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College: A Third Grader's Dilemma

Nikkya Hargrove | Posted 10.30.2014 | Education
Nikkya Hargrove

As I reflect on the very different journeys I took from that of my mother's, I can't help but ask, why? Why didn't she want a better future for herself?

Eerie Interiors

ZOOM interiors | Posted 10.30.2014 | HuffPost Home
ZOOM interiors

Halloween is one of the cheesiest traditions. That's right, cheesy. It is supposed to be scary, yet somehow it turns into a cheesefest, stinky enough to make Switzerland proud.

Black Women Less Biased Against 'Masculine' STEM Fields

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 10.24.2014 | Education
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

The research team tested participants at an unconscious level through an implicit association test. They were able to look at the way the participants internally felt about STEM gender biases.

Illinois Is Killing Black Opportunity

Hilary Gowins | Posted 10.24.2014 | Politics
Hilary Gowins

Illinois is home to a vicious cycle that prevents its black residents from reaching their full potential, and too little attention is being paid to the numbers driving it.

Navy Blue Is The New Black

The Huffington Post | Megan Mayer | Posted 10.20.2014 | Style

Now that we're solidly into fall that means that winter is just around the corner. But you know what that means -- winter colors! No more summer brig...

The Price Of Black Life: A Response To Sperm Bank Lawsuit Over Black Baby

Janessa E. Robinson | Posted 10.03.2014 | Black Voices
Janessa E. Robinson

Perhaps only cognitive dissonance could possibly define the couple's "deep love" for their daughter while simultaneously objecting to an essential part of her existence, her Blackness.

An Open Letter to Black America: Why You Should Want the Redskins Name Changed, Too

Gyasi Ross | Posted 10.01.2014 | Black Voices
Gyasi Ross

Just like school districts had to do with segregation in Brown v. Board of Education, the NFL should have to explain why it's OK to treat Natives different than every other race.

DIWhyNot: DIY Snakeskin Sneakers

Mr. Kate | Posted 09.19.2014 | Style
Mr. Kate

DIYing is fun, theraputic, budget friendly and above all else, creative! This new series, 'DIWhyNot' is dedicated to saying "why not!" and trying yo...

Grace vs. Niceness in Interracial Dialogue

Morgan Guyton | Posted 09.05.2014 | Religion
Morgan Guyton

How can we define the distinction between niceness and grace? I would say that niceness refers to the complex dance of smiling, posturing, innuendo, laughter, self-deprecation, etc. that keeps a conversation pleasant and easygoing. Niceness doesn't always mean that you're being loving.

My Story of Depression, Culture and Community

Giovannah Philippeaux | Posted 09.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Giovannah Philippeaux

My family did the best they could, but like in many Caribbean and African-American families, the symptoms and afflictions of depression were never addressed. At best, you get prayed over or, in my case, you get offered the option of an exorcism.

The Changing, Militarized Face of Policing Shatters Public Trust and Confidence

Gary Pieters | Posted 10.20.2014 | Black Voices
Gary Pieters

I am still trying to deconstruct why the Ferguson community's outpouring of grief, loss and anger was met with such an impersonal, aggressive and unrelenting show of militarized police use of force uncharacteristic of peacetime policing.

Ferguson and Israel

Rabbi Menachem Creditor | Posted 10.20.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Menachem Creditor

Since none of us are sleeping, perhaps we can be anxious in solidarity, navigating our ways through unending night.

I'm Black and 'Well-Behaved,' but I'm Still Mike Brown

Tiffany Aliche | Posted 10.20.2014 | Black Voices
Tiffany Aliche

I hate the fact that people pretend that if you're black and keep out of trouble and do the "right" things, you'll be protected. That's a lie! I've never been in trouble, yet I'm almost always afraid of law enforcement. I've seen too many things to feel safe.

Is It True That Everybody Uses Racist Language?

Daniel Cubias | Posted 10.20.2014 | Latino Voices
Daniel Cubias

I must be the most serene dude on the planet, because I swear to you that I have never hurled a racial invective at someone. No, not even when I was a kid. And no, not even when I was drunk. I'm not boasting, because it would be pretty sad if I wanted kudos just for avoiding hateful insults. To me, that should be basic behavior.

Without Anger There Is Only Sadness: Reflections On The Killing Of Mike Brown

Farai Chideya | Posted 10.14.2014 | Black Voices
Farai Chideya

If we are going to transform this society, we have to have a belief that it is transformable. That does not mean we know the time-clock or how much our actions will help in the short term. But it does mean we are committed.

Black Orfeus: Samba at the Thalia

Christopher Atamian | Posted 10.03.2014 | Arts
Christopher Atamian

Marcel Camus' 1959 Golden Palme winner Black Orpheus is a study in filmmaking genius. Set against the background of Carnival in Rio in one of the out...

Meet 19-Year Old Vine Star Behind 'Shopping While Black''

Shira Lazar | Posted 09.22.2014 | Black Voices
Shira Lazar

Vine user Rashid Polo posted a Vine that pulled millions of views overnight. We spoke to him about being a new Vine star, and the important message ...

Mental Health in the Black Community

Krystal Reddick | Posted 09.10.2014 | Black Voices
Krystal Reddick

There is stigma in every racial and ethnic community around mental health, but especially so in the black community. But there is nothing more important than self-care. It is not a sign of weakness to ask for help. We were not meant to soldier on alone. We are part of communities for a reason.

A Third to Prison, a Third to War, a Third to College: The Game of Chance with Ambassador Young

Maya Horgan | Posted 08.18.2014 | Black Voices
Maya Horgan

I see a common theme in the African American community -- a tolerance of the current state. "This system wasn't made for us, that's just how it is," I hear. This mentality permeates through world famous academics, and is widely read in higher education.

NO SECURITY: Action/ Time/ Vision

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 08.10.2014 | Huffpost Code
Michael Nirenberg

Artists are using code to consider the nature of reality, which of course has been a philosophical quest since the beginning of time. Coding not only influences content, but also form.

My Five-Year-Old Black Son Is Color Conscious

Nicole Lavonne Smith | Posted 07.13.2014 | Black Voices
Nicole Lavonne Smith

The reality is, our son shouldn't and doesn't have to hide his enthusiasm for positively identifying with blackness.

See Me As a Woman First, a Black Woman Second

Dr. Misee Harris | Posted 07.08.2014 | Entertainment
Dr. Misee Harris

We are just as diverse a population as any other race or culture of women. We deserve to see that diversity reflected in the television programs we watch.

The Year in Racism

Dale Hansen | Posted 07.06.2014 | Politics
Dale Hansen

When a celebrity get busted for driving drunk with an ounce of cocaine, they at least admit to having a problem and check into a clinic. When a politician gets caught having an affair, they at least suggest they have let people down and get counseling. But for some reason being racist is the only sin that provides political cover.

The Black Man in the White House: Racism Is Alive and Well in America

Gerry Myers | Posted 07.05.2014 | Politics
Gerry Myers

While many say racism is over and point to the fact that America has its first black president, Barack Obama's election actually ignited racial tension in the country, rather than ending it.

24 Ways To Make Black Work For Spring

Refinery29 | Jessica Velez | Posted 04.16.2014 | Style

Whenever you hear that something else is the new black, don’t believe it for a second. Why? That’s easy: The ultra-dark hue will always be classic...