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Timid City Government Slow to Address Inequity

Ise Lyfe | Posted 05.28.2015 | Politics
Ise Lyfe

Auditioning. That's what comes to mind when I think about the dynamic in the media and tone of local and federal governments as it relates to police brutality and holding law enforcement accountable for the perpetual killing of Black men.

Making Black Lives Matter in Classrooms: The Power of Teachers to Change the World

David E. Kirkland | Posted 05.28.2015 | Education
David E. Kirkland

On Saturday, May 16, 2015, NYU Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools held a conference titled, Race, Rights, and Responsibility: What Educators Can Do to Help Our Students Think Critically about Protest, Law Enforcement, and Civil Liberty.

African American Success Factors

Marshall Cannon | Posted 05.28.2015 | Black Voices
Marshall Cannon

The African American community has been damaged to an extent that if Booker T. Washington, Marcus Garvey and Sojourner Truth came back to see what now exists, they wouldn't recognize it.

#RespectHerName: Start Giving a Damn About Black Women Immediately

Ernest Owens | Posted 05.27.2015 | Black Voices
Ernest Owens

For hundreds of years, women of color have not only paid their dues, but partially paid ours. It's not enough to just defend them when times get rough, but to empower them even when our own victories are close.

5 Steps to Understanding Racial Bias

John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D. | Posted 05.27.2015 | Impact
John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D.

Whether in business or personal life, racial bias separates people from their possibilities, organizations from the causes of equality and justice, and society from the benefits of true inclusion. It is incumbent upon each of us to eliminate racial bias where we find it.

Shifting American Police From Warriors to Guardians

Tara Lai Quinlan | Posted 05.27.2015 | Crime
Tara Lai Quinlan

The entrenched police warrior model in many American police departments can operate in a manner similar to a domestic military service, where hard policing tactics like confrontation and use of force are primary tools relied upon to achieve desired crime control objectives.

Whites Like Me

Michael Beyer | Posted 05.27.2015 | Chicago
Michael Beyer

I lived and studied with black people, I felt comfortable around them and felt they accepted me, but I never had a conversation about race that made me uncomfortable. That changed when I met Chala Holland.

#BlackLivesMatter: The Politics and History Surrounding Memorial Day

Jim Downs | Posted 05.25.2015 | Politics
Jim Downs

Despite my effort, many historians continue to see only white soldiers' suffering and death during the war. But what about those who did not wear the Union blue or Confederate grey but died in the same war often alongside of white soldiers? How we might remember their death and suffering?

No Pain, No Gain: Conquering the City Challenge Obstacle Race in Jersey City

Jane Seo | Posted 05.22.2015 | New York
Jane Seo

With the arrival of warm weather, I scoured the web for alternative races taking place near New York City and found out about the City Challenge Obstacle Race. As the fastest growing obstacle race in the Tri-State area, the City Challenge Obstacle Race hosts races in Jersey City, Hoboken, and New York City.

Why We Should Resist Black Male Exceptionalism: A Graduate's Perspective

Jared Loggins | Posted 05.22.2015 | College
Jared Loggins

When former Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick stood before the Morehouse College Class of 2015 to deliver his commencement address, he joined a host of notable black men, who, in recent years have ascended to the heights of American public service and have too charged black men and boys to be exceptional.

This School Is Taking A 'Proactive' But Controversial Approach To Tackling Racism

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 05.21.2015 | Black Voices

The Fieldston Lower School, a private school in New York City, is taking a bold and brow-raising approach to tackling racism. The school, which wa...

The Ambiguity of Being Latin@

Maru Gonzalez | Posted 05.19.2015 | Latino Voices
Maru Gonzalez

Attempts to construct a simplified, monolithic experience of Latinidad under a banner of pan-ethnicity have proven grossly inadequate, as markers used to homogenize Latin@s--such as language, culture, region and a common history of colonialism and U.S imperialism--are not universal to all Latin@ populations.

Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness

Caslee Sims | Posted 05.15.2015 | College
Caslee Sims

I never envisioned growing up in a society like this. I'm a 20 year old black male that hates to have to consciously go about my life. I have to consciously make decisions when I'm outside of my home, in society more than I should have.

Why Are All the Teachers White?

Christina Berchini | Posted 05.19.2015 | Black Voices
Christina Berchini

For your race to be under-represented in your daily experience with others in the most meaningful of ways is one powerful way by which to be underserved by the schooling experience.

Baltimore Left Behind by Capitalism

Cody Cain | Posted 05.19.2015 | Politics
Cody Cain

If we wish to get serious about helping the poor underclass instead of just policing it, then we must be honest about what is causing it. We must be willing to face our own imperfections as a society. It's time. And we can handle it.

Strength in Cross-Collaborations From #BlackLivesMatter to Dallas Faces Race

Kamilah Collins | Posted 05.19.2015 | Black Voices
Kamilah Collins

From tweeting about social justice causes to creating and signing online petitions, if done well, online activism can be an effective form of organizing. But what makes online activism the most powerful is when it is collaborative and supplemented by or leads to offline activism.

How Mindfulness Can Defeat Racial Bias

Rhonda Magee | Posted 05.22.2015 | Black Voices

When I was promoted to tenured full professor, the dean of my law school kindly had flowers sent to me at my home in Pacific Heights, an overpriced Sa...

Avoid These 5 Common Race Day Mistakes

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 05.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

Races can be exhilarating and fun, but they can also be demoralizing and difficult. The smallest details can make a huge difference. To save you the trouble (and embarrassment) of having to learn from your own race day mistakes, I'll share mine with you.

John Legend: Racism Is Killing Our Kids

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 05.18.2015 | Black Voices

HBO's upcoming documentary, "Southern Rites", delves into the role of race in modern day America. It's a hefty subject, but the film has been expertly...

A Black Freedom Rider's Assessment of Whites

John A. Tures | Posted 05.14.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

Hank Thomas, one of three living Freedom Riders still alive from the May 14, 1961 bus firebomb attack in Anniston, Alabama, spoke before a mixed audience at a Georgia college recently. His message wasn't just one of racial reconciliation. It was about "allies."

Welcome to Baltimore! Welcome to America!

John R. Burbank | Posted 05.13.2015 | Politics
John R. Burbank

If you live in Baltimore, or anywhere in the United States, you shouldn't be surprised by the anger, the poverty, the police violence, and the hopelessness. All you have to do is sing the national anthem, written after witnessing the bombardment of Baltimore Harbor by the British during the War of 1812.

'Separate and Unequal': Revisiting the Kerner Commission

Steven M. Gillon | Posted 05.13.2015 | Black Voices
Steven M. Gillon

Given the recent unrest in Ferguson and Baltimore, it's time to reignite the debate: Was the Kerner Commission prediction accurate: Have we become "two societies... separate and unequal?"

Gabriel Arana

Fusion's Alicia Menendez To CNN: We Don't Need A New N-Word

HuffingtonPost.com | Gabriel Arana | Posted 05.13.2015 | Media

CNN, under fire for allowing on-air talent to bandy about the racially charged word “thug,” has dug in its heels, recently running a segment that ...

It's All About Race

Eric Cooper | Posted 05.13.2015 | Black Voices
Eric Cooper

The intersection of the criminal justice and education systems works very well to police the boundaries of caste in this country. Just look at Ferguson, Missouri, or Chicago, or New York City or Milwaukee. Or Baltimore.

Lilly Workneh

This Documentary Powerfully Explores Two Counties That Have Been Racially Divided For Years

HuffingtonPost.com | Lilly Workneh | Posted 05.13.2015 | Black Voices

Photographer and filmmaker Gillian Laub's new documentary, “Southern Rites," is a powerful portrayal of how perceptions and politics have divided tw...