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Reflections on Ferguson

Verelyn Gibbs Watson | Posted 08.22.2014 | Impact
Verelyn Gibbs Watson

I don't have definitive answers as to what has gone wrong in Ferguson. My heart grieves for the family of Michael Brown. I am astounded by the local p...

Ferguson and the America We Need to Build

Michael Keegan | Posted 08.15.2014 | Politics
Michael Keegan

If our commitment to equality and human dignity is to have real meaning, we cannot continue to tolerate conditions that require so many parents to teach their children how to live through a chance encounter with law enforcement.

These Photos Show How Far We Are From A Truly Post-Racial Society

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 12.17.2013 | Black Voices

In 1970, Psychiatrist Dr. Chester Pierce coined the term "racial microaggression" to describe a phenomenon we have all undoubtedly encountered, whethe...

Bully in the Federal Workplace

Jim Moore | Posted 11.07.2013 | Politics
Jim Moore

Whether they are on the staffs of senators or congressmen, or work in the myriad halls of cabinet departments and federal agencies, a large number find themselves on the short end of the stick with little recourse.

The Inside Game: Why Jay Z Shouldn't Back Out of Barney's Deal

Shamara McCoy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Shamara McCoy

This may not be the prevailing view in the Black community, but I don't think Jay Z should drop out of his upcoming holiday collaboration with Barney's. Now before you unleash a barrage of nasty criticism in the comment box, just hear me out.

Burden of Proof

James Bell | Posted 09.23.2013 | Black Voices
James Bell

It is pretty well known throughout society that our justice system requires some burden of proof be met in order for one adversary to prevail over ano...

A Mental Health Moment After the Trial

Linda Harding-Bond | Posted 09.16.2013 | Black Voices
Linda Harding-Bond

It's good to rally and march; coming together for a common cause can be mentally and emotionally healing. But right now, I do not want to be approached by anyone who does not look like me to discuss the verdict.

Infographic: Minorities Becoming Majority in U.S.

Turnstyle | Posted 08.13.2011 | Los Angeles
Turnstyle

Originally published on Turnstylenews.com, a digital information service surfacing emerging stories in news, entertainment, art and culture; powered ...

A Few Words In Defense of the N-Word, in the Novels of Mark Twain

Mikhail Lyubansky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Mikhail Lyubansky

While racial insensitivity and avoidance of discussions about racism are real problems in classrooms, removing racially objectionable content from literature cannot possibly be effective in anything other than eliminating discomfort.

Shirley Sherrod, Black Farmers and the 2010 Racial World Cup

Charles D. Ellison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles D. Ellison

Perhaps one of the more eloquent and official retrospectives resulting from the Shirley Sherrod incident was White House Press Secretary Robert Gibb's...

Are the Fangs Real? Vampires as Racial Metaphor in the Anita Blake and Twilight Novels

Mikhail Lyubansky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Mikhail Lyubansky

Vampires have never been just vampires. Intended or not, vampires represent a number of marginalized groups that are perceived as a threat by mainstream society, particularly immigrants and racial minorities.

Race is Sexy. Sex is Racy. Now "Get Lost"

Mikhail Lyubansky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mikhail Lyubansky

Race is sexy. And sex is racy. Is it any wonder that our society seems fascinated, obsessed even, with their combination? Consider the latest photo...

Is the Blagojevich YouTube Video Racist?

Mikhail Lyubansky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Mikhail Lyubansky

Some viewers may perceive this video as evidence for what they've feared all along, that Obama is more invested in the interests of the Black community than in those of "Americans"?

Report: Race Matters in Judicial Decision-Making

Mike Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Green

If people of all races are to believe in judicial fairness, a more diverse bench is a good place to start.

It's Time for Obama To End "Don't Ask, Don't Talk" Policy on Racism

Hasan Kwame Jeffries | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hasan Kwame Jeffries

Obama needs to move swiftly to end "Don't Ask, Don't Talk," the White House policy that sidesteps the issue of racism in America by directing the president not to talk about it.

Harry Reid Was (Mostly) Right... Until Now

Andrew Grant-Thomas, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrew Grant-Thomas, Ph.D.

Voters didn't throw some disembodied, decontextualized essence of blackness on the table in deciding whether or not to vote for Barack Obama. His racial identity was one part of a complex mix of considerations.

Harry Reid Was Right

Sam Fulwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Sam Fulwood

Imagine how much better informed Americans might have been if the pundits explained how Reid's words actually reflected this nation's fixation on making any deviation from whiteness as abnormal, deviant or inferior.

What!? Racism Still in America?

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

I see racial sub-texts in the intensity of the attacks on Obama -- not in the disagreements per se, but in the viciousness of the rhetoric.

The JusticeBot 9000

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The JusticeBot 9000: You said you wanted a machine that took all the human factor out of the law, so that emotion and empathy would be forever banished from the bench.

American Violet: A Powerful Movie about Race and the Drug War

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Without spoiling the ending, American Violet is an excellent movie, and tells the story in a moving and heart-wrenching fashion.

Guest Column: Why Obama's Election Should Be Considered Historic

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

For only the third time in this column's two-and-a-half year history (see note below), I am turning over my soapbox to a guest columnist. As with bot...

Sixty Years After Desegregation, Ending "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Being gay should be no more of a barrier to serving the United States military than being black now is. My guess is that sixty years from now, people will wonder what took us so long.

Forget Apologizing to Obama, Jackson Should Apologize to Blacks for His N Word Hypocrisy

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Jackson should immediately apologize to blacks for not only trashing them, but also apologize for his hypocrisy. But that's not all.