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How to Start Over Without Regret

Mia Redrick | Posted 12.09.2014 | Women
Mia Redrick

We've all had to start over in some area of our lives like our career, marriage, business, education, diet, etc. It is so easy to revel in the disbelief of the disappointment that we forget the power of pursuing what is next on the horizon if we keep moving.

Protest vs. Privilege: A Tale of Two Americas in the Wake of Eric Garner and Michael Brown

Charles Howard | Posted 12.04.2014 | Black Voices
Charles Howard

One of the marks of privilege and power is the ability to ignore the cries and pain of those who are oppressed. This is something that happens everyday.

Riding and Waiting: A Response to the Non-Indictment

Charles Howard | Posted 11.25.2014 | Black Voices
Charles Howard

I can't speak. My country has scarred me once again. How can I go to work in the morning on a train full of people who care not? At a workplace of people who missed the story because of football or reality television?

Aretha Franklin Gives Update On Long-Delayed Biopic

Posted 11.17.2014 | Black Voices

Following the success of Aretha Franklin's latest studio effort, which netted her highest debut charting album, "Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva ...

We Need an Accounting of America's Innocent Prisoners

David A. Love | Posted 10.30.2014 | Crime
David A. Love

Jimmy Dennis, William Nieves, Fred Thomas, the original Lex Street Massacre defendants and others are not aberrations. Surely there are more, many more, in prisons in Pennsylvania and throughout the nation.

Lacking Leadership, Pennsylvania Backs Prisons Over Pupils

David A. Love | Posted 12.15.2014 | Politics
David A. Love

Misplaced priorities and a profit motive are starving the schools, in the midst of the state's impressive prison expansion.

I Am Ali

Dwight Brown | Posted 12.08.2014 | Sports
Dwight Brown

"I am the greatest!" Who can forget the cocky trademark phrase that was delivered by the most endearing boxer of all time? Retracing Muhammad Ali's vibrant life is an opportunity for audiences to reexamine American history.

Ferguson and America's Love Affair With Violence

Derek Flood | Posted 10.25.2014 | 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 10.08.2014 | 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 12.05.2014 | 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...