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Why My Answer to Dr. King Would Be: 52 Years Later, We Are Still Working on That Dream

Tania Bradkin | Posted 08.28.2015 | Impact
Tania Bradkin

As we take time as a country to reflect upon the issues that led up to the impetus for a March on Washington in 1963, I wanted to take a moment to reflect upon the statistical data I would share with Dr. King if he were still alive today.

Mediator : je ne signerai pas la pétition contre Servier

Guy Vallancien | Posted 08.29.2015 | France
Guy Vallancien

SANTE - Si les pétitions sur Internet doivent remplacer la justice dans l'examen de la part des responsabilités, bienvenue au lynchage médiatique sans autre forme de procès. Il est si facile de cliquer sur "oui" sans même se renseigner sur le sujet.

A Memorable Closing Speech

Rabbi David Wolpe | Posted 08.25.2015 | Crime
Rabbi David Wolpe

All Americans have witnessed this past summer that the system had deep flaws and needs work from all of us to repair what is prejudiced, or cruel or wrong. But each day in countless ways, America works.

The Shared DNA of Health and Justice

Ellen Lawton | Posted 08.25.2015 | Impact
Ellen Lawton

We must remember that health does not exist in a vacuum separate from wealth, from the laws we write, from the systems we create to protect our citizens, or from the injustices that exist in each of these things.

The Racial Group Most Likely to Be Killed By Police Is Also Most Likely to Go Unnoticed

Tara Houska | Posted 08.20.2015 | Crime
Tara Houska

America's original people are tired of our seemingly invisible status. This is an opportunity for Americans everywhere to stand together with the smallest minority population, to demonstrate that "justice for all" is truly a tenet of American society. Native lives matter.

Julian Bond's Final Gift

EBONY.com | Posted 08.26.2015 | Black Voices
EBONY.com

By: Asha French Since I heard the news of Julian Bond's passing on Saturday, I have not been able to shake my memory of the story he told at Emory...

California Attorney General Kamala Harris Must End the Barbaric Practice of Solitary Confinement

Bill Blum | Posted 08.17.2015 | Crime
Bill Blum

Before Harris departs Sacramento and climbs another rung on the ladder to success and power in Washington, I have one urgent message for her: Settle the class-action lawsuit of Ashker v. Brown, which challenges the state's solitary confinement practices at the notorious Pelican Bay State Prison.

Tunisia's "Reconciliation Bill" Threatens Gains of the Revolution

David Tolbert | Posted 08.17.2015 | World
David Tolbert

The dream of a country untainted by corruption has remained a powerful vision ever since. It is hard to imagine a more demoralizing step for Tunisians than suddenly telling them that they need to make their peace with a kleptocracy.

Stalled 9/11 Case Is Another Reason to Close Guantanamo

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 08.14.2015 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

The military commissions have once again cancelled two weeks' worth of hearings scheduled in the case of the five alleged plotters of the September 11 attacks. Although the attacks themselves took place nearly 14 years ago, the five men accused of masterminding the deadliest terror attack to ever take place on U.S. soil are still nowhere near trial.

Ferguson Forward: Words On My Son, Mike Brown

EBONY.com | Posted 08.19.2015 | Black Voices
EBONY.com

I want the world to be inspired by the impact of Mike-Mike's death, which has awakened this country not only to the disparities in our justice system and communities, but also the need for us to pay attention to the younger generation.

We Need Criminal and Civil Justice Reform

Carla DiMare | Posted 08.11.2015 | Politics
Carla DiMare

President Obama recently highlighted the need for criminal justice reform which complements the bipartisan effort to reform our criminal justice system. However, reforming only the criminal justice system falls short of what is needed.

Justice Is a Human Need

Rev. Dr. Susan K. Smith | Posted 08.09.2015 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Susan K. Smith

The young people who began the Black Lives Matter Movement are not in forgiveness mode. Their rage has exploded on the streets because their pain imploded within them. They are tired of being afraid, tired of being targeted, and tired of being ignored. So, what happens now, a year after Michael Brown was gunned down?

GOP Presidential Candidates, God Wants a Word with You

Carolyn Davis | Posted 08.07.2015 | Religion
Carolyn Davis

One of the most cowardly ways for a presidential candidate to answer a public debate question like "Do you have a word from God?" is by saying yes. Why? Because the most courageous thing a candidate can do, for once, is remind Americans that "no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States."

The Real Victims of India and Pakistan Proxy War

Mohammad Shafiq Hamdam | Posted 08.07.2015 | World
Mohammad Shafiq Hamdam

Hostility between Afghanistan and Pakistan has been ongoing now for about four decades, whereas hostility between Pakistan and India has been present since 1947. The proxy war between between India and Pakistan lies in Afghanistan.

For All Kenyans to Be Equal, Kenyatta Must Move Beyond Words on Justice

David Tolbert | Posted 08.05.2015 | World
David Tolbert

Kenya has an important legal obligation to investigate and prosecute the serious crimes that were committed during the post-election violence period. President Kenyatta has demonstrated utterly no leadership in this respect, and he does his country a disservice by failing to ensure that the law is respected and implemented.

Happy Endings: The Unrealistic Expectation

Emma Shenton | Posted 08.03.2015 | Books
Emma Shenton

Life, in all reality, is a balancing act -- a balancing act of depravity and morality, of your needs and the needs of others, of humor and solemnity, of individuality and commonality, of privacy and disclosure, and the list stretches on for an eternity.

No Justice for Cecil the Lion

Bill Blum | Posted 07.31.2015 | Crime
Bill Blum

Cecil the 13-year-old Zimbabwe lion is dead but not forgotten. Nor should he be anytime soon by anyone concerned with issues of animal cruelty, white privilege, neocolonialism, global inequality, or international justice and extradition protocols and practices.

Is the Woman Sleeping on the Train Alone?

Maria Alejandra Casale-Hardin | Posted 07.31.2015 | Women
Maria Alejandra Casale-Hardin

The decision to sleep on a train is yours to make. The fact that I was asleep does not, in any way, excuse the drunk man's behavior. We need to respect people, especially in our shared spaces. We need people to keep speaking up. Not only for ourselves but for those around us as well -- we are not alone!

America's Apartheid: Legalized Discrimination through Mass Incarceration

Brandon Patterson | Posted 07.30.2015 | Black Voices
Brandon Patterson

As a black male in Chicago, I find it hard for one to argue that the criminal justice system has not been used unfairly and unjustly to discriminate against black people and to outcast them from society.

Tackling Child Sex Trafficking in Cambodia

Gary Haugen | Posted 07.30.2015 | Impact
Gary Haugen

Today marks the UN's World Day against Trafficking in Persons. It's a noble day dedicated to a noble cause, to be sure, but what does it really mean to be "against trafficking?" We can talk about how wrong it is to buy and sell young girls and boys to exploit them for their bodies, leaving a trail of deep trauma behind.

Achieving A "More Perfect Union" Requires Acknowledging Our Past Injustices

Rep. Steve Cohen | Posted 07.29.2015 | Politics
Rep. Steve Cohen

Whether race relations have actually worsened or whether that perception stems from more information reaching more people, it is obvious that we must re-dedicate ourselves and our government to eliminating injustice and promoting equality.

100 Million Reasons We Need Justice Reform -- One Blueprint for How to Do It

Christine Leonard | Posted 07.30.2015 | Politics
Christine Leonard

One in three Americans -- as many as 100 million adults -- has a criminal record. Because a criminal history record creates barriers to housing, education and employment, it can often stand between another chance and another visit to prison.

Homeless Families Win Class Action Lawsuit

Patty Mullahy Fugere | Posted 07.28.2015 | DC
Patty Mullahy Fugere

This decision is a resounding victory for homeless families based not just on esoteric interpretations of law, but on a common understanding of basic human rights that must be protected for all DC residents, no matter their income.

You're Asking the Wrong Questions About Sandra Bland

Anna Nti-Asare | Posted 07.27.2015 | Black Voices
Anna Nti-Asare

I cannot fully express the frustration that results from being reminded daily that your life is worth less in your country simply because of your skin tone. But what frustrates me even more are the distractions people use to keep what's most important out of the limelight.

10 Rules to Help Black Boys Survive

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 07.25.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Justice cannot breathe when Black men and boys and women and girls are routinely profiled, abused, arrested, and killed with impunity by police officers. We must stop this. We must protect the lives of our young people -- all of them.