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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...

"Unpimpable" to Pastors Who Prey

John W. Fountain | Posted 02.08.2016 | Black Voices
John W. Fountain

Un-pimp-able. I am. Unpimpable by those "pastors" who prey on the poor, who dwell in opulence, or strut like peacocks in the pulpit, wearing flashy designer suits, lizard or gator shoes, their necks dripping with golden crosses. Those who more resemble gaudy pimp-like creatures than humble men of God.

John, Just a Baptist, Seeking the Same Grace

John W. Fountain | Posted 02.08.2016 | Black Voices
John W. Fountain

What chills me to the bone is to ponder the fate of those who have misled, or who continue to mislead others down the path of religion rather than into relationship with Christ.

Remembering Maurice White the Historian

Dwayne Wong (Omowale) | Posted 02.08.2016 | Black Voices
Dwayne Wong (Omowale)

In paying tribute to Maurice White most people will think of White the musician, but I also want to bring attention to White the historian who was attempting to show African Americans that we are a people with a rich history.

Plugged In, But Still Not Connected

John W. Fountain | Posted 02.04.2016 | Black Voices
John W. Fountain

CHICAGO--The rumble of the train mixed with the squeal of steel wheels upon miles of steel track rises like the sound of Miles Davis' melancholy horn ...

Talking To Your Kids About Important Facts And Figures In Black History 

Ari Adams | Posted 02.04.2016 | Parents
Ari Adams

With it now being Black History Month, my husband and I found this to be a great opportunity for us to introduce a much more candid and honest approach to teaching our kids about not only Martin Luther King, but also the many other important figures in Black History.

Alice Walker's Facebook Page Will Give You All The Black History You Need

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 02.05.2016 | Black Voices

Alice Walker joined Facebook last week and has since posted a steady stream of some pretty incredible material.  The Color Purple author, whose a...

Celebrating Black History Month

Poetry Foundation | Posted 02.03.2016 | Books
Poetry Foundation

Poems, articles, and podcasts that explore African American history and culture POEMS "Harlem" by Langston Hughes "On Liberty and Slavery" by Geor...

The Word Too Vile to Say

John W. Fountain | Posted 02.02.2016 | Black Voices
John W. Fountain

Words can defile a nation. They help shape and define a new history of self-inflicted devastation -- though not without the impact of our historical degradation. Words that roll off the tongue nowadays without hesitation. They are dehumanizing words of our own creation.

Why I Love Black History Month--and How To Do It Better

Dr. Joseph E. Marshall, Jr. | Posted 02.02.2016 | Black Voices
Dr. Joseph E. Marshall, Jr.

I love Black History Month. I just believe we can do it better. At the beginning of February last year I had a long talk with the young people at my youth program Alive & Free to find out what they knew about Black History.

I Wish It Were True, Stacey Dash

Jamell N.A. Henderson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Black Voices
Jamell N.A. Henderson

If what you stated was true, then we would not have to constantly remind the United States of America that we are a part of this great quilt of unity and freedom

What's Love Got to Do With It? Everything

John W. Fountain | Posted 02.02.2016 | Black Voices
John W. Fountain

Whatever true love is, I have come to see it as an often elusive and yet longed for and sought after entity, one that far too often is reduced to a fleeting emotion, or some material gift given to convey love's sentiment.

The Glamor of Harriet Tubman, Deep to The Roots

John W. Fountain | Posted 02.02.2016 | Black Voices
John W. Fountain

I was never more certain of the need for us as black men to celebrate, uplift and embrace the beauty of black women who gave most of us life, who have borne our children, whom we call mother, daughter, sister, aunt, and in whose likeness we also are made.

Black History Month Is Here And We’re Honoring It In A Special Way

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 02.01.2016 | Black Voices

February is here, and that means Black History Month is, too! For forty years, America has observed Black History Month as a time to reflect on the r...

Here's A Way To Google Black History Like Never Before

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 02.03.2016 | Black Voices

In recognition of Black History Month, the Google Cultural Institute is providing a unique virtual experience to better explore and pay tribute t...

7 Things Coretta Scott King Should Be Remembered For

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 01.31.2016 | Black Voices

January 30 marks the 10 year anniversary of the death of Coretta Scott King, widow of the great Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. She died in 2006 at ...

Smithsonian's Black History Museum To Get $10 Million Gift

AP | Lilly Workneh | Posted 01.21.2016 | Black Voices

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The National Museum of African American History and Culture is getting a $10 million gift. The Smithsonian announced Wednesday tha...

Martin Luther King Facts They Didn't Teach You In School

The Huffington Post | Ryan Buxton | Posted 01.15.2016 | Black Voices

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Behold, The Largely Unseen History Of Black Cowboys (And Cowgirls)

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 01.13.2016 | Arts

According to Atlanta-based photographer Forest McMullin, around 25 percent of the cowboys responsible for the movement in the American West were Afri...

Spectacular Holiday Decor in Los Angeles Townhouse

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 12.16.2015 | Style
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

The collection on display represented all manner of iconic holiday images -- most with an African-American theme with American patriotic accents -- punctuating spaces around the room. President Obama was even represented on a glass tree ornament on a small tree.

"Minty Meets Her Massa"

Taii K. Austin | Posted 11.23.2015 | Black Voices
Taii K. Austin

MINTY MEETS HER MASSA is a satire on the sanitization of American history in textbooks. PLEASE WATCH UNTIL THE END TO FULLY UNDERSTAND THE MESSAGE. ...

Visiting a Plantation but No Mention of Slaves

Kelsey Minor | Posted 11.06.2015 | Black Voices
Kelsey Minor

Yes, slavery is dark and sometimes you don't want to hear about it but we can't sweep it under the rug like it never happened. Let's be truthful about the history of this country and let's not water down that history.

Why The NAACP And Urban League Join President Obama And Congress For Equity In National Parks

Audrey Peterman | Posted 11.04.2015 | Green
Audrey Peterman

The first call is to inform every American of our heritage and our birthright, so that we know we have a responsibility to push back against the avaricious assault.

The 8th Pan African Congress Faces New Age of Struggles and Triumphs

Jessica Ann Mitchell | Posted 10.30.2015 | Black Voices
Jessica Ann Mitchell

The Pan African Congress has solidified Black solidarity worldwide fighting for racial equality, human rights, access to a quality education and economic upward mobility. Within these struggles globalized support has emerged providing additional resources and backing.

The Post Obama Era: Sick with Regression

Rasheena Fountain | Posted 10.23.2015 | Black Voices
Rasheena Fountain

On November 4, 2008, I remember lying on my couch in a dark room illuminated by a television screen showing that Barack Obama had been elected as the 44th president.