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Katrina 10: Looking Back, Looking Forward

EBONY.com | Posted 08.26.2015 | Black Voices
EBONY.com

Over a million people have a Katrina story to tell and we're dedicating this week to exploring those stories. And while many narratives include sorrow, we will not fetishize suffering. Instead, we'll provide context, tell the truth and celebrate the resiliency of New Orleans and her people.

Hilarious Black Dude Answers White People's Most Burning Questions

The Huffington Post | Aaron Barksdale | Posted 08.21.2015 | Black Voices

"Have you ever had a question you wanted to ask the one black friend that you know, but refrained because you didn't want to run the risk of...

Beautiful Black Men And Women Flaunt Their Looks With #FlexinMyComplexion

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 08.21.2015 | Black Voices

It's no secret -- society often associates beauty with Eurocentric ideals. Even a Google search for "beautiful skin" renders mostly ima...

My Tour Through Our National Parks With Members of Congress

Audrey Peterman | Posted 08.20.2015 | Green
Audrey Peterman

Knowing that I am the beneficiary of such a huge investment of human and natural capital, how can I sit back and let it all go down under the cult of greed and personality to become an oligarchy?

12 Words Black People Invented, And White People Killed

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 08.20.2015 | Black Voices

Lately, there's been a lot of talk about cultural appropriation and black culture -- the coopting of traditionally black: hairstyles, fashio...

Julian Bond's Final Gift

EBONY.com | Posted 08.26.2015 | Black Voices
EBONY.com

By: Asha French Since I heard the news of Julian Bond's passing on Saturday, I have not been able to shake my memory of the story he told at Emory...

Marvel Reinvents Another Classic Character As A Person Of Color

The Huffington Post | Aaron Barksdale | Posted 08.21.2015 | Black Voices

Marvel Comics has revamped Devil Dinosaur, a classic 1978 comic, and replaced the main character "Moon Boy" with a cooler-than-cool blac...

Why Teaching Kids To Be Racially Colorblind Is A Big Mistake

Ashley Trexler | Posted 08.17.2015 | Parents
Ashley Trexler

The way we explain race to our kids is not working. Why don't we just try telling them the truth: Color is a part of our lives. The color of our skin does matter. Here are three ways you can help your child embrace race -- not hide from it.

What Happened When One Poet Embraced Radical 'Self-Love'

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 08.13.2015 | Black Voices

  If time travel were possible, poet Caira Lee would visit her 15-year-old self.  Lee would commend her on her courage and honesty...

The Personal Promise That Cost Morgan Freeman Acting Jobs

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 08.13.2015 | OWN

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The Race/War

Christian Gabriel | Posted 08.11.2015 | Black Voices
Christian Gabriel

Non-white people uphold and participate and support racism every day simply by existing, but they will never experience the privilege of whiteness existing in a system designed to keep white peoples on top.

6 Times Black TV Shows Perfectly Portrayed Policing in America

The Huffington Post | Aaron Barksdale | Posted 08.06.2015 | Black Voices

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

Here's An Awesome New Reason To Watch 'Arrow'... There's A Black Gay Superhero!

Variety | Aaron Barksdale | Posted 08.05.2015 | Gay Voices

Echo Kellum is set to join the DC Comics superhero series Arrow as the character Curtis Holt aka Mr. Terrific. But this character has a much differen...

Freedom Summer Lunch Soldiers on, Despite Threats from Trolls

EBONY.com | Posted 08.04.2015 | Black Voices
EBONY.com

In January of 1969, the Black Panther Party initiated the groundbreaking Free Breakfast for Children Program in San Francisco. The "Survival Program" flourished and spread nationwide, feeding thousands of hungry children and inspiring school lunch programs across the country.

Caitlyn Jenner Wows In A Chic Black Jumpsuit

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 07.30.2015 | Style

Caitlyn Jenner is slowly but surely making her way to style icon status. The 65-year-old has been widely praised for her sartorial choices, namely her...

Snoop Dogg Claims Swedish Police Racially-Profiled Him

The Huffington Post | Aaron Barksdale | Posted 07.27.2015 | Black Voices

Rapper Snoop Dogg performed in Sweden on Saturday before he was pulled over by the police in Uppsala on suspicion of being under the influence of ille...

Whats Wrong with BEing a MODERN MAN?

Gerard Kersey | Posted 07.24.2015 | Black Voices
Gerard Kersey

The BE MODERN MAN rally cry is "ITS OUR NORMAL TO BE EXTRAORDINARY". That is a very powerful statement. It is not our normal to be criminals, it is not our normal to be unemployed, it is not our normal to be below average, however, it is our normal to be extraordinary!

‘Empire’ Star Derek Luke Slams Followers For Criticizing Wife's Race

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 07.29.2015 | Latino Voices

Actor Derek Luke's online followers became concerned with the race of his wife recently, and he's not having it. Luke, 41, addressed the issue via Ins...

Meet Cyborg, The Badass Black Superhero You Should Know

The Huffington Post | Aaron Barksdale | Posted 07.23.2015 | Black Voices

Cyborg, the techno-powered teenage superhero, is rising to the ranks of peers like Superman and Batman by headlining his own comic book series. B...

The Black Lives We Aren't Talking About

Rashawn Davis | Posted 07.22.2015 | Black Voices
Rashawn Davis

Everyday, dozens of Black men and women are being killed by other Black men and women and although the circumstances that have created these realities may not be our fault, the solvency must be. If not us, then who?

Have You Seen 'The Wire?'

Paul Achter | Posted 07.21.2015 | Black Voices
Paul Achter

For Whites, saying we loved The Wire may earn us some social capital among more progressive-leaning friends, but unless that social capital is mobilized somehow--unless our attitudes, our voting rates, our actions change--little else happens.

To My Fellow White Christians, Hear My Plea

Natalie Holm | Posted 07.20.2015 | Religion
Natalie Holm

I am not an activist. I do not protest or boycott or wave signs in front of the courthouse. I have absolutely no desire to read political blogs or engage in debates with people who cling to labels and find their identity in promoting 'causes.'

HuffPost What's Working Honor Roll: Agencies In One City Band Together To Integrate Suburbia

The Huffington Post | Aaron Barksdale | Posted 07.20.2015 | Media

As journalists, we dutifully report on what's going wrong, from scandals and corruption to natural disasters and social problems. But far too often th...

Two Poets Just Called Out The Black Men Who Hate Black Women

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 07.20.2015 | Black Voices

"These black girls need to watch out, 'cause white girls is winning."  Thus begins the viscerally honest poem, 'To Be Black and Woman a...

The Electrifying Rachel Dolezal Story

Dr. Tiffany D. Sanders | Posted 07.17.2015 | Black Voices
Dr. Tiffany D. Sanders

But that's not the main reason parts of Black America are upset with her. People are upset that she CHOSE to live as black woman, and she can CHOOSE to live as a white woman with all rights and privileges restored while everyday black folks can't shed their blackness in favor of being white for a day.