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Night Clubs Behaving Badly.. SMH

Ayana Malaika Crichlow | Posted 10.14.2015 | Black Voices
Ayana Malaika Crichlow

I have great hope for the future and the upcoming generations, that they will not only value the physical looks of an individual, but also the essence, spirit and heart.

The Worth of a Black Conservative

Terry Smith | Posted 10.14.2015 | Politics
Terry Smith

So what is Carson's particular value to the GOP, the reason he's captured the imagination of so many Republican voters? Under the GOP's conception of diversity, a black face uttering the same rhetoric as the most conservative white Republicans is value added, even if he brings not a single minority voter to the party with him.

Are You a Travel Snob? Let's Discuss Travel Elitism and Shade

Oneika Raymond | Posted 10.13.2015 | Black Voices
Oneika Raymond

Just because you've travelled far and wide, doesn't mean you have to be a jerk about it.

Ben Carson Proposes Ending Police Violence Against Black Men by Giving All Black Men Guns

Michael Gene Sullivan | Posted 10.13.2015 | Politics
Michael Gene Sullivan

"The only way to stop a bad cop with a gun is with a good Black man with a gun," says GOP presidential hopeful to stunned audience.


Michael Mauldin | Posted 10.13.2015 | Black Voices
Michael Mauldin

To young people, it's vital to broaden your knowledge and understanding of life, and to embrace your distinctiveness, your individuality, your uniqueness. To my older generation, the world still wants to hear your thoughts, your dreams, and your inspirations.

'You Talk White:' Being Black and Articulate

Keith Powell | Posted 10.14.2015 | Black Voices
Keith Powell

All of my black friends have been told at some point or another during their lifetime that they "talk white." The person who says it likely doesn't know many black people. Black people are generally seen as uneducated thugs. I do not appear to be an uneducated thug. Therefore, I must talk white.

Why I Refuse to Be Shamed for Having Seconds

Nicole Breedlove | Posted 10.12.2015 | Women
Nicole Breedlove

Why do we women shame each other over food? So what if your friend is ordering dessert? I say, hooray for her. Take a stand against the second plate shamers. Proudly exclaim that you will have your cake and eat it too.

Learning Through Loss To Beat The Odds

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 10.09.2015 | Impact
Marian Wright Edelman

Elijah is an inspiring example to other young people--and all of us--of resilience, grace, and the ability to beat the odds.

Black Americans Lost Money After Buying A Home, Even In Boom Times

The Huffington Post | Philip Lewis | Posted 10.09.2015 | Politics

No matter when black Americans decided to buy a home during the volatile 2000s, they lost wealth, according to a study released Wednesday. The Johns H...

Poet Passionately Explains Why Ebonics Is The Backbone Of Black Culture

The Huffington Post | Aaron Barksdale | Posted 10.06.2015 | Black Voices

"Ebonics is the official language of the undefined black culture, the native tongue to the underrepresented black American."   That is what Steve...

Why Black Americans Are Worried About John Boehner’s Resignation

The Huffington Post | Philip Lewis | Posted 10.05.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It’s uncertain what congressional politics will look like without John Boehner (R-Ohio). The soon-to-be former speaker of the Ho...

Progress for Children's Health

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 10.02.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Recently released data from the U.S. Census Bureau's Current Population Survey show the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is working and helping get people health coverage. This is a welcome stark contrast to new census data showing children remain our poorest age group and the younger they are the poorer they are.

Tech Leaders Come Together To Solve Industry's Diversity Problem

The Huffington Post | Aaron Barksdale | Posted 10.02.2015 | Technology

The tech industry has long faced a challenge that can only be fixed from within -- diversity. And leaders in the industry want a solution. Last weeken...

Train the Janitor: An Out-of-the-Box Approach for Black Male Success

J. Luke Wood | Posted 10.06.2015 | Black Voices
J. Luke Wood

Let's be honest, the current interventions and strategies focused on Black boys and men in education are not working. From elementary school to doctoral study, Black males in school settings are often marginalized, typically alienated, and repeatedly treated with hostility.

Black Americans Would Be Hit Hardest By A Government Shutdown

The Huffington Post | Philip Lewis | Posted 10.01.2015 | Politics

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Beale Street Talks, Vol. 3

Gabriel James Bump | Posted 09.30.2015 | Arts
Gabriel James Bump

Nowadays it's not uncommon to hear the phrase "black girls are magic," but Sailor Moon was the first time I ever really felt that there was something in me, as a girl who would grow up to be a woman, that was powerful.

Watch What Happened When Equality New Mexico Transformed Its Board of Directors

Mark Daniel Snyder | Posted 09.30.2015 | Gay Voices
Mark Daniel Snyder

Equality New Mexico's Board was mostly white, mostly male and mostly cisgender. With thoughtful consideration, extraordinary dedication, open hearts and a willingness to learn, they switched from a "recruitment model" to an "attraction model."

Empire is the Show I Love and Hate.

Shanita Hubbard | Posted 09.30.2015 | Black Voices
Shanita Hubbard

Ten minutes into the season two premier I found myself cringing. The show opened up with a concert scene discussing the very REAL problem of mass incarceration of Black men in the U.S. Did this scene remind anybody else of the Black Lives Matter movement?

The Effect of Mass Incarceration Rates and Police Brutality on Relationships in the Black Community

Shanita Hubbard | Posted 09.29.2015 | Black Voices
Shanita Hubbard

That mental brokenness that plagued him was so severe I can only label it a disease. It was inside of him. It attacked his immune system. What else was a man left to fight with once his self-esteem has been destroyed, his pride shattered and self-worth severely fractured?

The Piercing Cry of Child Poverty in Economically Rich but Spiritually Poor America

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 09.27.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Pope Francis speaks out faithfully and forcefully against poverty and has been called "the pope of the poor." But on his first visit to the United States there was demoralizing news about poverty, especially child poverty, in our nation -- the world's largest economy.

Lawrence "Larry" Watson Talks Music For Social Change and LGBT Equality (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 09.23.2015 | Gay Voices
Charlotte Robinson

This week I talked with Lawrence "Larry" Watson who is performing with his Jazz Group "Workforce" and special guest guitarist Shun Ng at the Promise Place School Boston Gala that takes place Saturday September 26, 2015 at the Seaport Boston Hotel.

College Recovery House

M/R Johnson | Posted 09.22.2015 | College
M/R Johnson

What is a College Recovery House? It is better known as a (CRP) Collegiate Recovery Program that is a united community for long term recovery.

Scientists Should Contribute to, Not Shun, Social Media

Mona Shattell | Posted 09.22.2015 | Media
Mona Shattell

Social media provides us with a tremendous opportunity to support the ongoing and future development of our nurses, scientists, and professional leaders.

Growing Up a Black Girl in Trinidad

Ayana Malaika Crichlow | Posted 09.22.2015 | Black Voices
Ayana Malaika Crichlow

I grew up in Trinidad in the 80s and 90s as a black girl child. To be black in a country that idealizes the curly hair and mixed ethnicity aesthetic, is rough to say the least. I was black to everyone who saw me, which wouldn't bother me if I wasn't treated as less than because of it.

How This One Poet Is Giving a Voice to the Voiceless

Tajci Cameron | Posted 09.22.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Tajci Cameron

"Put your twos up, keep them in the sky, that's hand sign for peace, we all gotta try make a better way 'cause just the other day I found out Eric Gar...