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Young Black Men Send A Serious Message In A Stylish Way

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 04.16.2014 | Black Voices

A group of young Black and Latino men are letting the world know that they are far from the image of violent, uneducated and unkempt individuals that ...

How It Feels When White Women Cross to the Other Side of the Street

Gordon Braxton | Posted 04.14.2014 | Black Voices
Gordon Braxton

I can relate to the experience of white women speeding up, altering their paths, clutching their belongings or casting wary glances in my presence.

This Sexual Assault Victim Didn't Report Her Rape Because She Wanted to Protect Me

Gordon Braxton | Posted 04.10.2014 | Black Voices
Gordon Braxton

"I never pressed charges because I wanted to protect you. I couldn't bear to see another black man in jail."

LOOK: 17 Reasons Why We Love Bearded Boys!

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 04.03.2014 | Black Voices

If you haven't already noticed, beards are back! Well, they really didn't go anywhere but the whiskered look is definitely enjoying quite the resurgen...

Asking for More for Young Black Gay Men

Matthew Rose | Posted 04.01.2014 | Gay Voices
Matthew Rose

These goals seek to further the abilities of these young men, who grew up in a world that gives them ample examples of the price of business as usual. However they sit at a point of change, to move the needle is a different direction.

Lupita: Black Beauty's Intimate Revolution

Esther Armah | Posted 03.20.2014 | Black Voices
Esther Armah

So many black women have an intimate relationship with rejection when it comes to their own beauty. That relationship has a legacy that walks with them today.

Yes, My Little Brother Steals My Beauty Products

Justine Kay | Posted 03.12.2014 | Style
Justine Kay

Christian is just fortunate enough to be my curious, needy, bothersome little brother. But I'll be honest, I also love having him as my lab rat.

'My Brother's Keeper' Is a Keeper

Nia Hamm | Posted 03.07.2014 | Black Voices
Nia Hamm

On its face, sure, the President's initiative seems small. In fact the $150 million that has already been invested in the program could probably go a long way to improving circumstances for male youth of color in Chicago alone. But it is a step in the right direction.

Opportunity for All Demands All of Us

Martin J. Blank | Posted 03.06.2014 | Education
Martin J. Blank

Contributors: Kwesi Rollins, Director, Leadership Programs at the Institute for Educational Leadership and Reuben Jacobson, Senior Research Associate ...

New Online Publication Highlights the Altruism of Black Males

Christopher Norris | Posted 04.05.2014 | Black Voices
Christopher Norris

2014 Echoing Green Search Partner Techbook Online Publishes "The Black His-Story Book: A Collection of Narratives from Black Male Mentors." In an eff...

PHOTOS: Here's What Zimmerman's Paintings Should Actually Look Like

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 01.31.2014 | Black Voices

George Zimmerman is back in the news with more of his poorly thought-out and rather distasteful paintings. The Associated Press is now threatening leg...

Brazil's Undeclared War on Young Black Men

Gary Barker, Ph.D. | Posted 03.31.2014 | World
Gary Barker, Ph.D.

Brazil is a vast, varied and amazing country of tremendous potential that is increasingly assuming a role on the international stage. But its potential will only be fully achieved when it ends the subtle and overt racism and the social exclusion behind the war on its young black men.

A Cure for the N-Word

Jessica Ann Mitchell | Posted 03.30.2014 | Black Voices
Jessica Ann Mitchell

The next time, you hear someone call themselves by this term, try not to engage in respectability politics. Because simply being "respectable" won't save us and never has. Instead, if the person is open to it, use it as a learning moment.

'Signs A Man Might Be On The Down Low' Demonstrates How Women Create Their Own Fears

Te-Erika Patterson | Posted 03.22.2014 | Black Voices
Te-Erika Patterson

Everywhere you turn there's another strike against her. She's too fat. She's too Black. She speaks too "white." She's not educated enough.

#theFword: The Missionary's Position

Esther Armah | Posted 02.10.2014 | Impact
Esther Armah

Apartheid was war. The casualty of all war is innocent life. The legacy of that war is trauma, which, for so many South Africans still remains untreated. South Africa's landscape and soil is grave to children's bones and bravery.

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

Dwight Brown | Posted 01.26.2014 | Black Voices
Dwight Brown

There is so much more to Mandela's life story, and this revealing bio-film fleshes out those details while definitively establishing the psyche of a man who is best described as an earthly saint.

Where Are the Black Men at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill?

Marybeth Gasman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Black Voices
Marybeth Gasman

In order to serve black men in the most effective, efficient, and just ways, we need all colleges and universities to examine their practices that keep black men out and that work against black student male success.

Black Men at UCLA: The Devastating Effects of Proposition 209

Julie J. Park | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Julie J. Park

Racial diversity in the demography of a student body is a necessary but insufficient condition for healthy campus climate diversity.

Everything Is the NEW BLACK: REALLY!

Earl Smith, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Earl Smith, Ph.D.

We are personally and professionally offended by this co-opting of the very worst experiences that African Americans in this country endured by marginalized groups and by those who write about them and make films about them.

Black Women, Interracial Dating, and Marriage: What's Love Got to Do With It?

Tiya Miles | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Tiya Miles

Whiteness has been a privileged and prized identity in the U.S.; our national culture has made it this way. So when black men select white women and de-select black women, they are doing so in a context of charged racial meanings.

WATCH: Black Men Share Their Stories Of Coming Out To Their Fathers

Posted 10.24.2013 | Black Voices

Coming out can be difficult for anyone to do. But in the black community, where men are expected to be "rigid, hard and tough", it can be especially c...

Young and (Unabashedly) Black and Male and on Behalf of Myself, In Defense of Myself

Marcus Lee | Posted 09.29.2013 | Black Voices
Marcus Lee

What makes this (unsurprising and frustrating) conflation particularly odd is that this conversation is being had without young Black men being present in the room.

Reflecting on Trayvon: From a Father Who Never Had to Have "The Talk"

David M. Abromowitz | Posted 09.22.2013 | Politics
David M. Abromowitz

Maybe it is time many of us have a different kind of "talk" with our teens -- and with our friends and neighbors. We need to initiate talks about our assumptions, and what we will do to overcome them.

Beyond a Lunchbox to the Head: President Obama and the Embrace of Trayvon Martin

David Wall Rice | Posted 09.22.2013 | Black Voices
David Wall Rice

The president's remarks were important. They were historic. But there is still extension needed to this start of his. There is a mountain to climb regarding the relentless marginalizing of black men and black boys that is cyclical between popular culture, everyday practice and policy.

To My Unborn Sons: 'A Bounty Has Been Placed On Your Head. Your Price: Worthless.'

Amber Walker | Posted 09.13.2013 | Black Voices
Amber Walker

I love you already more than you'll ever know, and you're not even here yet. At the same time, I'm terrified to bring you into this world. Today, as generations before me have done, I will continue to hold on to hope. I will continue to believe that we can and will survive this blatant assault to our identity.