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Remembering Muslim Activist Malcolm X

Sajdah Nubee | Posted 02.08.2016 | 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 ...

2015: Another Challenging Year for Black America

Elwood D. Watson | Posted 01.19.2016 | 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 Bl...

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

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

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8 Ways Muslim Americans Can Support the #BlackLivesMatter Movement

Saud Inam | Posted 12.30.2015 | 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.

Why It Matters That Ahmed Mohamed Is Both Black And Muslim

Sara Abbas | Posted 10.02.2015 | Black Voices
Sara Abbas

The media's focus in the Ahmed Mohamed story has been on Obama's invitation to the teenager to visit the White House. But the response is symptomatic of what America is prone to do: turn these kind of stories into a greeting card -- "Sorry you were profiled. Know that you are precious." That's just not enough anymore.

Black Family Faces Racial Slurs And Threats During Family Reunion

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 09.04.2015 | Black Voices

Kanisha Allen, 27, and her family had to end their family reunion at Rollins Lake in Nevada County, Sacramento early after becoming victims ...

America in Black and White

Aaron Caleb Bardo | Posted 08.04.2015 | Media
Aaron Caleb Bardo

The process of change begins with us and ends with us. Through social media and grassroots movement we can unite our colors as we did on June 26, 2015. We can inspire American Dreams for generations to come before the riots begin, before the violence turns viral.

Black Folks, Let's Talk About Homophobia

Jacob Hood | Posted 07.02.2015 | Black Voices
Jacob Hood

Is it really possible for such a historically marginalized group to harbor such hatred? With all the tireless social activism efforts spearheaded by the black community, it is easy to forget about this skeleton in the closet.

One Tweet Highlights America's Hypocrisy When It Comes To The N-Word

The Huffington Post | Taryn FInley | Posted 06.24.2015 | Black Voices

President Barack Obama’s interview with comedian Marc Maron has garnered widespread attention -- and criticism. Some have publicly condemned the pre...

The Transparency of a "Incog-Negro"

Irene Monroe | Posted 06.22.2015 | Black Voices
Irene Monroe

Dolezal's white-to-black "passing" is the complication of both white guilt and white rage in an era of Affirmative Action.

Let's talk about race

Shawn VanDiver | Posted 06.20.2015 | Politics
Shawn VanDiver

In South Carolina, we expect our brothers and sisters of color to drive on roads named after Generals who fought to enslave their forefathers. We expect them to live in peace while a symbol of hatred flies at their statehouses. We expect that they stay at home while more and more of their children are being killed in the streets, schools and churches

A Sociologist Weighs In On The Charleston Shooting

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 07.14.2015 | Science

A shooting at a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina, on Wednesday has shaken the country, leaving many reflecting on the state of ...

Manhattan Institute Tackles the Future of Black America

Cherylyn Harley LeBon | Posted 05.22.2015 | Politics
Cherylyn Harley LeBon

Recently, the Manhattan Institute convened a day-long forum, "Prospects for Black America: The Moynihan Report Turns 50." In the aftermath of Ferg...

Lilly Workneh

This Striking Image Shows A Different Side Of America's Racist History

HuffingtonPost.com | Lilly Workneh | Posted 01.29.2016 | Black Voices

When photographer Tyler Shields captured the provocative photo of a naked black man hanging a white Klansman from a tree branch, he considered his wor...

Sybrina Fulton Lends Voice To Art Exhibit: 'I Am Trayvon Martin'

Reuters | Posted 05.13.2015 | Black Voices

Sybrina Fulton, mother of the slain teenager Trayvon Martin, spoke on a panel discussion in Los Angeles at Manifest Justice, an art activist showcase ...

Baltimore Photographer Captures Iconic Images Of Protests: 'I Want People To See The Truth'

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 05.04.2015 | Black Voices

Meet Devin Allen, a talented, young photographer from Baltimore, Maryland who captured the iconic image plastered on the latest cover of Time magazine...

Common On Being Black In America: 'I Look At It As A Gift'

OWN | Posted 03.06.2015 | OWN

As a celebrity with a powerful platform, Oscar winner Common often speaks out with focused intensity about the struggles for justice, dignity and free...

Sale of Ebony and Jet Photos Like Eating the Seed Corn

William H. Turner | Posted 04.11.2015 | Black Voices
William H. Turner

At the darkest times in segregated America, I could read any issue of Jet or Ebony and feel content that blacks -- that I -- could still excel in any human endeavor. Happy thoughts, cheer and optimism filled the pages.

MLK's Birthday: Hitting Us Where We Live

Andre Shashaty | Posted 03.17.2015 | Politics
Andre Shashaty

On the anniversary of King's birth, I can't help but think how disappointed he would be if he were alive to see how hard it is to build affordable housing in affluent, mostly white communities, thereby precluding many blacks from living in places with good schools and job opportunities.

Guide to Getting Uncomfortable With Race

Fiona Teng | Posted 12.21.2015 | Impact
Fiona Teng

After you've become familiar with your own racial biases, first and foremost, accept yourself for them. Wherever you come from, whatever your background, you have been taught that those racial biases are true. The true test of your character will be how you practice unlearning them.

Here's Where To Protest Police Killings Of Black Men

The Huffington Post | Jan Diehm | Posted 12.10.2014 | Black Voices

One week after a Staten Island, New York, grand jury declined to indict a police officer in the chokehold death of Eric Garner, protests continue nati...

The Worst States for Black Americans

24/7 Wall Street | Posted 12.10.2014 | Business

Racial disparities in social and economic outcomes exist in all parts of the United States. Black Americans make about 62 cents for every dollar earne...

Eric Garner's Death Was 'Legal' in the United States. America Killed Him, Not Police.

H. A. Goodman | Posted 02.03.2015 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

The manner in which law enforcement protects this country is a reflection of the values within our society, and everything from "stop-and-frisk" to racial profiling speak volumes of who we are as a nation.