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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.

Movie Review: Oldboy

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.01.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I've been a fan of Spike Lee -- if not of all of his movies -- for 25 years. And I've found that, more often than not, he's at his best when he's directing someone else's material -- or someone else's story. It's absolutely true of Oldboy.

This Is Why We Won't Be Reading Malcolm X's Diary Any Time Soon

AP | Posted 12.03.2013 | Black Voices

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York judge has extended her ban on sales of a book containing Malcolm X's diaries until a challenge can be heard next year. F...

Assassinations, Anniversaries, and the New America Now

Alton B. Pollard, III, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Alton B. Pollard, III, Ph.D.

Anniversaries are often that occasion when a spark of hope for the future is renewed in the hearts of individuals, a community, or a nation. People, whose lives have been touched near and far, pay their momentary tribute and respect.

I Adopted a Black Kid and I'm Not Black -- So?

Matthew Bailey | Posted 11.08.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Bailey

Four months ago, after three long-ass years of waiting, I adopted a nice little half-black, half-Polish boy called Cameron. Despite the near-constant ...

Discriminating Taste: Rhapsody in Black Puts Audiences on the Path to Transcending Racism

Jaime Lubin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Jaime Lubin

Charming, self-deprecatingly funny, linguistically awesome, LeLand Gantt imbues every word that falls from his mouth with all the passion and poignancy of a preacher speaking the Gospel. You will find truth and triumph in Rhapsody in Black.

Siegel's The Trials of Muhammad Ali Is Simply Brilliant

Rick Ayers | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Rick Ayers

Not only does Siegel capture Ali's state of mind then and his reflections now, but he captures an astounding range of interviews with principle participants and brilliant raconteurs.

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...