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Malcolm X

The Kinder Chronicles, Part I

Shaun Johnson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Shaun Johnson

Two schools, two ideologies, a relatively common mission co-locating within the same building. Co-locating, co-existing, though not cooperating. Not even throwing their lunch trash in the same bins within the same room. One entity will certainly survive with its identity intact.

Muhammad Ali: Trials of a Hero

Marlon Regis | Posted 11.18.2013 | Entertainment
Marlon Regis

As you thought there couldn't be any more footage of live clips, scenes, photo exhibits, other artistic reinterpretations or the highly bestowed awards of honor related to Muhammad Ali, here comes a powerful new documentary titled, The Trials of Muhammad Ali.

Open Letter to Nixon Foundation: Ann Coulter Is No Richard Nixon

Kamran Pasha | Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics
Kamran Pasha

It is because I sincerely admire President Nixon that I am writing to express my regret that the Nixon Library will host Ann Coulter as an honored guest, as I do not believe she represents the values of the 37th president. Nixon was a centrist and a statesman.

The 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington Summons a Painful History

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 10.21.2013 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

Politicians and commentators from across the ideological spectrum like to invoke the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, as well as Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech. But it's too easy to breeze past the March's painful historical context.

Is Crowdfunding Changing the Game for Filmmakers? A Q&A With Spike Lee

Joe Vogel | Posted 10.14.2013 | Entertainment
Joe Vogel

Spike Lee made headlines in late July when he announced that he would be raising money for his latest film through popular crowdfunding platform, Kickstarter.

The Bell of Liberty and the Price of Freedom (Part 3 of 3)

Steve Robertson | Posted 09.29.2013 | Politics
Steve Robertson

If we give up our rights to peaceably gather, protest and to question the motives of our elected officials under the cowardly fear of being labeled unpatriotic, then clearly, in the words of Benjamin Franklin, we deserve neither liberty nor safety.

The Bell of Liberty and the Price of Freedom (Part 2 of 3)

Steve Robertson | Posted 09.28.2013 | Politics
Steve Robertson

History still stares us in the face, waiting for us to recognize the lessons it, and the repetition of our mistakes, are attempting to teach us. Will we choose another way?

Minority Rights and the Killing of Trayvon Martin

William K. Barth | Posted 09.21.2013 | Los Angeles
William K. Barth

Race alone is not enough to explain the outcome of the Martin Zimmerman trial. We need also to understand the plight of minority groups qua groups if we are to prevent future tragic killings.

Race Conversations in Florida and Los Angeles

Natalie Pace | Posted 09.18.2013 | Los Angeles
Natalie Pace

Friday, July 12, 2013, is one of those immortal days where you will remember exactly where you were and what you felt when six jurors (all non-black f...

Rogue Machine Presents One Night in Miami...

Carla Escoda | Posted 08.07.2013 | Arts
Carla Escoda

Whether you believe Cassius Clay was a true believer, or a consummate entertainer whose commitment to the Nation of Islam was a move calculated to inflate his popularity, you are likely to be enthralled by the captivating premise behind this play.

South of the Border

Frederick Levy | Posted 07.13.2013 | World
Frederick Levy

I hear stories, like the one about Malcolm Shabazz, and I remember why I don't return to Mexico. I was lucky. Credit card charges are fairly easy to reverse. Cash can be replaced. Malcolm will be remembered, but he won't be brought back from the dead.

Malcolm Shabazz: Tragedy, Hate and the Burden of a Legacy

Smokey Fontaine | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics
Smokey Fontaine

On the anniversary of his grandfather's death, I brought Malcolm Shabazz together with renowned photographer Antonin Kratochvil to pay tribute to the Civil Rights hero through a photo story that would emulate the most iconic pictures of El Hajj Malik El-Shabazz.

Finding Myself in My Name

Write for the Future | Posted 07.02.2013 | College
Write for the Future

by Malcolm Thompson I was once afraid of the dark and terrified of girls. Today I am a fearless defensive lineman, captain of the wrestling team an...

Are We Making Progress on Gay and Lesbian Issues?

Jeff Kelly Lowenstein | Posted 06.08.2013 | Chicago
Jeff Kelly Lowenstein

Progress on social issues, like beauty in the stereotypical phrase, is in the eye of the beholder.

LOOK: 48 Years Later...

Posted 02.21.2013 | Black Voices

A picture is certainly worth a thousand words. What better way to celebrate Black History Month than by taking a moment to acknowledge the snapshots o...

LOOK: Black History Photo Of The Day

Posted 02.13.2013 | Black Voices

A picture is certainly worth a thousand words. What better way to celebrate Black History Month than by taking a moment to acknowledge the snapshots o...

LOOK: Black History Photo Of The Day

Posted 02.09.2013 | Black Voices

A picture is certainly worth a thousand words. What better way to celebrate Black History Month than by taking a moment to acknowledge the snapshots o...

Michelangelo Signorile

Gay Civil Rights Hero Bayard Rustin Remembered

HuffingtonPost.com | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 03.12.2013 | Gay Voices

Civil rights leader Bayard Rustin was a visionary and an openly gay man who dared to be out in the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s, when homophobia was at an ...

The Historical Failure of Black Leadership

Pascal Robert | Posted 04.06.2013 | Black Voices
Pascal Robert

What has happened to black leadership? In the face of endless statistics showing the rapid decline of whatever illusory semblance of progress blacks imagined, such signs of progress have almost evaporated in less than a decade.

LOOK: Black History Photo Of The Day

Posted 02.04.2013 | Black Voices

A picture is certainly worth a thousand words. And what better way to celebrate Black History Month than by taking a moment to acknowledge the snapsho...

25 Great Movies for Our 'Historically Illiterate' Children

John Farr | Posted 04.04.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

If history itself is comprised of human stories, great movies can make those stories feel even more immediate, more human. With that in mind, here are twenty-five of my favorite historical films, and the subjects they cover.

WATCH: Manning Marable's Widow On His Fascination With Malcolm X

Posted 12.03.2012 | Books

Manning Marable was a remarkable scholar, critic and writer. He died last year, less than a week before Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention, the book he ...

The Great Blackout on Bravo's Housewives of Beverly Hills: Celebs Speak Out

Tanya Young Williams | Posted 01.19.2013 | Entertainment
Tanya Young Williams

There are no African-American women on the The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills or The Real Housewives of New York and I wanted to know why. Rich is rich no matter what color. So I looked into it.

Malcolm X's Hajj: An American Story

Imam Abdullah Antepli | Posted 12.23.2012 | Religion
Imam Abdullah Antepli

One American's personal transformation through his Hajj experience changed the course of his personal history, and the history of his community, his country and beyond.

We the Peoples of the United Nations: Civilian Carnage in Syria Illuminates Need for UN Structural Reform

Anna Therese Day | Posted 12.12.2012 | World
Anna Therese Day

As the spectacle of UN Week commenced against the backdrop of Syrian bloodshed, a discussion of structural UN reform could not be more timely.