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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.

Youth Need Jobs, Hope for the Future

Rev. Jesse Jackson | Posted 06.05.2011 | Business
Rev. Jesse Jackson

Jobs numbers were hailed as good news on Friday, with employers adding more than 200,000 jobs last month, and the unemployment rate ticking down to 8.8 percent. Less attention was given to the downside of these numbers.

Ase: College Kids Remind Us That We Are All Educators

Charles Howard | Posted 06.05.2011 | Education
Charles Howard

The glaring truth is that the education of our children cannot solely be the responsibility of educators. We all can, and in order for things to get better, must participate in the work of teaching.

Janell Ross

Black Unemployment Rises Even As Overall Jobless Rate Drops

HuffingtonPost.com | Janell Ross | Posted 11.13.2012 | Business

Two weeks. That was the longest stretch of time Michael Seals, 58, has ever looked for work. That was the longest stretch, until now. Seals, an ...

If AT&T Buys T-Mobile, Who Wins and Who Loses?

Preeti Vissa | Posted 06.01.2011 | Business
Preeti Vissa

A few have already praised or condemned the proposed AT&T, T-Mobile merger, but rather than rush to judgment, it may make more sense to take a deep breath, step back, and look at the big picture.

A Town's Taxing Tax Troubles

Dave Astor | Posted 05.29.2011 | Politics
Dave Astor

In 2010, municipal taxes in Montclair, NJ rose a whopping 9.2% -- with overall taxes (including school and county levies) increasing 5.5%. How many people do you know who received a 5.5% or 9.2% raise last year?

Washington D.C.'s African American Population Plummets

The Washington Post | Carol Morello and Dan Keating | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The number of African Americans residing in the District plummeted by more than 11 percent during the past decade, with blacks on the verge of losing ...

Hip-Hop Economics: Dollars and Sense for the New School

Zondra Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Zondra Hughes

The new hip-hop generation -- a generation that thrives on respect -- should demand it from the corporations that they patronize, says Munson Steed, C...

Glen Ford: American Imperialism is Unraveling (Part 2)

Kathleen Wells, J.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kathleen Wells, J.D.

Glen Ford worked as a Network Broadcast Journalist in Washington DC and created in 1977 along with Peter Gamble, America's Black Forum which was the first nationally syndicated black news interview program on commercial television.

Equality Not Yet Won for African Descendants

Navi Pillay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Navi Pillay

I hope that 2011 will generate profound discussions regarding the challenges facing people of African descent and provide a multiplicity of fora where innovative proposals and solutions to face up to these challenges can be found.

Do the Unemployed Face More Discrimination Than African-Americans?

Keli Goff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Keli Goff

It looks like the civil rights movement has not become a relic of the past after all. It's just taking a different shape. Instead of primarily helping people of color, it must now help those of all colors who need their rights protected by the government.

Trymaine Lee

Justice Department Report Details Abuses By New Orleans Police Department

HuffingtonPost.com | Trymaine Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Long before Hurricane Katrina laid bare New Orleans’ deep social wounds, the relationship between the city’s police force and its black citizens h...

On Black Men

Rebecca Carroll | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Carroll

Despite the hope, as a parent raising a black son in a country very presently immersed in the horrific beauty of racial change and evolution, I am careful to remind him that there are still fences.

St. Patrick's Day Parades, Black Church Share History Of Being Anti-Gay

Irene Monroe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Irene Monroe

St. Patrick's Day has rolled around again, and like previous March 17 celebrations nationwide, its LGBTQ communities are not invited.