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John Feffer | Posted 11.18.2014 | World
John Feffer

Aladar Horvath has been a Roma civil rights activist for more than two decades. He created one of the most important Roma organizations -- Phralipe -- and served in the Hungarian parliament in the early 1990s. He has also studied the experience of African Americans.

Educating Reformers and Activists: Dr. Howard Fuller's Powerful Example and Lessons

Paul Schmitz | Posted 11.04.2014 | Books
Paul Schmitz

Dr. Howard Fuller's new memoir, No Struggle, No Progress: A Warrior's Life from Black Power to Education Reform should be a textbook for how a leader defines and lives by the integrity of such purpose and values.

Why the Story of Muhammad Ali's Rebellion Matters Today: Part 2

Dave Kreissman | Posted 10.30.2014 | Sports
Dave Kreissman

As we recognize that American sports and culture do not represent a "post-racial society" after all, it's important to look back at the '60s, the era where there was perhaps the greatest change in the relationship between African-Americans and White America.

Why the Story of Muhammad Ali's Rebellion Matters Today: Part 1

Dave Kreissman | Posted 10.27.2014 | Sports
Dave Kreissman

As we recognize that American sports and culture are not a "post-racial society" after all, it's important to look back at the '60s, the era where there was perhaps the greatest change in the relationship between African-Americans and White America.

Why Did Malcolm X Go To Oxford?

The Root | Henry Louis Gates Jr. | Posted 10.14.2014 | Black Voices

“It wasn’t Columbus that discovered [the earth] was round,” Malcolm X provocatively once said. That fact, he claimed, had been worked out long b...

A Conversation With Derrick Adams

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 10.10.2014 | Arts
Marcia G. Yerman

In September, "Derrick Adams: Live and in Color," opened at the Tilton Gallery in Manhattan. I sat down with Adams in Brooklyn, to talk about his work and career trajectory.

Midnight Vistas: Afrofuturism Is for All of Us

Darryl Smith | Posted 11.19.2014 | Black Voices
Darryl Smith

In February 2015, the first-of-its-kind Afrofuturism conference, Midnight Vistas, will bring together artists, writers, scholars and activists from across the United States - and throughout the world - to convene.

Arthur Delaney

Has It Gotten Harder For Poor People To Become Famous?

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 08.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Has it gotten harder for Americans from poor backgrounds to become famous? In a new book, Unlikely Fame: Poor People Who Made History...

The Killing of Black Men Is an American Human Rights Disaster

David A. Love | Posted 10.22.2014 | Black Voices
David A. Love

For decades, American civil rights advocates have connected the dots between the domestic fight for civil rights and the international struggle for human rights.

Ferguson -- The Return of the Chickens

B. D. Colen | Posted 10.20.2014 | Politics
B. D. Colen

Port-au-Prince -- From here in the nation birthed by the world's only successful slave revolt, watching and reading about the events in Ferguson, Missouri, is far beyond bizarre.

My Big Moment in Journalism

Evan F. Moore | Posted 10.04.2014 | Black Voices
Evan F. Moore

Most journalists are aware that they won't have a story to fall onto their laps like Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward did. However, the little victories count.

Leaders vs. Israeli & Palestinian People

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 09.21.2014 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Well, what if world political "leaders" continue to engage in the politics of fear, who demonize the "other," who call for and enact war on their so-called "enemies"? And what if nobody came?

Who Said It? Blink-182, Sum 41, or Malcolm X?

John K. Herr | Posted 09.18.2014 | Comedy
John K. Herr

It's time for America's favorite Internet game, Who Said It? Who said it -- Blink-182, Sum 41, or Malcolm X?

Maya Angelou: The Power of an Evolving Brand

Tamara Jacobs | Posted 08.05.2014 | Women
Tamara Jacobs

The recent passing of the iconic author and poet, Maya Angelou, closed the chapter on one of the most enduring and prolific personal brands America ha...

Spite Your Face: Zoe As Nina

T. Better Baldwin | Posted 07.27.2014 | Black Voices
T. Better Baldwin

I like Zoe as an actress and as a person that I don't know. I admire her hutzpah as she defends her right to embody Ms. Simone. However, just because you can doesn't mean you should.

America's Racial Carnival: Where Have You Gone Jimmy? (and Malcolm Too!)

Saladin Ambar | Posted 07.20.2014 | Black Voices
Saladin Ambar

We are in a fun-house mirror period with respect to race. It has been a sobering reminder of the persistence of not only racism, but of those in power who massage its ailing limbs.

A People's History of Muslims in the United States

The Zinn Education Project | Posted 06.07.2014 | Education
The Zinn Education Project

Students need these stories of Muslims throughout U.S. history in order to talk back to the dominant media stereotypes of Muslims as lying, violent, brown foreigners. If we gave students some historical examples, they would realize that the history of Muslims in the United States is not limited to 9/11.

7 Women Who Helped Take Their Men To The Next Level

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 03.20.2014 | Black Voices

The late great Jackie Robinson once wisely wrote, “It’s an old saying -- but a true one -- that behind every successful man there is usually a wom...

Malcolm X and Nicki Minaj Got Nothing in Common: Offended By All Means

Reverend Charles E. Williams II | Posted 04.20.2014 | Black Voices
Reverend Charles E. Williams II

This album cover got me really questioning whether I should even think about supporting music that comes out of an industry that totally disregards my heritage and continues to use demeaning an misogynistic lyrics and now Photoshopped depictions of African American heroes.

When Money And History Collide: The Ongoing Feud Over Civil Rights Legacies

AP | JESSE J. HOLLAND | Posted 02.16.2014 | Black Voices

WASHINGTON (AP) — Martin Luther King Jr.'s daughter recently walked up to the pulpit of the Atlanta church where her father preached and, in a painf...

Nicki Minaj Under Fire For 'Tasteless' Actions

AP | MESFIN FEKADU | Posted 02.16.2014 | Entertainment

NEW YORK (AP) — Malcolm X's family and estate said Nicki Minaj's use of a famous photo of the black nationalist with a rifle in his hands and juxtap...

Nicki Minaj Apologizes For Using Malcolm X Image

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 02.14.2014 | Black Voices

Nicki Minaj has apologized for using an image of Malcolm X for the cover art of her controversial new single, "Lookin A** N****." Minaj released t...

Students Barred From Writing About 'Bad' Malcolm X

Posted 02.12.2014 | Black Voices

Teachers at a Queens elementary school forbid students from writing about Malcolm X for Black History Month, The New York Daily News reports. Four...

LOOK: Then-And-Now Photos Bring Iconic Black History Moments Back To Life

The Huffington Post | Danielle Cadet | Posted 02.19.2014 | Black Voices

Every day, we walk in the very places where history was made years ago. Sometimes that location is marked by a plaque or a statue, but other times we ...

The FBI COINTELPRO Program and the Fred Hampton Assassination

G. Flint Taylor | Posted 02.02.2014 | Chicago
G. Flint Taylor

On December 4th it will be 44 years since a select unit of 14 Chicago Police officers executed a pre-dawn raid on a west side apartment that left Illinois Black Panther Party leaders Fred Hampton and Mark Clark dead.