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The 'Dream' Is Still Alive

Michael Steele | Posted 10.30.2013 | Black Voices
Michael Steele

Dr. King's speech challenged the status quo of his time and now so must we. But we must first answer for our generation the question often asked of him: 'When will you be satisfied?'

WATCH: Soledad O'Brien's Latest Project For CNN

Posted 08.30.2013 | Media

Soledad O'Brien was back on morning television on Friday, this time as a guest on CNN's "New Day," to discuss her latest "Black In America" documentar...

Soledad Tackles Education Gap In Latest 'Black In America'

Posted 08.21.2013 | Black Voices

Soledad O'Brien has seen a great deal of success with her documentary series "Black In America." The award-winning franchise has attracted national a...

Trayvon Martin, the Voting Rights Act, the Repeal of DOMA and The Sin Warriors: We Are All Connected

Janet Mason | Posted 09.25.2013 | Books
Janet Mason

Unfortunately, it is safe to assume that had the U.S. Supreme Court not reached its verdict in 1967, many states would have kept their laws against interracial marriage for as long as they could.

This Week In Huffington Magazine

Arianna Huffington | Posted 09.25.2013 | Black Voices
Arianna Huffington

In this week's issue, against the backdrop of the Trayvon Martin case, the decision weakening the Voting Rights Act, and Detroit's bankruptcy, Howard Fineman looks at how far we still are from true equality for African-Americans.

The Conversation Will Not Be Televised

Theodore Johnson | Posted 09.22.2013 | Black Voices
Theodore Johnson

The conversation that needs to take place is about how racism is woven into the fabric of all that prevents the union from becoming more perfect.

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.

Huffington Issue 59: Black America, Immortality And Much More

Posted 07.23.2013 | Huffington

This week in Huffington, we reflect on how far black America has come since Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his “I Have a Dream” speech 50 years ago,...

President Barack Obama Is 'The Man'

Michael A. Hardy | Posted 09.21.2013 | Black Voices
Michael A. Hardy

It took just 19 minutes for American history to be substantially altered this past Friday, July 19, 2013. As is often the case, some of the most poig...

On Being a Good Black Man

Kortney Ryan Ziegler, Ph.D. | Posted 08.11.2013 | Black Voices
Kortney Ryan Ziegler, Ph.D.

We live in a world that assumes the worst of young black masculinity to the point in which it causes concerned citizens -- even those of color -- to act as 'race vigilantes' who enforce preventative measures with the hopes of keeping black men from acting out our criminal nature.

White in America

Lizz Winstead | Posted 07.16.2013 | Comedy
Lizz Winstead

I mean, really, you can barely see white people anymore unless you turn on cable news, walk into a boardroom of a Fortune 500 company or watch C-SPAN.

African in America

Ola Ojewumi | Posted 05.27.2013 | Black Voices
Ola Ojewumi

What does it mean to be black in America? I faced this question early in life as a child of African immigrants. First days of school were the worst days. As teachers and peers faced difficulty pronouncing my long West African name, I struggled to understand who I was.

Race Talk: It Is Time For an Examination of 'White in America'

BlackAndBrownNews | Posted 02.11.2013 | Media
BlackAndBrownNews

How do we get a comprehensive portrait of race and ethnicity matters, and all of the social, cultural, economic, political 'isms" embedded in that topic, by not examining a central group -- White Americans?

Black (Or Not) Like Me: Thoughts on CNN's Black in America 5

Smokey Fontaine | Posted 02.09.2013 | Entertainment
Smokey Fontaine

Progress has been made. Scores of light-skinned African-Americans have bucked stereotype and shown themselves to be culturally authentic. But Black In America reminds me that we still have work to do.

WATCH: O'Brien Releases Latest 'Black In America' Doc

Posted 12.07.2012 | Media

Soledad O'Brien is out with her latest installment in CNN's "Black In America" series. The special, called “Who Is Black in America?” explores...

WATCH: Soledad O'Brien Asks 'Who Is Black In America?' In New CNN Series

Posted 12.07.2012 | Black Voices

One million times and counting. That's how often CNN anchor Soledad O’Brien says members of the black community have likely discussed the issue of "...

Arthur Shores And The Story Of The Letter From The Birmingham Jail

Helen Shores Lee and Barbara S. Shores | Posted 08.30.2012 | Religion

Throughout our nation’s worst racial tensions, Birmingham Civil Rights attorney Arthur Davis Shores was a pioneer who dared to step into the white m...

Is The Life Of A Black Boy Worth Anything Today?

Rev. Ruth Hawley-Lowry | Posted 05.23.2012 | Religion
Rev. Ruth Hawley-Lowry

I wept when I read this question, because I knew the answer.

Survey Reveals The State Of 'Black Women In America'

Posted 01.23.2012 | Black Voices

On the eve of President Obama's State of the Union address, The Washington Post is exploring the state of black women in America. The paper launch...

Black America's 21st Century Economic Movement

Mike Green | Posted 02.04.2012 | Black Voices
Mike Green

A decade from now historians will discuss the economic impact of a two-day event that recently took place at Rutgers University, which brought together more than 120 minority business leaders, investors and entrepreneurs for the first-ever " Gathering of Angels" summit.

WATCH: Tech Entrepreneurs React To CNN's 'Black In America'

Posted 11.15.2011 | Black Voices

Last night CNN premiered the fourth and latest installment of their "Black In America" series, "The New Promised Land, Silicon Valley. The much talked...

Brennan Williams

Soledad O'Brien: 'I Don't Think He's A Racist At All'

HuffingtonPost.com | Brennan Williams | Posted 01.11.2012 | Black Voices

As the Internet revolution continues to unfold, certain ethnic groups still remain on the outside looking in at the tech industry. Many of today's lea...

Arrington Controversy Fuels Portland's Black Leaders

Mike Green | Posted 01.10.2012 | Black Voices
Mike Green

Arrington's point offers us insight into an inconvenient truth: The venture capital industry has failed to significantly benefit Black and Hispanic sectors of urban regions.

A Tale of Two Job Markets: Black America and Silicon Valley

Navarrow Wright | Posted 10.25.2011 | Black Voices
Navarrow Wright

If you see the news today you should know that that we are still in the midst of an unemployment crisis. But there is a significantly different phenomenon occurring in tech market -- a resource crunch.

My Review of CNN's Almighty Debt: A Black in America Special

George Alexander | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
George Alexander

My Review of CNN's Almighty Debt: A Black in America Special By George Alexander "Debt is a bigger problem than racism." Those are pretty strong word...