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Stop Poking the Bear. Je Suis Global Citizen.

Maya Mathias | Posted 01.15.2015 | Impact
Maya Mathias

In this moment of post-attack fog as the world tries to get back to normal, I urge you all, whether leaders in title or in conviction, not to poke the bear. Find a way forward that comes from a quest for understanding, soul-searching and peaceful resolution.

5 Peaceful Ways to Protest Police Brutality in 2015 and Beyond

Ama Yawson | Posted 01.14.2015 | Black Voices
Ama Yawson

For many of us, 2014 was an emotionally devastating year because of the seemingly continuous news stories of unarmed citizens falling victim to lethal police brutality. Many of us protested in 2014 and yet have not yet seen the change that wanted. So what are we going to do about it?

Why I Am More Afraid of PEGIDA Than Islamization

Maximilian Elliger | Posted 01.13.2015 | World
Maximilian Elliger

As the past has shown us, it is easy to pretend that nothing has happened if we do not deal with these issues and once again allow for people of different origins to be hunted through the streets of German cities.

Kenya Journalists Protest Jailing of Al Jazeera Colleagues

AP | By BEN CURTIS | Posted 01.13.2015 | Media

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A group of Nairobi-based journalists was ejected from a reception area at the United Nations complex in Kenya's capital on Tue...

Charlie and Ahmed's New Year's Resolution: Together We Will Defeat Terrorism

Susan Bloch | Posted 01.09.2015 | World
Susan Bloch

We will not cave in to terror. We can all be Charlie and Ahmed, anywhere, anytime, any place. Let's raise our pencils and fight their way. "#JeSuisCharlie," et "#JeSuisAhmed," et tu?

Police Chief's Anti-Racism Sign Both Lauded And Criticized

AP | Posted 01.11.2015 | Black Voices

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh's new police chief is being praised by the mayor but criticized by a police union president for being photographed on N...

#BlackBrunchNYC Disrupts Diners To Protest Police Brutality

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 01.05.2015 | Black Voices

In a seemingly new approach to demonstrating, protesters in New York interrupted patrons at various restaurants on Sunday to declare injustice in Amer...

#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 Chief Pens Powerful Response To Man Criticizing Recent Protests

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 12.30.2014 | Crime

As tensions mount between protestors and police across the nation following multiple non-indictments of cops who killed unarmed men, one police chief ...

De Blasio and His Police: We Can't Listen With Our Backs Turned

Paul Kendrick | Posted 12.30.2014 | Politics
Paul Kendrick

De Blasio has been exceptionally evenhanded in his respect for police while trying to help us grasp the perspectives of people of color. He has tried to be a true friend to the NYPD, in the sense of a friend who believes in you enough to be critical when you can be better.

Reinvigorating the Faith-Led Movement for Justice

Rev. Dr. Katharine Rhodes Henderson | Posted 12.24.2014 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Katharine Rhodes Henderson

Faith community leadership is increasingly critical as we also negotiate recent targeted acts of violence against law enforcement, such as Saturday's tragic shootings of NYPD Officers Ramos and Liu in Brooklyn.

A New Christmas Truce

Travis Irvine | Posted 12.24.2014 | Crime
Travis Irvine

If soldiers in the trenches -- who were fighting the biggest war at that time -- were able to take at least a few hours to see beyond their conflict, to see the bigger picture and stop trying to kill each other, then why couldn't we?

Brinsley Was Our Worst Nightmare

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 12.23.2014 | Black Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The best and most effective way to insure officer safety is still to strengthen proactive, positive police community dialogue, outreach and engagement. The Brown and Garner families and their supporters echoed that when they took great pains to repeat that the goal of protests was never anti-police but anti-police abuse.

Off Duty Black Officers In New York Say They Fear Fellow Cops

Reuters | Michelle Conlin | Posted 12.23.2014 | Crime

(Reuters) - From the dingy donut shops of Manhattan to the cloistered police watering holes in Brooklyn, a number of black NYPD officers say they have...

The Appalling Politicization of a Tragedy

Andrew B. Stoll | Posted 12.22.2014 | New York
Andrew B. Stoll

A god awful tragedy went down on the streets of my hometown two days ago. Two blameless cops executed in broad daylight. In the midst of our collective mourning, must we be subjected to the foul and incendiary finger pointing of the police union bosses?

Powerful Images Show Americans Exercising Their Right To Assemble In 2014

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 12.22.2014 | Politics

Americans gathered across the country this year to make their voices heard on issues ranging from the minimum wage to police brutality, gay marriage a...

Mexicans Protest for 43 Disappeared Students

Michael Solis | Posted 12.18.2014 | World
Michael Solis

These are things we can never know. But what is obvious is that a country of 122 million people has been awakened by 43, raising a collective voice for Alexander and the cause of justice in a way that has never been seen before in Mexican history.

As Protests Continue, The First Family Talk 'Race' in People Magazine

Kimberly Cooper | Posted 12.18.2014 | Media
Kimberly Cooper

This is the first time our generation has spoken so outwardly on race relations and police brutality in the U.S., garnering both national and international press. If the Obamas are now sharing about racism, we need more than "sound-bites" and we shouldn't have to be baited or pay to read them.

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."

Why I Took My Baby to #MillionsMarchSF

Brandon L. Greene | Posted 12.16.2014 | Black Voices
Brandon L. Greene

Growing up, I learned of how my grandmother taught in segregated schools and my mother attended them, prior to witnessing the race riots that accompanied integration. Though they were before my time, these events, and the role my family played in them, have shaped me.

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

Protester: We Can't Be Silent When Women Are Shot By Police

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 12.16.2014 | Crime

Days after police released the name of the officer who killed a woman in Ann Arbor, Michigan, protesters called for answers and the firing of Officer ...

What Elizabeth Warren and the #BlackLivesMatter Movement Have in Common

Jonathan Westin | Posted 12.15.2014 | Politics
Jonathan Westin

In many ways the anger that caused thousands to take the streets against a criminal justice system that devalues the lives of people of color is the same anger against a political system that prioritizes the banks, the rich and the powerful over families.

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...

CNN Hosts Under Fire For Putting 'Hands Up' On Air

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 12.15.2014 | Media

CNN is facing criticism after four of its hosts were seen expressing support for those protesting the killings of Michael Brown and Eric Garner during...

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...