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Breathe: Raising the Voice of Justice

Lauren Harris | Posted 03.01.2015 | Politics
Lauren Harris

Violence is its own barrier. Violence closes minds to the opinions of others, violence darkens the public discourse with the pall of fear and violence silences voices tragically and permanently.

For Black Boys, It's a Different Story

Sharon Van Epps | Posted 02.28.2015 | Parents
Sharon Van Epps

A couple of months before Tamir Rice died with an Airsoft gun in his hand, I stopped my son and a black friend as they were headed out our back door to meet a classmate at the park, loaded down with Nerf guns.

Racial Profiling Rules Exempt Federal Agents At Airports

AP | ERIC TUCKER | Posted 02.05.2015 | Black Voices

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal agents who guard the border and screen passengers at airports would be exempt from new racial profiling guidelines that mu...

No Exceptions for Racial Profiling

Farhana Khera | Posted 02.04.2015 | Politics
Farhana Khera

The killings of Michael Brown, Eric Garner and other unarmed African American men by police officers have sparked a much-needed national conversation on the urgent need to address biased policing.

Arab Americans and American Muslims Are at Risk

James Zogby | Posted 10.02.2014 | Politics
James Zogby

This past week the Arab American Institute (AAI) released its third biannual poll of American attitudes toward Arabs and Muslims. Conducted by Zogby Analytics, 1100 likely voters were surveyed nationwide. The results were deeply troubling.

Celebrating the Fourth of July with Airport Profiling

Narinder Singh | Posted 09.03.2014 | Politics
Narinder Singh

Instead of spending the morning thinking about the barbecue I was going to, or how thankful I was that my father immigrated to the only country i've ever called home -- I thought about how I was going to get profiled at Newark airport.

Time for Black Parents to Update 'The Talk'

Mike Green | Posted 04.30.2014 | Black Voices
Mike Green

"The talk" we inherited from the 20th century was based upon fear. The talk of the 21st century should include vision, encouragement, enlightenment and awareness of the new economic game and how to compete in a knowledge-based, tech-driven, globally competitive innovation economy.

Magic With Samuel L. Jackson

David Trumble | Posted 04.13.2014 | Black Voices
David Trumble


How Advertisers Can Use Your Personal Information To Make You Pay Higher Prices

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 04.02.2014 | Technology
Tarun Wadhwa

What is at stake isn't purely a matter of annoying ads or nosy companies -- it's a deep set of customer protections that have taken decades of hard work to secure.

Don't Believe All the Media Hype About the 'Knockout Game'

Davey D | Posted 01.26.2014 | Black Voices
Davey D

Many in the media are making it appear as if this is some sort of game spreading like wild fire from coast to coast. It's simply not true. The fact that they are taking any crime and calling it as part of Knockout Game trend is akin to when the police label every crime in certain communities "gang related."

After LAX Shooting, Young White Males Fear Racial Profiling

El Guapo | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
El Guapo

One can only hope that Chip is able to stand strong and bear the coming backlash with grace and dignity. One day we will live in a society in which being white does not carry such a heavy price tag.

The Inside Game: Why Jay Z Shouldn't Back Out of Barney's Deal

Shamara McCoy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Shamara McCoy

This may not be the prevailing view in the Black community, but I don't think Jay Z should drop out of his upcoming holiday collaboration with Barney's. Now before you unleash a barrage of nasty criticism in the comment box, just hear me out.

Over a Year and a Half After Trayvon Martin's Death, What We Should Focus on

Shoham Geva | Posted 11.06.2013 | Impact
Shoham Geva

Social justice bloggers across every platform raised serious concerns about our ethics and integrity as Americans. And pretty much everyone missed the point.

Bloomberg Frisked

Jeff Danziger | Posted 10.14.2013 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


The Real Problem: Race Baiters' Inability to Think, Comprehend

Jason Whitlock | Posted 09.25.2013 | Black Voices
Jason Whitlock

Here's what the race baiters on the right fail to comprehend: There's a clear-cut, easy-to-follow blueprint for avoiding the ravages of black-on-black violence and crime. America has yet to provide us a comparable blueprint for avoiding racial profiling.

Profiling, the Internet and the 'Frailties of Man'

Dennis Santiago | Posted 09.19.2013 | Politics
Dennis Santiago

These are strange days indeed. If one reads this weekend's news, one gets the feeling that America is on the verge of a racial civil war. All of it is silly academic hyperbole if you step back from it but so many people are "drunk on too much Internet" these days.

Targets of the New Security Economy

Erik Nielson | Posted 07.29.2013 | Crime
Erik Nielson

Stop-and-frisk has become a lightning rod for criticism because its Jim Crow-style policing tactics are so brazen, but the reality is that it resides within a much more sophisticated security economy that relies on dark bodies to drive its astounding growth.

Airport Profiling: A Familiar Story for Muslims

Azeem Khan | Posted 07.19.2013 | Politics
Azeem Khan

I have a huge issue with what happened that day. And what happens to me every single time I go to an airport. This was supposedly a random search. But it wasn't a random search at all. It was a "you're a Muslim" search.

What Breed of Dog Are You? Take the Quiz and Find Out!

Sarah Hodgson | Posted 04.10.2013 | Green
Sarah Hodgson

Once I've profiled someone's breed, I have a better grasp on how to win him or her over. It's habitual and fun. By applying the same, positive dog training techniques found in my books, I've found great amusement in getting to know all types.

Why The TSA Targets Women

Christopher Elliott | Posted 03.19.2013 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

On her last four trips through U.S. airport security, Anita Nagelis says she's been pulled aside and subjected to a more thorough search by TSA agents, including an aggressive pat-down. Nagelis, who works for a nonprofit organization in Washington, D.C., doesn't know why.

Trayvon Martin And The Stranger Who Punched Me

David Reynolds | Posted 12.19.2012 | Black Voices
David Reynolds

A week before Trayvon Martin was shot and killed by George Zimmerman, a strange thing happened to me, a thirty-one-year-old white man. Without provocation or any interaction at all, a man punched me right in the face while I was out jogging.

Why Every Black And Latino In New York Should Relocate ASAP

Leigh Owens | Posted 12.15.2012 | Black Voices
Leigh Owens

If you lived in a place where you were subject to unwarranted violence and harassment, a place where you were treated as less than human and had your life, as well as your freedom threatened on a regular basis, you might be living in some third world dictatorship. You might also be living in Harlem.

What Do We Celebrate this July Fourth?

Shahid Buttar | Posted 09.05.2012 | Politics
Shahid Buttar

When the United States championed democracy, freedom, and opportunity, it made sense to celebrate the Fourth of July. But are we still promoting those values? If we are paragons of neither opportunity nor freedom, what exactly do we celebrate today?

Does Religion Matter? Time To End Profiling

Engy Abdelkader | Posted 06.20.2012 | Religion
Engy Abdelkader

For years, the NYPD has engaged in the widespread warrantless surveillance of law abiding American Muslims without any credible evidence of criminal wrongdoing. Based upon the reports, their only crime appears to be their religious belief in Islam.

4 Muslims File Harassment Lawsuit Against FBI, Border Patrol

AP | ED WHITE | Posted 06.13.2012 | Detroit

DETROIT -- Some Detroit-area Muslims have been held at gunpoint, handcuffed and repeatedly harassed about their religion when returning to the U.S. fr...