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Why Every Black Activist Should Stand With Rasmea Odeh

Marc Lamont Hill | Posted 10.14.2015 | Black Voices
Marc Lamont Hill

Odeh's is an important story. A story of Palestine. A story of refugees, of military occupation and torture, of political imprisonment, of women's rights organizing, of freedom. But Odeh's must also be understood as a Black story. No one is free until everyone is free from oppression.

My Dad Was in Selma: What Can His Grandchildren Learn From That?

Kim Douglass Marin | Posted 03.20.2015 | Black Voices
Kim Douglass Marin

My dad was a seminary student at Yale Divinity School when the first of three Selma-to-Montgomery marches took place, in 1965. The marches led to the passage later that year of the Voting Rights Act. But a lot of blood was shed in the process.

Tootsie for President!

Erin Donley | Posted 03.11.2014 | Politics
Erin Donley

I recently watched the movie Tootsie with Dustin Hoffman. I actually thought, "Wouldn't it be sweet to have a president who can speak Tootsie-style?" She fearlessly ripped open the curtain to reveal the dysfunction all around her/him. It woke everyone up in a painful, yet positive way.

The School-to-Prison Pipeline

Alan Singer | Posted 03.25.2012 | Education
Alan Singer

"We're foolish if we think we're going to end mass incarceration unless we are willing to deal with the reality that huge percentages of poor people are going to remain jobless, locked out of the mainstream economy, unless and until they have a quality education that prepares them well for the new economy."

Nobel Peace Prize Controversies, Past And Present

Posted 12.07.2011 | World

Congratulations from across the world this morning, as the Nobel Committee announced the laureates of its Peaze Price in Oslo today. The Committee rew...

Nobel Peace Prize Controversies, Past And Present

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

With jailed Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo and his family barred from accepting his Nobel Peace Prize at the Dec. 10 ceremony in Oslo, the Nobel Prize c...