Black Voices

At Least Trump's Black Music Month Statement Got This Right

President Trump has officially declared June 2017 as African-American Music Appreciation Month.

On Wednesday, Trump continued the annual presidential tradition by issuing this year’s proclamation. In ...

Added May 31, 2017

NYPD Sergeant Charged With Murder In Shooting Of Elderly Woman With Mental Illness

A New York City police sergeant was arrested and charged with second-degree murder on Wednesday for the fatal shooting of a 66-year-old mentally ill woman in her apartment last year.

Sgt. Hugh Barry ...

Added May 31, 2017

The Complicated Reason People Are Totally Fine With Rihanna's Weight Gain

When there is a noticeable change in a celebrity’s weight, especially if said celebrity is a woman, people talk about it. If she loses weight, fitness and entertainment blogs package it as a great makeover ...

Added May 31, 2017

Hollywood Is Stepping Up To Change The Stigma Around Men And Therapy

While many public figures have worked to make mental health a less taboo topic, famous men in particular seem to be speaking out now more than ever.

In a very recent example, Peter Kraus, a contestant ...

Added May 31, 2017

One Official Tried To Warn Us About Attacks Like Portland. He Was Pushed Out.

WASHINGTON ― The anti-Muslim white supremacist charged with murdering two men in Portland, Oregon, when they intervened in his bigoted tirade at two teenagers is the kind of extremist that former Department ...

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Why Climate Change Is A Women's Issue

Multiple news outlets are now reporting that President Donald Trump is set to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Accord, the landmark pact to reduce global warming.

While environmentalists ...

Added May 31, 2017

Cracked's Video On The 'Problem' Of Voter Fraud Is A MUST-Watch

Voter fraud is a lot like the flat-earth theory. A lot of people have been talking about it recently and trying to give the idea some legitimacy, but in reality, it’s utter bulls**t.

Cracked creative ...

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John Legend Responds To WGN America's 'Underground' Cancellation

John Legend is far from pleased with WGN America’s cancellation of “Underground.”

Following Tuesday’s announcement that the series is among several the network will cancel, Legend ― who served as the ...

Added May 31, 2017

I Only Recently Gave Myself Permission To Start Embracing Life As An Indian-American

“A third culture kid is a person who has spent a significant part of his or her development years outside their parents’ culture. The third culture kid builds relationships to all the cultures, while not ...

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Black, Gay, And Afraid: Will Trump’s America Welcome Me Back After 11 Years Away?

You can’t go home again ― or so that old cliché claims. I’d never given it much thought before, but lately it’s felt like my life in five words.

Born in the Virgin Islands and raised in Florida, I was ...

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Serena Williams' Babymoon In Monaco Looked Pretty Perfect

Serena Williams is celebrating the upcoming arrival of her first child in style. 

The tennis great and her fiancé, Reddit cofounder Alexis Ohanian, babymooned in Monaco this past weekend. The two did ...

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Someone Hung A Black Teddy Bear By A Noose As A 'Prank' On A Black Principal

Someone at a Raleigh, North Carolina, high school thought it was a good idea to play a racist “prank” on the school’s black principal.

On Tuesday morning, Wakefield High School students found a black ...

Added May 31, 2017

Powerful Hashtag Highlights The Body-Shaming Comments Women Hear In A Lifetime

Most women don’t forget the very first time they were body-shamed.  

Founder and CEO of the athletic wear company Oiselle Sally Bergesen definitely remembers one of the first times she was body-shamed ...

Added May 31, 2017

6 Netflix Releases With Black Stars To Watch This June

Can you believe it’s June already? With a new month comes a brand spanking new slate of movies and TV shows to stream on Netflix. And this month, the offering includes an eclectic mix of new and old favorites ...

Added May 31, 2017

Social Isolation Is A Serious Dilemma For Too Many Men

Anyone who has even the slightest interest in media popular culture, particularly, as it relates to the 1960s, is likely to be aware of the TV program Mad Men that aired from 2007-2015. The main character ...

Added May 31, 2017

ABC Cast A Guy Who Thinks The NAACP Is 'Racist' To Date First Black Bachelorette

Lee Garrett is a 30-year-old singer/songwriter from Nashville, one of 31 men cast to date Rachel Lindsay, the current star of ABC’s “The Bachelorette” (and the first black lead the franchise has ever featured ...

Added May 31, 2017

These Shoes Are Changing The Lives Of Single Mothers And Seniors In Colombia

Soles for Change knows the right pair of shoes can help someone go far.

The artisanal shoe company’s main mission is to benefit the Colombian artisans, mostly single mothers and seniors, who handcraft ...

Added May 31, 2017

LeBron James' House Spray-Painted With 'N****r' In Apparent Hate Crime

The Los Angeles home of LeBron James has become the site of an apparent hate crime just one day before the Cleveland Cavaliers superstar embarks on his seventh straight NBA Finals. 

The LAPD has confirmed ...

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Journal Apologizes After Excluding Black Writers From Black Lives Matter Issue

A prestigious academic journal has come under fire after publishing an issue dedicated to Black Lives Matter with no black writers.

The Journal of Political Philosophy allotted more than 60 pages of its ...

Added May 31, 2017

Patti LaBelle On Why Her Black Music Honor Is One Of Her Most Significant Awards

Patti LaBelle will add another honor to her already award-heavy career at the kick-off event for Black Music Month. 

On June 1 in Nashville, the Grammy Award winner will be among this year’s distinguished ...

Added May 31, 2017

Melissa Harris-Perry's Misguided Assault On Legacy Civil Rights Organizations

Melissa Harris-Perry published a thought-provoking article in the New York Times this morning entitled “How to Save the N.A.A.C.P. From Irrelevance.” I like and respect Melissa Harris-Perry, but for her ...

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Most Americans Want To See More School Integration As Trump Destroys Existing Efforts

Over 63 years after Brown v. Board of Education made state-sanctioned school segregation illegal and set off a wave of controversial efforts to diversify districts, many schools have settled back into ...

Added May 31, 2017

What Men Say On Dates Versus What They Really Mean

Tired of the all coded language and cliches guys use during dates? 

Dating expert Matthew Hussey and YouTuber-actress Anna Akana are here to help. In a new joint video, Hussey sits in on Akana’s way-too ...

Added May 31, 2017

Lindsey Vonn Posted An Unfortunate Instagram Hours After Tiger Woods Arrest

We’re just going to chalk this up to unfortunate timing: Hours after Tiger Woods was arrested Monday morning on a DUI charge, his ex-girlfriend Lindsey Vonn posted a pic on Instagram of herself clearly ...

Added May 30, 2017

After Denver Post Writer Out Following Racist Tweet, Site’s Former Exec Has Some Words

After a journalist’s racist tweet about the Japanese Indy 500 winner went viral this past weekend, a former colleague took to social media to sound off. 

Gil Asakawa, a former executive producer at The ...

Added May 30, 2017