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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 02.17.2016 | 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 02.08.2016 | 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 survey...

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 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 12.30.2015 | 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 of what th...

America in Black and White

Aaron Caleb Bardo | Posted 08.03.2016 | 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 07.02.2016 | 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 06.22.2016 | 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 06.20.2016 | 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 race...

Manhattan Institute Tackles the Future of Black America

Cherylyn Harley LeBon | Posted 05.20.2016 | 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 Ferguso...