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Christopher Darden's Daughter Reflects on 'People Vs. O.J. Simpson'

EBONY.com | Posted 04.06.2016 | Black Voices
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My father, who is now a defense lawyer, is not watching the miniseries. Around the time of the show's launch and Sandra Bland's birthday, I asked him how he felt race relations evolved since the trial.

Trump's 'Southern' Strategy

EBONY.com | Posted 03.16.2016 | Black Voices
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Although Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump hails from Queens, NY, his politics mirrors the Southern strategy where Republican Party candidates leveraged racism against African Americans to gain political support.

6 Signs You're in A Toxic Relationship

EBONY.com | Posted 02.24.2016 | Black Voices
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Many of us have been conditioned to believe love is supposed to hurt. I'm not sure where that philosophy came from, but it's alive, well and heavily practiced in relationships all over the world. We stay with people who neglect us, take us for granted and mistreat us. We mask such actions as "growing pains" of the relationship and attribute them to being "just how love is." But love is not pain; it isn't constant disappointment or abuse of any kind. Love is actually the exact opposite.

In Flint, Big Names Helping With Town's Big Water Problems

EBONY.com | Posted 01.27.2016 | Black Voices
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Relief from big names and big business is rolling into Flint amid the city's man-made water disaster.

Operation HOPE Founder, Inspiring Change Through Financial Literacy

EBONY.com | Posted 01.20.2016 | Black Voices
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A native of South Central Los Angeles, John Hope Bryant was always a business-savvy kid. Now, the CEO and Founder of Operation HOPE, a non-profit that brings financial literacy to low-wealth communities, Bryant just wrapped the organization's 2016 HOPE Global Forums Annual Meeting.

Jury Process Shows High Stakes in Freddie Gray Cop Trial

EBONY.com | Posted 12.02.2015 | Black Voices
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By: Charles Robinson Amid demonstrations, calls for calm and a city closely watching, the process of picking an impartial jury in the trial of Office...

Being Black at Mizzou: Then and Now

EBONY.com | Posted 11.18.2015 | Black Voices
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I don't know what it's like to be an average Black student at the Mizzou in 2015, though I imagine it's not very different from what it was like when I studied there in the early '90s.

Powered By AARP: Salute to Hidden Heroes

EBONY.com | Posted 11.11.2015 | Black Voices
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Unpaid family members in the United States provide more than $470 billion worth of at-home care every year. Among these caregivers are the families of America's wounded warriors.

When Your Child Comes Out: Embracing An LGBT Loved One

EBONY.com | Posted 11.04.2015 | Black Voices
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With an increasing number of Black parents being open to exploring the second option, here is some affirming and practical advice from everyday people and LGBT experts on how your family can best support a young person who likely needs it now more than ever.

Call My Mama: The Biggest Lesson from Spring Valley High

EBONY.com | Posted 10.29.2015 | Black Voices
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Regardless of the screams and cries for help, Black parents alone cannot save their children. In most cases, if they tried to intervene, they would become victims of the same fate.

How 'The Cosby Show' Taught Me to Express My Cultural Identity

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 10.27.2015 | Entertainment
Ian Reifowitz

Bill Cosby is what he is, and he did what he did. I'm not here to comment on that. As for how his greatest creation is remembered, that's up to all of us collectively. What I'll say is that it had a tremendous effect on me, personally.

A Woman's Worth: Bill Cosby and Beyond

EBONY.com | Posted 10.21.2015 | Black Voices
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Protective thinking in response to a black man accused of sexual crimes is understandable, given America's history of stereotyping black men as predators. But reflexive and unthinking circling of wagons is a damaging reaction that protects the black community from exactly nothing.

Malcolm-Jamal Warner: Ebony Cover Perpetuates 'Broken Black Family' Cliché

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 10.20.2015 | Black Voices

Ebony's November cover, which depicts a shattered image of the iconic Huxtable family from "The Cosby Show," unleashed a wave of controversy when it d...

Farrakhan Remembers The Day A Million Men Stood Up

EBONY.com | Posted 10.07.2015 | Black Voices
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The Million Man March showed that we could come together and love each other. The legacy that what we established on that day needs to be analyzed, because if we can do it for a day, we can do it for a week, a month, a year, and that is the beginning of a brand-new reality of a Black life.

Cut To Video: Reflections On James Blake, On-Camera Police Brutality

EBONY.com | Posted 09.16.2015 | Black Voices
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One officer told me that if I simply complied with his instructions to show my ID, then I wouldn't have been detained. I demanded to know why I was rushed and restrained with handcuffs. "Why don't you trust police?" the officer shot back.

xST Captures Vanishing Black Neighborhoods [PHOTOS]

EBONY.com | Posted 09.09.2015 | Black Voices
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xST's muse of the moment is photographed against a colorful wall--random words and phrases, or simply unique spaces with hopes of refueling the Black existence currently fighting to stay alive.

Katrina 10: Looking Back, Looking Forward

EBONY.com | Posted 08.26.2015 | Black Voices
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Over a million people have a Katrina story to tell and we're dedicating this week to exploring those stories. And while many narratives include sorrow, we will not fetishize suffering. Instead, we'll provide context, tell the truth and celebrate the resiliency of New Orleans and her people.

Julian Bond's Final Gift

EBONY.com | Posted 08.26.2015 | Black Voices
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By: Asha French Since I heard the news of Julian Bond's passing on Saturday, I have not been able to shake my memory of the story he told at Emory U...

Ferguson Forward: Words On My Son, Mike Brown

EBONY.com | Posted 08.19.2015 | Black Voices
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I want the world to be inspired by the impact of Mike-Mike's death, which has awakened this country not only to the disparities in our justice system and communities, but also the need for us to pay attention to the younger generation.

Washington Post Reporter Wesley Lowery Reflects on Covering the Death of Mike Brown

EBONY.com | Posted 08.11.2015 | Black Voices
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Wesley Lowery found himself inserted into the story of Ferguson during last year's protests when he was arrested by St. Louis Country Sheriffs' officers. The young reporter speaks on how the death of Mike Brown has impacted his work and how the moment changed things for him on the ground.

Freedom Summer Lunch Soldiers on, Despite Threats from Trolls

EBONY.com | Posted 08.04.2015 | Black Voices
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In January of 1969, the Black Panther Party initiated the groundbreaking Free Breakfast for Children Program in San Francisco. The "Survival Program" flourished and spread nationwide, feeding thousands of hungry children and inspiring school lunch programs across the country.

A Salute to the African American Playwright August Wilson

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 04.21.2015 | Black Voices
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

This film is a beautiful legacy. It sheds light on a very gifted man who, like many creative people, was raised under difficult circumstances in an underserved area of Pittsburgh. All of his plays were "doors" into the black experience, and from many eras of the American story.

Sale of Ebony and Jet Photos Like Eating the Seed Corn

William H. Turner | Posted 04.11.2015 | Black Voices
William H. Turner

At the darkest times in segregated America, I could read any issue of Jet or Ebony and feel content that blacks -- that I -- could still excel in any human endeavor. Happy thoughts, cheer and optimism filled the pages.

EXCLUSIVE: Former Ebony Editor-In-Chief Talks Departure

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 05.06.2014 | Black Voices

Ebony magazine is celebrating Black Music Month (aka June) by paying homage to the industry’s top leaders, pioneers and game changers. With that sai...

This Mom Was Pregnant When Her Child's Father Proposed To Another Woman

Posted 01.25.2014 | Black Voices

As one of the Internet’s fiercest and most-heard voices on today’s cultural issues, Jamilah Lemieux has made fans and detractors alike thanks to h...