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Rights Group To Probe Freddie Gray's Death, Cites No Confidence In Police

Reuters | Ian Simpson | Posted 04.23.2015 | Black Voices

BALTIMORE, April 23 (Reuters) - The U.S. Southern Christian Leadership Conference will independently investigate the death of a black Baltimore man in...

Tavis Smiley: My Conversation on the Fight for $15 with Saru Jayaraman

Tavis Smiley | Posted 04.23.2015 | Politics
Tavis Smiley

Saru explains why the food industry, despite being one of the most profitable industries in the country, pays its workers such low wages -- the federal tipped minimum wage, for example, which goes to workers who are expected to receive tips (like servers in restaurants), is still just $2.13 per hour.​

'Justice For Freddie': Hundreds Protest Death Of Freddie Gray After Arrest By Baltimore Police

Reuters | Ian Simpson | Posted 04.23.2015 | Black Voices

WASHINGTON, April 21 (Reuters) - Hundreds of demonstrators gathered in Baltimore on Tuesday to protest the death of a 27-year-old black man who died a...

A Thousand Angry Women Say No to Genetically Engineered Trees

Rachel Smolker | Posted 04.20.2015 | Green
Rachel Smolker

An open letter from Brazilian civil society was delivered, a supporting letter came from international groups. All in all, more than 100,000 protest letters made the resistance and opposition to GE trees loud and clear. But Brazil did not heed.

Fordham's Award to John Brennan Cannot Stand

Jason Steidl | Posted 04.20.2015 | Religion
Jason Steidl

Fordham University's award of an honorary degree to John Brennan, an unapologetic advocate of torture, is a scandal for Christians, a dark moment in the university's history, and a betrayal of its Catholic commitment to human dignity.

It's Not Just About a Telescope

Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson | Posted 04.16.2015 | Hawaii
Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson

The movement to protect and preserve the summit of Mauna Kea, one of the most sacred sites in the Hawaiian Islands, has grown from a small group of local activists to a much larger and diverse coalition around the globe.

Protesters Take Part In Nationwide Rally For $15 Minimum Wage

The Huffington Post | Jenny Che | Posted 04.15.2015 | Business

See photos from the demonstrations.

Paving Paradise in Mexico City: Megaprojects Cater to Cars, Ignore Citizens

David R. K. Adler | Posted 04.13.2015 | Latino Voices
David R. K. Adler

At Friday's protest, Mixcoac residents gathered to voice their dissent. "If the government keeps removing trees," one resident announced over a loudspeaker, "We will replant them!"

South African University Removes Statue Of British Imperialist

Reuters | Wendel Roelf | Posted 04.13.2015 | Black Voices

South Africa's University of Cape Town removed a statue of British imperialist Cecil Rhodes on Thursday to cheers from students, a symbolic move that ...

The Singer

Marcia Liss | Posted 04.11.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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Patriots Punished in Northern Cyprus: A Modern Day Political Occupation

Olena Kagui | Posted 04.08.2015 | Politics
Olena Kagui

Koray Basdogrultmaci and Cinel Senem Husseyin, a Turkish-Speaking Cypriot couple, were charged for hanging the Cyprus Republic's flag outside their home and shop in Famagusta in June 2013. They were arrested and put in jail on June 21st 2013 and their original trial was postponed until June 11th 2014.

Protesters Rally In Chicago Demanding Police Reform In 'Stop And Frisk' Searches

Reuters | Mary Wisniewski | Posted 03.24.2015 | Black Voices

(Reuters) - Three people were arrested on Tuesday at a protest at Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office while demanding reforms to the nation's second l...

Guilt, Privilege and the Unraveling of Race

Julian Mitchell | Posted 03.17.2015 | Black Voices
Julian Mitchell

The overarching desire is not to live in a "post-racial" America, but to exist in a "post-racist" America. The goal is not for all races to be considered the same, but for each race to have a private identity and culture that is separate, but respected equally.

Ferguson Police Shooting 'Disgraceful And Cowardly,' Say Activists

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 03.12.2015 | Black Voices

Tensions were high in Ferguson, Missouri, early Thursday morning following the shooting of two local police officers outside the Ferguson Police Depar...

P 154 Brooklyn Students, Parents and Teachers Join Citywide Opposition to Common Core Testing

Alan Singer | Posted 03.12.2015 | Education
Alan Singer

On Thursday March 12, my grandchildren Sadia and Gideon and I rushed to their school early. We joined hands with over two hundred parents, teachers, and kids at P 154 in Windsor-Terrace Brooklyn to protest against Governor Andrew Cuomo's push for high stakes testing.

Jillian Berman

Why Religious Leaders Want People To Give Up Fast Food

HuffingtonPost.com | Jillian Berman | Posted 03.12.2015 | Business

Hint: It has nothing to do with health.

Ryan J. Reilly

2 Police Officers Shot During Ferguson Protest

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 03.12.2015 | Politics

Two police officers were shot outside the Ferguson Police Department just after midnight Thursday, police and eyewitnesses said. The shootings came du...

Peaple Power

Marcia Liss | Posted 03.09.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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President Obama, First Family Lead The Way In March Across Selma Bridge

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 03.07.2015 | Black Voices

President Barack Obama and the First Family led the way across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, on Saturday as they reenacted the iconic ma...

Fossil Fuel Divestment: Reasons for Disruptive Forms of Protest Against the Harvard Corporation

Benjamin Franta | Posted 03.06.2015 | Green
Benjamin Franta

Even if a person is reluctant to engage in disruptive forms of protest in general, the Harvard Corporation's method of deciding and defending its fossil fuel investment policy encourages such protests, because the Harvard Corporation's method is unresponsive to attempts from the Harvard community at debate and reasoned persuasion.

UC Santa Cruz Student Protesters Cause Traffic Jam And Shut Down Campus

Dieter Holger | Posted 03.06.2015 | College
Dieter Holger

Millennial angst, for lack of a better term, fueled the 96 hours of demonstrations by students at UC Santa Cruz. Gen Y students are protesting on other University of California campuses against issues like 'police terror,' tuition hikes, and having to pay for education in general.

Demonstrators Tried To Levitate Vice Media HQ Into The East River (Seriously)

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 03.04.2015 | Media

We can't make this stuff up. On Tuesday, members from the music collective Talibam! attempted to levitate Vice Media's Brooklyn headquarters into ...

Friday Talking Points -- D.C. Smoke-In History

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.27.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Muriel Bowser, the mayor of Washington D.C., deserves at least an honorable mention, for standing strong in the face of threats of jail time from House Republicans, for allowing the will of the voters (70 percent of them) to become law this week.

Faces From Ferguson: Ashley 'Brown Blaze' Yates

Maytha Alhassen | Posted 02.25.2015 | Black Voices
Maytha Alhassen

In the basement of St. Louis' Saint John's United Church of Christ at the end of the Labor Day weekend, Yates recounted almost a month's worth of harrowing encounters with a militarized police force to a room of Black Lives Matter freedom riders. She woefully explained that as the days bled into one another, she began "marking days by police tactics."

Astoria Characters: The All-Around Activist

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 04.25.2015 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Even when he's not raising his furious fist to the sky, Mickey Z. is outstanding in the crowd. That's something to say because as a political activist, he's in so many.