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New Portrait Honors Clyde Kennard, Forgotten Civil Rights Pioneer

The Zinn Education Project | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
The Zinn Education Project

After the terrorist attack on 9-11 and the nation's response, anger and grief overwhelmed artist Robert Shetterly.

Richard Pryor, Furious Cool, and an Early Thanksgiving

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

In what is clearly (and beautifully) a labor of love, brothers David Henry and Joe Henry have brought Richard Pryor back to pulsating life, affirming ...

Listen to This Book: The Sights and Sounds of Black Power 1965-1975

Tom Semioli | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Tom Semioli

Thomas infuses his passion for the music, poetry, and recorded rhetoric with a weighty reverence for the events and attitudes that shaped a generation. His mission started out quite innocently.

Iran Cooties: Will Obama Meet with Rouhani Tuesday?

Robert Naiman | Posted 11.19.2013 | World
Robert Naiman

On Tuesday, President Obama has a historic opportunity to end the "Iran cooties" policy. Iran's newly-elected, pragmatic, pro-diplomacy President Hassan Rouhani is going to be addressing the United Nations General Assembly. So is U.S. President Barack Obama.

ReThink Review: When Comedy Went to School - Comedy History in the Catskills

Jonathan Kim | Posted 10.20.2013 | Comedy
Jonathan Kim

Comedy icons like Jerry Lewis, Jackie Mason, Rodney Dangerfield, Joan Rivers, and even Woody Allen were able to work and hone material during weeklong stands in front of packed, tough crowds, creating the style and rhythm of what we now consider modern stand up comedy.

When Comedy Went to School: The Catskills Were a Boot Camp for the Greatest Generation of Comedians

Kristin McCracken | Posted 09.02.2013 | Entertainment
Kristin McCracken

The Borscht Belt, the Jewish Alps, the Sour Cream Sierras... From the 1940s to the 1960s, the Catskill Mountains in upstate New York (primarily Sullivan and Ulster Counties) were the place to be for the growing Jewish community in the Northeast.

Dick Gregory: "What I'm Running From" Bryn Mawr College Feb. 28

Lonna Saunders | Posted 04.29.2013 | Black Voices
Lonna Saunders

Mr. Dick Gregory -- presidential candidate, comedian, author, actor, army, postal worker, civil rights activist, entrepreneur in nutrition and the health food industry -- has done it all. What does he like doing best?

PHOTOS: MLK Honored By Activists, Celebrities And Leaders

AP | ERIC TUCKER | Posted 01.20.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Dignitaries and celebrities participated in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on the National Mall. The R...

Dick Gregory: Spike Lee Is A Thug And A Punk

Posted 01.22.2013 | Black Voices

As the "Django Unchained" controversy continues this week, legendary Civil Right activist and comedian, Dick Gregory, is the latest public figure to o...

Happy Birthday to the World's Weirdest Comic: Professor Irwin Corey, the Gibberish Maven

Myra Chanin | Posted 09.29.2012 | Weird News
Myra Chanin

At the ripe age of either 98 (per Wikipedia) or 100 (per his faded driver's license), Professor Irwin Corey, "The World's Foremost Authority," is still a man of many words, usually multisyllabic and unintelligible.

The Hunger Games: Up Minimum Wage and Keep Your Tax Cuts

Lonna Saunders | Posted 08.11.2012 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

Let's stop the hunger games. This is the Congressional compromise Washington should make. Let the one percenters keep their tax cuts and raise the minimum wage to $10 an hour.

World Bank Group President-Elect Jim Yong Kim: Tackling the World's Troubles

Lonna Saunders | Posted 07.15.2012 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

As Dartmouth's outgoing president, World Bank Group President-Elect Jim Yong Kim stressed the importance of interdisciplinary research. The need for students to engage with the rest of the world. To push beyond their comfort zone.

Our Exclusive Black History Month Comedy Roundtable

The Huffington Post | Carol Hartsell | Posted 02.04.2012 | Comedy

Redd Foxx, Richard Pryor, Bill Cosby, Wanda Sykes, Dave Chappelle... say any of their names to a serious fan of comedy and you're likely to elicit a r...

Arin Greenwood

Occupy DC Hunger Strike Ends

HuffingtonPost.com | Arin Greenwood | Posted 01.04.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Adrian Parsons started off his new year with some coconut water and broth. Parsons and three other Occupy DC demonstrators stopped ea...

Arin Greenwood

One Occupy DC Hunger Striker Continues His Protest

HuffingtonPost.com | Arin Greenwood | Posted 12.19.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- On Dec. 8, four hunger strikers vowed to stop eating until the District of Columbia is granted full voting rights and full budget and le...

Scars On 45's New Video and Download, Plus Chatting with Vanessa Carlton, Dan Bern and David Bromberg

Mike Ragogna | Posted 09.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Here's the latest video by the Chop Shop Records' act Scars On 45, the title track to their Give Me Something EP.

A Sad Anniversary: John Lennon's Assassination

Margie Goldsmith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Margie Goldsmith

I was recently in Montreal at Fairmont the Queen Elizabeth Hotel, where John and Yoko bedded down.

Dick Gregory and the Rally for Sanity

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

The Stewart/Colbert Concert was great! The people in the crowd were as awesome as the acts on stage. How much fun it was to do the wave for an actua...

HuffPost Review: Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

It's disappointing that Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel isn't a better movie. Not that it's a bad one. But, were cable standards a little less skittish, it would fit right in on the Biography channel.

Chicago Health Freedom Expo: Your Right to Know, Your Right to Choose

Lisa Derrick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Lisa Derrick

While the health care reform bill may change some aspects of our medical treatment, what has been made clear is that we need to take personal responsibility for our own health and well being.

Who Really Killed Michael Jackson?

Bryan Monroe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Bryan Monroe

In the days after Jackson's death, I was contacted by many who were close to him throughout his life. "They killed him," they would say to me. But who were "they?" And what did they stand to gain from his death?

Taking a "Stand" on the Black Male Experience

Tavis Smiley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Tavis Smiley

My new film STAND reflects on Black men who "stood" for something in the past and what it means as Black men continue to "stand" for something now.

Why Obama Was Smart to Come Out Strongly Against the AIG Bonuses

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

The Republicans were going to grab onto the populist anti-bank feelings in the country to position themselves as the party of the people, with the Democrats being cast as the party of the bankers.

I'm Standing With Imus in the Morning

Stephen Kaus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Stephen Kaus

Those who were quick to attack Imus before should be just as quick to defend him this time when he is right.