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In The Struggle For Racial Equality, Giant Protests Don't Create Giant Change

The Well | Posted 06.01.2016 | Black Voices
The Well

While collective action and mass movements are crucial to bringing widespread awareness to the issues, I strongly believe that the needle of social change only moves forward when ordinary citizens do extraordinary things.

Martin Luther King Jr.'s Failure and America's Future: A Reflection on the 50 Year Anniversary of the Chicago Freedom Movement

Devon J. Crawford | Posted 05.31.2016 | Chicago
Devon J. Crawford

"I've been in many demonstrations all across the South, but I can say that I have never seen, even in Mississippi and Alabama, mobs as hostile and as ...

A Reflection of Memorial Day

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 05.27.2016 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

I find it unacceptable when one's patriotism and one's love of country is called into question when one advocates for peaceful means of conflict resolution, for it is also an act of patriotism to work to keep our brave and courageous troops out of harm's way, and to work to create conditions and understanding that ultimately make war less likely.

Why I Left My 'Ex'

Glenn Martin | Posted 05.26.2016 | Impact
Glenn Martin

May 4th was a day I'd been anticipating for some time. That was the day Assistant Attorney General Karol Mason, who heads the Office of Justice Programs in the Department of Justice, publicly announced a new agency-wide policy directing her staff to stop using "disparaging labels" like "ex-convict" and "ex-felon" in all their communications.

Significant Progress on the Plan to Close DC General

Patty Mullahy Fugere | Posted 05.26.2016 | DC
Patty Mullahy Fugere

e are optimistic that they will find a way to move beyond any temper flares or past miscommunications to work out a plan that shows good stewardship of District resources, and more importantly, that best serves the needs of the DC's homeless families. These families, and indeed all District residents, deserve no les

Chevron CEO To His Board: Our Ecuador Problem Just Won't Go Away

Paul Paz y Miño | Posted 05.25.2016 | Green
Paul Paz y Miño

[Of course, we don't have access to Chevron's internal communications. But if we did, this "memo" is what we imagine we might see. It's hard to peek i...

Not Bathroom Bills -- Crimes Against Humanity

Stephanie Mott | Posted 05.20.2016 | Queer Voices
Stephanie Mott

I don't reckon I am going to use the men's room no matter what laws they make. I am no longer willing to deny my own identity. I am not willing to watch them destroy the lives of transgender youth so they can feel powerful for a little while longer.

In Guatemala, Victims Commemorate the Third Anniversary of the Genocide Verdict

Jo-Marie Burt | Posted 05.19.2016 | World
Jo-Marie Burt

The revered Latin American writer Eduardo Galeano wrote these words a few months after the events he alludes to: On May 10, 2013, 30 years after the crimes were committed, former dictator General Efraín Ríos Montt was convicted of genocide and crimes against humanity against the Maya Ixil population and sentenced to 80 years is prison.

The Tao of Universities & Fair Labor Standards Act

Dr. Cindi Love | Posted 05.18.2016 | College
Dr. Cindi Love

The Tao Te Ching suggests that it is sometimes necessary to learn to see the events in our world backwards, inside out and upside down.

The Harrowing Story Of Filipina Women Enslaved In Japan's Wartime Rape Camps

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 05.20.2016 | World

It has taken M. Evelina Galang almost 20 years to chronicle one of her nation's greatest traumas. It's the story of how women finally broke their sile...

Opposing Sides -- Rights vs. Needs

Dr. Natasha Josefowitz | Posted 05.10.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Natasha Josefowitz

Are you an "adherence-to-the-law" person? Do you believe that law and order is to be respected and followed always and in all circumstances? Or are yo...

Protest and Politics, Black Women and Leadership

David Ragland | Posted 05.11.2016 | Black Voices
David Ragland

I write to you from a circle formed by women. They are leading, preaching, singing and protesting the sad state of things. They are also working to tr...

Do We Hold Maintenance Staff Accountable for Genocide Even as We Absolve Politicians?

Mariya Parodi | Posted 05.06.2016 | World
Mariya Parodi

Accountability is not the most popular subject for leaders and heads of state. Institutions, such as the International Criminal Court (ICC) are particularly unpopular.

The Spiritual Consciousness of Marvel's Daredevil

Scott Gardner | Posted 05.06.2016 | Religion
Scott Gardner

Whenever I tell someone I study religion and comics I get a subtle head turn and then, as if on cue, "Oh, how interesting." It takes a minute, but you can see in their eyes the connections being drawn together.

Children Deserve Better from Florida's Justice System

Cassandra Capobianco | Posted 04.29.2016 | Impact
Cassandra Capobianco

I remember being eight years old and looking at my (not-so-nice but very "grown-up") babysitter, who was 12 years old, thinking, "When I am 12, I will...

Why More Men Need to Care About the #FreeKesha Movement

Kyle Stevens | Posted 04.27.2016 | Women
Kyle Stevens

I find it disturbing that more men have not made their voices heard during Kesha's battle against Dr. Luke and Sony. Hopefully I am not the only dude in the room who feels this way. I don't care if you are a fan of Kesha's music or not.

Hungry for Justice: Brave Black and Brown San Franciscans Attempt to Rein in its Rogue Police Department by Hunger Strike

Karen Fleshman | Posted 04.26.2016 | Politics
Karen Fleshman

The hunger strikers have had enough. They want change before another black or brown San Franciscan is killed by SFPD. They feel they have exhausted every avenue.

Call Me By My Name

Nikkya Hargrove | Posted 04.26.2016 | Black Voices
Nikkya Hargrove

Ask yourself, what would you do if someone, today, called you a nigger? How would you respond?

'There Has Been Too Much Dying for Ireland and Not Enough Living'

Ruairí McKiernan | Posted 04.25.2016 | Politics
Ruairí McKiernan

One hundred years ago the 1916 Rising sought to liberate Ireland and create a free and equal country. I have been reflecting a lot on the Rising in recent months, on freedom, peace and justice, and on how we can co-create a better world for all.

10 Tips for Becoming a Powerful Self Advocate

Angela Greene | Posted 04.25.2016 | HuffPost Home
Angela Greene

These day's social injustices are as common as daylight, but one can avoid being a victim and instead take steps to become a victor. When one makes th...

Recognizing All of America's S/Heroes

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 04.23.2016 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Kudos to the Treasury Department which has announced that Harriet Tubman's face will grace the front of the redesigned $20 bill, making her the first woman in more than a century and first African American ever to be represented on the face of an American paper note.

There Is No Fix For the Military Commissions

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 04.21.2016 | World
Daphne Eviatar

The problem with the Guantanamo military commissions is not the defendants' right to appear at hearings in their own trial. It's that the government keeps meddling in the cases in such cockamamie ways that they have to adjourn for months at a time while the lawyers scramble to figure out how to respond. And that's just the tip of the iceberg.

When Christians Won't Say #BlackLivesMatter

Kevin Wright | Posted 04.19.2016 | Religion
Kevin Wright

In refusing to acknowledge our country's horrendous history regarding race and the current disparities existing between different races now, the phrase #AllLivesMatter becomes akin to saying "#WhiteLivesMatterMore."

Interrogative Love: On Faith and Academia

Jacob J. Erickson | Posted 04.19.2016 | Religion
Jacob J. Erickson

Asking someone about faith can be a dangerous exercise because, for one thing, they might actually tell you something (whether you actually wanted to ...

ICC President on Opening the Permanent HQ: 'The International Criminal Court Is Here to Stay'

Silvia Fernández de Gurmendi | Posted 04.19.2016 | World
Silvia Fernández de Gurmendi

The inauguration of the ICC's Permanent Premises gives us all, court officials, states and the international community as a whole, the opportunity to make a pause in our journey to celebrate what has been already achieved through our collective efforts to enhance accountability.