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Black 'Harry Potter' Characters Aren't Just Beautiful -- They're Revolutionary

There's an unspoken rule in literature: Characters are white unless explicitly described otherwise. Take, for example, Hermione Granger from ?Harry Potter: ?Thanks to actress Emma Watson, we picture the character as fair-skinned with perfectly disheveled ringlets. Show More Summary

Jacob Lawrence's 1941 Paintings Spark Talk About Racial Injustice Today

Art museums may seem like the guardians of the past, but they are also the provocateurs of the present, harnessing cultural artifacts to challenge -- even incite -- today’s visitors. Great exhibitions are organized not merely to rehash relics, but to reevaluate the artworks in new contexts. Show More Summary

Mariah Carey To Receive Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame

NEW YORK (AP) -- Mariah Carey will receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame next week. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce announced Monday that Carey will get the 2,556th star on Aug. 5. Guest speakers will include directors Lee Daniels and Brett Ratner, as well as Epic Records CEO and longtime Carey collaborator L.A. Show More Summary

This App Could Help Combat Racial Profiling During Traffic Stops

  Like many people of color, Mbye Njie says he's been racially profiled by police. And like many people of color -- he's fed up. Now, Njie is working towards a solution to minimize unnecessary stops, searches and arrests. Following Mike...Show More Summary

Sheriff Where Sandra Bland Died Says There's No Racism In His County

Waller County Sheriff Glenn Smith, who oversees the jail where Sandra Bland died, insists there's absolutely no racism in this Texas county where lynchings were once rampant.  "The average citizen goes about their life seven days a week...Show More Summary

Rihanna Was Reportedly Blocked From Playing A Free Concert

In the aftermath of Freddie Gray's death at the hands of six Baltimore police officers in April, the city experienced continuous protests. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

11 Women On How They Knew They Didn’t Want Kids

For some women, deciding not to have children is relatively simple, something they've known in their bones for as long as they can remember. For others, it's a decision reached later in life, either after a defining moment that snaps everything into focus or after carefully deliberating for years. Show More Summary

Black Students In The U.S. Get Criminalized While White Students Get Treatment

When black and white kids act up or display troubling behavior at schools, teachers and administrators often address it with differing responses split along racial lines, new research shows.  Black students are more likely to be punished...Show More Summary

Sen. Jeff Merkley: It Doesn’t 'Feel Right' To Separate LGBT Equality Act From 1964 Civil Rights Act

There was an avalanche of hope and excitement last week among supporters of full equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people when Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.) introduced the sweeping, comprehensive Equality Act. Show More Summary

21 Documentaries Every Arts & Culture Lover Should Stream Right Now On Netflix

There are only so many hours in the week you can spend streaming old episodes of "Seinfeld," staring at a glowing screen while the faint echo of a bird tweeting reminds you that life on the other side of your apartment window still exists. Show More Summary

Daily Headlines: July 28, 2015

Colombia: Excavating began to find the corpses of an estimated 300 victims of armed conflict buried beneath a mass grave in Medellin, Colombia. Peru: The Peruvian government decreed that telecommunications firms can legally collect cell phone data including geolocation and store that information for up to three years. Show More Summary

Constructive Feedback University: "Post-Racial Progressive Fundamentalism" Is A Permutation Of "White Supremacy" That JUSTIFIES To The "Colonized Americanized So-Called Negro" The Decision To WALK PAST 30 DEAD BLACK BODIES In Order To Find The 1 That Was

THE WHITE PROGRESSIVE MEDIA OPERATIVES WILL NEVER SEE THE DISTINCTION BETWEEN THE INTERESTS OF THE "BLACK RANK & FILE" VERSUS THE "BLACK RACIAL SERVICES MACHINE"/ "EMBEDDED BLACK FOX CONFIDENCE MEN" WHO COME INTO THE STUDIO TO SPEAKShow More Summary

People I Don't Waste My Time Debating With - Those Who Propagate "Occupy Democrats" Propaganda AND Actually Believe It

This makes rational sense to some peopleThe Executive Suite Makes $100 Million In Compensation (CEO, CFO, CIO, 3 Operating Unit Presidents)40,000 Employees Making An Average Of $50,000 Is $2 Billion In Salary ExpenseBesides the point...Show More Summary

5 Ways Running Can Change Your Life

Most people assume, since I’m a former soccer girl-turned-personal trainer, that I’ve also always been a runner. Not true. Yes, I know, there’s a lot of running in soccer, but running cross-country or track? I wasn’t into that at all growing up. Show More Summary

A Father’s Open Letter to His Son About the Power of Love

Editor’s note: This is the first of three articles that were shared in partnership with BMe Community’s #BlackMenLove to remind readers of who, what and how deeply black men love during this final weekend of Black Family Month. BMe is a growing network of all races and genders, committed to building better communities across the U.S. Show More Summary

FREE Singles Webinar: Cleaning Your Financial Closet – 5 Money Mistakes Singles Make Before Love

Money is an area singles should gain control of, now, in preparation for a relationship, if that is what’s desired. Don’t wait until after you are in a serious relationship to get yourself together financially. Take advantage of this time as a single to get your ducks in order. If you are seriously thinking about merging Keep Reading ?

Daily Headlines: July 27, 2015

Mexico: Is the July 11th prison escape of drug capo Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman a major embarrassment for Presient Enrique Peña Nieto and the Mexican justice system or much ado about nothing? U.S.: “I would like you to actually see meShow More Summary

These Are The Most-Diverse And Least-Diverse U.S. Religious Groups

Muslims participate in a Friday prayer Nov. 14, 2014, at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. The five most racially diverse U.S. religious groups are a diverse group themselves. Seventh-day Adventists, a Protestant denomination,...Show More Summary

Constructive Feedback University: As Kenyans Vocally Reject "The US President's" Outright "Cultural Imperialist" Push For "Gay Rights In Africa" - The Grio And The Root Expose Their Own Fraud In Their Total Lack Of Coverage Of "CULTURAL SELF-DETERMINATIO

THIS IS THE MOST NECESSARY PERIOD OF TIME IN THE CONTEXT OF THE "BLACK DIASPORA" AS A MEANS OF "FINDING ITS WAY FOR THE FUTURE".THE COLONIZERS Should Be Credited Because They Have Reached A New Level Of Deceit The Root.Com (Prof Henry...Show More Summary

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