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Does Being Latina Exclude Me From Being Black?

Icess Fernandez Rojas | Posted 11.12.2014 | Latino Voices
Icess Fernandez Rojas

Why, in this modern age, do I have to prove myself? Why do I have to prove my Blackness or my Latina heritage while denying the other exists? Being Afro-Latina doesn't exclude me from being everything else I am -- Black, Southerner, writer.

LOOK: Garcelle Beauvais' Children's Book Teaches Kids All About Diversity

Posted 08.05.2013 | Black Voices

When actress Garcelle Beauvais first arrived in Massachusetts from Haiti, it was the first time she felt different from those around her. "When I went...

Judge Me Not By the Texture of My Hair But By the Content of My Character

Damona Hoffman | Posted 06.10.2013 | Black Voices
Damona Hoffman

When I was born with a caramel hue and a head full of dark, wavy hair, my mother proclaimed, "My prayers were answered. You got the long hair like Betty.

The Color of Love

Nikki Johnson-Huston, Esq. | Posted 05.21.2013 | Black Voices
Nikki Johnson-Huston, Esq.

Once people find out I am married to a white man they are always curious to know what it's like being in an interracial marriage. The most common questions are related to what his family thinks about our marriage and whether we face discrimination.

Inspire Yourself

Corey Gaines | Posted 04.10.2012 | Sports
Corey Gaines

There are a lot of people that believe the path is already set for them or they don't have options, but none of that is true. If you want something changed, change it yourself. Don't wait for someone else to come along. Only rely on yourself to get you to where you want to be.

Love is Blind

Rebecca Walker | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Walker

What if blindness bridged the gap between different races, different economic and educational backgrounds and an age difference sometimes called May-December?

It's OK to Say Black

Jennifer Trannon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jennifer Trannon

Why are people so afraid to say "the Black guy?" It comes from the PC movement but go ahead, I'm giving you permission. It's OK to say Black.

Being Biracial and Black in the Age of Obama

Casey Gane-McCalla | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Casey Gane-McCalla

When Obama was born, it was illegal in 16 states for blacks to mary whites. Today the product of a relationship between a black man and a white woman is the President of the United States.