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10 Things I Learned From Viewing 'Brave Spaces'

Elizabeth Ann Thompson | Posted 06.03.2015 | Gay Voices
Elizabeth Ann Thompson

The basic question answered in the documentary is "how have faith leaders, LGBT advocates and broader communities been able to find common ground and work together to advance the causes of social justice."

Could Dr. Ben Carson Be Too Liberal for Some Conservatives?

John A. Tures | Posted 05.04.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

Explaining why Dr. Carson was disinvited from speaking at the Southern Baptist Convention last month, Baylor University History Professor Thomas S. Kidd writes "Carson has also made statements about Muslims, Jews and Christians all being "God's children," perhaps implying that there are multiple paths to God."

Al Sharpton, Comcast Accused Of Racial Discrimination In Lawsuit

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 02.27.2015 | Media

The National Association of African-American Owned Media has filed a $20 billion lawsuit against Comcast and Time Warner Cable, claiming the companies...

Al Sharpton Meets His 'SNL' Doppelganger, And The Results Are Hilarious

The Huffington Post | Gabriel Arana | Posted 02.14.2015 | Media

Tell-it-like-it-is Rev. Al Sharpton may be one of the most easily imitated personalities on TV, and if you haven’t seen Kenan Thompson’s spot-on i...

Rev. Sharpton Tells Young Activist Critics: 'They Are Pimping You'

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 04.15.2015 | Black Voices
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

Our young folks are finding their own effective ways of mobilizing the masses without charismatic leaders at the fore. There are "follow through" problems that make some of their efforts seem aimless. But they will be solved. Just not by Sharpton.

Fox News Contributor Calls Vladimir Putin 'Al Sharpton With Nukes'

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 12.30.2014 | Media

Vladimir Putin has been called a lot of names over the years, but chances are this is a first. Responding to comments President Barack Obama made ...

Why Rants on Sharpton, NAN and the #JusticeForAll March Are Immature, Insensitive and Irresponsible

Reverend Charles E. Williams II | Posted 02.18.2015 | Black Voices
Reverend Charles E. Williams II

I honor the enthusiasm, the tenacity, vigilance of all who have marched, took rubber bulletts, made financial sacrifices, and found strength to go on anyhow. But as you assess where you are, and you find that this work is in your purpose, grab hold to your lane and stay in it with consistency and persistency.

For Spike Lee, D.C. Protest Amounts to 'Do the Right Thing'

Dominic Carter | Posted 02.16.2015 | Black Voices
Dominic Carter

I have interviewed Spike many times over the years on TV, but on this day he was among the thousands of protesters in the nation's capital.

Oprah On Protests: 'Y'all Are Not The First To Do It '

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 12.22.2014 | Black Voices

On Saturday, thousands of Americans participated in protests across the nation in an effort to call for justice against police brutality. In joining t...

Photos Of Prophetic Faith At Justice For All Rally In Washington DC

The Huffington Post | Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 12.14.2014 | Religion

The prophetic power of faith was on display at the Justice For All rally and march held in Washington D.C. on Saturday. Thousands of people of all ra...

Lilly Workneh

March In Washington Draws Thousands Of Protesters Demanding Justice For All

HuffingtonPost.com | Lilly Workneh | Posted 12.15.2014 | Black Voices

At 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, hundreds of people began to gather at the Freedom Plaza in Washington D.C. By noon, the crowd had swelled to thousands....

Eric Garner's Daughter Staged A 'Die-In' At The Same Spot Where Her Father Died

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 12.12.2014 | Black Voices

Erica Garner organized and led a protest in Staten Island on Thursday in memory of her father Eric Garner, a 43-year-old black man who died in July af...

WATCH: Heckler Interrupts Al Sharpton's Ferguson Press Conference

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 11.25.2014 | Media

The Rev. Al Sharpton faced down a heckler Tuesday during a press conference with Michael Brown's family in Ferguson, Missouri. Sharpton used his ...

Sharpton: Activists In Ferguson Are Ready

AP | Tom Hayes | Posted 11.19.2014 | Black Voices

NEW YORK (AP) -- Activists from across the country are gearing up for the highly anticipated announcement of a grand jury's decision over whether a wh...

Tavis Smiley and Black America: A Tale of Two Jilted Lovers

Billy Honor | Posted 11.17.2014 | Black Voices
Billy Honor

Tavis Smiley used to be the darling of black America. Once upon a time his keen critical commentary, ubiquitous media presence and undeniable charm brought delight to the hearts and minds of many black Americans. But things changed when Obama announced his candidacy for president.

James Brown Held the Spotlight, No Matter How Dark Life Got

Ted Fox | Posted 11.05.2014 | Entertainment
Ted Fox

From what Mr. Brown told me, and as the wonderful new movie, "Get On Up" powerfully shows, whatever frustrations he was dealing with then couldn't begin to match the pain, rejection and daily obstacles he endured as boy and young man.

Thousands Of Protesters To March Against NY Chokehold Death

AP | JONATHAN LEMIRE | Posted 10.23.2014 | Crime

NEW YORK (AP) — Police reported no arrests as thousands of people demonstrated peacefully in protest against the chokehold death of an unarmed black...

In Light of Missouri, de Blasio Looks Like a Genius

Dominic Carter | Posted 10.18.2014 | New York
Dominic Carter

In light of Missouri, do the critics still think NY Mayor Bill de Blasio is weak and that he caved in to Sharpton? Or perhaps, did de Blasio's actions avert violence?

Gilbert Arenas' Racist Comments Should Earn Him the Donald Sterling Treatment: A Permanent Ban From the NBA

Reverend Charles E. Williams II | Posted 10.14.2014 | Black Voices
Reverend Charles E. Williams II

Rev. Al Sharpton and I at a press conference in Detroit, Michigan (photo credit: Joe Jones) Gilbert Arenas, the relatively unknown basketball player ...

Mom Of Chokehold Victim Thanked Jesus Upon Homicide Ruling

AP | Posted 08.02.2014 | Crime

NEW YORK (AP) -- The mother of a New York man who was placed in a chokehold while in police custody says her first words on hearing his death had been...

NYPD Chokehold Case: 'It Tore My Heart Out'

Dominic Carter | Posted 09.26.2014 | New York
Dominic Carter

Gwen Carr, the mother of Eric Garner is in tremendous emotional pain. She has had to look at a cell phone video recording that has gone viral regardin...

Detroit Water Crisis: The Dangers of Putting Profits Before People

Reverend Charles E. Williams II | Posted 09.16.2014 | Detroit
Reverend Charles E. Williams II

We celebrate this year, 50 years since the signing of a Civil Rights bill that gave Blacks access to public accommodations that were segregated by race. Now, 50 years later we are marching to maintain public services that are human rights, but being segregated by class.

Terrence J Aims To Celebrate '365Black' During Essence Festival

Posted 06.25.2014 | Black Voices

As thousands of patrons are expected to attend this year’s 20th annual Essence Festival in New Orleans during the 4th of July weekend, McDonalds is ...

Michigan's Minimum Wage Bill Trounces Democracy and Shortchanges Low Wage Workers

Reverend Charles E. Williams II | Posted 07.29.2014 | Politics
Reverend Charles E. Williams II

The Republican-led legislature and the Governor of Michigan passed a watered-down anti-democratic semblance of a bill to increase the minimum wage recently, and critics wonder why no one is jumping for joy.

Staying Focused

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 06.14.2014 | Politics
Rev. Al Sharpton

History teaches us that negative forces will always try to smear and distort those on the side of justice, that is nothing new. But it is up to us to keep marching forward -- for victory is made up by those that remain focused and disciplined.