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The Terror I Don't Know

Randy Susan Meyers | Posted 07.23.2015 | Crime
Randy Susan Meyers

Watching, sickened, barely able to finish but forcing myself to, the video (from the police dash camera) of Sandra Bland being brutalized by a Texas trooper, I flashed on my ten years working with batterers.

Being A Black Girl in Suburbia

Jagger Blaec | Posted 07.10.2015 | Black Voices
Jagger Blaec

The white people in my life just don't care. My fiancé is white and he doesn't want to hear it anymore. My best friends are all white, and they have been radio silent for the past year. But what do I expect? These are the same people I spent my adolescence with pretending not to be black.

15 Photos That Show How The Charleston Community Is Mourning Together

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 06.18.2015 | Black Voices

Large crowds gathered in Charleston, South Carolina on Thursday to mourn the nine people slain in a shooting at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopa...

Lilly Workneh

Why Charleston's Church Massacre Is An Act Of Terrorism

HuffingtonPost.com | Lilly Workneh | Posted 06.18.2015 | Black Voices

I took a moment of silence last night. A long moment ... as I struggled to sort through my emotions while I watched the breaking news reports that...

Julia Craven

One Phone Call Showed Me How To Dismiss Black Humanity And Defend Police

HuffingtonPost.com | Julia Craven | Posted 06.17.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Interviewing a source can be an eye-opening and harrowing experience, especially when speaking to someone who has been victimized -- or ...

Black Like Me... NOT! Rachel Dolezal and the Myth of (Her) Blackness

Gary Bailey M.S.W., A.C.S.W. | Posted 06.17.2015 | Black Voices
Gary Bailey M.S.W., A.C.S.W.

Though Rachel Dolezal might have compassion for what it means to be Black in America, her 15-year-old self would not have suffered the indignities as were meted out to in McKinney, Texas.

Want to Be an Ally in the Fight Against Racism? Two Teens Show How It's Done

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 06.16.2015 | Black Voices
Ian Reifowitz

One of the more difficult things to do, for many of us at least, is to react in the moment, when injustice is occurring right in front our eyes, but in a way that does not directly affect us. The "safe" thing to do is avoid the conflict, to get away and certainly not get involved. However, there are times when the safe thing to do is not the right thing to do.

Policing America's Swimming Pools -- an Old, Troubling Story

Michele Goodwin | Posted 06.11.2015 | Politics
Michele Goodwin

The drama of the swimming pool and claims that African Americans don't belong in such spaces occupy a historic narrative in the American psyche.

Good Cop, Bad Cop

Courtney McKinney | Posted 06.10.2015 | Politics
Courtney McKinney

In the past months, I've seriously considered how and when my attitude toward the police changed so dramatically. I left for college with the belief that police are there to protect me.

McKinney Police Officer Involved In Pool Party Incident Resigns

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 06.09.2015 | Politics

Eric Casebolt, the McKinney, Texas, police officer who was caught on video pinning a teenage girl to the ground and pulling his gun on others at a poo...

Brutalization: The Dangerous Construction of Whiteness

Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite | Posted 06.09.2015 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite

Another week, another video--this time of a young African American woman wearing a bathing suit, holding only a towel. She is thrown to the ground and a white male police officer pulls her hair and sits on her back.

McKinney, Texas And The Hypervisible Invisibility Of Black Children

Olivia Cole | Posted 06.09.2015 | Media
Olivia Cole

When blackness is conditioned into the psyche of a society as inherently bad, there is no such thing as children -- only blackness and the "badness" that comes with it. It is this ideology that leads adult white men -- police officers -- to use the kind of force we've seen in the McKinney footage against black children.

Joe Scarborough On Texas Pool Party: 'Who Trains These Cops?'

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 06.09.2015 | Media

MSNBC's Joe Scarborough spoke out passionately Tuesday morning against the Texas police officer who was caught on video pulling a gun on a group of un...

Lilly Workneh

Hosts Of Texas Pool Party Describe What Happened Moments Before Cops Arrived

HuffingtonPost.com | Lilly Workneh | Posted 06.08.2015 | Black Voices

Lashauna Burks said her daughter simply wanted to celebrate the end of the school year with her friends on Friday by hosting a party that promised foo...

Here's What Your Zip Code Says About You

The Huffington Post | Renee Jacques | Posted 11.03.2014 | HuffPost Home

A lot of soccer moms live in the most-searched zip codes in the United States.

Forget Tickets: This Arcade Game Dispenses Beer To The Victor

Jason Gilbert | Posted 04.16.2013 | Technology
Jason Gilbert

As a kid, there was nothing more satisfying than dominating at a game of Bust-A-Move or arcade basketball and being rewarded with a long line of ticke...

Online Game Simulates The Struggles Of Homelessness

Mashable | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

It's one thing to feel bad for homeless people; it's another to be forced into their shoes. Advertising agency McKinney has teamed up with Urban Minis...

Gaza Aid Boat With Foreign Peace Activists On Board Intercepted By Israeli Navy

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — The Israeli navy intercepted a ship carrying foreign peace activists trying to break a blockade of Gaza on Tuesday and f...