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White America, Wake The F*ck Up. The Deaths Of Alton Sterling And Philando Castile ARE Your Problem.

Jesse Damiani | Posted 07.12.2016 | Politics
Jesse Damiani

As a self-proclaimed "woke" white dude, it's sometimes difficult to know how to participate in conversations about race that matter deeply to me. The last thing I want to do is suck up oxygen from the voices that need to be heard.

Father-Daughter Bonds

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 07.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

Conclusion: The parenting role of the father to his daughter may be one of the most difficult and significant of human relationships.

You Have To Know Mistress K

Lester & Charlie | Posted 06.28.2016 | Crime
Lester & Charlie

Ever think about getting stuck on death row for no reason and with no recourse? It's not a cakewalk. Take, for instance, the case of Glenn Ford, sente...

Arizona Says It Is Unable To Carry Out Executions Due To Lack Of Drugs

Reuters | Andrew Hart | Posted 06.24.2016 | Crime

By Ian Simpson June 24 (Reuters) - Arizona has run out of execution drugs, including a sedative implicated in botched lethal injections, according to ...

Your Ideas really don't matter! SXSW Connection with John Frankel of ff Venture Capital

Alfred E. Blake IV | Posted 06.03.2016 | Business
Alfred E. Blake IV

As a millennial, the runway to success is connection. It is finding genuine interest in people and looking to be of service. SXSW is a ideal to meet...

A Modest Proposal Concerning Means of Execution

Michael Goldstein | Posted 05.12.2016 | Crime
Michael Goldstein

With shootings and beheadings, we get to know what we're doing: no whitewashing it as a medical procedure, no pretending we're different from our ISIS enemies and our Saudi friends. The person offed someone a few decades ago; now we're offing them. That is, after all, the logic of the death penalty.

8 Mindfulness Tips for Business Decision Makers

Valeh Nazemoff | Posted 04.25.2016 | Business
Valeh Nazemoff

How great is it when a nice guy or girl finishes first? I was overjoyed to see on my LinkedIn feed that a former colleague, friend, and all-around goo...

Georgia Executes Man Who Killed Neighbor

Reuters | Andrew Hart | Posted 04.12.2016 | Crime

ATLANTA (Reuters) - A Georgia man whose next-door neighbor pleaded for her life before he killed her during a 1996 burglary was executed by lethal inj...

This Is Murder in the West Bank

Dana Agmon | Posted 04.12.2016 | World
Dana Agmon

Hateful, negative, victimized, divisive, judgmental, hostile, violent and inhumane; do we really want the face of our society to be that kind of face? Do we have the right to demoralize our society because we believe others are demoralized?

Despite Guantanamo, Obama Makes Visit to Latin America a Win for Human Rights

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 03.19.2016 | World
Daphne Eviatar

On Monday, President Obama will visit Cuba - the first time a U.S. president has traveled there since Calvin Coolidge. It's an important step toward normalizing relations between the two countries, opening up important economic possibilities for Cuba and the potential for U.S. investment and influence there.

Stuntwoman Turned Filmmaker Patty Dillon Takes on Execution From the Executioner's Perspective in There Will Be No Stay

Lindsey Kesel | Posted 02.24.2016 | Entertainment
Lindsey Kesel

After a few years of performing stunt work on television shows like Dawson's Creek, One Tree Hill, and Eastbound and Down, Patty Dillon had a sudden drive to get behind the camera. In 2010, she jumped on the opportunity to move back to Omaha to learn from producer/director Dana Altman.

Leading the March Towards Criminal Justice

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 02.05.2016 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Bryan Stevenson is unwavering in that vision and in lifting his voice of great moral clarity at the forefront of the struggle. Every new hard-earned and overdue victory should remind us all that we must keep moving towards greater justice for all.

Capital Punishment -- Justice or State Sanctioned Murder?

Garry Rodgers | Posted 01.21.2016 | Crime
Garry Rodgers

State sanctioned execution of convicted criminals is a hotly-debated, life-and-death social issue and the subject of capital punishment pushes more em...

Stop Throwing Yourself Off-Balance - 5 Factors to be Mindful of When Making Business Decisions

Valeh Nazemoff | Posted 01.11.2016 | Business
Valeh Nazemoff

When business owners and executives attending my latest business transformation workshop instantly shouted their response to a question I posed, it re...

Iran, Assassinations, and Hypocrisy

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 01.07.2016 | World
Warren J. Blumenfeld

While the Iranians rightly condemned Saudi Arabia, I find it quite ironic when they represent the murders as a "medieval act of savagery." It's as if the Saudi's, in executing Shiite clerics, held up a mirror to the Iranians in which they saw reflected back their own long-standing and brutal civil and human rights atrocities.

Killing Andrew Thomas

Rev. Jeff Hood | Posted 01.05.2016 | Religion
Rev. Jeff Hood

On a frequent basis, I get messages from death row inmates. Due to the volume of my work, I can only engage a small percentage of those who write. In ...

The Pilgrimage for Raphael Holiday Is the Pilgrimage for Abolition

Rev. Jeff Hood | Posted 11.18.2015 | Religion
Rev. Jeff Hood

This Wednesday, Raphael Holiday will be executed minutes after 6 p.m. at the Walls Unit in Huntsville, Texas. Unlike many of those I've encountered o...

I Am an Out-and-Proud Happy Face Carved Into an Open, Pussy Sore

Domenick Scudera | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Domenick Scudera

The 'open sores' wedding imagery was supplied by pastor Kevin Swanson, the organizer of last week's National Religious Liberties Conference, which was attended by the three GOP presidential hopefuls.

Iran on Track to Execute More Than 1,000 People by End of December

Vocativ | Posted 10.28.2015 | World
Vocativ

A total of 854 people have already been executed in the Islamic Republic in the first 10 months of 2015, according to the Iran Human Rights Documentation Center (IHRDC), which records "unofficial," "semiofficial" and "official" executions.

Our Country Has Forgotten the Value of a Life

Michael Shammas | Posted 10.02.2015 | Politics
Michael Shammas

Maybe for a time before dying, a very small time, Bryce Williams's swirling anger, Chris Harper Mercer's swirling anger, stopped swirling. Perhaps, at long last, they felt sated. How relatively pitiful the causes of their anger; how incomparably grievous the consequences.

Triple Déjà vu: Punishments Lacking Principles

Jessica S. Henry | Posted 10.02.2015 | Crime
Jessica S. Henry

Three different state trials resulted in the same unfair outcomes: death for those that did not physically participate in the killings, and life for those who did. Looking at each of these cases is like having a really bad case of triple déjà vu.

My Brother-in-Law Wouldn't Have Wanted His Killer to Face the Death Penalty

Bruce Reyes-Chow | Posted 10.01.2015 | Politics
Bruce Reyes-Chow

There are no winners in the aftermath of murder and this is not about whose experience is more valid than another, but we do have the choice as a society if we will add death upon death. In memory of Brian and too many others killed, I hope and pray that soon, we will choose to respond to death with life.

Saudi Arabia Plans To Execute Child Offender Ali Al-Nimr

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 09.24.2015 | World

Saudi Arabia's plans to execute a young man who was sentenced to death in 2012, when he was a child offender, have this week led human rights advocate...

The Last Visit

Rev. Jeff Hood | Posted 09.22.2015 | Religion
Rev. Jeff Hood

I only met Juan Garcia once. I was asked to visit him on September 15. For a couple of hours in a cold room in Livingston, Texas, we talked. With an unforgiving deadline approaching fast, the last things were at the forefront of our minds.

Another Innocent Man About to Die?

Jessica S. Henry | Posted 09.16.2015 | Crime
Jessica S. Henry

If there is a chance that Richard Glossip is innocent, then why not give his attorneys a little more time to prove it? What possible societal benefit could ever occur from the state execution of an innocent man?