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Racial Equality

The 'To Kill a Mockingbird' Sequel Is Exciting Enough to Rip Your Pants Over!

Jilly Rolnick | Posted 02.27.2015 | Teen
Jilly Rolnick

While America has taken huge steps towards equality, issues are still being fought over today. This month is Black History Month so it is especially important to celebrate how far our country has come and also address the shortcomings that remain.

'The Movement For Racial Justice Is Bigger Than A Political Party'

Essence | Rashad Robinson | Posted 11.13.2014 | Black Voices

The Republican takeover of the Senate signals deep challenges that will gravely impact our families and communities. It’s a reminder that our fight ...

The Emmys Still Aren't A Feminist Award Show

The Huffington Post | Lily Karlin | Posted 08.27.2014 | Entertainment

There were some high-profile wins for female writers and directors at the Emmy awards on Monday, but that doesn't mean we should be celebrating. Mo...

This 1950s Photo Essay On Racism In America Is As Relevant As Ever

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 08.27.2014 | Arts

Going to church. Playing around the house. Window shopping. These are the types of everyday, seemingly innocuous activities that wound up before the l...

With Liberty and Justice for All?

J. Randall O'Brien | Posted 07.06.2014 | Politics
J. Randall O'Brien

We are, this year, 50 years removed from the civil rights movement's "Freedom Summer" of 1964. To be sure, changes in our society have been nothing short of revolutionary. Yet over half a century later, one wonders if white supremacy remains rooted in the American psyche. Is there a racial caste system in America?

Treating Women as the Second-Class Citizens of Sports: A Response to Richard Sherman's Critique of the NFL's Proposed Ban of the N-word

Abigail Perdue | Posted 05.17.2014 | Sports
Abigail Perdue

The harmful impact that sex-based slurs may have upon male players, fans, and coaches has also received insufficient attention in the NFL.

11 Speeches That Will Teach You How To Drop A Mic On The World

The Huffington Post | Todd Van Luling | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics

These speakers should write the book on captivating an audience and speaking truth to power. Get ready to do a lot of this... 1. Coming O...

Racial Equality In and Out of the Workplace

Dedrick Muhammad | Posted 10.29.2013 | Black Voices
Dedrick Muhammad

When Phyllis Freeman and her husband started their own DBEs (disadvantaged business enterprises) they couldn't anticipate all the obstacles they'd face both within and outside of their company.

Do We Live In A Colorblind Society? Half of Americans Say No

AP | HOPE YEN | Posted 10.22.2013 | Black Voices

WASHINGTON -- Has the U.S. achieved Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream of a colorblind society? Fewer than half of all Americans say the country has made ...

An Open Letter To Parents Of White Children

Jennifer Harvey | Posted 10.13.2013 | Parents
Jennifer Harvey

We don't assume pat answers are adequate for enabling our children to learn to navigate relationships, nutrition, sexuality, religion, emotions or any other challenging reality. Why should race and racism be any different?

Howard Fineman

'Still Not Free': It's 2013, And Black America's Hit Again

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 07.22.2013 | Black Voices

This article is the first in a Huffington Post series examining the state of Black America. WASHINGTON -- Elijah Cummings, 62 years old, has lived ...

Their Legacy Paved the Way

Roslyn M. Brock | Posted 04.14.2013 | Black Voices
Roslyn M. Brock

Even as our nation's first black president prepares to give his State of the Union Address, there is still significant work to be done on several fronts to achieve the equality that our founders envisioned.

Emancipation Proclamation and Realizing MLK Dream

Scott Hancock | Posted 03.17.2013 | Black Voices
Scott Hancock

Martin Luther King, Jr. understood that freedom without the security of benefitting from the economic and political stability that African Americans helped create was an empty freedom. Today, we haven't moved nearly far enough.

DC Council Chair Scuttles Critical Effort to Employ Ex-Offenders

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 12.06.2012 | DC
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

If America is the land of opportunity, then people -- all people -- must be given a second chance to pursue their dreams after they have served their sentence.

Alabama School District Settles 50-Year-Old Segregation Lawsuit

Reuters | Posted 08.26.2012 | Education

By Lily Kuo WASHINGTON, June 26 (Reuters) - A school district in Alabama has agreed to hire more non-whites to settle a nearly 50-yea...

The Dream: Diversity in the Arts

Michael Kaiser | Posted 12.17.2011 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

Why, given so much social progress, have we failed to produce more leading arts organizations of color? I think there are two different answers.

Doing the Bidding of the "Slave Masters"

Michael Meyers | Posted 08.09.2011 | Education
Michael Meyers

The truth is that the supporters of high-performing charter schools are trying to save as many minority kids as they can -- one small school at a time.

What!? Racism Still in America?

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

I see racial sub-texts in the intensity of the attacks on Obama -- not in the disagreements per se, but in the viciousness of the rhetoric.

Weekly Audit: EFCA, Tax Cheats and the Racial Wealth Gap

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

The U.S. economy may finally be bottoming out. But while conditions may improve in a dry, statistical sense, the foundation for a productive economy has been decimated over the past three decades.

Eric Holder: We Haven't Achieved Racial Equality Yet

Essence | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Eric Holder could have had a career as a rock star if he never bothered to study law. The United States Attorney General stood centerstage in front of...

Bill Clinton: Struggle For Racial Equality "Nowhere Near Over"

AP | DAN SEWELL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

CINCINNATI — The push for racial equality is far from over, in sports and in everyday life, former President Bill Clinton told a crowd at Major ...

Dr. King's True Legacy: A Lesson for Progressives in the Age of Obama

Kimberle Crenshaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kimberle Crenshaw

Not only must we re-dedicate ourselves to King's civil rights mission along with the world peace mission, we must see the two as being so utterly linked that one cannot exist without the other.

One Gigantic Shining Moment

Claudia Ricci | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Claudia Ricci

In the moments immediately after Obama was sworn in, I turned to an African American woman standing behind me and we just hugged, celebrating in that tight embrace the collapse of racial divide.

Dr. King's Other Dream: Ending Poverty

Joel Berg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joel Berg

Had America ever chosen to do so, it could have wiped out domestic poverty and hunger far more rapidly than it could have achieved King's goals of racial equality or world peace.

What An Obama Presidency Would Mean

Alec Baldwin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alec Baldwin

With an Obama presidency, the last, great obstacle to meaningful racial equality in America will vanish, and with it, the yoke, real and perceived, of the limitations of the black experience in our country.