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Mumia Abu-Jamal: A Black Radical Who Matters For Our Time

Johanna Fernandez | Posted 04.07.2015 | Black Voices
Johanna Fernandez

Because they speak uncomfortable truths, black prophetic voices, while they are alive, are vilified and violently persecuted by repressive agents of the state.

This Man Faces Life in Prison for ... Rapping

David Loy | Posted 04.05.2015 | Crime
David Loy

I've heard free speech isn't free, and Brandon Duncan, who raps as Tiny Doo, has learned that the hard way.

FBI: Give Me Back My Email to WikiLeaks

Robert Naiman | Posted 03.29.2015 | World
Robert Naiman

I asked some lawyers if I have any meaningful basis for suit, action, or complaint in any venue. Probably not, they said. You'd be better off to launch a public campaign to raise awareness. So here's my public campaign to raise awareness. I'm publicly demanding that the FBI return my email and destroy all copies in its possession

Mississippi School Board Fights To Block Gay-Straight Alliance From Forming

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Tani | Posted 01.15.2015 | Politics

A Mississippi school board has rewritten the district's rules on school clubs after a student expressed interest in forming what the superintendent ca...

Samantha Lachman

Supreme Court Asked To Hear Voter ID Case As Crucial Year For Voting Rights Commences

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.07.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A team of legal advocates for voting rights on Wednesday filed a petition to the Supreme Court asking it to hear a case concerning Wisco...

Critics: Kids Will Be Ultimate Victims Of Michigan's Welfare Drug-Testing Program

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 12.29.2014 | Politics

A new Michigan law that creates a suspicion-based, drug-testing pilot program for welfare recipients has been condemned by state groups and lawmakers ...

ACLU Files Complaint After School Bars Transgender Boy From Using Men's Bathroom

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 12.19.2014 | Gay Voices

The American Civil Liberties Union filed a complaint with the U.S. Departments of Justice and Education Thursday after a Virginia school district adop...

Believing Our Lying Eyes

Dennis D. Parker | Posted 02.03.2015 | Politics
Dennis D. Parker

We cannot allow Eric Garner's sadly prophetic next words, "It stops today," to refer only to his life. It is past time that we admit what so many have known for too long: That all too often, our justice system simply is not just.

Fix the Police! Accountability Needed in Law Enforcement

Nathan Woodliff-Stanley | Posted 02.03.2015 | Denver
Nathan Woodliff-Stanley

There are many fine officers who are careful and restrained in their use of force, but as long as the system protects those who cross the line, even in a case where the killing was filmed and the death was ruled by the coroner to be a homicide, public anger and distrust toward law enforcement will only grow.

How Much Can Federal Guidelines On Racial Profiling Change Law Enforcement?

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 12.03.2014 | Black Voices

President Obama delivered on Tuesday what many hailed as progress in a post-Ferguson world: Funding for 50,000 body cameras that policemen will be for...

Colorado Communities Are Making It a Crime to Be Homeless

Nathan Woodliff-Stanley | Posted 01.27.2015 | Denver
Nathan Woodliff-Stanley

Communities in Colorado and around the nation have passed a wave of new laws and ramped up enforcement of old ones targeting people who are homeless, from bans on sleeping in cars or taking shelter in bus stations to laws that prohibit sitting or lying down in public areas to restrictions on when and where someone can peacefully ask for charity.

The Army Is Making Me Choose Between My Faith and My Country

Iknoor Singh | Posted 01.12.2015 | Religion
Iknoor Singh

I follow the Sikh faith, which requires that I keep my hair long and wear a turban and beard. The ROTC recruiters said I would not be able to enlist unless I complied with all Army grooming and uniform rules.

Ebolaphobia Going Viral

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 12.30.2014 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Though no one can reasonably argue that infectious diseases pose no concern or risk of spreading, as a nation, we must investigate the rational science of transmission and avoid acting on fear, baseless speculation, and apparent political expediency.

Chinese, GOP Agree Non-Rich Shouldn't Vote

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 12.27.2014 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Speaking just like an American Republican, the Communist Chinese-appointed leader of Hong Kong, Leung Chun-ying, said last week that if the state granted democratic rights to its poor and working class, they could dominate elections and choose leaders who would meet their needs.

Post-Election Ferguson: Bipartisan Congress to Demilitarize Police

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 12.21.2014 | Politics
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

The time is now to change the way we police America before hundreds of thousands of more pieces of military gear go to main streets across America. The face of America is changing quickly. Let's make sure it's not for the worse.

Ryan J. Reilly

The Civil Rights Chief DOJ Thinks Liberals Will Love, Conservatives Can Work With

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 10.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The new acting head of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division is a liberal activist lawyer who has spoken out on the “disas...

Ryan J. Reilly

New DOJ Civil Rights Chief Vanita Gupta Known For 'Trailblazing' Work

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 10.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The newly named acting head of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division is a well-respected ACLU lawyer who has long been active...

Look Inside Oklahoma's New Death Chamber

Associated Press | SEAN MURPHY | Posted 10.10.2014 | Crime

McALESTER, Okla. (AP) — Prison officials unveiled the renovated execution chamber inside the Oklahoma State Penitentiary on Thursday and expressed c...

3 Ways to Fight Mass Criminalization

Jordan Melograna | Posted 12.08.2014 | Crime
Jordan Melograna

This isn't rocket science. If you put people who are sick in jail instead of a hospital they don't get better; if someone bounces between a cell and the street for years, they'll never find a stable place to live.

The Staggering Racial Disparity In Boston's Police Encounters

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 10.08.2014 | Crime

Despite making up less than a fourth of Boston's population, African Americans are disproportionately targeted by the city's stop-and-frisk law, accor...

Ryan J. Reilly

Police Violated Constitutional Rights Of Ferguson Protesters, Federal Judge Rules

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 10.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Police overseeing security at protests in Ferguson, Missouri, in August violated the constitutional rights of demonstrators and journali...

JeffCo Students Give an Impressive Lesson in Patriotism -- Too Bad Their School Board Wasn't Listening

Nathan Woodliff-Stanley | Posted 12.03.2014 | Denver
Nathan Woodliff-Stanley

How disappointing that a majority of the school board chose to disregard student protests and pass a curriculum review proposal designed to identify "objectionable materials" in high school curricula, starting with U.S. history, presumably to remove those materials if they do not meet the ideological criteria of the school board members.

ACLU Challenges New Alabama Abortion Law

AP | PHILLIP RAWLS | Posted 10.01.2014 | Politics

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union is suing to stop a new Alabama law that places additional requirements on girls seeking a...

One Incarcerated, Transgender Buddhist's Experience With Medical Care in Federal Prison

Christopher Zoukis | Posted 11.29.2014 | Impact
Christopher Zoukis

"Frankly, I'm terrified I won't be able to walk anymore. Prison in a wheelchair... I can't imagine it."

32 Prison Guards Fired Amid Outrage Over Inmate Abuse

Reuters | Posted 11.21.2014 | Crime

Sept 20 (Reuters) - The secretary of Florida's prison system has fired nearly three dozen guards in the wake of the recent scrutiny given to inmate ...