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Governor Pence Perpetuates NRA Fiction With 'Training' Program for National Guard

Mike Weisser | Posted 08.24.2015 | Politics
Mike Weisser

If there's anything the NRA has been able to accomplish in its quest to be the defining voice in the gun debate, it was taken care of for them by Indiana Governor Mike Pence.

How 10 Years Have Changed Disaster Preparedness and Response

Gail McGovern | Posted 08.24.2015 | Impact
Gail McGovern

Over the last ten years, the American Red Cross and other disaster response organizations have taken the lessons of Katrina and applied new thinking and new technology to better prepare for and respond to natural disasters.

Matt Ramos

Meet The Fearsome Texas State Army Taking On Jade Helm 15

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ramos | Posted 06.10.2015 | Politics

When an extreme fringe of the Internet went into a paranoid frenzy about the U.S. military's Jade Helm 15 exercise, which begins next month in the Sou...

Baltimore Photographer Captures Iconic Images Of Protests: 'I Want People To See The Truth'

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 05.04.2015 | Black Voices

Meet Devin Allen, a talented, young photographer from Baltimore, Maryland who captured the iconic image plastered on the latest cover of Time magazine...

Déjà Vu Hell: 1968 Baltimore Riots Revisited

SaraKay Smullens | Posted 06.30.2015 | Politics
SaraKay Smullens

I have lived in Philadelphia since 1964, and when I am asked where I live, the answer is easy. It is, of course, Philadelphia. But when I am asked where I am from, my response is always Baltimore.

I Was a National Guard Nurse With Loads of Student Loans

Steve Rhode | Posted 03.11.2015 | Money
Steve Rhode

Dear Steve, I am a nurse who graduated in 1997. I went into default and had my wages garnished for nearly two years. I was in the Florida Army Nation...

Challenges Loom For Ferguson

AP | ALLEN G. BREED | Posted 01.05.2015 | Crime

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — It's doubtful they were aware, but the rioters who torched Juanita Morris' dress shop had strayed a couple of blocks beyond the...

Exclusive Photos Of Two Men's 540-Mile Journey From Atlanta To Ferguson

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 12.01.2014 | Black Voices

In response to the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, by police officer Darren Wilson, people across the country have partic...

LOOK: Workers And Students Leave Jobs And Classes To Participate In Walkout For Ferguson

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 12.02.2014 | Black Voices

At 12:01 p.m. EST on Monday, scores of demonstrators walked out of their schools, homes and office buildings to participate in a nationwide demons...

Photo Of Young Boy Hugging Officer Goes Viral And Becomes 'Icon Of Hope'

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 12.01.2014 | Black Voices

As photos around the web show images of nationwide protests in reaction to the events in Ferguson, Missouri, one particular image has received widespr...

LOOK: Powerful Photos Show The Evolution Of Michael Brown's Vigil

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 11.30.2014 | Black Voices

The death of Michael Brown on Aug. 9th in Ferguson, Missouri immediately prompted a reaction from the community which evolved into a series of protest...

Protesters Shut Down Oakland Train Station

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 11.28.2014 | Black Voices

As people nationwide actively boycott big businesses on Black Friday, a group of protesters in California forced a temporary shutdown of a BART train ...

Michael Brown's Legacy Continues To Evolve

AP | DAVID CRARY | Posted 01.28.2015 | Black Voices

NEW YORK (AP) -- For some Americans on opposite sides of a national debate, Michael Brown has become a symbol, epitomizing their polarized views on wh...

#BlackoutBlackFriday: A National Call To Boycott Black Friday

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 12.09.2014 | Black Voices

Protests in Ferguson, Missouri, have spread nationwide in the past few days, and activists are continuing to speak out against injustice as they plan ...

Volunteers In Ferguson Help Ward Off Looters

Reuters | Emily Flitter | Posted 11.27.2014 | Black Voices

FERGUSON, MO., Nov 26 (Reuters) - Since looting first erupted following the August police shooting of black teenager Michael Brown, nearly all the bus...

12 Sobering Numbers That Define The Fight To Get Justice For Michael Brown

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 11.26.2014 | Black Voices

More than three months after the death of Michael Brown, a grand jury decided not to indict Officer Darren Wilson, who fatally shot the unarmed black ...

Guard Reinforcements Contain Damage In Ferguson

AP | TOM FOREMAN JR. and ALAN SCHER ZAGIER | Posted 01.26.2015 | Crime

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Business owners and residents boarded up windows and cleared away debris Wednesday as Ferguson sought a tentative return to nor...

Gov: More Than 2,200 National Guardsmen Available In Ferguson

AP | Posted 11.25.2014 | Politics

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says more than 2,200 National Guardsmen will be in place in the region near Ferguson on Tuesday night i...

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...

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...

Here Are The Key Figures In The Ferguson Shooting

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 11.21.2014 | Black Voices

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A look at some of the key figures in the case of Michael Brown, the black 18-year-old who was fatally shot by a white police of...

'I Do Not Want My Son's Death To Be In Vain'

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 11.21.2014 | Black Voices

In a video released Thursday, the father of Michael Brown called for calm and asked the public to act peacefully in the upcoming days when a grand jur...