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Four Reasons Why I Keep Running Obstacle Races, One After Another

Jane Seo | Posted 08.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Jane Seo

Some people may wonder, "Why do you race so often? Aren't these obstacle races all the same?" Yes, it is true that most races feature similar obstacles, like the perennial favorites cargo nets, wall climbs, and monkey bars. However, all the races I have ran were unique and different for several reasons.

Amy Winehouse, Allen Iverson, and the Importance of Seeing Our Students

Gregory Michie | Posted 08.04.2015 | Education
Gregory Michie

Two documentaries I saw recently got me thinking a lot about teaching, even though neither focuses on education: "Amy," about acclaimed British singer/songwriter Amy Winehouse, who died in 2011, and "Iverson," about 11-time NBA all-star and 2000-2001 Most Valuable Player, Allen Iverson.

Stop Denying Me My Blackness: A Latina Speaks About Race

Vanessa Mártir | Posted 08.04.2015 | Latino Voices
Vanessa Mártir

Yes, I am black. I am also indígena. It is not up to the world to decide my identity for me. To deny a Latina her blackness just because she doesn't "look black" or has a different experience because she's not African American, is to be ignorant of history.

Zendaya Breaks Down The Difference Between Cultural Appropriation and Appreciation

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 08.03.2015 | Black Voices

Zendaya Coleman made headlines earlier this year when she wrote a response to  E! host Giuliana Rancic's racist comments about the fau...

Touching 'Nappy' Hair

Frank H. Wu | Posted 08.03.2015 | Politics
Frank H. Wu

For whatever it is worth, an observer who is neither black nor white cannot help but discern the color line. Race enthralls us, in the original definition of the word. Despite being a myth, it is powerful enough in our shared imagination to create its own reality.

White America, It's Time to Be Uncomfortable and OK With It

Keith Rushing | Posted 07.31.2015 | Black Voices
Keith Rushing

To white Americans who are uncomfortable, I say: welcome to our world. You may be uncomfortable for a while until we make America a truly fair and racially just society.

White Americans Still Think The Police Are Mostly Fair

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 07.31.2015 | Politics

The deep racial divide over the way police treat black Americans hasn't narrowed since the beginning of the year, a new survey finds. In a HuffPo...

No, The Black Community Is Not Bankrupt

Michael Gordon Bennett | Posted 07.31.2015 | Black Voices
Michael Gordon Bennett

My professor's perception was rooted in a common false meme that has followed black America since slavery -- the idea that we lack financial acumen, don't know how to build businesses, need to be told what to do with our finances, and are overly reliant on government handouts.

8 Acts of Self-Love To Take After Consuming Racially-Charged Media

Tiffany Griffin | Posted 07.30.2015 | Black Voices
Tiffany Griffin

As countless stories of race-based killing fill my news feed, I find my reactions ranging from melancholy to anger to fatigue and back again

Obama Has Outclassed the Grand Old White Establishment

Cody Cain | Posted 07.30.2015 | Politics
Cody Cain

The experience of witnessing the first black President in the history of the United States has indeed been a wonderment to behold. As it turned out, the grand old white establishment revealed itself to be petty, obstructionist, vindictive, and incompetent. History will remember them as such, to the extent history will remember them at all.

Why the Black Lives Matter Campaign Matters to Bernie Sanders

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 07.29.2015 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

Bernie Sanders is unlikely to be the Democratic nominee, but he is having an impact on the primary race in several ways.

Change Isn't the Greatest Political Challenge, Sustaining It Is

Ben Hecht | Posted 07.28.2015 | Impact
Ben Hecht

In my mind, this is a clear and powerful articulation of the elements critical to enabling cities to deal with our society's most intractable problems by thinking outside of the box.

Black 'Harry Potter' Characters Aren't Just Beautiful -- They're Revolutionary

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 07.28.2015 | Black Voices

There's an unspoken rule in literature: Characters are white unless explicitly described otherwise. Take, for example, Hermione Granger from H...

The Conversation (Not 'Feud') Between Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift

Katherine Warren | Posted 07.28.2015 | Media
Katherine Warren

It would be a mistake to diminish their tweets to a "catfight," which conjures the image of two thirteen-year-old girls fighting over a boy, not two serious artists discussing their careers.

These Are The Most-Diverse And Least-Diverse U.S. Religious Groups

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.27.2015 | Religion

Muslims participate in a Friday prayer Nov. 14, 2014, at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. The five most racially diverse U.S. religiou...

Whats Wrong with BEing a MODERN MAN?

Gerard Kersey | Posted 07.24.2015 | Black Voices
Gerard Kersey

The BE MODERN MAN rally cry is "ITS OUR NORMAL TO BE EXTRAORDINARY". That is a very powerful statement. It is not our normal to be criminals, it is not our normal to be unemployed, it is not our normal to be below average, however, it is our normal to be extraordinary!

‘Empire’ Star Derek Luke Slams Followers For Criticizing Wife's Race

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 07.29.2015 | Latino Voices

Actor Derek Luke's online followers became concerned with the race of his wife recently, and he's not having it. Luke, 41, addressed the issue via Ins...

Thanks, TSwift -- I'm Even More Excited to See Nicki Minaj

Samantha Henderson | Posted 07.24.2015 | Women
Samantha Henderson

I can't help but be irritated by the general population's tendency to celebrate this mainstream feminist neophyte and ignore, or worse, lambaste, Nicki Minaj, who has proven herself a well-informed feminist and articulate representative for women of color and women in general.

The Problem With Asking Football Players To Act Like White Guys

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 07.24.2015 | Sports

As far as the rookies, and I know they probably got mad, but I said, "Why don’t you all act like the white guys? You never see them in the pap...

There Will Be More Non-White Journalists Because The Public Will Demand Them

Amanda Gutterman | Posted 07.24.2015 | Media
Amanda Gutterman

We need people talking about diversity in media, but at the end of the day, change won't happen because of a sanctimonious speech or an office memo. Diversity will come to newsrooms as more readers demand it, and the outlets that don't respond to this increasing demand will get left behind.

Ready to Rumble with the Tea Party

Living Room Conversations | Posted 07.23.2015 | Politics
Living Room Conversations

For me, polite conversation gets real when you dance on people's issues. But in this conversation, I was called out for being insensitive to the life experiences of my conservative interlocutors. Although there wasn't much common ground politically, there was some surprising rapprochement personally.

Our Simple Role as Global Citizens in Fending Off Discrimination

Zeena Saifi | Posted 07.23.2015 | World
Zeena Saifi

Painting people with a single brush is the most common form of bigotry. And although ignorance is indeed dangerous, the illusion of knowledge is undeniably worse. They are both branches that diverge from the same poisonous tree.

White People, I Hate Talking About Race As Much As You Do

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 07.23.2015 | Black Voices

What's it like to be white? It's one of several questions that MTV's new documentary "White People," seeks to answer -- What does it fees li...

Piers Morgan Tells Nicki Minaj Not To Use The 'Race Or Skinny Cards'

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 07.22.2015 | Entertainment

Piers Morgan slammed Nicki Minaj's tweets about the 2015 MTV VMA nominations, calling her a "stroppy little piece of work" and saying she should not ...

Taylor Swift Shouldn't Use Feminism to Clap Back

Antonia Opiah | Posted 07.22.2015 | Entertainment
Antonia Opiah

A blue-eyed blonde pop star collided with a buxom Black rapper on Tuesday and in doing so, in tweeting at Nicki Minaj, Taylor unwittingly stumbled upon an aspect of feminism she might not have considered yet: a feeling of being marginalized because of your race as a woman.