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4 Ways I've Been A Jerk About Race In America

Laura A Boggs | Posted 07.26.2016 | Politics
Laura A Boggs

We like to deny there's an issue with profiling or racism or discrimination or whatever you want to call it in this country. That's the equivalent of There, there, it's all in your head, dear.

The White West. Or, Is It?

Gautam Adhikari | Posted 07.25.2016 | Politics
Gautam Adhikari

Any assumption that the now dominant Euro-Christian civilization has exclusive roots is highly debatable. Roots of all civilizations lie in exchange and migration.

John Leguizamo Points Out The Hypocrisy Of Minorities Having To Assimilate

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 07.19.2016 | Latino Voices

John Leguizamo knows that achieving cultural and racial harmony in the U.S. is a two-way street. The 51-year-old actor spoke about how unfair it is t...

You Are Not Black.

Lalaina Rackson | Posted 05.20.2016 | Black Voices
Lalaina Rackson

"Yeah but you, you are not black," my classmate said. I stopped. Took a deep breath. Calmed down. And refrained myself from arguing.

New Movie Shows How One Multicultural Family Deals With Race

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 04.20.2016 | Black Voices

"Little Boxes," a compelling new film, tackles the complex ways mixed-race families handle issues of race. Written by Annie Howell and directed by Ro...

Interracial Couple Faces Their Families' Biases On New Reality Show

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 04.19.2016 | Black Voices

Briana Garcia, 24, and Adam Hammons, 36, endure prolonged stares, judgment and even racial slurs all for the sake of love. What cuts the interracial c...

Blurred Lines: When Reality TV, Social Media and Presidential Races Collide

Nia Hamm | Posted 04.04.2016 | Politics
Nia Hamm

The ever momentous campaign of Donald Trump, once considered the ugly step-child of the Republican presidential field, has made the him leading contender for the party's presidential nomination. And that is in part a reflection of how many Americans' appetite for entertainment and celebrity culture.

Poet Perfectly Breaks Down The Erasure Of Black People In U.S. History

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 03.25.2016 | Black Voices

Poet Clint Smith III takes a critical look at the Founding Fathers' role in oppressing black people in his latest poem entitled "History Reconsidered....

5 Food Switches That Can Make You Look Years Younger

Anthony Youn, M.D., FACS | Posted 03.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Anthony Youn, M.D., FACS

Here are five simple food switches that can take years off your appearance. Hopefully you'll find these new foods taste just as good (or even better!) than the foods they replace.

Who Is the Real Patient? Systemic Racism Through the Eyes of Counseling

Kathleen Shumate | Posted 02.01.2016 | Religion
Kathleen Shumate

Focusing on what's wrong in black communities misses the point of how society reinforces those problems. The patient is not black people; it's the system of racial injustice.

How "White Privilege" Is Helping Black Lives Matter

Ashley Samone Nash | Posted 01.28.2016 | Black Voices
Ashley Samone Nash

Sadly, it's the voices of multi-millionaires or White pop stars that have taken precedent over those of unsupported coalitions or community organizations.

This Is What It's Like To Be The Only Black Kid In Class

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 01.04.2016 | Black Voices

Poet S.C. Says stood out among the white peers he grew up with. He admitted how much this bothered him in a spoken word piece he performed at the 2014...

Let Me Tell You a Parable

Kathleen Shumate | Posted 12.23.2015 | Religion
Kathleen Shumate

In 2 Samuel 12 of the Bible, on the heels of David's acts of adultery and murder, the prophet Nathan tells King David a story of a rich man who steals...

Bus Musings, Part II

Lucas Spangher | Posted 12.07.2015 | World
Lucas Spangher

Dust rolled around the roadside concession shack as we stood, drinking chai tea. The shack had all the similar characteristics of many working class...

Call it What it Is - White Supremacy, Not 'American Terrorism'

Ernest Owens | Posted 12.01.2015 | Black Voices
Ernest Owens

It wasn't this new "American Terrorism" term that's been used lately to counter stereotypes against Islamophobia. It's much deeper than that. White Supremacy-the over-arching oppressive sense of entitlement by racist/sexist white men-is what's killing many in this country, and have been since the beginning of America's birth.

My White Neighbor Thought I Was Breaking Into My Own Home And Called The Cops

The Washington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 11.18.2015 | Black Voices

On Sept. 6, I locked myself out of my apartment in Santa Monica, Calif. I was in a rush to get to my weekly soccer game, so I decided to go enjoy the ...

The City of Light

Cheryl Carlesimo | Posted 11.17.2015 | World
Cheryl Carlesimo

I was lucky enough to spend half of my twenties studying film and working with the great French filmmaker, Eric Rohmer, in Paris. As Victor Hugo says, "if you study in Paris, you are born again there."

Why God Is Black

Sohale Sizar | Posted 11.12.2015 | Religion
Sohale Sizar

Limiting God to one color seems to be an epistemological error as it undermines His all-expansiveness. So I started investigating the whiteness of God and it was not until I read Toward a Philosophy of Zen Buddhism that I realized that God might not be white.

Black Crime Rates: What Happens When Numbers Aren't Neutral

Kim Farbota | Posted 01.19.2016 | Crime
Kim Farbota

There is a common conservative narrative that the disproportionate incarceration of black people is not the result of systemic racism, but rather of shortcomings within the black community.This "fact" is used to justify a belief that a "culture of violence" is to blame for problems faced by black people in America.

Eight Feng Shui Ways to Turn Your Student Into a Scholar

Ellen Whitehurst | Posted 08.14.2015 | Education
Ellen Whitehurst

These easy-to-understand Feng Shui tips that anyone can use to strengthen their education luck can be sued by parents who want to use these cures to benefit children's scholastic luck while teens can use this advice to be motivated to get the best grades possible.

White People, I Hate Talking About Race As Much As You Do

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 07.23.2015 | Black Voices

What's it like to be white? It's one of several questions that MTV's new documentary "White People," seeks to answer -- What does it fees like to be y...

Have You Seen 'The Wire?'

Paul Achter | Posted 07.21.2016 | Black Voices
Paul Achter

For Whites, saying we loved The Wire may earn us some social capital among more progressive-leaning friends, but unless that social capital is mobilized somehow--unless our attitudes, our voting rates, our actions change--little else happens.

Fully White, Not Fully American: Thoughts On Growing Up White And Hispanic

Victoria Moran | Posted 07.20.2016 | Latino Voices
Victoria Moran

The space I take up in the classroom does not rightfully belong to some smarter, more able American white woman. To be candid, my preoccupation with this idea -- the idea that I didn't earn my opportunity for higher education -- has been my college career's most emotionally debilitating battle.

To My Fellow White Christians, Hear My Plea

Natalie Holm | Posted 07.17.2016 | Religion
Natalie Holm

I am not an activist. I do not protest or boycott or wave signs in front of the courthouse. I have absolutely no desire to read political blogs or engage in debates with people who cling to labels and find their identity in promoting 'causes.'

My Journey As America's Whitest Black Kid

Michael Gordon Bennett | Posted 07.08.2016 | Black Voices
Michael Gordon Bennett

I have vivid memories of the breaking news reports announcing the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on April 4, 1968. There seemed to be a sense of profound sadness by many locals in this northern Maine hamlet. But I also detected a sense of giddiness from others.