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This Is Why We March

Marc H. Morial | Posted 12.17.2014 | Black Voices
Marc H. Morial

In this catalytic moment driven by cataclysmic circumstances, what we have witnessed across America since the non-indictments of officers in the killings of Michael Brown and Eric Garner may be new to a generation, but it is not new to a nation.

Cop Story (Too)

Andrew Cotto | Posted 12.18.2014 | Politics
Andrew Cotto

Police brutality is real and wrong. But what we as the American public should consider are the profound pressures applied to law enforcement officers in high-crime areas and how said pressures often inform the distance between the officers and the communities they are obliged to protect.

13 Years for Two Joints? Louisiana Gov. Jindal Needs to Correct Injustice With Clemency

Anthony Papa | Posted 12.15.2014 | Crime
Anthony Papa

I was lucky enough to be granted executive clemency in 1997. Since my release I have continued to advocate for prisoners who are stuck in prison, sentenced to tremendous amounts of time for small amounts of drugs.

Injustice, Violence, and Oppression: On Loving the Lions

Scott MacDougall | Posted 12.15.2014 | Religion
Scott MacDougall

As passages such as Matthew 25 make abundantly clear, to love God is to find and serve Jesus in the form of the most vulnerable among us: the poor, outcast, needy, and marginal.

Stop Protecting the Badge

Jarad Barr | Posted 12.03.2014 | Crime
Jarad Barr

In cases such as Eric Garner, we must look beyond the badge. If the forearm cutting off Mr. Garner's air passages belonged to a man with any other professional occupation he would face consequences in the court of law.

White Vision: Seeing Clothes on a Naked Emperor

Lucia Brawley | Posted 11.26.2014 | Crime
Lucia Brawley

The epidemic of monolithic thinking seems to me to be weighted far more on the side of white Americans, officers and civilians alike, thinking of all black boys as criminal.

Of Dolphins, Oil, Politics and... Italy

Christina Pacella | Posted 11.11.2014 | World
Christina Pacella

Throughout the years I tried to learn as much as I could about the marine ecosystem. I felt I needed to do my part to keep the Adriatic and the life that dwells within it safe, for the sake of humanity.

Why Is Judge Rakoff a Lone Wolf?

Joel Cohen | Posted 11.03.2014 | Crime
Joel Cohen

Why is Judge Rakoff (seemingly) the only one willing to expose to the general public the galling scenario that plays out every day in our courts?

Summer Madness: A Eulogy for John Crawford

Lebaron Sims | Posted 11.30.2014 | Black Voices
Lebaron Sims

Wednesday's announcement of no indictment in the shooting death of John Crawford III, and the subsequent release of the video and audio detailing his last moments, relay a sequence as old as any, one with which we have become all too familiar.

Egypt's Transitional Injustice

Dalia Abd El-Hameed | Posted 11.02.2014 | Politics
Dalia Abd El-Hameed

As a human rights worker, I thought I would feel the same compassion for all victims of the police state. But it has turned out to be very different when a friend is arrested.

If You Want to See Inequality in the U.S. at Its Worst, Visit an Impound Lot

David Sheff | Posted 10.28.2014 | Politics
David Sheff

For millions of Americans a towed car can lead to a crippling spiral of stress, debt, joblessness, illness and, in many cases, incarceration. On a re...

Talking to My White Child About Race

Sarah MacLaughlin, LSW | Posted 10.29.2014 | Parents
Sarah MacLaughlin, LSW

"Mommy," he piped up from the back seat in his sweet little voice, "I don't like people who have different skin color than mine." My brain sort of froze, but I stayed on the road as I gulped in discomfort.

The Tyranny of the Nanny State, Where the Government Knows What's Best for You

John W. Whitehead | Posted 10.11.2014 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

Having allowed the government to expand and exceed our reach, we find ourselves on the losing end of a tug-of-war over control of our country and our lives.

What Is The True Path To Middle Eastern Peace?

The Huffington Post | Lauren Betesh | Posted 08.04.2014 | Religion

With war raging on between Israel and Hamas and the death toll on the rise, prayers for peace in the Middle East are needed now more than ever. H...

Israel Under the Magnifying Glass

Julie Gray | Posted 09.08.2014 | World
Julie Gray

You don't have to live in Israel to know that Israel is put under a magnifying glass by world media. Our every decision scrutinized and criticized. Our every wrong made large and even more tragic.

A Third to Prison, a Third to War, a Third to College: The Game of Chance with Ambassador Young

Maya Horgan | Posted 08.18.2014 | Black Voices
Maya Horgan

I see a common theme in the African American community -- a tolerance of the current state. "This system wasn't made for us, that's just how it is," I hear. This mentality permeates through world famous academics, and is widely read in higher education.

I Wish the Sport I Love Could Help Eliminate Injustice Around World

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 08.04.2014 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

Soccer is a sport that can unite the world. Rude actions from any players, coaches, and fans should not take away from the pure enjoyment of the sport.

This Vet Is Helping Inmates Stay Connected With Their Families After Being Behind Bars Himself

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 05.23.2014 | Impact

You could call Frederick Hutson an overachiever. After graduating from high school, Huston served honorably as a F-16 Avionics Electrician in the ...

The Injustices of the Justices: Supreme Court Style

Gerry Myers | Posted 07.19.2014 | Politics
Gerry Myers

Throughout history, there have been controversies over various Supreme Court rulings, but like most Americans, I didn't really pay much attention to m...

Iran Destroying Graves of Baha'is Executed for Teaching Sunday School Classes

Shastri Purushotma | Posted 07.05.2014 | Religion
Shastri Purushotma

Baha'i cemeteries are routinely desecrated in Iran with the destruction of grave markers and the spraying of offensive graffiti.

Black Rage Is Christian Rage

Broderick Greer | Posted 06.14.2014 | Religion
Broderick Greer

​Beloved, I woke up late to black rage. I don't want the same for you. This rage will help you experience the very heart of Christ, the heart that is upset by every instance of oppression and misuse of power.

Being Latino Is Not a Crutch

César Vargas | Posted 05.19.2014 | Latino Voices
César Vargas

Being Latino is not a crutch. Society keeps telling us it is. I'm telling you it's not. Believe in yourself. Pass it on to your family, your friends, your children, and society.

Being White in Philly St. Patrick's Day Weekend

j.n. salters | Posted 05.18.2014 | Black Voices
j.n. salters

As I continued to make my way down the shit show covered in shamrocks, I asked myself, what if all these people outside were black?

Growing Up Gay and Jamaican: As if Being Gay Wasn't Enough

Donovan Thompson | Posted 05.18.2014 | Gay Voices
Donovan Thompson

I remember getting nauseous whenever the topic came up around family. I thought they'd be able to see my inner gay, jumping up and down in the pit of my stomach with a muzzle over his mouth.

Fine Young Philanthropists

Varda Epstein | Posted 04.27.2014 | Impact
Varda Epstein

Kids are being taught at home and in their schools about the meaning of giving. Apparently, doing nice things for others makes kids smarter, happier and more successful, too.