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'Justice For Tony': 1,500 Demonstrators Protest Police Shooting In Wisconsin

Reuters | Brendan O'Brien | Posted 03.11.2015 | Black Voices

MADISON, Wis., March 11 (Reuters) - About 1,500 people, some banging plastic pails or blowing whistles, marched on Wednesday afternoon to the Wisconsi...

Police Violence: As Real as Real Can Be

Ravishly | Posted 03.11.2015 | Black Voices
Ravishly

I sometimes heard my notoriously fearless mother screaming in her sleep when I was 10. My mother responded to my questions about her wails by informing me that she had been jailed more than a dozen times during the Civil Rights Movement.

Uncle Pentagon

Frida Berrigan | Posted 03.10.2015 | Politics
Frida Berrigan

In many ways, I grew up at the Pentagon. Our family never sat for a formal portrait. We didn't take snapshots at parties or picnics or on vacation. But what we do have is photo albums stuffed with pictures taken at the Pentagon as we protested there year after year after year.

Massive Crowds Gather In The Streets Of Selma To Honor Landmark Anniversary

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 03.07.2015 | Black Voices

The streets of Selma, Alabama, were packed on Saturday with thousands of people who traveled to the small town to commemorate the 50th anniversary of ...

These 19 Photos Of Black Activism Through The Years Will Stun You

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh & Christy Havranek | Posted 02.19.2015 | Black Voices

As history shows, racial injustice in America and the fight to resolve it has been a long, rigorous battle -- and it is one still being fought today. ...

Mariah Stewart

Protesters Target Municipal Court In St. Louis Suburb That Survives On Traffic Tickets

HuffingtonPost.com | Mariah Stewart | Posted 02.06.2015 | Politics

PINE LAWN, Mo. -- Dozens of demonstrators briefly blocked access to a municipal court in this tiny, troubled St. Louis suburb on Thursday night, prote...

Venezuela Authorizes Use of Lethal Weapons on Protest Control

Raul Stolk | Posted 01.30.2015 | Latino Voices
Raul Stolk

In Venezuela the armed forces are not allowed to enforce public order. The only component of the military that may act in certain civil defense roles is the National Guard, yet the new resolution does not distinguish. But that is just one small detail.

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...

Stop Poking the Bear. Je Suis Global Citizen.

Maya Mathias | Posted 03.16.2015 | 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 03.16.2015 | 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 03.15.2015 | 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 03.15.2015 | 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 03.11.2015 | 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 02.27.2015 | 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 02.23.2015 | 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 02.23.2015 | 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 02.22.2015 | 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 02.21.2015 | 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 02.17.2015 | 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.