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Deputy Slain Protecting Wounded Officer In Baton Rouge Gets Hero's Send-Off

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 07.23.2016 | Crime

BATON ROUGE, La. -- East Baton Rouge Deputy Brad Garafola died doing what he had done for years ― putting his life on the line to help others. The...

A Matter of Life and Data

Carter Hewgley | Posted 07.22.2016 | Impact
Carter Hewgley

I don't pretend to speak for the unconscionable number killed at the wrong end of a firearm. From Baton Rouge to Chicago, Dallas, Ferguson, Orlando, S...

Are Gifted Kids More Sensitive To Screen Violence?

The Conversation US | Posted 07.22.2016 | Education
The Conversation US

One commonly held belief is that gifted students don't need help and will do fine on their own. This perception may be due to the empirical evidence showing that many gifted students do end up quite successful later in life.

Mother Of Baton Rouge Police Shooter Speaks For The First Time: 'My Son Had PTSD Which Went Untreated'

Tavis Smiley | Posted 07.21.2016 | Politics
Tavis Smiley

Corine Woodley, mother of the Baton Rouge police shooter Gavin Eugene Long, in an EXCLUSIVE conversation shares revealing details unknown until now about her troubled son.

After Orlando, What Is Next For The LGBTQ Community And Out World?

Vince Pellegrino, Ph.D. | Posted 07.21.2016 | Queer Voices
Vince Pellegrino, Ph.D.

With the understanding that even our political officials are refusing to protect us from these monsters, it is up to us to be the advocates for sensible gun legislation to use our democratic power to promote change.

What Cops Are Feeling Right Now

Chris Cognac | Posted 07.20.2016 | Crime
Chris Cognac

I reached out to my fellow police officers across the United States and asked them to tell me in their own words, what they wanted to say to Americans right now. This is what they said.

My Brother Was Killed For Wearing Blue

Meret Hofer | Posted 07.20.2016 | Crime
Meret Hofer

Earlier this year, my brother, Police Officer David Hofer, was killed in an ambush in the line of duty in Euless, Texas. In the last two weeks, five Dallas Police Department officers were gunned down and three officers were killed in Baton Rouge.

Baton Rouge Woman Prays With ‘Someone Outside My Race,’ Sends Message Of Solidarity

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 07.20.2016 | Good News

At a time when our country seems increasingly divided, one woman’s expression of solidarity is spreading a hopeful message on social media. Kim Muya...

Why Black Lives Matter is more complicated than black and white (or blue)

Murali Balaji | Posted 07.19.2016 | Black Voices
Murali Balaji

Over 20 years ago, my friend and I were jogging in my suburban Philadelphia neighborhood, one in which rapid demographic changes had seen a mostly whi...

We Caused Those Deaths

B. D. Colen | Posted 07.19.2016 | Politics
B. D. Colen

We caused those deaths, by our inaction, by our acquiescence in the maintenance of a social structure, by our active or passive maintenance of a national fabric that not only allowed, but supported the behavior that has inevitably brought us to the ugly place in which we now find ourselves.

The Power Of Activist Art: Looking At Police Brutality, A First Step To Healing

Theresa BrownGold | Posted 07.19.2016 | Arts
Theresa BrownGold

Before everybody loses their sh*t over this painting about police brutality, know that art can ask big questions and stir strong emotions for a reason...

There Will Be No Second American Revolution: The Futility Of An Armed Revolt

John W. Whitehead | Posted 07.19.2016 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

We are poised at what seems to be the pinnacle of a manufactured breakdown, with police shooting unarmed citizens, snipers shooting police, global and domestic violence rising, and a political showdown between two presidential candidates equally matched in unpopularity.

Baton Rouge’s Mayor Seems Convinced His Cops Aren’t Racist

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 07.19.2016 | Black Voices

Does the Baton Rouge Police Department have a problem with racial profiling? Depends whom you ask. If you ask Baton Rouge Mayor Kip Holden, as reporte...

With A New Emmett Till Bill, Senate Says Black Lives Matter

Chris Benson | Posted 07.19.2016 | Politics
Chris Benson

Approved by unanimous consent--as in full-body, bipartisan support--the new measure would extend the life of the 2008 Emmett Till Act that has provided $10 million a year to fund FBI investigations of cold cases of civil rights era murders. That original law is set to expire after next year.

Searching For Solutions

Michael Gordon Bennett | Posted 07.18.2016 | Politics
Michael Gordon Bennett

As long as the privileged aren't confronted with crime, poverty, economic deprivation or racism, it's far too easy to wash their hands of a responsibility all Americans should share, a more just society.

These Are The 3 Police Officers Killed In The Baton Rouge Attack

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 07.19.2016 | Crime

The three law enforcement officers slain Sunday in what authorities call an ambush-style attack in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, include a new father, a 24-...

Here's Everything We Know About The Baton Rouge Shooter

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 07.19.2016 | Crime

Police say they don’t know why Gavin Eugene Long targeted police officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on Sunday, but public records and social media ...

More Baton Rouges' Could Elect Trump

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 07.18.2016 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Baton Rouge simply doubles down on the possibility of another poll bump up for Trump. That's not all that's deeply worrisome. There's a historic parallel that gives an ominous cast to public sentiment about the always volatile impact of racial politics on an election.

Another State Moves To Make Police A Protected Class Under The Law

The Huffington Post | Liz Adetiba | Posted 07.19.2016 | Politics

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) called on state lawmakers to pass his proposed Police Protection Act, a measure that would extend the state’s hate crime ...

How To Help The Families Of The Slain Officers In Baton Rouge

The Huffington Post | Sarah Grossman | Posted 07.19.2016 | Impact

Support is pouring in after an attack on police officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on Sunday left three officers dead and three injured. The shooting ...

National Need To Look In The Mirror

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 07.18.2016 | Politics
Rev. Al Sharpton

It is possible to grieve for police brutality victims and grieve for officers. And yes, it is possible to hold law enforcement accountable, while praising the good work that many of them do day in and day out.

Baton Rouge: A City Divided Between Police And The Policed

Reuters | Lilly Workneh | Posted 07.18.2016 | Black Voices

Before the killing of three law enforcement officers on Sunday and the fatal shooting of a black man by police earlier this month, Baton Rouge was a c...

32 Ways To Be A Changemaker

Alex Budak | Posted 07.15.2016 | Impact
Alex Budak

My birthday wish is that you try at least one of these out and make this the year that you become (or deepen your work as) a changemaker.

Alton Sterling's Funeral Evokes Powerful Calls For Police Reform

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 07.15.2016 | Black Voices

Alton Sterling’s life and legacy were recognized Friday by hundreds who packed a Baton Rouge auditorium for a special memorial service. Sterling, 37...

Woman From Iconic BLM Photo: 'We Don’t Have To Beg To Matter'

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 07.15.2016 | Black Voices

For Ieshia Evans, there was no hesitation in stepping out onto a Baton Rouge street to confront a row of armed police officers last week. “I needed ...