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The Super Trump Card

David Dent | Posted 07.22.2016 | Politics
David Dent

Mr. President, I hope you are right . I will lean on your words and hope that the America you know will prevail in one of its biggest challenges to come in November.

Trump Is No Stranger To Law And Order Baiting

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 07.22.2016 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Trump actually has his own history separate and apart from presidential racial scare politics of being a self-styled tough guy on crime. The start point was the now infamous Central Park Five case in 1989. The five were young African-American and Latino youths charged with the rape and beating of a white female jogger in New York's Central Park.

Black Funeral Directors Say Mississippi County Sends Most Bodies To White Funeral Homes

The Huffington Post | Dana Liebelson | Posted 07.22.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― The African-American owners of six funeral homes in Harrison County, Mississippi, filed a lawsuit this week against the coroner and oth...

The Sugarcoated Language Of White Fragility

Anna Kegler | Posted 07.22.2016 | Impact
Anna Kegler

For a while now, I've been thinking about how terms like "white privilege," "inclusion" and "unconscious bias" all sound just... too nice. Don't they seem a little on the pleasant side for words used to address a system of racist oppression?

Michael Steele Rips Republican Party #SOWHITE

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 07.21.2016 | Black Voices
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By Soraya Shockley Former Chairman of the Republican National Committee, Michael Steele says that the Republican Party lacks authentic representation...

Dear White Loved Ones

Quincy LeNear Gossfield | Posted 07.21.2016 | Black Voices
Quincy LeNear Gossfield

I would like to share something with my white friends and family. Please hear me out. Please listen very carefully. I LOVE you. There is no hate betwe...

Blame Obama For Racial Tensions With The Police?

Paul Heroux | Posted 07.20.2016 | Politics
Paul Heroux

A lot of President Obama's opponents have said that he is inciting racial tensions with the recent wave of high profile police shootings of young blac...

Yara Shahidi Delivers Powerful Speech On Combatting Hollywood Stereotypes

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 07.21.2016 | Black Voices

“Black-ish” star Yara Shahidi isn’t one to keep her views on race to herself. The 16-year-old actress has consistently used her voice to speak o...

Country Music Star Sam Riddle Shatters Age Old Taboo, Falls For A Woman Of Color In His Newest Music Video -- "Hey You."

Jacob Weber | Posted 07.19.2016 | Arts
Jacob Weber

America is reeling amid re-ignited racial flames, and country music ace (and Vegas favorite) Sam Riddle appears to be the only cowboy with the steer-sized cojones to reach through that fire...for the hand of stunning South African actress and dancer Sibo Mlambo (Starz' "BlackSails.")

To Be Totally Honest, I'm Actually Pretty Conflicted About My Whiteness. And Yours.

Justin Cohen | Posted 07.19.2016 | Politics
Justin Cohen

I worry about taking up too much space in a debate that should be centered on the leadership of people of color, but I worry even more that we, as White people, have inherited the fire this time, and it is time to extinguish it from the inside.

I Am A White Woman And I'm Afraid For My Black Boyfriend

Victoria Yore | Posted 07.19.2016 | Black Voices
Victoria Yore

I am a white woman and I don't know what to do or say. I can only strive to be compassionate, loving, understanding, informed, and slow to judge. I refuse to stand down and be quiet.

Diversity As An Enriching Experience

Daan Braveman | Posted 07.19.2016 | College
Daan Braveman

We must strengthen our efforts aimed at deliberately developing academic and co-curricular programs that foster an appreciation that difference need not be a threatening experience but indeed can be the source of great enrichment.

White Privilege Exists

Erin Parker | Posted 07.18.2016 | Impact
Erin Parker

White privilege. I made it through the majority of my life never hearing these two words. Growing up in Indiana, white is mostly what I saw, learned about, and followed.

COLORCOMM 2016: SEIZE THIS MOMENT TO PUT DIVERSITY FRONT AND CENTER

Jennifer Risi | Posted 07.19.2016 | Media
Jennifer Risi

No issue is too big to be above the news cycle. In a world where we are overloaded with information, anyone fighting for a particular cause must seize...

Americans Don't Give A Shit About Racism

George Elerick | Posted 07.19.2016 | Politics
George Elerick

After yet another series of race-related shootings, America doesn’t seem to be changing, it’s eating its own. The Guardian has been documenting po...

Can You Imagine Donald Trump Hosting A Town Hall On Race In America?

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 07.15.2016 | Politics

On Thursday, President Barack Obama held a “National Conversation” on race, and even though it left much to be desired, his comments about policin...

Black Women Are Reclaiming The 'Loud' Stereotype With A Powerful Hashtag

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 07.15.2016 | Black Voices

When Erica Garner walked into ABC News’ Presidential Townhall on race on Thursday, she expected to be productive. She expected to be respected. She ...

Black Lives Matter, The Police Force, And Me

Galanty Miller | Posted 07.15.2016 | Comedy
Galanty Miller

The madness needs to end. The battle over semantics deserves to fade away. And soon we will stop the hate and go back to grudgingly accepting each other... which is probably the best we can hope for.

#BlackLivesMatter

Matt Hearnden | Posted 07.15.2016 | Black Voices
Matt Hearnden

I'm a wholehearted supporter of #blacklivesmatter and I will be until I die. Anything less means I wouldn't be doing my duty as a human being.

Eric Garner's Daughter Says ABC News Silenced Her During Race Symposium With Obama

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 07.15.2016 | Black Voices

The daughter of Eric Garner, the man who died two years ago after New York City police placed him in a chokehold, walked out of an ABC News taping of ...

Yaa Gyasi's Homegoing, Two Forgotten Histories, and 2016 America

Ben Railton | Posted 07.14.2016 | Books
Ben Railton

In the course of its unique, multi-multi-generational structure, Yaa Gyasi's striking debut novel Homegoing (2016) moves through more than two centuri...

Black Journalists Take Lessons From Elie Wiesel

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 07.15.2016 | Black Voices
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By Sonari Glinton-Los Angeles Back in college, NPR reporter Sonari Glinton studied with the Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel, who died this month at the ag...

Less Hate, Less Violence, Less Fear

Linda A. Seabrook | Posted 07.14.2016 | Impact
Linda A. Seabrook

As an African American former member of law enforcement and the aunt of three African American nephews, I know that the epidemic of violence is both tied to and larger than systemic racism -- it's about recognizing and taking the necessary steps to address a wider culture of violence in our nation.

Stop Saying Black People Are More Homophobic Than Others

Ernest Owens | Posted 07.14.2016 | Queer Voices
Ernest Owens

No, the black community isn't more grotesquely homophobic than every other racial group in America -- culture has just selectively exploited the problem.

One Question For All Of The Good Cops

Jennifer Sullivan | Posted 07.21.2016 | Black Voices
Jennifer Sullivan

Where are you? No, seriously, where are you? I know that you exist, but I can't see you. A tragedy occurs, and all I hear is, "Not all cops are bad."