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Sikh Americans Should Show Solidarity With #BlackLivesMatter

Simran Kaur-Colbert | Posted 07.16.2015 | Religion
Simran Kaur-Colbert

As Americans grieve this terrorist attack that claimed the lives of nine congregants of Mother Emanuel and engage in much-needed dialogues on the legacy of the centuries of racialized violence of slavery and Jim-Crow segregation, Sikh Americans of South Asian origin must actively join the dialogue and purposefully engage with our Christian African-American brothers and sisters in solidarity.

The Top 5 Things I Want People to Know About My Mixed Family

Brandon L. Greene | Posted 07.13.2015 | Black Voices
Brandon L. Greene

The following is based on real-life experiences with my family since the birth of my son. It goes without saying that these situations, from cultural misunderstandings to racial/ethnic insensitivity to flat-out ignorance, likely represent only the tip of the iceberg in terms of what my biracial son can expect to experience throughout his life.

The Lesson of Gay Marriage

Pat LaMarche | Posted 07.07.2015 | Politics
Pat LaMarche

Most folks don't know about Shelley v. Kraemer. No, the better-known equality granting SCOTUS ruling is Brown v. The Board of Education of Topeka in 1954. And while folks remember that this granted equal access to public education, few know how quickly their ruling was enforced. And by quickly, I mean slowly.

What's the Real Definition of 'Traditional Marriage?'

Matt Baume | Posted 06.26.2015 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

Traditional marriage isn't exactly the "one man, one woman" story you've always heard. Politicians may claim that the definition of marriage hasn't changed in thousands of years, but it most definitely has. Marriage has been through a lot of changes over the millennia.

Zach Carter

History Does Not Support Clarence Thomas' Weird Reasoning

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 06.27.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Justice Antonin Scalia may have penned the most colorful dissent to Friday's landmark Supreme Court ruling on marriage equality, but his...

Love Is Legitimate

Liz Lamoste | Posted 06.05.2015 | Impact
Liz Lamoste

Love is legitimate, regardless of who it is between. I hope that is something that our current Supreme Court, and society at large, can see.

How Will Republicans React to Gay Marriage Decision?

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.27.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The Supreme Court decision, when it happens later this year, is quite likely going to set off an argument within the Republican Party -- or, at the very least, that subset of the party who are running for president.

Cake Wars Getting Stickier

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.06.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

With all the political frenzy about both religious freedom and discrimination, the pundits always seem to come back to the same classic case: a baker contemplating whether to bake a cake for a gay wedding.

Here's The Truth About Interracial Dating... Mostly

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 03.30.2015 | Comedy

Interracial dating "can be a little tricky," comedian Phoebe Robinson says. So she explains the pitfalls and objectives in this "Mostly True" video...

Racism Is Ruining My Marriage

Jonathan Walton | Posted 05.17.2015 | Religion
Jonathan Walton

I told my wife to leave me alone because I was told men like me are not worthy of love and that something is wrong with the women who do. They are less-than by association. I am afraid for my marriage because music and movies tells me if my dad was unfaithful, I will be too.

Tiffany & Co. Celebrates Diversity In Love With Moving New Ad

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 02.25.2015 | Weddings

Tiffany & Co. has released an ad titled "Will You?" and it's pretty perfect. "Every life shared begins with a question," the ad's description read...

Standing in the Courthouse Door

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.11.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The chief justice of Alabama's supreme court is making a stand in the courthouse door. This is not literally happening, the way it did in 1963 when Alabama Gov. George Wallace made a similar stand in the schoolhouse door. But in both cases, high Alabama officials are trying to preserve the state's ability to discriminate against a segment of its population.

Cinema's Lessons on Race: Beyond 'Black or White'

Kimberly Cooper | Posted 04.01.2015 | Entertainment
Kimberly Cooper

I've been waiting a lifetime for a film like Black or White. Growing up biracial in the mid-70s and late 80's, I wondered when I would get to see myself up there on the big screen too. Where were the blended interracial families like mine?

Facing Racism In Brazil: Black Like Me

Vanessa Rodrigues | Posted 01.06.2015 | Black Voices
Vanessa Rodrigues

In the end, my husband and I aren't white. Our child is the perfection combination of the two of us. Our son is black.

Couples of the Future

Amanda Roosa | Posted 03.08.2015 | Women
Amanda Roosa

Of course I'm happy when I see interracial relationships. But I'm also bitter because I know many of them are doomed from the start. One side gives in too much or not enough. I want to see more compromise.

Police and Black Men Are At War, And The Two Men I Love Are On The Battlefield

Jennifer Borget | Posted 01.26.2015 | Parents
Jennifer Borget

My husband always has the option of changing careers. My son can never change who he is. But my son and other black boys need allies in uniform to protect him. Allies like his father.

Asian-American Men: Hunks of Burning Love or Wimps With Small Wieners?

Ama Yawson | Posted 12.10.2014 | Black Voices
Ama Yawson

It is high time that we end bullying against and stereotyping of Asian-American men and start celebrating them! I contacted Ranier Maningding, the innovator behind the wildly popular blog The Love Life of an Asian Guy, and he described in detail the bullying that he's experienced as a result of being an Asian-American male, and how he's overcome it.

The Perils Of Online Dating While Black

Literally, Darling | Posted 10.29.2014 | Women
Literally, Darling

If you're young, black and female, your identity might be a liability. Recent studies have proven that online dating can be tainted by racism.

Kimchi and Latkes: Growing Up Korean and Jewish

Victoria Namkung | Posted 09.28.2014 | Religion
Victoria Namkung

Generally speaking, Asians and Jews have a lot in common: a strong sense of family and culture, priorities on education and success and troubled wartime histories. And let's be honest, a Korean mother is basically a Jewish mother with a stronger accent.

Today's Modern Family, As Advertised

Jim Joseph | Posted 09.27.2014 | Parents
Jim Joseph

It's actually kind of fun to see modern day portrayals of parenting, because the style is so vastly different than in generations past.

It Has Been 47 Years Since This Couple Helped Redefine Marriage

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 06.12.2014 | Black Voices

Their love was criminal. Mildred Jeter, a 17-year-old black woman, and Richard Loving, a 23-year-old white man, were just like any other young coup...

"The Most Diverse Wedding Ever"

Deborah Plummer | Posted 08.11.2014 | Weddings
Deborah Plummer

As a Chinese American and Jewish American couple, Jeremy and Rhoni join more than 5.3 million Americans in interracial marriage. However, it was not that fact that warranted the "most diverse wedding ever" title for me.

Universal Mating: The Fusion of Races

Liaquat Ali Khan | Posted 08.10.2014 | Good News
Liaquat Ali Khan

At the present stage of human civilization, universal mating summons the courage to defy the prohibitive philosophies of racial barriers, caste separations, and color hierarchies. Interracial procreation is an act of courage in apartheid and racist societies. It is mission impossible in caste-bound communities.

Two Outstanding Films Not to Miss: 'Belle' and 'Fed Up'

KIDS FIRST! | Posted 07.19.2014 | Teen
KIDS FIRST!

Belle is inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle, the illegitimate mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral. Belle's lineage affords he...

Once You Go Black...

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 04.22.2014 | Black Voices

Some say that, "once you go black, you never go back." And when it comes to love, some celebrity relationships validate that claim as perfectly. Th...