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Black Poverty

The Fierce Urgency of Now

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 12.29.2014 | Politics
Clarence B. Jones

While grading term papers in the undergraduate course I teach at USF, "From Slavery to Obama," I found myself watching the televised funeral of one the NYPD officers recently assassinated by an apparently deranged African-American man. The coincidence prompted me to reflect on the moral and political challenges confronting our nation as we commence the new year of 2015.

The Decadent Veil: Black America's Wealth Illusion

Antonio Moore | Posted 10.05.2014 | Black Voices
Antonio Moore

I write this piece following the ground work laid by W.E.B. Dubois's Veil of Double Consciousness. The veil he described was a visualization of racial duality. I now undertake the daunting task of clarifying the new veil of economics that has covered the struggles of a generation.

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.

Arthur Delaney

Black Unemployment Drives 'Perpetual, Slow-Moving Recession'

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 07.22.2013 | Black Voices

This article is part of a Huffington Post series examining the state of Black America. To read more, click here. BRYANS ROAD, Md. -- Tatia Pritchet...

Howard Fineman

'Still Not Free': It's 2013, And Black America's Hit Again

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 07.22.2013 | Black Voices

This article is the first in a Huffington Post series examining the state of Black America. WASHINGTON -- Elijah Cummings, 62 years old, has lived ...

Charles Ramsey, 'Ratchet' Social Media and the Exploitation of Lower-Class Blacks

Ernest Owens | Posted 07.12.2013 | Black Voices
Ernest Owens

The experiences of Charles Ramsey, Sweet Brown and Antoine Dodson are unique in a sense that the public is making fun of their sincere demeanor.

Advancing the Dream Through Education

Rep. Charles Rangel | Posted 06.04.2013 | Black Voices
Rep. Charles Rangel

On April 4, we remember the assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., whose leadership and valor during the Civil Rights Movement continue to inspire many Americans to fight for justice and equality.

Janell Ross

The Road Forward: Black America Struggles To Get On Obama Agenda

HuffingtonPost.com | Janell Ross | Posted 01.22.2013 | Black Voices

WASHINGTON -- Less than a month after President Barack Obama won his second term, the National Urban League summoned Bernard Anderson to a meeting in ...

Your Weekend Random-Ass Roundup: The Smug Face of Black Poverty and the Feds Take on America's "Toughest" Sheriff.

J.D. Bell | Posted 02.15.2012 | Black Voices
J.D. Bell

Gene Marks's epic poverty fail, faith-based slavery in a Georgia prison, and making the mundane crunk.

Americans Split On Whether U.S. A Country Of Haves, Have-Nots: Poll

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 11.30.2011 | Business

The gap between the very wealthiest Americans and the rest of the country has been steadily widening for years -- and a growing number of people seem ...

Did John Hope Franklin Want $100 Trillion for Blacks?

Bakari Kitwana | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bakari Kitwana

Dr. John Hope Franklin, the wildly accomplished historian who documented Blacks' place in the great American story, firmly believed in reparations.