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What if the Occupy Movement Is a Revolution?

Max Berger | Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics
Max Berger

The greatest contribution the occupy movement has made thus far has been to inspire us to imagine solutions at the scale of our problems. This is a revolutionary concept.

LIVE UPDATES: Latest Developments From The Global Occupy Movement

The Huffington Post | Jason Cherkis | Posted 12.19.2011 | World

Occupy Wall Street, a movement that began as a small band of protesters in Zuccotti Park, soon gained endorsements from major unions and progressive l...

Dr. King's Volcanic Mountaintop Seductively Explosive

Lonna Saunders | Posted 12.18.2011 | Entertainment
Lonna Saunders

This is not a play for the faint-hearted, but it is a celebration of life, love, and country.

Arin Greenwood

Cornel West, Other D.C. Protesters Released From Detention | Arin Greenwood | Posted 12.17.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- After a day in detention, noted academic Cornel West and a group of protesters arrested at the U.S. Supreme Court on Sunday, have been r...

Occupy Chicago Regroups After Recent Success

Mark Cassello | Posted 12.13.2011 | Chicago
Mark Cassello

If the impending winter does not disband the movement, Occupy Chicago risks unraveling because of its own success.

Herman Cain's (and the GOP's) Confusion About Black Voters

Michael Fauntroy | Posted 12.04.2011 | Black Voices
Michael Fauntroy

For too long, conservatives have blamed Black leaders for Republican failures with Black voters. Herman Cain's view suggests that looking inward is something the Republicans are unable, or unwilling, to do.

Gay Former Employee Accuses Jesse Jackson Of Sexual Harassment, Discrimination

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.21.2011 | Politics

A gay former employee of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition has filed a lawsuit against Rev. Jesse Jackson, accusing the leader of the civil rights group of s...

Amanda Terkel

Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. Hits Rick Perry For Defending The 'Slave Amendment' | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.01.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D-Ill.) is calling out Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) for his full-throated heralding of the 10th Amendment, saying ...

Arianna Huffington, Jesse Jackson, and Laz Alonso: Reflections from the Table of Brotherhood

Zondra Hughes | Posted 10.30.2011 | Chicago
Zondra Hughes

These conversations at the Table of Brotherhood symbolized the unity Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. worked for, and more important, a cross-cultural awakening and call to action to better the condition of the human race.

They Hate Government -- Until They Need It

Rev. Jesse Jackson | Posted 10.30.2011 | Black Voices
Rev. Jesse Jackson

The economic disaster is a manmade -- not a natural -- disaster. Some economists, mostly ignored, warned about it, but could not stop it. And now, it will take federal action to repair the damage.

Larry King at Wrigley Field

Sugar Rautbord | Posted 10.29.2011 | Chicago
Sugar Rautbord

Larry threw out the first pitch for the Chicago Cubs big game against the St. Louis Cardinals in the sold out crowd before Casey King pitched a fast ball as the bleachers shouted "LAR-RY LAR-RY!"

Top 10 Craziest Celebrity Rants (VIDEO) | David Moye | Posted 10.24.2011 | Weird News

Mel Gibson is not the first celebrity caught on tape going crazy and he won't be the last. Most celebrities aren't as nice as they seem on TV and ...

America Can't Be Saved From the Top

Rev. Jesse Jackson | Posted 10.18.2011 | Black Voices
Rev. Jesse Jackson

America can't be saved from the top down. The ship is leaking from the bottom. The debates on the campaign trail and in Washington must not continue to focus on topside staterooms while ignoring the damage below.

Jennifer Bendery

UPDATES: Jesse Jackson, Maxine Waters Are 'Overseers of 21st Century Plantation' | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.18.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Freshman Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) said Wednesday that he is "the modern day Harriet Tubman" leading people away from the plantation, whi...

Satirist Paul Krassner Turning 80, Going Strong

Michael Sigman | Posted 10.04.2011 | Media
Michael Sigman

There's irony in the fact that Paul Krassner sees "increasing insanity" in our current politics and culture. The 1960s activist whom the FBI once tagg...

Burr Oak Tragedy's Mastermind Sentenced To 12 Years

Posted 09.07.2011 | Chicago

Fifty-one-year-old Carolyn Towns, of Blue Island, pleaded guilty and was convicted of a bevy of charges related to her oversight of an under-the-table...

Jesse Jackson, Black Leaders Are Right About Ending the War on Drugs

Dr. Boyce Watkins | Posted 08.27.2011 | Politics
Dr. Boyce Watkins

It's time for all of us to wake up and attack the problem of mass incarceration and the drug war. If there were ever a set of realities that are reflective of the persistent racial divides that continue to plague America, this one would be it.

Has the Movement Opposing America's Drug War Broken Through to the Mainstream?

Jesse Levine | Posted 08.17.2011 | Politics
Jesse Levine

The 40th anniversary of the war on drugs became an opportunity for leaders from diverse backgrounds to emerge with the unified message that the drug war failed.

'N***a' Will Never Be Funny... Especially in The Hangover Part II

Morris W. O'Kelly | Posted 06.01.2011 | Entertainment
Morris W. O'Kelly

I could go to painstaking lengths, detailing how deeply offensive and unfunny the repeated and gratuitous use of n**** in The Hangover Part II was, but the damage in large part has already been done.

Wal-Mart Welcomes Back 'Dirty Tricks' Republican Operative

Al Norman | Posted 07.25.2011 | Politics
Al Norman

The Republican operative who was fired by Wal-Mart five years ago for his role in a race-baiting ad, has now been welcomed back to the fold in Bentonville.

Racial Injustice Causes Real Pain in the Lives of Black Americans

Dr. Boyce Watkins | Posted 07.16.2011 | Politics
Dr. Boyce Watkins

When it comes to black life in America, neglecting our impetus for policy reform has a real consequence on the lives of real people. We focus on silly issues like birth certificates while children die in the streets and the genocide on the futures of young black children continues.

Trymaine Lee

Rev. Jesse Jackson Calls Bin Laden's Death 'Huge Psychological Victory' | Trymaine Lee | Posted 07.03.2011 | Politics

Originally posted at BlackVoices Osama bin Laden didn't discriminate when it came to the bloody work of terrorism. He was an equal opportunity kill...

Trymaine Lee

DNC's Family Feud Over Minority Contracting | Trymaine Lee | Posted 06.21.2011 | Politics

Party insiders say the Democratic National Committee awards few contracts to companies controlled by racial minority groups, despite repeated pledges ...

Congressman Blames Unemployment On The iPad

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 06.17.2011 | Technology

On Friday, Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-IL) addressed the United States's current unemployment crisis and claimed the iPad was "probably responsib...

Gay Man Accuses Rev. Jesse Jackson Of Harassment, Discrimination

Posted 06.14.2011 | Chicago

Story by Andrew Davis, Courtesy of the Windy City Times In a document filled with stunning allegations, Tommy R. Bennett has filed a complaint with t...