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How to Decolonize Your Yoga Practice

Susanna Barkataki | Posted 03.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Susanna Barkataki

The practices millions of Westerners now turn to for alternative health and wellness therapies were intentionally eradicated from parts of India to the point that lineages were broken and thousand-year-old traditions lost.

Feminism, Race and Patricia Arquette

Ronda Lee | Posted 03.02.2015 | Women
Ronda Lee

Patricia Arquette's Oscar speech initially received applause. When she further commented backstage, the Twitter verse turned on her. Being a woman in a "man's world" is stressful enough.

Darren Wilson Unlikely To Face Criminal Charges

AP | ERIC TUCKER | Posted 03.02.2015 | Black Voices

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal investigation of the police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, is expected to allege patterns of racial bias in the city'...

White on White Crime: An Unspoken Tragedy

Kerry Coddett | Posted 03.02.2015 | Black Voices
Kerry Coddett

The ugly truth is white on white crime does exist. It is a growing pandemic in the white community, and if we don't call attention to this problem soon, there will be no more white people left to run the world.

Retired Police Officers Meet Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee: Discussion on Building Trust, Reform and Accountability

Cheryl Dorsey | Posted 03.01.2015 | Black Voices
Cheryl Dorsey

A multi-cultural group of retired and former police officers met with Rep. Jackson Lee of Texas to share and discuss their varied personal experiences with regard to institutionalized racism and the unnecessary state-sponsored murders of all Americans.

From Tiger Mothers to Fresh Off the Boat: Eddie Huang's Mom Is Not Every Asian-American Mom

MotherWoman | Posted 02.28.2015 | Entertainment
MotherWoman

As with most things related to parenting, the stakes are even higher when these images impact our children and families. It is one thing if you disrespect or make fun of me, but if you do anything to hurt my kid, all bets are off.

Are Black Americans the Most Religious -- and Virtuous -- of All?

David Briggs | Posted 02.27.2015 | Religion
David Briggs

In a nation where rising numbers of people are dropping out of organized religion, one dynamic religious movement continues to display remarkable strength. The black church.

Trayvon Martin Remains a Challenge to America

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 02.26.2015 | Black Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Martin was more than just another young black male gunned down in an act of senseless violence. He became and will remain a challenge to the nation to do something about that violence.

Kids See Color

Shari Medini | Posted 02.24.2015 | Black Voices
Shari Medini

Sometimes we get caught in the trap of thinking that if we do not bring attention to something, our kids don't notice it either. I am realizing more and more that that is not true. Kids are constantly deciphering the world around them.

Kanye West Doesn't Have All the Answers and Never Will

Ernest Owens | Posted 02.24.2015 | Black Voices
Ernest Owens

When I think about black power and academia, I don't go to celebrities for that. I look to the many black inventors and scholars who have paved the way for me to have graduated from college and succeed in my personal career.

President Barack Obama, Tiger Woods, Kamala Harris, and the New World Order of Race in America

Mark Charles Hardie | Posted 02.24.2015 | Black Voices
Mark Charles Hardie

It is foolhardy to reduce a complex human being to something as simplistic as race. Every child knows that one should not judge a book by its cover. Racial categories inevitably evaluate people based upon outward appearances.

Rudy Giuliani Is Not Feeling the Love

Ian Haney López | Posted 02.23.2015 | Politics
Ian Haney López

Former New York mayor and rightwing gadfly Rudy Giuliani is dog whistling again, using coded racial language to stir political passions.

Walk a Day in a Black Man's New Shoes

Gerard Kersey | Posted 02.20.2015 | Black Voices
Gerard Kersey

Some people say it's lonely at the top, and I say only because you didn't help others get there with you.

The Achievement Gap vs. The Justice Gap: Race vs. Redemption

Kanene Holder | Posted 02.23.2015 | Education
Kanene Holder

The achievement gap will never close until we as a society, especially educators, tackle the justice gap head-on.

Jackson Connor

Jose Antonio Vargas Teams With LA Times For New Media Platform, #EmergingUS

HuffingtonPost.com | Jackson Connor | Posted 02.19.2015 | Media

When journalist Jose Antonio Vargas first arrived in the U.S. from the Philippines at the age of 12, the bustle of Los Angeles International Airport w...

Advancing the 'Weird Brown Girl Movement'

Sarah Beauchamp | Posted 02.19.2015 | Black Voices
Sarah Beauchamp

An African City is creator Nicole Amarteifio's web series chronicling the lives of five young Ghanaian women. In the comments on YouTube, someone asks, "Why are they acting like white girls?" Filmmaker, and one of the stars of An African City, Nana Mensah has never known how to answer that question.

When I'm Forced To See Color In My Colorblind Marriage

Allison Singh | Posted 02.18.2015 | Weddings
Allison Singh

My husband and I met in college, which meant nobody cared that he was Indian and I was not. Most of my college friends drifted in and out of inter-racial relationships, but race rarely came up. It was the blissful insularity that only a liberal arts campus in the middle of nowhere can provide.

The Comey Speech Misses the Ñ

Juan Cartagena | Posted 02.17.2015 | Latino Voices
Juan Cartagena

Director Comey said many important things about life in today's America. But he said not a word about the country's largest racial/ethnic minority.

A Foreigner in My Own Country: Being Young and Black in Germany

Fatmata AbuSenesie | Posted 02.18.2015 | Black Voices
Fatmata AbuSenesie

Sometimes I don't feel comfortable anymore in my own country. Sometimes, other people give me the feeling that I don't belong here.

Valentine's Day: 20 Stories on Love, Chocolate, Roses, Secrets, Bromance, Breakups and Diamonds

Democracy Now! | Posted 02.14.2015 | Politics
Democracy Now!

For Valentine's Day, we dug through the Democracy Now! archives to bring you these 20 stories. 1. Love Has No Color Just two years ago, a group of...

Best of Luck Africa, I'll Be in Baltimore

Vernā Myers | Posted 02.13.2015 | Black Voices
Vernā Myers

Black History Month is a time of reflection. This year I've been reflecting on my own black history and how it brought me back home to Baltimore.

Playing the 'Colorblind' Card: 3 Truths that Social Colorblindness Tells Us

Charles Orgbon III | Posted 02.18.2015 | Black Voices
Charles Orgbon III

Colorblindness fast forwards our society beyond post-racial, when we have yet to deal with the inequalities of the present. Instead, colorblindness has us deal with race today as if it does not even exist.

Is Gay Porn Racist? I Don't Think So

Terrence Chappell | Posted 02.12.2015 | Gay Voices
Terrence Chappell

Porn should not be leading the conversation in social or racial issues, and we shouldn't be charging them to even contribute to that conversation. Right sentiment but wrong space. Porn is all about desire and losing inhibitions, at least behind a monitor. By its very nature porn caters to a person's fantasy and their innate impulses.

Ryan J. Reilly

FBI Director: 'Lazy' Racial Biases May Affect Law Enforcement

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 02.12.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The director of the FBI said on Thursday that law enforcement officers may develop a cynicism that can lead them to treat minorities unf...

Why Won't My Family and Friends Do More to Help My Business?

Gerard Kersey | Posted 02.11.2015 | Black Voices
Gerard Kersey

So often this is the question I get from so many business owners I speak to. They say they expect so much more is from the people that are closer to them.