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Historically Black Colleges & Universities Alum Impact the World of Tennis

Louis Bolling | Posted 08.29.2016 | Education
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Louis Bolling

Williams, her sister, Venus, and several touring professional tennis players of color are standing on the shoulders of giants. Many of those giants call HBCUs and MSIs their home. Here's a list of some of those that have and continue to impact the world of tennis.  

Defending Oak Flat and Deconstructing White Christian Privilege

Alison Harrington | Posted 07.13.2016 | Religion
Alison Harrington

The truth is that until we acknowledge the truth of our past, our complicity in mentalities of conquest and commodification of sacred lands - forgiveness and pardon will not be ours.

The AME 9

Nicole Angela Tinson | Posted 06.19.2016 | Black Voices
Nicole Angela Tinson

From lynchings to brutal attacks, from the malicious rapes to the bombing of the four young girls in Birmingham at the 16th Street Baptist Church, the black church historically is familiar with the pain that comes along with being black, alive and in America.

Robert Downey, Jr.'s Anxiety of Influence in The Judge

Regina Weinreich | Posted 12.13.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

As any Freudian will tell you, father-and-son relationships are mythically fraught. In Robert Downey, Jr.'s new movie, The Judge, he's a killer New Yo...

Does This Statue Look Like Art To You? Didn't Think So

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 06.10.2014 | Weird News

If art is supposed to inspire an emotional reaction, then a 30-foot-tall aluminum statue installed in the Hamptons has succeeded in its goal. It's ...

Fred Ross - Presidential Medal of Freedom

Maurice Jourdane | Posted 04.28.2013 | Latino Voices
Maurice Jourdane

Without the persistent effort of Fred Ross, the names Cesar Chavez, Delores Huerta and Gilbert Padilla would be lost in the 100-year turmoil to improve the lives of those who grow the food we daily consume at out tables.

Lottery Winner Robbed

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 02.08.2013 | Crime

Of all the luck. A 62-year-old man, who uses a motorized wheelchair, won $500 in the lottery last Friday, only to have most of it stolen minutes later...

Solving Poverty: Dr. King's Dream and Silver Rights Not Such a New Idea

John Hope Bryant | Posted 04.09.2013 | Impact
John Hope Bryant

As we reflect this year on the 84th birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the 50th anniversary of the "I Have A Dream" speech, I think about the vast unfinished agenda of Dr. King.

'The Celebrity Apprentice' Cast Announced

Posted 01.04.2012 | TV

It's time for another drama-filled season of NBC's "The Celebrity Apprentice" (premieres Sun., Feb. 12), and it looks like Donald Trump is going to ha...

To Be Real... You've Got to Be Real

Charles A. Birnbaum | Posted 12.07.2011 | Arts
Charles A. Birnbaum

Two new sites in New York -- the 9/11 Memorial and the newly relocated home of Alexander Hamilton -- definitely raise questions about authenticity in the context of how we may manage a landscape's transformation.

PHOTOS: U.S. Women's Open At The Broadmoor

The Huffington Post | Andrea Rael | Posted 09.05.2011 | Denver

The Broadmoor Hotel is hosting the 2011 U.S. Women's Open from July 4-10 on its East Golf Course. This year's U.S. Women's Open will host 156 prof...

An Honest Man's Story Offers a Compelling Civil Rights Lesson

Kate Kelly | Posted 06.13.2011 | Education
Kate Kelly

To teach about civil rights, we need the stories of Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks, but we also need the stories of the unsung heroes like Worcy Crawford (1917-2010).

The Value of View

Charles A. Birnbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Charles A. Birnbaum


Tavis Smiley on His "We Count!" Conference and Why America Needs the Black Agenda

Kathleen Wells, J.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kathleen Wells, J.D.

A conversation needs to be had about whether it's a good strategy for us to ever tell any President that he or she doesn't need to address a black agenda.

She's Not Quayle; She's Thomas

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert S. McElvaine

A second X-chromosome is no more a sufficient qualification for being women's choice for the vice presidency than dark pigmentation was for being African-Americans' choice for a seat on the Supreme Court.

Webb's VP "No Thanks" a Big Blow to Obama

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Webb seemed to slam the door for good on any run at the vice presidency with his seemingly unequivocal "no thanks" to Obama. But politics being politics, a no never completely means no.