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Listen To Legendary Black History Figures Talk About Life, Activism

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 03.22.2017 | Black Voices

Many black men and women throughout history have used their voices to speak out against racism and inequality in America. In fact, it's the ways these...

Clemson Doctoral Student Creates Rap Album On Blackness For Dissertation

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 02.22.2017 | Black Voices

A Clemson University Ph.D. candidate decided to forgo a traditional dissertation for a more creative platform: a 34-track rap album. A.D. Carson want...

"Maya Angelou - And Still I Rise": The Caged Bird Sings!

Michael Berkowitz | Posted 01.23.2017 | Entertainment
Michael Berkowitz

Directors Bob Hercules and Rita Coburn Whack have gifted us with a captivating, well-crafted, thoroughly entertaining documentary about the extraordin...

Malcolm X Told Us Everything We Need To Know About Donald Trump

The Huffington Post | Julia Craven | Posted 01.19.2017 | Politics

Human rights activist Malcolm X knew better than most how white supremacy and racism operate ― and he broke it down clearly in a 1964 speech entitle...

Colin Kaepernick And The God Of The Oppressed

Chris Fici | Posted 12.01.2016 | Sports
Chris Fici

The great Jewish rabbi and theologian Abraham Joshua Heschel said of his time marching with civil rights warriors and prophets in Selma that "I learne...

Malcolm X Eerily Nailed How Black People Feel About Trump Presidency

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 01.18.2017 | Black Voices

A video of Malcolm X speaking in 1964 has uncannily predicted the way so many African Americans are feeling in the wake of Donald Trump’s election. ...

Noor Tagouri Is Not The Controversy. Muslim Women Representation Is

Hina Tai | Posted 10.20.2016 | Women
Hina Tai

Is it modesty inclusive of beauty or modesty exclusive of sexuality?

16 Rare Postcards Written By Malcolm X Could Be Yours

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 08.24.2016 | Black Voices

A set of 16 rare postcards with handwritten messages from civil rights activist Malcolm X will be auctioned in August. The postcards, which were writt...

A Champion In And Out Of The Ring - Ali Meant More Than Boxing

Julio Pabon | Posted 06.20.2016 | Latino Voices
Julio Pabon

Ali was the first 3-time world heavyweight champion, but was more than a boxing champ. He was also a champion out of the ring, standing up for causes that very few would dare talk about.

The Dangers of Transcending Race

Randy Miller | Posted 06.10.2016 | Black Voices
Randy Miller

According to Webster's dictionary, to transcend something is to rise above or go beyond the limits of. When I hear anyone say that a Black person has transcended race, I cringe.

What I Learned From The Greatest: Personal Reflections On Muhammad Ali

Dr. Terri Kennedy | Posted 06.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Terri Kennedy

It was the mid-1970s and Muhammad Ali was my new hero. To me, a grade-schooler, he was larger than life and yet so down-to-earth. My parents were in his inner circle, which gave me magical memories and personal insights on greatness.

4 Ways Muhammad Ali Was 'The Greatest' Outside Of The Ring

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 06.06.2016 | Black Voices

What made Muhammad Ali "the greatest of all time" wasn't just his fancy footwork in the ring and witty one-liners, but how he put his steadfast belief...

Reflecting on Muhammad Ali

Dwayne Wong (Omowale) | Posted 06.06.2016 | Sports
Dwayne Wong (Omowale)

The great significance of Ali in my opinion was that he demonstrated that an athlete didn't have to be someone who simply won championships, made lots of money, and enjoyed lots of women.

This Is What Made Muhammad Ali Unapologetically Black

Reuters | Lilly Workneh | Posted 06.06.2016 | Black Voices

Muhammad Ali’s Black Power activism may not fit neatly into the outpouring of grief, respect and reflection in the coming days and weeks after his d...

Islamophobia Is More About Phobia Than Islam--A Christian Perspective

John Barton | Posted 06.13.2016 | Religion
John Barton

Recently a flight from Philadelphia to Syracuse was delayed two hours, stalled on the runway, because one passenger became concerned when she perceive...

Muhammad Ali Meant More Than Boxing

Julio Pabon | Posted 06.04.2016 | Latino Voices
Julio Pabon

The world will miss Ali. I just hope that future athletes will remember what he stood for.

Of Butterflies and Bees: The Monumental Life of Muhammad Ali

Michael W. Waters | Posted 06.04.2016 | Black Voices
Michael W. Waters

Nothing in Ali's monumental life was given to him. He earned it all. He earned his titles. He earned our respect. Now, like butterflies and bees that have soared in the heat of the day, he has earned his rest.

The Greatest -- Muhammad Ali -- Dies at 74

Peter Dreier | Posted 06.04.2016 | Black Voices
Peter Dreier

Ali, who died Friday at 74, is regarded as one of the greatest boxers in history, even though his career was interrupted for more than three years. At his peak, powerful figures in government, media, and sports inflicted great hardship on the boxer-turned-activist for following his religious and political convictions.

Dismantling Bernie's Moral Monopoly

Maximillian Ashwill | Posted 05.26.2016 | Politics
Maximillian Ashwill

It seems that Sanders and his supporters have monopolized the moral high ground and cornered the market on outrage. At the same time, their moral purity is unencumbered by a morally reprehensible election strategy.

Sankofa: Retrieving and Remembering Slavery in America

Dr. Artika R. Tyner | Posted 05.25.2016 | Black Voices
Dr. Artika R. Tyner

Key West is known for sunshine and being a vacation paradise. It is the most southern tip of the United States, 90 miles from Cuba. You can embark on ...

Malcolm's Brotherhood

Sadok BenAbdallah | Posted 05.23.2016 | Religion
Sadok BenAbdallah

He spoke truth to power and challenged the normalization of a prejudicial-based system that thrived off of white supremacy.

Victims Of Police Brutality Get A Star On Hollywood Walk Of Fame

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 03.30.2016 | Black Voices

A new effort by an anonymous group of artists shines a light on the victims of police brutality in a unique way. Indecline, who describe themselves as...

A Street Artist Celebrates Black History One Portrait At A Time

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 03.30.2016 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

Funded from his own pocket, 34-year-old Mel Waters devised the project for himself and executed it on city walls (and one delivery truck) to pay tribute to famous African Americans during Black History Month.

The Resurgence of New Afrikan Identity

Johnny L. Ricks | Posted 03.19.2017 | Black Voices
Johnny L. Ricks

I am not colored, Negro, Afro-American, African-American, nor any other identifying appellation or abstract term historically imposed upon me. Nor ar...

Remembering Grenada's Impact on Black America

Dwayne Wong (Omowale) | Posted 03.15.2017 | Black Voices
Dwayne Wong (Omowale)

Some of the American critics of the revolution in Grenada were afraid of the revolution's potential appeal to African-Americans. This was a socialist revolution in an English-speaking nation that was made up of over 90% black people.