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The ‘Evil’ Episode That Changed How Oprah Did TV Forever

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 03.22.2017 | OWN

In one of the first seasons of “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” Oprah’s producers came up with a controversial idea: host a panel of white supremacist ...

Why Stakes Is Too High to Bother with White Tears

Michael W. Waters | Posted 03.17.2017 | Black Voices
Michael W. Waters

Last month, my second book, Stakes Is High: Race, Faith, and Hope for America, was published by Chalice Press. Before its official release, I was elat...

Recording Academy President Addresses The Grammys 'Race Problem'

The Huffington Post | Julia Brucculieri | Posted 02.21.2017 | Entertainment

Recording Academy President Neil Portnow has responded to accusations of racism at the Grammy Awards, which he believes have no merit. “I don’t t...

No, My Son Isn't Lost. We Just Have Different Skin Colors.

The Huffington Post | Emily McCombs | Posted 02.08.2017 | Parents

My son is constantly being mistaken for a lost child. It happens at shopping centers, street corners and airports. Especially airports. In fact, we’...

Non-Black People Of Color Owe Immeasurable Debts Of Gratitude To Black Americans

Brown Girl Magazine | Posted 01.27.2017 | Politics
Brown Girl Magazine

Today - as much as any other day -- is a great time to commence that reflective inquiry and to introspect upon how to be a better ally in the battles that still remain to be fought.

These Adorable Twins Were Born With Two Different Skin Colors

The Huffington Post | Nina Golgowski | Posted 01.26.2017 | Parents

Twin girls are getting a lot of attention for their appearances, and it’s not just because they’re unbelievably cute. Kalani and Jarani Dean are b...

Why Didn't Her Real Mom Want Her?

Kathleen Dennehy | Posted 02.23.2017 | Parents
Kathleen Dennehy

This Old Mom’s first birthday Party-Where-Things-Got-Awkward featured a handmade trough, maybe 20 feet long and 6 inches wide, narrow and silver- th...

A Jewish Prayer as a New American Political Era Dawns

Rabbi Michael Knopf | Posted 01.23.2017 | Religion
Rabbi Michael Knopf

Avinu she-bashamayim, our heavenly parent: You created the first man and woman in Your image, according to Your likeness, and made it so that all of ...

This Is America: A Love Letter

Abigail Rockwell | Posted 01.23.2017 | Politics
Abigail Rockwell

Her name is Florence Rebecca Wade Bush. She is 90 years young. A Baptist Reverend’s widow, mother of three sons, each his own force of nature. She f...

Willie Nelson: A Long Story From Franklin Roosevelt To Donald Trump

Robert Scheer | Posted 01.23.2017 | Politics
Robert Scheer

In part one of a two-part conversation at his home in Hawaii, American musician Willie Nelson tells KCRW's "Scheer Intelligence" that his upbringing d...

Going Public: Resistance In The Age Of Trump

Paul Stoller | Posted 01.18.2017 | Impact
Paul Stoller

In the post-truth world of Trumplandia there is a clear need for scholars to go public--as a form of resistance. This need is particularly acute in th...

Decisions

Robert Slayton | Posted 01.17.2017 | Politics
Robert Slayton

Ms. Willis, a 50-year-old wedding minister from South Carolina, had looked forward to taking her daughters to the march. Then she read a post on the Facebook page for the march that made her feel unwelcome because she is white.

A Nation Divided: How Will We Stand?

Center for Community Change Action | Posted 01.17.2017 | Impact
Center for Community Change Action

Photo credit: John Eisenschenk via Flickr Creative Commons By Kica Matos This week my Facebook page has been flooded by posts from friends memoriali...

Mike Pence's Environmental Racism

John Halstead | Posted 01.14.2017 | Politics
John Halstead

Outgoing Indiana Governor Mike Pence will be sworn in as Vice-President of the United States on January 20th. Pence has been criticized for a variety of reasons recently, but one area that deserves more attention is his environmental racism.

Would The ACA Be repealed If It Wasn't Preceded By The Name 'Obama?'

Amarins Laanstra- Corn | Posted 01.12.2017 | Politics
Amarins Laanstra- Corn

Would the ACA be repealed if it wasn't preceded by the word Obama? Was Donald Trump's campaign based on the brag that he would be able rescind the health care promised to millions of people? Since when is that a point to be proud of?

Fallen NYPD Det. Steven McDonald's Light Still Shines Over The City He Loved

Brian Levin, J.D. | Posted 01.13.2017 | Impact
Brian Levin, J.D.

G-d Don't Let Me Die Over thirty years ago, in 1986 on a warm July Central Park afternoon, tragedy struck near Manhattan's 107th Street. Steven McDona...

What Is A "White Hispanic"?

Raul A. Reyes | Posted 01.10.2017 | Latino Voices
Raul A. Reyes

In the immediate aftermath of the shooting rampage at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, journalists and law enforcement officials were scrambling for details.

It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia Is The Show 2017 Needs

Zac Thompson | Posted 01.06.2017 | HuffPost Live 321
Zac Thompson

We never thought we'd say it but It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia is paving the way for how to deal with social issues leading into 2017.

Common Ground, Fractured America

Javier Saade | Posted 01.05.2017 | Politics
Javier Saade

If you have not read JD Vance's "Hillbilly Elegy", you should, full stop. It's a riveting and powerful account of growing up and getting out of a dee...

The Tilting Floor: On Colson Whitehead's 'The Underground Railroad' And The Nascent Trump Presidency

Stacy Parker Le Melle | Posted 01.03.2017 | Politics
Stacy Parker Le Melle

Eastman Johnson, A Ride for Liberty - The Fugitive Slaves On New Year's Eve, at 3:30am, I finished Colson Whitehead's gripping novel The Underground ...

And You Thought Your Commute Was Difficult? Check Out The Odyssey!

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 01.01.2017 | Travel
Sidonie Sawyer

Extreme sports. On January 2, the hardest and longest road trip of all starts again. The famed Paris-Dakar race (no longer between Paris and Dakar by...

America's Zero Moment

Dr. Maya Rockeymoore | Posted 12.30.2016 | Politics
Dr. Maya Rockeymoore

Now is the time to fully use the protections afforded by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution to question, challenge, and most importantly organize and act to steer this ship away from what appears likely to be a ruinous course.

The Fragility of Justice and the Ordinary Heroes Who Must Uphold It

Martin J. Blank | Posted 12.25.2016 | Education
Martin J. Blank

Guest blog by Mary Kingston Roche, Director of Public Policy, Coalition for Community Schools. Would you ever fear that your own tombstone would be ...

'Santa'

Mona R. Washington | Posted 12.23.2016 | Politics
Mona R. Washington

Customer Service Person Shopper One Shopper Two Christmas Season 2016. An afternoon in late December, 2016 at a crowded mall in suburban New Jersey....

The 'White Working Class' Is A Racist Invention

Les Leopold | Posted 12.28.2016 | Politics
Les Leopold

History warns us to be very, very careful when using the phrase “white working class.” The reason has nothing to do with political correctness. Ra...