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On Leadership: Sunburned Black Folks

John Hope Bryant | Posted 07.07.2013 | Black Voices
John Hope Bryant

This just makes me smile, because it completely neutralizes the backwards theory of and around this crazy thing called race and racism. While in the...

Django Unopened -- My DVD Revelation

Howard Jordan Jr. | Posted 06.24.2013 | Black Voices
Howard Jordan Jr.

I'm mad at the N-word itself. I'm mad at the history around it. I'm mad at the idea of who can, or can't say it, and why.

We Are Our Solution

Brandy Williams | Posted 06.10.2013 | Black Voices
Brandy Williams

During the Civil Rights Movement, blacks understood that America was not built for our betterment, and so we marched the streets, demanded better, educated ourselves on issues and laws and took up arms for justice and equality. Why are we waiting now?

Can Love Overcome Race in Transracial Adoption?

Darron T. Smith, Ph.D. | Posted 02.28.2013 | Black Voices
Darron T. Smith, Ph.D.

The recent explosion in transracial adoptions within United States, especially by high profile celebrities, sends an inaccurate message to ordinary Americans that race, racism and the persistence of discrimination has all but faded from our national memory

If Ann Coulter Were Black

David Dent | Posted 04.24.2013 | Black Voices
David Dent

It must be so frustrating to be an Obama-hater now. Perhaps it is like being a liberal who did not consider Ronald Reagan to be the God of the White House in the '80s.

Many Of King's Dreams Still Haven't Come True

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 01.21.2013 | Business

Today we remember the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.: the man who laid out his dream for a more equal America nearly 50 years ago. Unfortunately, we...

Janell Ross

The Road Forward: Black America Struggles To Get On Obama Agenda | Janell Ross | Posted 01.22.2013 | Black Voices

WASHINGTON -- Less than a month after President Barack Obama won his second term, the National Urban League summoned Bernard Anderson to a meeting in ...

AIDS Ministries: Using A New Model Via Black Pastors | Kelli Goff | Posted 02.11.2013 | Black Voices

From Martin Luther King Jr. and the fight for civil rights in the 1960s to Rev. Al Sharpton and the fight against racial profiling and police brutalit...

Let's Radically Engage in Reclaiming the Root of Philanthropy

BlackAndBrownNews | Posted 01.15.2013 | Black Voices

Ideas and images of present-day philanthropy frequently fail to resonate and, worse yet, serve to alienate black Americans. Particularly unsettling is the stunning absence of black people in representations of philanthropists.

Election 2012: A Second Referendum on Race?

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 12.28.2012 | Politics
Clarence B. Jones

Notwithstanding the importance of the economy, the historic issue of race and race relations in America continues to be the common denominator in the elections of 2008 and again today in 2012.

America's Future, a Choice in Black and White

Deepak Chopra | Posted 07.07.2012 | Politics
Deepak Chopra

For 40 years, ever since Nixon's law-and-order agenda gave the impetus, the trend in social policy has been skewed to eliminate compassion and focus entirely on rule breaking.

Where is Black America?

Hermene Hartman | Posted 06.30.2012 | Black Voices
Hermene Hartman

What happened? Who is to blame for this increase in racism? Is it still 2012 or did somebody turn the clock backwards? What happened to the progress? What happened to the change of attitudes?

The (Forgotten) Black Walt Disney: Jim Simon

Network Awesome | Posted 06.13.2012 | Black Voices
Network Awesome

The man they once called "the Black Walt Disney" doesn't even have a Wikipedia page and the collected clips of his original work on YouTube don't even add up to seven full minutes, but the scant few items of substance that Google can come up with tell a fascinating story.

3 Ways to Save America's Black Boys, Pt. 1 of 3

Mike Green | Posted 05.08.2012 | Black Voices
Mike Green

Whenever someone thinks they have few bullet points of supreme wisdom that can save the world, sane people instantly roll their eyes. The insanely cur...

An Open Letter to Black America

Christian Finnegan | Posted 03.18.2012 | Comedy
Christian Finnegan

So yesterday was Martin Luther King Day and now that we White Folks are done patting ourselves on the back for our enlightened views on Race, I'd like to take a moment to cop to the hypocrisy of it all.

Touching the Untouchables in a Rural Indian Village

Jim Luce | Posted 03.17.2012 | World
Jim Luce

I have been privileged to visit two "Untouchable" villages while here on pilgrimage in India -- the first about four miles outside Bodh Gaya in Bihar province, and the other about four hours south of here, in the village of Dumri in Jharkhand province.

Now Dig Kellie Jones Talking About Art and Black Los Angeles: Part 2

Dr. Tukufu Zuberi | Posted 03.13.2012 | Black Voices
Dr. Tukufu Zuberi

I recently visited an art exhibit chronicling the legacy of art in Black Los Angeles. The show is called "Now Dig This! Art & Black Los Angeles 1960-1980, " and I sat down to speak with the curator of the exhibit, Kellie Jones. Here's the second part of that conversation.

Now Dig Kellie Jones Talking About Art and Black Los Angeles

Dr. Tukufu Zuberi | Posted 03.10.2012 | Black Voices
Dr. Tukufu Zuberi

I recently visited an art exhibit chronicling the legacy of art in Black Los Angeles. The show is at the UCLA Hammer Museum and is called "Now Dig This! Art & Black Los Angeles 1960-1980." I sat down to speak with the curator of the exhibit, Kellie Jones.

The Transformative Power of African-American Artists

Juanita Moore | Posted 01.16.2012 | Detroit
Juanita Moore

African-American art has been and can continue to be a catalyst in Detroit, home to many of the country's largest and most significant individually owned African-American art collections.

Black America's $100M investment experiment

Mike Green | Posted 12.05.2011 | Black Voices
Mike Green

What if Zuckerberg had challenged innovative Black entrepreneurs across the nation, rather than students, to compete for 1,000 cash prizes of $100000 each?

White Speculators, Black Area Foreclosures

John I. Gilderbloom | Posted 11.10.2011 | Business
John I. Gilderbloom

Foreclosures continue to devastate millions of families and the communities in which they live. But it is not reckless or greedy homeowners who are the problem.

Dr. King, a Monumental Man

Janet Langhart Cohen | Posted 10.21.2011 | Black Voices
Janet Langhart Cohen

Lke Dr. King, we have not yet arrived in the Promised Land. Yes, there's a black man in the White House. Barack Obama is there as President of the United States. But one man doesn't erase the persistence of racism in America and its grim consequences.

Taking Ownership of the American Dream

Michael Steele | Posted 10.04.2011 | Black Voices
Michael Steele

African-Americans' 21st century reality is simply this: it's time to stand for something different. The debate we're having is no longer productive. It's time for solutions that come from us, from within our house, our family and ultimately our community as a whole.

No Excuses: Galvanizing Black Innovation and Capital

Mike Green | Posted 06.20.2011 | Business
Mike Green

It is time for Black America to invest in developing a private capital equity investment infrastructure and a high-growth entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Venture Capitalists Aren't Investing In Black Entrepreneurs

Mike Green | Posted 06.05.2011 | Business
Mike Green

Investing in high-growth companies creates jobs while generating more wealth for investors. The formula has worked for the private venture capital investment community. Unfortunately, no such active community exists in black America.