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New Film On Jordan Davis' Death Exposes The Truth About Racial Bias

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 11.23.2015 | Black Voices

Monday marks three years since Jordan Davis' death. For his parents Lucy McBath and Ron Davis, it has felt like an eternity. Davis, a black 17-year-ol...

Jordan Davis' Mom Calls Gun Violence A 'National Crisis' In Meeting With Hillary Clinton

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 11.06.2015 | Black Voices

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton held a private meeting in Chicago on Monday with several mothers who have lost a child to gun viole...

Evangelical Pastor Wants ‘Pro-Life’ Christians To Protest Gun Violence

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 10.23.2015 | Politics

Bringing a preserved fetus to an anti-abortion demonstration would have been one of the more politically explosive moments of the Rev. Robert Schenck...

Nancy Pelosi Stops by 21, at a Luncheon for The Armor of Light

Regina Weinreich | Posted 09.23.2015 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

This week at a luncheon at 21, the movie's key figures, an evangelical reverend and anti-abortion activist Rob Schenck, and a remarkable grieving mother turned anti-gun activist Lucy McBride, spoke on a panel, raising the film's issue: can you be both pro-gun and pro-life?

Considering Motherhood in the Era of Tamir Rice and Rekia Boyd | Posted 08.18.2015 | Parents

What is it to be a Black woman in this country and to contemplate being a parent? It is having so many hopes and dreams, but also nightmares fueled by the daily reminder of the fact that hate and a criminal justice system warped by racism would put my child at risk.

Caught on Camera: Police Racism

Peter Dreier | Posted 08.05.2015 | Politics
Peter Dreier

The rapid explosion of cell phones, YouTube and Twitter has increased public awareness of police misconduct toward black citizens. As a result, white attitudes are changing and protests led by black activists are accelerating. This may be a moment in our history when real reform is possible.

'3 1/2 Minutes, 10 Bullets': The Jordan Davis Doc America Needs Now More Than Ever

Julian Mitchell | Posted 06.24.2015 | Black Voices
Julian Mitchell

With millions witnessing an abundance of publicized killings of unarmed black men by police, along with several racially charged shootings claiming headlines across the country -- the national discourse around racism has expanded to incorporate the need for stronger gun control laws.

Documentary Review: 3 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets

Dwight Brown | Posted 06.17.2015 | Black Voices
Dwight Brown

What the documentary the filmmakers have assembled is educational, eye opening, often emotional, sad and galvanizing. As the 98 minutes of footage roll by, it becomes apparent that Jordan's tragedy is a chapter within a much longer book.

#WearingOrange is More Than Just a Hashtag

Shannon Watts | Posted 06.03.2015 | Politics
Shannon Watts

Yesterday, on National Gun Violence Awareness Day, I joined moms, teens, gun violence survivors and everyday Americans fighting for gun sense at a block party in Harold Washington Park on the South Side of Chicago.

Marissa Alexander Looks Back On Her Time In Jail: I Was 'A Fish Out Of Water'

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 03.19.2015 | Black Voices

Marissa Alexander, the Florida woman who was sentenced to 20 years for firing a "warning shot" during an argument with her abusive husband, joined Huf...

Jordan Davis' Parents Open Up About Coping With Their Son's Death

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 01.30.2015 | Black Voices

It's been more than two years since they lost their son, and the parents of Jordan Davis say the only thing that keeps them moving is knowing their lo...

Live From Sundance: Sunday, Jan. 25

Marshall Fine | Posted 03.28.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I hit the ground running, arriving not-quite midway into the 2015 Sundance Film Festival in time to crank out a five-movie day on Sunday. That's less a testament to my stamina than to luck and logistics.

Families Of Slain Unarmed Black Men Send Powerful Messages To Protesters

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 12.15.2014 | Black Voices

Thousands nationwide have mourned the deaths of unarmed black men -- but few have grieved as much as the relatives of those who have passed. On Sa...

An Open Letter to the HRC

Dee Rees | Posted 02.04.2015 | Black Voices
Dee Rees

The HRC should be just as vocal in its dissent about racial injustice as it is in celebrating the coming out of celebrities. If we are ever going to overcome the artificial divide between the African-American community and the LGBTQ community now is the time to fortify and publicly announce that solidarity.

Testing Our Nation in the Unfinished Work

Rev. Ruth Hawley-Lowry | Posted 01.31.2015 | Religion
Rev. Ruth Hawley-Lowry

As my daughter and I cut and chopped apples and pureed pumpkin I got to pretend -- for a millisecond -- that my Currier and Ives, Norman Rockwell-esqe existence was true ... and that others get to share it, as well. But I know the truth.

'Is it Time to Do a James Baldwin?'

Malek Mouzon | Posted 01.25.2015 | Black Voices
Malek Mouzon

Deep down, whether I want to admit or not, I know the truth. The racism that James Baldwin knew and ultimately made him leave the country isn't really gone. It's just changed its form.

Michael Brown's Parents Testify At U.N.: 'We Need The World To Know'

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 11.12.2014 | Black Voices

The parents of Michael Brown addressed members of the United Nations on Tuesday on a mission to bring further international awareness to the shooting ...

Killer Sentenced In 'Loud Music' Case

Posted 10.17.2014 | Crime

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man convicted of first-degree murder for fatally shooting a teenager in an argument over loud music outside a Ja...

Mother Of Jordan Davis Speaks Out On Guilty Verdict For Man Who Killed Her Son

The Atlantic | Posted 10.11.2014 | Black Voices

Last Friday, I called Jordan Davis's mother Lucia McBath. It's been almost two years since her son was murdered by a man who took offense to his music...

Brown v. Ferguson: Are We Better Off Separate Than Equal

Torri Stuckey | Posted 11.27.2014 | Black Voices
Torri Stuckey

In a strange twist of fate, two age-old Civil Rights cases collide in Ferguson, MO -- half a century later. Is it just coincidence? Or could there b...

Michael Dunn Verdict Reached

The Huffington Post | Simon McCormack | Posted 10.02.2014 | Crime

Michael Dunn was found guilty of first-degree murder in the killing of 17-year-old Jordan Davis in September, 2012 after an argument over loud music. ...

Man Accused Of Killing Teen Over Loud Music Returns To Court

AP | Posted 11.22.2014 | Crime

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jury selection began Monday in the second trial of a Florida man accused of killing a Georgia teenager during an argument ...

Other Mothers' Sons

Rev. Ruth Hawley-Lowry | Posted 11.11.2014 | Parents
Rev. Ruth Hawley-Lowry

Mothers have relinquished their boys to demarcations of manhood for centuries, whether it be going to college or the armed services. No woman should ever have to release their son to hate -- and that is what our nation has required of Black women for too long in our nation.

The Killing of Black Men Is an American Human Rights Disaster

David A. Love | Posted 10.22.2014 | Black Voices
David A. Love

For decades, American civil rights advocates have connected the dots between the domestic fight for civil rights and the international struggle for human rights.

Sybrina Fulton And Ron Davis Discuss Policing And Race At UN Review In Switzerland

The Root | Breanna Edwards | Posted 09.05.2014 | Black Voices