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Volatile America

Robert Koehler | Posted 07.21.2016 | Politics
Robert Koehler

When people are armed and outraged, the world so easily collapses into us vs. them. All complexity vanishes. People's life purpose clarifies into a simplistic certainty: Kill the enemy. Indeed, sacrifice your life to do so, if necessary.

The Path of Most Resistance

Mawuena Akyea | Posted 07.19.2016 | Black Voices
Mawuena Akyea

I unequivocally and wholeheartedly believe in the cause of defeating white supremacy, ‪police homicide, racism, and yes, I still believe that #blacklivesmatter.

From Dallas To The B.E.T. Awards: Was The Revolution Televised?

Kanene Holder | Posted 07.15.2016 | Politics
Kanene Holder

"Fellow great Americans, hello This is heritage for my medicine" - Kendrick Lamar The greatest tragedy of human existence is the illusion of separate...

Complex Truths About Police Violence Must Be Understood To End The War At Home

Dr. Milton Mankoff | Posted 07.15.2016 | Crime
Dr. Milton Mankoff

The horrific killing of Dallas police officers by Micah Johnson was apparently meant as retaliation for the actions, as depicted in numerous videos, of US police he perceived as periodically "executing" men for the "crime" of being black.

The God of War

Robert Koehler | Posted 07.14.2016 | Politics
Robert Koehler

There's Mars, the god of war, perched in a parking garage in Dallas, annihilating the enemy with utter impunity. Mars, you sicko! Just listen to Presi...

The Pedagogy Of Corpses

Leonce Gaiter | Posted 07.14.2016 | Black Voices
Leonce Gaiter

It has taken the corpses of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Sandra Bland, Eric Garner, Philando Castile, Alton Sterling and more to teach America about unequal policing and systemic racism in the American justice system.

The Gunman

John Feffer | Posted 07.15.2016 | Politics
John Feffer

Every era has its representative figure. The Neolithic era had the Farmer. The avatar of the Middle Ages was the Monk, bent over an illuminated manusc...

Battlebot: The Denial of Due Process in Dallas

Eoin Higgins | Posted 07.12.2016 | Politics
Eoin Higgins

Due process is an integral part of our legal system, and protects US citizens from over-zealous authorities. For that reason, it is especially important to apply due process protections to suspects when it is most difficult to do so.

The NRA Has Found Its Tyranny -- And It Is Us

Marty Rudoy | Posted 07.12.2016 | Politics
Marty Rudoy

Congratulations, NRA. The War Against Tyranny has begun, and you just won the first battle.

Parents Of Dallas Shooter Say Son Became 'Hermit' After Military Service

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 07.12.2016 | Black Voices

The parents of Micah Johnson, the 25-year-old man authorities say killed five Dallas police officers and injured several others last week, are speakin...

America: Hurting in Black and Blue

Bob Herbst | Posted 07.11.2016 | Politics
Bob Herbst

America is divided and hurting, and police-community relations is one big part of that hurt. But there will be no healing between black and blue, no unity, without justice. The cameras are not going away.

I'm A Dallas Police Officer, And These Were Men Of Guardian Hearts

Max Geron | Posted 07.12.2016 | Politics
Max Geron

I know I need to at some point but I haven't been able to "schedule it." I expect that the funeral will be something of a catalyst but even then, there's a certain professional decorum that "must" be maintained at a police funeral.

Dallas Police Chief Says Gunman Plotted Larger Assault

Reuters | Adam Goldberg | Posted 07.11.2016 | Black Voices

DALLAS (Reuters) - The U.S. military veteran who fatally shot five Dallas police officers was plotting a larger assault, possibly using explosives, an...

Dallas Killer Wrote Cryptic Messages In His Own Blood, Police Say

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 07.10.2016 | Crime

The gunman who shot and killed five police officers and injured nine other people in Dallas used his own blood to write cryptic messages inside the bu...

Dallas Police Force's Use Of Bomb-Carrying Robot Could Set Dangerous Precedent

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 07.09.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― The same type of bomb-carrying robot that Dallas police used to kill a sniper who shot and killed five officers during a Black Lives Ma...

Micah Johnson, Lone Gunman In Dallas Attack, Had Bomb-Making Materials In His Home

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 07.10.2016 | Crime

Dallas police on Friday identified 25-year-old Micah Xavier Johnson as the lone gunman in the killing of five Dallas police officers. The attack Thurs...

'American Idol' Recap: Heartbreak For Some Fan Favorites

Brenna Weingus | Posted 02.08.2013 | TV
Brenna Weingus

It's "Solo Day" at "American Idol," which means those lucky contestants who made it through the group auditions still have one more hurdle to go. With the judges harsher than ever (here's lookin' at you, Nicki), tensions are running high and no one is safe.

'American Idol': Welcome To Hollywood, Boys!

Brenna Weingus | Posted 02.07.2013 | TV
Brenna Weingus

It's Hollywood Week at "American Idol" and the pressure is on. They might have made it through the first round, but things aren't getting any easier for the "Idol" contestants.

'American Idol' Recap: There's No Height Requirement

Brenna Weingus | Posted 01.31.2013 | TV
Brenna Weingus

In the final and most emotional audition of the night, Matheus Fernandes discussed his struggle with bullying due to his height. He performed "A Change is Gonna Come" by Sam Cooke and his voice and his story touched the judges.