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The President Sings of Grace

Justice comes from recognizing ourselves in each other. President Obama had the best week of his career last week, with victories on trade, fair housing, healthcare and marriage equality that cemented his legacy. But instead of taking a victory lap, he capped his week with a eulogy in the form of a sermon on grace. Show More Summary

Star Trek’s George Takei on Clarence Thomas: ‘He Is a Clown in Blackface Sitting on the Supreme Court’  

George Takei is one of the most beloved Star Trek actors who utilizes their social media presence in the most awesome ways. Takei also doesn’t believe in biting his tongue, especially when it comes to civil rights.

Black Man Arrested after Admitting to Posting Racist Signs Outside Black Churches

A Colorado Springs man was arrested on Tuesday after admitting to local station KRDO that he was the one who posted racially charged signs outside of two churches, and around the city, KRDO reports.

How Sexism Can Help You Understand Racism

In his novel The Fire Next Time, prolific writer James Baldwin wrote "whatever White people do not know about Negroes reveals, precisely and inexorably, what they do not know about themselves." Replace "White people" and "Negroes" with "Men" and "Women," and read the statement again. Show More Summary

Charleston's Emanuel AME: A Catalyst for Change?

Could the tragic events of last week in Charleston, South Carolina mark a turning point in race relations in the United States? We have reason for hope, given the remarkable demonstration of love and compassion from the victims' families,...Show More Summary

The Speech President Obama Cannot Give by Walter Greason

The Speech President Obama Cannot Give by Walter Greason | @WorldProfessor | HuffPost BlackVoices Healing is a painful process. Even the smallest scrapes and burns will itch intensely and scar before disappearing. President Barack Obama's...Show More Summary

Black Women-Owned Businesses Skyrocket By 322 Percent In Less Than 20 Years

African-American women are the fastest growing group of entrepreneurs in America, a new study reveals. The 2015 State of Women-Owned Businesses Report released this week found that the number of women-owned businesses grew by 74 percent between 1997 and 2015. Show More Summary

SC Female Pastors Receive Threatening Letters: 'You and Your Children Will Die'

Three female pastors in South Carolina have been subject to threatening letters, Clarendon, S.C. Sheriff Randy Garrett has confirmed, WLTX reports.

After 44 Years, Sesame Street’s ‘Maria’ Is Retiring  

Sonia Manzano has spent the past 44 years of her career on Sesame Street as “Maria,” but that is all coming to an end. During a recent appearance at the American Library Association’s annual conference, Manzano announced her retirement from the program.

There's A Sign Women Are Ovulating, But Men Can't Detect It

By Cari Nierenberg, Contributing LiveScience Writer Published on 07/01/2015 11:38 AM EDT on LiveScience Women's cheeks get redder when they are the most fertile, but this color change is so subtle that it is undetectable by the human eye, a new study finds. Show More Summary

Singles: 5 Real Life Lessons You Must Learn

Guest Writer: Aneesha Perkins Oftentimes the World portrays being single as a lonely, depressing and unpleasant experience. You scroll through Instagram and Facebook and see sarcastic memes about everyone getting married and starting their family while you’re doing something simpler like working on a six-pack. Show More Summary

Why was the National Council of Negro Women...

The National Council of Negro Women was established by Mary McLeod Bethune to unite African-American women's groups and improve race relations in the United States.

African-American Musical Pioneers

W.C. Handy, Scott Joplin and Thomas Dorsey are all considered musical pioneers for their ability to take chances and create new sounds.

How did the Black Theater Movement begin?

The Black Theater Movement began in 1816 when William Brown established the African Company and troupes such as the Negro Ensemble Company continue the movement today.

Who are the pioneers of Black Nationalist...

Early Black Nationalists included Paul Cuffee, Martin Delany and Henry McNeal Turner. These men all envisioned a better world for African-Americans outside of the United States.

How did Arthur Ashe become a world-class tennis...

Not only was Arthur Ashe a tennis player that broke racial barriers, but he used his position to shed light on several humanitarian issues.

Famous Players of the Negro Baseball Leagues

Satchel Paige, Josh Gibson, and Jackie Robinson are three of the most prolific players in the Negro Baseball Leagues.

This Video Shows Black Women Sharing Their 'Degrading' Encounters With Police

From excessive use of force to unwarranted -- and often sexual -- searches, black women are no exception from the ongoing encounters of police brutality. In a new video produced by Fusion, two black women detail their experiences with...Show More Summary

Black Woman's 'Lynching' Arrest Sparks Debate Over Controversial California Law

California Governor Jerry Brown on Wednesday was considering whether to sign a bill that would remove the word "lynching" from a 1933 law that used the term to describe the crime of trying to wrest a person from police custody. The bill,...Show More Summary

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