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Carnita Williams, Australian Muslim Woman, Pleads Not Guilty In 'Racist' Burka Case

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A Muslim woman facing criminal charges in Australia now alleges she is a victim of mistaken identity, given that she was wearing a burka when nabbed b...

Emotionally Disturbed Inner City Students

Dr. Ronald Ricker and Dr. Venus Nicolino | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Dr. Ronald Ricker and Dr. Venus Nicolino

The problems facing today's inner city students, particularly those with behavioral and emotional problems, are innumerable and daunting. The Linden Center is an example of a program that attempts to deal with these problems.

Barefoot Bandit Mom, Pam Kohler, 'GLAD' Son Was Arrested Without Harm

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

More than two years on the run, Colton Harris-Moore, aka the "Barefoot Bandit," was finally captured in the Bahamas, taken into custody after a high-s...

Arizona's Immigration Bill Is a Social and Racial Sin

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Arizona's SB 1070 must be named as a social and racial sin, and should be denounced as such by people of faith and conscience across the nation. This is not just about Arizona, but about what kind of country we want to be.

Stupid Crook Tricks

Jerry Zezima | Posted 05.26.2011 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

"We always say thank goodness for stupid crooks," Captain Richard Conklin said. "They make our jobs a lot easier."

YouTube Unveils New Site

Shelly Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Shelly Palmer

YouTube completed a drastic redesign of its site yesterday. The Google-owned video network simplified its interface in hopes of making the site more intuitive and less cluttered.

Robyn Foster Arrested (VIDEO): University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Student Yells At Students, Professor

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

University of Wisconsin Milwaukee student Robyn Foster may have crossed the line last Monday, March 15, during a discussion with Anthropology professo...

Black History Month Good-Bye Blues

Chris Norwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Chris Norwood

In the South Bronx, New York's poorest county, where I run a community health program, I haven't encountered a single person who has obtained an actual stimulus job.

Candice Williams: Crete Teen Claims Racially Motivated Arrest, Excessive Force Killed Her Fetus

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Candice Williams was a pregnant senior at Crete-Monee High School when police allegedly dragged her from the building, knocked her to the sidewalk and...

Human Rights Protesters Arrested in Moscow for Demanding Freedom of Assembly

Oleg Kozlovsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Oleg Kozlovsky

As democracy and civil rights in Russia diminish every year, the country is becoming more of a police state. The voice of dissent is silenced by cynical and cruel country leadership.

Olivia Namath Arrest: Joe Namath Daughter Charged With Marijuana, Alcohol Possession

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Olivia Namath, the 19-year-old daughter of Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Namath, has been arrested on charges of possession of alcohol by a person unde...

Arrest is made in duct-taped cat case in Philadelphia

The Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

PHILADELPHIA (AP)- Investigators say a Philadelphia teenager wrapped a cat in duct tape, put it in a shopping bag and left it in a neighbor's backyard...

Iran: So Far Away, But Also Mine

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

My cousin in Iran called my uncle often in the early days of mass protests and police crackdowns. Those moments full of hushed tones and furrowed brows would snap us back to the reality of the situation.

Does Life Have Meaning or Are We Merely Bobbleheads in Bubbleland?

John W. Whitehead | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John W. Whitehead

The question of life's meaning is a spiritual one -- one that has been largely lost due to the devaluing of spiritual and religious institutions in the country.

Beer Metaphor Becomes Frosty-Cold Reality

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Barack Obama is the first president to not just accept the premise of the "having a beer" test, but to embrace it and turn it into reality.

Gates-Crowley Battle Not About Race, but Rather Citizens' Rights

Ray Hanania | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ray Hanania

When you look past the argument over race, you can see that a homeowner's rights were trampled on by the investigating and then arresting officer.

NBC's Today Focuses on Obama's Remarks About the Gates Arrest, Not Health Care

Eric Deggans | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Eric Deggans

Why did the Today show -- by far TV's most-watched morning show -- spend its first segment this morning discussing what the president said about the arrest of a black scholar in Cambridge, Mass.?

Did I Tell You About the Time I Was Arrested?

Stanton Peele | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Stanton Peele

The arrest of Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. the other day reminded me of the time a few years back when I was arrested and taken to the police station.

Prof. Henry Louis Gates, Welcome to the New "Post-Racial" America

Sophia A. Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sophia A. Nelson

Professor Gates is someone who deserves better from America. Yet, at the end of the day, he was just another black man residing while black.

"Once Again" in Darfur

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Wallis

"Never again" has turned into "once again," and history repeats itself with genocide in Darfur.

Journalist Amy Goodman Arrested/Released In MN (Update With Press Conference)

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Milazzo

Amy Goodman of Pacifica Network's Democracy Now! was arrested in St. Paul, Minnesota, while trying to free two of her producers, Sharif Abdel Kouddous...

Baton-Bashed In Denver! Is This Really What Democracy Looks Like?!

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Milazzo

IS THIS WHAT DEMOCRACY REALLY LOOKS LIKE?! There are characteristics essential to being a member of the peace and social justice organization, ...