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MSNBC Panel On Race Gets Painfully Uncomfortable: 'I'm Actually Black'

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 03.18.2015 | Media

Things got a little awkward on MSNBC's "All In with Chris Hayes" Tuesday night. During a segment on Starbucks' new and controversial "Race Togethe...

Telling People They Sound Racist Can Be Awkward. Here's What You Should Do.

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 11.26.2014 | Black Voices

Whether you're addressing your least favorite uncle, a childhood friend or just a stranger at a bar, telling someone he or she sounds racist isn't alw...

'The List Of Rules For Women,' As Explained By A Guy Who Gets It

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 09.03.2014 | Women

"Does anyone have a complete, up-to-date list of everything that women are supposed to do and not do so that they qualify for having their humanity re...

Jay Smooth: Mitt Romney's Awkward World Tour

The Huffington Post | Gene Demby | Posted 07.30.2012 | Black Voices

Last week, Mitt Romney was supposed to head overseas on a simple trip meant to burnish his foreign policy image. That isn't exactly how it went down. ...

Constructive Conversations on Race, Class, Gender, Sexuality and the -isms of Our Day

Bruce Reyes-Chow | Posted 05.21.2012 | Politics
Bruce Reyes-Chow

Over the past week the airwaves have been filled with reporting, commentary and rants about the Florida shooting. This has again made clear that issues of race are not only bubbling under the surface of our societal discourse, but they are spilling over into our politics.

WATCH: Jay Smooth On 10 OTHER Things Martin Luther King Said

Posted 03.17.2012 | Black Voices

We've all heard piece of the "I Have A Dream" speech from the historic March on Washington. The popular DJ and vlogger Jay Smooth put together a video...

WATCH: Why Rick Perry Doesn't Get Superman

Posted 11.06.2011 | Black Voices

Rick Perry, the governor of Texas and candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, has taken a hard line on immigration during his time as th...

PostBourgie: The Podcast -- #19: Beats, Rhymes & Life

Gene Demby | Posted 11.02.2011 | Black Voices
Gene Demby

PostBourgie is joined by Jay Smooth, Donwill of the hip-hop group Tanya Morgan, and Wyatt Cenac of The Daily Show, to talk about Michael Rapaport's documentary on A Tribe Called Quest, Beats Rhymes and Life.

Jay Smooth: In Defense of Lauryn Hill

Posted 10.01.2011 | Home

After Lauryn Hill announced last week that she had given birth to her sixth child, many of her fans snarked that she should "quit dropping babies and ...

Battling Another Rapper, Bill O'Reilly Defends Obama

Ari Melber | Posted 08.20.2011 | Media
Ari Melber

Bill O'Reilly is still picking fights with rappers, but it feels like his heart's not in it.

Bill O'Reilly as Rapper -- The Times Discovers Talk Radio-Hip Hop Nexus

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ari Melber

After years of skirmishing under the radar, the nexus between conservative talk radio and hip hop has come to the fore.