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One Suit Dropped, One Still Pending Between MLK's Children

Reuters | David Beasley | Posted 01.23.2015 | Black Voices

ATLANTA, Jan 23 (Reuters) - One of two lawsuits involving the children of the late civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. has been dropped, possib...

Schools Should Show 'Selma'!

Lonna Saunders | Posted 01.20.2015 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

It's oft been said that those who don't learn from history, are doomed to repeat it. But you need to know what your history is before you can learn from it. Selma DVDs in every classroom is a start.

Watch: Kid President Tells The Story Of MLK In This Charming Video

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 01.19.2015 | Black Voices

Kid President is back at it again -- delivering an insightful message to viewers about an important history lesson we should all be familiar with: the...

These Rarely Seen Family Photos Of MLK Will Warm Your Heart

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 01.19.2015 | Black Voices

We all know Martin Luther King, Jr. to be among the world's greatest educators, freedom fighters, orators, leaders and truth seekers -- but his four c...

Honoring the Dream: An Education Bill of Rights

Terry Blackhawk | Posted 01.18.2015 | Detroit
Terry Blackhawk

I hope our leaders can, as iO's mission states, "think broadly" enough to let go of rigid, behaviorist notions of what education means. I hope they will heed the many stories like this one that prove the dramatic, turn-around impact of the arts on "under-performing" schools.

Celebrating Dr. King Through Serving

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 01.16.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

I first heard Dr. King speak in person at a Spelman College chapel service during my senior year in college. Dr. King was just 31 but he had already gained a national reputation during the successful Montgomery Bus Boycott five years earlier.

On LBJ and Selma

Bill Moyers | Posted 01.16.2015 | Politics
Bill Moyers

After he signed the Voting Rights Act, I asked LBJ if he thought this meant we'd have a black president in our time. He said no, we would have a woman first. Well, one down, another to go.

John Legend and Common Sing Selma's "Glory" at the Metropolitan Club

Regina Weinreich | Posted 01.07.2015 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Bracing an icy rain, Harry Belafonte, Gay Talese, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Ruben Santiago Hudson, Phylicia Rashad, Gayle King, Tamron Hall, and many ot...

Prayers For Our Children For The New Year

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 01.02.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

In a world rife with war, religious, racial, gender, sectarian, and political strife, when so many children lack safety, enough food, shelter, health care, and education and suffer unthinkable losses of parents to disease, violence, and war, I hope this New Year will bring adults closer to our common sense and moral responsibility for children's well being.

American Sniper, Selma, Unbroken: Three 'Important' Movies of 2014 for the Holidays

Regina Weinreich | Posted 12.21.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The idea of Important differs from Best: for American Sniper, Selma, and Unbroken, Best is beside the point. Each film is enormously engaging, highly recommended, and grounded in history on a large canvas.

The Best Images In Street Art This Year (VIDEO)

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 12.18.2014 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

Here it is! Our 2014 wrap up featuring favorite images of the year by Brooklyn Street Art's Jaime Rojo. Before our video roundup below here i...

The Second Civil Rights Movement

Michael Yaki | Posted 12.03.2014 | Politics
Michael Yaki

A Second Civil Rights Movement can bring together millions of Americans in unison to protest the inequities that not only divide our society, but are creating deeper, possibly insurmountable rifts in our national fabric.

What Collateral Damage Could the Cosby Quagmire Inflict on the African-American Community?

Chandra Thomas Whitfield | Posted 12.02.2014 | Black Voices
Chandra Thomas Whitfield

While many of us have celebrated and enjoyed Cosby's talents, he is one man who in no way represents an entire race of people. We all must do our part to ensure that no matter how this situation ultimately unfolds, that it does not end up casting an unwarranted negative shadow on an entire community.

'Stand Up for What You Care About': The Ajyal Youth Film Festival in Doha

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 11.28.2014 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

This year the Ajyal Youth Film Festival, in its second edition, is going to be phenomenal, mark my words. The six-day event will kick off with the world premiere of Amber Fares' Speed Sisters, a documentary featuring the stories of Marah, Mona, Betty, Noor and Maysoon -- the first all-woman rally-racing team in the Middle East.

A Time for Prayer, Thanksgiving, Discernment and Strategic Nonviolent Action

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 11.27.2014 | Religion
Marian Wright Edelman

Through daily moral consciousness we must all counter the proliferating voices of racial and ethnic and religious division that are regaining too much respectability over the land.

J.R. Smith Draws A Foul By Hitting Defender In The Groin

The Huffington Post | Michael Klopman | Posted 11.05.2014 | Sports

New York Knicks guard J.R. Smith may have fooled the ref with a low blow on Tuesday night. But the Washington Wizards apparently don't think the NBA w...

Award-Winning Novel 'The Book Of Negroes' Adapted Into Miniseries For BET Debut

Posted 11.03.2014 | Black Voices

Lawrence Hill’s 2007 award-winning novel “The Book Of Negroes” will make its small screen debut on BET in February as six-part miniseries, accor...

Robert Downey, Jr.'s Anxiety of Influence in The Judge

Regina Weinreich | Posted 12.13.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

As any Freudian will tell you, father-and-son relationships are mythically fraught. In Robert Downey, Jr.'s new movie, The Judge, he's a killer New Yo...

14 Reasons Why Captain America: The Winter Soldier Is the Best Pop Movie of the Year

William Bradley | Posted 09.27.2014 | Entertainment
William Bradley

The release of Captain America: The Winter Soldier this month on disc and download reminds of what a terrific film it is. With some competition from its delightful Marvel Studios sibling, Guardians of the Galaxy, it's the best pop movie of the year.

What Now? Sad Songs, Standards and Sweet Sixteens

Michael Sigman | Posted 11.24.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

Sam Cooke's lament -- "Another Saturday night and I ain't got nobody" -- summed up my social situation after, for reasons known only to my unconscious. I'd blown the Sweet 16 by ignoring my friendly good-looking date in favor of a sarcastic snob at the next table.

'Game Of Thrones' Fan With Spear To Intruder: Valour Morghulis

HuffPost | Buck Wolf | Posted 09.21.2014 | Weird News

"Valour Morghulis," they say on "Game of Thrones," and to the uninitiated that means, "All men must die." That's a little lesson a bloodied Thomas ...

Bringing Wine Country Living to South Carolina's Lowcountry

Mary Orlin | Posted 09.19.2014 | HuffPost Home
Mary Orlin

I grew up spending two weeks each summer going to Hilton Head Island in South Carolina with my family.  The Lowcountry is a special place for me.  T...

Was There Really a Need For 'Dolphin Tale 2'?

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 11.13.2014 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

Now we have a sequel to the popular film Dolphin Tale. The question is why?

WATCH: What Is China's Leader Thinking?

The WorldPost | Nathan Gardels | Posted 09.12.2014 | World

Can the West work with China's President Xi Jinping to fight climate change and improve global prosperity? Or, is China destined to clash with the Wes...

WATCH LIVE: Paulson And Rudd On Asia And The World Order

Asia Society | Posted 09.11.2014 | World

From Asia Society: The rise of China is profoundly altering the international system. In just three short decades, China has moved from an economi...