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Educating Beyond Poverty

Tim King | Posted 06.20.2011 | Education
Tim King

We credit our ability to keep significantly more students than other schools to our engaging and unique positive school culture.

Pretending Not to Notice Race

Sam Sommers | Posted 08.13.2011 | Politics
Sam Sommers

Have you ever had a conversation like the fictional one above, in which the person you're talking to (or maybe you yourself) hesitated before using race to describe someone? Or maybe avoided mentioning race altogether?

Is Redlining Back? Evidence Grows That Qualified Borrowers Can't Get a Loan

Preeti Vissa | Posted 08.09.2011 | Business
Preeti Vissa

It has become increasing clear that there are large numbers of qualified borrowers who can't get a loan. Disturbingly, there are signs of a racial pattern to this phenomenon.

No eHarmony With Asian Men

Sunil Adam | Posted 08.08.2011 | World
Sunil Adam

No one would want to be in the shoes of a black man in America. That is a given. Having the highest incarceration and unemployment rates, not to menti...

In "Hot-Lanta" You Stay "in the Closet" as CNN's Don Lemon Did

Irene Monroe | Posted 08.08.2011 | Media
Irene Monroe

Because African Americans don't address the homophobic role some Black churches play in creating a "down-low" (DL) culture that both Bishop Eddie Long and Pastor Donnie McClurkin can tell their truths.

How Marriage Equality Can Save the Black Family

Maya Rupert | Posted 08.05.2011 | Politics
Maya Rupert

June is here. Cue the gloom and doom stories about the state of the black family, and the finger pointing as we figure out who to blame. Unfortunate...

Study Reveals Race Plays A Role In Supporting Causes Online

The Chronicle Of Philanthrophy | Derek Lieu | Posted 08.06.2011 | Impact

Ethnicity plays a role in how people perceive charitable and political causes they encounter on social networks and whether they go on to get involved...

America's Tomorrow: Equity In a Changing Nation

Angela Glover Blackwell | Posted 07.27.2011 | Politics
Angela Glover Blackwell

For America to compete moving forward, we can't continue squandering the skills and potential of millions of young men and women.

Memorial Day by the Numbers

Preeti Vissa | Posted 07.26.2011 | Business
Preeti Vissa

Before any of us start throwing burgers on the grill and popping open a beer or two, I humbly offer a short status report on America as of this holiday weekend, based on the most recent stats available.

Metro Can Afford to Build the Crenshaw/LAX Light Rail Corridor Right

Mark Ridley-Thomas | Posted 07.26.2011 | Los Angeles
Mark Ridley-Thomas

Like every major infrastructure project there is a cost to the Crenshaw/LAX line upgrades. It's time to distinguish costs from investments, and recognize that there is great value in having the safest, speediest and most complete rail line Los Angeles can afford.

Saki Knafo

Dove Ad Casts Spotlight On Madison Avenue Racism

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 07.25.2011 | Business

When people ask Eugene Morris why he left a virtually all-white advertising firm in the early 1970s for an African-American one, he tells them about t...

The Bible Of Choice For Many African-Americans

Posted 07.23.2011 | Religion

By Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service (RNS) On Sundays, C. Elizabeth Floyd, shows up for worship at Trinity Baptist Church of Metro Atlanta, wi...

Reasons For Love Again

Patrick D. Shaffer | Posted 07.11.2011 | Books
Patrick D. Shaffer

I recently released my debut book, daring to express what most men, especially black men feel, but fear to say -- and what every woman longs to hear.

In The Valley Of The Shadow Of Freedom Riders

Black Voices | Trymaine Lee | Posted 07.09.2011 | Politics

Yesterday morning, as I stood across from where it all began at 1100 New York Avenue in Washington, D.C., and watched as the college kids linked arms ...

Civil Rights Leader Andrew Young Honored by National Portrait Gallery

Henry Miller | Posted 07.05.2011 | Politics
Henry Miller

Andrew Young recently received a portrait at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery. It was a much-deserved honor for a man whose legacy is one of extraordinary impact.

Marriage Equality Film Comes to Harlem

Irene Monroe | Posted 07.04.2011 | New York
Irene Monroe

African American lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) communities have always existed in Harlem, residing here since this former Dutch enclave became America's Black Mecca in the 1920s.

Can the U.S. Afford Economic Rights in an Economic Crisis?

Hope Lewis | Posted 06.21.2011 | Business
Hope Lewis

We can't afford not to promote economic and social rights when constitutional courts, schools, and ordinary people protesting on the streets around the world are beginning to understand and apply them.

Notes Of A Military Son

Black Voices | Mark Alexander | Posted 06.14.2011 | Politics

During this week -- Military Families Week -- I am reminded of the valuable lessons I learned from my father about the humanity and importance of thos...

Well After Civil War, Color Line Still Divides

Rev. Jesse Jackson | Posted 06.12.2011 | Politics
Rev. Jesse Jackson

When Dr. King spoke in Washington in 1963, he spoke of the need for America to honor its promise of equality. We issue this same demand to our Congress and the administration today.

Black In Latin America: Brazil's Complex View Of Race And Color

The Root | Posted 06.11.2011 | World

Brazil once touted itself as free of racism. It turns out that the truth was more complicated -- a lot more complicated. In his new PBS series, The Ro...

Trymaine Lee

As Black Population Declines in D.C., Little Ethiopia Thrives

HuffingtonPost.com | Trymaine Lee | Posted 06.08.2011 | Politics

It was about an hour into the afternoon rush at Ben's Chili Bowl, and Kassahun Addis pushed through the back kitchen doors and made his way through th...

Shoot for the Moon

Will Griffin | Posted 06.07.2011 | Media
Will Griffin

Despite the unprecedented digital innovation in the distribution of content, the current state of African-American media can be traced to the fact that our industry still views this audience in vaudevillian-era terms.

Prison Spending Bleeds the Education System

Ben Jealous | Posted 06.07.2011 | Politics
Ben Jealous

During the last two decades, state spending on prisons grew by 127%, six times the rate of spending on higher education. Policymakers should be able to propose sentencing reform without fear of being labeled "soft on crime."

Malcolm X Was "Gay-for-Pay," New Book Says

Irene Monroe | Posted 06.07.2011 | Books
Irene Monroe

We need to closely examine the recent revelation that for a period in his life Malcolm X engaged in same-sex relationships.

The New Fort Lauderdale - 100 Years in the Making

Dwight Brown | Posted 06.06.2011 | Travel
Dwight Brown

Remember when Fort Lauderdale was crowned the ultimate party town for rowdy frat boys on spring break? Well, times have changed.