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Black on Black Crime

As A Fat Black Woman, Cosplay Has Tried To Make Me Invisible

The Establishment | Posted 09.27.2016 | Black Voices
The Establishment

I never considered myself a geek until I picked up a new hobby: costume play, aka cosplay. It’s one of those things that happened organically. Someo...

How Donald Trump Appeals To Bigots By Pandering To Black Voters

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 08.30.2016 | Black Voices

On Friday, NBA player Dwyane Wade’s cousin, 32-year-old Nykea Aldridge, was tragically shot and killed by crossfire in a Chicago shooting. Within ho...

Hillary Goes Full Race Card, As Trump Courts Black Vote

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 08.29.2016 | Politics
James Marshall Crotty

It's August of a Presidential election year. Must be time for Democrats to play the race card.

Harry Houck Owes Black Children An Apology

Rev. Dr. Susan K. Smith | Posted 07.21.2016 | HuffPost Home
Rev. Dr. Susan K. Smith

The criminalization of black people, coupled with white supremacy and its belief that black people are inherently inferior to white people has caused a multitude of problems.

'What About Black-on-Black Crime?' What About Pink Polka Dotted Unicorns?

Torri Stuckey | Posted 07.19.2016 | Black Voices
Torri Stuckey

To the misguided folks, who use legalized murder of black men as an opportunity to publicly chastise the black community, shame on you! Valid concerns or not, the timing of your crusade will never be appropriate.

That Time Prince Made A Magazine Find A Black Woman To Interview Him

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 04.26.2016 | Black Voices

If there are two things everyone should know about Prince, it's that he loved his blackness and he truly appreciated black women. Prince supported an...

Beyoncé's 'Lemonade' Is A Powerful Ode To Black Women Everywhere

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 04.25.2016 | Black Voices


2Pac and Africa

Dwayne Wong (Omowale) | Posted 03.31.2017 | Black Voices
Dwayne Wong (Omowale)

It is not uncommon for African Diaspora born artists to become popular in Africa. Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Louis Armstrong, and Lord Kitchener are all examples of this. Tupac was yet another example of this

A Mother's Plea: Let's Start a Movement and Take 'Snitchin' Out of Our Vocabulary.

Imani Michelle Scott, Ph.D. | Posted 02.02.2017 | Black Voices
Imani Michelle Scott, Ph.D.

In the African American community, we can begin by strengthening, shielding, encouraging and honoring outspoken witnesses to crimes. This would be a major accomplishment for us.

A Closer Look At Police Killings This Year Debunks A Big Myth About Community Violence

The Huffington Post | Julia Craven | Posted 12.22.2015 | Politics

What does black-on-black crime have to do with police violence? Nothing, according to a new report from Campaign Zero, a policy platform that grew out...

Collages Explore What It Means To Be A Black Man In America

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 12.07.2015 | Arts

Contemporary artist Michael Paul Britto works in a variety of powerful media, including sculpture and video, but his collages cut the deepest. Address...

Wait Until You See Who Trump Met With Last Night

Laura Goldman | Posted 12.03.2016 | Politics
Laura Goldman

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump met after his rally in Manassas, Virginia on Thursday with T. Milton Street Sr., a former Pennsylvania state senator who was imprisoned for 26 months after his conviction for tax evasion.

Fraternity Marches Through Ongoing Gang War To End Violence In Chicago

The Huffington Post | Philip Lewis | Posted 11.23.2015 | Politics

Whenever protests against police brutality occur in the United States, critics of the Black Lives Matter movement and other race-related protests are ...

Say Her Name: Chicago Gun Victim Kaylyn Pryor, Model

Rasheena Fountain | Posted 11.04.2016 | Black Voices
Rasheena Fountain

This is the face of Chicago's Inner-city gun violence victims: a face of elegance, potential, beauty, and ambition. Pryor had a promising future, an Evanston high school graduate, winner of the Mario Tricoci competition, and was someone people praised and enjoyed being around, according to various social media tributes. Say her name.

The Transgenerational Transmission of Trauma: ... And How are the Children?

Imani Michelle Scott, Ph.D. | Posted 10.29.2016 | Black Voices
Imani Michelle Scott, Ph.D.

America, how are the children? More specifically, how are the African American children? They are troubled. They are confused. They are angry. They have seen too much to live healthy, idyllic or carefree childhoods and they don't have the maturity to make sense of what the world is showing them.

Black on Black Crime: The Myth That Divides

Rasheena Fountain | Posted 10.02.2016 | Black Voices
Rasheena Fountain

I cannot imagine hearing of lives lost of someone of a different race than me and brushing it off as "their" problem. As a nation, citizens being affected by violence and having to live in unsafe communities is an American problem, not a black problem.

It's Time Victim Services Served Those Most Affected By Crime

Robert Rooks | Posted 09.28.2016 | Black Voices
Robert Rooks

I know first hand that victim services never reached the families of my friends who were killed by violence. That sad fact drives my work to change outcomes for other individuals and families affected by crime, not just as a better response to crime but also a strategy to prevent it.

Survivors Want Our "Response" to Crime to Prioritize Prevention

Aqeela Sherrills | Posted 09.25.2016 | Black Voices
Aqeela Sherrills

When it comes to crime in our communities--particularly communities of color--we all lose when we emphasize reaction over prevention. Instead of simply reacting once crime happens, we need to act far before violence occurs to prevent the harm from taking place.

The Transgenerational Transmission of Trauma: 'Tell Ray Ray ... Not Around Here Bruh.' Part I

Imani Michelle Scott, Ph.D. | Posted 09.18.2016 | Black Voices
Imani Michelle Scott, Ph.D.

The causes of violence are widely varied and deeply complex and the solutions will be just as complicated. However, I do not believe the disproportionate violence within African American communities is now or has ever been a coincidence.

Seahawks' Michael Bennett Calls For Unity After Teammate's 'Black-On-Black’ Crime Remarks

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 09.18.2015 | Sports

Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett has joined teammate Richard Sherman in speaking out on the Black Lives Matter movement. Speaking to rep...

Richard Sherman Speaks Out On Black Lives Matter

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 12.19.2016 | Sports

Seattle Seahawks' star cornerback Richard Sherman says he supports the Black Lives Matter movement, but believes that the issue of "black-on-black" cr...

What Conservative Media Don't Understand About Black Lives Matter

Dale Hansen | Posted 09.08.2016 | Politics
Dale Hansen

Black Lives Matter is far from a perfect organization, but contrary to what the conservative media would have you believe, the only special treatment BLM is asking for is to not be treated special.

About That Racist Email Your Grandmother Got...

Vanessa Carmichael | Posted 09.01.2016 | Black Voices
Vanessa Carmichael

Perhaps black people will focus exclusively on eradicating black-on-black crime when white people focus exclusively on eradicating white supremacy. Until then, black folks will continue to focus on both issues, and make changing the policies and practices that contribute to crime in the black community a priority.

When Microaggressions Become Macro Confessions

Yohuru Williams | Posted 06.29.2016 | Black Voices
Yohuru Williams

In the fuzzy arithmetic of their moral equivocation, flag pins matter, firearms matter, border patrols matter, but black and brown lives don't matter unless they can be leveraged for some self-serving political purpose

Fox News Must Stop Demonizing Black Males

Michael Meyers | Posted 06.09.2016 | Media
Michael Meyers

What are Fox News Channel prime-time hosts like Bill O'Reilly and Megyn Kelly thinking when they keep wailing and calling their audiences' attention to "black-on-black violence?"