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Connecting The Oscars Debate and the Black Lives Matter Movement

Mycah Hazel | Posted 02.02.2016 | Black Voices
Mycah Hazel

The debate over the Oscars, and the overarching debate over diversity in Hollywood, is vital, not just because it will give more black actors and actresses a trophy to hold or a film to promote, but because it will give less black parents a funeral to plan.

#OscarsSoWhite, Oscars So Wrong -- A Time for Solidarity

Patricia Illingworth | Posted 01.28.2016 | Impact
Patricia Illingworth

As an ethicist and avid filmgoer, I cannot help but think that, regardless of skin color, all people have a responsibility to boycott the Oscars.

#Oscarssowhite is the End Result of a Deeper Problem

Dyanne Brown | Posted 01.28.2016 | Black Voices
Dyanne Brown

Changing the Academy Awards nomination process is like adding a new coat of paint to a house with termites nibbling at the foundation. It looks pretty on the outside, but you're not addressing the crumbling infrastructure.

The Unbearable Whiteness of Hollywood

Lauren Leader-Chivee | Posted 01.25.2016 | Entertainment
Lauren Leader-Chivee

The failure of the Academy to select any nominees of color is symptomatic of the larger issues facing the industry.

I'm Boycotting the Oscars and Here's Why You Should, Too

Camryn Garrett | Posted 01.27.2016 | Teen
Camryn Garrett

Even if we don't break records, we'll still be sending a message: we are important. We matter. Our achievements and our work are not worth any less because of our skin color. We should be recognized. After all, it is true.

Israeli-Americans Can Strengthen the Jewish People in the U.S. and Lead the Fight Against BDS

Adam Milstein | Posted 01.06.2016 | Politics
Adam Milstein

For decades, those of Israeli descent living in America kept our suitcases packed. Despite U.S. passports, English-speaking families, and American homes and businesses, we always thought that we would return to Israel one day.

It's Not Just About Israel. BDS Threatens Us All.

Adam Milstein | Posted 01.01.2016 | Politics
Adam Milstein

History's lessons hang over our moment. What begins with the Jews never ends with the Jews. Now is the time for Americans to take action. For the sake Israel and America, for the sake of our shared values and our common future, we must stop BDS dead in its tracks. Nothing less than our very way of life is at stake.

Effecting Change: Nonviolent Protests Then and Now

Mark Ridley-Thomas | Posted 12.01.2015 | College
Mark Ridley-Thomas

The success of the Montgomery bus boycott remains a shining example and model for what can be achieved through nonviolent activism. Six decades later, the University of Missouri Tigers football team flexed its muscles when it decided to boycott future games and practices until MU system President Tim Wolfe stepped down or was removed from office over allegations that he failed to address continuing charges of racism and discrimination in the four-school system.

Black Lives Matter Protesters In Chicago Plan To Boycott Black Friday

AP | Lilly Workneh | Posted 11.26.2015 | Black Voices

CHICAGO (AP) -- Small groups of demonstrators gathered throughout the day Wednesday to protest the death of a black teen shot 16 times by a white poli...

Dying and Buying Black

Josmar Trujillo | Posted 11.25.2015 | New York
Josmar Trujillo

Timothy Ford, a longtime activist and organizer, is pushing a boycott of Black Friday, the after-Thanksgiving shopping extravaganza where people literally kill themselves over merchandise. He says that stopping the dollar is one of the only things that can gut check a capitalist society.

Socially Conscious Documentary 'We the People: The Market Basket Effect' Reveals the Power of Peaceful Protest

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 09.25.2015 | Impact
Gregory Weinkauf

With regional, national, and worldwide roll-outs planned, the first public screening of We the People: The Market Basket Effect -- directed by Tommy Reid, narrated by actor, musician, and Massachusetts man Michael Chiklis -- takes place this Sunday.

BDS: As American As Apple Pie

Gail Vida Hamburg | Posted 08.14.2015 | Politics
Gail Vida Hamburg

In condemning the Palestinian BDS movement, Hillary Clinton places herself not only on the wrong side of history, but on the wrong side of American history.

Letter to Caetano Veloso

Donna Nevel | Posted 07.16.2015 | Impact
Donna Nevel

I am writing you now because you have had a profound impact on my life; because I have listened to, and embraced your music -- which touches my soul in the deepest of ways -- for more years than I can remember.

Christine Conetta

Lawmakers Call On D.C. To 'Dump Trump' | Christine Conetta | Posted 07.10.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Lawmakers and dozens of protesters came to the site of the future Trump International Hotel in the nation's capital Thursday to protest ...

His Watch Has Ended, And So Has Mine: An Open Letter To 'Game Of Thrones'

Sezin Koehler | Posted 06.22.2015 | Women
Sezin Koehler

I can't in good conscience, feminist and otherwise, continue watching a show that is so blatant -- so over the top -- in its sexism and misogyny and makes no apologies for it. As a human being, I agree with Tyrion Lannister: "There's always been enough death in the world for my taste: I can do without it in my leisure time."

The Absurdity of Academics Boycotting Academics

Leeat Granek, Ph.D. | Posted 06.17.2015 | Education
Leeat Granek, Ph.D.

One of the main purposes of the academy is to encourage educated dialogue and debate, especially with those you disagree with. In this ideologically driven world, it is one of the only places left where intelligent dialogue is supposed to flourish.

The Real Reason the World is Boycotting Israel: It Has Nothing to Do With Gaza

Jesse Bogner | Posted 06.12.2015 | Politics
Jesse Bogner

Israel is not really a nation (we don't share geographical or racial commonality), but an ideological state that our ancestors agreed to. We only reveal God and the Torah by choosing to live as one man and one heart.

Coming to Our Senses

Robi Damelin | Posted 06.09.2015 | World
Robi Damelin

This week marks the 48th anniversary of the Six-Day War in Israel. It is the anniversary of the state of euphoria which existed in Israel after the defeat of so many of its neighbors. After all, some months before June, 1967, people were not sure if the State would survive and in fact mass graves were prepared, just in case.

Daniel Marans

This Author Called For A Student Loan Boycott, And CNBC Was Not Having It | Daniel Marans | Posted 06.08.2015 | Politics

Lee Siegel, an author who defaulted on his student loan debts, appeared on CNBC’s morning talk show "Squawk Box" on Monday to defend his choice. It ...

Jessica Schulberg

Inside AIPAC's Quiet Campaign To Blur Israeli Settlement Lines | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 05.29.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When the Senate passed a high-profile piece of trade legislation last Friday, lawmakers simultaneously approved a little-noticed amendme...

#AMF2015 Tackles Politics, Religion, Ethics, Innovation

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.16.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Toss some hot political issues, mix in religious extremism, factor some ethical considerations and blend in innovation to produce the most sought-after ticket in Arab media events.

Anti-semitism at My Alma Mater

Rabbi Evan Moffic | Posted 05.13.2015 | College
Rabbi Evan Moffic

Three weeks ago I received a strange email. "Did I know," my friend wondered, "about the antisemitism brewing on the Stanford University campus?"

Stan & Deliver: Why Hip-Hop Fans Hate Talking Nas

Shane Paul Neil | Posted 05.05.2015 | Entertainment
Shane Paul Neil

Nas fans, by and large, are very similar to Knick fans. They rally around a past champion who put a city on his back at a time when she was an underdog fighting to reclaim prominence.

'Boycott, Divest and Sanction:' a Jewish Conundrum

Tim Arnold | Posted 06.09.2015 | New York
Tim Arnold

On a late Tuesday afternoon, April 8, 2014, I attended a rally sponsored by the JCC protesting UJA's inclusion of "extremist anti-Israel organizations" to march in the Celebrate Israel Parade on June 1 in NYC.

Americans Reveal How They Really Feel About Boycotting Controversial Companies

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Dolce & Gabbana sparked an international furor after designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana argued that children born through in vitro fertiliza...