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Patrice Peck uses writing, reporting, and filming as a way of contextualizing cultural happenings. Her work has been featured on websites such as The Huffington Post, EBONY.com, Black Atlas, Racialicious, and The Dominion of New York. Patrice is currently a 2012 Maria Schiavocampo Fellow at NYU’s Arthur L. Carter Institute of Journalism, earning her Masters degree in digital journalism.

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Jay-Z Covers T Magazine Men's Fall Fashion Issue

(1) Comments | Posted September 7, 2012 | 3:41 PM

Sean Carter. Jay-Z. Hov. Whatever name one prefers to call him, one thing is certain--despite being knocked to the number two spot on Forbes' annual Hip Hop Cash Kings list--the iconic hip hop artist has had quite the year.

And now Jay can add fashion star to...

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Conventions Highlights: The Best, Brightest, And Weirdest Moments From The 2012 RNC And DNC

(8) Comments | Posted September 6, 2012 | 6:35 PM

Whether it was Mia Love's representing an unprecedented political dream, Michelle Obama's captivating the crowd with intimate accounts of the President, or Bill Clinton's sparkling nomination, this year's Republican and Democratic National Conventions provided Americans with a fundamental portrayal of the nation's current political...

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Wendell Tucker, Chicago Theater Artist, Undergoes 40-Day Fast To Raise Awareness About Black Men And Suicide

(136) Comments | Posted August 31, 2012 | 8:25 PM

For the past 34 days, water and an occasional glass of juice have been the only source of sustenance for Chicago theater artist Wendell Tucker.

After two failed suicide attempts and a subsequent diagnosis of major depressive disorder last year, the 31-year-old set out to create "

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Gabby Douglas Talks About "Nose Job" Insult and Loneliness in Vanity Fair Interview

(319) Comments | Posted August 30, 2012 | 2:45 PM

As effortlessly as Olympic champion Gabby Douglas flips, soars, and leaps, her victory certainly did not come as easily. Between Twitter users attacking her hair and fellow gymnasts calling her a slave, the 16-year-old simply cannot catch a break.

An interview in the upcoming...

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Black Entrepreneurship On The Rise As Self-Employment Becomes An Option For Jobless Black Graduates

(130) Comments | Posted August 28, 2012 | 8:15 PM

While a degree certainly provides graduates with an edge in the job market, unemployment statistics have repeatedly shown that one’s race plays a role in securing employment.

As of March 2012, African American graduates encountered a rate of 10.8 percent, according to a report by the Economic...

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Michelle Obama Pictured As Nude Slave in Spanish Magazine Fuera de Serie: Is It Offensive? (PHOTO, POLL)

(2229) Comments | Posted August 28, 2012 | 12:07 PM

From Rihanna being called a n*gger b*tch by a Dutch magazine to the caricatured objectification of the Hottentot Venus, images of black women in the media have long since been deemed controversial, often times crossing the volatile lines of racism and sexism. As seen on this...

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Drug Sentencing Laws: States Work Towards Reform

(176) Comments | Posted August 27, 2012 | 4:50 PM

There are more black men behind bars or under the watch of the criminal justice system than there were enslaved in 1850, wrote Michelle Alexander, author of the 2010 novel The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness.

Many criminal justice and civil rights...

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The Williams Sisters Show Off Their Fit Figures On Cover Of New York Times Magazine (PHOTO)

(50) Comments | Posted August 24, 2012 | 1:38 PM

Given their record-breaking Olympic wins and a bevy of other championship titles, it’s safe to say that tennis titans Venus and Serena Williams are in a league of their own. Covering the latest issue of The New York Times Magazine, the glowing sisters posed defiantly aside one another,...

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Rossville A.M.E. Zion, Black Church, Fights To Sustain Traditions As Connection To History

(102) Comments | Posted August 17, 2012 | 6:34 PM

Deaconess Mary Cooper sat in an empty, front row pew at the Rossville A.M.E. Zion church reflecting on the summer roasts held in the congregation’s bucolic backyard pit in Sandy Ground, Staten Island.

“You didn’t get no barbecue from Mr. Skin Tom unless it was done,” said the 83-year-old Cooper...

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STEM Majors Prove Especially Profitable For Minority Students: Study

(81) Comments | Posted August 15, 2012 | 6:10 PM

For college freshmen and sophomores, August means plenty of shopping for dorm room decor and overpriced textbooks. Juniors, however, have a much more crucial task at hand -- choosing a major.

And with studies showing that college degrees still hold their value, despite the economic...

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Our Favorite Disney Princesses Transformed Into Women Of Color (PHOTOS)

(732) Comments | Posted July 30, 2012 | 5:44 PM

It's not too often that a young woman of color sees herself reflected in the images she views.

Yet, given some free time and a sporadic interest, one young woman has reinterpreted the race of some of the world's most beloved Disney princesses.

"So I made...

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African American Books: 20 Books That Every African American Should Read (Readers' Choice)

(80) Comments | Posted July 30, 2012 | 4:07 PM

Earlier this month, we brought you 50 Books That Every African American Should Read, a comprehensive list of novels spanning across multiple genres, authors and subjects. In response, readers shared their thoughts on what they enjoyed, what they disagreed with, and what books they believe should have been...

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The Best States For Black Business Owners

(10) Comments | Posted July 23, 2012 | 5:26 PM

Silicon Valley has become a fertile stomping ground for tech-savvy CEOs and their companies, yet minorities struggle to breach the exclusive community of entrepreneurs and magnanimous venture capitalists.

Despite rumors that brains and luck are the best ways to break in, challenges persist. But accelerator programs like...

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Happy Birthday Bill Cosby: The TV Family Man's Most Controversial Quotes (PHOTOS)

(97) Comments | Posted July 12, 2012 | 9:57 AM

Like a slice of soft-ripened brie, cultural icon Bill Cosby’s exterior has gradually toughened, becoming more distinctive and sharp with age. Some fans have welcomed the comedian-turned-activist’s dried, crumbly rind while others prefer the softer, quintessential family man of old.

In his 1987 bestselling book “Fatherhood,” Cosby wrote, “I...

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50 Books That Every African American Should Read

(492) Comments | Posted July 3, 2012 | 5:05 PM

Whether you're traveling on vacation, sunbathing on the beach, or simply lounging in the park, nothing beats a good book in the summertime. Still, with so many options at one's disposal, deciding on a title can prove difficult.

Huffington Post BlackVoices has compiled an extensive book list, featuring a...

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