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Terence Crutcher's Murder: This Is Not About Implicit Bias

Jennifer Saul | Posted 09.27.2016 | Politics
Jennifer Saul

Unfortunately, we also know that shooting unarmed people of colour who have done nothing wrong is common. And that it neither ends your career nor sends you to jail. This is the problem that we need to address.

Where Was Lester Holt And Other Things I Thought During The First Debate

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.27.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Well, the first presidential debate is a done deal, and as always I like to quickly type out my own personal reactions before reading everyone else's, to give you an opinion uninfluenced by the herd mentality of the rest of the media.

Trump Says African-Americans And Hispanics Are 'Living In Hell'

The Huffington Post | Dana Liebelson | Posted 09.27.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump drew a stark contrast to his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton, when he said during the...

Presidency Is Important, But The Change We Seek Is Closer To Home

Jesse Moore | Posted 09.29.2016 | Black Voices
Jesse Moore

Even as we're all hypnotized by the presidential race, and the candidates' rhetorical responses to these incidents, we have to recognize that these issues, that impact us directly, that move us to tears and to march in our streets -- are almost exclusively controlled by state and local leaders. Not our president.

Laila Ali Commends Colin Kaepernick: 'He Knows What He's Talking About'

The Huffington Post | Zahara Hill | Posted 09.26.2016 | Black Voices

Former boxer Laila Ali is now part of a growing list of public figures who have come out in support of Colin Kaepernick’s decision to kneel during t...

Police Endorsement Of Trump Shows Black Lives Don't Matter

Melissa Bartick | Posted 09.25.2016 | Politics
Melissa Bartick

When one group of Americans is brutalized, there is no "justice for all." Every American is at risk. But last straw came when the Fraternal Order of Police chose to endorse Donald Trump for President.

When Should A Racist Film Be Required Viewing? Right Now.

Greg Garrett | Posted 09.23.2016 | Media
Greg Garrett

This semester, I taught a repugnant movie. On purpose.

The Game Of Life Is Unfair From The Start

The Huffington Post | Felicia Kelley | Posted 09.23.2016 | HuffPost Live 321


Stephen Colbert Spells Out Perfectly Why Racial Tension Keeps Erupting

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 09.25.2016 | Comedy

As racial tension over police shootings dominated the headlines on Thursday, “Late Show” host Stephen Colbert offered his own take. Referencing th...

The Art of Using Film to Transform the Lives of Formerly-Incarcerated Youth

NationSwell | Posted 09.22.2016 | Impact

Comics, with their rowdy action boxed within firm, familiar lines and violence reduced to harmless bams, thwacks and kapows, give Mario Rivera the abi...

My Lack Of Black Friends Makes Me Part Of The Racial Problem

K.T. Sancken | Posted 09.22.2016 | Parents
K.T. Sancken

But here is how I am a part of the problem too. I don't live in the Twin Cities any more. The faces of color on my Facebook feed are almost all Minnesotan faces. When my oldest daughter was born, we moved to take care of my family's farm in rural Virginia.

The Allure Of 'Color Blindness'

Frank H. Wu | Posted 09.22.2016 | Politics
Frank H. Wu

“Color blindness” is alluring. Race vexes us. It is volatile, potentially violent. All around us, whether here at home or abroad, blood ties and t...

John Legend Has Some Profound Thoughts On Colin Kaepernick Backlash

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 09.22.2016 | Black Voices

John Legend is an award-winning singer and songwriter, but he’s quickly becoming as much known for his outspoken thoughts on politics and race in Am...

Why Do Black Protests About Police Brutality Have To Be So... Protesty?

Michael Gene Sullivan | Posted 09.14.2016 | Black Voices
Michael Gene Sullivan

Why is it so many White Liberals continue to say that the real solution to the ongoing psychological and physical violence directed at Black Americans will only be reached when the victims of this brutality moderate their reaction to it?

9/11: The Night that Race Didn't Matter

Suzan Johnson Cook | Posted 09.11.2016 | New York
Suzan Johnson Cook

9/11: The Night that Race Didn't matter Tonight NBC did something major on their coverage of 9/11, they featured Officer Maldano, a man of color, who...

A Month Of Microaggressions

Karen Chee | Posted 09.12.2016 | Women
Karen Chee

I once vented to a friend, referred to here as “John,” about a microaggression that upset me: I was purchasing school supplies when the cashier co...

Why Is It Always a Tight Race in Ohio?

Justin T Weller | Posted 09.09.2016 | Politics
Justin T Weller

CINCINNATI - Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are locked in a virtual tie in the state of Ohio. With the nature of this year's election that might not...

The White People's Party

Abigail Meisel | Posted 09.09.2016 | College
Abigail Meisel

Applying to federal agencies and private foundations for funding might not be consistent with playing an anthem to the Atlantic slave trade at football games.

Environmental Justice Leaders Confront The 'Value Gap'

Keith Rushing | Posted 09.08.2016 | Black Voices
Keith Rushing

While blatantly race-based laws and "colored" signs are no longer used to engineer privileges for whites while subjugating people of color, implicit racism is still at work, continuing to reaffirm social and economic inequality.

The Way Lena Dunham Talks About Black Men Is Peak White Entitlement

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 09.07.2016 | Black Voices

Lena Dunham still has a racial blindspot, and it’s time to acknowledge it. Last week, she faced the wrath of Twitter when she implied that black NFL...

Regardless of Our Ethnicity: We're All Human

Zac Thompson | Posted 09.02.2016 | HuffPost Live 321
Zac Thompson

We've collectively recoiled as a series of national tragedies have caused us all to ask, how far have actually come when it comes to ethnicity? As the debate rages on we've seemingly forgot one thing: we're all human.

Analyzing Colin Kaepernick's Refusal To Stand For The National Anthem

Joseph W. Gauld | Posted 09.02.2016 | Impact
Joseph W. Gauld

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick sat down during the playing of the National Anthem -- his refusal "to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color," particularly in the form of police brutality.

An Open Letter To Colin Kaepernick

Lauren Harris | Posted 09.02.2016 | Politics
Lauren Harris

In a matter of weeks, this whole scandal will blow over and you will be sitting on the sideline for other reasons. I hope that you still oppose the oppression in all of its forms. I pray, however, that you will fight it more rationally, productively and nobly.

Prince's Extraordinary Legacy

Charles Ferguson | Posted 09.02.2016 | Entertainment
Charles Ferguson

Prince was wildly transgressive, yet was also a remarkably unifying icon for an entire generation, a genius not only musically but also in how he live...

School Responds To South African Students' Protest Over Hair Ban

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 09.01.2016 | Black Voices

UPDATE: Sept. 1 ― The school code of conduct discouraging students from wearing natural hairstyles has reportedly been suspended. A statement issued...