Black Voices

Toni Morrison's Most Powerful Quotes On Racism

The legendary author, who died Monday, has long been addressing racism and distilling sometimes uncomfortable truths.

Added August 07, 2019

The Liberating Clarity Of Toni Morrison's Words

The author, who died Monday at age 88, knew language isn’t limitless. But she wrote like it was.

Added August 06, 2019

Tyler Mitchell's Historic Beyoncé Vogue Portrait Is Headed To The Smithsonian

The photographer became the first Black person to shoot the cover of Vogue when, at age 23, he photographed Queen Bey last year.

Added August 06, 2019

How A Nationalistic Strain Of Christianity Is Subtly Shaping America's Gun Debate

It's hard for gun control activists to find common ground with folks who believe the Second Amendment is a God-given right.

Added August 06, 2019

Inside The NAACP's Civil War Over Charter Schools

Leaders of the nation's oldest civil rights group say that members are being paid by right-wing groups to infiltrate the organization and sow chaos.

Added August 06, 2019

Professor Breaks Down U.S. Racism, Trump's 'Ugliness' In 3 Powerful Minutes

Trump is "a manifestation of the ugliness that’s in us," Princeton's Eddie Glaude Jr. told MSNBC.

Added August 06, 2019

Former President Barack Obama Remembers Toni Morrison

Obama awarded the trailblazing author of "Beloved," "Song of Solomon" and "The Bluest Eye" with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2012.

Added August 06, 2019

Trump’s Largely White And Male Appellate Judges, In One Photo

Like his administration, Trump's group of confirmed judicial nominees is severely lacking in diversity.

Added August 05, 2019

R. Kelly Faces New Criminal Charges In Minnesota

Authorities charged the singer and accused serial sexual abuser with two counts of prostitution and solicitation involving a girl under 18 in 2001.

Added August 05, 2019

Neil deGrasse Tyson Apologizes For 'Tone Deaf' Take On El Paso, Dayton Shootings

The astrophysicist said he “got this one wrong” after appearing on Twitter to downplay the role of gun violence in the two massacres.

Added August 05, 2019

Ohio GOP Lawmaker Blames Mass Shootings On Trans People, Gay Marriage And More

After 29 people were killed in two deadly shootings this weekend, state Rep. Candice Keller blamed the violence on “homosexual marriage,” “drag queen advocates” and more.

Added August 05, 2019

Will Elizabeth Warren Be Able To Convince Black Voters She’s Their Woman?

The Democratic presidential candidate has convinced activists of color she's serious. Can she translate that enthusiasm to the broader black electorate?

Added August 05, 2019

Washington, DC's Newest Black-Woman-Owned Ice Cream Shop Is All About Community

Karin Sellers wants Here's The Scoop to be more than just an ice cream shop — she wants it to be an incubator for black talent.

Added August 05, 2019

El Paso Terrorism Suspect’s Alleged Manifesto Highlights Eco-Fascism’s Revival

The racist rant inveighs against environmental destruction and calls for mass killings to make the American “way of life” more “sustainable.” It’s not unique.

Added August 04, 2019

James Baldwin Honored On Social Media On What Would Have Been His 95th Birthday

Actress Yara Shahidi wrote on Instagram that she turns "to his words and wisdom everyday."

Added August 04, 2019

'Potentially Dangerous Conditions May Exist In This Area'

Pollution has plagued this Birmingham, Alabama, neighborhood for decades. Will anything ever change?

Added August 03, 2019

Trump's Immigration Proposals Don't Need To Happen To Cause Harm. That's The Point.

How do immigrant advocates and lawmakers counter policies that haven’t yet been put in place?

Added August 02, 2019

'A Black Lady Sketch Show' Is A Comedy Like None Other

The new HBO series starring Robin Thede is the next frontier of comedy.

Added August 02, 2019

John Legend Slyly 'Apologizes' For His Profanity-Laced Donald Trump Description

Calling the president a POS was "mistaken," the EGOT winner clarified. "At least excrement has a useful biological function."

Added August 02, 2019

Nikki Haley Calls Trump's Comment on Elijah Cummings Break-In 'So Unnecessary'

"Too bad!" Trump tweeted about the burglary of Cummings' home in Baltimore.

Added August 02, 2019

Officer Who Killed Eric Garner Should Be Fired, Judge Recommends: Reports

Officer Daniel Pantaleo was seen on camera in 2014 putting the father in a fatal and illegal chokehold.

Added August 02, 2019

Lenny Kravitz Sends Jason Momoa Birthday Wishes, Shares Sweet Photo Of Them Hugging

"Ohana ‘til the end," the rock icon wrote in reference to the "Aquaman" actor on Instagram.

Added August 02, 2019

At Cincinnati Rally, White Trump Supporters Want You To Know They Have Black Friends

And that the president, two weeks after he told four American congresswomen of color to "go back" to their own countries, is definitely not racist.

Added August 02, 2019

Trump Escalates Attack On Elijah Cummings With Tweet About Baltimore Burglary

The congressman's home was broken into hours before Trump began tweeting racist insults about Cummings and his majority-black House district.

Added August 02, 2019

Michelle Obama Has Sweetest Autograph Exchange With Tennis Prodigy Coco Gauff

The athlete tweeted she was "SPEECHLESS" after meeting the former first lady.

Added August 02, 2019