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Can We Please Stop Giving Rachel Dolezal A Platform?

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 03.29.2017 | Black Voices

It has been nearly two years since Rachel Dolezal was outed by her parents for being a white woman who claimed to be black. Unfortunately, she is stil...

Republican Politician Dressed In Blackface For 'Good Night At Church'

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 02.28.2017 | Politics

A Republican politician running for a state legislature seat in Louisiana is under fire after a picture surfaced of him in blackface. Louisiana polit...

Arkansas School Board Member Under Fire For Racist Costume

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 11.17.2016 | Black Voices

An elected member of a school board in Arkansas has been urged to resign after images surfaced showing him in blackface. Ted Bonner of the Blevins Sc...

If You Choose To Wear Blackface On Halloween, You're Just Plain Racist

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 10.25.2016 | Black Voices

It happens every Halloween, like clockwork. Some clueless white person, whether it be a famous actress like Julianne Hough or an Alabama schoolteacher...

This Halloween, Don’t Be THAT Person With The Frighteningly Offensive Costume

The Huffington Post | Sarah Grossman | Posted 10.24.2016 | Impact

Here’s your annual reminder that it’s not festive to dress up like a privileged jerk this year for Halloween. I mean, we’re already off to a pr...

Pennsylvania College Students Suspended Over Blackface Video

Reuters | Lilly Workneh | Posted 10.03.2016 | Black Voices

A Pennsylvania college has suspended two students for their role in an online video that showed a white female student in blackface and that was widel...

It Never Crossed Jason Aldean's Mind That Blackface Was Offensive

The Huffington Post | Cole Delbyck | Posted 09.08.2016 | Entertainment

Jason Aldean is apparently a man of tractors, faith and contradictions. In 2015, the country singer came under fire for wearing blackface as part of ...

Friday Talking Points -- Deportation Clarification

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.02.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Donald Trump going to Mexico could have had a certain "Nixon goes to China" flavor about it, and he actually was getting some good reviews for crossing the very low bar of "not totally embarrassing himself or his country" -- at least for the first few hours. Then he went to Phoenix, and Mr. Hyde came back out.

Trump Surrogate Questions MSNBC Host’s Ancestry While Defending Racist Tweet

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | Posted 08.30.2016 | Politics

Mark Burns, a pastor who serves as a surrogate for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, got into a heated argument with MSNBC’s Kristen Wel...

Hollywood's Café Con Leche Conundrum

Eduardo Diaz | Posted 04.29.2016 | Latino Voices
Eduardo Diaz

Simone was able to conjure glamour in spite of everything the world said about black women who looked like her. And for that she enjoyed a special pla...

Top 3 Types of Digital Blackface

Sedgrid Lewis | Posted 04.27.2017 | Black Voices
Sedgrid Lewis

Although blackface is no longer a part of theater, it still rears it's ugly head at fraternity and sorority parties or anywhere else people want to mis-represent black people. Now we have the new phenomenon of Digital Blackface in the tech space.

The Reality of Perpetuating Racist Stereotypes: An Open Letter to SnapChat on 420

Natalie Flores | Posted 04.27.2017 | Black Voices
Natalie Flores

HOW MANY TIMES DO COMMUNITIES OF COLOR NEED TO TELL THE PUBLIC THAT BLACKFACE IS WRONG? No matter which way you look at it, cultural appropriation is a sticky issue and when you are encouraging people everywhere to be a "black man for a day"-especially today, on 4/20, you are perpetuating a cycle of hate, criminalization, and overall, IGNORANCE.

Everything You Need To Know About Cultural Appropriation, In 1 Minute

The Huffington Post | Chantelle DMello | Posted 04.26.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

"Cultural appropriation" is one of those things that everyone seems to be talking about -- but, as some pretty egregious examples prove, not everyone ...

Asian-American Stars Speak Out Against 'Ghost In The Shell' Casting

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 04.20.2016 | Entertainment

Actresses Constance Wu and Ming-Na Wen sounded off on the recent controversy surrounding the first photo from "Ghost in the Shell" at a Committee of 1...

Soccer Team Goes Blackface To Protest Racism Against Players

The Huffington Post | Andrew Hart | Posted 03.31.2016 | Sports

A German soccer club took a stand against an apparently racist attack on two of its black players by going blackface in a team picture. Deinster SV, ...

India.Arie Perfectly Explains Why Nina Simone Casting Was A Lost Opportunity

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 03.07.2016 | Black Voices

In case anyone is still confused about why casting Zoe Saldana to play Nina Simone in the upcoming biopic "Nina" is problematic, India.Arie is here to...

The 'Nina' Trailer Is What Happens When White People Tell Black Stories

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 03.03.2016 | Black Voices

On Wednesday, the trailer for Zoe Saldana's upcoming Nina Simone biopic was released, and Black Twitter wasn't happy about it. There's nothing extraor...

25 Times White Actors Played People Of Color And No One Really Gave A S**t

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 02.23.2017 | Latino Voices

As if it wasn’t enough that Hollywood lacks serious diversity behind and in front of the camera, the industry also has a nasty (not so) little habit...

Conversation with Author Kliph Nesteroff (Part One)

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 02.15.2017 | Home
Michael Nirenberg

After hearing comedy historian Kliph Nesteroff's interview on Marc Maron's WTF podcast I knew I had to drop everything and pick up his epic historical...

Skin-Whitener Commercial Showing Actress In Blackface Is Pulled

Associated Press | Lee Moran | Posted 12.20.2016 | Black Voices

BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai cosmetics company quickly pulled a video in which an actress wears blackface and promotes a skin-whitener with the slogan: “...

White Lady Thought Posing In Blackface Would Help Save Africa

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 01.07.2016 | Black Voices

Hungarian artist Boglarka Balogh wanted to bring awareness to African tribal women "at the brink of extinction." Her contribution: sharing a tone-deaf...

Jason Aldean Slammed For Wearing Blackface On Halloween

The Huffington Post | Joe Satran | Posted 11.11.2015 | Entertainment

Jason Aldean has landed in hot water over his deeply insensitive choice of Halloween costume. The country superstar dressed as rapper Lil Wayne -- and...

Blackface on Campuses: Yale and Mizzou

Ronda Lee | Posted 11.11.2016 | College
Ronda Lee

I take offense against Erika Christakis, Nicholas Christakis and their supporters. If students had a party themed "Come as a Jew, holocaust victim or Hitler," there would be a collective uproar, no "Look away and stop being overly sensitive."

Here's A Reminder Not To Wear Blackface This Halloween (Or Ever)

The Huffington Post | Julia Craven | Posted 11.01.2016 | Politics

Halloween is this Saturday. On Sunday, we'll wake up to a story that reads like this: A photo has surfaced on social media, showing a (probably white,...

Americans Say They're OK With Blackface, Other Offensive Costumes

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 10.31.2015 | Politics

Americans generally think it's fine for people to wear potentially offensive Halloween costumes, including blackface, a new HuffPost/YouGov poll finds...