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Do #BlackLivesMatter to Hispanics? It Depends on Who You Ask

César Vargas | Posted 11.25.2015 | Latino Voices
César Vargas

There is a great deal of racism and colorism within Hispanic enclaves that goes unnoticed, unreported, and kept in obscurity by other Hispanics who happen to be white (and some POC, too). Why do you think some of us have to start our own platforms to speak about these things?

The Only One in the Room: Rod McCullom on Covering HIV and Science as a Black Gay Journalist

JD Davids | Posted 11.25.2015 | Gay Voices
JD Davids

In his long career as a black gay journalist, Rod McCullom is known for his reporting on science and health (including HIV). As such, he says he has often been the only person of color in the newsroom or production studio -- and almost always the only gay black man.

Police and the Court of Public Opinion

Paul Schwennesen | Posted 11.24.2015 | Black Voices
Paul Schwennesen

In time, and with the right kind of evidence, perhaps the court of public opinion can be better informed before deciding its verdict.

Defending Caitlyn Jenner Against Rose McGowan

Rocco Papa | Posted 11.24.2015 | Gay Voices
Rocco Papa

McGowan doesn't seem to understand equality. Equality is welcoming all people regardless of gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, etc.

Week to Week News Quiz for 11/20/15

John Zipperer | Posted 11.20.2015 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

It's a dangerous world out there. Find out how dangerous it is by taking our latest Week to Week news quiz. Some random but actual hints: They heard ...

It’s 2015 And A High School Student Thought His KKK Costume Was OK

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 11.20.2015 | Black Voices

A photo of a high school student in Coweta County, Georgia wearing a Ku Klux Klan hood and holding a confederate flag has gained a lot of attention af...

Don't Blame Muslims: France's Failed Promise of Integration

Erik Bleich | Posted 11.20.2015 | Politics
Erik Bleich

Beirut and Paris were both the targets of brutal terrorist attacks last week. And they will probably be targeted again. To ensure that Paris does not become as splintered as Beirut, France needs to do more than fight ISIS abroad and monitor radicals at home.

Schools Nationwide Stand In Solidarity For #StudentBlackOut Day

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 11.19.2015 | Black Voices

Students across the country united for a day of action on Wednesday to challenge the racial inequities they face on campus. Calling it #StudentBlackOu...

Faith Calls Us To Be Courageous in Our Love

Marie Alford-Harkey | Posted 11.19.2015 | Religion
Marie Alford-Harkey

As religion continues to be misused to support discrimination and violence toward LGBTQ people, people of faith have an obligation to show another way.

My White Neighbor Thought I Was Breaking Into My Own Home And Called The Cops

The Washington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 11.18.2015 | Black Voices

On Sept. 6, I locked myself out of my apartment in Santa Monica, Calif. I was in a rush to get to my weekly soccer game, so I decided to go enjoy the...

Those Anti-Muslim Rants Are Going To Get Your Company Sued

Donna Ballman | Posted 11.18.2015 | Business
Donna Ballman

In light of the attacks in Paris, I'm guessing there will be lots of workplace water cooler talk about Muslims and Middle Easterners in the news. Inevitably, someone will go on a rant about Muslims. That person will get you sued unless you shut them down speedy quick.

Transgender State Legislator: Not This Time

Stephanie Mott | Posted 11.17.2015 | Gay Voices
Stephanie Mott

Perhaps the most important thing I set out to do was to give a few young people, who happen to be transgender, some hope that they could live authentically and make it in this world.

Why 65 Dems Are Trying To Strip Financial Safeguards For People Of Color

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 11.17.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Progressive Democrats are scrambling to prevent their colleagues from supporting a bill that would pave the way for racial discriminati...

Eighth Grader Writes Heartbreaking Letter About Racism He Faces At School

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 11.16.2015 | Black Voices

Za'Khari Waddy is a young scholar and a leader on his football team. But neither of these accolades could shield him from the racism he faces at scho...

We Need to Talk About Being #NativeOnCampus

DaShanne Stokes | Posted 11.16.2015 | College
DaShanne Stokes

Privilege is not knowing that you're hurting others and not listening when they tell you. From the responses of those who attacked me and others for talking about what it's like being Native American on campus, it's clear that many people are blind and deaf.

Overcoming Perceptions of Parenting with a Disability

Christinne Rudd | Posted 11.16.2015 | Parents
Christinne Rudd

When I became a mom, I never knew how much scrutiny I'd face just because I happen to be disabled too. You read that right, my disability is secondary to me, and to be quite honest, I actually don't think of it at all.

Racial Tensions Grow At University Of Kansas

AP | Adam Goldberg | Posted 11.15.2015 | College

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Racial tensions are growing at the University of Kansas with a call for three top Student Senate leaders to resign and a r...

DC Council Votes to Lower the Legal Standard for new Family Shelters: "What's wrong with us?"

Patty Mullahy Fugere | Posted 11.13.2015 | DC
Patty Mullahy Fugere

We can do better. All of us. While the standard in the law for family shelters has been lowered, that doesn't mean that Mayor Bowser cannot far exceed this floor--and she has promised to try to do so.

Marked for Death: A Homosexual's Rant to His Would Be Executioners

Michael Rohrer | Posted 11.13.2015 | Gay Voices
Michael Rohrer

I'm a person. I'm someone's child, someone's brother, someone's uncle. I'm a cousin, a nephew, a friend. I'm a human being. I deserve to live my life to the fullest just like anybody else.

Less Than 100: A New Pop-Up Closes the Wage Gap for Consumers

Stephanie Hepburn | Posted 11.19.2015 | Impact
Stephanie Hepburn

Founded by Brooklyn graphic designer Elana Schlenker in 2014, the store charges two disparate prices that reflect the wage gap. Meaning, men pay full retail cost while women customers pay the percentage they earn on the dollar statewide.

Is the Church Dying?

Steve McSwain | Posted 11.11.2015 | Religion
Steve McSwain

First, If the Church wishes to have any kind of viable future, it must stop pretending the Bible is an infallible book written by God and dictated through Divinely-inspired and inerrant writers.

James and The Giant Sneetches Teaches Us a Thing or Two About the Psychology of Market Driven Economics

Kay Tacke Morse | Posted 11.10.2015 | Business
Kay Tacke Morse

My friend James has sculpted a big glorious life out of clay mixed of abundance and brilliance. He buys, grows, sells, creates and sculpts companies. He grows people too. He teaches them how to be better versions of themselves, with his wisdom.

Muslim Man Fired From Bed Bath & Beyond Says He Was Called 'Terrorist'

The Huffington Post | Kimberley Richards | Posted 11.09.2015 | Business

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What Grandparent Stereotypes Are Getting All Wrong

Teresa Kindred | Posted 11.07.2015 | Fifty
Teresa Kindred

While having a grandchild makes a grandparent, it doesn't make us all alike. Yet, most often when we are portrayed by the media or advertisers, we have silver hair, wear glasses and are pleasantly plump or if you are man, you are usually pictured as bald... We don't all sit on the front porch in rocking chairs knitting booties or crocheting sweaters.

A Letter to the Christians in Houston Who Opposed HERO

Brandan Robertson | Posted 11.05.2015 | Gay Voices
Brandan Robertson

I know that you believe that this ordinance was more about your religious freedoms than it was about human rights or equality. But I also want you to know that much of what you have been told is patently false.