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What Was Freedom Summer?

The Root | Henry Louis Gates Jr. | Posted 06.23.2014 | Black Voices

Amazing Fact About the Negro No. 85: Why was the summer of 1964 pivotal in the fight for civil rights? Tomorrow night, you will have an opportunity...

WATCH: Why Many Dominicans Don't See Themselves As Black

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 06.10.2014 | Black Voices

Henry Louis Gates is no stranger to conversations about black identity. The latest piece of his PBS documentary series -- “Black in Latin America...

This Will Enrage NYU Students

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 05.17.2014 | College

New York University is again in the news over its penchant for doling out questionable gifts and benefits, this time to star professor Henry Louis Gat...

Adrian Grenier Explores His Latin Heritage

Posted 05.20.2012 | Black Voices

Every week, Henry Louis Gates has investigated what it means to have a range of genealogical history including European and African heritage. This wee...

WATCH: Martha Stewart Finds Her Roots

Posted 05.06.2012 | Black Voices

Every week, celebrities make fascinating discoveries about their family history with the help of Henry Louis Gates Jr. On his PBS series "Finding Your...

Skip Gates Helps Samuel L. Jackson Find His Roots

Posted 04.29.2012 | Black Voices

Every week, The Huffington Post Black Voices tells you what Henry Louis Gates has planned on his show "Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates Jr." ...

Henry Louis Gates Helps Robert Downey Jr. Find His Roots

Posted 04.22.2012 | Black Voices

Henry Louis Gates Jr. has helped celebrities uncover fascinating aspects of their ancestry, oftentimes discovering things they never knew before. This...

Henry Louis Gates Helps 3 Religious Leaders Find Their Roots

Posted 04.15.2012 | Black Voices

This season on his PBS series, "Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates Jr.," Henry Louis Gates has already helped media legend, Barbara Walters, di...

Henry Louis Gates Helps Kevin Bacon Find His Roots

Posted 04.09.2012 | Black Voices

Last week, we told you about how renowned Harvard professor, Henry Louis Gates Jr., helped media legend Barbara Walters uncover aspects of her family ...

WATCH: Henry Louis Gates Helps Barbara Walters Find Her Roots

Posted 04.02.2012 | Black Voices

Renowned Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. has helped a number of celebrities discover integral aspects of their family origins, now he's taking...

Public Academic: Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Follows Alex Haley's Roots

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.20.2012 | Home
Regina Weinreich

Admiring the television series Roots as a boy, Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores a passion for genetics and genealogies in a new PBS series, Finding Your Roots, to start this Sunday.

Skip Gates' New Book On Black History

www.philly.com | Posted 11.23.2011 | Black Voices

Coffee-table books are supposed to be heavy, on photos and in pounds. This latest history of black life in America by Henry Louis Gates Jr. is both, w...

Paper Rejects Negative Review Of New Malcolm X Bio

The Washington Post | David Montgomery, Thursday, April 14, 8:19 PM | Posted 06.15.2011 | Books

A blistering review of historian Manning Marable’s best-selling new biography of Malcolm X was rejected this week by ­TheRoot.com, a daily online m...

ART ESSAY: Henry Louis Gates Jr On The Image Of The Black In Western Art

theroot.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

The numerous contacts that Greeks, Romans and other Europeans had with people of African origin have been portrayed in art for thousands of years. The...

Black History Month: Are Whites Entitled To Write Black History?

The Huffington Post | Zoe Triska | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Open Road Media recently released William Styron's "Confessions of Nat Turner" as an eBook, hoping to "reach a new generation of readers." The 1967 ...

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 ...

World Racism: Summer of Love and Hate

Reporters Uncensored | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Reporters Uncensored

Whether you are the "hater" or the "hated," having a common enemy quickly unites people who are like minded -- for better or for worst.

Who's Your (Irish) Daddy? Henry Louis Gates Jr. Reflects On An Unknown Irish Ancestor

The Root | Henry Louis Gates Jr. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

In one of my favorite Malcolm X speeches, the brilliant rhetorician asks, "What's your name? It isn't Smith or Jones or Bunche [as in Ralph] or Powell...

"Black Royalty"?

Michael Henry Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Michael Henry Adams

The demise in succession of three African American figures of colossal stature on the eve of the new decade caused me to wonder anew about this designation, "black royalty."

Neiman Marcus Goes Budget

Meredith C. Carroll | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Meredith C. Carroll

The extravagant offerings in Neiman Marcus' 83rd annual catalog do not disappoint. Restrictions and exclusions apply to Goldman Sachs employees and anyone named Madoff.

Whether Gates or Health Care, Race Matters

Abby L. Ferber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Abby L. Ferber

Discussions of race are not merely a distraction from more important matters; they are essential to understanding political mobilization around many of the significant policy issues facing us today.

The Professor, the Policeman, and the Judge

Robin Lakoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robin Lakoff

Now that the Gates-Crowley incident is beginning to fade from prominence, it is time to ask about the takeaway: what should we learn from this "teachable moment"?

Whites Who Say Blacks Are Racist Are Onto Something

Logan Nakyanzi Pollard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Logan Nakyanzi Pollard

In Glenn Beck's mind it doesn't add up. How can it be that people who are treated badly are not filled with hate?

Justin Barrett, Boston Police Officer, Suspended For Calling Gates A "Jungle Monkey" In E-mail

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The fallout from the Henry Louis Gates Jr. arrest continues: the Boston Police Department has suspended an officer named Justin Barrett for using a ra...

Black-Centric Website Edited By Gates Hit With Racist Comments

New York Times | Richard Perez-Pena | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

t was probably inevitable that in the furor over the arrest of the Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr., some people would resort publicly to the u...