Olympian John Carlos On NFL Protests: This Is A Movement, Not A Moment

Reuters | Lilly Workneh | Posted 09.13.2016 | Black Voices

John Carlos, whose bronze medal at the 1968 Olympics was overshadowed by his raised-fist protest on the medal podium, said the recent demonstrations b...

Emcees, Poets and Songwriters, Meet Hip Hop's newest Resource: The Book of Rhymes!

Darron T. Smith, Ph.D. | Posted 09.07.2016 | Entertainment
Darron T. Smith, Ph.D.

Romane Armand grew up near Roxbury, one of six villages established in and around Boston near the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1630, after immigrating ...

What Sam Harris Gets Wrong About Racism And Violence In America

Sincere Kirabo | Posted 08.25.2016 | Black Voices
Sincere Kirabo

Noted atheist author and public intellectual Sam Harris has once again appointed himself a relevant arbiter on matters he is only tenuously familiar with.

Black Business Is Certainly The Small Engine That Could Change America

Phil Andrews | Posted 07.21.2016 | New York
Phil Andrews

Black Business is certainly the small engine that could change America. As I write this article, the story of John H. Johnson Founder of Jet and Ebony...

Black America is Hurting & Tired. White America, Do You Even Care?

Vilissa Thompson | Posted 07.12.2016 | Black Voices
Vilissa Thompson

I am tired. Black America is tired. We are at our boiling point in this country. The police violence that transpired within the last week set off...

Obama Signs Bill Removing 'Oriental' and 'Negro' From Federal Laws

The Huffington Post | Krithika Varagur | Posted 05.23.2016 | Politics

The words "Oriental" and "Negro" will no longer be part of federal law. President Barack Obama signed a bill Friday eliminating the offensive and outd...

Here's What You Should Know About The State Of Black America

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 05.18.2016 | Black Voices

Black America is falling way behind, and a new report released Tuesday shows just how unequal the country is when it is divided along racial lines. T...

African American Leadership Development Matters in the New Age

Phil Andrews | Posted 04.25.2016 | Business
Phil Andrews

In today's society much news has been generated in regards to the Black Lives Matter Movement throughout the United States. Leadership Development is...

We Absolutely Could Give Reparations To Black People. Here's How.

The Huffington Post | Julia Craven | Posted 02.23.2016 | Politics

Let's say you're driving down the street and someone rear-ends you. You get out of your car to assess the damage. The person who hit your vehicle gets...

Black America Asks: Who Is Bernie Sanders?

Ben Jealous | Posted 02.17.2017 | Black Voices
Ben Jealous

He has the best racial justice platform of any presidential candidate -- but every part of his platform helps African-Americans.

Remembering Muslim Activist Malcolm X

Sajdah Nubee | Posted 02.07.2017 | Religion
Sajdah Nubee

Malcolm X is known to us as one of America's most influential and memorable Black leaders and Civil Rights activist. He is known as a gifted orator wi...

Black Americans Are Half As Likely As Whites To Be Very Confident Their Water Is Safe

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 01.26.2016 | Politics

Americans nationwide are following the water crisis in Flint, Michigan. But few are really worried about their own water, a new HuffPost/YouGov survey...

2015: Another Challenging Year for Black America

Elwood D. Watson | Posted 01.19.2017 | Politics
Elwood D. Watson

From student unrest on college campuses; to politicians openly espousing racist, sexist, xenophobic rhetoric; attacks on affirmative action; racial fraudulence; to the ongoing murders of unarmed Black people; Black America has witnessed a year that has been anything but tranquil.

Black Lives Matter Would Like A Little More Help From Congressional Black Caucus

The Huffington Post | Tyler Tynes | Posted 01.18.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It's no secret that many Black Lives Matter and other African-American activists feel disconnected from members of the Congressional Bla...

Here's What We Want White America To Know About Race

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 12.30.2015 | Black Voices

2015 was a year not unlike many others when it comes to race in America. In a lot of ways, it felt as though the worlds of white and black America cou...

8 Ways Muslim Americans Can Support the #BlackLivesMatter Movement

Saud Inam | Posted 12.30.2016 | Religion
Saud Inam

We cannot establish justice for others when we haven't addressed racism in our own masjids and in our own communities. We must have open and frank discussions to start not only addressing racism, but creating action-oriented attempts to remove racism from the hearts of Muslims.