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The Stormy Debate Over White Clergy's Hashtag Activism | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 01.26.2015 | Religion

A group of clergy members wanted to change the conversation when they heard that a Florida police department was using mug shots of young black men as...

5 Real Ways to Actually Support Black-Owned Businesses

Ernest Owens | Posted 01.23.2015 | Black Voices
Ernest Owens

True, social justice and political activism can help solve many of the continuous problems facing our community, but what about economic growth and stability to help heal our struggling neighborhoods?

The Media vs. the Movement: 3 Ways the 'New York Times' Completely Misunderstands #BlackLivesMatter and Movements in General

Leah Hunt-Hendrix | Posted 01.22.2015 | Black Voices
Leah Hunt-Hendrix

Recently the New York Times published the latest in its series of sub-par articles on the current racial justice movement. Like its predecessors, this installment dutifully reinforces conventional wisdom that does not stand up to challenge.

#LiberateWE: A Call to Action

Brandon L. Greene | Posted 01.21.2015 | Black Voices
Brandon L. Greene

The same systems and organizations that have frozen us out for years now want to dictate and advise us on how we should engage to fight for our freedom.

How's a Busy Mom Supposed to Find the Time to Protest Guantánamo?

Frida Berrigan | Posted 01.09.2015 | Impact
Frida Berrigan

When we went to Cuba in 2005, I was not a mother, I was not nursing and I had never been covered in baby snot or toddler vomit. It doesn't seem like so long ago and I am not a different person, but it is hard to be here when my friends and part of my heart are in D.C., working so hard for justice, accountability and all that I hold so dear.

Political Risk in Countries Around the World in First Quarter 2015

Dr. Maha Hosain Aziz | Posted 01.07.2015 | World
Dr. Maha Hosain Aziz

Global issues like terrorism, the economy, climate change and Middle East turmoil will sadly burden us this quarter and all year. These are factors that may hinder stability in the international system - that's global political risk in a nutshell.

I Took My Kids To The Protest

Jennifer Harvey | Posted 01.06.2015 | Parents
Jennifer Harvey

They have a deeply informed perspective on this. Kindness and fairness are a big deal in their lives.

Business as Usual With Mexico No Longer Possible as Human Rights Disaster Deepens

Ted Lewis | Posted 01.07.2015 | Politics
Ted Lewis

When Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto last met with President Obama he was riding a wave of legislative success and media adulation, but terrifying events in 2014 have changed all that.

#BlackLivesMatter Demonstrators Bring In New Year With Protests

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 01.11.2015 | Black Voices

The recent police killings of numerous black men have sparked outrage and prompted nationwide responses from activists seeking to bring about change -...

The Rise of Anti-Government Protests Around the World and How to Reduce It in 2015

Dr. Maha Hosain Aziz | Posted 12.31.2014 | World
Dr. Maha Hosain Aziz

What we've been witnessing is the decline of state-society relations in which citizens no longer believe in their leaders, governments or certain policies -- and they are speaking out in violent and non-violent ways. There's a recurring feeling that there must be a better, more legitimate way to govern.

10 Ways Colorado Made History in 2014

Nathan Woodliff-Stanley | Posted 01.01.2015 | Denver
Nathan Woodliff-Stanley

The year was marked by historic changes on issues from marriage equality to solitary confinement reform, and it ended with Colorado students taking to the streets, forcing a dialogue about race and police practices.

Top 10 PR Blunders of 2014

Rich Robinson | Posted 12.31.2014 | Media
Rich Robinson

This year, Urban Outfitters sold a "vintage" Kent State sweatshirt tastefully splattered with red paint while Donald Sterling's racial comments cost him his NBA franchise. It's been a raucous year in the public arena, expressed perfectly by a parade of PR blunders that is as impressive in scope as it is in sheer absurdity.

Making Sense In The Noise

Liz Madans | Posted 12.30.2014 | Education
Liz Madans

I want to be teaching because I want to have this conversation, right now, with my students. These events are engulfing them, and maybe our classroom could be the place we start to unpack them.

Artist to Watch: Michael Uzowuru

Kitty Cash | Posted 12.29.2014 | Arts
Kitty Cash

When was the last time you felt empowered? Empowered by your peers, strangers, or friends? I couldn't really remember the last time I felt like I was suppose to be a part of something -- until recently.

Refusing to Wage War

Robert Koehler | Posted 12.24.2014 | Politics
Robert Koehler

And so we grieve over another national tragedy.Two New York City police officers, Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos, were shot -- assassinated -- as they sat in their patrol car this past weekend. Let the needlessness of their deaths rip our hearts open. Let the humanity come first.

Waking Up: The New American Revolution

Patrick Pitu | Posted 12.22.2014 | World
Patrick Pitu

With every protest, now, is a clear and hopeful war cry: We will be heard. We will not be dismissed.

Be the one

The Rev. Jacqueline J. Lewis, Ph.D. | Posted 12.19.2014 | Religion
The Rev. Jacqueline J. Lewis, Ph.D.

Be the one. At your family dinner table. In the bar at happy hour. At your job. In the cafeteria. In the classroom or at rehearsal. In the courtroom, in a chat room. In your church, in the choir, in your synagogue or in your mosque.

Dear White Preachers, Take Off Your Prophet's Mantel

Rachel G. Hackenberg | Posted 12.19.2014 | Religion
Rachel G. Hackenberg

Wondering what story to tell when you preach on race? Tell the story of how your congregation came to be predominantly white in the first place.

White Activism in the Midst of #BlackLivesMatter

Maja Tosic | Posted 12.19.2014 | College
Maja Tosic

The movement for change is not just about defending the notion that Black Lives Matter. It is also about supporting the idea that White Lives should not matter as much as they do. That white lives should not trump others.

Twitter Campaign Takes Aim at Charles Johnson's Publisher

Nathan Robinson | Posted 12.17.2014 | Books
Nathan Robinson

In July, Johnson announced proudly that he had inked a deal with St. Martin's Press, a veteran New York publisher and part of the global giant Macmillan.

Sorry (Not Sorry) for the Inconvenience, We're Trying to Change the World

Jarrett Hill | Posted 12.16.2014 | Black Voices
Jarrett Hill

I've long been sick of how every time we have an event happen in this country that makes us uncomfortable we love to get on our soapboxes and use the phrase "it's time we had a conversation about (insert presumed issue here) in this country."

Wanted: African American Leadership

Victor Burt | Posted 12.16.2014 | Black Voices
Victor Burt

We waited. Trayvon Martin. Mike Brown. Eric Garner. Nothing.

Australians Promise To Muslims #IllRideWithYou

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 12.16.2014 | Religion

As Australians anxiously awaited the outcome of a hostage crisis in a Sydney cafe, thousands on social media made sure that Muslims in the country kne...

Millions March NYC -- Fight Against Police Brutality and Oppression

Evgeniya Melnikova | Posted 12.17.2014 | New York
Evgeniya Melnikova

Saturday, December 13: This day we wrote a new page in history. This day we were marching together side by side in the name of unity, solidarity and justice. This day we were raising our voices against police brutality, inequality and oppression.

It's Time for Phase II: #BlackLivesMatter Needs a Political Agenda

David Cahn | Posted 12.14.2014 | College
David Cahn

Initial protests in the aftermath of the grand jury's decision not to indict Darren Wilson for the killing of Michael Brown created awareness about widespread racial discrimination in law enforcement and excessive police violence. Recent protests, however, have taken on a more cynical, counterproductive tone.