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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.

Wood Harris To Play Malcolm X In Lifetime's 'Coretta and Betty'

Black Film | Posted 09.18.2012 | Black Voices

While promoting his upcoming film opposite Lena Headey and Karl Urban in ‘Dredd 3D,’ actor Wood Harris mentioned to Blackfilm.com that he’s set ...

So You Want to Talk Solutions? White Denial and the Change Question (Part 1)

Dr. David J. Leonard | Posted 11.05.2012 | Black Voices
Dr. David J. Leonard

It is time to rectify a societal plague - mass incarceration. This would be a step in the right direction.

Optional Oscars -- 1992

Jon Eig | Posted 10.29.2012 | Entertainment
Jon Eig

The book Alternate Oscars looks at every Oscar awarded in the big three categories -- picture, actor, and actress -- from 1927-28 on and offers, when appropriate, a better choice. But it stops with the 1991 Oscars, which leaves the last 20 years wide open.

Son Of Malcolm X's Biographer Seeks Letter At Syracuse University

AP | MICHAEL HILL | Posted 07.29.2012 | Black Voices

ALBANY, N.Y. — The son of Malcolm X's biographer is asking Syracuse University to hand over a letter in which the slain activist writes about hi...

Occupy, Obama and Buffett

Richard Brodsky | Posted 06.12.2012 | Politics
Richard Brodsky

In spite of all the idiocies and unfairness, in spite of the impact of corporate wealth on campaigns and public opinion, elected leaders still have the capacity to translate mass movements into things that people can vote for.

How A Christian Hajj Would Save The Next Trayvon Martin

Dr. Faheem Younus | Posted 05.27.2012 | Religion
Dr. Faheem Younus

The Muslim Hajj, while commanded by God, truly became a symbol of unity and brotherhood by the call of Prophet Muhammad. Trayvon's death is an opportunity for white church leaders to make it their calling.

WATCH: Spike's Most Memorable Joints

Posted 03.20.2012 | Black Voices

Throughout the years, Spike Lee and his production company, 40 Acres and a Mule, has managed to produce some of the most talked-about films in black c...

Malcolm X: The Paragon of Self-Transformation

Muqtedar Khan | Posted 04.27.2012 | Impact
Muqtedar Khan

Malcolm X's legacy is important for Muslims and non-Muslims alike -- and one that has influenced many American Muslims, including myself.

Yasiin Bey Remixes 'N****s In Paris' In Memory Of Malcolm X

Posted 02.24.2012 | Entertainment

Formerly known as Mos Def, Yasiin Bey has rolled in with a remix video of Kanye West and Jay-Z's "N*****s In Paris," 'N****s In Poorest." The track...

Books To Read For Black History Month

Christopher Paul Curtis | Posted 04.16.2012 | Books
Christopher Paul Curtis

It is so difficult to choose only ten books for Black History Month; my list should be immediately expanded to include any book by the authors I cite.