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5 Steps Toward Forgiveness in Relationships | Posted 04.20.2016 | Black Voices

By: Shantell E. Jamison "Everyone says forgiveness is a lovely idea until they have something to forgive." - C.S. Lewis Forgiveness is one of the ha...

Why Black Girls Rock Broke This Black Man Right on Down

Jarrett Hill | Posted 04.08.2016 | Black Voices
Jarrett Hill

I just finished watching Black Girls Rock, a stunning and beautiful celebration of Black women and #BlackGirlMagic. I don't know where to even start, as I sit, watch, feel. I observe, consume, and admire in awe and wonder at what just happened before me.

Michael J. Feeney, Former Daily News Reporter And NABJ Leader, Dead At 32

NY Daily News | Lilly Workneh | Posted 02.01.2016 | Black Voices

Michael J. Feeney, a former Daily News reporter who served as president of the New York Association of Black Journalists, died Sunday of complications...

Justin Adu Delivers Reality Programming with African Amedia | Posted 11.05.2016 | Black Voices

It's more than art for art's sake. Justin Adu's African Amedia exhibit was created with direct intent to deliver in-your-face content that forces one to take in the adversities of society. His work addresses the negative portrayals of African Americans in mainstream media, while also providing a platform to look inward and analyze self.

11 Black Podcasts Leading The Golden Age Of Audio

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 10.09.2015 | Black Voices

You could say that we're experiencing a kind of renaissance in podcasting. While mainstays like Radiolab, This American Life (and wildly popular spino...

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.

The Cry of Jet Magazine

Hermene Hartman | Posted 07.29.2014 | Black Voices
Hermene Hartman

As of next week, there will be no more Jet magazine, that pint-sized publication that's been a weekly best friend to the Black community since 1951.

Justice Department's Anti-Smoking Efforts Exclude Black Media

Daisy M. Jenkins, Esq. | Posted 03.29.2014 | Black Voices
Daisy M. Jenkins, Esq.

My cousin won't get the chance to tell his story but the U.S. Department of Justice, Kids Free Action Fund and the four major tobacco companies have the opportunity to make sure his message is heard.

Beverly Bond Responds To #WhiteGirlsRock

The Huffington Post | Rhonesha Byng | Posted 12.11.2013 | Black Voices

In an exclusive on, Beverly Bond offers her perspective on the #whitegirlsrock hashtag that launched on twitter with accusations of revers...

Why Black Women Love Scandal

Tulani Elisa | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Tulani Elisa

We're not accustomed to being wanted. Lusted after, yes. Fantasized about, no doubt. Objectified, without question. But wanted, loved, dreamed for? Not so much. This, is why black women love Scandal. Everything about it is against how we're usually depicted on TV and in movies.

Are Black Media Outlets Still Relevant?

Posted 07.24.2013 | Black Voices

With such legacy brands as Ebony/Jet, Essence and Black Enterprise, African-American media outlets have carved out a place for themselves in a once ho...

WATCH LIVE: Tyler Perry Talks To HuffPost Live

Posted 05.08.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Actor, director and entertainment media giant Tyler Perry joins HuffPost Live to discuss his latest film "Peeples" and his recent partnership with Opr...

Do We Still Need A Black Media? | Posted 03.05.2013 | Black Voices

At the end of January, I organized and moderated a panel at Temple University’s School of Media and Communications called “Separate But Equal? The...

Black Women Deserve More Respect

Chris Williams | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Chris Williams

There is nothing more beautiful on this earth than a Black woman. Since the beginning of time, Black women have been the envy of the planet. From Qu...

Black Media Outlets Join Ad Agencies To Reach Minority Consumers

Posted 07.20.2012 | Black Voices

Over two dozen black media firms and marketing agencies have joined forces to make advertising history. The consortium aims to place emphasis on the o...

Black In America: Why Black Media Needs to Succeed In Digital to Accelerate Innovation

Navarrow Wright | Posted 02.26.2012 | Black Voices
Navarrow Wright

African Americans are now faced with a new wave of innovation, the digital age, which presents it's own set of challenges for African Americans and it's own set of opportunities for black media. Sadly, there has not been as strong of a showing in black media on the digital front. Why?

Why Are Some Black Women So Outraged by The Help

Sophia A. Nelson | Posted 10.16.2011 | Black Voices
Sophia A. Nelson

Why are some of the best and brightest black female voices in America so outraged over the new movie The Help based on Kathryn Stockett's best-selling novel?

How Awkward Black Girl Raised Over $44,000 Through Kickstarter

Issa Rae | Posted 10.10.2011 | Black Voices
Issa Rae

After mapping out a budget and strongly considering what we needed to increase the show's production value and compensate the crew and actors who volunteered their time, we decided it was time to stop shortchanging ourselves.

Media Diversity Not an All-Or-Nothing Game

Will Griffin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Will Griffin

It's a big mistake to limit the notion of diversity to media that are 100 percent minority. That's myopic. It attempts to measure African-American media ownership with a protractor, when what is truly needed is a compass.

Latoya Peterson: Media, Entrepreneurship and Birth of a New Nation

Mike Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Mike Green

At the intersection where social media and entrepreneurship meet technology and racial issues, you will find Latoya Peterson hard at work changing Ame...

Can Blacks Rid Themselves of the Use of the N-Word?

Irene Monroe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Irene Monroe

Whether used as an expletive or term of endearment, what is it about this word that captures the rage and shame of the American public?

Cathy Hughes Strikes Back on Paying Artists for Radio Plays: "Dionne Warwick Is a Lobbyist"

Zondra Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Zondra Hughes

The record labels want AM/FM radio to belly-up for beats. The future of black radio may be at stake, industry folks say.

Blacks At Odds Over Scrutiny Of Obama

Washington Post | Krissah Thompson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Jeff Johnson knows how to make his audiences squirm. The young, black radio and TV political commentator waits for the discussion to turn to the topic...

The Challenges to Black Media Under President Obama

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Clarence B. Jones

Critical and constructive analysis of President Obama's policies is certainly more useful than our Black Media's continued uncritical celebration of our new president.

Obama Brings Flush Times For Black News Media

New York Times | RACHEL L. SWARNS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

For the nation's black magazines, newspapers, and television and radio stations, the arrival of the Obama administration has ushered in an era of unpr...