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Black Lives Matter Protesters In Chicago Plan To Boycott Black Friday

AP | Lilly Workneh | Posted 11.26.2015 | Black Voices

CHICAGO (AP) -- Small groups of demonstrators gathered throughout the day Wednesday to protest the death of a black teen shot 16 times by a white poli...

Enough is Enough

Jo Ivester | Posted 11.24.2015 | Black Voices
Jo Ivester

When do we decide that enough is enough? Do we have to wait until a person of color is violently attacked before we take notice? The students of the University of Missouri have made it clear it is time to put a stop to all hateful comments and activity.

Why I've Chosen to Stick with Mizzou

Arielle Cadet | Posted 11.24.2015 | Black Voices
Arielle Cadet

I love Mizzou today just as much as I did the first day I learned about it. The only way that we are ever going to grow as a university, and as a community, is to listen to what everyone has to say. I know that it will take some time for the university to heal, but I know that I will still be here while it does.

The New Wave of Campus Protest: What's Behind the Oxy Occupation?

Peter Dreier | Posted 11.24.2015 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Students in general, students of color in particular, and Black students even more so, are rightfully angry and upset about many aspects of our society in general and their colleges and universities in particular.

The Opportunity Today's Student Protestors Are Missing

Jean Hanff Korelitz | Posted 11.24.2015 | Fifty
Jean Hanff Korelitz

What strikes me most about today's protestors is their apparent wish for a college environment that is a hermetically sealed zone, in which one is protected from any other student or faculty member who holds a different viewpoint.

'I'm a Working Class Mujer': Listening to Marginalized Student Voices

A. B. Wilkinson | Posted 11.22.2015 | College
A. B. Wilkinson

From California to Missouri to New York, structural oppression exists in every educational institution across the United States. It cannot be placed on a handful of people making prejudiced comments or simply pinned on outwardly racist, sexist, classist or homophobic actions. Systematic oppression is reflected in both the explicit actions of some and the implicit actions of many.

Going Back to Hong Kong -- One Year After

Jeffrey Wasserstrom | Posted 11.20.2015 | World
Jeffrey Wasserstrom

I had been in Hong Kong briefly exactly a year before I gave that talk, at a time when the 2014 protests were still underway and this, as well as the nature and interests of the audience that came to hear me speak, gave a special meaning to that part of the festival.

Schools Nationwide Stand In Solidarity For #StudentBlackOut Day

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 11.19.2015 | Black Voices

Students across the country united for a day of action on Wednesday to challenge the racial inequities they face on campus. Calling it #StudentBlackOu...

Lebanon's Complacency On ISIS Victims: A Harsh Reminder That The Time For Change Is Now

Kareem Chehayeb | Posted 11.18.2015 | World
Kareem Chehayeb

The Lebanese government's reputation couldn't be worse, especially the ministry of interior and Al Machnouk. Ever since the trash protests escalated in Beirut last August, all eyes have been on the Internal Security Forces (ISF) and Nohad Al Machnouk

Protest Sparks After Black Man Shot By Police In Minneapolis

AP | Lilly Workneh | Posted 11.16.2015 | Black Voices

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A Minnesota agency is investigating the shooting by a Minneapolis police officer of a black man suspected in an assault, an incid...

Does Systemic Oppression Really Exist?

Humera Lodhi | Posted 11.12.2015 | College
Humera Lodhi

I always comforted myself thinking those people were in the minority; to me the open-minded people far outweighed the bigots. Then, February 10 happened. For the first time in my life, my life had less value than a white life.

When Faced With 'All Lives Matter'

Keith Powell | Posted 11.12.2015 | Black Voices
Keith Powell

I don't see police officers as the enemy. And let me also be clear: I am not a victim. I don't feel that the world owes me anything, and I know that I need to work hard and play nice in order to have a happy life. But why do I still get harassed by some police officers for no justifiable reason?

The Missouri Effect: Finishing What Kareem and Others Have Started

Darron T. Smith, Ph.D. | Posted 11.11.2015 | Sports
Darron T. Smith, Ph.D.

Many have criticized the involvement of the athletes and Coach Pinkel, despite issues of race that directly affect the players on a human level. And yet, these dissenters are the same folk that buy tickets to the games, hoping to be a part of the sports madness so long as the players remain silent to marginalization.

Why The Mizzou Protests Are A Watershed Moment In Sports Activism

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 11.10.2015 | Sports

On Oct. 17, 1969, fourteen football players at the University of Wyoming walked into their head coach’s office with a request. The players, all...

Hungry for Human Rights

Dr. Cindi Love | Posted 11.09.2015 | College
Dr. Cindi Love

On November 9, 2015, Jonathan L. Butler, 25, a University of Missouri student in Columbia, MO was seven days into a hunger strike. His goal was to bring attention to deeply entrenched racism on campus and the lack of accountability for the problem by the president of the university.

Protesters Arrested After Rappelling NFL Stadium To Hang Banner

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 11.03.2015 | Sports

Four people from We Are Cove Point, a Maryland-based activist group, were arrested after two members rappelled from the upper deck balcony ...

Legal Observers Help Monitor Police

Sarah MacFadden | Posted 11.11.2015 | Impact
Sarah MacFadden

Legal observers can provide legal protection for the revolution against police misconduct and brutality. They can observe, document, and expose the ways in which revolt is pushed down. And, they can provide a means for fighting back against the tactics used to quell revolutionaries.

The 1976 Soweto Uprising in South Africa

ADST | Posted 10.29.2015 | World

By the 1970's, South Africa's majority black communities were sick and tired of Apartheid's oppressive policies, which led to an increase in violence, protests and militant activity. However, not all organizations and group efforts to fight apartheid involved violence.

Has 'Black Lives Matter' Been Hijacked?

David Rivera | Posted 10.20.2015 | Black Voices
David Rivera

There is an organized effort by conservative elements and police departments to portray the peaceful non-violent movement as having been hijacked by cop killers. For those of us who have been around long enough there is nothing new with this approach. It is called divide and conquer.

Interviewing the Team Behind We The People: The Market Basket Effect

Sam Rivman | Posted 10.19.2015 | Entertainment
Sam Rivman

We The People: The Market Basket Effect is a documentary that focuses on the dramatic relationship of the Demoulas family over control of their $4 billion supermarket chain, Market Basket. I spoke with Robert Friedman and Ted Leonsis about the production of their film.

Peace is Not Weak

Vincent Intondi | Posted 10.13.2015 | World
Vincent Intondi

Today, it seems that we are surround by war, gun violence, and police brutality, and that is the very reason, now more than ever, we must collectively strive for peace. That does not mean, we should naively think achieving peace will be easy or even in our lifetime.

Resigning Over the Iraq War

ADST | Posted 10.13.2015 | World

In 2001 Ann Wright served as the first political officer in the newly reopened U.S. Embassy in Kabul. Two years later she was one of three diplomats to publicly resign from the Foreign Service due to disagreements with the Bush Administration's foreign policy on Iraq and other issues.

Hawaii's Attempt To Control Telescope Protesters Is Invalid: Court

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 10.12.2015 | Politics

In an attempt to curb protests against construction of one of the world's largest telescopes, the state of Hawaii adopted emergency rules&nb...

Striking Images Reflect On Historic 1995 'Million Man March'

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 10.09.2015 | Black Voices

October 16, 1995 was a historic day.  It marked the occasion of the memorable Million Man March, when black Americans from across the c...

Air France Execs Forced to Flee as Angry Workers Storm Meeting

The Huffington Post | Nadya Agrawal | Posted 10.06.2015 | Business

Two Air France executives were forced to flee a meeting on Monday when a group of protesting workers stormed the company's headquarters at Charle...