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'Alone' Shows How Jail Continues Long Tradition Of Ripping Black Families Apart

The Huffington Post | Julia Craven | Posted 02.14.2017 | Politics

We meet Alone Watts during one of her most vulnerable moments. She’s lying in bed by herself, atop a heap of pillows, as the bonnet that protects he...

Emmett Till's Family Wants His Murder Case Reopened

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 02.09.2017 | Black Voices

It took more than six decades for the lie that led to Emmett Till’s lynching to be exposed. Now, Till’s family is calling for his case to be reope...

The Face of HIV in Black America Is Far Too Young

C. Virginia Fields | Posted 02.07.2017 | Black Voices
C. Virginia Fields

While every day that the HIV/AIDS epidemic continues is a state of emergency for the black community, the annual observance of National Black HIV/AIDS...

6 Ways To Celebrate Black History Month

Joshua Walker | Posted 02.07.2017 | Black Voices
Joshua Walker

Black folks are pretty amazing! Since 1976, the United States of America has been acknowledging February as Black History Month as a means to celebrat...

White Children Need To Know More Black History

Justin Cohen | Posted 02.03.2017 | Education
Justin Cohen

At a Wednesday breakfast in honor of Black History Month, Donald Trump made some truly bizarre comments about nineteenth century abolitionist Frederic...

Bruno Mars: I 'Wouldn't Be Here' If Not For Black Artists

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 01.31.2017 | Black Voices

Bruno Mars’ music is full of swag, and he knows exactly who he has to thank for that. In the February cover story of Latina magazine, the award-winn...

Why These 3 Chicago Lawyers Started A Firm Of Their Own

The Well | Posted 02.07.2017 | Black Voices
The Well

This post is by Adrienne Gibbs and originally appeared on The Well, Jopwell’s editorial hub. After experiencing corporate name-calling and working ...

Non-Black People Of Color Owe Immeasurable Debts Of Gratitude To Black Americans

Brown Girl Magazine | Posted 01.27.2017 | Politics
Brown Girl Magazine

Today - as much as any other day -- is a great time to commence that reflective inquiry and to introspect upon how to be a better ally in the battles that still remain to be fought.

Obama's Legacy: What It Takes To Go First

The Well | Posted 02.07.2017 | Black Voices
The Well

This post originally appeared on The Well, Jopwell’s editorial hub. Whether you’re the first one in your family pursuing an advanced degree, the ...

I Shouldn’t Have To Learn Black History From A Movie

The Huffington Post | Jolie A. Doggett | Posted 01.09.2017 | Black Voices

This weekend, I had the opportunity to see Hidden Figures, a new biographical film following the lives of three Black women who helped John Glenn beco...


Mona R. Washington | Posted 12.23.2016 | Politics
Mona R. Washington

Customer Service Person Shopper One Shopper Two Christmas Season 2016. An afternoon in late December, 2016 at a crowded mall in suburban New Jersey....

29 Of The Most Powerful Pieces Of Writing By Women In 2016

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 12.22.2016 | Women

There were moments during 2016 where it was easy to wonder whether women were valued at all in this country. When a serial sexual predator can become ...

An Intersection Of Race, Masculinity, And Mental Health

Shanice J. Douglas | Posted 10.07.2016 | Black Voices
Shanice J. Douglas

On a cloudy fall day, not unlike this one, my friend Roman* sat across from me in the living room of his small apartment, his face swollen with anger,...

Black Man In A White Coat

Thought Matters | Posted 09.12.2016 | Black Voices
Thought Matters

Dr. Gale, our professor, headed in my direction. Ordinarily, he didn't socialize with students, so I expected him to walk past without acknowledgment. Instead, he stopped directly in front of me. "Are you here to fix the lights?" he asked.

Historically Black Colleges & Universities Alum Impact the World of Tennis

Louis Bolling | Posted 08.29.2016 | Education
Read More: U.S. Open Tennis Championships, Tournament, Serena Jameka Williams, #1, World Ranking, Tennis, Most, Prize Money, Chris Evert, U.S. Open, Singles, Titles, Open Era, Australian, Margaret Court, All-Time, Grand Slam Championships, Steffi Graf, Venus Williams, Richard Williams, Oracene Price, Carlos Flemming, Img, Ncaa, Naia, Ciaa, Swac, College Athletics, Wta, Women's Tennis Association, Hbcu, Msi, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions, Althea Gibson, Florida a&M University, Ann Koger, Morgan State University, Arthur Carrington, Hampton University,  Benny Sims, Texas Southern University, Tuskegee University,   Beverly Coleman, Tennessee a & I University, Carl Benjamin, Central State College, Casaja Allen Qualls, Haskell Indian Junior College, Delise O'Meally Morgan State University Dr. Herman Neilsen, Dr. Holly Mullan, Dr. Hubert A. Eaton, Sr., Johnson C. Smith University, Dr. R. Walter Johnson, Lincoln University, Meharry Medical College, Dr. Richard “Dick” Cohen, Xavier University of Louisiana, Dr. Robert M. Screen, Ernest McCampbell, Gerald Norman, Howard University,  Bessie Stockard, Meac, Meeka, Colored Intercollegiate Athletic Association, North Carolina Central, American Tennis Association, United States Tennis Association, College Sports, College Athletes, International Tennis Federation, Womens Tennis Association, NCAA Dvision I, NCAA Division II, Ncaa Division Iii, African American, Colored, Black, Native American, Indian, Learning, Education, Higher Education, Impact, Influence, Mentoring, Guidance, Coaching, Women's Tennis, Title IX, First, Education News
Louis Bolling

Williams, her sister, Venus, and several touring professional tennis players of color are standing on the shoulders of giants. Many of those giants call HBCUs and MSIs their home. Here's a list of some of those that have and continue to impact the world of tennis.  

This Group Is Connecting Black Travelers And Shattering Stereotypes

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 08.24.2016 | Black Voices

Travel has usually been seen as a luxury that black people just don’t ― or can’t ― have but one collective, Nomadness Travel Tribe, is working...

What The Cancellation Of 'The Nightly Show' Tells Us About Failing While Ethnic

Ranier Maningding | Posted 08.18.2016 | Black Voices
Ranier Maningding

People of color get a few tries and if they fail, whether the reasons are inside or out of their control, they and EVERY person of color must suffer. Every person of color is shut out of an opportunity because a few pioneers couldn't wade in a white industry designed for the success of white applicants.

The World Is Yours

Tiffany Griffin | Posted 08.10.2016 | Black Voices
Tiffany Griffin

Black America (and many other groups in America) counts the hours, minutes, seconds, and milliseconds that fear-laden behaviors such as reporting a man listening to Nas doesn't morph into an act that strips us away from this world that is supposed to be ours just like everyone else's.

7 Ways To Decorate With Matte Black

Architectural Digest | Posted 07.29.2016 | HuffPost Home
Architectural Digest

For Architectural Digest, by HADLEY KELLER. The fashion set’s go-to color choice is finally making an appearance at home. While simple black has alw...

4 Ways I've Been A Jerk About Race In America

Laura A Boggs | Posted 07.26.2016 | Politics
Laura A Boggs

We like to deny there's an issue with profiling or racism or discrimination or whatever you want to call it in this country. That's the equivalent of There, there, it's all in your head, dear.

The Real Reason White People Say 'All Lives Matter'

John Halstead | Posted 07.28.2016 | Religion
John Halstead

Dear fellow white people, let's have an honest talk about why we say "All Lives Matter." First of all, notice that no one was saying "All Lives Matter" before people started saying "Black Lives Matter." Apparently, something about the statement "Black Lives Matter" makes us uncomfortable. Why is that?

The Super Trump Card

David Dent | Posted 07.22.2016 | Politics
David Dent

Mr. President, I hope you are right . I will lean on your words and hope that the America you know will prevail in one of its biggest challenges to come in November.

Doll Creator Shuts Down Suggestion That Her Dolls Are 'Too Dark'

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 07.22.2016 | Black Voices

Diversity has played a huge ― and necessary ― role in the doll industry this year. Toy creators, like Mala Bryan who created an Afro-Caribbean ins...

John Leguizamo Points Out The Hypocrisy Of Minorities Having To Assimilate

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 07.19.2016 | Latino Voices

John Leguizamo knows that achieving cultural and racial harmony in the U.S. is a two-way street. The 51-year-old actor spoke about how unfair it is t...

8,000 People Open Accounts At Black-Owned Bank In Atlanta

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 07.18.2016 | Black Voices

In the weeks following the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, more and more influencers, like Solange and Killer Mike, have started to #Ba...