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Harry Belafonte

Harry Belafonte: Black Men Must End the Oppression of Women

A humanitarian known as much for his social justice advocacy as he is for the…

How Black Women Are Saving Planned Parenthood

Black Women Support Planned Parenthood

The women’s health organization Planned Parenthood has found itself under assault in recent years. Laws…

Megyn Kelly

Megyn Kelly Determined to Keep Jesus and Santa White

Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly isn't comfortable with the idea of a Black Santa and…

Black Artists at Art Basel

As big as Art Basel Miami Beach 2013 (Dec. 5-8) is for Black artists, even…

Brandajah Smith

The Short and Tragic Life of Brandajah Smith

  On June 23 in New Orleans, Brandajah Smith — a dark-chocolate confection of a…

Howard University Chosen to Launch Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In

In a notable choice by an executive and author whose message about leadership has largely…

Jack Lamar Roberson

Black Man Seeking Medical Assistance Killed by Police

Another day, another controversial incident between police and a Black man shot and killed by…

Gun Violence's No. 1 Target: Black Children

Black Children Hurt by Gun Violence the Most

In the weeks since the Washington Navy Yard shooting, the city of New Orleans reached…

Reminder: Black Atheists Actually Do Exist

"I'm so frustrated. Just because I'm Black/African American doesn't mean I'm Christian. I was raised…

Obama's Real Problem on Capitol Hill? Race

President Obama’s Race Problem

They know we can’t prove it. We can deduce and infer from their actions, statements…