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Can a Free Press be a Free Press Without Risk: Russia, America, The Iran/Contra/Drugs in Black Neighborhoods Scandal

Carol Smaldino | Posted 09.02.2016 | Impact
Carol Smaldino

Me: It could change everything if we begin to hold the press accountable for telling us the truth, which includes writing about things that might be inconvenient for us or for them.

A Few Nice Reads For White People Struggling To Understand The Struggle

Omo Misha | Posted 07.26.2016 | Arts
Omo Misha

These recommendations are offered (again) with love, not one ounce of blame, gratitude for anyone making even the tiniest effort to affect positive change, and hope for a better understanding in the not-so-distant future.

Is Hillary Up For The Truth Of Donald Trump?

Carol Smaldino | Posted 07.15.2016 | Politics
Carol Smaldino

Does Hillary Clinton speak to any emotional truth of a large segment of the population? And does she have the courage and the depth to expose just how much Trump is playing with racist sentiment so he can win people over?

A Book I Won't Be the Same After: Americanah

Carol Smaldino | Posted 03.29.2017 | Home
Carol Smaldino

This book has been like that for me. It has sort of turned everything topsy-turvy. I'm speaking for myself and for many white people who have no idea of what being black in America is like, even though we may think we do.

Guide to Getting Uncomfortable With Race

Fiona Teng | Posted 12.21.2015 | Impact
Fiona Teng

After you've become familiar with your own racial biases, first and foremost, accept yourself for them. Wherever you come from, whatever your background, you have been taught that those racial biases are true. The true test of your character will be how you practice unlearning them.

A Personal Reflection on Prejudice

Carol Smaldino | Posted 02.07.2015 | Politics
Carol Smaldino

If I am to be part of any honest conversation, it's part of what I need to confront. I think of talking out loud as at times transforming, and hope this is the case right now.

As the Nation Continues to Mourn Trayvon Martin: Understanding Racism in America With Tim Wise

Ginnie Love | Posted 07.22.2013 | Politics
Ginnie Love

Upon hearing the verdict of not guilty, my spirit sank and stomach became sickened. That was my personal initial experience at the end of the George Z...

Finding Justice for Trayvon: 7 Action Steps for Our Outrage

Kristen Howerton | Posted 09.15.2013 | Black Voices
Kristen Howerton

'Now, I want you to realize... Black boys turn in to Black men. Are you prepared for that?' I remember feeling so disgusted by his question, as if he were speaking some kind of prophecy into the character and potential of my new son. My son who was six months old.

What the 'N-Word' Means to Me

Molly Alexander Darden | Posted 09.01.2013 | Media
Molly Alexander Darden

As I watched Don Lemon's program, "The N-Word," Monday evening, I was tremendously moved, and so glad I watched.

Exploring Race With Tim Wise's film White Like Me

CC Stinson | Posted 08.21.2013 | Black Voices
CC Stinson

Race is still a topic that sparks a sense of uncomfortably in today's society. Even though we have an African American president, many do not dive deep into the issues at hand pertaining to racism.

Race in America With Renowned Anti-Racist Author and Educator Tim Wise

Ginnie Love | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics
Ginnie Love

Tim Wise has been writing and lecturing on white privilege and race in America since the '90s. I had a chance to sit down and have a conversation with Tim over the summer.

Just Say No to Blackface: Neo-Minstrelsy and the Power to Dehumanize

Dr. David J. Leonard | Posted 10.08.2012 | Black Voices
Dr. David J. Leonard

Although some may dismiss the photos and Mr. Marrus' behavior as youthful indiscretion, as something of the past, and as harmless, these photos point to a larger history, one that whites have yet to reconcile within contemporary culture.

The Hurtful Legacy of Herman Cain's "Suspended," "Brother From Another Mother" Presidential Campaign

Ronald B. Robinson | Posted 02.04.2012 | Black Voices
Ronald B. Robinson

For a sustained period, Cain was the GOP candidate who most successfully stimulated the nostalgia for the good ole days of the "great communicator," Ronald Reagan, among "the base."

Are White People Disenfranchised?

Daniel Cubias | Posted 07.14.2011 | Politics
Daniel Cubias

Recently, I received some hate mail from a white supremacist. It's a rare, but not unprecedented occurrence. Her sentiments were ignorant and bizarre...

Should Terry Gross Go The Way of Juan Williams?

Bakari Kitwana | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bakari Kitwana

Let's begin with the premise that no people, culture, religious, racial or ethnic group is by definition immoral. Not acknowledging this, at the core,...

Taking Comfort in the Zig-Zagging of American History

Mark Olmsted | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Olmsted

Like most everybody else on my side of the aisle, I've been casting around for ways to make sense of the midterm debacle. I regained some crucial per...

Author Tim Wise Slams Ground Zero Mosque Opposition

ZSpace | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

After all, there is scarcely a square foot of land upon which we tread that is not, for someone, Ground Zero. I am sitting atop one now: a killing fie...

America's Politically Adolescent Behavior

Carol Smaldino | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carol Smaldino

In my clinical practice, I have actually seen and tried some of the ways that might represent a pathway to transition our society from a culture of hate to one of listening.

"What If The Tea Party Was Black?" (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Tom Kent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Just as the NAACP's recent feud with the Tea Party caused an uproar last week, Jasiri X, a rapper hailing from Pittsburgh, Pa., released a music video...

Cancer, John Mayer and "Please Don't Call Me Racist" : Diffusing the R-Bomb

Molly Secours | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Molly Secours

It wasn't until recovering from stage IV uterine cancer that I began to notice the parallels between cancer and racism -- and potentially similar paths of recovery.

Shades of Praise and Prejudice for the Movie Precious

Carol Smaldino | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Carol Smaldino

Any work of art, film, or music that provokes deeper awareness of our differences and similarities, can make a dent in the usual lack of dialogue.