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This Is That Time in America

Morris W. O'Kelly | Posted 04.29.2015 | Black Voices
Morris W. O'Kelly

This is that time in America where once again, we wish to be both tremendously ignorant while also "sincere" in our concern for Baltimore, foregoing the fuss and inconvenience of addressing the root issues.

Thanks to Four Bright Rainbows in Our National Clouds

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 02.18.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

All were willing to step up to make a difference, to lead when it could be dangerous, and to let their lives be shining examples for others. We should remember them when we face stormy and cloudy weather in our national life and become bright rainbows of hope like them.

Needed: A True Diversity Map for America

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 02.04.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Sometimes childhood experiences motivate a lifetime of extraordinary work. That is certainly true for Georgetown University Law School professor and bioethicist Patricia King, a brilliant scholar and one of the most effective leaders you may not know.

A Time for Prayer, Thanksgiving, Discernment and Strategic Nonviolent Action

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 01.26.2015 | Religion
Marian Wright Edelman

Through daily moral consciousness we must all counter the proliferating voices of racial and ethnic and religious division that are regaining too much respectability over the land.

Learning to Love What You Have

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

In a season focused on gratitude, 17-year-old Monica Chica has an attitude about choosing to be grateful that's wise far beyond her years: "The most important lesson I learned is that being happy is not about having with you what you loved in the past, but learning to love what you have in the present."

Embracing Who You Are

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 01.14.2015 | Impact
Marian Wright Edelman

Today, teaching Black children that they don't have to have straight hair or look like anyone else or stop being who they are in order to be accepted is another way of reaffirming that they are already perfect exactly the way God made them.

2014: Year of the Funny Women -- Record 60 Women Get Last Laugh At NY Comedy Festival

Beverly Wettenstein | Posted 12.22.2014 | Comedy
Beverly Wettenstein

With all due respect, this positive progress report on Women in Comedy is a tribute to Joan Rivers. She persevered to pave the path for generations of funny women. Rivers auditioned seven times over three years, before making her Tonight Show debut in 1965.

Either Robin Thicke Is Unworthy of an NAACP Image Award or the Awards Are Unworthy of Our Support

Morris W. O'Kelly | Posted 03.17.2014 | Black Voices
Morris W. O'Kelly

How should I or anyone else familiar with the stated mandate of the NAACP Image Awards look upon these 4 nominations for Robin Thicke, all directly connected to the song, Blurred Lines?

Counting Our Blessings in 2013: What Will You Do With Yours?

Verneda White | Posted 03.02.2013 | Impact
Verneda White

With gratitude for the time that has passed, I cannot help but ponder over what is most important as we enter into the New Year, and therefore a new c...

Have His Back: Why You Should Support Barack Obama

John Conyers | Posted 10.04.2012 | Black Voices
John Conyers

The challenger, Mitt Romney, has put forward a vision that is cobbled together with antiquated ideas and failed policies of the past. As David Axelrod suggested in May, Mr. Romney has the, "foreign policy of the 1980s, the social policy of the 1950s and the economic policies of the 1920s."

5 Things You Need To Know This Week

Posted 08.13.2012 | Black Voices

Let's face it, it's tough to keep up with all the news, happenings and ongoings from week to week. Between Twitter feeds, RSS readers and everything e...

Black Audiences Should Feel Included Rather than Targeted: What Is the Theatre Industry Doing to Reach Them?

Tamika Sayles | Posted 10.05.2012 | Black Voices
Tamika Sayles

Although, these strategies do little to decipher the root of an even bigger issue amongst the theatre industry, they do show some process. Black audiences are now seen as a theatre market and where there's a demand, hopefully, there will continue to be shows.

Controversy, Ethics & Bull Running in Pamplona, Spain: Why I Ran With the Bulls, Why You May Not

Oneika Raymond | Posted 09.22.2012 | Black Voices
Oneika Raymond

I am someone who longs to witness, experience, and understand the culture of "the other". Bullfighting and bull running are a significant and important part of Spain's culture. Tourists may flock to San Fermin, but the event is still overwhelmingly Spanish.

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?

Delaware's African American Voters Changed the Political Map

David C. Wilson | Posted 11.08.2011 | Politics
David C. Wilson

A changing racial-ethnic composition in the U.S. suggests that candidates should not fear, or be uncomfortable, going into predominately racial-ethnic communities to communicate their ideas about how to fix problems.

Introducing HuffPost BlackVoices: Covering Black America's Split-Screen Reality

Arianna Huffington | Posted 10.04.2011 | Black Voices
Arianna Huffington

I often feel that we are living in a split-screen world, where what part of the screen you are looking at will determine your perception of where things stand. And nowhere is this more pronounced than in the African-American community.