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This Adopted Woman Wrote An Awesome Book To Encourage More Black Families To Adopt

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 11.18.2015 | Black Voices

Sara Crutcher said her adoption at six weeks old in North Carolina was the best thing that’s ever happened to her. Now, at 31, she’s an a...

My White Neighbor Thought I Was Breaking Into My Own Home And Called The Cops

The Washington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 11.18.2015 | Black Voices

On Sept. 6, I locked myself out of my apartment in Santa Monica, Calif. I was in a rush to get to my weekly soccer game, so I decided to go enjoy the...

Being Black at Mizzou: Then and Now | Posted 11.18.2015 | Black Voices

I don't know what it's like to be an average Black student at the Mizzou in 2015, though I imagine it's not very different from what it was like when I studied there in the early '90s.

Eighth-Grader Sent To Principal’s Office For Her Natural Hair Being 'Too Poofy'

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 11.13.2015 | Black Voices

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Is Blasian Dating an Answer For Single Black Women? | Posted 11.13.2015 | Black Voices

Is Blasian romance the answer to Black women's dating woes? Absolutely not. But it is, at least, a fresh perspective to add to those conversations.

Why God Is Black

Sohale Sizar | Posted 11.12.2015 | Religion
Sohale Sizar

Limiting God to one color seems to be an epistemological error as it undermines His all-expansiveness. So I started investigating the whiteness of God and it was not until I read Toward a Philosophy of Zen Buddhism that I realized that God might not be white.

Powered By AARP: Salute to Hidden Heroes | Posted 11.11.2015 | Black Voices

Unpaid family members in the United States provide more than $470 billion worth of at-home care every year. Among these caregivers are the families of America's wounded warriors.

15 People Who Will NOT Apologize For Their Beautiful Dark Skin

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 11.09.2015 | Black Voices

These men and women are making it clear that their skin tone is nothing they need to be sorry about by flaunting their melanin on Twitter. ...

The One Thing Liberal White Folks Need To Stop Doing

The Huffington Post | Aaron Barksdale | Posted 11.06.2015 | Black Voices

Franchesca Ramsey in the MTV News web series, "Decoded" hilariously explains the problem with whitesplaining. In the video, Ramsey tries to have a con...

When Your Child Comes Out: Embracing An LGBT Loved One | Posted 11.04.2015 | Black Voices

With an increasing number of Black parents being open to exploring the second option, here is some affirming and practical advice from everyday people and LGBT experts on how your family can best support a young person who likely needs it now more than ever.

The Message Queer People Of Color Need To Hear About Relationships

The Huffington Post | Aaron Barksdale | Posted 10.26.2015 | Gay Voices

Partner abuse affects all communities regardless of race or sexual orientation, but one group in particular has made it their mission to prevent unhea...

There Have Been At Least 100 Attacks On Black Churches Since 1956

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 10.21.2015 | Black Voices

Within the past two weeks, six predominantly black churches in St. Louis, Missouri have been the target of arsonists. The doors of each church have be...

A Woman's Worth: Bill Cosby and Beyond | Posted 10.21.2015 | Black Voices

Protective thinking in response to a black man accused of sexual crimes is understandable, given America's history of stereotyping black men as predators. But reflexive and unthinking circling of wagons is a damaging reaction that protects the black community from exactly nothing.

Not Just a 'Black' Girl

Kris M. Bell | Posted 10.16.2015 | Black Voices
Kris M. Bell

Relatives and random strangers have attempted to use those innocuous features to define me. To those relatives I am just a Black girl, not multiethnic. To everyone else, I am everything but. In my eyes, though, I am more than a mere racial label.

'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.

Black, White and Mormon

Mica McGriggs | Posted 10.12.2015 | Religion
Mica McGriggs

The words Black, White, and Mormon are all important parts of my identity, they were also the title of a conference recently held at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. The conference attempted to create a platform for a critical conversation; the intersection of race and the LDS church.

Raven-Symoné Speaks Out About Her Offensive 'Black' Names Comment

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 10.12.2015 | Black Voices

Raven-Symoné posted on Facebook Sunday night to apologize for saying she would not hire someone with a "black"-sounding name.  "I&rs...

'Life Is Not A White Privilege' T-Shirt Makes Racial Inequality More Visible

The Huffington Post | Aaron Barksdale | Posted 10.09.2015 | Black Voices

The message on a basic white T-shirt proudly displays the importance of black lives with just six simple words: "Life is not a white privilege."...

Raven-Symoné Said She Wouldn’t Hire Someone With A 'Black' Name

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 10.09.2015 | Black Voices

As a co-host on "The View," Raven-Symoné has made her fair share of offensive comments in the past -- and today was no different. On a seg...

Ben Carson Says Rupert Murdoch Is No Racist

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 10.08.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson on Thursday shrugged off a controversial tweet from Rupert Murdoch, in which the ...

36 Horror Films Starring Black Actors Who Completely Slayed The Big Screen

The Huffington Post | Aaron Barksdale | Posted 10.08.2015 | Black Voices

This post is part of a weekly series celebrating #ThrowbackThursday with reflections of our favorite childhood memories, past pop culture mo...

Toddler DJ Gets The Party Started On 'South Africa's Got Talent'

The Huffington Post | Aaron Barksdale | Posted 10.07.2015 | Black Voices

On Sunday's episode of South African TV show, "SA's Got Talent," toddler DJ Oratilwe Hlongwane, who goes by DJ Arch Jr., won over the judges with...

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...

23 Black Actors Who Voiced Your Favorite Cartoon Characters

The Huffington Post | Aaron Barksdale | Posted 10.02.2015 | Black Voices

Many black stars have voiced our favorite animated characters and entertained us on both the small and big screens.  While these actors may not b...

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...