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Boston Schools Use Modernized Maps That Enlarge Africa, Depict World More Accurately

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 03.22.2017 | Black Voices

Public schools in Boston are using a new global map to help give students a better picture of what the world really looks like. Boston Public Schools,...

Saudi Arabia's New 'Girls Council' Looks Like It's Missing One Critical Element

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 03.14.2017 | Home

How useful is a platform if you’re not allowed to stand on it? It sounds like a hypothetical question, but in Saudi Arabia’s Qassim province on Sa...

When It's Always A Room Full Of Men

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 03.02.2017 | Politics

This column originally appeared in Emily Peck’s newsletter, a weekly email that looks at the convergence of women, economics, business and politics....

Why On-Screen Representation Actually Matters

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 02.24.2017 | Entertainment

The conversation about diversity in Hollywood often centers on fairness. It’s unfair that just over a quarter of speaking roles went to people of co...

Adorable Seven-Year-Old Boy Finally Meets His Idol Lester Holt

The Huffington Post | Zahara Hill | Posted 02.23.2017 | Black Voices

In a viral video earlier this month, one adorable 7-year-old boy made it comically clear that “NBC Nightly News” anchor Lester Holt is the only jo...

Cable News Sure Could Talk To More Muslims About The Muslim Ban

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 02.10.2017 | Politics

The three major U.S. cable news channels rarely invited Muslim guests on air to talk about President Donald Trump’s Muslim ban, a new report shows. ...

Tracee Ellis Ross: Pain Is Not A Stopping Point, It's A Chance To Persevere

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 02.10.2017 | Black Voices

Tracee Ellis Ross has never been one to shy away from being honest. She’s beloved in Hollywood for telling it like it is and having fun while doing...

This Teacher Has Personalized Handshakes For All 40 Of His Students

The Huffington Post | Zahara Hill | Posted 02.02.2017 | Black Voices

A 5th grade teacher in Charlotte, North Carolina knows education alone isn’t necessarily enough to get his students excited for class. So he’s usi...

29 Classic Movies To Watch In Honor Of Black History Month

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 02.01.2017 | Black Voices

It’s Black History Month, which means there’s really no better time to see a great film that captures the diverse narratives of black people. In t...

This Former Judge Just Became Alabama's First Black Female District Attorney

The Huffington Post | Zahara Hill | Posted 01.26.2017 | Black Voices

Lynneice Washington made history last Tuesday when she became Alabama’s first black female District Attorney. Washington, who is from Birmingham, w...

Subscription Services Provide Book And Toy Options To Parents Of Brown Kids

The Huffington Post | Emily McCombs | Posted 01.24.2017 | Parents

As the white mother to a black son, I am constantly searching for media and products that promote representation. I want my son to see himself reflect...

Reza Aslan On Why America Needs A Muslim 'Modern Family'

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 01.04.2017 | Religion

As an American Muslim living in a climate of Islamophobia, Reza Aslan has had to develop a thick skin when speaking about his faith in public. In an a...

Brooklyn's Black Santa Explains Why Christmas Joy Has No Color

The Huffington Post | Zahara Hill | Posted 12.23.2016 | Parents

Anthony Newerls’ dedication to spreading the holiday spirit goes beyond that of the average mall Santa. For the past decade, Newerls, 47, has served...

6 Reasons Parents Freaking Love 'Doc McStuffins'

The Huffington Post | Emily McCombs | Posted 11.22.2016 | Parents

Good news! Disney’s “Doc McStuffins” has been renewed for a 5th season. You’ll rarely hear parents speaking too enthusiastically about childr...

This Alabama County Just Elected 9 Black Women To Become Judges

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 11.11.2016 | Black Voices

In a great stride for representation Tuesday, nine black women were elected to become judges in majority Democratic Jefferson County, Alabama, The Bir...

Why This 'Brown Batman' Meant So Much To One Little Boy

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 10.11.2016 | Parents

A simple yet powerful encounter at a fantasy and sci-fi convention is showing why representation is so important for young kids. Last week, 25-year-o...

Emmy Awards: Spotlight On Diversity

Rebecca Damante | Posted 09.20.2016 | Entertainment
Rebecca Damante

This year's Emmy Awards distinguished itself from the Oscars in more ways than one. Eighteen actors of color were nominated between the lead and featured actor categories, which is eighteen more than the Oscars and seven more than last year's Emmy Awards.

Lupita Nyong'o Covers Vogue, Shares Her Passion To Amplify African Stories

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 09.15.2016 | Black Voices

Lupita Nyong’o has graced the cover of Vogue magazine for the third time, and, of course, she slays. The Oscar-winning actress was photographed by M...

How to Get a Hollywood Agent

Krista Parkinson | Posted 09.06.2016 | Education
Krista Parkinson

Although I haven't worked as a talent agent in over a decade, people still ask me: "How can I get an agent?" My response remains the same, "You don't ...

How 'Parks and Rec' Embraced Diversity and Shattered Stereotypes

Charlene Haparimwi | Posted 09.01.2016 | Entertainment
Charlene Haparimwi

'Parks and Rec' had Amy Poehler's golden touch all over it. It was smart and hilarious without ever going in the dirt for jokes. It even had a diverse and vibrant cast that brought the plot to the next level and gave it a life of its own.

Toddler Receives Special Quadruple Amputee Doll That Looks Like Her

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 08.11.2016 | Parents

Harmonie-Rose Ivy Allen finally has a doll that looks like her. According to ABC News, doctors diagnosed Harmonie with meningitis B when she was 11 mo...

‘Steven Universe’ Made Me Gay

The Establishment | Posted 08.11.2016 | Queer Voices
The Establishment

When I was a little girl, I had an obsession with Robin Hood — the character in general, but the Disney film in particular. You know the one; every ...

What I, A White Man, Want Everyone To Know About The Power Of Black Women

Kevin Allred | Posted 08.03.2016 | Black Voices
Kevin Allred

I’m a white man and a teacher. Much of my work over the past six years has involved meticulously analyzing Beyoncé’s music, videos, and career al...

Doll Creator Shuts Down Suggestion That Her Dolls Are 'Too Dark'

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 07.22.2016 | Black Voices

Diversity has played a huge ― and necessary ― role in the doll industry this year. Toy creators, like Mala Bryan who created an Afro-Caribbean ins...

When Representation Mattered: On Truly 'Seeing' Yourself In Pop Culture

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 07.19.2016 | Black Voices

What does it really mean to feel “represented”? What does it really mean to feel seen? “Representation,” a cultural buzzword that’s often to...