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When First and Third World Meet

Daniel Weeks | Posted 05.22.2012 | Impact
Daniel Weeks

I may have worked hard when I was young, but the opportunities to learn and work that defined my growing up are hardly the norm in this country, where half the children are born into degrading poverty. The contrasts go on and on.

Home Before Any Place

Wale Oyejide | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style
Wale Oyejide

Twice a month, you remember why it's all worth it. While every night in-between, you ask yourself exactly when it was that your happiness became worth so little?

To Phil Valentine: Shut Up About Race, Jeremy Lin, and Political Correctness

Brandon Thomas | Posted 05.15.2012 | Black Voices
Brandon Thomas

In a recent article in the Murfreesboro Pulse shock jock and local conservative talk radio personality Phil Valentine ignorantly discussed the issue of the racist headline that showed up on ESPN about Jeremy Lin, a basketball player for the New York Knicks.

Little Billy Blackface: The Academy Awards and the Reestablishment of the Social Order

Javon Johnson | Posted 05.08.2012 | Black Voices
Javon Johnson

A couple weekends back, the Academy Awards, since its inception in 1929, awarded just its 14th Black Oscar winner in an acting category. Octavia Spenc...

I'm Just A Person

Charissa Newkirk | Posted 03.19.2012 | Home
Charissa Newkirk

When I fill out a college application, they will never know that I sing in the shower and used to play with Harry Potter Legos. What will they see? I'm a girl. I'm smart. And I'm black.

Broken In Fact, Beloved Indeed: Meditating On Sin At The End Of The Year

Lisa Anderson | Posted 02.27.2012 | Religion
Lisa Anderson

I began to starve myself to death, and with an experience of sickness that infiltrated into every fiber of my physical, mental and spiritual being. 'What is sin' and 'what does it mean to be a sinner' became intensely personal questions for me.

Were You Hoping for a Miracle?

Wale Oyejide | Posted 02.26.2012 | Style
Wale Oyejide

Where happiness is concerned, there is no blueprint. There are no rules that won't break. The blind lead the blind, and disingenuously offer condolences when the unwitting find themselves led astray. So in your own shoes, you will make your own road.

Should I Be Mad That They Take My Photo Because I'm Black?

Oneika Raymond | Posted 01.29.2012 | Black Voices
Oneika Raymond

I love who I am and how I look, and evidently, other people do, too. I say this since, as a black female who travels, I get A LOT of attention in certain places I visit. I can honestly say that my looks have stopped traffic. But my question is, should I be mad?

The Masquerade Is Over

Wale Oyejide | Posted 01.23.2012 | Style
Wale Oyejide


Teaching In The Young Lions' Lair

Turnstyle | Posted 01.09.2012 | Education

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Beyonce And Baby Bump Dress Up As Halloween Bee | Posted 01.01.2012 | Home

Cute! Sorry slightly-scary Heidi Klum, and pretty-poisonous Kim Kardashian, but we think Beyonce and her bump have just beaten you to be crowned MyDai...

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EXCLUSIVE: Iconic Playmate, Jennifer Jackson, Talks Life After Baring It All & ‘The Playboy Club’ | Brennan Williams | Posted 11.25.2011 | Black Voices
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Hot on the heels of the popular television series "Mad Men," NBC producers are capitalizing on the recent trend of '60s-era shows with their new drama...

Obama's Burden: Addressing the Black Labor Crisis in "Post-Racial" America

Avis Jones-DeWeever | Posted 11.13.2012 | Black Voices
Avis Jones-DeWeever

When President Obama addresses the nation with his long-awaited jobs prescription, one thing is certain. Any strategy he puts forth now must not only seek to move the needle for the nation as a whole, it must also include specific remedies for the ever-deepening jobs crisis within black America.

In The Market For: Black And Blue

The Huffington Post | Jenny Kang | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

Photos: Imaxtree Clockwise From Left: Michael Kors Pre-Fall '11, Vionnet Pre-Fall '11, Hermès Thalès Leather and Silver Bracelet, Miu Miu Sequi...

Internet War Of Words Over Alleged Hate Crime Killing In Mississippi

AP | By HOLBROOK MOHR | Posted 10.14.2011 | Crime

JACKSON, Miss. -- Authorities call it a hate crime by two white teens against a middle-aged black man, "murder by physically assaulting and purposeful...

Marvel's Mixed Race "Ultimate Spider-Man"

Marcia Dawkins | Posted 10.03.2011 | Entertainment
Marcia Dawkins

Today we meet Miles Morales, a younger multiracial and multiethnic Spider-Man. Even though Morales may remind us of the Spider-Man we're used to in the more traditional Marvel universe, there are definite differences.

Kim Kardashian Shows Off Her Ample Curves In A Strapless LBD | Posted 09.20.2011 | Home

Kim Kardashian was flaunting her infamous hourglass curves at a Hollywood fashion bash last night, slipping into a teeny tiny strapless LBD. The st...

Is Our Racial Gap Becoming a Generation Gap?

Angela Glover Blackwell | Posted 09.13.2011 | Impact
Angela Glover Blackwell

America's seniors, business leaders, and elected officials simply do not see themselves in the faces of today's young. This signals less obligation and commitment to the kinds of programs and resources that provide a boost for the next generation.

How Marriage Equality Can Save the Black Family

Maya Rupert | Posted 08.05.2011 | Politics
Maya Rupert

June is here. Cue the gloom and doom stories about the state of the black family, and the finger pointing as we figure out who to blame. Unfortunate...

America's Tomorrow: Equity In a Changing Nation

Angela Glover Blackwell | Posted 07.27.2011 | Politics
Angela Glover Blackwell

For America to compete moving forward, we can't continue squandering the skills and potential of millions of young men and women.

On Black Men

Rebecca Carroll | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Carroll

Despite the hope, as a parent raising a black son in a country very presently immersed in the horrific beauty of racial change and evolution, I am careful to remind him that there are still fences.

The New Jim Crow: Social Control, Social Death

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Marian Wright Edelman

As Michelle Alexander's The New Jim Crow clearly shows, our incarceration policies have evolved into a historically punitive form of social control and social death for people of color.

Weekly Audit: Standoff Continues in Wisconsin

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

Weekly Audit: Standoff Continues in WisconsinBy Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger The 14 Democratic state senators who fled Wisconsin to th...

A Call to Black Families

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Marian Wright Edelman

Our families have seen us through many crises, but there have also been threats to black family stability and reports of black family breakdown throughout our history.

Filmmaker Sees Community, Creation at LA Strip Club

James M. Russell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
James M. Russell

It's easy for filmmaker Leilah Weinraub to describe Shakedown, a black lesbian strip club in Los Angeles: "a club where girls go when they first realize they're gay."