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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.

New Kick-Ass Web Series for Black Female Superhero

The Huffington Post | Aaron Barksdale | Posted 07.15.2015 | Black Voices

DC Comics announced this weekend at the annual ComicCon conference that Vixen, its first black female superhero, will led in a new onli...

Being A Black Girl in Suburbia

Jagger Blaec | Posted 07.10.2015 | Black Voices
Jagger Blaec

The white people in my life just don't care. My fiancé is white and he doesn't want to hear it anymore. My best friends are all white, and they have been radio silent for the past year. But what do I expect? These are the same people I spent my adolescence with pretending not to be black.

These 22 TV Theme Songs Will Have You Singing Along. We Guarantee It.

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 07.10.2015 | Black Voices

A show was only as good as its theme song back in the day. Those catchy show-openers were a crucial part of why we keep coming back to these old schoo...

My Journey As America's Whitest Black Kid

Michael Gordon Bennett | Posted 07.08.2015 | Black Voices
Michael Gordon Bennett

I have vivid memories of the breaking news reports announcing the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on April 4, 1968. There seemed to be a sense of profound sadness by many locals in this northern Maine hamlet. But I also detected a sense of giddiness from others.

After Being Denied In 1942, 92-Year-Old Woman Finally Receives Her Library Card

The Huffington Post | Taryn FInley | Posted 07.08.2015 | Black Voices

Ninety-two-year-old Pearl Thompson was a student at Shaw University in 1942 when she attempted to check out a book from the Olivia Raney Library in Ra...

Where Are the Faces of Black LGBT MP in British Parliament?

Adebisi Alimi | Posted 07.06.2015 | Politics
Adebisi Alimi

The United Kingdom general election dealt the Labour party a big defeat at the polls, but it also broke many important records, including the election of 27 lesbian, gay, bisexual and queer Members of Parliament (MPs).

Black Folks, Let's Talk About Homophobia

Jacob Hood | Posted 07.02.2015 | Black Voices
Jacob Hood

Is it really possible for such a historically marginalized group to harbor such hatred? With all the tireless social activism efforts spearheaded by the black community, it is easy to forget about this skeleton in the closet.

It's Time to Take Down the Flag

John W. Boyd Jr. | Posted 06.26.2015 | Politics
John W. Boyd Jr.

Dylann Roof's bigotry and bloodshed handed America a golden opportunity to begin overcoming a divisive split that began in South Carolina--and rightfully could end there--more than 150 years ago.

Hate Symbols Are Barriers to Progress

Iván Espinoza-Madrigal | Posted 06.25.2015 | Latino Voices
Iván Espinoza-Madrigal

Preserving a symbol of slavery and black subjugation sends a threatening and terrifying message that black lives -- and the lives of other oppressed individuals -- do not matter.

Lupe Fiasco Explains Why The Concept Of White Supremacy Is False

The Huffington Post | Aaron Barksdale | Posted 06.25.2015 | Black Voices

Lupe Fiasco has never been one to shy away from controversial discussions about race, from the death of Michael Brown to the place of Iggy Azalea in h...

70-Year-Old 'Black' Woman Discovers Both Of Her Birth Parents Were White

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 06.24.2015 | Black Voices

For 70 years, Verda Byrd thought she was an African American woman -- until she recently discovered that both of her birth parents were white. Byr...

Beyond the Charleston 9: A Call to Honor Our Community Leaders More

Ernest Owens | Posted 06.23.2015 | Black Voices
Ernest Owens

Right now there is a young black leader in our neighborhood that embodies their spirit -- let's encourage that before it's too late.

94 Times Black Churches Have Been Violently Attacked

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 07.01.2015 | Black Voices

UPDATE: This piece has been updated to reflect recent church burnings that have occurred in the week since the shooting in Charleston. When Dylann...

No Season of Jubilee

Sylvia Rhue, Ph.D. | Posted 06.23.2015 | Black Voices
Sylvia Rhue, Ph.D.

Mother Emanuel AME Church, famous for being the Church of Denmark Vesey, and one of the oldest churches in South Carolina, is now infamous for the Peculiar Institution of racially motivated hate crimes. Nine souls murdered for the eternal crime of being Black.