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Confederate Flags: A Day Late, a Dollar Short

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 06.23.2015 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

Southerners claim a deep allegiance to the good old United States of America, but ironically celebrate their ancestors' efforts to dissolve the very union of states whose flag they now so proudly fly. You cannot simultaneously love the United States and love the idea of dissolving the bond between states that constitute the country.

94 Times Black Churches Have Been Violently Attacked

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 07.01.2015 | Black Voices

UPDATE: This piece has been updated to reflect recent church burnings that have occurred in the week since the shooting in Charleston. When Dylann...

Hey South Carolina - Symbols Matter

Jessica S. Henry | Posted 06.23.2015 | Crime
Jessica S. Henry

South Carolina flies the Confederate flag in its state capitol. To many, that flag is a symbol of a violent, racist past. A nostalgic celebration of a time when blacks were actively oppressed, enslaved, and brutalized while government officials looked the other away - or even actively participated.

Charleston: Quenching the Embers of Hate

Jim Moore | Posted 06.22.2015 | Politics
Jim Moore

When I was a scout on my first camp-out, each boy in the troop was assigned a task; some scouts were in charge of the food; some took care of the large canisters of Kool-Aid and water; some helped with tent raising; and others, usually at least one older boy along with a couple of younger scouts, were in charge of the fire pit.

15 Photos That Show How The Charleston Community Is Mourning Together

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 06.18.2015 | Black Voices

Large crowds gathered in Charleston, South Carolina on Thursday to mourn the nine people slain in a shooting at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopa...

Charleston Church Shooting: The Danger of 'All Are Welcome'

Christian Piatt | Posted 06.18.2015 | Religion
Christian Piatt

While we tend to speak of the United States as a nation based on freedom, none of us is truly free until all are free. We are bound by the spilling of the blood of our kindred spirits. For that, we mourn.

Charleston Church Shooting Victims Identified

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 06.19.2015 | Crime

The identities of the nine victims of Wednesday night's shooting at a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina, have been released. Rev....

12 Crucial Messages We Should All Take To Heart In Light Of The Charleston Church Shooting

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 06.18.2015 | Black Voices

As the nation grapples with the horrific shooting at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, The King Center -- ...

Lilly Workneh

Why Charleston's Church Massacre Is An Act Of Terrorism | Lilly Workneh | Posted 06.18.2015 | Black Voices

I took a moment of silence last night. A long moment ... as I struggled to sort through my emotions while I watched the breaking news reports that...

Man Shouting 'English Only' Disrupts Kindergarten Concert

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 04.27.2015 | Latino Voices

A kindergarten concert in Iowa was suddenly interrupted last week when a man started shouting, "USA, English only. USA, English only." According to...

2 Women Sentenced In Hate Crime Slaying

AP | JEFF AMY | Posted 06.09.2015 | Crime

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — In a hearing that lasted more than five hours Thursday, a federal judge sentenced two women to the maximum prison terms for th...

I Set Out To Expose A Hate Movement In Gaming -- So They Set Out To Destroy My Life

Ravishly | Posted 05.18.2015 | Women

Photos of my immediate family members that had passed away were sent to me with vile messages -- some blaming me for their deaths. I was tweeted pictures of my house, along with messages asking if I would rather be shot or stabbed.

3 Sentenced For Racist Attack That Killed Black Man

AP | By JEFF AMY | Posted 04.27.2015 | Crime

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Three more young white men, all part of a group that repeatedly searched Mississippi's capital city for black people to attack...

Terrorist Attacks Hurt Muslims and Islam More Than Anyone Else!

Marwa Azab | Posted 04.27.2015 | Religion
Marwa Azab

The consequences of such attacks are disturbing to all. But, as a Muslim, this means, more intentional random checks by TSA, when traveling. I got randomly selected twice in a row at the same airport on my last business trip.

Man Accused Of Torching Islamic Center Allegedly Said 'They Got What They Deserved'

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 02.18.2015 | Crime

A homeless Texas man accused of setting fire to an Islamic center in Houston may have done so because he "hated Muslims." At a probable cause heari...

Why the Chapel Hill Shooting Was More Hate Crime Than 'Parking Dispute'

Erik Ose | Posted 04.20.2015 | Politics
Erik Ose

There is much to suggest these three students weren't killed solely over a parking space. This heinous act looks more like a hate crime.

New Details Reveal Complicated Portrait Of Chapel Hill Shooting Suspect

AP | ALLEN G. BREED and MICHAEL BIESECKER | Posted 02.16.2015 | Crime

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — If his Facebook page is any indication, Craig Hicks doesn't hate Muslims. An avowed atheist, his online posts instead depic...

We Need to Name Hate to Prevent It From Spreading

Patrice O'Neill | Posted 04.17.2015 | Gay Voices
Patrice O'Neill

As a nation, we have to grapple with events such as these in ways that collectively deepen our understanding of the intersections between race, class and gender at every level. We need to ask: How can we bring our communities together to end intolerance, hate and violence?

Fighting Hate/Crime In Chapel Hill

The Huffington Post | Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 02.13.2015 | Religion

Welcome to this week’s ALL TOGETHER -- the podcast dedicated to exploring how ethics, religion and spiritual practice inform our personal lives, our...

FBI Opens Investigation As Chapel Hill Victims Are Mourned

Reuters | Colleen Jenkins | Posted 04.14.2015 | Crime

(Adds statement by FBI on separate inquiry in paragraph 4, background on Erdogan in paragraph 7) By Colleen Jenkins WIN...

Matt Sledge

Father Of Slain Muslim Sisters Calls For Federal Hate Crime Probe | Matt Sledge | Posted 02.12.2015 | Politics

RALEIGH, North Carolina -- The father of two Muslim sisters killed in a triple murder by an atheist with an intense dislike of all religion told a mas...

FBI Seeks Man After Explosion Near Colorado Springs NAACP

AP | Posted 01.07.2015 | Black Voices

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Authorities are looking for a man who may have information about a homemade explosive that someone set off near the C...

Matthew Shepard's Close Friend Takes An Intimate Look At Who He Really Was

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.19.2014 | Gay Voices

For the first time the story of Matthew Shepard is being told through the lens of a dear friend with an intimate perspective on the life of the hate c...

After a Man Is Set Ablaze, a Community Comes Together

Victor M. Feraru | Posted 01.14.2015 | Gay Voices
Victor M. Feraru

This hero nearly lost his life serving his country, and that should have been enough. Instead he sits in intensive care after having been set ablaze in a downtown Greensboro, North Carolina, hotel room. His condition is listed as critical.

Parents Charged With Hate Crimes for Giving Rocks to Charlie Brown on Halloween

Spencer Green | Posted 12.22.2014 | Comedy
Spencer Green

Dozens of parents in a local town were arrested and charged with hate crimes for giving rocks as "treats" to a boy named Charlie Brown on Halloween night.