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'Is it Time to Do a James Baldwin?'

Malek Mouzon | Posted 11.25.2014 | Black Voices
Malek Mouzon

Deep down, whether I want to admit or not, I know the truth. The racism that James Baldwin knew and ultimately made him leave the country isn't really gone. It's just changed its form.

Michael Brown's Parents Testify At U.N.: 'We Need The World To Know'

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 11.12.2014 | Black Voices

The parents of Michael Brown addressed members of the United Nations on Tuesday on a mission to bring further international awareness to the shooting ...

Killer Sentenced In 'Loud Music' Case

Posted 10.17.2014 | Crime

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man convicted of first-degree murder for fatally shooting a teenager in an argument over loud music outside a Ja...

Mother Of Jordan Davis Speaks Out On Guilty Verdict For Man Who Killed Her Son

The Atlantic | Posted 10.11.2014 | Black Voices

Last Friday, I called Jordan Davis's mother Lucia McBath. It's been almost two years since her son was murdered by a man who took offense to his music...

Brown v. Ferguson: Are We Better Off Separate Than Equal

Torri Stuckey | Posted 11.27.2014 | Black Voices
Torri Stuckey

In a strange twist of fate, two age-old Civil Rights cases collide in Ferguson, MO -- half a century later. Is it just coincidence? Or could there b...

Michael Dunn Verdict Reached

The Huffington Post | Simon McCormack | Posted 10.02.2014 | Crime

Michael Dunn was found guilty of first-degree murder in the killing of 17-year-old Jordan Davis in September, 2012 after an argument over loud music. ...

Man Accused Of Killing Teen Over Loud Music Returns To Court

AP | Posted 11.22.2014 | Crime

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jury selection began Monday in the second trial of a Florida man accused of killing a Georgia teenager during an argument ...

Other Mothers' Sons

Rev. Ruth Hawley-Lowry | Posted 11.11.2014 | Parents
Rev. Ruth Hawley-Lowry

Mothers have relinquished their boys to demarcations of manhood for centuries, whether it be going to college or the armed services. No woman should ever have to release their son to hate -- and that is what our nation has required of Black women for too long in our nation.

The Killing of Black Men Is an American Human Rights Disaster

David A. Love | Posted 10.22.2014 | Black Voices
David A. Love

For decades, American civil rights advocates have connected the dots between the domestic fight for civil rights and the international struggle for human rights.

Sybrina Fulton And Ron Davis Discuss Policing And Race At UN Review In Switzerland

The Root | Breanna Edwards | Posted 09.05.2014 | Black Voices

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Our Nation Has a Problem (or "Imagine It Is Your Family")

Rev. Ruth Hawley-Lowry | Posted 10.18.2014 | Religion
Rev. Ruth Hawley-Lowry

What if we start to live into the promise and hope for liberty for everyone? What if we hope to believe and live like everyone is created equal? What if we actually lived like everyone is my neighbor?

Did Social Media Help Get #JusticeForRenisha?

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 08.11.2014 | Black Voices

Just last week, Theodore Wafer was found guilty of second-degree murder and manslaughter in the death of Renisha McBride. While the outcome brought so...

End the Open Season: On Black Folks, Violence and Remembrance

Jay Dodd | Posted 10.11.2014 | Black Voices
Jay Dodd

From cultural appropriation and media condemnation to the physical brutality and slaughter, Blackness in America, though mirrored globally, is unjustly marked by violence.

Deep In My Heart

Troy Jackson | Posted 08.23.2014 | Religion
Troy Jackson

June 21st marked the fiftieth anniversary of the senseless slaughter and lynching of civil rights workers James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner during Freedom Summer in Mississippi.

Yoga Activism At Work

Rob Schware | Posted 08.12.2014 | Impact
Rob Schware

One day, Sheena plans to establish a healing justice community center -- a studio that will include yoga classes, a vegetarian restaurant, healing studio, and serve as a workshop space for communities to gather and organize.

For Mothers in Mourning: A Solemn Prayer

Michael W. Waters | Posted 07.09.2014 | Black Voices
Michael W. Waters

I awoke one recent morning with an overwhelming sense of grief and anguish. My heart was unusually heavy, the cause for which I did not know. After some still moments, my mind soon returned to my bedtime reading.

Bundy and Sterling Projected Through a Freudian Lens

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 07.01.2014 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

It is easy for some people now to rest assured that the eruptions by whom they may see as these two "outliers" have been exposed and denounced, and that these individuals received their just punishments.

Black Dad Interrupted

Brandon L. Greene | Posted 06.07.2014 | Black Voices
Brandon L. Greene

I haven't even barely started this fatherhood thing yet, and I already feel powerless in my ability to accomplish my main duty -- keeping my child safe.

Yes, It Is About Race

Lisa Bloom | Posted 05.13.2014 | Crime
Lisa Bloom

We're in the midst of a series of high-profile trials of white Americans who fatally shot unarmed African Americans, which we are constantly told are not about race. Not only is this a losing strategy for the prosecution, but it's dishonest.

Standing on Shaky Ground

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 05.11.2014 | Politics
Rev. Al Sharpton

No longer can we ignore the reality that our children are dying. No longer can we close our eyes to the immense pain and suffering of these grieving parents, siblings and loved ones. No longer can we act as if this doesn't impact us.

Using Social Media to Spark On Campus Dialogue

Catherine Okafor | Posted 05.10.2014 | College
Catherine Okafor

For quite some time many have warned of the dangers of abusing social media by posting all the wrong things, however, some are using it the right way....

While We Celebrate the Oscars, We Can't Abort the Flight to Equality

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 05.03.2014 | Black Voices
Rev. Al Sharpton

The road to equality and justice is paved with the tireless work of countless individuals that opened doors so that others could kick them down later.

Twice as Good

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 04.30.2014 | Gay Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

When an All-Pro cornerback from the NFL's best defensive squad needs to have his 3.9 GPA from Stanford cited to stop white people's quivering, we have a problem.

On Innocence and Black Boys in America

Antwaun Sargent | Posted 04.30.2014 | Black Voices
Antwaun Sargent

I started to think about the kinds of black men who make American history and those who don't. I thought about Martin Luther King Jr. and about Trayvon Martin. I thought about how, increasingly, young African American boys displays of mundane freedoms are costing them their lives.

Time for Black Parents to Update 'The Talk'

Mike Green | Posted 04.30.2014 | Black Voices
Mike Green

"The talk" we inherited from the 20th century was based upon fear. The talk of the 21st century should include vision, encouragement, enlightenment and awareness of the new economic game and how to compete in a knowledge-based, tech-driven, globally competitive innovation economy.