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Great African-Americans in Wax

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 02.23.2015 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

The National Great Blacks in Wax Museum in Baltimore, Maryland honors African-American heroes and heroines. Match the following heroines with her accomplishment.

REACH: 40 Black Men Speak on Living, Leading and Succeeding; A Different Narrative for Black Men In America

Michele Hunt | Posted 02.19.2015 | Impact
Michele Hunt

This book shines a light on impactful, positive stories of successful Black men who dared to dream big, and made their dreams come true against tremendous obstacles.

The Book of Negroes: Life, Liberty and Love

Nsenga Burton | Posted 02.19.2015 | Black Voices
Nsenga Burton

Based on the award-winning novel Someone Knows My Name by Lawrence Hill, The Book of Negroes tells the story of Aminata Diallo, an 11-year-old girl kidnapped from West Africa and her personal and spiritual journey as part of the Trans-Atlantic slave trade.

Martin Luther King Jr. -- Health Care as a Moral Crisis

John Geyman | Posted 01.30.2015 | Politics
John Geyman

As Martin Luther King knew full well, health care is a moral issue. Virtually all advanced countries around the world recognized long ago that health care is a human right, not a privilege based on ability to pay.

MLK Children Working To Settle Legal Dispute

AP | Posted 01.29.2015 | Black Voices

ATLANTA (AP) — The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s children are trying to resolve a legal dispute over their father's traveling Bible and Nobel Peace ...

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 01.25.2015 | 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 02.10.2015 | 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 03.04.2015 | 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 02.20.2015 | 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 02.02.2015 | 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 01.31.2015 | 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 01.28.2015 | 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 01.26.2015 | 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.