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Police Violence

Mothers Of The Movement, Police Violence And Black Women's Activism

Keisha N. Blain | Posted 07.28.2016 | Politics
Keisha N. Blain

Mary Bumpurs and Veronica Perry extended a national call for unity and change, maintaining a deep sense of hope and optimism that their actions would one day result in police reform.

Baltimore Prosecutor Vows To Fight On After Freddie Gray Case Defeat

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 07.27.2016 | Politics

July 27 (Reuters) - Baltimore prosecutor Marilyn Mosby strutted into the national spotlight last year when she filed criminal charges against six offi...

I'm Tired Of Seeing Another Black Body On Concrete

Yareliz Elena Mendez-Zamora | Posted 07.27.2016 | Latino Voices
Yareliz Elena Mendez-Zamora

The same feeling of panic churns your insides, and there is no escape. This time, the shooting happened in Miami-- your city is not immune to police brutality. The image of a Black man lying on the concrete floor with both his hands in the air, while his patient sits close to him, makes it clear that there is no way to justify this shooting.

Black Lives Matter. So Does Power. Following The Rules? Not So Much.

Anna Peterson | Posted 07.27.2016 | Politics
Anna Peterson

Police violence is not about obeying the police or respecting the law. It's about power: who has it, and whose lives it can end.

Video Shows Brutal Arrest Of Black Schoolteacher In Austin

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 07.22.2016 | Black Voices

Authorities are investigating two Texas police officers involved in a violent arrest last year in which an elementary school teacher who is a black wo...

What The World Needs To Know About Black Lives Matter

The Huffington Post | Jacques Morel | Posted 07.20.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

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It's Time For Action, To Help Heal America's Racial Divide

Colette A.M.Phillips | Posted 07.18.2016 | Politics
Colette A.M.Phillips

Americans have faced the deepest of tragedies since Independence Day this year. First, the death of two black men after encounters with police. Then the shooting of five police officers in Dallas by a sniper who reportedly wanted to kill white cops as payback.

Cop Car Found Torched In Florida With 'Black Lives Matter' Note: Police

The Huffington Post | Nina Golgowski | Posted 07.21.2016 | Crime

Racial tensions may have led arsonists to torch a police car in Daytona Beach, Florida, on Sunday, authorities said. The empty vehicle was parked outs...

President Obama Pleads For Unity In Response To Police Shootings

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 07.19.2016 | Politics

President Barack Obama urged unity after a shooting on Sunday that killed three police officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana ― the fourth incident of g...

Insisting on our Common Humanity

Niobe Way, Ed.D. | Posted 07.17.2016 | World
Niobe Way, Ed.D.

  "Where do we go from here?" asks Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. at the Convention of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in 1967.  I ask...

War Zone Trauma At Home, Part 2-- Restoring Connectedness and Community

Joseph Bobrow | Posted 07.15.2016 | Politics
Joseph Bobrow

Working with thousands of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and their families has taught me that war trauma -- be it abroad or a result of cumulative, traumatic, war-like violence at home -- operates like an IED blast.

Black Parents Have Been Teaching Their Kids How To Talk To Police For Years

The Huffington Post | Jacques Morel | Posted 07.15.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

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I Don't Know Much But I Know Why Black Lives Matter

Michael Winship | Posted 07.15.2016 | Politics
Michael Winship

I can never ever understand what it is like to be black in America, can never know what it's like to be discriminated against or abused or pulled over and hassled, maybe even killed, just because of the color of my skin.

Cop Who Shot Atlanta Driver 'Had No Idea Who Was In The Vehicle'

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 07.14.2016 | Black Voices

An Atlanta police officer “had no idea who was in the vehicle” late last month when he fired his gun into a car and killed 22-year-old Caine Roger...

Black Journalists Take Lessons From Elie Wiesel

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 07.15.2016 | Black Voices
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By Sonari Glinton-Los Angeles Back in college, NPR reporter Sonari Glinton studied with the Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel, who died this month at the ag...

Less Hate, Less Violence, Less Fear

Linda A. Seabrook | Posted 07.14.2016 | Impact
Linda A. Seabrook

As an African American former member of law enforcement and the aunt of three African American nephews, I know that the epidemic of violence is both tied to and larger than systemic racism -- it's about recognizing and taking the necessary steps to address a wider culture of violence in our nation.

GOP Senator: My Family Went From 'Cotton To Congress In A Lifetime'

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 07.14.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Tim Scott, the black Republican senator who captivated Washington this week with stories of his own recent mistreatment by police, foll...

Trump Steals Nixon's Law and Order Script as White House Path

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 07.14.2016 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Nixon got his way on all counts. He edged out Humphrey. He shifted public and government focus to beefing up resources for a wild expansion of police power and a prison building boom. He finger pointed at liberal Democrats for their emphasis on more social programs to deal with the plight of the urban poor

Is America Better Than This?

Marty Kaplan | Posted 07.14.2016 | Politics
Marty Kaplan

If you weren't whiplashed, heartsick, nauseated, outraged and exhausted last week, you weren't paying attention.

What Police Violence And Rape Culture Have In Common

Bustle | Posted 07.14.2016 | Women
Bustle

Rape culture says that victims were "asking" to be raped if they wore short skirts. The media says that black people were asking to be murdered if we wore hoodies.

Black GOP Senator Talks About Being Pulled Over By Police 7 Times In One Year

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 07.15.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― In the course of one year as an elected official, Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) was pulled over seven times by law enforcement. Another time,...

John Leguizamo Urges Unity: 'We're Not Strangers To Black Lives Matter'

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 07.13.2016 | Latino Voices

John Leguizamo wants to remind Latinos why they should stand in solidarity with Black Lives Matter. The actor spoke with Remezcla on Tuesday in a conv...

NYPD Officer Stripped Of Badge, Gun After Deadly Road-Rage Shooting

The Huffington Post | Nina Golgowski | Posted 07.12.2016 | Crime

A New York City police officer has been stripped of his badge and gun days after video evidence raised questions about his account of a deadly off-dut...

North Carolina Doesn’t Seem To Want People To See Police Camera Footage

The Huffington Post | Julia Craven | Posted 07.14.2016 | Politics

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) signed a bill into law on Monday that makes police dashboard camera and body camera footage exempt from the public...

The NRA Is Racist

Robert Slayton | Posted 07.12.2016 | Politics
Robert Slayton

Let's do an imaginary scenario. A white, middle-aged male in a southern or border state is pulled over by a federal officer. He has a pistol and a CCW permit. There is a confrontation in which the civilian announces that he is a permit holder and has a legal right to a firearm. What happens next?