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House Hunting as a Person of Color With a Child on the Way

Brandon L. Greene | Posted 07.21.2014 | Black Voices
Brandon L. Greene

As my partner and I are both attorneys who work on and in support of public education, private school was not an option for us, so we decided to look for homes further out but with highly rated public schools. At the risk of sounding naïve, I was wholly unprepared for the reality that came with prioritizing high-quality public schools in my home search.

WATCH: The Trailer For ABC's New Sitcom 'Blackish'

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 05.15.2014 | Black Voices

The announcement of ABC's Fall 2014 schedule -- and Shonda Rhimes' monopoly of the network's Thursday night primetime slots -- already gave us somethi...

Brilliant Black Fiction: Mia McKenzie's The Summer We Got Free

Yolo Akili | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Yolo Akili

Within this book's pages, I found a range of black characters with complicated intra-psychic lives, sexualities and (Thank God) relationships to the Christian church.

The Family Reunion

Charlie Nelms, Ed.D. | Posted 11.03.2013 | Black Voices
Charlie Nelms, Ed.D.

The Anderson-Stokes clan had its beginning in the late 1880s in the Mississippi Delta, amid the mosquito-infested bottom lands created by the unpredicted flooding of the Mississippi River.

Does Having A Black Family In The White House Move The Needle For African-Americans?

Posted 08.15.2013 | Black Voices

Having a black president in the White House may not have brought about the kind of change for African Americans that many anticipated -- just yet. But...

Father To Son

Steve Pemberton | Posted 09.22.2013 | Black Voices
Steve Pemberton

Here, on your 13th birthday, it's time for The Talk. No, not the one about the birds and bees. We've had that one. The other one-about what it means to be a young, black male in this country.

My South Side

Terrence Chappell | Posted 05.19.2013 | Black Voices
Terrence Chappell

I don't live life by statistics, nor do I navigate through life over selling my identity as some brand. However, my identity as a black man from the South Side of Chicago is a part of who I am.

Our Favorite Black TV and Movie Dads

Michelle Marques | Posted 06.17.2012 | Black Voices

It's Father's Day, and it's time for all of us Daddy's girls and boys to celebrate the man that was partly responsible for our place in this world. ...

SLIDESHOW: A Thanksgiving Feast Of Favorite Celebrity Black Families

Posted 11.24.2011 | Black Voices

Nothing says Thanksgiving like bringing family together. The holidays are the one time of year when brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles and cousins unite...

Making a Dad: Two Parts Old School, Two Parts New

Lamar Tyler | Posted 12.19.2011 | Black Voices
Lamar Tyler

Recently, while thinking of my own grandfather, I began to wonder, what if you could take the best parts of an old school dad and merge them with the best parts of a new school dad.

Is Marriage Equality for White People?

Maya Rupert | Posted 12.11.2011 | Black Voices
Maya Rupert

The narrative, that marriage equality is simply not something that appeals to voters of color, is untrue, and it is time we stop acting like marriage equality is only for white people. The fight for marriage equality is very much a fight about racial justice.

Welcome to BlackVoices Parenting

Rebecca Carroll | Posted 12.04.2011 | Black Voices
Rebecca Carroll

With HuffPost BlackVoices's month-long Parenting section, we hope to help you maximize your family time, and minimize the time you spend feeling frustrated by budgets and behavior and getting your kid to eat broccoli.

How Marriage Equality Can Save the Black Family

Maya Rupert | Posted 08.05.2011 | Politics
Maya Rupert

June is here. Cue the gloom and doom stories about the state of the black family, and the finger pointing as we figure out who to blame. Unfortunate...

Thank You, Dorothy Height

Terrance Heath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Terrance Heath

Thank you. Dr. Height, for your understanding and for dedicating your life to working for justice -- instead of stopping at "just us."

Big Momma Is In The (White) House

Yvonne R. Davis | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Yvonne R. Davis

Analyzed as part of the multi-generational black family, grandmothers have often served as both patriarch and matriarch, guiding the black family through the toils and crises of our time.