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Black Men

Black Boy Feelings Book Leaves Toxic Concepts Of Black Masculinity Behind

The Huffington Post | Zahara Hill | Posted 04.18.2017 | Black Voices

The emotional implications of being a black man in America are wide-ranging and complex, but notions of black masculinity have long hampered potential...

Striking Photos Go Inside America's Only Touring Black Rodeo Competition

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 04.06.2017 | Black Voices

Hundreds of black cowboys and cowgirls convened in Memphis, Tennessee, last weekend to compete at the Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo. The rodeo, whi...

How America Kills Black Men Without Lifting A Finger

Chris Jones | Posted 04.06.2017 | Black Voices
Chris Jones

In 1996, hip-hop trio A Tribe Called Quest released “Stressed Out,” the tale of a black man looking to remain optimistic while dealing with the re...

Teacher Shows Students How To Tie A Du-Rag Because Black Educators Are Golden

The Huffington Post | Zahara Hill | Posted 02.13.2017 | Black Voices

First grade teacher Patrick Harris is so committed to his students, he even wants to ensure that their locks are well taken care of. In what has to b...

New Lifestyle Platform Aims To Empower Black Men, Expand Their Narrative

The Huffington Post | Zahara Hill | Posted 01.19.2017 | Black Voices

Jason Rosario is bringing the narrative of black men to the forefront with his new online platform The Lives Of Men. TLoM, which officially launched o...

Vivica A. Fox Angers Fans By Claiming Her Strip Show Isn't For Gays

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 01.06.2017 | Queer Voices

Just two days after the premiere of her new reality series, Vivica A. Fox is courting controversy. Last year, the 52-year-old actress launched an all...

DeRay McKesson On Voting For Hillary: I Agree With Clinton More Than I Disagree With Her

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 10.26.2016 | Black Voices

DeRay McKesson, a standout figure in the Black Lives Matter movement, has publicly declared that he is voting for Democratic presidential nominee Hill...

Man Praises 'Luke Cage' For Showing Black Men In Hoodies Aren't Threats

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 10.24.2016 | Black Voices

A black man wearing a hoodie is often seen as a threat in the United States. But one man expressed how grateful he is that Netflix’s latest show “...

Black Men Are Giving Themselves A Space To Talk About Mental Health

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 10.20.2016 | Black Voices

Kid Cudi shared that he is treating his anxiety and depression on Tuesday, and his words have resonated with many. “My anxiety and depression have r...

A Lesson In Empowering Young Black Men

Brandon Nicholson | Posted 10.04.2016 | Business
Brandon Nicholson

It only took about 20 minutes of watching “Last Chance U” before it hit me: educating young men who aspire to play football and training boys and ...

Why These 3 Black Men Won't Date Black Women

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 09.21.2016 | OWN

As part of her effort to sort through the myth of the angry black woman, life coach Iyanla Vanzant wades deeper into the muddy waters by going directl...

Beautiful Black Men Attend Afropunk And We Can't Stop Looking

Erika Hardison | Posted 09.14.2016 | Black Voices
Erika Hardison

Come to Brooklyn and get you an #AfroPunkBae

Empowering Photo Series Is A Necessary Love Letter To Black Men

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 08.16.2016 | Black Voices

A photo posted by We Love You (@theweloveyouproject) on Jul 29, 2016 at 5:22am PDT Black men rarely get the chance to tell their own narrative ...

The Young Designer Changing Urban Fashion

Evelyn Atieno | Posted 07.29.2016 | Black Voices
Evelyn Atieno

We spend our whole lives searching for wealth or the satisfaction it brings but Kyle Johnson has found the key. 8 years ago he wouldn't have envision...

24 Black Men Can No Longer Stand Up For Justice, So We Did

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 07.27.2016 | Black Voices

At least 24 unarmed black men in America have been killed by police officers since January, according to data collected by The Counted. Many of these...

No, Most Black Kids Are Not Fatherless

Josh Levs | Posted 07.26.2016 | Black Voices
Josh Levs

Moving in the right direction begins with understanding the reality. Most black children are not fatherless. And most black dads are setting a great example.

Healing Our Communities Through Addressing 'Opportunity Youth'

Blair Taylor | Posted 07.20.2016 | Impact
Blair Taylor

America is better than this. The division and intolerance. The violence and pain. Baton Rouge, St. Paul, and Dallas are only the latest in a long, l...

But Do You Know About Kentrill Carraway?

Brittney Oliver | Posted 07.12.2016 | Black Voices
Brittney Oliver

I was carrying my cousin on my back as I carry Sandra, Mike, Eric, Trayvon, and now Philando and Alton. All I want is justice for Kentrill. All I want is for you to know his name and say his name, too. Kentrill Carraway.

For Real, Black Dads Do Exist

Simone S. Gray | Posted 07.11.2016 | Black Voices
Simone S. Gray

More and more black men, despite the struggles and oppositions that they face on a daily basis in America, are present and active in the precious lives of their children. I am fortunate enough to personally know some awesome dads.

Valuing Black Lives

Anthony D Smith | Posted 07.10.2016 | Black Voices
Anthony D Smith

We must continue to protest and say all of their names, until their families and our communities are able to see justice and know peace.

"It's The Right To Live We're After" Bebe Winans On Black Lives Matter, Born For This, And Much More

Imani Michelle Scott, Ph.D. | Posted 07.08.2016 | Black Voices
Imani Michelle Scott, Ph.D.

In Bebe's view, this idea that we are each purposed to be here is crucial. In fact, he suggests, "It's important to find the reason why we're here. Sometimes we get lost in the craziness and don't really feel there's a reason for our lives.

It's Open Season On Black Men... Again

Benjamin Evans III | Posted 07.07.2016 | Black Voices
Benjamin Evans III

Dr. King's words remain vital even 60 years later. The fight today is much more than just about race. It's about who has the power. And the old guard is fighting tooth and nail to keep the power and keep things the way they are.

The Day After Jesse

Paul A. Bromley | Posted 06.29.2016 | Black Voices
Paul A. Bromley

Jesse gave us the Blueprint and I for one am proud of him, his courage and his dedication to the empowerment of his people.

Driving Into the Past for Answers About My Father & Me

John W. Fountain | Posted 06.20.2016 | Black Voices
John W. Fountain

Driving into Evergreen was like driving through a cloud of smoke into the past. The roads looked strangely familiar, as the events of 1979 seemed to come back to life. There was the police station uptown where Mama, my stepfather, Net, and I had gone to get a copy of the police report.

Will Black America Really Answer The Call For Young Men?

Roz A. Gee | Posted 06.19.2016 | Black Voices
Roz A. Gee

We live in an ever-evolving society where our young boys and men are extremely impressionable by an onslaught of influences. Whether it's TV, music, ...