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The Unlikely Path to Entrepreneurship

Dedrick Muhammad | Posted 05.22.2013 | Black Voices
Dedrick Muhammad

When she was finally ready to take the leap, she did her homework by learning as much about the industry as possible. But research doesn't just mean looking up the risks -- it means checking in with yourself to make sure you're emotionally ready for a long, unpredictable and sometimes scary journey.

Life After Foreclosure

Dedrick Muhammad | Posted 05.19.2013 | Black Voices
Dedrick Muhammad

Even if you're struggling to overcome a major financial crisis at the moment, remember that your transition to recovery can eventually lead to a more sustainable, financially secure future.

The New Scandal at the Black Cable Networks: No LGBT Characters

Earnest Winborne | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Earnest Winborne

Times are changing. And thanks to President Obama's support for LGBT rights, black Americans attitudes towards LGBT people are slowly changing too, but we still have a long way to go to end the bigotry and religious homophobia that still exists.

Transitioning From a Job to a Career

Dedrick Muhammad | Posted 05.15.2013 | Black Voices
Dedrick Muhammad

Making the transition from job to career is a critical step toward financial security. Once you find your career path, your financial path will be much clearer.

Battle Against Big Soda Ban Prompted Unlikely Alliances

The New York Times | NICHOLAS CONFESSORE | Posted 06.03.2013 | New York

The decision by a New York State judge striking down the Bloomberg administration’s ban on large, sugary drinks this week was not just a high-profil...

The Economic Origins of Racism

Dedrick Muhammad | Posted 05.05.2013 | Black Voices
Dedrick Muhammad

Throughout American history, racism has always been motivated by and defined as a way for white elites to control an unequal share of property -- whether African-Americans could be bought as property or were racially targeted for toxic loans when trying to buy property.

Atlanta Transit Bill Harkens Back to the Days of Jim Crow

Lawrence J. Hanley | Posted 05.04.2013 | Politics
Lawrence J. Hanley

Instead of forcing African Americans to the back of the bus, new legislation threatens to take the bus away altogether for many of Atlanta's working poor.

NAACP and Harlem Pride on Yetta Kurland LIVE!

Yetta Kurland | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Yetta Kurland

This week I spoke to Scot X Esdaile and Marvin Bing Jr. of the NAACP and journalist Roy Paul about the NYC Mayor's race, Bing's IMPACT Leader of the Month award, civil rights work today and more.

Mrs. Rosa Parks -- Before and After the Bus

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 12.05.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Today, too many would-be movement leaders simply want to be Dr. King or Mrs. Rosa Parks: they want the glory and privilege of leadership without the burdens or sacrifice and sustained hard work. Movements are not built from the top down by powerful leaders but percolate from the bottom up from people who share common grievances.

Shirley Sherrod's Ongoing Battle for Racial Cooperation in Georgia

Ryan Cooper | Posted 04.30.2013 | Black Voices
Ryan Cooper

These days, Sherrod has returned to the work she was doing before all the publicity. She still lives with her husband, Charles, in Albany, Georgia, where they raised their children and where she still spends her days working with poor and minority farmers.

LOOK: Black History Photo Of The Day

Posted 12.05.2014 | 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...

CNN's Roland Martin: 'You're Going to Get Fired From Every Job Anyway' (VIDEO)

Tanya Young Williams | Posted 04.29.2013 | Media
Tanya Young Williams

'People appreciate me for being unapologetically black, unapologetically truthful and unapologetically Christian.'

Voting Rights Act Heads Before Supreme Court

Posted 02.27.2013 | Politics

By MARK SHERMAN, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — The most potent weapon in fighting discrimination at the ballot box comes before the Supreme C...

Trayvon Martin and the Myth of Black Inferiority

Ronnie Reese | Posted 04.28.2013 | Black Voices
Ronnie Reese

As Trayvon Martin's death comes back into the national consciousness, we should be mindful of the devastating potential of centuries of brainwashing, especially when combined with gun violence.

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

After 100 Years, NAACP Branch Still Fighting For Civil Rights

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 02.26.2013 | Detroit

Fifty years after the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. marched for civil rights through Detroit and delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech for the first tim...

Salaried vs. Hourly and Why All Pay Is Not Equal

Dedrick Muhammad | Posted 02.25.2013 | Black Voices
Dedrick Muhammad

The recession has permanently shifted our job market for the worse. While the majority of jobs lost during the recession were in the middle-income range, the jobs that have since come to replace them are lower-paying hourly wage positions.

Are You Overpaying Your Taxes?

Dedrick Muhammad | Posted 04.22.2013 | Black Voices
Dedrick Muhammad

You can make the most of your income by avoiding these common tax pitfalls.

Toward a Smarter Drug Policy

R. Gil Kerlikowske | Posted 04.16.2013 | Politics
R. Gil Kerlikowske

It is clear that we cannot simply arrest our way out of the drug problem. Instead, we need smarter, results-based criminal justice policies to keep our communities safe, including treatment for people with substance use disorders and mental health issues.

No President Can Change the World Alone

Ben Jealous | Posted 04.15.2013 | Black Voices
Ben Jealous

Last night President Obama set out an agenda that responds to many of the calls made by the movements that have twice made his presidency a reality. Now we must come together to ensure legislators have the courage to answer our call as well.

Their Legacy Paved the Way

Roslyn M. Brock | Posted 04.14.2013 | Black Voices
Roslyn M. Brock

Even as our nation's first black president prepares to give his State of the Union Address, there is still significant work to be done on several fronts to achieve the equality that our founders envisioned.

The Courage and Vision of Medgar Evers

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 04.10.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Medgar Evers would be pleased to know that all public schools are technically available to all children, but he would be dismayed to learn that even so, many black children are still getting a separate, unequal, and failing education. We must not let all he lived and died for recede on our watch.

Solving Poverty: Dr. King's Dream and Silver Rights Not Such a New Idea

John Hope Bryant | Posted 04.09.2013 | Impact
John Hope Bryant

As we reflect this year on the 84th birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the 50th anniversary of the "I Have A Dream" speech, I think about the vast unfinished agenda of Dr. King.

6 People Who Should Be Freaking Out About the Post Office's Stupid Cuts

Toby Barlow | Posted 04.08.2013 | Business
Toby Barlow

Who cares about the silly little post office? Well, I'd like to suggest these mighty folks might want to start rolling up their sleeves and come out swinging.

On Rosa Parks' 100th Birthday, Recalling a Rebellious Life Before and After the Montgomery Bus

Democracy Now! | Posted 04.06.2013 | Women
Democracy Now!

Born on Feb. 4, 1913, today would have been Rosa Parks' 100th birthday. On Dec. 1, 1955, Parks refused to give up her seat to a white passenger on a c...

Following Up on Your New Year's Financial Resolutions

Dedrick Muhammad | Posted 04.03.2013 | Black Voices
Dedrick Muhammad

As stagnant wages and high unemployment continue to eat away at most household incomes, it's no surprise that the Journal of Clinical Psychology reports that financial savings figures as the third most popular New Year's goal this year.