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Clemson Doctoral Student Creates Rap Album On Blackness For Dissertation

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 02.22.2017 | Black Voices

A Clemson University Ph.D. candidate decided to forgo a traditional dissertation for a more creative platform: a 34-track rap album. A.D. Carson want...

Phenomenal Man: Samuel L. Jackson Channels James Baldwin in 'I Am Not Your Negro'

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 02.04.2017 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

If I don't get to watch another film this year apart from Raoul Peck's Academy Award nominated documentary I Am Not Your Negro, I think I'll be cinema...

11 James Baldwin Quotes On Race That Resonate Now More Than Ever

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 02.03.2017 | Black Voices

On Friday, Raoul Peck’s Oscar-nominated documentary “I Am Not Your Negro” will be released in theaters. The film, narrated in part by Samuel L. ...

In 'I Am Not Your Negro,' James Baldwin's Words Are Poetry For A Broken America

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 02.01.2017 | Entertainment

If there’s one movie America needs right now, it’s “I Am Not Your Negro.” An Oscar nominee for Best Documentary Feature, Raoul Peck’s stirri...

Raoul Peck on the James Baldwin Documentary "I Am Not Your Negro"

Nell Minow | Posted 01.29.2017 | Black Voices
Nell Minow

The credits of Raoul Peck's stunning documentary, "I Am Not Your Negro" list the subject of the film, James Baldwin, as its screenwriter because all o...

'I Am Not Your Negro' Trailer Shows The Lasting Power Of James Baldwin's Words

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 01.09.2017 | Arts

“The story of the Negro in America is the story of America,” intones Samuel L. Jackson early in the trailer for “I Am Not Your Negro.” “It i...

I Am Not Your Negro

Dwight Brown | Posted 12.16.2016 | Entertainment
Dwight Brown

Just in case you need a reminder that racism is not dead, James Baldwin, the intellectual, civil rights activist and renowned author, has left behind ...

Colin Kaepernick And The God Of The Oppressed

Chris Fici | Posted 12.01.2016 | Sports
Chris Fici

The great Jewish rabbi and theologian Abraham Joshua Heschel said of his time marching with civil rights warriors and prophets in Selma that "I learne...

Resistance And The Rebirth Of Inclusion

John A. Powell | Posted 11.29.2016 | Politics
John A. Powell

For those who want to give Trump a chance, I say he must give us reason to give him a chance. It is not enough that someone comes into power through our democratic process and then gets to demand unquestioning support.

A Conversation About Race in Trump's America

Nadia Owusu | Posted 11.16.2016 | Black Voices
Nadia Owusu

I am a black woman, and like most black women, I am familiar with the many forms of racism. Explicit racism: Rome, Italy. I was eight years old and ...

'I Am Not Your Negro' Should Be Essential Viewing For All Americans

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 11.11.2016 | Entertainment

You won’t find a documentary over the next few months that’s more important than “I Am Not Your Negro.” Raoul Peck uses James Baldwin’s unfi...

For the Trump Era: Fight Not Flight

Norman Solomon | Posted 11.10.2016 | Politics
Norman Solomon

A lot of U.S. citizens are now talking about leaving the country. Canada, Europe and New Zealand are popular scenarios. Moving abroad might be an individual solution. But the social solution is to stay and put up a fight.

Nina Turner Quotes James Baldwin To Sum Up The Anger Among Black Protesters

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 09.23.2016 | Black Voices

Tensions in Charlotte, North Carolina, swelled on Wednesday night as protests turned violent and exposed the frustration many residents feel about the...

Among The Thugs Again: The Mass Man Thug

Chris Fici | Posted 09.14.2016 | Sports
Chris Fici

Our allegiance to what we think are sacred principles all too often leads us to the demonic and profane. Sports are no different.

Rejoice! There's A James Baldwin Documentary Coming Soon

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 08.25.2016 | Black Voices

A highly-anticipated documentary about James Baldwin is set for its world premiere at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival. Directed by ...

Pedagogies Of The Traumatized

Gina Athena Ulysse | Posted 07.08.2016 | College
Gina Athena Ulysse

There is a mini-poster by journeyman printer Amos Paul Kennedy on one of my bookshelves. This black block print on cardboard contains an equals sign w...

How I Got Here: A Beginning Inquiry Into My Own Racism

Carol Smaldino | Posted 07.06.2016 | Impact
Carol Smaldino

I feel white people need, if they so are ready, a space to talk about the history of their racism and the way it still lives. As such we need help, but not the kind that engenders self-hate only. Because that will turn; it always does.

Patriotism In A Brexit World

Timothy Murphy | Posted 07.01.2016 | Religion
Timothy Murphy

The Fourth of July is often a day of fireworks, family and food; but more than that, it needs to be a day where we look at where our country is and where it needs to be pushed to be a "more perfect union."

Why Every Member Of Congress Should Take An Acting Class

Anthony Meindl | Posted 06.22.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Anthony Meindl

As we continue to process the shootings in Orlando, and now as 60 members of the House of Representatives stage a sit-in to push for gun legislation, ...

Summoning the Sanity to Scream

Jim Friedrich | Posted 06.14.2016 | Religion
Jim Friedrich

(Painting by Richard Stott, 6/13/16. Used by permission) The Orlando massacre is the 179th mass shooting so far this year in the United States of Ame...

A Street Artist Celebrates Black History One Portrait At A Time

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 03.30.2016 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

Funded from his own pocket, 34-year-old Mel Waters devised the project for himself and executed it on city walls (and one delivery truck) to pay tribute to famous African Americans during Black History Month.

Black-ish, Black Lives Matter, and Commentary That Goes Beyond Comedy

Justin C. Young | Posted 02.25.2016 | Black Voices
Justin C. Young

In its first season, Black-ish repeatedly showed why it continues to be lauded as one of the best new comedies on television, and now in its second season, why you should be watching.

This Clothing Line Honors Black Intellects With Their Own Fictional College

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 02.24.2016 | Black Voices

One clothing company is honoring a few of black history's greats by giving them their own fictional universities modeled after their works. Philadel...

Seed of the Glittering Republic

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 01.28.2017 | Queer Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

My greatest satisfaction as an activist lies in the changed expectations of today's children, made possible by countless thousands of us who came before them.

Chris Rock Recites James Baldwin During Powerful MLK Day Event

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 01.18.2016 | Black Voices

Chris Rock brought the powerful words of James Baldwin to life Monday during a tribute at the "MLK Now" event in Harlem honoring the late Martin Luthe...