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Renisha McBride, Trayvon Martin And How Race & Gender Have Affected Coverage

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 07.24.2014 | Black Voices

It's no secret -- the Trayvon Martin and Renisha McBride killings have striking similarities. Both were young black victims and in each case, the kill...

Why I Can't Watch the Video of the NYPD Murdering Eric Garner

Christopher Norris | Posted 07.21.2014 | Black Voices
Christopher Norris

Taxpayer-funded hate crimes, like the murder of Eric Garner, is particularly traumatizing to blacks who are already distrustful of police.

The Latest 'Dear White People' PSA Will Crack You Up

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 07.21.2014 | Black Voices

We've all heard the stereotype that black men are, uh, well-endowed in the nether region. However, this playful PSA from our favorite folks from th...

Three Myths Hurting Young Black Men and Boys

Michael Nutter | Posted 06.26.2014 | Black Voices
Michael Nutter

As a result of these myths, we're putting an entire generation at a severe disadvantage and wasting the lives of millions of people who, with reasonable investment, could become vital contributors to our economy and society.

For Colored Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Was Not Enough

Diriye Osman | Posted 06.25.2014 | Gay Voices
Diriye Osman

When I was a kid growing up in Kenya, I imagined that one day I would step out of the closet and find a sense of brotherhood and belonging in the beautiful, rainbow flag-waving LGBT community. But the reality differed a great deal from my dreams.

A Third to Prison, a Third to War, a Third to College: The Game of Chance with Ambassador Young

Maya Horgan | Posted 06.20.2014 | Black Voices
Maya Horgan

I see a common theme in the African American community -- a tolerance of the current state. "This system wasn't made for us, that's just how it is," I hear. This mentality permeates through world famous academics, and is widely read in higher education.

Black and White in Gay Cape Town

Jeremy Helligar | Posted 07.29.2014 | Gay Voices
Jeremy Helligar

The implication: It was OK to kiss me in the hallway of a dark club on Saturday night, but he wasn't interested in me as a multi-dimensional human being or, presumably, being seen in public with me in the harsh, unforgiving light of day.

I Just Called the Cops On a Group of Young Black Boys

Rana Campbell | Posted 07.21.2014 | Black Voices
Rana Campbell

I wasn't expecting my walk home to be like this at all. "I just called the cops on a group of young black boys. I feel horrible." I'd just entered m...

Growing Up Black And Nerdy

Sidney Fussell | Posted 07.14.2014 | Black Voices
Sidney Fussell

The image of black masculinity as criminal and terrifying, remarkably uniform across video games and news media, led to me questioning and resenting my own blackness.

Series Explores Life For Black Men In America

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 05.12.2014 | Black Voices

It’s been almost a year since George Zimmerman was found not guilty in the murder trial of Trayvon Martin. Still, the discussion it stirred about th...

With Liberty and Justice for All?

J. Randall O'Brien | Posted 07.06.2014 | Politics
J. Randall O'Brien

We are, this year, 50 years removed from the civil rights movement's "Freedom Summer" of 1964. To be sure, changes in our society have been nothing short of revolutionary. Yet over half a century later, one wonders if white supremacy remains rooted in the American psyche. Is there a racial caste system in America?

On the Need to Validate Young Black Men

David A. Love | Posted 06.30.2014 | Black Voices
David A. Love

An African-American presidency does not make a post-racial society, but creates a racial backlash. Black men are the perennial defendants, guilty until proven innocent of no crimes in particular, and everything in general.

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 06.14.2014 | 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 06.10.2014 | 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 06.01.2014 | 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 05.18.2014 | 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 05.12.2014 | 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 05.07.2014 | 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 05.05.2014 | 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.