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Report: Restaurant Kicks Out African Americans For Disgusting Reason

Posted 08.26.2013 | Business

Right as the country commemorates the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, people are flocking to social media to condemn a South Carolina res...

The Queer Politics of Writing on Race

Irene Monroe | Posted 10.19.2013 | Gay Voices
Irene Monroe

The fury that Bay Windows editor Sue O'Connell's piece "Sharing our experience: White gay men and black men have more in common than they think" ignited raised this query: Can white LGBTQs suggest or give advice to communities of color from their own experiences of discrimination?

Rand Paul: There's No 'Objective Evidence' Of Racial Discrimination In Elections

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 08.15.2013 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) says there's no "objective evidence" of racial discrimination in elections. "The interesting thing about voting patterns now...

Riley Cooper Provides Us With an Almost Teachable Moment

Jeffrey E. Schwarz | Posted 10.06.2013 | Sports
Jeffrey E. Schwarz

"The Riley Cooper affair" provides a pivotal opportunity for the National Football League to take the lead on this issue by getting its own house in order.

A Change of Heart: Maybe Don Lemon Was Right

Christopher Emdin | Posted 10.01.2013 | Media
Christopher Emdin

Yesterday, I wrote a piece critiquing the venom that CNN anchor Don Lemon spat at the Black community for its lack of responsibility in addressing the...

The Effects of Living In My Skin

Yirssi Bergman | Posted 10.01.2013 | Black Voices
Yirssi Bergman

When people insist that we are making a big deal out of nothing when it comes to race, and that race is no longer part of people's consciousness, they eliminate a chance for open conversation.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Racial Profiling Bill Looks For Boost From Trayvon Martin Outrage | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 07.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hoping to seize on the renewed national debate over race and discrimination following the trial of George Zimmerman, two Democratic lawm...

An Important Step Towards Holding Wall Street Accountable

Dennis D. Parker | Posted 09.25.2013 | Black Voices
Dennis D. Parker

In a historic ruling, today a judge gave us the green light to move forward with a case alleging that Morgan Stanley discriminated against black homeo...

Just This Once: What We Need After Trayvon

Judith Browne Dianis | Posted 09.23.2013 | Politics
Judith Browne Dianis

We hoped that just this once, America would show signs of healing. We cannot lose another innocent child so maybe, just maybe, this time we have not only a teachable moment but also a solutions moment.

Michael McAuliff

WATCH: Black Congressmen Reveal Daily Struggle With Discrimination | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Addressing the Trayvon Martin killing last week, President Barack Obama revealed a fact that apparently startled many Americans: Deep, p...

President Obama, Trayvon Martin and the Souls of Black Folk

Dr. Judy Lubin | Posted 09.22.2013 | Black Voices
Dr. Judy Lubin

The black community's reaction to the death of Trayvon Martin did not happen in a vacuum. It's a reaction to a long history of violence and stereotyping perpetuated on blacks.

Marc Anthony, Racism, Supremacists, Oh My!

Michael Solis | Posted 09.21.2013 | Latino Voices
Michael Solis

The next time you decide it's your place to denigrate an entire population, make faulty assumptions about people's backgrounds or assert your self-perceived supremacy, remember that you are exposing the emptiness of not just your thoughts, but of your human dignity.

United We Stand? Critics of Obama's Racial Challenges Are Way off Base

Tim_Arnold | Posted 09.21.2013 | Politics

"(Obama) is truly trying to tear our country apart," charges Fox News commentator Todd Stames in a Twitter attack in response to our president's unscr...

Are We There Yet?

C. Virginia Fields | Posted 09.17.2013 | Black Voices
C. Virginia Fields

Today, while the colored/white signs are gone, the needs of people who are locked out, pushed out, or left out are great and growing every day. Racial divides continue to be deeply rooted. We cannot afford to remain silent.

Am I Trayvon? Zimmerman? Both?

Simran Jeet Singh | Posted 09.16.2013 | Religion
Simran Jeet Singh

Global society is complicit in structural discrimination, and we have all become actors in that process. Each of us has had our humanity compromised by the current power structure. On the other hand, we all regularly participate in a system that protects a select few, and we all play roles that contribute to the denigration of others.

Riot Predictions Surrounding Zimmerman Verdict Plenty Racist in Their Own Right

Travis Irvine | Posted 09.16.2013 | Media
Travis Irvine

Oh, wait, what's that? There are no riots? Ah. What about chaos? Oh, none of that either? Well, I'm sorry, I must have been confused by all the media personalities (from both sides) who were very worried/hopeful that riots would break out.

The Zimmerman Verdict Highlights America's Disgrace

David Abbitt | Posted 09.15.2013 | Crime
David Abbitt

Yes, it is an unfair system and minorities, those who have darker skin in particular, are treated inequitably by it. The injustices stretch far beyond the American courtroom, beyond a single verdict or a handful of verdicts. So, what are we going to do about it?

Gutting the Voting Rights Act: Freedom to Discriminate

Matthew W. Hughey | Posted 08.28.2013 | Black Voices
Matthew W. Hughey

Jim Crow did not die. It crawled forth from its sepulcher as undead and undying racism. Now clothed in the parchment of legal maneuvers and paradoxes, James Crow, Esquire, stalks our landscape.

Speaking About Race: Paula Deen and the Need for Racial Literacy

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 08.24.2013 | Media
Jimmy Nguyen

Even if you don't use racial slurs and don't have a prejudiced bone in your body, speaking about race is not easy. It's time we did more to improve everyone's racial literacy.

Race Vs. Class: Which Is The Bigger Barrier To Opportunity?

AP | JUSTIN POPE | Posted 06.17.2013 | Black Voices

-- In post-Great Recession America, which is the bigger barrier to opportunity – race or class? A decade ago, the U.S. Supreme Court kept the ...

Affirmative Action for the Racist in All of Us

Tanya K. Hernandez | Posted 08.14.2013 | Politics
Tanya K. Hernandez

Part of the reason for enduring social hierarchies is that individuals rely on stereotypes to process information and have biases that they don't know they have.

Muslim Groups Respond to False Claims by Congressman Pompeo

Anai Rhoads | Posted 08.13.2013 | Politics
Anai Rhoads

While on the floor of the U.S. House, Pompeo stated that American Muslim leaders have failed to speak out against terror attacks. The largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization in the country is calling the remarks "false and irresponsible."

Trayvon Martin Is Still 'Our Son,' But What About Our Daughters?

j.n. salters | Posted 08.09.2013 | Black Voices
j.n. salters

While Trayvon's murder sparked much discussion about racism in our country, it should also call attention to sexism, particularly as it intersects with racism to distinctively affect the lives of African-American women.

Lucia Graves

Highest Pot Arrest Rate In The Country Is Here ... | Lucia Graves | Posted 06.05.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Chalk it up as a dubious distinction. A new analysis has found that the District of Columbia leads the states in arrests for marijuana p...

Making Mother's Day Special for All Expecting Mothers

Dr. Gail Christopher | Posted 07.11.2013 | Parents
Dr. Gail Christopher

For most mothers, many of the determining health factors are in play long before the pregnancy. Diet throughout life and the stress level throughout life have a strong bearing on whether the mother has a healthy pregnancy. This is why it's so critical that we have healthy communities.