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A Gift for White People Celebrating Black History Month (VIDEO)

Kerry Coddett | Posted 04.21.2014 | Black Voices
Kerry Coddett

We're halfway through Black History Month and people are already asking "Why isn't there a White History Month?" Well, that's because we celebrate white history all year long!

Re-Branded: The 'New' Republicans (VIDEO)

Jeff Kreisler | Posted 02.16.2014 | Comedy
Jeff Kreisler

The following message is brought to you by "The Republican Effort to Totally Revamp Ourselves in 2014" or... RETRO 2014.

Meet Your First Black Girlfriend And All The Things You Shouldn't Say To Her

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 01.25.2014 | Black Voices

Meet NYC-based writer and comedian, Akilah Hughes. She is your first black girlfriend. Akilah has a few things to say in the ways of love, interracial...

Reverse Racism Only Works If...

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 02.24.2014 | Black Voices

You might have heard that irksome term "reverse racism" -- the idea that racism can be directed at majority groups by people in minorities. The co...

An Amateur's Reflection on Racism, Classism Within LGBT Communities

Enrique Torre Molina | Posted 12.15.2012 | Gay Voices
Enrique Torre Molina

I have a hard time translating the concept of "people of color" with all its heavy, powerful meaning to our experience in Mexico. Race and racism are not topics present on the media, much less on off-screen daily conversations.

Why Are Some Black Folks So Upset Over Gays Getting Married?

Sam Fulwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sam Fulwood

I struggle to comprehend why folks who share my slice of the demographic pie seem to take is personally when two men or two women want to marry and live as a couple.

Obama Knows Slow and Steady Wins Race Relations

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Danny Groner

Since President-elect Barack Obama won the election last month, there's been some speculation about what this means for the American black community. ...

McCain: Same As He Ever Was

Paul Jenkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Jenkins

At some point it becomes hard to blame the traditional media for its improper coverage. Clearly, the McCain/Palin lies have not gone unnoticed -- yet, there is barely a blip in the polls.

McCain Wimps Out, Country Shrugs

Paul Jenkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Jenkins

Far from the eccentric rebel he likes to portray, McCain is a sad pawn in the religious right's attempt to maintain power in the GOP and over the country.