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Stop Bullying My Blackness: A Black History Month Wish

Tré Easton | Posted 02.19.2014 | Black Voices
Tré Easton

I've never really cared for Black History Month. I like to take the Morgan Freeman approach to these particular issues. Black history is American history and American history is black history.

The 2014 Pan African Film Festival Gives Top Award to Of Good Report

Dwight Brown | Posted 02.19.2014 | Black Voices
Dwight Brown

The 22nd annual Pan African Film Festival ran from February 6th to the 17th -- 177 feature films, docs, shorts and web series screened daily at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza in Los Angeles. Locals and out-of-towners gathered to honor black films.

Money Talks

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Rev. Al Sharpton

Companies are quick to take our dollars, but slow or non-existent to invest in our business ventures, in our ideas and in our communities. It's time for a drastic change, and as the old adage goes, money talks.

LISTEN: Don Lemon Urges Black Community On Important Subject

The Huffington Post | Danielle Cadet | Posted 09.17.2013 | Black Voices

Yesterday, the nation was rocked by yet another mass shooting that claimed the lives of 13 people and, once again, left the country asking questions a...

Don Lemon's Latest Controversial Statement

Posted 09.10.2013 | Black Voices

Who are America’s black leaders? Not the activists, or entrepreneurs, community mobilizers or preachers. According to Don Lemon, the new black leade...

March on Washington 2013: 50 Years Later, What's Stopping Us Now?

Mike Green | Posted 10.26.2013 | Black Voices
Mike Green

Dr. King would be proud of the new legacy personified by President Obama. What's stopping us from getting off the sidelines and into the game with him? In like manner to 20th century technology, excuses today are obsolete.

Is It Time For A Black Emoji?

Posted 08.23.2013 | Black Voices

First, black twitter gets a wiki page, now there's a group petitioning Apple to add more diversity to emoji symbols. The petition prompt reads: "Of...

Do We Live In A Colorblind Society? Half of Americans Say No

AP | HOPE YEN | Posted 10.22.2013 | Black Voices

WASHINGTON -- Has the U.S. achieved Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream of a colorblind society? Fewer than half of all Americans say the country has made ...

QUIZ: Was This Said In 1963 Or 2013?

Posted 08.22.2013 | Black Voices

2013 has been filled with racially charged moments. From the Zimmerman Trial to stop-and-frisk laws, race relations and the progress of Black America ...

Looking for Televised Insight Into Black Condition Is Hopeless

Jason Whitlock | Posted 09.28.2013 | Black Voices
Jason Whitlock

The uniqueness of the black American experience and the side effects of that experience are not difficult to relate to, convey or understand. It's just that most pundits and broadcasters are far too lazy, scared and convinced of viewer ignorance to go beyond simple-minded, attention-grabbing sound bites.

Danielle Cadet

Still Climbing: The Progress And Promise Of Black America

HuffingtonPost.com | Danielle Cadet | Posted 07.28.2013 | Black Voices

This article is the last in the Huffington Post series examining the state of Black America. To read more, click here. “Free in 63.” In the la...

Trayvon Martin, the Voting Rights Act, the Repeal of DOMA and The Sin Warriors: We Are All Connected

Janet Mason | Posted 09.25.2013 | Books
Janet Mason

Unfortunately, it is safe to assume that had the U.S. Supreme Court not reached its verdict in 1967, many states would have kept their laws against interracial marriage for as long as they could.

This Week In Huffington Magazine

Arianna Huffington | Posted 09.25.2013 | Black Voices
Arianna Huffington

In this week's issue, against the backdrop of the Trayvon Martin case, the decision weakening the Voting Rights Act, and Detroit's bankruptcy, Howard Fineman looks at how far we still are from true equality for African-Americans.

Book Excerpt: He's a Different Kind of Black

Bruce Reyes-Chow | Posted 09.23.2013 | Books
Bruce Reyes-Chow

As I mentioned in the opening chapter about Lorenzo, I attended high school in Sacramento, California, in the mid-1980s. The community of my upbringing was middle-class, Asian-American, and suburban.

Huffington Issue 59: Black America, Immortality And Much More

Posted 07.23.2013 | Huffington

This week in Huffington, we reflect on how far black America has come since Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his “I Have a Dream” speech 50 years ago,...

Dear Black Americans, Please Don't Disappoint Us

Jamil Jivani | Posted 09.21.2013 | Black Voices
Jamil Jivani

In order for us to make the most of this groundswell of interest in law, policy, and activism, we need Black Americans to embrace their responsibility as global leaders. It's up to you for justice to again be one of America's exports to the world.

President Barack Obama Is 'The Man'

Michael A. Hardy | Posted 09.21.2013 | Black Voices
Michael A. Hardy

It took just 19 minutes for American history to be substantially altered this past Friday, July 19, 2013. As is often the case, some of the most poig...

Reflecting on the Trayvon Martins of Our World and Our Responsibility to Them

John Hope Bryant | Posted 09.21.2013 | Black Voices
John Hope Bryant

Left alone to eat his Skittles and move about his business, Trayvon would still be alive today. He was not playing with the social fire that, respectfully I say, my childhood friend George was. But I cannot help but draw the association between these two senseless childhood deaths.

Arthur Delaney

Black Unemployment Drives 'Perpetual, Slow-Moving Recession'

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 07.22.2013 | Black Voices

This article is part of a Huffington Post series examining the state of Black America. To read more, click here. BRYANS ROAD, Md. -- Tatia Pritchet...

Not Everybody Liked Obama's Trayvon Speech

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 09.20.2013 | Black Voices
Shirin Sadeghi

Obama's speech hit all the right notes -- there is no question that he addressed the primary issues many people of color have been deeply concerned about on this topic -- and it almost felt good to hear him talk about the "pain" and "experience" of black America. It almost felt good -- but it didn't.

Howard Fineman

'Still Not Free': It's 2013, And Black America's Hit Again

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 07.22.2013 | Black Voices

This article is the first in a Huffington Post series examining the state of Black America. WASHINGTON -- Elijah Cummings, 62 years old, has lived ...

'Still Not Free': A HuffPost Original Series

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.28.2013 | Black Voices

Fifty years ago this summer, at the March On Washington, the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered a speech that forever altered the national ...

Hip-Hop and the Globalization of 'Nigga'

Nicolas B. Aziz | Posted 09.08.2013 | Black Voices
Nicolas B. Aziz

Hip-hop has globalized "nigga," morphing its role into much more than the casual conversational term that it served as for decades exclusively within black America. So should blacks in America be mad at this harsh reality?

Black America Shouldn't Give Obama A Pass

www.washingtonpost.com | Posted 06.05.2013 | Black Voices

I hope President Obama appreciates the grand bargain he’s getting from African Americans: unwavering support, stratospheric approval rating, muted e...

Barack Obama's Morehouse Moment

Jarrett L. Carter | Posted 07.19.2013 | Black Voices
Jarrett L. Carter

Barack Obama visited Morehouse College on Sunday to give a refrain on the responsibility of Morehouse Men and black America to find dignity and progress in self-reliance, a refrain that has simultaneously proven exciting and excruciating for African Americans over the last four years.