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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.

Brown University Student Uncovers Lost Malcolm X Speech

AP | By DAVID KLEPPER | Posted 02.06.2012 | College

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- The recording was forgotten, and so, too, was the odd twist of history that brought together Malcolm X and a bespectacled Ivy Leag...

Uncovered Documents Reveal Malcolm X History

AP | By JEFF KAROUB | Posted 02.01.2012 | Detroit

DETROIT -- Documents outlining the crime that landed Malcolm X in prison in the 1940s are among some 1,000 recently unearthed items purchased jointly ...

The Greatest -- Muhammad Ali -- Turns 70

Peter Dreier | Posted 03.18.2012 | Sports
Peter Dreier

Muhammad Ali's fame, his sacrifice, and his lifetime commitment to peace and human rights is unequaled in the sports world.

PHOTOS: Freedom Fighter Fashion

Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 01.16.2012 | Black Voices

There is strength in style--the civil-rights movement is a perfect example. Robin Givhan said it best in her essay about the civil-rights movement...

Malcolm X's Daughter Gets Locked Up

AP | Posted 02.13.2014 | Black Voices

Authorities say a daughter of Malcolm X is being held without bail after violating terms of her probation. According to the New York Post, Malikah Sh...

Top 5 Criminals Who Turned Their Lives Around

Newsone.com | David Moye | Posted 11.18.2011 | Crime

One good thing about America is that people are given second chances. Many people who have become leaders, businessmen and even politicians have be...

5 Years Probation For Malcolm X Daughter In Theft

AP | Posted 09.28.2011 | New York

NEW YORK -- A daughter of Malcolm X has been sentenced to five years of probation for stealing the identity of an elderly family friend to run up big ...