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Cruisin' with Jesse J & Smokey Robinson, Plus Chatting with Kandace Springs, Steve Arrington and AJ Croce

Mike Ragogna | Posted 11.30.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"Jessie J is such a powerhouse as a performer," says Smokey. "She gave an amazing take on 'Cruisin' for Smokey & Friends, and it was an absolute pleasure to have her join me on stage to perform it live in Edinburgh.

David Lohr

Did Police Do All They Could In Wisconsin Suitcase Bodies Case?

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 06.30.2014 | Crime

The arrest of a former police officer this week after the discovery of two women's bodies stuffed into suitcases and dumped in Wisconsin has raised qu...

LISTEN: 53 Songs Your Intern Should Know

Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 06.24.2014 | Black Voices

Have you ever found yourself singing a classic, notable song around your friends or colleagues only to discover someone’s perplexed facial expressio...

Twelve Years a Slave and African Heritage Tourism

Stefan Simanowitz | Posted 05.29.2014 | Travel
Stefan Simanowitz

"Watching Kunte Kinte's story unfold had a profound impact on my developing sense of identity," says Ade Akinboyewa of the television series based on ...

Why I Wont Watch 12 Years a Slave

Glen McDaniel | Posted 05.16.2014 | Entertainment
Glen McDaniel

In terms of accuracy and vivid depiction of a real story -- a free man captured and held in slavery for 12 years -- this movie is said to be unparalleled. It is brutally accurate, with vivid heart-wrenching depiction of pain, blood, whippings and cruelty.

Funeral Planned For Conn. Slave Who Died In 1798

AP | JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN | Posted 11.12.2013 | Black Voices

WATERBURY, Conn. — A slave who died more than 200 years ago in Connecticut but was never buried was given an extraordinary funeral Thursday that...

LOOK: Is This Fashion Spread Racist?

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 05.28.2013 | Black Voices

News Flash: Slavery is not and will never be in vogue! While most people don't need such an obvious reminder, this pointed message goes out to Aam...

The Post-Colonial Presidency: Our Man Obama

Andrew Lam | Posted 01.06.2013 | World
Andrew Lam

As a refugee from Vietnam, a country colonized by the French and then fought over by the Americans and the Soviet Union, I see the Obama presidency as spelling the end of a 500-year-old colonial curse.

James Derham, First African American to Practice Medicine in the U.S.

Kate Kelly | Posted 04.09.2012 | Black Voices
Kate Kelly

Because James Derham lived in the late eighteenth century, the information about his is thin. But even with not too much information, his story is clear, James Derham was the first African American to practice medicine in the U.S.

'Slave Earrings' On Italian 'Vogue'

Posted 12.05.2011 | Black Voices

Apparently looking like a slave is hot in Italy. So, after purchasing your "Nigger-brown" bag from eBay you can complete the look with a pair of "Slav...

Mark Twain's Language: "Bad" Words Then and Now

Hugh Rawson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Hugh Rawson

The text of Huckleberry Finn includes more than two hundred instances of the controversial word. But this doesn't say very much about the author himself.

The Real N-Word Is "Nonsense"

Kenneth C. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Kenneth C. Davis

Some readers, along with educators and parents, have been offended by the use of a word that makes people uncomfortable -- with good reason. News flash: Art is supposed to make us uncomfortable.

Reading The Constitution

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The newly-Republican House of Representatives is going to start off their tenure reading the entire Constitution on the floor of the House. There's one problem with this: Who gets to read the uncomfortable bits?

Pavlovian Sleight-of-Words

Pavel Somov, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Pavel Somov, Ph.D.

This is is the process of de-conditioning/re-conditioning that might come in handy with the problem of overeating. That's right, dear reader, I am still writing about mindless eating and how to make it mindful.

Our Shared Inheritance

Robert D. Patterson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert D. Patterson

On this chilly January day I yearned for the warmth of July 4th, the warmth that comes from knowing you belong in the land your ancestors toiled upon as slaves, and died for in wars.