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Flavor Flav Snags A Plea Deal

AP | KEN RITTER | Posted 04.18.2014 | Black Voices

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Entertainer Flavor Flav pleaded guilty Monday to reduced charges and was sentenced to probation and more counseling in a Las Vegas ...

Belafonte, MLK Jr. Estate Settle Document Lawsuit

AP | Posted 04.11.2014 | Black Voices

NEW YORK (AP) — Lawyers say Harry Belafonte will retain possession of historical documents he acquired during his friendship with Martin Luther King...

What Kind of Slave Would You Have Been?

Theodore Johnson | Posted 04.08.2014 | Black Voices
Theodore Johnson

For most Americans, 12 Years provided a glimpse into the humanity that inflicted and endured the institution of slavery. For many blacks, however, the experience was a sort of out-of-body, first-person experience.

The Real Madness: College Athletes Who Can't Read

Eric Cooper | Posted 04.04.2014 | Black Voices
Eric Cooper

The real tragedy is the lost opportunity for colleges to help change for the better the trajectory of college athletes' academic careers, even for those who were passed through deficient middle and high schools.

Alabama Prepares For Major Civil Rights Anniversary

AP | PHILLIP RAWLS | Posted 03.26.2014 | Black Voices

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The 50th anniversary of the Selma-to-Montgomery voting rights march is a year away, and both cities are making plans to draw...

Numbers Soar For Black Moviegoers

Posted 04.01.2014 | Black Voices

2013 was a pivotal year in black film, with the release of several motion pictures highlighting black history and the black experience, and a historic...

Joy Resmovits

The Nation's Most Segregated Schools Aren't Where You'd Think They'd Be

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.26.2014 | Black Voices

NEW YORK -- The nation's most segregated schools aren't in the deep south -- they're in New York, according to a report released Tuesday by the Univer...

Porsha Walks Away Empty-Handed From Divorce Settlement

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 03.18.2014 | Black Voices

Three months after the divorce of Kordell Stewart and Porsha Williams, details about the former couple's settlement have surfaced. TMZ reports that...

Mary Mary Singer Talks Solo Debut & Controversial Photo

Associated Press | JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr. | Posted 03.18.2014 | Black Voices

ATLANTA (AP) -- When Mary Mary singer Erica Campbell decided to tell her sister Tina she wanted to pursue a solo career outside the Grammy-winning duo...

Generation "Why-Can't-I-Have-It-Right-Now?!"

Kelsey Minor | Posted 03.07.2014 | Black Voices
Kelsey Minor

It's something I've always known, but since moving to New York City my eyes have really been opened to the truth of a generation that lacks energy, fo...

Mainstream American Media, This Isn't a Black Man Ranting

Ernest Owens | Posted 03.02.2014 | Black Voices
Ernest Owens

As a young, black male, I have endured the constant belittlement and disregard for men that look like myself on your TV screens and websites. Every time I see a male public figure of color speak about education, race, politics and society, they are labeled as giving a 'rant.'

Why We Won't Back Down

Ernest Owens | Posted 02.24.2014 | Black Voices
Ernest Owens

Overcoming those humble beginnings and avoiding the "thug life" brought me to an Ivy League institution where I expected that as much as I had left that life behind me, so would the privileged individuals who never had experienced it. I was mistaken.

WATCH: Mama Joyce Continues To Throw Shade At Kandi's Fiancé

Posted 02.25.2014 | Black Voices

In the latest salvo in their ongoing feud, "Real Housewives of Atlanta" star Kandi Burruss appeared alongside her fiancé, Todd Tucker, and her mother...

Faulty Florida So Listen Up Young Man

Kelsey Minor | Posted 02.19.2014 | Black Voices
Kelsey Minor

I remain baffled by the stand your ground law in Florida. Maybe someone can explain it in simple terms to me, because it appears what the state needs is a mind your business law.

The Truth About Slavery in Pennsylvania

Brian Hanley | Posted 04.14.2014 | Politics
Brian Hanley

Compared to the five gradual abolition acts passed in northern states between 1780 and 1804, Pennsylvania's was by far the most limited in scope. It liberated not a single individual, and choked out slavery only by degrees.

WATCH: Tamar Throws Shade Towards Sister's Relationship With Kordell

Posted 02.10.2014 | Black Voices

Kordell Stewart and Porsha Williams’ public split has been a hot topic, particularly when it comes to the former couple’s new dating life. And whi...

Murder Trial Opens For Florida Man Who Killed Jordan Davis

Reuters | Posted 04.05.2014 | Black Voices

(Recasts with jury selection starting, length of trial, sequestering of jury) By Susan Cooper Eastman JACKSONVILLE, Fla...

Henry Louis Gates' Acclaimed PBS Docu-Series Heads To DVD

The Philadelphia Inquirer | Tirdad Derakhshani | Posted 04.01.2014 | Black Voices

The 2008 election of Barack Obama as the 44th president of the United States symbolized for some Americans an end to the 500-year history of subjugati...

Magic On Rodman's North Korea Trip: 'It's Pathetic'

Posted 02.03.2014 | Black Voices

Dennis Rodman’s most recent trip to North Korea has caused more controversy than he expected. After the former NBA all-star participated in an exhi...

Flavor Flav Released Without Bail In Speeding Case

AP | Posted 01.28.2014 | Black Voices

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) — A New York judge has released Flavor Flav (flayv) without bail in his speeding case. State police say the rapper, whose real...

How Mister Cee Battled His Prostitution Scandal Depression With Soda

Posted 01.27.2014 | Black Voices

Hip-hop DJ Mister Cee has opened up in an interview in the February issue of GQ magazine about what life was like after a brief resignation last fall ...

Ad Makes Sweeping Statement About What Makes A Family

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 01.25.2014 | Black Voices

After Cheerios received both kudos and bigoted backlash for featuring an interracial family in an ad, Swiffer is using a similar strategy. Only the br...

Kandi Gives An Update On The Drama With Her Mom

Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices

Since the announcement of their engagement last year, Kandi Burruss and her fiancé Todd Tucker have faced a hailstorm of criticism from the singer’...

Nas' Harvard Fellowship Aims To Teach Students Important Lessons About Life And Hip Hop

Posted 01.25.2014 | Black Voices

Last summer Nas officially made his Harvard University debut after the announcement of his fellowship joint venture with the institution’s hip-hop a...

Broadway Revival Heads To Theaters

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 01.25.2014 | Black Voices

NEW YORK (AP) — This Valentine's Day, why not offer your loved one a timeless Broadway romance — without ever leaving your neighborhood? Content ...