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5 Self-Care Practices Black People Can Use While Coping With Trauma

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 07.14.2016 | Black Voices

Trauma in the black community is a constant reality we have to face. We especially feel it when an unarmed black man is killed by a cop, a black woman...

Pakistan's Most Prominent Sufi Musician Falls Silent

Talal Almas | Posted 07.01.2016 | Religion
Talal Almas

Amjad Sabri: thanks for being our source of light and our source of hope in these times of darkness. Thank you for being our most honest guide in when we needed you the most; we will always, always remember you and your message.

Why Millions Would Back a Gorilla's Life Over Black Lives Matter

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 06.01.2016 | Black Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The instant that a Cincinnati zoo keeper gunned down the silver-backed gorilla, Harambe to save the life of the four-year-old toddler who wandered into his enclosure, the predictable happened. Tens of thousands raged at Cincinnati Zoo Director Thane Maynard for defending the killing of the gorilla.

Transgender Oppression (Cissexism) and Conservative Religion

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 02.22.2016 | Religion
Warren J. Blumenfeld

In my recent editorial, Pope Francis Erects and Fortifies Walls, I critiqued the symbolic and literal walls the Catholic Church has and continues to c...

Capital Punishment -- Justice or State Sanctioned Murder?

Garry Rodgers | Posted 01.21.2016 | Crime
Garry Rodgers

State sanctioned execution of convicted criminals is a hotly-debated, life-and-death social issue and the subject of capital punishment pushes more em...

Another Mass Shooting...

Jonathan Schmock | Posted 12.04.2015 | Politics
Jonathan Schmock

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Radical But Doable Solution to Gun Issue

Zita Harkaran Vasilisinova | Posted 12.03.2015 | Impact
Zita Harkaran Vasilisinova

I have recently lost a friend, mother of 4 -- she got shot. Her husband is the main suspect. Twice this summer, I have driven through a street shooti...

Mexico: Shooting the Messengers Will Leave Us All in the Dark

Carlos K. Zazueta | Posted 08.14.2016 | Latino Voices
Carlos K. Zazueta

This kind of crime deeply saddens us, but, what's worse, it spreads fear. As ordinary Mexicans, we deserve better. We deserve to see justice delivered. We are not going to be left blinded, silent and in the dark.

'3 1/2 Minutes, 10 Bullets': The Jordan Davis Doc America Needs Now More Than Ever

Julian Mitchell | Posted 06.22.2016 | Black Voices
Julian Mitchell

With millions witnessing an abundance of publicized killings of unarmed black men by police, along with several racially charged shootings claiming headlines across the country -- the national discourse around racism has expanded to incorporate the need for stronger gun control laws.

'Justice For Tony': 1,500 Demonstrators Protest Police Shooting In Wisconsin

Reuters | Brendan O'Brien | Posted 03.11.2015 | Black Voices

MADISON, Wis., March 11 (Reuters) - About 1,500 people, some banging plastic pails or blowing whistles, marched on Wednesday afternoon to the Wisconsi...

Nemtsov Assassination

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.02.2015 | World
Jeff Danziger

Nemtsov Assassination

ISIL Reminds Us Who Joins Terrorist Organizations and Why

Joe Navarro | Posted 04.13.2015 | Crime
Joe Navarro

The purpose of terrorism is, of course, to terrorize, and they are succeeding at that. Hundreds of thousands have now fled Iraq and Syria as a result of ISIL's unparalleled violence and mastery of social media. One has to ask: who would be susceptible to their recruitment?

A Reflection on Mass Violence

Wendy Reese | Posted 03.16.2015 | Politics
Wendy Reese

Humans tend to be very resilient and compassionate in the darkest of hours. Mass tragedies reveal the worst and the best that humans contain.

Killer Christians in Texas: The Next Victim Is Scott Panetti

Rev. Jeff Hood | Posted 01.30.2015 | Religion
Rev. Jeff Hood

With Christians comprising a stunning majority of people who live here in Texas, there is no ability to blame what is happening in my state on any other faith except my own. Christians are killing people.

Questions From Ferguson

Peter Van Buren | Posted 01.25.2015 | Crime
Peter Van Buren

Why did the grand jury take it upon themselves to sort out the witness conclusively? The point of a grand jury is only to determine if probable cause of a crime, a very low legal hurdle, exists. If it does, they return an indictment and the case goes to trial for resolution.

Brazil and South Africa Are Addicted to Gun Violence

Robert Muggah | Posted 01.19.2015 | World
Robert Muggah

There is nothing inevitable about gun violence. And while the scandalously high rates of murder in both Brazil and South Africa are treated by many as "normal," there are encouraging signs of change. Targeted crime prevention measures and public health interventions pursued in both countries are cause for cautious optimism.

Killing Jesus and Claiming Justice: The Execution of Willie Trottie

Rev. Jeff Hood | Posted 11.10.2014 | Religion
Rev. Jeff Hood

The unfathomable love and grace of God is what binds Willie Trottie to the person of Jesus. The murders of Barbara and Titus Canada cannot keep Trottie from such grace and love. Why is this so difficult to believe?

The Honorable Thing to Do Is Kill Someone: Defeating Men's Culture of Honor to Overcome the Syrian Catastrophe

Marc Gopin | Posted 09.01.2014 | World
Marc Gopin

First the bad news: a fracture in the Middle East is looming. There is a fracturing of states along sectarian lines that has been funded and instigate...

Girl Killed By 5-Year-Old Looking For His Toy Gun

Newser | Posted 05.10.2014 | Crime

A 7-year-old girl was killed at a birthday party in South Carolina Saturday night after a 5-year-old boy accidentally fired a gun while looking for hi...

The Joys of a Zombie Apocalypse

Carl Pettit | Posted 08.19.2013 | Entertainment
Carl Pettit

People are drawn to zombies for a variety of reasons. For some, it's just good, untidy fun. If your marksmanship is spot on, you'll be rewarded with a splash of satisfying gore.

Let's Stop Glorifying War

William Astore | Posted 04.24.2013 | Politics
William Astore

War should never be debated in the abstract; it's only at our own peril when we reduce it to mindless entertainment. We must always remember how hideous the face of war can be, and how pitiless it is to those caught in its path of destruction.

War's Lingering Phantoms

Robert Koehler | Posted 04.23.2013 | Politics
Robert Koehler

As two hellish, costly and needless wars struggle toward collapse, this is the time -- now, right this minute, before the next false alarm goes off -- for us to look honestly at the cost and quality of national security based on militarism.

Dharma and Guns

Anushka Fernandopulle | Posted 04.07.2013 | Religion
Anushka Fernandopulle

While we are still flawed as humans, it is wise to foster choices that cause less harm to ourselves and others by limiting easy access to firearms.

Jordan Davis, Trayvon Martin and the 'Threatening' Black Male

Ava Thompson Greenwell | Posted 02.07.2013 | Black Voices
Ava Thompson Greenwell

We must address the elephant in the room. Black males have a history in the U.S. of being labeled threatening and suspicious even when they have broken no laws. The legal assumption of innocent until proven guilty rarely applies.

Pile of Skulls

Robert Koehler | Posted 02.05.2013 | Politics
Robert Koehler

The Global Terrorism Index indicates that terrorist incidents across the globe have increased pretty much every year since 9/11 and the onset of the "war on terror."