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WATCH: 'Peeples' Star Shares Most Disgusting Proposal Story Ever

Posted 05.15.2013 | Weddings

At the premiere of Tyler Perry's new film, "Peeples", last weekend, star David Alan Grier shared one of the ickiest proposal stories we've ever heard....

WATCH: Tyler Perry Responds To His Critics

HuffPost Live | Posted 05.09.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Producer Tyler Perry and writer/director Tina Gordon Chism joined HuffPost Live Monday to discuss their new film "Peeples." During the interview, Perr...

Will Tyler Perry Make 'Madea' In Space?

HuffPost Live | Posted 05.09.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Tyler Perry has had tremendous success with his fictional character Mabel "Madea" Simmons, but he won't be sending her to space anytime soon. On Hu...

Racism in 2013?? Just Get Over It!

Theodore Johnson | Posted 07.08.2013 | Black Voices
Theodore Johnson

"Get over it and move on" is the most ridiculous of positions. Racism is not some tragic event to get over; it's the ongoing tragedy of cumulative experiences that shape how one sees the world.

U.S. Death Row Survivors Are One For Ten

David A. Love | Posted 06.26.2013 | Crime
David A. Love

In the past four decades, 142 men and women were liberated from death row because they were innocent.

Refusing Austerity in America -- How "Baby Bonds" Could Expand Social Security

Alan A. Aja | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics
Alan A. Aja

We need to expand the conception and reach of social security rather than continuously put it on the national chopping block.

Django Unopened -- My DVD Revelation

Howard Jordan Jr. | Posted 06.24.2013 | Black Voices
Howard Jordan Jr.

I'm mad at the N-word itself. I'm mad at the history around it. I'm mad at the idea of who can, or can't say it, and why.

BAILA, Henry Taylor!

Lili Bernard | Posted 06.22.2013 | Arts
Lili Bernard

There are fifteen minutes left of the opening reception for Henry Taylor's solo-show at Blum and Poe, and a constant stream of people are still flowing through the door.

Calling Dr. Carson, Calling Dr. Carson... To the Movement for Legal Equality

Michael Meyers | Posted 06.10.2013 | Black Voices
Michael Meyers

I cringed when I heard Dr. Ben Carson give his reasons for opposing same-sex marriage even as the Supreme Court is considering the matter as a civil rights or states' rights issue. Is a same-sex couple who lives in New York any less married if they move to South Carolina?

Cuban-American U.S. Representatives Angered By Jay-Z, Beyoncé Cuba Visit

AP | CHRISTINE ARMARIO | Posted 04.08.2013 | Latino Voices

MIAMI -- Beyonce and Jay-Z's trip to Cuba has angered two Cuban-American politicians who are demanding information on whether the couple's visit to th...

Jay-Z, Beyonce Cuba Trip Was OK'd By U.S. Government

Reuters | Posted 06.08.2013 | Black Voices

MIAMI, April 8 (Reuters) - American pop star Beyonce and rapper husband Jay Z visited Havana last week on a cultural trip that was fully licensed by...

Building the Grassroots Foundation to Abolish the Death Penalty

David A. Love | Posted 06.03.2013 | World
David A. Love

The death penalty is the tip of the iceberg of an unjust criminal justice system, in which America, the world's largest jailer, throws away its perceived problems as a matter of social policy, rather than invest in people and communities, jobs and education.

Hey Republicans, Great New Strategy -- But Before You Bet on Blacks...

Theodore Johnson | Posted 06.02.2013 | Black Voices
Theodore Johnson

Before any substantial segment of the black electorate trusts the spirit of this new charm offensive or seriously considers a national Republican candidate, there are three simple things it has to do.

Celebrate Poetry Month: Dream of Your Dreams

Terry Blackhawk | Posted 06.01.2013 | Detroit
Terry Blackhawk

It must be no accident that National Poetry Month starts on April 1st, because what are poems but a fine foolery, or a fine frenzy as Theseus would have it, in Act V of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Wiz of A Wiz!

Ambre Anderson | Posted 05.19.2013 | Entertainment
Ambre Anderson

Oz The Great and Powerful When someone asks, "Are you the Wizard?", you say Yes! The new prequel spin on the classic: The Wizard of Oz takes us on a...

Kiss Me, I'm 1/16 Irish: African-, Irish-, and the Hyphenated-Americans

Theodore Johnson | Posted 05.15.2013 | Black Voices
Theodore Johnson

The plights of the Irish and blacks in America are extremely different, but share some similarities. Irish were sometimes thought of as black people "turned inside out," and blacks as "smoked Irish."

Don't Cut, Invest! Why the Obama Administration Should Support a Federal Job Guarantee Program

Alan A. Aja | Posted 05.12.2013 | Black Voices
Alan A. Aja

The Obama administration should ignore the irresponsible narrative of austerity-economics. The president holds the mandate, given overwhelming support from the African Americans and Latinos during re-election bid, to combat persistent unemployment in these communities.

9 Things You Should Know Before Traveling to Asia

Oneika Raymond | Posted 05.06.2013 | Black Voices
Oneika Raymond

I lived in Hong Kong for two years, from 2009 to 2011. I knew little about Asia before moving there, so some things I saw in Hong Kong or elsewhere in the region really shocked me or left me scratching my head.

Trapped in the Lye

Anthony Dickey | Posted 05.06.2013 | Black Voices
Anthony Dickey

You have a stage, show the world how beautiful and versatile that your natural hair is. No more lye-ing! There is natural beauty in our multiple textures. Once you embrace that fact, you will no longer be trapped in the perpetual lye.

Why The Media Is Travel's Natural Enemy

Oneika Raymond | Posted 05.05.2013 | Travel
Oneika Raymond

News outlets like CNN will tell you that the world is a scary place.  They make you think Latin America is riddled with senseless killings and drug crimes.

Coretta Scott King: Beside, Not Behind, the Great Man

Wayne Trujillo | Posted 03.23.2013 | Denver
Wayne Trujillo

A notable absentee from President Obama's two inaugurations makes both his accomplishment and her absence more poignant.

Who Is The Most Powerful Dynamic Duo In Black Culture? (VOTE)

Posted 12.26.2012 | Black Voices

After giving the rundown on our 21 runners-up, and weeks of chronicling our finalists, there’s little left for us to say on who we believe dominate ...

This Year's Most Powerful Couple!

Posted 12.26.2012 | Black Voices

As part of HuffPost BlackVoices weekly series counting down the top eight power couples of the year, we present “BV Power Couples.” Each week we w...

Do We Still Need Kwanzaa?

Theodore Johnson | Posted 02.19.2013 | Black Voices
Theodore Johnson

As important as it is for African-Americans to have an appreciation for the continent of our origin, perhaps we have evolved to a point where Kwanzaa isn't as useful as it once was.

Will & Jada: Power Couple Of The Year?

Posted 12.16.2012 | Black Voices

As part of HuffPost BlackVoices weekly series counting down the top eight power couples of the year, we present “BV Power Couples.” Each week we w...