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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 li...

Have You Seen 'The Wire?'

Paul Achter | Posted 07.21.2015 | 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 07.20.2015 | 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 07.20.2015 | 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 07.08.2015 | 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.

70-Year-Old 'Black' Woman Discovers Both Of Her Birth Parents Were White

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 06.24.2015 | Black Voices

For 70 years, Verda Byrd thought she was an African American woman -- until she recently discovered that both of her birth parents were white. Byr...

94 Times Black Churches Have Been Violently Attacked

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 07.01.2015 | Black Voices

UPDATE: This piece has been updated to reflect recent church burnings that have occurred in the week since the shooting in Charleston. When Dylann...

The Word That Will Change the World

Sarah Thebarge | Posted 06.19.2015 | Religion
Sarah Thebarge

As long as we divide the world between "us" and "them," what happened in South Carolina will continue to happen until we start using the word that will change the world: WE.

What Does It Mean to Be Black?

Chad Williams | Posted 06.17.2015 | Black Voices
Chad Williams

We've gone from gross insensitivity to obnoxious oversensitivity. If we are to agree that both race and gender are social constructs, then how can we logically condemn one for identifying with a different race while lauding one for identifying with a different gender?

Study: What Your Favorite Color Says About Your Value as a Human Being

Galanty Miller | Posted 05.07.2015 | Comedy
Galanty Miller

Some people looked at the dress and saw white and gold. Some people looked at the dress and saw blue and black. I looked at the dress and saw 1980s pro wrestling legend Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka. Scientists say it has something to do with the reflection of the light.

How to End Child Poverty for 60 Percent of Poor Children and 72 Percent of All Poor Black Children Today

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 03.30.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

It is a national disgrace that so many poor children live in the United States of America -- the world's richest economy. It doesn't have to be this way. It's costly. And it's the greatest threat to our future national, economic and military security.

Living in a Self-Segregated World

Rabbi Joseph Meszler | Posted 03.17.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Joseph Meszler

It is one thing to profess the values that all people are equal and that we celebrate diversity, but how many people of a different race do you have over for dinner? Do you live in your home what you say you believe?

Jeremiah Brent: Decorating With White

Domino | Posted 03.05.2015 | HuffPost Home
Domino

Designer Jeremiah Brent brought the warmth of Morocco's sun-bleached shoreline to his client's Malibu condo.

'Hands Up, Don't Shoot!' and 'I Can't Breathe!'

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 02.07.2015 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Can we as a society cut through the vail and begin to know and understand those different from ourselves, to have the ability to walk in the shoes of another, to break down these "us" versus "them" notions that separate?

Dear Straight, White, Male New Friend

Rev. Frederick Davie | Posted 01.26.2015 | Black Voices
Rev. Frederick Davie

You may want to think about what it means for others to hear you say that you have no lack of confidence because you are a straight, white male. It could suggest just the opposite.

What Communities Are More Likely to Embrace Corporal Punishment? Let's Look at the Data

Shayna A. Pitre | Posted 01.24.2015 | Education
Shayna A. Pitre

On September 21, 2014, we sent a public records request to the Louisiana Department of Education, requesting the number of school corporal punishment incidents for the 2011-2014 school years. On October 29, 2014, we received the data. It was revealing.

College: A Third Grader's Dilemma

Nikkya Hargrove | Posted 12.30.2014 | Education
Nikkya Hargrove

As I reflect on the very different journeys I took from that of my mother's, I can't help but ask, why? Why didn't she want a better future for herself?

Black Women Less Biased Against 'Masculine' STEM Fields

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 12.24.2014 | Education
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

The research team tested participants at an unconscious level through an implicit association test. They were able to look at the way the participants internally felt about STEM gender biases.

12 Luxury All-white Kitchens With a Tasteful Attention to Detail

Dering Hall | Posted 11.18.2014 | HuffPost Home
Dering Hall

How amazing are these 12 luxury all-white kitchens designed by top architects and interior designers?

Grace vs. Niceness in Interracial Dialogue

Morgan Guyton | Posted 11.05.2014 | Religion
Morgan Guyton

How can we define the distinction between niceness and grace? I would say that niceness refers to the complex dance of smiling, posturing, innuendo, laughter, self-deprecation, etc. that keeps a conversation pleasant and easygoing. Niceness doesn't always mean that you're being loving.

9 Desserts Bursting With American Spirit

Posted 07.02.2015 | OWN

These red, white and blue treats are delicious, great looking -- and don't take all day to make. By Lynn Andriani @media only screen a...

The Year in Racism

Dale Hansen | Posted 07.06.2014 | Politics
Dale Hansen

When a celebrity get busted for driving drunk with an ounce of cocaine, they at least admit to having a problem and check into a clinic. When a politician gets caught having an affair, they at least suggest they have let people down and get counseling. But for some reason being racist is the only sin that provides political cover.

'Color-Blinded-Ness' Is Racism

Morgan Guyton | Posted 06.26.2014 | Religion
Morgan Guyton

When meritocracy dies, racism will die too, and we will have a far more beautiful world.

It's Time We Loved All of Our Children

Katie Mgongolwa | Posted 04.20.2014 | Parents
Katie Mgongolwa

It's time we loved all our children. Of course, it would be better if we loved all our citizens, but loving our children is a good start. It's time to ask ourselves honestly if our cities value their children equally.