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Is My Upset in Vain? On the Fatigue of Another #Baltimore

Jarrett Hill | Posted 05.04.2016 | Black Voices
Jarrett Hill

Is there even any value in my pain, frustration or trying to use my voice? Is there any point in trying to engage my fellow American in dialogue that can bring about awareness? Should I even waste my breath trying to explain to you why Black people are sick and tired of being sick and tired?

Slavery, Curfews, Property, and Marriage

Buster Ross | Posted 05.01.2016 | Politics
Buster Ross

Being out past curfew was against the law for slaves in the colonies. Should slaves have respected the law and brought about change through legal means?

Baltimore Is Burning -- Not Just in Flames, But With a Righteous Anger

Frida Berrigan | Posted 05.01.2016 | Politics
Frida Berrigan

Baltimore is my home town -- the birth place of Jonah House, a Christian nonviolent resistance community founded by my parents, Phil Berrigan and Elizabeth McAlister. Those places that the whole world is seeing "going crazy" on the news? They are my geography, my history, who I am.

Baltimore -- Riot v. Rebellion

Shermin Kruse | Posted 05.01.2016 | World
Shermin Kruse

I am struck by the different lenses through which identical events unfold and the challenges involved in unification.

What Not to Be Apathetic About

Zak Smith | Posted 06.30.2015 | Politics
Zak Smith

Apathy is a privilege. A great many people do not have the luxury. If you feel your life is in danger, if you feel your family or your loved ones are in jeopardy, if you feel attacked and diminished, the odds are that you will not feel indifferent about it.

Oh, Boy

Marcia Liss | Posted 06.29.2015 | Fifty
Marcia Liss

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Matt Sheehan

Shanghai Models Dress As Beggars To 'Protest' Ban And ... Sell Weight-Loss Supplements

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sheehan | Posted 04.29.2015 | World

The models stood on the streets of Shanghai, dressed in ripped clothing with dirt smudged across their faces, carrying beggar's sticks and asking for ...

New Course at the U. of Utah has Students 'Begging' for Change

Marina Gomberg | Posted 06.27.2015 | Green
Marina Gomberg

Panhandling took a different form in downtown Salt Lake City this past Earth Day when students from the University of Utah's Art, Action and the Environment class took to the streets.

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 06.23.2015 | 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 06.20.2015 | 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 06.20.2015 | 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 06.16.2015 | 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 06.13.2015 | 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 06.11.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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Patriots Punished in Northern Cyprus: A Modern Day Political Occupation

Olena Kagui | Posted 06.02.2015 | 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 05.17.2015 | 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 05.12.2015 | 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...