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Reading the Face of Amanda Berry

Paul Ekman | Posted 07.20.2013 | Crime
Paul Ekman

This picture of Amanda Berry shortly after her escape from captivity, reunited with her sister Beth, and with her daughter Jocelyn, is striking because of the differences in how each of them is reacting at this moment in time.

Rescuing Amanda: A Pretty White Girl in a Black Man's Arms

James Heffernan | Posted 07.16.2013 | Politics
James Heffernan

To feel the full force of Ramsey's statement, you have to know something about the history of race relations in this nation and in particular about the role that white woman have played -- or been made to play -- in the incrimination and lynching of black men.

Charles Ramsey, 'Ratchet' Social Media and the Exploitation of Lower-Class Blacks

Ernest Owens | Posted 07.12.2013 | Black Voices
Ernest Owens

The experiences of Charles Ramsey, Sweet Brown and Antoine Dodson are unique in a sense that the public is making fun of their sincere demeanor.

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 07.11.2013 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week showed how celebration can often go hand-in-hand with desolation. In Bangladesh, a woman was rescued from the rubble of the collapsed garment factory, having been buried alive for 17 days -- even as the death toll passed 1,000. In Cleveland, Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight were freed after years in captivity, touching off celebrations that were tempered by revelations of the horror of their prolonged abuse. With the raising of its spire, 1 World Trade Center became the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, nearly a dozen years after the devastating losses of 9/11. And though a lowered deficit is good news, any celebration should be tempered by the fact that fiscal belt-tightening has come with a high price: disastrous unemployment rates. As The New York Times put it: "Consensus about the result is clear: Immediate deficit reduction is a drag on full economic recovery." Consensus, that is, everywhere but in Washington.

Cleveland TV Station Issues Apology

Posted 05.10.2013 | Media

Cleveland's WEWS-TV issued an apology on Thursday after the local news station reported on Charles Ramsey's criminal record. Ramsey was one of two...

Please Let Them Be

Jamie Lee Curtis | Posted 07.09.2013 | Media
Jamie Lee Curtis

Please keep your distance and encourage your viewers and readers to keep theirs. Please let them speak only if and when they want to. Please focus on the joy and not the horror.

WATCH: Missing Women's Families Shared Hopes In 2009

OWN | Posted 05.09.2013 | OWN

In October 2009, "The Oprah Winfrey Show" featured the stories of three young Cleveland, Ohio, girls who had disappeared within blocks of one another ...

The Psychological Fallout Of Amanda Berry's 10-Year Kidnapping Ordeal

Posted 05.10.2013 | Healthy Living

By Amir Khan When Amanda Berry called 911 on Monday, reporting that she was finally free after being held for 10 years in a house on the west sid...

Timeline Of The Ohio Kidnappings

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 05.07.2013 | Crime

-- Three women who disappeared in Cleveland a decade ago were found safe Monday, and police arrested three brothers accused of holding the victims ag...

'Help Me': Transcript Of Long-Missing Teen's 911 Call

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 05.07.2013 | Crime

-- A transcript of the 911 call placed Monday by a woman missing since 2003, when she was 16. (unintelligible)...

'I See This Girl Going Nuts Trying To Get Out Of A House'

AP | THOMAS J. SHEERAN and JOHN COYNE | Posted 07.07.2013 | Crime

CLEVELAND (AP) -- The woman's voice was frantic and breathless, and she was choking back tears. "Help me. I'm Amanda Berry," she told a 911 dispatcher...

Teens Found Alive After Being Reported Missing For 10 Years

AP | THOMAS J. SHEERAN and JOHN COYNE | Posted 07.06.2013 | Crime

CLEVELAND — Three women who went missing separately about a decade ago, when they were in their teens or early 20s, had been tied up but were fo...