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How 'Cards For All People' Makes Black Pride Fun For All Families

The Huffington Post | Aaron Barksdale | Posted 11.24.2015 | Black Voices

Let's face it: how many times can you play spades before the game gets old? Now there's a new, exciting game from Cards For All People to he...

Black Twitter Hilariously Nails Thanksgiving With Black Families

The Huffington Post | Aaron Barksdale | Posted 11.24.2015 | Black Voices

On Tuesday morning, the hashtag #ThanksgivingWithBlackFamilies began trending as black Twitter users shared their hilarious experiences with their fam...

We Celebrated My Little Brother Justice At The Justice Or Else March

Lakin Starling | Posted 10.13.2015 | Black Voices
Lakin Starling

From the moment he arrived to the march, we shifted our individual energies towards Justice. We'd come together to be a part of the historic moment but we were mostly there to support his presence while we planted seeds in his growing consciousness of self.

#BlackMenLove: Top 5 Documented Reasons to Love Black Men

BMe Community | Posted 09.23.2015 | Black Voices
BMe Community

In today's society the majority of what's said about Black men isn't flattering and leaves out really important facts. I know, because as a Black man and BMe Community Manager in Philadelphia, I have pretty much heard them all.

I Was Never A Fatherless Child

Quincy LeNear Gossfield | Posted 08.20.2015 | Black Voices
Quincy LeNear Gossfield

I've never lacked fathers or father figures. What matters are those great father figures who loved us, taught us, cared for us, protected us, and helped shape us into the men and women we become.

A Backstory of Black Men and Basketball

Rev. Otis Moss III | Posted 07.23.2015 | Sports
Rev. Otis Moss III

I am a child of the forgotten city by the lake, Cleveland. I say this not because I am writing with an exaggerated sportscaster's righteous indignation, but my hometown heartbreak, love for the game, and interest in leadership gave my eyes a new lens to witness this Promethean event.

America's Financial Divide: The Racial Breakdown of U.S. Wealth in Black and White

Antonio Moore | Posted 06.13.2015 | Black Voices
Antonio Moore

Several evaluations of black and white wealth in America have surfaced over the past several months. Yet, these tools only tell part of the economic story. To truly understand the difference in economic access, you must look at the top of American wealth, and be honest about what you find.

Will Big Mama's House Exist for the Generations to Come?

Reverend Charles E. Williams II | Posted 02.01.2015 | Black Voices
Reverend Charles E. Williams II

Not only is the phenomenon of the single black woman with children ever increasing but now the single black woman is faced with the prospect of never being married and being happy with the single girl friends, a good job, and a miniature dog. One would question, what does that do for the fate of the black family?

This Is What The Black Voices Family Is Thankful For

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 11.27.2014 | Black Voices

This year, Thanksgiving came at a time of great unrest in the black community. Thousands of protesters disrupted calm across the whole of America a...

'Black-ish': Horrible Parody of Black Family Life

Frances Cudjoe Waters | Posted 11.25.2014 | Black Voices
Frances Cudjoe Waters

I cringed when I saw the name and promos for Black-ish. But, I tried to reserve judgment until I saw it. And sure enough, its premise and the actual show is as offensive as its name.

What #MyBlackFamily Looks Like (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 09.19.2014 | Black Voices

The media doesn't always paint a pretty picture of black families. But we know full well that the world is brimming with loving households of all s...

Tracee Ellis Ross Reveals The One Thing 'black-ish' Has Taught Her

Posted 09.15.2014 | Black Voices

--Tracee Ellis Ross shares her thoughts on portraying the role of a bi-racial character on ABC's new family sitcom "black-ish." (Eurweb) More N...

Brennan Williams

'Black-ish' Creator Defines New Show And Responds To Critics | Brennan Williams | Posted 09.05.2014 | Black Voices

This fall, ABC will add more diversity to its slate of programming with the new family sitcom "black-ish." Starring Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ros...

#MyBlackLifeMattersBecause Spreads Powerful Message That Race Shouldn't Affect One's Value

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 08.24.2014 | Black Voices

While no one should have to justify why their life matters, the repeated narrative of unarmed black Americans being killed by police officers and vigi...

House Hunting as a Person of Color With a Child on the Way

Brandon L. Greene | Posted 09.20.2014 | Black Voices
Brandon L. Greene

As my partner and I are both attorneys who work on and in support of public education, private school was not an option for us, so we decided to look for homes further out but with highly rated public schools. At the risk of sounding naïve, I was wholly unprepared for the reality that came with prioritizing high-quality public schools in my home search.

WATCH: The Trailer For ABC's New Sitcom 'Blackish'

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 05.15.2014 | Black Voices

The announcement of ABC's Fall 2014 schedule -- and Shonda Rhimes' monopoly of the network's Thursday night primetime slots -- already gave us somethi...

Brilliant Black Fiction: Mia McKenzie's The Summer We Got Free

Yolo Akili | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Yolo Akili

Within this book's pages, I found a range of black characters with complicated intra-psychic lives, sexualities and (Thank God) relationships to the Christian church.

The Family Reunion

Charlie Nelms, Ed.D. | Posted 11.03.2013 | Black Voices
Charlie Nelms, Ed.D.

The Anderson-Stokes clan had its beginning in the late 1880s in the Mississippi Delta, amid the mosquito-infested bottom lands created by the unpredicted flooding of the Mississippi River.

Does Having A Black Family In The White House Move The Needle For African-Americans?

Posted 08.15.2013 | Black Voices

Having a black president in the White House may not have brought about the kind of change for African Americans that many anticipated -- just yet. But...

Father To Son

Steve Pemberton | Posted 09.22.2013 | Black Voices
Steve Pemberton

Here, on your 13th birthday, it's time for The Talk. No, not the one about the birds and bees. We've had that one. The other one-about what it means to be a young, black male in this country.

My South Side

Terrence Chappell | Posted 05.19.2013 | Black Voices
Terrence Chappell

I don't live life by statistics, nor do I navigate through life over selling my identity as some brand. However, my identity as a black man from the South Side of Chicago is a part of who I am.

Our Favorite Black TV and Movie Dads

Michelle Marques | Posted 06.17.2012 | Black Voices

It's Father's Day, and it's time for all of us Daddy's girls and boys to celebrate the man that was partly responsible for our place in this world. ...

SLIDESHOW: A Thanksgiving Feast Of Favorite Celebrity Black Families

Posted 11.24.2011 | Black Voices

Nothing says Thanksgiving like bringing family together. The holidays are the one time of year when brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles and cousins unite...

Making a Dad: Two Parts Old School, Two Parts New

Lamar Tyler | Posted 12.19.2011 | Black Voices
Lamar Tyler

Recently, while thinking of my own grandfather, I began to wonder, what if you could take the best parts of an old school dad and merge them with the best parts of a new school dad.

Is Marriage Equality for White People?

Maya Rupert | Posted 12.11.2011 | Black Voices
Maya Rupert

The narrative, that marriage equality is simply not something that appeals to voters of color, is untrue, and it is time we stop acting like marriage equality is only for white people. The fight for marriage equality is very much a fight about racial justice.