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The Sisterhood of Poverty

Theresa Sirles | Posted 04.29.2015 | Women
Theresa Sirles

Theories and data sets attempting to explain why I'm in this situation, who's to blame and which folks are faring better may ultimately help by shaping public policy, but in the short-term, that doesn't pay the rent or feed my children.

The James Brown I Remember

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 10.06.2014 | Black Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Brown was simply his own man who could embrace, identify with, and at times defend black activism. He clearly wanted the world to see and think of him as much more than an entertainer -- and he knew he'd be both praised and vilified for it.

It Is Not a Question of Pride

Maurice Tracy | Posted 08.30.2014 | Gay Voices
Maurice Tracy

"Are Black Gay Men Proud?" That is the titular question asked by Donovan Thompson's June 26 HuffPost blog post. I must admit that it caught me by surprise because I feel the answer is obvious.

Color-Obsessed Dominicans Get A Lesson In Why Black Is Beautiful

AP | EZEQUIEL ABIU LOPEZ | Posted 10.12.2013 | Black Voices

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic -- SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — In a school auditorium filled with laughing students, actresses Luz Ba...

Independence Day for Whom?

Dion Rabouin | Posted 09.02.2013 | Black Voices
Dion Rabouin

While it seems that the majority of America celebrates the past and the present, as African-Americans we celebrate the future. We have to. It's been our interminable optimism that has gotten us through the perpetual suffering and sadness that is our American history.

Black Pride: Distinct and Emblematic

Irene Monroe | Posted 08.06.2013 | Gay Voices
Irene Monroe

Mainstream Prides have themes focused on marriage equality for the larger community, whereas Prides organized by and for LGBTQ people of African descent have focused not only on HIV/AIDS but also unemployment, housing, gang violence, and LGBTQ youth homelessness.

Some Truths Take Time, for The Reluctant Fundamentalist and Everyone Else

Dana Beyer | Posted 07.29.2013 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

Most of us in the LGBT community know that "some truths take time." They take time for others to accept and then finally, affirm, but, most importantly, they take time to germinate within us and grow so that we can accept ourselves and then affirm ourselves to others.

Make LGBT Great: Earl Fowlkes

Christopher Dyer | Posted 02.03.2013 | Gay Voices
Christopher Dyer

Earl Fowlkes serves as president and CEO of the Center for Black Equity, which he founded as a coalition of black Pride organizers formed to promote a multinational network of LGBT Pride and community-based organizations.

Janell Ross

Natural or Relaxed, For Black Women, Hair is Not A Settled Matter | Janell Ross | Posted 10.04.2011 | Black Voices

ATLANTA -- All month, Sharee Bryant had been hearing women talk about hair. She'd overheard two women in a grocery store checkout line talking abo...

Little Indignities

Ellen Snortland | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Ellen Snortland

I was recently taken aback during a business meeting when a woman in her 20s (I'll call her Heather) referred to me and my two older sisters as "girls."

Afro-Brazilian History, Beats and Culture

Lauri Lyons | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
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Lauri Lyons

While Africa and America are often recognized as the book ends of the African Diaspora, there is an additional link in the Middle Passage that is less publicized, but no less important.

Obama Not Marching With Black Pride

Irene Monroe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Irene Monroe

For many of us LGBTQ African American religious activists across the country we feel that Obama is not serious in making a dent in combating black homophobia or reaching out to the black LGBTQ community.