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Top 10 Best Ways We Should Start Measuring Black Success

Ernest Owens | Posted 04.19.2014 | Black Voices
Ernest Owens

It's finally time that we have that long awaited talk about measuring black success. For far too long we have given many a pass when it comes to what they say and how they go about navigating what it means to achieve for the community.

Jews as Racialized Other as Reflected in the Kansas Murders

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 04.18.2014 | Crime
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Why did a self-described white supremacist target apparent white people at Jewish community centers? The answer is quite simple: Though Jewish people are members of every so-called "race," even Jews of European heritage have been and still continue to be "racially" othered by dominant, Christian-European-heritage communities.

Weakness Isn't an Option

Brandon L. Greene | Posted 04.18.2014 | Black Voices
Brandon L. Greene

It seems that oftentimes, when we speak about notions of manhood, we view the topic with a limited scope. We talk about the "man box," with references...

The Importance of Being Born Black and Gay

Jeremy Helligar | Posted 04.16.2014 | Gay Voices
Jeremy Helligar

Not knowing what I now know about my personal character as a black, gay man, had my input been requested during the pre-embryonic stage, I probably would have requested that I be born another way. But as the old cliché goes, everything happens for a reason.

Will Today's Hispanics Be Tomorrow's Whites?

Slate | Jamelle Bouie | Posted 04.16.2014 | Latino Voices

The Trayvon Martin shooting was hardly in the national consciousness before fault lines emerged around the case. Was Martin as innocent as he seemed? ...

Measuring What Matters

Alan Jenkins | Posted 04.14.2014 | New York
Alan Jenkins

It's rare that we try to measure our progress in achieving the American ideal of opportunity, especially when it comes to our nation's young people.

5 Tips for a Successful Family 'Racecation'

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 04.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

First and foremost, it's a family vacation. So, you'll want to make sure you plan enough fun things to keep your entire family entertained and happy during the trip. You may be worried about the race, but the rest of your family shouldn't be.

Ryan J. Reilly

Eric Holder Says He Wasn't Playing Race Card When Decrying GOP Opposition

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 04.15.2014 | Politics

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Attorney General Eric Holder said he wasn't referring to race last week when he strayed from prepared remarks during a speech befo...

Why Doing a Google Search Can Be So Damaging

Kelley Raleigh | Posted 04.14.2014 | Impact
Kelley Raleigh

Have you ever Googled yourself and clicked on the images tab? What if you google something you like or want to know more about, click on the images ta...

Christina Wilkie

Top Democrat: 'Not All' Republicans Are Racist

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 04.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- "Not all" Republicans are racist, said Rep. Steve Israel (D-N.Y.) on Sunday, but "to a significant extent, the Republican base has eleme...

Black Beyond a Reasonable Doubt: The Case of DeSean Jackson

Dr. David J. Leonard | Posted 04.11.2014 | Black Voices
Dr. David J. Leonard

This is bigger than DeSean Jackson or the NFL. In a nation where black youth are routinely stopped and frisked because they "fit a profile," what happens to DeSean Jackson matters.

Black Players In Major League Baseball At 1950s Levels

Huffington Post | Alissa Scheller | Posted 04.09.2014 | Sports

Jackie Robinson broke Major League baseball's color barrier in 1947, but in the past few years, the percentage of African-American players on the fiel...

Jezebel, Pocahottie, Mami, and China Doll: Highlighting Racialized Sexual Violence

Anahvia Taiyib | Posted 04.08.2014 | College
Anahvia Taiyib

Sexual violence has always been racialized (as well as gender-biased), and there is no one narrative that can fully capture the diversity of experiences. I reject the idea that there is a "universal womanhood" and universal experiences that all women share.

The Upside Down Wonderland of Racism

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 04.08.2014 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Is the United States now a "colorblind" society? Or even more importantly, should the United States be a "colorblind/race-blind" society? The very notion of "race-blindness" is deeply problematic.

Obama and the Lingering Significance of Race

Robert Kuttner | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

Racism should not be an alibi for clear failures by this president to maximize the moment. On the other hand, critics should never forget the role of race in the Obama era. As the first African American to ascend to the presidency, Obama has bent over backwards to be reassuring to his white countrymen, almost to a fault. Even when race was unmistakably an issue, as it surely is in Republican voter suppression, or the racial dimension of who suffered disproportionately from the subprime housing collapse, the president has gone out of his way not to mention race. In some respects, Obama is damned if he talks explicitly about race, and damned if he doesn't.

Young Woman Explains Why She Identifies as 'Queer' (VIDEO)

Nathan Manske | Posted 04.07.2014 | Gay Voices
Nathan Manske

After she came out as queer to an ex-boyfriend, and later to a childhood friend with whom she led Bible study, both friends responded with support.

#CancelColbert? Beyond Dichotomies

David Palumbo-Liu | Posted 04.01.2014 | Media
David Palumbo-Liu

When something that we like, something that is usually in line with our "progressive" sentiments, reveals that the ethics of race and racism aren't as tidy as we had assumed, that structure begins to crumble. We become defensive.

Anger vs. Passion - #FactsOnly

Brandon L. Greene | Posted 04.01.2014 | Black Voices
Brandon L. Greene

If we are going to talk solutions, we need to clearly understand the problems; and when people talk about society, progress and injustice, the numbers don't lie.

The Transformative Power of Visibility

Simone N. Sneed | Posted 03.27.2014 | Women
Simone N. Sneed

As women's history month draws to a conclusion, I have been reflecting on what it means to expand the work of feminism to better include diverse perspectives and narratives.

When it Comes to Diversity, Who Counts?

Martha S. Jones | Posted 03.26.2014 | College
Martha S. Jones

When talking diversity at colleges and universities, the numbers count. Still, when it comes to mixed-race students, too often they do not count at all.

Noah's No Hero

Edward J. Blum | Posted 03.25.2014 | Religion
Edward J. Blum

Noah's curse has a variety of names. Sometimes it is called the Curse of Ham. Sometimes it is referred to as the Curse of Canaan. By any name, the implications have been great.

On 'Table Seats' and Validations: An Open Letter to Kanye West

Jay Dodd | Posted 03.25.2014 | Black Voices
Jay Dodd

I hope you seek to create counter-cultures and use your charming ability to rupture and truth tell to show people more than just your person talent. You and your aspirations for particularly white-nesses are the center of your work

On George Will, Paul Ryan and Assumptions About Urban Poverty

Tiziana Dearing | Posted 03.24.2014 | Politics
Tiziana Dearing

Yesterday is yesterday, and progress is happening. Nevertheless, George Will's piece about Paul Ryan's comments still carries some assumptions -- assumptions of choice -- at least linked to the past, even while condemning people who hear them as such.

For Healthy Births and Happy Birthdays, Get Covered and Trust Women

Christine Pelosi | Posted 03.22.2014 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

If I didn't have the experience as an attorney and the confidence of an advocate, my path -- our daughter's path -- might well have been different.

Persistence of Race in the Changing South

Glen Browder | Posted 03.21.2014 | Politics
Glen Browder

Is race still the driver of Southern politics? A leading scholar of contemporary politics supplied his answers in a recent conference of Southern specialists.