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What Your Black Friend Might Think but Not Say About Ferguson

Kristen Domingue | Posted 01.26.2015 | Black Voices
Kristen Domingue

I was 21 when I consciously made the choice in my heart and mind: racism doesn't apply to me. My outcomes are my own. I convinced myself that by sheer...

Does the UN See US "Institutionalized Discrimination" in the Wake of Ferguson?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 01.25.2015 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

The Ferguson grand jury decision not to criminally prosecute a police officer in the shooting of an unarmed young black man has reached the Geneva HQ of the UN Office of Human Rights Chief Prince Zeid, but the consequences will be felt globally and probably with indefinite impact.

In the Wake of Ferguson, What I'm Thankful For...

Amber Nichols-Buckley | Posted 01.25.2015 | Parents
Amber Nichols-Buckley

I am thankful for the Browns, for their courage to respond to this decision with dignity and grace, calling for people to focus their energy on fighting injustice instead of fighting each other.

Search for Common Ground in Ferguson

Carolyn Lukensmeyer | Posted 01.25.2015 | Politics
Carolyn Lukensmeyer

Ferguson presents an opportunity for us all to face up to the ways, both subtle and overt, that racism lives in our institutions and in our lives. If we, as a nation, truthfully examine the many ways the legacy of slavery in our nation still exerts its influence, we can begin to act collectively, and civilly, for justice for all.

A Global Society of Service

Jeremy Affeldt | Posted 01.25.2015 | Impact
Jeremy Affeldt

When we think about about how to help others, we are motivated to excel in our jobs and our lives. We work harder for success when we know that our success can actually help. I really hope we can all learn to think this way.

Al Sharpton Reacts To Ferguson Grand Jury Decision

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 11.25.2014 | Black Voices

Rev. Al Sharpton addressed the public Monday evening and spoke out against a grand jury's decision to not indict police officer Darren Wilson in the k...

Darren Wilson's Statement Fails To Mention Michael Brown

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 11.24.2014 | Black Voices

A St. Louis County grand jury decided on Monday not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed...

The Conspicuous Absence of Biblical Values in the Immigration Debate

Zack Hunt | Posted 01.21.2015 | Religion
Zack Hunt

While we are quick to appeal to biblical values in order to marginalize others, when that same Bible calls us to love those folks we want to marginalize, all of our talk about biblical values suddenly and conspicuously disappears.

'Felons, Not Families' Oversimplifies a Complex Reality

Lauren-Brooke Eisen | Posted 01.24.2015 | Politics
Lauren-Brooke Eisen

While President Obama should be applauded for reaching past the partisan gridlock in Congress that has made it impossible to improve the lives of millions of families torn apart because of strict immigration laws, his emphasis on families over felons seems outdated and a rhetorical step backward, not forward.

Lilly Workneh

These 2 Men Ran 540 Miles From Atlanta To Ferguson In Memory Of Michael Brown

HuffingtonPost.com | Lilly Workneh | Posted 11.28.2014 | Black Voices

The expected travel time from Atlanta, Georgia, to Ferguson, Missouri, is about eight hours by car or 90 minutes by plane -- but for Atlanta residents...

Grand Jury Expected To Resume Ferguson Deliberations

Reuters | By Daniel Wallis and Ellen Wulfhorst | Posted 11.24.2014 | Black Voices

FERGUSON, Mo., Nov 24 (Reuters) - A St. Louis-area grand jury was expected on Monday to resume deliberations over whether to bring charges against a w...

Police Agree To Some, But Not All, Protester Expectations

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 11.22.2014 | Black Voices

With a grand jury decision imminent in the case of Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson, law enforcement officials in St. Louis said Friday...

Cherishing the Moment

Ron Kronish | Posted 01.21.2015 | Religion
Ron Kronish

I have had the privilege of getting to know many Israeli Arab Muslims and Christians personally during my 23 years working in the field of interreligious dialogue and education in Israel, and this naturally has radically changed the way I view and understand "the Other" in Israeli society.

To Harvard and Other Universities: In Protecting Students From Sexual Assault, Don't Disregard Due Process

Michael Shammas | Posted 01.20.2015 | College
Michael Shammas

Yes, Harvard's previous sexual assault policy was utterly inadequate to protect survivors of sexual misconduct -- as are far too many policies still in place at other American universities. But the new policy goes dangerously far in another direction, and law professors were right to call their university out.

70 Year Old Woman Prosecuted for Neglecting Her 98 Year Old Mother

Eric Lotke | Posted 01.17.2015 | Crime
Eric Lotke

We hear too many stories of our supersized justice system. Too many people locked up, the school-to-prison pipeline, etc. Here is another one: A 70 year old woman in Alexandria, Virginia, has been prosecuted for failing to take adequate care of her ailing, wheel-chair bound, 98 year old mother.

Investing in Legal Aid Is Good Business

Lonnie A. Powers | Posted 01.12.2015 | Impact
Lonnie A. Powers

In law as in medicine, an emergency room is neither the most cost effective nor beneficial way to deliver justice or provide health care. Seeing your doctor regularly makes it easier and less expensive for individuals and for the health care system overall to stay healthy.

Learning From Abraham: Why I Stand With the Nurses

Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater | Posted 01.10.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater

We are not afraid to stand up and speak out; in fact, we know that because of Abraham, in this Torah portion, we are obligated to stand up and speak out. We might not win every fight, as we know Sodom was eventually destroyed, but we don't shy away from the debate.

Republican Claims About Judicial Nominations Combine Gross Inaccuracies With Banal Observations

Nan Aron | Posted 01.07.2015 | Politics
Nan Aron

In addition to the quantity of judicial confirmations, Hatch and Gray persist in their bizarre view that it was improper for President Obama to fill longstanding vacancies on the D.C. Circuit, and they complain that rules reform has led to "controversial judges."

She Was Sexually Abused For Years, But Her Mum Refused to Believe Her

Chloe Johnson | Posted 01.04.2015 | Crime
Chloe Johnson

One in three girls in New Zealand will be exposed to an unwanted sexual experience by the age of 16. One in five women in New Zealand will be subjected to sexual assault as an adult.

Somalia: Conundrum of an Activist

Sadia Ali Aden | Posted 01.01.2015 | World
Sadia Ali Aden

In order to genuinely win the hearts and minds of the ordinary citizens, the Somali leadership must not hasten making decisions on their behalf or self-interest by signing any treaty at a disadvantaged position with countries that have more negative record than positive.

Donny Rico Gives Credit Where Credit Is Due: Judge Kaplan

Paul Paz y Miño | Posted 10.30.2014 | Green
Paul Paz y Miño

Reposted from Eye on the AmazonChevron's retaliatory RICO case against the Ecuadorians and their lawyers would not have come about were it not for the...

Title Fight in Montana: Champ Joe Louis vs. "Peek-A-Boo" VanDyke

Brian Kahn | Posted 12.27.2014 | Politics
Brian Kahn

It's a basic Montana value: If you accuse someone with breaking an oath, you darn better be willing to back it up.

Hall of SHAME? We Have a Winner!

Paul Paz y Miño | Posted 10.22.2014 | Green
Paul Paz y Miño

Please vote for Chevron in the 2014 Corporate Hall of Shame today! Reposted from the Eye On The Amazon There are many corporations worthy of being c...

My Cause Is Better Than Your Cause

Cindy Brandt | Posted 12.21.2014 | Impact
Cindy Brandt

There is a phenomenon of what I call, "First-World-Problem-Shaming," where we make people feel bad about their anxieties because somewhere in the world children are starving.

Ferguson's Justice Quagmire

Burke E. Strunsky | Posted 01.04.2016 | Crime
Burke E. Strunsky

This may be one of those cases, which we as prosecutors see all the time, in which we know in our gut that someone is guilty, but we can't prove it beyond all reasonable doubt.