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RIGHT NEXT DOOR: Bobby Johnson, Former NYPD Detective Sergeant

Ian Spanier | Posted 04.17.2015 | Los Angeles
Ian Spanier

A 22-year veteran of the New York Police Department, Johnson was the youngest person ever to pass the city's civil-service exam when he did so at ...

Speaking Truth to Power

Katie Redford | Posted 04.08.2015 | Impact
Katie Redford

It took years for this epidemic of rape to come to light. This is quite common: many victims are too scared to speak, enduring the lasting emotional and physical trauma alone.

Why I'm Raising My Son to Be a Mets Fan

Evan Mandery | Posted 04.06.2015 | Sports
Evan Mandery

My legacy to him is a passion for a profoundly inept team. He reached sports maturity just in time to watch the Mets get awful; since his seventh birthday they've gone 453-519.

Passover Is a Prelude to Action

Rabbi Joseph Meszler | Posted 04.01.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Joseph Meszler

Every year on Passover, Jewish people recall that "once we were slaves and now we are free." We dip celery in salt water to remember the tears of the Israelites in captivity.

24 Hours at the Cross: A Holy Week Confrontation with Execution in Texas

Rev. Jeff Hood | Posted 04.01.2015 | Religion
Rev. Jeff Hood

During Holy Week, I knew I needed to carry my cross down and share the love of God. I cannot let hate and violence continue without question. For the follower of Jesus, the biggest questions are always in the form of a cross.

Criminal Justice - There's an App for That

Brandon L. Greene | Posted 04.01.2015 | Crime
Brandon L. Greene

The promise of a second impression is to simplify the job search for people with records and to leverage consumer power to either support progressive employers or put pressure on employers who fail to adopt more progressive hiring policies.

New Measures Help Offenders Who Can't Afford Fines, Legal Fees Avoid Cycle Of Debtors' Prison

New York Times | TINA ROSENBERG | Posted 03.31.2015 | Impact

When Jack Dawley returned in 2007 to his hometown, Norwalk, Ohio, after eight years in prison and on parole in Wisconsin, he knew getting by would be ...

Bringing Dishonor Upon an Honorary Award

Paul Paz y Miño | Posted 04.01.2015 | Green
Paul Paz y Miño

We just found out that the Commonwealth Club of California - the "nation's oldest and largest public affairs forum" - plans to honor Chevron CEO John Watson as a "distinguished global citizen" who has "given back" to the global community.

Cookie Doughprah Winfrey and S'moria Steinem: 10 Solutions to Ben & Jerry's Women Problem

Amanda McCall | Posted 03.27.2015 | Women
Amanda McCall

There are currently no female flavors of Ben & Jerry's ice cream (even Tina Fey would agree that, while "Greek frozen yogurt" is certainly a healthy ice cream alternative, it is not the same as ice cream).

10 Tips for Creating Inclusive Religious Organizations

Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi | Posted 03.26.2015 | Religion
Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi

We are a stronger country when religious organizations of all faiths live up to our values--when we are welcoming, diverse, moral, and respect one another.

Dana Liebelson

Some Republican Governors Continue To Dodge Federal Anti-Prison Rape Law

HuffingtonPost.com | Dana Liebelson | Posted 03.26.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Some Republican governors continue to dodge the federal law that aims to prevent rape in U.S. correctional facilities, despite a looming...

A Path to Liberation: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 03.25.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Joseph Gichoni is the founder of the Megabridge Foundation, a Kenya-based non-profit promoting the conservation of Kenya's incredible biodiversity.

Top 5 Reasons to Celebrate Obamacare's 5th Anniversary

Sanjeev K. Sriram | Posted 03.23.2015 | Politics
Sanjeev K. Sriram

Health care is a human right and fundamental for a moral society. The ACA and its many provisions are important steps on our journey to health justice, a path that requires all of us (healthcare providers, elected officials, public health experts, and "ordinary" people) to do our part for our fellow Americans.

Reflections on a National Gathering of Jewish Peace and Justice Activists

Donna Nevel | Posted 03.20.2015 | Impact
Donna Nevel

Guided by the weekend's theme -- We're not waiting -- more than 600 people from across the country gathered both to envision the future and think concretely about how to be as meaningfully engaged as possible with the movement for justice in Palestine.

Obama Says He Should Have Closed Guantanamo on Day 1 -- He Still Can

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 03.19.2015 | World
Daphne Eviatar

While Obama has slowly stepped up transferring detainees already cleared by a multi-agency process for release from Guantanamo to other countries, his administration has dragged its feet on reviewing the 51 detainees who aren't yet cleared, out of the remaining 122.

Ayotzinapa Families Bring Their Struggle to the U.S.

Ted Lewis | Posted 03.20.2015 | Latino Voices
Ted Lewis

The Ayotzinapa families make it very clear that the disappeared students from the Ayotzinapa College are neither the first, nor the last, victims of a system that has institutionalized complicity between authorities and criminal organizations.

Toward True Religious Freedom

Justin Thornburgh | Posted 03.18.2015 | Religion
Justin Thornburgh

The reason I am against the Religious Freedom Restoration Act is not because I am a lefty liberal, but because I am a proud American Christian. This legislation, though guised in the cloak of religious liberty, is the first string to be pulled out of our basic civil rights. This state is beginning the slippery slope of legalized discrimination.

Caregivers, Clients and National Leaders to Put State of California on Trial

Doug Moore | Posted 03.17.2015 | Impact
Doug Moore

Providing care for the severely disabled, elderly and others who need round-the-clock care is the fastest growing job in America, and about 2 million people already are working as caregivers.

Guilt, Privilege and the Unraveling of Race

Julian Mitchell | Posted 03.17.2015 | Black Voices
Julian Mitchell

The overarching desire is not to live in a "post-racial" America, but to exist in a "post-racist" America. The goal is not for all races to be considered the same, but for each race to have a private identity and culture that is separate, but respected equally.

White Noise: 'I Trust Wall Street'

Bartlett Naylor | Posted 03.16.2015 | Business
Bartlett Naylor

On March 12 Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Mary Jo White publicly returned fire for the first time on the charge from outsiders and two of her fellow commissioners that her agency is soft on Wall Street. Cut through her rhetoric, however, and what she seems to be implying is: "The SEC trusts Wall Street."

Communities May Be Key to Stopping Rape in Liberia

Karin Landgren | Posted 03.18.2015 | World
Karin Landgren

I strongly encourage Liberia to hold a nationwide discussion about the devastating effects of rape. Ultimately, the shocking rape numbers will not be reduced without major community mobilization across the country.

Against the Backdrop of Selma, Another Injustice in America: Deporting Adoptees

Adam Pertman | Posted 03.11.2015 | Politics
Adam Pertman

The last time I wrote about this issue, about the deportation of adopted people who were born in other countries after committing crimes in the U.S., was over two years ago. I said then, and I repeat in light of this new case today, that criminals should absolutely be punished -- but sending them to a place where they know no one and don't speak the native language is simply appalling.

The ICC and the Situation in Honduras

Mariana Rodriguez Pareja | Posted 03.10.2015 | World
Mariana Rodriguez Pareja

If the Honduran judicial system is not seriously amended, and human rights matters are not addressed properly by the State, more abuses will continue to be committed with impunity.

Celebrating Feminism for International Women's Day

Rebecca Todd Peters | Posted 03.08.2015 | Religion
Rebecca Todd Peters

One must choose to be a feminist. It is a political and spiritual choice that must be made in the full knowledge of the forces that you are up against. What truly separates feminists from the majority of the students that I teach and most of the people in congregations I have met is the issue of confrontation and advocacy.

A Potent Mix: Freedom of Expression and Violence Against Women

Widney Brown | Posted 03.05.2015 | World
Widney Brown

The panicked decision by the government of India to ban a BBC documentary on the infamous 2012 gang rape of a 23-year-old woman, claiming it must do so to protect women in India, demonstrates that "protective" measures by governments actually hurt women.