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NAACP Honors Medgar Evers' Memory

AP | EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS | Posted 07.16.2013 | Black Voices

JACKSON, Miss. — NAACP leaders from around the country are honoring the memory of the group's former Mississippi leader, Medgar Evers, nearly 50...

What Killed President Kennedy and Trayvon Martin?

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 04.25.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

While there are troubling undertones of racial suspicion and fear in Trayvon Martin's killing which must be addressed as justice is sought, the fact is that most Black young people murdered by guns are killed by Black shooters -- just as most White children and teens murdered by guns are killed by White shooters. Sadly the tragedies of Tucson, Aurora, Newtown and elsewhere made clear that none of us are safe anywhere or immune to the pervasive threat of gun violence. We are all in the same boat and must act together to stop the plague of violence. Gun safety laws that only apply in one city or state can't fully stop our national epidemic of gun proliferation and violence any better than we can stop a flu epidemic by vaccinating one family.

LOOK: Black History Photo Of The Day

Posted 02.22.2013 | Black Voices

A picture is certainly worth a thousand words. What better way to celebrate Black History Month than by taking a moment to acknowledge the snapshots o...

Medgar Evers Widow Delivers Heartfelt Inaugural Prayer

AP | Posted 01.21.2013 | Black Voices

WASHINGTON -- Myrlie Evers-Williams is calling on Americans to work together to build on the nation's progress in her invocation for President Barack ...

Jaweed Kaleem

Widow Of Slain Civil Rights Activist Will Deliver Obama's Inaugural Invocation

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 01.08.2013 | Religion

Myrlie Evers-Williams, the widow of civil rights activist Medgar Evers, will deliver the invocation at President Barack Obama's inauguration later thi...

Will The Help's Oscar Revive Interest in The Long Walk Home?

Peter Dreier | Posted 04.28.2012 | Home
Peter Dreier

In contrast to The Help, The Long Walk Home shows African-American maids as active participants in the civil rights struggle -- and remains a much more uplifting and hard-hitting movie about the plight and pluck of black domestic servants confronting racism.

HuffPost Review: The Help

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.03.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Some will say: This is yet another movie about the civil-rights movement moment in our history, in which the white people are the heroes, saving the black characters. But that's far too simplistic a reading of The Help.

Barbour-Backed Civil Rights Museum Approved By Mississippi Lawmakers

AP | By SHELIA BYRD | Posted 06.04.2011 | Politics

JACKSON, Miss. -- Lawmakers on Monday approved a bill authorizing the multimillion-dollar construction of two new Mississippi museums – one devo...

You Can't Kill an Idea

Robert Koehler | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Koehler

Our whole approach to security is built around the assumption that you can kill an idea. Guns, brutality, coercion: This is the common wisdom.

Memoirs of the Segregated South

Helen Davey | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Helen Davey

Admittedly, I come from a lily-white family, English on both sides. However, I believe that a person doesn't have to be black to feel the effects of racism -- a point that Kathryn Stockett makes very well in her novel, "The Help."

Witness Heroes

Jack Schimmelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jack Schimmelman

I heard Martin Luther King's dream that hot day in August and was never the same. Growing up in the civil rights era without being able to participate as a young child felt like a reed being buffeted by the wind.

The Mess at Medgar Evers College

Kevin Powell | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Kevin Powell

Who really cares about the mission and future of Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn?

Reflections on Race from the Nation's Capital

Byron Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Byron Williams

We have certainly witnessed an unhinged element of the country that few would conclude were not racist. But should we make the nuts emblematic of the whole?

Mad Men: "The Fog" -- HuffPost Review

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Five major plot developments in this episode -- named for the culmination of Betty Draper's pregnancy -- drive the action forward as we enter the middle of the season.

2009 Gary Roosevelt High School Commencement Address

Robert D. Patterson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert D. Patterson

I really wanted to help them understand that despite the positive changes in the current political landscape, they will need to be prepared for the inevitable backlash.

Pete Seeger, "Folk Music" and the Left

Jesse Larner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jesse Larner

As someone on the left who loves folk music, I understand that I'm supposed to feel mystically uplifted by the dean of activist folkies. But I never could stand Pete.

What The Inauguration Means To Me

Robert D. Patterson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robert D. Patterson

The significance of Obama's inauguration resides in the sweat, blood, and tears shed by our forefathers so that people of all races, creed, and gender could share in the American inheritance.