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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 02.24.2015 | 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.

Activism With or Without God

Reverend Billy | Posted 02.23.2015 | Politics
Reverend Billy

More of our activism needs a spiritual basis, and that doesn't only mean the absence of mindless confrontation. Spirit is laughter, shape-shifting and music.

Mariah Stewart

St. Louis County Prosecutor: 'I'm Pretty Sure All Lives Matter'

HuffingtonPost.com | Mariah Stewart | Posted 02.23.2015 | Politics

ST. LOUIS -- A couple dozen protesters were escorted out of an event at St. Louis University on Friday after disrupting a speech by St. Louis County ...

Youth Protest Hong Kong Style: A Q&A on 'Lessons in Dissent' with Filmmaker Matthew Torne

Jeffrey Wasserstrom | Posted 02.18.2015 | Media
Jeffrey Wasserstrom

Matthew Torne, a British filmmaker, is coming to Southern California soon to show and discuss his documentary Lessons in Dissent, which analyzes the 2012 Hong Kong protests that were triggered by plans to bring mainland style patriotic education to the former Crown Colony.

These Iconic Photos Of The Selma March Tell A Powerful Story

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 02.17.2015 | Black Voices

The racial tension that gripped Alabama in the 1960s resulted in some of the most iconic moments of the Civil Rights movement that have been captured ...

Welcome to the PAGE2Ferguson Blog Salon

Timothy K. Eatman | Posted 02.17.2015 | Education
Timothy K. Eatman

At this time of protest over systems of power, oppression, racism, and police brutality, Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life lifts up the voices of our graduate students in response to the #BlackLivesMatter movement.

Sophia Jones

Thousands of Jordanians Gather In Amman To Denounce Islamic State For Brutal Killing Of Pilot

HuffingtonPost.com | Sophia Jones | Posted 02.06.2015 | World

AMMAN, Jordan -- Thousands of Jordanians gathered at central Amman's Grand Husseini Mosque at noon on Friday, praying for peace and denouncing the Isl...

Fear and Branding in Santa Bruta

Sam Slovick | Posted 02.03.2015 | Media
Sam Slovick

The Santa Barbara News-Press published a photograph on Jan. 3 of some Latino people at the DMV with the accompanying headline, "Illegals Line Up For Driver's Licenses." Things moved quickly after that. The gloves are off and the game is on -- the sexagenarian billionaire McCaw in one corner and PODER in the other.

Why the Trans-Pacific Partnership Is Bad for Workers, and for Democracy

Heather Gautney | Posted 02.03.2015 | Politics
Heather Gautney

Over the past few months, protests have erupted in the halls of the U.S. Capital, and in the streets outside, to thwart the passing of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)--a boon to corporate interests, the protesters argue, and an anathema to U.S workers.

Carol Kuruvilla

The Stormy Debate Over White Clergy's Hashtag Activism

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 03.25.2015 | 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 03.24.2015 | 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.