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Lawsuit Alleges 911 Dispatchers Were Told They 'Speak Ghetto'

Reuters | Elizabeth Daley | Posted 11.23.2014 | Black Voices

PITTSBURGH, Nov 20 (Reuters) - Three minority women are suing a Pittsburgh 911 dispatch center where they worked, alleging that sexual harassment and ...

Maybe It's Time We Gave You an Apology

Lester & Charlie | Posted 11.19.2014 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

Sensitivity be damned. Offending people may not work for everyone, but Urban Outfitters obviously feels it works for them -- surely they'll find more ways to offend. It's going to be hard to top a bloody Kent State sweatshirt, however.

Paul Ryan and the Inner City American Dream Deferred

Antonio Moore | Posted 07.28.2014 | Black Voices
Antonio Moore

Ryan's statement has undertones of racial bias and ignorance, and it fails to acknowledge the depth of the context of America's dark history. A history that digs back to the tobacco farms of Jamestown, Virginia, then makes its way forward to the lunch counters in Selma, Alabama.

Thoughts on a Weekend in Venice

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.17.2014 | Travel
Marshall Fine

Venice outstripped any expectations I might have brought to the experience. It was far more cinematic than any movie could do justice to.

The Real Problem: Race Baiters' Inability to Think, Comprehend

Jason Whitlock | Posted 09.25.2013 | Black Voices
Jason Whitlock

Here's what the race baiters on the right fail to comprehend: There's a clear-cut, easy-to-follow blueprint for avoiding the ravages of black-on-black violence and crime. America has yet to provide us a comparable blueprint for avoiding racial profiling.

The Ghettos of Eastern Europe

John Feffer | Posted 08.06.2013 | World
John Feffer

The experience of today's ghettos has many echoes with the past. Consider for example the Stolipinovo neighborhood in Plovdiv, Bulgaria's second largest city.

Detroit: An American Ghetto Where a House Costs Less Than a Car

Bryce Covert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Bryce Covert

Once our pride and joy, Detroit now reminds us of how far off track our economy has gone and how downtrodden the middle class is.

Prioritizing People or Space?

Rabah Ghezali | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rabah Ghezali

The foreclosure crisis highlighted the failure of our current urban policies. And now, it's affecting all of us.

Jezebel To HuffPost Blogger: 'Literary Critic Hates Vaginas'

The Huffington Post | Amy Hertz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Over the weekend, Huffington Post blogger Anis Shivani posted "The 15 Most Overrated Contemporary American Writers," which quickly became hot on Twit...

Charlie Rangel Begat Ed Towns: Something Is Broken In Brooklyn, Too

Kevin Powell | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Kevin Powell

Did Mr. Rangel begat the lack of ethics also present in the career of his colleague, friend, and staunch ally Congressman Edolphus "Ed" Towns of Brooklyn, New York?

Define "Urban Lit" ...

Charles D. Ellison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Charles D. Ellison

Rage against the Mullah machine fumes in Iran, economy is wrecked, and health care reform is a rubbery roast of ripped tire on the road to political h...

Q&A: Sci-Fi Director Neill Blomkamp Describes Life in District 9 As No Picnic

Brad Balfour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Brad Balfour

"I felt like half of my mind wanted to make some serious film about these topics and the other half wanted to make a bloody genre film, "said Blomkamp. "And then I thought maybe I'll be able to do both."

The Unteachable Lesson: Can We Learn From Gates and Crowley?

Yvonne R. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Yvonne R. Davis

Whether he likes it or not, Gates stands as America's new 21st Century Poster Child for "racial profiling."

Oh, That's How He Talks!

Sam Greenfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sam Greenfield

Nader said that Obama has to 'talk white' in order to win. Does that mean with a stereotypical patois? Does that mean sans ghetto? Regardless, he doesn't grasp that the nation is turning brown.