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Why Is Country Music So White?
Exploring the complicated racial legacy of country music reveals why the genre often goes from being a musical form to a vehicle for difficult conversations around race and identity.
Forgotten Farmers: African-American Land Loss
Although slave labor created the economic basis of U.S. agriculture, the long-term effects of racism and systemic discrimination from U.S. Department of Agriculture programs continue to sideline African American farmers from land ownership.
She Found Success In The Army, But A Glass Ceiling Back Home
As a woman of color, Asha Castleberry felt isolated both in the U.S. Army and in the workforce, upon her return home.
The Army Banned Her Dreadlocks — Until She Fought Back
Captain Whennah Andrews was forced to wear a wig because her dreadlocks didn’t comply with the Army’s grooming policy.
This Man Forgave His Son’s Killer And Advocated For His Parole
After the initial shock of his son's death subsided, Azim realized that there are victims on both sides of the gun.
The History Of Blackface In America
Many prominent politicians and entertainers have worn blackface. The racist practice isn’t new.
This Jewish Man Is Fighting Racism Within The Orthodox Community
Born and raised in a Hasidic home in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, MaNishtana speaks out against the racism and bigotry he experiences within his own Orthodox community.
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Tiffany Haddish Stole The Show At The Oscars
After her hilarious double act with Maya Rudolph and a no-nonsense approach to awards ceremony fashion, people are calling for Tiffany Haddish to host next year’s Oscars.
This Vlogger Embraces Her Afro-Latina Identity
Beauty vlogger and social media star MonicaStyle Muse discusses her struggles growing up as an Afro-Latina, and how she came to embrace her identity.
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The Mental And Physical Toll Of Activism
Patrisse Khan-Cullors discusses the toll activism takes on mental health and how she copes with the pressure of fighting for racial equality in America.
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How The #MeToo Movement Inspired These Black Women To Vote For Doug Jones
African American women are credited with handing Doug Jones his historic victory in the Alabama Senate race. We spoke to some of them about why voting matters to them.
Being Black Is...
Various people describe what it has meant for them to be black, and how everyone's experience with it is unique.
Why Am I Black?
These children ask their parents a very complicated question.
Racism In Mississippi
In Oxford, Mississippi we spoke to Detra Gardner for HuffPost’s “Listen To America” bus tour. She told us about the racism she encountered earlier that day.
This St. Louis Resident Is Optimistic About His City, Despite Its Troubles
The first stop on HuffPost’s “Listen To America” bus tour was St. Louis, Missouri. We learned how communities in "The Gateway to the West" have suffered and where change is needed.
Have Race Relations In St. Louis Changed Since Michael Brown Was Killed?
For HuffPost’s “Listen To America” bus tour, we asked if racial tensions in St. Louis have improved or worsened in the three years since unarmed black teenager Michael Brown was shot dead by a police officer.
Simone Askew Will Be First Black Woman To Serve As West Point's First Captain
"It's a great step not only for women, but African-American women," the cadet's sister said.
Study: Heavy Asian Faces ‘Look More American’
A new study shows people perceive heavier Asian-Americans as more “American” than their thinner counterparts.
Non-Black People Of Color Owe Immeasurable Debts Of Gratitude To Black Americans
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Today - as much as any other day -- is a great time to commence that reflective inquiry and to introspect upon how to be a better ally in the battles that still remain to be fought.
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Kwanzaa Celebrates Unity, Faith And African Roots
By HuffPost Religion Editors, The Huffington Post
The holiday was established during the civil rights era to commemorate African heritage.
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The North Carolina GOP Is Pretty Happy About The State’s Lower Black Voter Turnout
Fewer African-Americans are turning out for early voting compared to 2012.
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