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An Interview With Sofia: John Mayer Meets kd lang

Tristan Higgins | Posted 12.17.2014 | Gay Voices
Tristan Higgins

I recently sat down with up-and-coming singer-songwriter Sofia. We had so much fun talking that I lost myself in a few places. What? I'm not a professional journalist. I am a butch lawyer who writes a blog, and I can count on one hand how many times I have actually sat down with another butch. What follows is (most of) our conversation.

Alvin Ailey Unveils World Premiere, Odetta

Isa Freeling | Posted 12.12.2014 | Arts
Isa Freeling

Wednesday night saw an array of beautiful luminaries including: the still handsome Harry Belafonte, the ever talented Ruben Santiago Hudson, and the magnificent Jessye Norman (to name just a few) came out to see the world premiere of Odetta.

Changing the World One Letter At a Time

Amnesty International | Posted 12.09.2014 | Impact
Amnesty International

We all have the power to bring human rights home.  We all have the power to change the world.  Join us. Write a letter, change a life.

A Change Is Gonna Come

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 11.11.2014 | Black Voices
Clarence B. Jones

Last Saturday in Los Angeles, my friend of 50 years, Harry Belafonte, was awarded the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, an honorary Oscar. And yesterday, while we were savoring this good news, the White House announced that James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schewerner would be posthumous recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Watch Harry Belafonte's Powerful Speech On Race In Hollywood

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 11.10.2014 | Entertainment

Harry Belafonte was this year's recipient of the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award during the sixth annual Governors Awards on Saturday night. The hono...

Defending the Dream in Ferguson: Vest or Vote

Janessa E. Robinson | Posted 12.15.2014 | Black Voices
Janessa E. Robinson

This past weekend, hundreds took to the streets of Ferguson, Missouri in continued protests, forums, and demonstrations seeking justice for Mike Brown and other victims as part of the highly organized Ferguson October weekend of civil disobedience.

Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings Tapped For 'Live At The Apollo' Album

Posted 09.22.2014 | Black Voices

The soulful sounds of Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, and Charles Bradley are scheduled to take over the world famous Apollo Theater for a live concert ...

Harry Belafonte To Receive Prestigious Honor

Associated Press | Posted 09.05.2014 | Black Voices

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Harry Belafonte and Maureen O'Hara are among those who will be honored by the motion picture academy's board of governors. The...

The Link Between Donald Sterling and Harry Belafonte

Ama Yawson | Posted 08.10.2014 | Impact
Ama Yawson

What does Harry Belafonte have in common with Donald Sterling? They both believe that successful African Americans fail to give back to the broader black community. But I think that the more important point, which is being lost, is this: What are you doing to give back?

Top 10 Best Ways We Should Start Measuring Black Success

Ernest Owens | Posted 06.19.2014 | Black Voices
Ernest Owens

It's finally time that we have that long awaited talk about measuring black success. For far too long we have given many a pass when it comes to what they say and how they go about navigating what it means to achieve for the community.

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...

Let's Fix a Justice System That Isn't Working

Harry Belafonte | Posted 05.06.2014 | Politics
Harry Belafonte

There is a crisis that demands our urgent attention. For the last four decades, this country has been obsessed with expanding the number of people we throw behind bars and the length of time we hold them there.

MLK's Kids' Money Fight -- So What Else Is New?

William H. Turner | Posted 04.13.2014 | Black Voices
William H. Turner

When I first read about the dispute, I rolled my eyes back and sighed despondently, as though I had heard about the loss of something or someone that was near and dear to me.

FACE IT: Pete Seeger on My Mind

Michele Willens | Posted 03.30.2014 | Fifty
Michele Willens

Today, everyone will be writing their obits and playing "Turn Turn Turn," "Where Have All the Flowers Gone" and "If I Had a Hammer" in memory of the great and now late Pete Seeger.

The 'Lost' Gilligan Calypso

Geoffrey Dunn | Posted 03.23.2014 | Arts
Geoffrey Dunn

The U.S.-produced sitcom Gilligan's Island was one of the most popular programs in global television history -- but it has long been forgotten that the original theme song for the show was a calypso-styled composition sung by none other than "Sir Lancelot."

Harry Belafonte Makes History at the New York Film Critics Circle Awards

Regina Weinreich | Posted 03.09.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

In 1935, at age 5, Harry Belafonte saw his first movie, Tarzan, and knew he never wanted to be one of those people from Africa. This bit of personal h...

Mike Ryan

'12 Years A Slave' Director Heckled At Awards Ceremony

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Ryan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment

Monday night's moving New York Film Critics Circle Awards ceremony was marred when controversial film critic Armond White began heckling "12 Years A S...

The Top 15 Black Entertainment News Stories Of 2013

Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices

There's no doubt that 2013 had its share of exciting and heartbreaking entertainment news. From the good news like Cicely Tyson winning her first Tony...

The Millennial Generation and the Civil Rights Movement

Ola Ojewumi | Posted 02.08.2014 | Impact
Ola Ojewumi

The obligation to propel Dr. King's message of social equity into the modern day rests on the shoulders of this generation.

Belafonte: JFK 'Knew So Little About The Black Community'

Posted 11.22.2013 | Black Voices

As the nation commemorates the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy, much has been said about the former president's relationship ...

WATCH: Legendary Singer Compares Koch Brothers To KKK

CNN | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Singer/activist Harry Belafonte compares the billionaire Koch Brothers to the Ku Klux Klan during a campaign stop in NYC. ...

Baez, Belafonte & Ellsberg Celebrate the War Resisters League

John Dear | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
John Dear

In her diary on October 19, 1923, 48-year-old New York City educator Jessie Wallace Hughan wrote, "Took Tracy to dinner -- had hair done -- organized the War Resisters League..." That day she launched a new independent, secular network of peace activists that has continued to resist every war since.

Belafonte Sues MLK's Estate

AP | LARRY NEUMEISTER | Posted 04.11.2014 | Black Voices

NEW YORK (AP) — Harry Belafonte sued the estate of Martin Luther King Jr. Tuesday over the fate of three documents he tried to sell at auction. The...

Michael McLaughlin

WATCH: Bill De Blasio's New Star-Studded Campaign Ad

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 08.27.2013 | New York

Some of New York City's most recognizable faces have teamed up for a new ad supporting Bill de Blasio's campaign to become mayor. The black-and-whi...

Did You Know These March On Washington Facts?

Posted 08.24.2013 | Black Voices

August 28, 1963 marked a pivotal moment in our nation’s history as the March on Washington took place in Washington D.C. Dubbed the “the greatest ...