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For Colored Girls, And For Multiple Stakes

Wyatt Closs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Wyatt Closs

The film, "For Colored Girls", is gonna have sista girl flair for sure, but there are a number of reasons to peep it and especially watch how it unfol...

Blacks, Hispanics, Youth and Independents Get on Board With Democrats

Debbie Hines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Debbie Hines

For my independent or undecided voter friends who need a reason to vote, let me help.

To the Polls: Why Democrats Deserve to Win-- and How We Can Do It

Don C. Reed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Don C. Reed

One of the many reasons I respect Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is that she has no investment in losing. She says Democrats can win on November...

Diabetes: Put Down that Cola and Pick up Celery!

Robin Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Robin Wilson

A pivotal moment occurred recently when a friend - only 45 years old! - was hospitalized for diabetes related complications. And then the outcome - a...

Re-Introducing Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Women of African Descent

Irene Monroe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Irene Monroe

a groundbreaking study in July came out titled "Black Lesbians Matter" examining the unique experiences, perspectives, and priorities of the Black LBT community, and sadly little is known about it.

Will Young, Disenchanted Voters Show Up for Midterms?

Judy Lubin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Judy Lubin

There is still time to turn out the vote among key Democratic constituencies. But it will not be easy. Young voters are still not inclined to head to the polls.

Obama's Minority Card

Sunil Adam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Sunil Adam


My Review of CNN's Almighty Debt: A Black in America Special

George Alexander | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
George Alexander

My Review of CNN's Almighty Debt: A Black in America Special By George Alexander "Debt is a bigger problem than racism." Those are pretty strong word...

Rapper T.I. Gets 11 Months in Jail -- Hallelujah

Morris W. O'Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Morris W. O'Kelly

When Lindsay and Paris are brought up on federal weapons charges as opposed to possession of a controlled substance, then and only then should we begin asking the question whether justice was unfairly served. 

The DNC's Efforts to Get Out the Crucial African American Vote

Debbie Hines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Debbie Hines

In the history of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), there has never been a media campaign so fiercely waged for African American votes in a mid...

While We're on Having "Your Back," Mr. President ...

Charles D. Ellison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles D. Ellison

In recent months, Democrats have pulled a respectable amount of political capital to energize the African American vote, their most reliable voting bl...

From the White House to Obama's House

Clarence Lusane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Clarence Lusane

In a symbolic sense, the White House is no longer white; the "whites-only" signs have been removed. Now, it is time for real change and a real commitment to making the White House the People's House.

You've Got to Love This 'Sesame Street' Muppet -- and Her Black Hair

Michele Langevine Leiby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Michele Langevine Leiby

I just watched a Sesame Street video that left me in tears. Tears of joy, that is."I Love My Hair" is a delightful new video featuring a little black girl muppet, singing joyously about the beauty of African American hair.

Daniel Beaty: Through the Night

Brad Schreiber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Brad Schreiber

Daniel Beaty is the kind of theater artist who has Multiple Personalities. His ability to use voice, posture, and dialogue to create a whirlwind of characters is truly impressive.

Respect My Vote! Hip Hop Caucus and Women of Labor United for the Vote

Rev. Lennox Yearwood, Jr. & Kimberly Freeman Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rev. Lennox Yearwood, Jr. & Kimberly Freeman Brown


Race, Ethnicity, Wealth, and Poverty

Ray Suarez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ray Suarez

We know about the different life chances of people of different racial backgrounds, but it's hard to sort out exactly why the outcomes are so different.

Daniel Beaty's 'Chosen Schizophrenia' Drives His Solo Playwriting

James Sims | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
James Sims

"Are you asking me if I'm a control freak?" Daniel Beaty asks me as I question his decision to turn an ensemble play into a solo work.

William Alden

Foreclosure Crisis Intensified Among Blacks, Hispanics: Study | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

African Americans have suffered disproportionately from foreclosures due to racially discriminatory lending practices, a new study shows (h/t to Felix...


Danny Bakewell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Danny Bakewell

by Danny J. Bakewell, Sr., Chairman National Newspapers Publishers Association (NNPA) The Republican Party has spent most of the past two years as t...

Beauty Is Goodness: Deborah Willis on African-American Imagery 1890's to the Present

Max Eternity | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Max Eternity

"Goodness is beauty. It reflects in people's attitude, and sense of style. That's basically how I consider and recognize beauty. I'm not defining it. I'm reflecting."

Secrets of a Soap Opera Diva: The Business Behind the Bubbles

Victoria Rowell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Victoria Rowell

Young and the Restless has enjoyed the spoils of loyal black viewers for decades and generationally, while simply refusing to reinvest in that very demographic to the extent it should.

LeBron James Suggests 'Race' Played a Role in His Negative Press: Is He Right?

Dexter Rogers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Dexter Rogers

Racism is a disease that surely needs to be properly diagnosed yet so many are afraid to engage in pursuing a collective cure.

The messology of Bishop Eddie Long

Irene Monroe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Irene Monroe

When preachers pontificate too much from on High about the sins of homosexual sex, the cautionary tale is to be careful of what you say, because your ...

Finally, a National Conversation on Race!

Angela Glover Blackwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Angela Glover Blackwell

For years, we've all been lamenting the lack of a real, meaningful national discussion on race. Starting TODAY, we hope you'll join with us to fix t...

What Is the Democratic Party Base?

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

For many, the Democratic base includes African Americans, Latinos, gays and lesbians, young voters, union members and women. These voters combine for about 70 percent of the electorate, so obviously they are not all the base.