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Black Women Get Real About What It Means To Be 'Classically Beautiful'

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 02.04.2016 | Black Voices

In a world where black women are often made to feel less than because of the way they look, a new online documentary series is helping to rede...

Black History Month Chat With Jacqueline Woodson

Camryn Garrett | Posted 02.03.2016 | Black Voices
Camryn Garrett

In honor of Black History Month, I'm excited for an interview series with several lovely black women. My hope is that this series with be able to insp...

Dear Son, Rules to the Crying Game

John W. Fountain | Posted 02.03.2016 | Black Voices
John W. Fountain

John Fountain and his newborn son sleeping at home 13 years ago. A letter to my 13-year-old son By John W. Fountain Dear son, don't believe the li...

The Word Too Vile to Say

John W. Fountain | Posted 02.02.2016 | Black Voices
John W. Fountain

Words can defile a nation. They help shape and define a new history of self-inflicted devastation -- though not without the impact of our historical degradation. Words that roll off the tongue nowadays without hesitation. They are dehumanizing words of our own creation.

What's Love Got to Do With It? Everything

John W. Fountain | Posted 02.02.2016 | Black Voices
John W. Fountain

Whatever true love is, I have come to see it as an often elusive and yet longed for and sought after entity, one that far too often is reduced to a fleeting emotion, or some material gift given to convey love's sentiment.

The Glamor of Harriet Tubman, Deep to The Roots

John W. Fountain | Posted 02.02.2016 | Black Voices
John W. Fountain

I was never more certain of the need for us as black men to celebrate, uplift and embrace the beauty of black women who gave most of us life, who have borne our children, whom we call mother, daughter, sister, aunt, and in whose likeness we also are made.

Dear Daughter: Lessons From a Loving Father

John W. Fountain | Posted 01.31.2016 | Black Voices
John W. Fountain

John Fountain with his daughter Imani, just hours after her birth. By John W. Fountain These are a few lessons on life written to my daughter. Som...

Why Black Girls Are Magic

Nikki Johnson-Huston, Esq. | Posted 01.28.2016 | Black Voices
Nikki Johnson-Huston, Esq.

For those of you who don't know, there is a thing called Black Girl Magic and it's about empowering black women to feel good about themselves in a world that doesn't always value us. I mean no disrespect to anyone, just love for my fellow blacks girls doing great things in the world.

PTSD: On Trying to Drive and Breathe While Black

j.n. salters | Posted 01.27.2016 | Black Voices
j.n. salters

It doesn't take going to Iran or Afghanistan to experience severe trauma or life-threatening events. Our own streets and sidewalks are battlegrounds, but unlike war vets, many of us never get to leave.

The Black Women Who Helped Build Canada

The Establishment | Posted 01.26.2016 | Black Voices
The Establishment

The lives of women who came to Canada under the West Indian Domestic Scheme provide an intersectional history of race, class, culture, feminism and politics -- a history that generally stays hidden in this country.

Daniel Holtzclaw's Victims Say Their Lives Are Forever Changed

AP | Lilly Workneh | Posted 01.22.2016 | Black Voices

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- A teenager raped by an Oklahoma City cop on the front porch of her mother's home says she doesn't know how to react when she se...

Daniel Holtzclaw To Be Sentenced For Rape, Sex Crimes

AP | Lilly Workneh | Posted 01.21.2016 | Black Voices

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- A former Oklahoma City police officer is set to find out whether he will spend the rest of his life in prison for raping and se...

#BlackGirlMagic Is Not Complicated

Brittney Oliver | Posted 01.20.2016 | Black Voices
Brittney Oliver

Black Girl Magic isn't a complicated thing and never needed to be analyze or be presented as a thesis statement. It really surprised me that there was a debate about it, because I thought we were all on the same page.

Ms. Jannie's Song

Jennifer Bailey | Posted 01.19.2016 | Religion
 Jennifer Bailey

I come from a people who are familiar with the brutal lash of injustice. I am the direct descendant of survivors of the Middle Passage. My brown skin ...

Continuing the Dream: 4 Lessons I Learned From Charlayne Hunter-Gault

Kalyn Wilson | Posted 01.20.2016 | Black Voices
Kalyn Wilson

Racially-charged murders, police brutality, Twitter debates on Hollywood's award nominations, hashtags that affirm the worth of the Black community an...

This Beauty Shop Offers Black Women The Options They Deserve

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 01.21.2016 | Style

It was only a year ago that Desiree Verdejo resolved to quit her job as a corporate lawyer and pursue her lifelong dream of opening a beauty retail st...

Why's #BlackGirlMagic Article Totally Misses The Mark

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 01.14.2016 | Black Voices

While the world has been busy celebrating the awesomeness of #BlackGirlMagic, decided it would rain on everyone’s parade by publishing ...

We Should Affirm All Women as Queens

Cierra Lockett | Posted 01.13.2016 | Black Voices
Cierra Lockett

For the men who claim that women no longer carry themselves as queens, several questions emerge: "What makes you a king?" "Who decided that all men were kings?" "Can you lose your crown if your actions prove that you're no longer worthy of wearing it?"

The Meaning Of #BlackGirlMagic, And How You Can Get Some Of It

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 01.21.2016 | Style

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GOP Congressman Wonders If Congressional Black Caucus Cares About All Black Lives

The Huffington Post | Julia Craven | Posted 01.08.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Sean Duffy (R-Wis.) says he's heard a lot about how the criminal justice system and other institutions treat African-Americans fro...

Amandla Stenberg Says She 'Identifies As A Black, Bisexual Woman'

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 01.08.2016 | Black Voices

Actress, activist and all-around badass Amandla Stenberg said on Thursday being silenced is a really hard thing to do, which explains why the teen has...

African Women Who Deserve Movies

Dwayne Wong (Omowale) | Posted 01.08.2016 | Black Voices
Dwayne Wong (Omowale)

Recently there have been rumors that Beyonce is planning to write and star in a film about a woman named Sara Baartman. As important as Baartman's story is, I also think there are many other African women whose stories are worth being made into films as well.

Sandra Bland's Mother Says Cop's Perjury Charge Is 'Not Justice'

AP | Lilly Workneh | Posted 01.07.2016 | Black Voices

CHICAGO (AP) -- The mother of a black woman found dead in a Texas jail cell after a traffic stop in July expressed outrage Thursday that the white st...

Amandla's Teen Vogue Cover Story By Solange Is As Epic As It Sounds

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 01.07.2016 | Black Voices

Amandla Stenberg is featured on the February cover of Teen Vogue! The powerful cover story on Stenberg, written by fashion and music guru Solange Know...

Essence Magazine Celebrates #BlackGirlMagic In Exciting New Issue

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 01.13.2016 | Black Voices

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