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Harry Belafonte

Harry Belafonte Honored With Prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 03.17.2017 | Black Voices

Harry Belafonte’s long and respected personal history as a humanitarian earned him a distinguished honor in New York on Wednesday evening. The 90-ye...

Harry Belafonte’s New 19-Track Album Highlights Need For Racial Unity

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 02.23.2017 | Black Voices

Over his 68-year-long career, Harry Belafonte has made remarkable contributions to both the world of music and activism. In commemoration of his upcom...

Tidal Joins Social Justice Organization For Project Honoring Victims Of Racial Violence

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 02.21.2017 | Black Voices

Jay Z’s streaming music and entertainment platform, TIDAL, has partnered with Harry Belafonte’s social justice organization,, to raise...

Gloria Steinem’s Partnership With The Women’s March Is A Match Made In Feminist Heaven

The Huffington Post | Hayley Miller | Posted 12.29.2016 | Women

Feminist icon Gloria Steinem will serve as honorary co-chair of the Women’s March on Washington, she announced Wednesday on Instagram. The march to ...

Harry Belafonte Taps Influencers For Powerful Police Brutality PSA

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 10.14.2016 | Black Voices

Harry Belafonte is continuing his pursuit for civil rights in America by addressing police brutality in a new short film titled, “Against The Wall....

Harry Belafonte Is Really Concerned About Trump Supporters

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 10.04.2016 | Black Voices

Harry Belafonte, who initially endorsed Bernie Sanders during the primary season, has shifted his support to Hillary Clinton. The legendary entertaine...

Harry Belafonte Nails Why Colin Kaepernick's Protest Is So Necessary

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 09.01.2016 | Black Voices

When it comes to a black voice being raised in protest to oppression, “those who are comfortable with our oppression are the first to criticize us f...

Harry Belafonte Creates Social Justice Festival With 'Many Rivers To Cross'

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 08.26.2016 | Black Voices

Harry Belafonte is issuing a call of action for music artists and community leaders to address America’s most dire social issues. The legendary ent...

How One Trip To Africa Forever Changed Harry Belafonte's Life

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 06.08.2016 | Black Voices

Legendary actor and singer Harry Belafonte has belted out many great hits and graced many stages throughout his illustrious career of 60-plus years. H...

Hollywood Actor Brings Story Of Living Legend Harry Belafonte To Stage

AlwaysAList | Brennan Williams | Posted 03.24.2016 | Black Voices

Actor Austen Jaye is a leading man on the world wide web, starring in the popular Black&Sexy TV digital series "Yellow," "Roomieloverfriends," "Hello ...

Ta-Nehisi Coates, Harry Belafonte, Cornel West, Danny Glover, and Ben Jealous Are Voting for Bernie Sanders

H. A. Goodman | Posted 02.12.2017 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

Like every other community in the United States, African American intellectuals and political leaders represent a wide range of viewpoints, and while Dr. Cornel West and Ta-Nehisi Coates might disagree on certain issues, they're voting for Bernie Sanders.

Activists, Artists and Leaders Talk Purpose in the Amazing Race (of People) | Posted 11.27.2016 | Black Voices

Mr. Harry Belafonte, 88, a legend among men, a king among kings, is the embodiment of Black resistance.

Confronting the Silence of Structural Racism

Scott Stearman | Posted 11.17.2016 | Black Voices
Scott Stearman

There is recognition at the United Nations that people of African descent have been subject to a fairly specific kind of insipid global racism.

How Harry Belafonte Helped Bring Usher’s 'Chains' Racial Injustice Campaign To Life

VIBE | Brennan Williams | Posted 10.22.2015 | Black Voices

Usher’s latest musical release is more than just a song. The singer confronts racial injustices and police brutality with “Chains,” featuring Na...

A Park and a King: The 2 Jewels of Cahuita, Costa Rica

Bob Schulman | Posted 10.20.2016 | Travel
Bob Schulman

On the way back to San Jose, I asked our tour bus driver if he'd heard of Ferguson. That's when I learned he's famous. He's known around Costa Rica as "the Calypso King," on par down there with Harry Belafonte.

Steve McQueen's Bio-Pic of Paul Robeson Will Help Restore the Reputation of the 20th Century's Most Talented Individual

Peter Dreier | Posted 08.23.2016 | Politics
Peter Dreier

McQueen revealed his plans last week at the Hidden Heroes event in New York, held by the Andrew Goodman Foundation, named after one of the civil rights workers killed in Mississippi in 1964. Harry Belafonte, who was Robeson's protégé and friend, is working with McQueen on the project.

Exposing Food Chain to Human Rights, via Music's Diplomats

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 06.15.2016 | Impact
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Hunger engulfs almost a billion of the globe's citizens but inadequate nutrition is an even broader epidemic that consumes millions of healthy lives, from the richest nations to the poorest subsistence farmers.

Harry Belafonte On What's Really Being Said With 'Thug'

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 05.26.2015 | Black Voices

Debate around the definition of the term “thug” resurfaced last month in light of the media’s coverage of the unrest in Baltimore, with some ref...

Why Do We March? For Equal Protection and Absolute Justice

Tamika D. Mallory | Posted 06.29.2015 | DC
Tamika D. Mallory

Over the course of a week we limped and ran, marching through rain or shine, and found ourselves approached with both solidarity and vitriol by the cars who passed our caravan on the highways.

The Party's Over: A Tribute to Polly Bergen

Cara Joy David | Posted 06.01.2015 | Arts
Cara Joy David

One thing the theater community does well is celebrate its own. And Polly Bergen was a member of the theater community. Now, as I previously wrote, the League of American Theaters and Producers opted not to dim the lights for her.

Remembering the Great Polly Bergen

Cara Joy David | Posted 05.23.2015 | Arts
Cara Joy David

Polly Bergen was a real class act. She had a grace about her, an intangible quality that not many possess.

It's Time: Call for Clemency for Leonard Peltier

Jack Healey | Posted 05.09.2015 | Impact
Jack Healey

Clemency is a request any citizen can make of our government, and all our voices need to be heard. We just want Leonard to go to his home on the northern plains and be able to spend what remains of his life with his family and be able to rest and be at ease with his people of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa, his relatives in Indian country, and with us.

Kanye West Doesn't Have All the Answers and Never Will

Ernest Owens | Posted 04.26.2015 | Black Voices
Ernest Owens

When I think about black power and academia, I don't go to celebrities for that. I look to the many black inventors and scholars who have paved the way for me to have graduated from college and succeed in my personal career.

'People Are Awake': Public Figures Discuss The Reality Of Race In America

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 02.10.2015 | Black Voices

Dr. Martin Luther King’s dream for racial equality in America has certainly made progress towards becoming a reality. However, while some believe th...

At Selma and Around the World, Pete Seeger Brought Us Closer Together

Peter Dreier | Posted 03.31.2015 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Pete's fingers can strum no longer, but, thanks to him, people around the world can have many "singing tomorrows."