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'Not All Republicans are Islamophobes But All Islamophobes are Republicans'

Dr. Faheem Younus | Posted 10.31.2012 | Religion
Dr. Faheem Younus

Islamophobia in America is not innate. Rather it's the fruit of a decade long hysteria against Muslims generated by a largely Republican machine comprised of Republican pundits, conservative funders, media conglomerates and fiery politicians.

The Plus in Romney's 0 Percent Black Vote Support

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 10.27.2012 | Black Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The GOP's aim is not to add a digit or two to the goose egg that polls show Romney will get from black voters. It's to sow seeds of doubt, confusion, and even some hostility toward Obama among just enough blacks to keep them from the polls.

Obama's Executive Order Puts Blacks In the Corner At the U.S. Department of Education

Michael Meyers | Posted 10.07.2012 | Black Voices
Michael Meyers

We need President Barack Hussein Obama's leadership in streamlining government and in reorganizing society on a nonracial basis instead of doing the same thing that his predecessors have done

Hate on Social Media Against President Obama Soars

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 09.28.2012 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

As the closely contested 2012 presidential election further heats up, more groups will skirt the social media censors and ratchet up their hate filled vitriol on their sites. They'll pawn it off as poking fun and satire at Obama, and minorities. And for the most part they'll get away with it.

The Race Game of American Democracy

Glen Browder | Posted 09.26.2012 | Politics
Glen Browder

Race relations in this part of the country are still problematic; but the regional situation now is simply a more obvious and intense case of the American racial problem. Perhaps the time has come for the South and America to talk as a nation about our common situation.

Say No to Mitt Romney

Brandy Williams | Posted 09.18.2012 | Black Voices
Brandy Williams

The bottom line is simple; Romney expects to spit out propaganda, use Blacks in his political war and play us all at the same time.

Say It Loud! The Black & the Proud Protest Stereotypes Online

Kim Kane | Posted 09.02.2012 | Black Voices
Kim Kane

The Internet has proven a useful tool for protesting offensive and sometimes painful imagery -- quite possibly shifting the landscape of mass media and popular culture.

Biracial Accommodation: The South's New Political Order

Glen Browder | Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics
Glen Browder

Interestingly and importantly, white Southern politicos have been joined by many blacks, liberal interests and governmental agencies in adopting an accommodational approach to public life.

Will the Real Black People of Atlanta Please Stand Up

Kelly Smith Beaty | Posted 08.20.2012 | Black Voices
Kelly Smith Beaty

How is it that a city which was once the crowning jewel in the story of black America has allowed itself to be positioned as the melting pot of black affliction? The Atlanta that I knew and grew up in was one of great pride and self-respect.

Why Blacks Evolved So 'Quickly' on Gay Marriage

Keith Boykin | Posted 08.05.2012 | Black Voices
Keith Boykin

What really caused the black community's rapid "evolution" on gay marriage over the past month? The answer is simple: We didn't evolve overnight. We've been evolving for decades, even when the media wasn't paying attention.

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Joe Walsh: Jesse Jackson Wants To 'Keep African Americans Down On Some Plantation'

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 06.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) isn't backing down from controversial comments he made last week about Rev. Jesse Jackson -- instead, he's rampi...

3 Types Of Questions Singles MUST Ask New Dates

Tara Fass | Posted 07.23.2012 | Divorce
Tara Fass

After the divorce, when the time feels right to start dating again, there are a few things to keep in mind.

Making College Affordable

Rep. Charles Rangel | Posted 06.26.2012 | Politics
Rep. Charles Rangel

When I was growing up in Harlem, college was a remote possibility even for the most fortunate black and Hispanic students. But today's young minority men and women should expect nothing less from themselves than a college degree.

Race Controversy In Seinfeld Super Bowl Acura Ad (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 04.18.2012 | Business

Think black actors have it tough in the movies? If casting standards for the Super Bowl Acura commercial with Jerry Seinfeld were any indication, the ...

Blacks Need Not Apply to Virtually White Senate

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 06.10.2012 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The hard fact is that to win a Senate seat is a politically elite controlled, multi-millionaires derby that excludes just about everyone who doesn't fit that category, which is just about everybody.

The Power Of "I'm Sorry"

Rev. Dr. Stephanie Buckhanon Crowder | Posted 06.04.2012 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Stephanie Buckhanon Crowder

There is something powerful about saying "I'm sorry." Lent forces us to come to grips with the need to both give and receive apologies.

Racism without Racists: George Zimmerman and the Conundrum of Modern Bigotry

Edward Wyckoff Williams | Posted 06.01.2012 | Black Voices
Edward Wyckoff Williams

The conundrum of racism without racistscreates a society in which black males are perceived always and everywhere as the perpetrator, never given the dignity applied to a victim.

WATCH: School Superintendent Accused Of Racism

The Huffington Post | Khristopher Brooks | Posted 03.27.2012 | Black Voices

A group of public school employees in Washington state are outraged by the racially insensitive remarks they said their superintendent has made in the...

Old Is the New Black; BDSM, the New Gay

Eric Schaeffer | Posted 04.25.2012 | Home
Eric Schaeffer

Blindfolding with a silk scarf? Wrists bound to the bedpost while whip cream or ice is run along the innocent captive? "Rough" sex? A slight squeeze of your lover's throat? Just a soft one?

Why The AG Settlement Is Good For Communities Of Color

Janet Murguía | Posted 04.10.2012 | Latino Voices
Janet Murguía

State Attorneys General (AG) arrived at a $25 billion agreement with mortgage servicers in response to the "robosigning" scandal that broke 18 months ago.

A Hope that Don Cornelius' Apparent Suicide Opens Door on Taboo Topic

Melanie Coffee | Posted 04.08.2012 | Black Voices
Melanie Coffee

In the wake of Don Cornelius' death, many suicide prevention advocates were hoping that his apparent suicide would give people an avenue for talking about something we don't like to discuss.

All The Voices Are White, And They Are Being Heard

Catherine Meeks, Ph.D. | Posted 03.14.2012 | Black Voices
Catherine Meeks, Ph.D.

We cannot allow the artificial lines of division to deter us from standing together because we are losing our souls and the country's soul while we watch in silence.

Prisons Go Up... Schools Close Down

Rev. Gregory Seal Livingston | Posted 02.01.2012 | Chicago
Rev. Gregory Seal Livingston

In the last 10 years, the Chicago Public School district has closed nearly 50 schools. Last week thousands of Chicago families were stunned to learn that more closings and 'turnaround' treatments are in store.

Repairing The Black-Jewish Rift

Matthew Anderson | Posted 01.31.2012 | Religion
Matthew Anderson

Standing to the left of Fred on his wedding day, my emotions were nearly as high and mixed as those of the lucky couple. I was honored to be the best man at their wedding.

What You Can Achieve

Monique Ruffin | Posted 01.29.2012 | Politics
Monique Ruffin

I called my uncle Michael the other day, just to say hello. He often complains that I only call him when I need money or something. He's right, and I ...