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Afro-Latino Spider-Man Miles Morales Steps Into Official Spider-Shoes In Reboot

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 02.05.2016 | Latino Voices

It wasn't the friendly neighborhood Spider-Man you might expect who swung into action this week, as Marvel debuted the franchise's first black a...

Mexico Gently Reminds Us That 'Black' And 'Hispanic' Are Not Mutually Exclusive

Dallas Rico | Posted 02.02.2016 | Latino Voices
Dallas Rico

The Hispanic community encompasses a rainbow of colors, not one archetype. I've seen blonde haired, blue eyed Latinos as well as dark-skinned Latinos with afros bigger than basketballs. We are all one vibrant familia.

Who Is the Real Patient? Systemic Racism Through the Eyes of Counseling

Kathleen Shumate | Posted 02.01.2016 | Religion
Kathleen Shumate

Focusing on what's wrong in black communities misses the point of how society reinforces those problems. The patient is not black people; it's the system of racial injustice.

Finding Inspiration Through Grief

James Stoddah | Posted 01.31.2016 | Arts
James Stoddah

Celebrity culture has grown in recent decades and this is to be expected, as time will claim our heroes and influencers with greater frequency. It's creating a new paradigm in our journey towards accepting our own mortality.

Hungry Children in Rich America

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 01.29.2016 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Food insecure children are more likely to be behind in social skills and reading performance in kindergarten. By elementary school they are four times more likely to need mental health counseling.

There's a Reason Black Youth Call Chicago 'Chiraq' and It's Not Just Criminals Doing the Shooting

Center for Community Change Action | Posted 01.29.2016 | Chicago
Center for Community Change Action

A new report release Monday by the University of Illinois Chicago Great Cities Initiative shows the extent of the crisis facing young black men in the Windy City. Almost half - 47 percent - of young black men from the ages of 20 and 24 were out of school and unemployed in 2014.

How "White Privilege" Is Helping Black Lives Matter

Ashley Samone Nash | Posted 01.28.2016 | Black Voices
Ashley Samone Nash

Sadly, it's the voices of multi-millionaires or White pop stars that have taken precedent over those of unsupported coalitions or community organizations.

Black Girl Magic Rocks Fashion: 5 Ways Chloe Johnston Is Changing the Industry

Ernest Owens | Posted 01.26.2016 | Black Voices
Ernest Owens

At a time when the fashion industry remains highly competitive while lacking a strong push for diversity, it's important to acknowledge trends that ...

The Full Story Behind Michael Caine's Controversial Oscar Comments

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 01.22.2016 | Entertainment

To paraphrase Alfred in "The Dark Knight," some men just want to watch the Internet burn. That must be the case with the recent comments from Michael...

Operation HOPE Founder, Inspiring Change Through Financial Literacy

EBONY.com | Posted 01.20.2016 | Black Voices
EBONY.com

A native of South Central Los Angeles, John Hope Bryant was always a business-savvy kid. Now, the CEO and Founder of Operation HOPE, a non-profit that brings financial literacy to low-wealth communities, Bryant just wrapped the organization's 2016 HOPE Global Forums Annual Meeting.

Just Me and a Bunch of White Dudes

Mica McGriggs | Posted 01.14.2016 | Travel
Mica McGriggs

I'm not angry, or even very annoyed, not shocked, or surprised (I'm used to assumption, stereotype, and micro-aggression) but I'm still disappointed. I think I'll keep flying first class (when financially able) just to shake things up.

In Final State of the Union, Obama Answers Critics, Forges Vision

EBONY.com | Posted 01.13.2016 | Black Voices
EBONY.com

Over the past seven years, many have bashed this President for not being strong enough, for not exercising enough force, and for not bringing our economy back. Last night the President graciously answered all the critics.

Redefining What It Means to Be a Gay Black Man

Donovan Thompson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Donovan Thompson

What's sad to me is that we have bought into the propaganda that black masculinity and gayness are mutually exclusive. For this very reason, there is a host of gay black men who are comfortable being silent.

"Showing Up and Full of Gratitude" By Jason Stuart

Jason Stuart | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jason Stuart

My dream has always been to work with talented people in films that made a difference, and it came true.

5 Ways David Anderson Is Redefining Black Male Resilience

Ernest Owens | Posted 01.05.2016 | Black Voices
Ernest Owens

For 38-year old Philadelphia native David Anderson, his life story represents the kind of comeback that often gets brushed aside by glossy celebrity tales that aren't easily relatable. But his resilience is the kind of brilliance that can inspire young and old and help counter the stereotypes of black men facing adversity.

This Is What It's Like To Be The Only Black Kid In Class

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 01.04.2016 | Black Voices

Poet S.C. Says stood out among the white peers he grew up with. He admitted how much this bothered him in a spoken word piece he per...

Let Me Tell You a Parable

Kathleen Shumate | Posted 12.23.2015 | Religion
Kathleen Shumate

In 2 Samuel 12 of the Bible, on the heels of David's acts of adultery and murder, the prophet Nathan tells King David a story of a rich man who steals...

25 Books By Black Authors From 2015 You Need To Read

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 12.22.2015 | Black Voices

This year was filled with thought-provoking, page-turning, nail-biting and "aha" inducing literature.  From fiction to non-fiction, there were s...

Spectacular Holiday Decor in Los Angeles Townhouse

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 12.16.2015 | Style
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

The collection on display represented all manner of iconic holiday images -- most with an African-American theme with American patriotic accents -- punctuating spaces around the room. President Obama was even represented on a glass tree ornament on a small tree.

How Skateboarding Became More Than A White Dude's Sport

The Huffington Post | Aaron Barksdale | Posted 12.06.2015 | Black Voices

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Jury Process Shows High Stakes in Freddie Gray Cop Trial

EBONY.com | Posted 12.02.2015 | Black Voices
EBONY.com

By: Charles Robinson Amid demonstrations, calls for calm and a city closely watching, the process of picking an impartial jury in the trial of Offi...

The Only One in the Room: Rod McCullom on Covering HIV and Science as a Black Gay Journalist

JD Davids | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
JD Davids

In his long career as a black gay journalist, Rod McCullom is known for his reporting on science and health (including HIV). As such, he says he has often been the only person of color in the newsroom or production studio -- and almost always the only gay black man.

Despite Passage of Time, Rage in Baltimore Has Potential to Reheat

EBONY.com | Posted 11.25.2015 | Black Voices
EBONY.com

The first of the police officers who were charged with Freddie Gray's death goes on trial at the end of November. The judge has imposed a gag order on all the participants. But it hasn't held back various voices from commentary on what went wrong and what could happen.

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...