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One Future: The Shared Economic, Political Plight of African Americans and Afro-Immigrants

Gerry Hudson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Gerry Hudson

Immigration Reform. It's an issue that evokes social, emotional, and economic unease in communities across the nation. It's an issue that conjures up ...

Coalition of Experts Demand Reforms That End Racial Profiling by Financial Institutions

Victor Corral | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Victor Corral

On January 19, amidst reports that Senate Banking Committee Chairman Christopher Dodd (D-Conn.) is considering ditching his proposal for a Consumer Fi...

Sapphire, 'Push' Author, Speaks To Standing-Room-Only Crowd | Leah DuMouchel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

A huge crowd turned out to hear what the poet and author who goes only by the name Sapphire had to say -- so big that by 10 minutes before her schedul...

Why Latinos Are So Pessimistic About the Future

Daniel Cubias | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Cubias

According to a recent Pew Research Center poll, "Hispanics, not blacks, now are seen as the ethnic group facing the most discrimination."

King's Words for the Haitian Crisis

Dedrick Muhammad | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dedrick Muhammad

King's own words says it all concerning the political, socio-economic, and moral crisis represented in Haiti today and represented in racial inequality throughout the world. Read, remember, and act.

Will Obama Help Change Asia's Racism?

David A. Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David A. Love

President Obama's visit to Asia showed how long a journey it's been since the 1955 Bandung Conference, the historic meeting of African and Asian states striving for self-determination.

The Help: Kathryn Stockett's Controversial Hit

The Huffington Post | Jessie Kunhardt | Posted 09.27.2011 | Books

First-time author Kathryn Stockett's recent book, The Help, has risen quickly through the bestseller lists despite Stockett being previously unknown a...

Morehouse's Non-Tolerance for Gays

Irene Monroe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Irene Monroe

Since its inception, Morehouse College has prided itself on producing exceptional black men. As far as Morehouse is concerned though, GBTQ men are not a part of this elite brotherhood.

Cartoon: When Harry Met Sorry

Sunil Adam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sunil Adam


Urban Legend: Black Men, Gayness and the Hypocrisy of the DL

David Kaufman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Kaufman

There is little doubt that many gay Black men operate in a world far removed from their White brothers. But whether this condition demands its own sub-cultural classification is far from certain.

Eunice Johnson

Zondra Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Zondra Hughes

Eunice was the most Fashionable of all Fair Ladies / Who knew the beauty of Black.

Are Too Many People Going to College?

Michael J. Wilson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael J. Wilson

The correlation that stuck with me the most from my service at the Department of Labor during the Clinton years was the one between learning and earning, simply, "The more you learn, the more you earn."

Blacks Suffer From Unemployment Levels Greater Than Whites | V. Dion Haynes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Joblessness for 16-to-24-year-old black men has reached Great Depression proportions -- 34.5 percent in October, more than three times the rate for th...

About That Piece on Transracial Adoptions in the New York Times...

Deborah Douglas | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deborah Douglas

The Asian-adoptee identity crisis reported in the Times might finally lend credence to what black social workers have been saying all along: Ethnic and racial identity matters.

Cornel West 'Living and Loving Out Loud'

Joe Territo | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Joe Territo

Princeton University's Cornel West -- the American philosopher, author, critic, pastor, actor and civil rights activist -- compares his lifestyle to the blues in his new autobiography.

We Need a Fair Jobs Policy

Ajamu Dillahunt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ajamu Dillahunt

Yes, people of all races are suffering mightily in the Great Recession, with one in eight families now receiving food stamps. But as our grandmothers used to say, when whites catch a cold, Blacks catch pneumonia.

Harry Reid Was (Mostly) Right... Until Now

Andrew Grant-Thomas, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrew Grant-Thomas, Ph.D.

Voters didn't throw some disembodied, decontextualized essence of blackness on the table in deciding whether or not to vote for Barack Obama. His racial identity was one part of a complex mix of considerations.

From Slave to 'Negro': A Brief History of Getting Counted by the U.S. Census

Lapham's Quarterly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lapham's Quarterly

There was a small uproar last week as the U.S. Census Bureau began to publicize the country's 2010 head count. It was pointed out that a box on the form read: "Black, African Am., or Negro."

Rethinking School Discipline

David E. Thigpen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David E. Thigpen

In Chicago's public schools, some students get a slap on the wrist for fighting while others get a ride to the police station.

Did the Senate Forget to Discuss Health Care and Race?

Cliff Albright | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cliff Albright

Research shows that when asked about the racial makeup of assistance programs, most people assume far higher percentages of people of color than is actually the case, and these perceptions impact political support.

Fear and Envy of Black Masculinity: How Politico's Jonathan Martin Mugged President Obama and Got Away With It

Ronald B. Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ronald B. Robinson

Almost all black men recognize the contemptuous look Jonathan Martin gave Obama on Thursday.

What Ails Black Women, Part 2: Health and Life

Philip N. Cohen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Philip N. Cohen

Even controlling for income, education, obesity, smoking, and some diseases, Black infant mortality is significantly higher. This presumably indicates worse healthcare.

Black Cowboys Teach Inner City Kids Horsemanship, History

Huffington Post | Victoria Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Kids from rough areas in New York City have found a home away from home on a 25-acre ranch in Queens, CNN reported Tuesday. Since 1994, the Federati...

The Strong Educated Black Woman in the 21st Century

Sophia A. Nelson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sophia A. Nelson

Sisters, the time has come for you to change the rules, and walk upright in all of your glory, beauty and splendor as a black woman. The rest will come. I promise.

Designers Bring Africa to Runways, Leave Models Behind

Shaena Henry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Shaena Henry

I am now puzzled by the numerous fashion references to African and African-American cultures while the failure to acknowledge models of said backgrounds continues.