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Educating Reformers and Activists: Dr. Howard Fuller's Powerful Example and Lessons

Paul Schmitz | Posted 11.04.2014 | Books
Paul Schmitz

Dr. Howard Fuller's new memoir, No Struggle, No Progress: A Warrior's Life from Black Power to Education Reform should be a textbook for how a leader defines and lives by the integrity of such purpose and values.

The James Brown I Remember

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 10.06.2014 | Black Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Brown was simply his own man who could embrace, identify with, and at times defend black activism. He clearly wanted the world to see and think of him as much more than an entertainer -- and he knew he'd be both praised and vilified for it.

Stokely: A Life

Arlene M. Roberts | Posted 05.05.2014 | Black Voices
Arlene M. Roberts

The material is structured, well edited and devoid of academic jargon. Yet, it took me almost four days to read the book.

The Gift of Amiri Baraka

Obery M. Hendricks, Jr., Ph.D. | Posted 03.19.2014 | Black Voices
Obery M. Hendricks, Jr., Ph.D.

If you are lucky, or blessed, you will meet someone of such wisdom, courage, creativity and conviction that their influence, the very force of their spirit, will abide with you for the rest of your life. Amiri Baraka was that person for me, as he was for so many others.

Lee Daniels' The Butler

Dwight Brown | Posted 10.14.2013 | Black Voices
Dwight Brown

It's about time. Finally a major-release film about the African American struggle for equality, told from a black man's perspective. Why has it taken Hollywood (aka the film industry) so long to do the right thing?

The Historical Failure of Black Leadership

Pascal Robert | Posted 04.06.2013 | Black Voices
Pascal Robert

What has happened to black leadership? In the face of endless statistics showing the rapid decline of whatever illusory semblance of progress blacks imagined, such signs of progress have almost evaporated in less than a decade.

White Christians: Remember Black Power?

Jennifer Harvey | Posted 04.01.2013 | Religion
Jennifer Harvey

What better way to show up this Black History Month, than as allies demonstrating that we understand that black history is white history too? A history we honor by committing to structural change for the long haul.

An Olympic Ban of Nations With Anti-Gay Policies Is a Terrible Idea

Cyd Zeigler | Posted 09.23.2012 | Gay Voices
Cyd Zeigler

No gymnast, swimmer, diver, runner or rower should be held back from the Games because of policies they have no control over. I wish people would stop trying to play politics with the hopes and dreams of these athletes.

Erykah Badu Hosts BBC Radio Series On Black Power Movement

News One | Posted 03.13.2012 | Black Voices

Erykah Badu is hosting a two-part series about the Black Power and Black Arts movement of the late '60s and '70s on BBC Radio 4 called "Black Is A Cou...

Ali, Frazier, Jackson, Stallone: Of Image, Race, Politics, and Myth

William Bradley | Posted 01.16.2012 | Politics
William Bradley

Monday's Philadelphia funeral for former heavyweight boxing champ Joe Frazier brought some old but still very salient issues back to the fore. Frazier's sudden death from liver cancer has reminded many of some uncomfortable truths.

Black Power Mixtape -- The Screen Is Burning

Jack Hidary | Posted 12.06.2011 | Black Voices
Jack Hidary

Riveting. This collection of interviews, some never seen before of key figures in the Black Power movement, is a new critical document of our country's history.

Kanye West's and Jay-Z's "Black Excellence" Gap

Victoria Coats | Posted 11.20.2011 | Black Voices
Victoria Coats

I was riding on a wave of pride -- in the rappers' boldness and the content of their message -- when I came to a disappointing halt in my enjoyment of the track. What started out as valiant social commentary has declined into a drab, somewhat sulky exaltation of "the new black elite."

Rebecca Carroll

Danny Glover Wants 'Black Power Mixtape' To Encourage Transformation

HuffingtonPost.com | Rebecca Carroll | Posted 11.13.2011 | Black Voices

"The Black Power Mixtape" feels less like a documentary and more like a photo album lovingly pasted together by foreign exchange students who stayed w...

Guess The Artist Who Created This American Flag: ANSWER

Posted 09.04.2011 | Arts

Yesterday we showed you an image of this artwork and asked you to guess the American artist, but only a third of you correctly identified the artist a...

Guess The American Artist

Posted 09.02.2011 | Arts

Well-known for their engagement with civil rights and the Black Power movement, this African American artist created this version of the American flag...

New Song: The Tea Party's Over

Abe Gurko | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Abe Gurko

I have heard just about enough from the Tea Party, the Tea Baggers, the maroons, whatever you want to call them. What country do we live in and worse, what year is this?

Dedrick Muhammad | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Dedrick Muhammad

I...

Dream Fulfilled? King, the Civil Rights Movement and Obama's America

Dedrick Muhammad | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dedrick Muhammad

The digital slide show "Dream Fulfilled? King, the Civil Rights Movement, and Obama's America," highlights less-remembered aspects of movement and reviews the racial economic inequality which has never been addressed.

(R)Evolution -- We All Want to Change Your Head

Suzette Standring | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Suzette Standring

This new multi-cultural, interracial, eco-green, techno-savvy, globally-minded young generation has made history.

Civil Rights and American Politics

Bob Starks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Bob Starks

Let us hope that Senator Obama understands the significance of all of those August 28ths that we now commemorate.

Olympic Withdrawal

Lea Lane | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lea Lane

I am grieving another end to what is probably the finest collective expression in our world, an idealistic time when for a couple of weeks we come together to celebrate talent, sportsmanship, and merit-based accomplishment.

People Who Live in Glass Houses Shouldn't Stage an Olympic Protest

Russ Wellen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Russ Wellen

Despite the severity of China's transgressions, the US remains in contention to win at least as much gold as China at the Human Rights Abuse Olympics.