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Coming to Terms With the Minority High Tech Employment Gap

David Honig | Posted 09.27.2011 | Technology
David Honig

Though the number of Blacks, Hispanics, and women working in the high tech sector has risen over the last decade, the high tech workforce remains worryingly homogenous.

Recession Wiped Out Two-Thirds Of Household Wealth For Hispanics: Study

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 09.25.2011 | Business

Wealth disparities between white households and black and Hispanic households are greater than they’ve been in the past 25 years, a new study from t...

March on Washington for Jobs, Hope and Real Change

Brent Budowsky | Posted 09.10.2011 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

It is time for the real heirs to Samuel Adams, and John Hancock, and Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, to come Washington and answer the pretenders who do things in the name of the Founding Fathers that violate the ideals of the Founding Fathers.

Latest GOP Ploy: Blame Black Joblessness on President Obama

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 08.26.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

GOP presidential contenders Michele Bachmann and Newt Gingrich figured out yet another ploy to knock President Obama. Blame him for the near Great Dep...

Why Are Women So 'Bright'?

Mike Amato | Posted 08.24.2011 | Comedy
Mike Amato

Ever notice how often men refer to women as "bright?" Ever notice how often whites refer to blacks as "bright?" Ever notice you rarely hear white men praised for their brightness, unless they're either very young or very old? It's an interesting compliment.

Post-Race Fallout? Melting Pot Leads to Economic Meltdown for Blacks

Zondra Hughes | Posted 08.22.2011 | Chicago
Zondra Hughes

Post-race progress, where race is not considered a factor in our buying habits, business pursuits, or self-identity, is wreaking havoc on the Black niche industry.

No eHarmony With Asian Men

Sunil Adam | Posted 08.08.2011 | World
Sunil Adam

No one would want to be in the shoes of a black man in America. That is a given. Having the highest incarceration and unemployment rates, not to menti...

When Whites Feel Marginalized

Sam Sommers | Posted 07.31.2011 | Politics
Sam Sommers

In an era in which all groups, even the historically empowered majority, see themselves as victims of bias, deciding from which direction to combat the problem of discrimination will only continue to become an increasingly difficult task.

Collective Bargaining Under Fire: When Bad Things Happen to Good People

Arva Rice | Posted 07.18.2011 | New York
Arva Rice

As politicians all over the nation cast their scrutiny upon public-sector unions, middle-class blacks and other minorities face the prospect of an attack on their collective bargaining rights.

Malcolm X Was "Gay-for-Pay," New Book Says

Irene Monroe | Posted 06.07.2011 | Books
Irene Monroe

We need to closely examine the recent revelation that for a period in his life Malcolm X engaged in same-sex relationships.

Glen Ford: American Imperialism is Unraveling (Part 2)

Kathleen Wells, J.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kathleen Wells, J.D.

Glen Ford worked as a Network Broadcast Journalist in Washington DC and created in 1977 along with Peter Gamble, America's Black Forum which was the first nationally syndicated black news interview program on commercial television.

On Black Men

Rebecca Carroll | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Carroll

Despite the hope, as a parent raising a black son in a country very presently immersed in the horrific beauty of racial change and evolution, I am careful to remind him that there are still fences.

The Rosetta Stone of the Right

Tom Shachtman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Shachtman

Struggling to comprehend the right-wing assault on unions in Wisconsin, Indiana and Ohio, the attempts to defund federal programs for the poor, the in...

For the Children?

Marielena Hincapié | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marielena Hincapié

Let's address our deficit problems and even balance the budget, if that's what makes sense. But let's not do it at the expense of the health and well-being of our nation's children.

Glen Ford: American Imperialism Is Unraveling (Part 1)

Kathleen Wells, J.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kathleen Wells, J.D.

Glen Ford worked as a network broadcast journalist in Washington, D.C., and created in 1977, along with Peter Gamble, America's Black Forum, which was the first nationally-syndicated black news interview program on commercial television.

'Womanist': Saying Who We Are

Irene Monroe | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Irene Monroe

Black History Month is that time of year when the achievements and courage of people of African descent are acknowledged and celebrated.

Huck Finn's N-Word: Preserving Artistic Integrity or Ethnic Property Rights?

Irene Monroe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Irene Monroe

As Americans we have a hard time talking about race in this country when the n-word is not involved. And when this epithet is, predictably, we behave schizophrenically.

Why Isn't the Oprah Winfrey Network More Diverse?

Cocoa Popps | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Cocoa Popps

Winfrey, you have won. So let us all enjoy your victory by providing programming that reflects and respects the ethnic diversity of the world in which we live.

Will Mobile Supply Meet Minority Mobile Demand in 2011?

Navarrow Wright | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Navarrow Wright

With all the challenges minorities face in this country with broadband adoption, we still outpace other demographics when it comes to adoption in the ...

6 Million African Americans And The U.S. Immigration Story

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Between 1915 and 1970, 6 million African Americans left the only homes they'd known in the American South in search of better lives and opportunities ...

Where Do We Go Beyond the Pain?

Daniel Beaty | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Daniel Beaty

I was enraged and deeply saddened after seeing For Colored Girls. Our children are being dropped every day, but when are we going to start to explore the real reasons why that is happening?

Not only "For Colored Girls"

Irene Monroe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Irene Monroe

For Colored Girls is not only for colored girls because it offers a pathway to self-growth, finding our authentic power, and discovering the divine in one's self.

The Barack Magic Is Over and the White House Is Out of Touch

Hermene Hartman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Hermene Hartman

The mid-term elections are over and the people have spoken. A non-violent revolution occurred. The Republicans won. A strong, resounding message was...

3 Reasons You Should Care About Multicultural Social Media & 3 Tips for Multicultural Social Media Success

Kety Esquivel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Kety Esquivel

Multicultural is the anti-thesis of the become like us phenomena. It turns assimilation on its head, upside down. Multicultural: According to Webste...

Black Social Clubs Integrated Chicago's Club Scene

Zondra Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Zondra Hughes

The recent velvet rope snub of Bears players (race-fueled or not) has brought back a few bad memories of Chicago's segregated nightclub scene during the decades of decadence (the 80s and 90s.)