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'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...

Protesters Shut Down Oakland Train Station

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 11.28.2014 | Black Voices

As people nationwide actively boycott big businesses on Black Friday, a group of protesters in California forced a temporary shutdown of a BART train ...

#BlackoutBlackFriday: A National Call To Boycott Black Friday

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 12.09.2014 | Black Voices

Protests in Ferguson, Missouri, have spread nationwide in the past few days, and activists are continuing to speak out against injustice as they plan ...

Defending the Dream in Ferguson: Vest or Vote

Janessa E. Robinson | Posted 12.15.2014 | Black Voices
Janessa E. Robinson

This past weekend, hundreds took to the streets of Ferguson, Missouri in continued protests, forums, and demonstrations seeking justice for Mike Brown and other victims as part of the highly organized Ferguson October weekend of civil disobedience.

How Do You Deescalate Ferguson?! No, How Do You Deescalate a National Legacy of Racism and Violence Against Black Men?

Justin C. Young | Posted 10.19.2014 | Black Voices
Justin C. Young

How do you convince the people of Ferguson that we're one American family? How do you convince Michael Brown's grieving parents of our common values and equality under the law? Does the president even believe that what he said is actually true? Healing hasn't happened yet because old wounds were never resolved.

The Silence of the 'Black' White Musicians

Malek Mouzon | Posted 12.10.2014 | Black Voices
Malek Mouzon

It's frustrating to watch white musicians be so ready to have legions of Black dancers/singers behind them, work with Black producers, sing about how "we" do and then be nowhere to be found when a Black tragedy takes the national stage.

'Grey's Anatomy' Star Schools CNN On Michael Brown Case

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | Posted 08.18.2014 | Black Voices

On television, "Grey's Anatomy" actor Jesse Williams has saved lives in crisis situations. But his recent activism in the real world far outweighs the...

'Grey's Anatomy' Star Welcomes First Child | Posted 01.25.2014 | Celebrity

Jesse Williams and his wife Aryn Drake-Lee have welcomed their first child together! The 32-year-old Grey’s Anatomy actor and Aryn, 33, named the...

'Grey's' Meets 'Sesame Street'

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 10.17.2013 | TV

Jesse Williams, Jackson Avery on "Grey's Anatomy," recently spent some quality time with "Sesame Street" star Elmo. Williams joined Elmo in the "Wo...

'Grey's Anatomy' Star Expecting First Child

Posted 10.07.2013 | Celebrity

This hunky on-screen doctor is set to be a dad. Jesse Williams and his wife, Aryn Drake-Lee, are expecting a baby, according to Us Weekly. This is...

Jaimie Etkin

Who's Getting Fired & Who's Hooking Up On 'Grey's? | Jaimie Etkin | Posted 03.14.2013 | TV

On "Grey's Anatomy," Jackson Avery (Jesse Williams) is boss. The plastic surgeon is now on the board at Seattle Grace, after his mom Catherine Aver...

'Grey's Anatomy' Star Blasts 'Django Unchained'

Posted 02.25.2013 | Black Voices

As this year’s annual Oscar weekend is upon us, it appears that the public is still taking aim at Quentin Tarantino’s highest grossing film, “Dj...

'Grey's' Scoop: Will Alex & Jo Get Together? Is April Moving On?

Posted 01.31.2013 | TV

On last week's installment of "Grey's Anatomy," it looked like April (Sarah Drew) could be moving on from Jackson (Jesse Williams) when a paramedic (J...

Maggie Furlong

A Big 'Grey's Anatomy' Surprise: Is Somebody Pregnant? | Maggie Furlong | Posted 11.27.2012 | TV

"Grey's Anatomy" has had a season of revelations, but this week's episode, "I Was Made For Lovin' You" (Thurs., Nov. 29 at 9 p.m. EST on ABC), might h...

PHOTOS: Stars Shine At 22nd Annual NAACP Theatre Awards

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 11.07.2012 | Black Voices

With all the excitement surrounding the presidential election it was easy to overlook all the other fabulous events going on. One in particular was th...

'Grey's Anatomy' Actor Ties The Knot | Posted 09.03.2012 | Celebrity

The doctor is in ... love. "Grey's Anatomy" hunk Jesse Williams, who plays brash surgeon Jackson Avery on the hit ABC drama, tied the knot with hi...

WATCH: 'Grey's Anatomy' Blooper Reel

Posted 10.30.2012 | TV

Though the doctors at Seattle Grace aren't typically smiling, the video above of the"Grey's Anatomy" cast certainly includes a lot of laug...

'Grey's' Needs New 'Man Whore' After McSteamy's Exit

Posted 07.30.2012 | TV

"Grey's Anatomy" will be looking very different in Season 9 with the departures of Eric Dane, Chyler Leigh and Kim Raver, and Shonda Rhimes gave Enter...

Who Passes Into The Hunger Games' Future?

Marcia Dawkins | Posted 07.10.2012 | Entertainment
Marcia Dawkins

Some fans have launched a campaign to see that actor Jesse Williams gets cast as Finnick. This happens all the time in Hollywood. So what's the big deal? Well, to begin with the character's color, or lack of it, depending on how you see him, is striking.

Maggie Furlong

'Grey's Anatomy' Star Talks 'Special' & 'Tragic' Finale | Maggie Furlong | Posted 05.15.2012 | TV

"Grey's Anatomy" is nearing its season finale, and soon, we'll find out who's staying, who's leaving and, yes, who's dying. But before we do, we'll...

The Cabin In the Woods Left Me Underwhelmed

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 06.15.2012 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

This is the kind of movie that is determined to be different from all the other slasher/horror movies of the past. But in trying to be different it just borrows from one movie here and another movie there.

Review: Come to My Cabin in the Woods, My Dear?

Carole Mallory | Posted 06.11.2012 | Entertainment
Carole Mallory

Oh, some of these special effects characters are a giggle and some are sheer mayhem making and some will make you grab your neighbor's elbow. That's when you know you're in the right place, because after inhaling deeply you are glad you came.

'The Voice' Says Goodbye To 4 Contestants

Posted 06.03.2012 | TV

This week marked the first live performances on the second season of "The Voice" and that also means the first eliminations. On Tuesday night, "The Vo...

Rashida Jones Honored At Sundance Film Festival (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 01.24.2012 | Black Voices

The Sundance Film Festival is in full swing and Hollywood's hottest stars are taking in all the sights, sounds and shindigs! This past weekend, "T...

Gold Rush: U.S. Women Win Three Gold Medals In 30-Minute Span At World Championships

AP | PAT GRAHAM | Posted 11.01.2011 | Sports

DAEGU, South Korea — For nearly three decades, Mary Slaney owned this territory. No American had been able to equal her success at 1,500 meters ...