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Ferguson and America's Love Affair With Violence

Derek Flood | Posted 08.25.2014 | Politics
Derek Flood

It can be comforting to think that the police protect us from the "bad guys," unless of course you are profiled as that "bad guy." Violence is most dangerous when it masquerades as good.

T-Boz Adds More Fuel To Ongoing Drama With Former Manager

Posted 08.15.2014 | Black Voices

--TLC member, T-Boz shares her thoughts on why former manager Perri 'Pebbles' Reid is suing Viacom over her depiction in VH1’s original biopic, “C...

No Easy Victories

Eric Cooper | Posted 08.08.2014 | Black Voices
Eric Cooper

Today the challenge of de facto segregation in schools -- not only by race, but also by poverty concentration, native language and disability -- requires coordinated local, state and federal action.

Why Are Politicians Ignoring This Maternal Health Act?

Timoria McQueen | Posted 09.27.2014 | Black Voices
Timoria McQueen

The United States is the only developed country in which maternal deaths are rising. We can do better. We must do better. The lives of our mothers and children are depending on it.

Fatherless Black Boys: Do You Really Care or Nah?

Kelsey Minor | Posted 09.16.2014 | Black Voices
Kelsey Minor

Not every fatherless black boy ends up running with the local street gang, committing crimes, and living up to no good. I want people to stop using that generalization. It's not fair and it's ignorant.

Waiting For Environmental Justice to Come

David A. Love | Posted 09.01.2014 | Black Voices
David A. Love

Environmental toxins and pollutants know no class or race, and yet government policies and corporate activities place an undue burden on the health of the poor and communities of color.

The Real Reason Why We Never See Kandi Put Mama Joyce In Check

Posted 06.27.2014 | Black Voices

--Singer-turned-"Real Housewives of Atlanta" star, Kandi Burruss responds to critics who say she needs to put her mother, Joyce “Mama Joyce” Jones...

Tonya L. Moore Is All F*d Up in Phenomenal New Self-Expose

Ernest Owens | Posted 08.10.2014 | Black Voices
Ernest Owens

In the media landscape of Karrine Steffans and Kim Kardashians, who exploit their lives for profit and social capital, Moore's memoir serves a unique purpose and sets a standard of values that comes with time, growth and maturity.

'White People Only' Fountain Among The Shocking Allegations Made Against Cotton Warehouse

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 06.04.2014 | Black Voices

With claims that seem more from the Jim Crow era than the 21st century, two black workers filed a discrimination complaint against a Tennessee cotton ...

More Drama For Nina Simone's Biopic

Posted 05.21.2014 | Black Voices

The highly-anticipated Nina Simone biopic, “Nina,” is set to make its debut during a screening at this year’s annual Cannes Film Festival on Thu...

Anita Wilson Takes Gospel to More Relevant Heights With New Album "Vintage Worship"

Ernest Owens | Posted 07.12.2014 | Black Voices
Ernest Owens

On June 24, 2014, music lovers around the world will hear a new sound of gospel that hasn't been experimented like this in years.

TLC's Former Manager Strikes Back With $40 Million Lawsuit!

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 05.02.2014 | Black Voices

Just when you thought you'd heard the last of TLC's public battle with former manager Perri "Pebbles" Reid, a new twist has come up. Reid has finally ...

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 06.08.2014 | 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 06.04.2014 | 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 05.07.2014 | 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 05.02.2014 | 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 04.26.2014 | 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...