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Baltimore Wants Police Reform. Trump's DOJ May Not Let That Happen.

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 04.06.2017 | Politics

BALTIMORE ― Attorney General Jeff Sessions has “grave concerns” about the proposed consent decree between Baltimore and the federal government t...

Why Stakes Is Too High to Bother with White Tears

Michael W. Waters | Posted 03.17.2017 | Black Voices
Michael W. Waters

Last month, my second book, Stakes Is High: Race, Faith, and Hope for America, was published by Chalice Press. Before its official release, I was elat...

Restricting People’s Use Of Their Courts Is Un-American

Ralph Nader | Posted 03.24.2017 | Politics
Ralph Nader

In not-so-merry-old medieval England, wrongful injuries between people either were suffered in silence or provoked revenge. Cooler heads began to prev...

9 Parents On How They're Teaching Their Kids To Resist Bigotry

The Huffington Post | Emily McCombs | Posted 02.17.2017 | Parents

For HuffPost’s #LoveTakesAction series, we’re telling stories of how people are standing up to hate and supporting those most threatened now. Tell...

Investigators Say French Police Who Sodomized Black Man With A Baton Did So By Accident

The Huffington Post | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 02.09.2017 | World

French investigators said Thursday that the police officers in Paris who sodomized a young black man with a baton did so accidentally, and that the in...

The Issues Are Bigger Than Who You Voted For

Rabbi Ted Falcon | Posted 02.08.2017 | Religion
Rabbi Ted Falcon

Over the last couple of months, I have become far more vocal in my support of political activism. Most of the people I've heard from have been gratefu...

Trumped Awakening: How This African Women's Rights Activist Is Bracing For Trump's America

R. Evon Idahosa | Posted 02.07.2017 | World
R. Evon Idahosa

As a Nigerian women's rights lawyer and activist who partners with survivors of rape and sex trafficking in West Africa, I've become accustomed to dea...

Come to Pharaoh

Jonah C. Steinberg | Posted 02.04.2017 | Religion
Jonah C. Steinberg

For close readers of biblical text, in the spirit of Midrash - of classical rabbinic scriptural interpretation - the line right at the start of this w...

The United States Of America - 1776-2016

Steve Nelson | Posted 01.28.2017 | Politics
Steve Nelson

The United States of America, a country that became world renowned for freedom and justice, died on January 20th at its home in Washington, D.C. The...

We Are Marching

Julia Fehrenbacher | Posted 01.26.2017 | Politics
Julia Fehrenbacher

We march because we were taught to stand up straight. Because in the face of injustice, inequality unkindness -- silence is just another word for fea...

What Was the Women's March For?

Kristin M. Swenson, Ph.D. | Posted 01.25.2017 | Politics
Kristin M. Swenson, Ph.D.

People ask what the Women's March on Washington was for, anyway, as though our not rallying around a single discrete issue is a failure. To them, I sa...

Going and Doing - A Lesson from Jewish Tradition and Biblical Women on Holding Society Together

Jonah C. Steinberg | Posted 01.22.2017 | Religion
Jonah C. Steinberg

(Pharaoh and the Israelite Midwives - from the Golden Haggadah c.1320) When unsure of what a new ruler and a new government may or may not do, what d...

Disengaging From The Opposition: Justice Advocacy In 2017 And Beyond

Dr. Niaz Kasravi | Posted 01.23.2017 | Impact
Dr. Niaz Kasravi

For those of us who advocate for justice in the American criminal and juvenile justice system, the last eight years have been nothing if not interesting, exciting...and frustrating.

Democracy Reigns and I Still March

She's Fit To Lead | Posted 01.19.2017 | Politics
She's Fit To Lead

This article previously appeared in and appears courtesy of She's Fit to Lead. It was written by Li Cohen, a She's Fit to Lead contributor. via big...

It's Atticus Again....

Bil Hitchcock | Posted 01.13.2017 | Politics
Bil Hitchcock

Occasionally I pick up my well-thumbed copy of To Kill A Mockingbird when I feel out of sync with the world around me...it's a wonderful grounding too...

#FredinChina: Alipay's AR game is 'Pokémon GO' for catching money

Fred Raillard | Posted 01.10.2017 | Technology
Fred Raillard

I'm Fred Raillard, Creative CEO, Co-founder and Creative Chief Officer with Farid Mokart of FRED & FARID, a social, content, tech solutions for brands...

Reinventing 2017

John Coonrod | Posted 01.06.2017 | World
John Coonrod

As Bette Davis once famously said "Fasten your seatbelt, it's going to be a bumpy night." The political disruptions around the world of 2016 could cau...

In 25 Cities, Communities Say NO To Islamophobia

Donna Nevel | Posted 12.23.2016 | Politics
Donna Nevel

photo from JVP Western Mass, Springfield, MA On Wednesday evening, Dec. 21st, in 25 cities across the United States, Jews, Muslims, and other commun...

Hair Furor and the Tiny Sausage Fingers

Bob Weidman | Posted 12.16.2016 | Politics
Bob Weidman

A few words about Trump and his tiny sausage fingers. I'm a sociologist by training. I recall many times in college being asked about my major and to...

Guantanamo 9/11 Trial Continues To Be A Slow-Motion Train Wreck

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 12.07.2016 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

It's no secret that the Guantanamo Bay detention center is a huge government money-suck.

Military Commissions 'Disrespectful To Our System Of Justice'

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 12.06.2016 | World
Daphne Eviatar

On Monday, the first day of the final week of hearings in the 9/11 case during President Obama's tenure, the Guantanamo military commission was focused on whether one of the five accused men had sufficiently recovered from hemorrhoid surgery to sit in the courtroom.

Trump Should Watch The Military Commissions Before Continuing Them

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 12.05.2016 | World
Daphne Eviatar

Among the many questions Donald Trump will have to consider when he takes office in January is whether to keep trying to prosecute the five alleged masterminds of the 9/11 terror attacks in the military commissions at Guantanamo Bay.

America's Bail System Is Rigged, Racist And Ineffective

Robert Greenwald | Posted 12.05.2016 | Politics
Robert Greenwald

For Donald Trump the whole rigged systems thing was all just a talking point. But it was one that touched a nerve. Our criminal justice system is in fact rigged against the majority of those who are swept up in it.

In It Together -- Towards An AIDS-Free Generation

Dr. Joia Mukherjee | Posted 12.02.2016 | Impact
Dr. Joia Mukherjee

After four decades, we have reached a tipping point in the fight against HIV/AIDS. The global health community now possesses the tools and knowledge to stop this deadly epidemic.

Criminal Justice Reform Under the Trump Administration

Steven Wozencraft | Posted 11.29.2016 | Crime
Steven Wozencraft

It is up to the people of this country, both those that voted for and against president-elect Trump, to remind the incoming White House of this consensus.