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Court Clears Civil Rights Protesters Of Crimes 54 Years Later

Reuters | Colleen Jenkins | Posted 01.28.2015 | Black Voices

Jan 28 (Reuters) - A South Carolina judge on Wednesday vacated the 54-year-old trespassing convictions of a group of black civil rights protesters cre...

#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 -...

Police and Protesters as Potential Allies

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 12.30.2014 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

The concept of meritocracy provides justification and cover to the nation in refusing to acknowledge and in denying the actual causes for the tremendous chasms in the wealth distribution and in educational achievement, and for the overall systemic inequities based on social identities.

8 Unforgettable Symbols From An Extraordinary Year Of Protests

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 12.28.2014 | World

From Africa to Europe to the Americas, 2014 has been a year of extraordinary protests. Some of these protests succeeded in overthrowing political lead...

Oprah On Protests: 'Y'all Are Not The First To Do It '

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 12.22.2014 | Black Voices

On Saturday, thousands of Americans participated in protests across the nation in an effort to call for justice against police brutality. In joining t...

Families Of Slain Unarmed Black Men Send Powerful Messages To Protesters

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 12.15.2014 | Black Voices

Thousands nationwide have mourned the deaths of unarmed black men -- but few have grieved as much as the relatives of those who have passed. On Sa...

Lilly Workneh

'Everyone Has A Stake In This': Tens Of Thousands Mobilize Across America

HuffingtonPost.com | Lilly Workneh | Posted 01.27.2015 | Black Voices

As thousands of people rallied in the nation’s capitol and demonstrated through the streets of New York on Saturday, protesters in other cities ...

Lilly Workneh

March In Washington Draws Thousands Of Protesters Demanding Justice For All

HuffingtonPost.com | Lilly Workneh | Posted 12.15.2014 | Black Voices

At 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, hundreds of people began to gather at the Freedom Plaza in Washington D.C. By noon, the crowd had swelled to thousands....

#WhiteCoats4BlackLives: Health Care Workers Stage Nationwide Protests

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 12.14.2014 | Black Voices

Medical students from more than 70 schools on Wednesday protested racial profiling and police brutality through the social media initiative #WhiteCoat...

California Protesters Demonstrate For The Fourth Night In A Row

AP | KRISTIN J. BENDER | Posted 12.11.2014 | Black Voices

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) -- Hundreds of protesters angered at the killing of unarmed black men by white police officers marched through downtown Berkeley...

Missouri Bar Slammed For Six-Shot 'Michael Brown' Tequila Special

Reuters | Posted 12.10.2014 | Black Voices

Dec 9 (Reuters) - A Missouri bar sparked protests after it offered a drink special on the weekend named after black teenager Michael Brown, whose shoo...

Protesters Stage Massive 'Die-In' Amid NBA Game In Brooklyn

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 12.09.2014 | Black Voices

While Britain's royal couple exchanged pleasantries with superstars Beyonce and Jay Z inside Brooklyn's Barclays Center on Monday night, players o...

Here Is A Look At Police Killings Cited By Protesters

AP | Posted 12.06.2014 | Black Voices

Several recent killings of black men or boys by police officers across the nation and grand juries' decisions not to indict some of the officers have ...

Exclusive Photos Of Two Men's 540-Mile Journey From Atlanta To Ferguson

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 12.01.2014 | Black Voices

In response to the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, by police officer Darren Wilson, people across the country have partic...

LOOK: Workers And Students Leave Jobs And Classes To Participate In Walkout For Ferguson

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 12.02.2014 | Black Voices

At 12:01 p.m. EST on Monday, scores of demonstrators walked out of their schools, homes and office buildings to participate in a nationwide demons...

Photo Of Young Boy Hugging Officer Goes Viral And Becomes 'Icon Of Hope'

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 12.01.2014 | Black Voices

As photos around the web show images of nationwide protests in reaction to the events in Ferguson, Missouri, one particular image has received widespr...

LOOK: Powerful Photos Show The Evolution Of Michael Brown's Vigil

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 11.30.2014 | Black Voices

The death of Michael Brown on Aug. 9th in Ferguson, Missouri immediately prompted a reaction from the community which evolved into a series of protest...

Protesters Shut Down Oakland Train Station

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 11.28.2014 | Black Voices

As people nationwide actively boycott big businesses on Black Friday, a group of protesters in California forced a temporary shutdown of a BART train ...

Michael Brown's Legacy Continues To Evolve

AP | DAVID CRARY | Posted 01.28.2015 | Black Voices

NEW YORK (AP) -- For some Americans on opposite sides of a national debate, Michael Brown has become a symbol, epitomizing their polarized views on wh...

#BlackoutBlackFriday: A National Call To Boycott Black Friday

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 12.09.2014 | Black Voices

Protests in Ferguson, Missouri, have spread nationwide in the past few days, and activists are continuing to speak out against injustice as they plan ...

Volunteers In Ferguson Help Ward Off Looters

Reuters | Emily Flitter | Posted 11.27.2014 | Black Voices

FERGUSON, MO., Nov 26 (Reuters) - Since looting first erupted following the August police shooting of black teenager Michael Brown, nearly all the bus...

Authorities To Release Video Of 12-Year-Old Boy Shot By Police Officer

AP | MARK GILLISPIE | Posted 01.26.2015 | Crime

CLEVELAND (AP) — The police officer who fatally shot a 12-year-old boy carrying a pellet gun fired within 1½ to 2 seconds of pulling up in his crui...

More Than 80 Protesters Arrested In St. Louis Area

Associated Press | Posted 11.25.2014 | Crime

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say that more than 80 people were arrested as chaos enveloped sections of the St. Louis area overnight. St. Loui...

Al Sharpton Reacts To Ferguson Grand Jury Decision

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 11.25.2014 | Black Voices

Rev. Al Sharpton addressed the public Monday evening and spoke out against a grand jury's decision to not indict police officer Darren Wilson in the k...

Darren Wilson's Statement Fails To Mention Michael Brown

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 11.24.2014 | Black Voices

A St. Louis County grand jury decided on Monday not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed...