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Faulty Florida So Listen Up Young Man

Kelsey Minor | Posted 04.21.2014 | 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 ...

10 Messages of Wisdom We Need to Give Black Youth Right Now

Ernest Owens | Posted 03.15.2014 | Black Voices
Ernest Owens

As I look back at my childhood, it was the advice that my mother, grandmother and elders had instilled in me that still resides in my now adult conscience. So here is what I've learned and my only hope is that others will carry it on.

'SNL' Adds More Color To Their Staff

Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices

The creative minds over at “Saturday Night Live” are once again in the headlines for a second time this week for adding diversity to the show's st...

What Ping the Duck, Duck Dynasty, Same-Sex Marriage in Utah, and Most of the Rest of Us Have in Common

Janet Mason | Posted 03.10.2014 | Gay Voices
Janet Mason

What the Duck Dynasty controversy illustrates most strongly is that we are more alike than different. Racism and homophobia and sexism all have things in common.

35 Books All Educators of African American and Latino Students Must Read

Quassan Castro | Posted 03.09.2014 | Black Voices
Quassan Castro

Reading a body of work that offers effective insights to educators has proven to greatly assist educators with strengthening their teaching practices....

Rodman Jets To North Korea For Leader's Birthday

Reuters | Posted 03.08.2014 | Black Voices

(Adds detail on birthday) By Maxim Duncan BEIJING, Jan 6 (Reuters) - Former NBA basketball star Dennis Rodman left Beij...

Assault in Academia: My Meeting at RCA, Part 2

Andre E. Johnson | Posted 02.15.2014 | Black Voices
Andre E. Johnson

This first appeared in the Rhetoric Race and Religion blog Click here to read part 1 The first thing that ran through my mind was, "Did I just get ...

'SNL' Plans To Add Black Female Cast Member Soon

AP | FRAZIER MOORE | Posted 12.18.2013 | Black Voices

NEW YORK (AP) — "Saturday Night Live" plans to add one or two black female performers to its cast as soon as January. A representative for the NBC ...

Maya Angelou On Mandela: 'This Is A Very Heavy Time'

AP | HILLEL ITALIE | Posted 12.10.2013 | Black Voices

NEW YORK (AP) — Maya Angelou, who first met Nelson Mandela in the early 1960s, praised him as a great man worthy of comparison to another icon she k...

Mandela Burial Arrangements Announced

AP | CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA | Posted 02.05.2014 | Black Voices

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — As flags were lowered to half mast, people across South Africa commemorated Nelson Mandela with song, tears and prayers on Frida...

How Nelson Mandela Inspired Music, Movies, Poems

AP | HILLEL ITALIE | Posted 01.25.2014 | Black Voices

NEW YORK (AP) — Heroic in his deeds, graceful in his manner, sainted in his image, Nelson Mandela long served as both cause and muse in the entertai...

A Prayer Of Thanksgiving For Nelson Mandela

Rev. Chuck Currie | Posted 02.04.2014 | Religion
Rev. Chuck Currie

Death is not the final victory. Nothing can silence the voice of Nelson Mandela - not Robben Island, not death. His words are eternal. His voice will echo throughout time.

Chad Johnson's Surprising Response To Evelyn Lozado's Pregnancy News

Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices

Just days after revealing her reported six-month pregnancy during a recent vacation in Hawaii, Evelyn Lozada has apparently attracted a potential gift...

Thierry Laurence's Body as Art in Richmond's First Fridays Art Walk

Sandra Kwesi Cameron | Posted 02.02.2014 | Arts
Sandra Kwesi Cameron

"When I have a camera in hand, I want to capture the moments where shadows give way to light and allow us to see," says photographer Thierry Laurence, whose black and white portraits can be seen at Elegba Folklore Society's Cultural Center in Richmond, Virginia as part of the city's First Fridays Art Walk.