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Non-Black People Of Color Owe Immeasurable Debts Of Gratitude To Black Americans

Brown Girl Magazine | Posted 01.27.2017 | Politics
Brown Girl Magazine

Today - as much as any other day -- is a great time to commence that reflective inquiry and to introspect upon how to be a better ally in the battles that still remain to be fought.

A Nation Divided: How Will We Stand?

Center for Community Change Action | Posted 01.17.2017 | Impact
Center for Community Change Action

Photo credit: John Eisenschenk via Flickr Creative Commons By Kica Matos This week my Facebook page has been flooded by posts from friends memoriali...

How 2016 Was Like 1916, And How It Was Different

David Moore | Posted 02.20.2017 | Politics
David Moore

This is not 1916, and allies of my people are legion. We are combining with indigenous Americans, LGBTQ persons, and people in other countries to say that the days of white Christian supremacy are fading.

Queer For The Holidays: Post-Election Edition

Laura A. Jacobs, LCSW-R | Posted 11.22.2016 | Queer Voices
Laura A. Jacobs, LCSW-R

In the next few days we are headed home for the holidays, something often traumatic in itself. We may get misgendered or be subject to countless other forms of discrimination; now we must spend time with family members who have voted against us and we feel that much more emotionally vulnerable.

Not Going To Get Over It

Em Powers Hunter | Posted 11.15.2016 | Politics
Em Powers Hunter

I can teach my students to think critically, question, participate, care, and create a better world. I can share inspiration and truth that will cut through rhetoric and deception. Words have good and bad ways.

People of Color, Get Educated About Your Salary

Quora | Posted 11.03.2016 | Black Voices

What are some of the biggest challenges women and POC face in the workforce in 2016? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network wher...

Mining the Inner City for the Next Generation of Digital Leaders

NationSwell | Posted 12.07.2016 | Impact

For Zakiya Harris, growing up in East Oakland, Calif., meant navigating between two acutely different worlds every day. "I grew up in the hood, but I ...

Good Health Insurance News For Latinos, Bad News For Blacks

Algernon Austin | Posted 10.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Algernon Austin

Newly released data on health insurance coverage from the U.S. Census Bureau shows a continued significant decline in the uninsured rate for all major...

Presidency Is Important, But The Change We Seek Is Closer To Home

Jesse Moore | Posted 09.29.2016 | Black Voices
Jesse Moore

Even as we're all hypnotized by the presidential race, and the candidates' rhetorical responses to these incidents, we have to recognize that these issues, that impact us directly, that move us to tears and to march in our streets -- are almost exclusively controlled by state and local leaders. Not our president.

The Literal Face of Diversity in Tech

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 09.14.2016 | Technology
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Originally published on, the premier source for youth generated news throughout the globe. By: Grace Vaughan Brekke As start-ups ...

A Month Of Microaggressions

Karen Chee | Posted 09.12.2016 | Women
Karen Chee

I once vented to a friend, referred to here as “John,” about a microaggression that upset me: I was purchasing school supplies when the cashier co...

How 'Parks and Rec' Embraced Diversity and Shattered Stereotypes

Charlene Haparimwi | Posted 09.01.2016 | Entertainment
Charlene Haparimwi

'Parks and Rec' had Amy Poehler's golden touch all over it. It was smart and hilarious without ever going in the dirt for jokes. It even had a diverse and vibrant cast that brought the plot to the next level and gave it a life of its own.

Overcoming Disparity: Young Men And Boys of Color and the Future of America

Henry A. J. Ramos | Posted 08.04.2016 | Latino Voices
Henry A. J. Ramos

Black and Brown young men have been disproportionately targeted, apprehended, tried, sentenced, and incarcerated as a byproduct of America's draconian approach to justice over recent decades.

The First Night Of The DNC Had Almost As Many People Of Color Speaking As The Entire RNC

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 07.26.2016 | Politics

PHILADELPHIA ― Democrats are making more of an effort to reach out to non-white voters than Republicans, judging by the people the party has chosen ...

Pride And Mental Health, Don't Let The Stigma Kill You

Shane Paul Neil | Posted 07.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Shane Paul Neil

Ultimately the responsibility to change how we as a culture view and address mental health lies in us all. Those who are actively addressing their mental health issues can be a great encouragement to those who may be afraid to open up to friends and family about their issues.

After Orlando: Where Does Safety Exist For LGBTQ People Of Color

Brown Girl Magazine | Posted 06.29.2016 | Queer Voices
Brown Girl Magazine

As an adult, there is nowhere I feel safer than in the arms of my partner. Today, I held her close as she shed tears at a vigil in Jackson Heights in honor of the Orlando victims. That safety, too, has been compromised. Today, I feel unsafe, and there is nowhere to turn.

Coming Out During Tragedy

Christy DeGallerie | Posted 06.20.2016 | Queer Voices
Christy DeGallerie

What happened at Pulse made my heart sink. I remembered all the times I had laughed and danced the night away with my friends In the LGBTQ community. Gay night clubs are sanctuaries, it's a safe landing, a quick escape from a rough day in a homophobic home.

LGBT Latinx Activists: Orlando Shooting Targeted People Of Color

The Huffington Post | Ishita Singh | Posted 06.17.2016 | HuffPost Live 321


An Open Letter to the Queer Community (and the Straight World We Live In)

Derrick De Lise | Posted 06.16.2016 | Queer Voices
Derrick De Lise

This is not about them. This is about victims--and they should not be talked about in the abstract, or have major parts of the identity and life ignored. We need to have vigils for them; we need to cry for them; we need to remember them; we need to say their names.

LGBTQ Latinxs And Allies Share Heartfelt Messages In Honor Of Orlando Shooting Victims

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 06.16.2016 | Latino Voices

Edward Sotomayor Jr., Oscar A. Aracena-Montero, Simon Adrian Carrillo Fernandez, Juan Ramon Guerrero, Eric Ivan Ortiz-Rivera, Peter O. Gonzalez-Cruz.....

A Buddhist Call To Action Against the Suffering of Racism

Anurag Gupta | Posted 06.13.2016 | Religion
Anurag Gupta

Buddhist teachings are grounded in principles of interdependence, non-separation, and reverence for life, supported by practices of mindfulness and co...

People Of Color Open Up About Their Experiences With Mental Illness

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 06.07.2016 | Latino Voices

Mental health activist Dior Vargas understands the importance of representation, especially when it comes to mental health. "When you google images o...

Being a Queer Femme of Color Magic-Maker

Sofia Rose Smith | Posted 05.24.2016 | Queer Voices
Sofia Rose Smith

The truth is, I don't fit. And maybe neither do you. Maybe you keep tweezers in your car to pluck the hairs from your chin. Maybe you have no idea how to do this thing called life. Maybe you make it up as you go.

6 Ways to Sprinkle the Community With Compassion: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 05.11.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

This week at The Pollination Project, we recognize six individuals from across the globe who are working towards shedding light on worldly troubles an...

Mothering Ourselves {aka radical self love}

Sofia Rose Smith | Posted 05.06.2016 | Queer Voices
Sofia Rose Smith

Let me know how you embody the act of mothering in the comments below, even if that means honoring the people who love and mother you in your life! <3 Sending you all my love.