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Why Isn't Serena Williams More Celebrated?

The Huffington Post | Elisabeth Brier | Posted 09.03.2015 | Black Voices

Serena Williams has become synonymous with the game of tennis, so why does the legendary athlete have fewer sponsorship deals than some of h...

Black Crime Rates: Your Statistics Are Racist

Kim Farbota | Posted 09.02.2015 | Crime
Kim Farbota

There is a common conservative narrative that the disproportionate incarceration of black people is not the result of systemic racism, but rather of shortcomings within the black community.This "fact" is used to justify a belief that a "culture of violence" is to blame for problems faced by black people in America.

Calling Idris Elba 'Too Street' Is Racist, Just Not For The Reason You Think

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 09.01.2015 | Black Voices

Earlier today, James Bond author Anthony Horowitz posted a public apology via Twitter following comments he made in a recent interview about act...

Why We Need a New Chicano Movement

Mike Leyba | Posted 09.01.2015 | Latino Voices
Mike Leyba

It's time for us brown people to step up. Let's begin reclaiming our history and our movement, and stand with others also fighting for liberation. We don't need a savior to come rescue us; we need to claim that which is rightfully ours - our history, our culture, our right to self-identify, and our united voice.

How The 'Art Hoe' Movement Is Redefining The Selfie For Black Teens

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 08.31.2015 | Black Voices

If you've never heard or seen the phrase "art hoe" before, it might seem a little jarring. The term has been popular on the Internet and social media ...

Your Guide to Avoiding Cultural Appropriation

Kadia Blagrove | Posted 08.30.2015 | Black Voices
Kadia Blagrove

Are my examples of this style diverse? Fashion and beauty media, this one is for you. Cornrows, box braids, bantu knots, saris, dashikis and everything else that is outside of white American culture aren't new or fresh simply because you finally recognized its existence.

7 Facts School Leaders Want You To Know About Kids In New Orleans

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 08.29.2015 | Black Voices

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Scientists Find A Way To Combat Racial Bias Among Little Kids

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 08.31.2015 | Science

First, they found that infants as young as 3 months old show racial bias. Now they've found a way to shake up those early preferences -- an...

Noosed Necks, Flesh Beloved.

A.J. Walton | Posted 08.28.2015 | Black Voices
A.J. Walton

The images of lynchings reflect the reality in which so many continue to live. It disturbs us, causes discomfort, and pours salt on centuries-old wounds. But more than that, it screams out that there's nothing new under the sun, just a different way of burning hopes and dreams and lives.

A Hate Crime is a Hate Crime No Matter the Color of the Perpetrator

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 08.28.2015 | Black Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The Flanagan onslaught claimed innocent lives and caused monumental pain and suffering to the victims' families and friends. It dangerously heightens racial distrust and further poisons racial attitudes. This is all the more reason for blacks to quickly and vigorously condemn these attacks.

'Hearts or Minds' in Silicon Valley's Drive Toward Diversity

Laura Mather | Posted 08.27.2015 | Technology
Laura Mather

Companies who are claiming an interest in diversity must do more than attempt to change hearts. Instead they must invest in a systems approach to combatting bias in hiring decisions.

VIDEO: Black Man Pulled Over By White Cop for 'Making Direct Eye Contact'

David Pakman | Posted 08.26.2015 | Politics
David Pakman

In a moment of surprising candor, the officer admits to Mr. Felton that the reason he pulled him over was that Mr. Felton "made direct eye contact" with him.

From Cotton Fields to CEO: How a Boy From the Mississippi Delta Learned How to Say It All

Carol J. Carter | Posted 08.26.2015 | Black Voices
Carol J. Carter

Life may have taken him all over the world but Taulbert still harkens back to the boy in Glen Allan, Mississippi whose life was defined by cotton season and waking at dawn to pursue his education. Though he is retired, he finds it hard to stop moving, striving and hoping for more.

IndyCar Driver Justin Wilson Saves Lives With Organ Donations

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 08.25.2015 | Sports

IndyCar driver Justin Wilson died on Monday night at the age of 37. He sustained a head injury after he was hit by debris and crashed during a r...

Auto Racing Stars Send Thoughts And Prayers To Justin Wilson's Family After His Death

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 08.25.2015 | Sports

IndyCar driver Justin Wilson died on Monday night after being seriously injured when a piece of debris broke off another car and struck him in t...

IndyCar Driver Justin Wilson Dies From Head Injury

AP | Kelly Chen | Posted 08.24.2015 | Sports

IndyCar driver Justin Wilson died Monday night from a head injury suffered when a piece of debris struck him at Pocono Raceway. He was 37. IndyCar ma...

Dear College Student: Please Diversify Your Courses

Marisel Moreno | Posted 08.24.2015 | Latino Voices
Marisel Moreno

Courses about Latino/as, African-Americans, Native Americans, Asian-Americans and other minorities, have the potential to effect social change. They work as catalysts to break down the barriers that divide us as a society -- stereotypes, misconceptions, fear and ignorance.

What's the Matter with 'All Lives Matter'

David Bedrick | Posted 08.24.2015 | Black Voices
David Bedrick

When a white person responds to the statement "Black Lives Matter" by countering with "All Lives Matter" they exhibit a blindness to the privilege of living outside of a painful and marginalizing lens that highlights their race; a privilege not enjoyed by black and brown people.

Ten Years Later, It's Still Gut-Wrenching To Look Back At Katrina Footage

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | Posted 08.24.2015 | Politics

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Why No Justice for Jonathan Ferrell

Debbie Hines | Posted 08.22.2015 | Black Voices
Debbie Hines

Unless we require extensive and ongoing racial bias and sensitivity training in all police departments throughout the U.S., we will continue to see more unarmed Jonathan Ferrells shot and killed by police. And we will see jurors siding with the police to acquit them.

Beautiful Black Men And Women Flaunt Their Looks With #FlexinMyComplexion

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 08.21.2015 | Black Voices

It's no secret -- society often associates beauty with Eurocentric ideals. Even a Google search for "beautiful skin" renders mostly ima...

Barbara Lee Hosts Community Forum on Racial Justice

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 08.21.2015 | Black Voices
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

On August 18th, 2015 Congresswoman Barbara Lee held a community forum at Brookins AME Church in Oakland, CA to discuss policing, church shootings, and racist policies in America. Watch.

A Young Diahann Carroll's 'Shocking' Racist Encounter On A Train In D.C.

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 08.21.2015 | OWN

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The Bob & Chez Show Podcast: Trump's Completely Racist Immigration Plan, Plus More Sarah Palin Word Salad and Bad Lip Reading the GOP Debate

Bob Cesca | Posted 08.21.2015 | Media
Bob Cesca

Josh Duggar Exposed in Ashley Madison Hack; Hackers are Still Hackers No Matter Who's Exposed; Bill O'Reilly and Sarah Palin React to Trump's Immigration Plan; The Mainstreaming of Slavery; Anchor Babies; Deez Nuts for President; and much more.

An Innocent View of Growing Up in the Segregated South

Jane Cutler Yepez | Posted 08.20.2015 | Books
Jane Cutler Yepez

Reading Gas Money by Troy Lewis is like sitting with him on his Aunt Jenny's front porch in Middlesex County, Virginia, while he unwinds the stories of his life, and what a storyteller he is.