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What Happens When the World's Largest Queer Record Label Closes and No One Notices?

J Mase III | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
J Mase III

The fact that an organization with a roster of 200 people can find a way to concretely analyze their privilege sets a standard. I want to believe in a world where we do not shy away from conversations about racial justice.

When Black People Dress Up As White People For Halloween

Danielle Cadet | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Danielle Cadet

There is one really important thing black people don't do that a lot of white people seem to think is necessary: we don't paint our faces white when we dress up as a white person for Halloween.

Black Women's Hair And The Human Zoo: Are You Admiring Or Exploiting?

Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 08.07.2013 | Black Voices
Gabrielle Dunkley

In the "You Can Touch My Hair" exhibit, the Others, black female participants, consent to the ogling in hopes of deconstructing the curiosity for mutual education. The exhibit and the exhibited are forced to confront each other's questions about race.

What Would Be Gained by the Execution of Terry Williams?

David A. Love | Posted 11.17.2012 | Black Voices
David A. Love

A star athlete and a freshman at Cheyney University when he was convicted, Terry Williams was an exploited victim of violence, leaving a devastating impact on his emotional and psychological development. Executing him will only continue a vicious cycle of violence.

The Wonders Of Laughter - Eddie Griffin

Myrdith Leon Mccormack | Posted 11.12.2012 | Black Voices
Myrdith Leon Mccormack

I don't know if I would let a young child enjoy his form of entertainment, but I would definitely encourage older, more mature, educated audiences to enjoy Eddie Griffin. I know I did.

The New Deal: Designed for Jim Crow

Richard Lyon | Posted 11.10.2012 | Black Voices
Richard Lyon

Major pieces of new deal legislation were deliberately structured in ways to make them racially exclusionary in practice. The south as a whole was the region that received the greatest economic benefit from the new deal.