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Why I'd Rather Be Called a Black American Than an African-American

Slate | Aisha Harris | Posted 08.04.2014 | Black Voices

e of the first times I recall being asked the question “Where are you from?” was also one of the first times I realized that being black wasn’t ...

I Traveled to Palestine-Israel and Discovered There Is No 'Palestinian-Israeli Conflict'

Ferrari Sheppard | Posted 07.23.2014 | Politics
Ferrari Sheppard

Contrary to what's been reported in the news for years, there is no Israeli-Palestinian conflict. None, zero, zilch, diddly-squat. I can say with confidence that Palestinians have no agency.

You Are Trayvon: Instructions for My Black [and] Muslim Sons

Su'ad Abdul Khabeer | Posted 10.05.2013 | Black Voices
Su'ad Abdul Khabeer

The sons I might have one day will have unambiguously black bodies, be Muslim, marked in name and (hopefully) practice, and may also speak the Spanish tongue of their grandfather. What kind of world will they inhabit?

Don Lemon Reminds Me of Sad Similarity Between Black, Gay Communities

Alvin McEwen | Posted 09.30.2013 | Gay Voices
Alvin McEwen

Don Lemon dehumanized the African-American community by reducing it to stereotypes, much like the religious right does to the LGBT community. Certainly this is not what Lemon was trying to do, but it was something that he maybe should have realized, given that he is a black gay man.

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 ...

Stock Trading and Investing for Black Americans

Tyrone Jackson | Posted 08.12.2013 | Business
Tyrone Jackson

Learning how to invest will make a major difference in every aspect of life from where one chooses to live and raise kids to when to retire. Now, more than ever, black Americans need to be financially educated.

New Survey Takes A Snapshot Of The View From Black America

www.npr.org | Posted 06.04.2013 | Black Voices

You might think that African-Americans might be more pessimistic about their lives. The housing crisis decimated pockets of black wealth. The black un...

How Do You Define Race? Lessons From HuffPost Live

Darron T. Smith, Ph.D. | Posted 06.03.2013 | Black Voices
Darron T. Smith, Ph.D.

What occurred on this panel is so typical of how most discussions on race and racism transpire. The problem with our prior approach is the assumption that we all have a universal understanding of race in America. So, I propose that we start a new conversation.

The Responsibility to End Racism

Darron T. Smith, Ph.D. | Posted 04.19.2013 | Black Voices
Darron T. Smith, Ph.D.

White racism is a systemic phenomenon that is deeply woven in the fabric of our society and has a corrosive effect on the minds, bodies and souls of all Americans.

Black History Month 2013 Style

Debbie Hines | Posted 04.07.2013 | Black Voices
Debbie Hines

When I think of Black History Month, I reflect on the fact that black history was often deleted in the history books or inaccurately portrayed in the same books.

Janell Ross

The Road Forward: Black America Struggles To Get On Obama Agenda

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 ...

#Negrospotting Takes Center Stage at GOP Convention

Lauren Brown Jarvis | Posted 10.31.2012 | Black Voices
Lauren Brown Jarvis

Outside of GOP AA notables like Condoleeza Rice, the big tent at the GOP has been devoid of African-Americans, and the ones they do attract sound identical to the likes of Allen West, Artur Davis and Amy Holmes.

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.

Maxine Waters: Obama's Speech 'A Bit Curious'

AP | Posted 11.26.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Rep. Maxine Waters says she's not sure who President Barack Obama was talking to when he told black Americans to quit complaining a...

You're Black? How Boring

Posted 10.05.2011 | Home

About once a month, I have a conversation that—after the initial introductions are made and small talk is in full swing—goes something along these...

Zero "Zero Tolerance": Ending the Real Debt Crisis

Fagan Harris | Posted 10.04.2011 | Black Voices
Fagan Harris

The twin threats of mass incarceration and epidemic dropout rates amongst black Americans pose an unparalleled challenge to the country as a whole.

Why Blacks Know Race Is A Factor

Rev. Dr. James A. Forbes, Jr. | Posted 10.04.2011 | Black Voices
Rev. Dr. James A. Forbes, Jr.

The election of a black president was a seismic disturbance on the Richter scale of consciousness. Could some folks believe that God is disappointed that whites allowed such a thing to happen?

On Black Men

Rebecca Carroll | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Carroll

Despite the hope, as a parent raising a black son in a country very presently immersed in the horrific beauty of racial change and evolution, I am careful to remind him that there are still fences.

America's Politically Adolescent Behavior

Carol Smaldino | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carol Smaldino

In my clinical practice, I have actually seen and tried some of the ways that might represent a pathway to transition our society from a culture of hate to one of listening.

Microsoft's Photoshops Black Man Out Of Poland Advertisement

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Doing business abroad sometimes requires companies to tweak their marketing strategies. Companies often swap idiomatic phrases or images in advertisem...