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Gay Men and Racial Preference

Matthew J. Dempsey | Posted 11.20.2015 | Gay Voices
Matthew J. Dempsey

Some say it's a "preference" while others contend it's just another racist smoke screen for white gay men to hide behind.

Half Of Young Black Americans Don’t Expect To Live Through Their 30s

The Huffington Post | Aaron Barksdale | Posted 11.18.2015 | Black Voices

The average life expectancy of Americans is about 79 years old, but many young people of color who live in the U.S. aren't certain they'll live past 3...

As People Of Color Formerly Employed By Mizzou, We Demand Change

Bryana H. French, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2015 | Black Voices
Bryana H. French, Ph.D.

Racial microaggressions are rampant. Faculty and students report feeling tokenized, encountering hostile stares, and their intelligence doubted. While the President and Chancellor's resignations are a small start, it will take much more for institutional change to follow.

Revising The Undemocratic 'Map Of Shame'

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 11.13.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Our nation has a vital stake in the well-being of its children. But all these efforts to subvert the democratic process continue and we must fight to stop them in every form.

50 Best Workplaces for Diversity

Fortune | Taryn Finley | Posted 11.12.2015 | Black Voices

 Fortune and Great Place to Work partnered with Essence and People en Español to survey companies that make inclusiveness a top priority...

Donald Trump's Plan to Make America White Again

Center for Community Change Action | Posted 11.12.2015 | Latino Voices
Center for Community Change Action

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump was recently asked to speculate about his political future. ''I have no idea,'' he stated. ''But I'm here now. And it's beautiful." But "beautiful" is not the word most people of color would use to describe the climate that Trump has created.

Why the GOP Is Going to Lose the Asian American Vote Again... And Why It Matters

Kumar Rao | Posted 10.23.2015 | Politics
Kumar Rao

That Asian Americans voted in higher numbers for the Democratic Party in 2012 than any other point in history should have sounded a major alarm to Republican candidates.

33 Hilarious Questions White People Have For Other White People

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 10.19.2015 | Black Voices

Though we're still waiting on the answers to the "24 Questions Black People Have For White People," BuzzFeed rounded up some quest...

New Program Seeks To Make Democrats' Campaigns As Diverse As Their Voters

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 10.16.2015 | Politics

Though Democrats depend on people of color to win elections, the makeup of the party’s campaign teams often doesn’t reflect the diversity...

Satirical Video Highlights How White And Male Dominated Hollywood Truly Is

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 10.12.2015 | Black Voices

These days, it's easier than ever to make a blockbuster film, according to filmmaker Patrick Willems. That is, if you're a white male. ...

What People Really Hear When You Ask To Touch Their Natural Hair

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 10.07.2015 | Black Voices

Men and women with natural hair hear some pretty offensive comments sometimes. These remarks can be unwarranted and often come in the form o...

People Of Color Can Finally Wear Bandages That Match Their Skin

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 10.07.2015 | Black Voices

Toby Meisenheimer said he didn’t think twice when he reached for a Band-Aid after his four-year-old son, Kai, got a cut on his forehead in 2013...

White Men Like Matt Damon Know All There Is to Know About Diversity

The Daily Dot | Posted 09.25.2015 | Entertainment
The Daily Dot

Let's just all take a moment and give a round of applause to all the white men who benevolently offer their wise counsel to women and people of color on matters of diversity.

5 Ways Non-Black PoC Can Help Communities of Color

Sidney Chase | Posted 08.15.2015 | Black Voices
Sidney Chase

Yes, being awake to systematic racism is a constant discomfort, but living it is something most of us could never even imagine. So honestly, being aware is like the LEAST we can do.

I Am Not Sandra Bland

Pegah Maleki | Posted 08.12.2015 | Women
Pegah Maleki

I may never be a victim of pointed racial violence like Sandra Bland, but if we as a country had risen to the occasion and recognized when other black women, men, and children were being murdered, perhaps she wouldn't have been either.

National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month - A NAMI-NYC Metro Wrap Up

NAMI-NYC Metro | Posted 07.29.2015 | Impact

No matter who you are, living with a mental health condition can be challenging, but for some, culture, race, and ethnic background can exacerbate mental health challenges, and create disparities in access to quality mental health care.

Diversity As A Business Imperative? I Think Not.

Trudy Bourgeois | Posted 07.24.2015 | Business
Trudy Bourgeois

There is a major fallacy in corporate America today. A dangerous one. One I've heard...sadly, I can't even count the number of times I've heard it.

July Is Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

NAMI-NYC Metro | Posted 06.30.2015 | Impact

To celebrate Minority Mental Health Month the National Alliance on Mental Illness of New York City (NAMI-NYC Metro) is hosting its first #IWILLLISTEN Community Mental Health Fair on Saturday, July 25th.

Hate Symbols Are Barriers to Progress

Iván Espinoza-Madrigal | Posted 06.25.2015 | Latino Voices
Iván Espinoza-Madrigal

Preserving a symbol of slavery and black subjugation sends a threatening and terrifying message that black lives -- and the lives of other oppressed individuals -- do not matter.

It's Time for White People to Stop Talking and Start Listening: The Lesson I'm Learning From the Charleston Shooting

Chelsea Stone | Posted 06.23.2015 | Black Voices
Chelsea Stone

I don't know how it feels to be a person of color in America. I imagine, sometimes, it can be very difficult and very scary. I'd like to hear more about that.

The Problem With White America

Kim Simon | Posted 06.22.2015 | Politics
Kim Simon

Dear White People, "Sending prayers to Charleston!" "Holding space for my brothers and sisters in Charleston!" "Hugs!" "My heart is so broken. ...

Beyond the Punditry, an Optimistic View Into the Future of Reflective Democracy

Donna P. Hall | Posted 06.19.2015 | Politics
Donna P. Hall

We're not even half way through 2015, and already, pundits are offering up predictions of the Senate seats that will switch parties, the state-by-state margin of victory of yet-to-be-nominated Hillary Clinton, and the likelihood of the "Bernie Sanders effect" on suppressing progressive Democratic votes.

On Embracing the Diversity of the Jewish Diaspora

David A. Love | Posted 06.07.2015 | Black Voices
David A. Love

As Jewish people across the United States and throughout the world celebrate Passover an remember their past, this is a perfect time to reflect on diversity and the future of the Jewish diaspora.

Failure to Work With Minority Owned Businesses a Challenge in the Private and Public Sector

Dedrick Muhammad | Posted 04.25.2015 | Business
Dedrick Muhammad

What has not been adequately addressed is the inequality in business development and how procurement policies with a diversity emphasis can be an important means of strengthening wealth and entrepreneurship development for minority communities.

Mary Cheney, Here's Why Drag and Blackface Are Different (VIDEO)

Matt Baume | Posted 04.04.2015 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

Next time someone asks why drag is OK and blackface isn't, you can tell them that drag is an expression of yourself, whereas blackface is an attack on someone else; blackface reinforces an imbalance of power, whereas drag disassembles an imbalance of power; blackface is a relic, whereas drag is what we all do, every day, every time we put on clothes.