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We Need the Media for Real Social Change

Alexander Busansky | Posted 12.15.2014 | Media
Alexander Busansky

We might ask whether media matters when it comes to bringing clarity and light to complex issues of building social justice in society. Does it help? Or hurt? Do sensational stories elicit solutions that work?

Bestselling Author Jesmyn Ward and NYT Columnist Charles M. Blow Talk Writing at L.A. Library

Kate Kelly | Posted 12.01.2014 | Los Angeles
Kate Kelly

"Through Trying Times: Stories of Loss and Redemption in the American South," featuring bestselling author Jesmyn Ward and New York Times columnist Charles Blow was part of the Los Angeles Public Library [ALOUD] program.

Get Into This: 5 Things We're Living For This Week

Posted 09.16.2013 | Black Voices

It's the top of the week, and if you're like us, a little Monday motivation is in order. Here are five things the editors of HuffPost Black Voices are...

50 Books That Every African American Should Read

Huffington Post | Patrice Peck | Posted 07.05.2012 | Black Voices

Whether you're traveling on vacation, sunbathing on the beach, or simply lounging in the park, nothing beats a good book in the summertime. Still, wit...

National Book Award Winner: We Do Not Live In A Post-Racial America

Madeleine Crum | Posted 12.23.2011 | Books

Jesmyn Ward discussed her acclaimed novel, "Salvage the Bones," while standing in an open field. "There were houses here, lots of houses there," s...

9 Great Books To Give This Holiday Season

Angela Flournoy | Posted 02.12.2012 | Black Voices
Angela Flournoy

With time running out until Christmas, we thought we'd share some of our favorite reads from the past year. Great books make great gifts.

WATCH: Nikky Finney's Powerful Speech At National Book Awards

Posted 11.20.2011 | Black Voices

The National Book Awards 2011 winners exhibited diversity in the literary world. Of the four honorees, two were African American women who spoke about...

National Book Award Winners - Revealed!

Posted 11.17.2011 | Books

The National Book Awards 2011 were announced last night at a ceremony in a downtown New York venue. Though the nominees announcement had been overs...

Who Won The National Book Award?

AP | HILLEL ITALIE | Posted 01.16.2012 | Books

NEW YORK — The National Book Awards ceremony, held just blocks from the Occupy Wall Street protests, was a gilded tribute to the 99 percent. St...