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Welcome to "Post-Racial" America

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

With the controversy over the racist remarks of Cliven Bundy and Donald Sterling, one a rural cattle rancher in Nevada, the other an urbane California billionaire, we might want to reconsider just how "post-racial" America's race relations have really become.

Shocking Photo by Shaq -- No One Cares, They Care About Donald Sterling!

John Robinson | Posted 06.30.2014 | Sports
John Robinson

Advocacy against discrimination for individuals with disabilities is the last frontier against personal hate in America; it's time to channel our collective outrage at making a difference.

More Black Actors On Broadway Bring Black Audience With Them

AP | Mark Kennedy | Posted 04.28.2014 | Black Voices

NEW YORK (AP) — Early one Sunday this month, 56 people boarded a bus in a suburb of Washington, D.C., to make the trip to Broadway to see a play. ...

College Students Present Research on Southern Politics

Glen Browder | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics
Glen Browder

One of the good things about academic associations is that they often invite students to participate in meaningful discussions about professional matters. Such was the case at last month's Citadel Symposium on Southern Politics in Charleston, SC.

Kate Sheppard

EPA Chief Asks African-Americans To Become 'Climate Justice Advocates'

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 04.25.2014 | Politics

ATLANTA -– Environmental Protection Agency leaders have something to tell African-American communities about the agency's work on climate change: We...

7 Lies We Have To Stop Telling About African-American Girls

PolicyMic | Posted 04.25.2014 | Black Voices

In February, President Barack Obama stood before a group of African-American boys (and other boys of color) in the White House to announce his $200 mi...

Why Would Paul Ryan Think About Race?

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

Ryan's comments last month reflect a political climate where Republicans not only do not meaningfully speak to African American citizens, but they tell themselves and their supporters stories about politics and economics that will ensure that they do not have to speak to African American voters in the future.

Why Easter Is A Revolutionary Holiday For African Americans And Freedom Fighters

Ebony | Marc Lamont Hill | Posted 04.21.2014 | Religion

When I was growing up, Easter was a big deal. Even if you didn’t believe in Jesus, the holiday still brought plenty of good news. Though public sch...

The "Monument to Sports Enthusiasm" You've Probably Never Heard Of (But Should)

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 06.17.2014 | Sports
National Trust for Historic Preservation

Written by David Robert Weible Hinchliffe Stadium's Art Deco cast concrete construction has long suffered from neglect. The 1933 Art Deco Hinchliff...

American Money: Tips to Minimize Wasteful Spending

Dedrick Muhammad | Posted 06.17.2014 | Black Voices
Dedrick Muhammad

With the costs of basic necessities rising and wages stagnating, minimizing unnecessary and wasteful spending is more important than ever.

4 Things You May Not Know About Housing and Race

Keosha Varela | Posted 06.17.2014 | Business
Keosha Varela

"When we talk about race... there's a divide when it comes to home ownership and the creation of wealth," said Mark Hugo Lopez, director of Hispanic r...

Measuring What Matters

Alan Jenkins | Posted 06.14.2014 | New York
Alan Jenkins

It's rare that we try to measure our progress in achieving the American ideal of opportunity, especially when it comes to our nation's young people.

Navigating the Rapids of Culture Change: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 06.10.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Changing ourselves changes the world. In 2013, a group of daily givers, myself included, committed to provide seed funding to a fledgling social ch...

Why Doing a Google Search Can Be So Damaging

Kelley Raleigh | Posted 06.12.2014 | Impact
Kelley Raleigh

Have you ever Googled yourself and clicked on the images tab? What if you google something you like or want to know more about, click on the images ta...

The Civil Rights Act at 50: Why We Still Need Liberation Policy

Dr. Maya Rockeymoore | Posted 06.11.2014 | Politics
Dr. Maya Rockeymoore

Hearing President Obama's speech on the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, we are encouraged by the progress America has made to live up to its promise.

Viola Davis: From Stealing Food to Survive to Stealing Scenes

Jeff Rivera | Posted 06.10.2014 | Entertainment
Jeff Rivera

I had the opportunity to talk to Davis about how she juggles motherhood, the new demands of fame, overcoming ageism and hair-ism in Hollywood and how her life has changed dramatically since The Help.

Appreciating Paul Robeson, a True Global Citizen

Murali Balaji | Posted 06.10.2014 | Black Voices
Murali Balaji

Just five days after many Americans observed the 46th anniversary of the death of one civil rights icon, the 116th birth anniversary of another icon went largely unnoticed.

What Kind of Slave Would You Have Been?

Theodore Johnson | Posted 06.08.2014 | Black Voices
Theodore Johnson

For most Americans, 12 Years provided a glimpse into the humanity that inflicted and endured the institution of slavery. For many blacks, however, the experience was a sort of out-of-body, first-person experience.

Hot 97's Shani Kulture and WBLS' Barbara De Laleu Present 'The Kulture Movement'

Marjoriet T. Matute | Posted 06.08.2014 | Black Voices
Marjoriet T. Matute

Creating "The Kulture Movement" as an initiative to help influence young adults was the original idea but instead with the help of influential friend, Barbara De Laleu, Shani Kulture set his plan in motion as a social issue that needs be addressed by the masses.

New Survey Can Help Us Demand Change

Areva Martin | Posted 06.08.2014 | Education
Areva Martin

You, too, can use a personal situation to change an entire system.

Why Racial Economic Inequality Must Be on the Agenda of the Civil Rights Summit

Dedrick Muhammad | Posted 06.07.2014 | Black Voices
Dedrick Muhammad

At the heart of racial inequality in the United States, there has always been economic inequality. By almost any economic measure -- wealth, income, homeownership, business ownership -- African Americans remain at great distance from whites, sometimes by margins that have scarcely budged in half a century.

White Americans and 'White Consciousness'

Glen Browder | Posted 06.07.2014 | Politics
Glen Browder

Racism has proven to be a continuing and confounding reality in the story of America. Efforts such as this study help us realize that there is still much to learn and "fix" in American democracy.

Civil Rights Protest Song 'We Shall Overcome' Inspires 'We Will Know,' a Hymn for the LGBT Community

Spectra | Posted 06.04.2014 | Gay Voices
Spectra

"I really wanted to contribute to the message and success of the 'It Gets Better' campaign, but couldn't find the words. I'm not a writer. I'm a musician. So it dawned on me in that moment... Music is a language at which I'm adept -- my chosen language of love and protest."

Wake Up: Economic Inequality Among Minorities No Longer Just a Minority Problem

Nia Hamm | Posted 06.04.2014 | Black Voices
Nia Hamm

Take economic opportunity away from the nation's largest minority groups and you literally sabotage the economy.

Dr. King and the Gang of Four

Rep. Charles Rangel | Posted 06.04.2014 | Politics
Rep. Charles Rangel

As minority candidates, the path each one of us walked was particularly tough. Few thought that the Gang of Four, also known as the Harlem Clubhouse, were up to the job. But we overcame great prejudice and paved the road to politics in which race was less a factor than talent.