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Did the FBI Kill My Father?

Anthony Colombo | Posted 02.09.2016 | Crime
Anthony Colombo

Forty-five years ago, my father, Joe Colombo, the alleged boss of the "Colombo" crime family, and founder of the Italian-American Civil Rights League, was gunned down among a crowd of thousands in one of the most highly publicized shootings in New York City's history.

Flying Pink Dildo Hits Politician In The Face During Presser

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 02.05.2016 | Weird News

An angry protester threw a pink dildo at the face of a high-profile New Zealand politician during a presser on Friday. The sex toy bounced off...

The Worst Reason to Not Vote for Bernie Sanders

Cody Gough | Posted 01.31.2016 | Politics
Cody Gough

But what does it say about the United States if its citizens are afraid to vote for a candidate because they don't believe their government will allow the leader of the free world to address the biggest domestic problems it faces?

Outrage Culture Kills Important Conversation

Michael Shammas | Posted 01.27.2016 | Politics
Michael Shammas

Productive discourse is dying, trampled over by closed minds who value comfortable opinion-holding over uncomfortable soul-searching. As dialogue lies flailing and gasping, outrage culture's pulse is stronger than ever.

Review: An Ultra High-Energy Novel About the 1999 Seattle Anti-World Trade Organization Protests

The National Book Review | Posted 01.14.2016 | Books
The National Book Review

The story begins in the morning, when Victor, a young, biracial vagrant wakes up and decides to sell weed to protestors in order to buy a plane ticket. When he fails at this task, he becomes involved in the protest itself.

How (Native) America's History of Protest Exposes a Sick Irony Behind the Oregon Occupation

Heather Ann Thompson | Posted 01.06.2016 | Politics
Heather Ann Thompson

The only reason why white ranchers have any land to run their cattle on today -- whether it is land that they hold a deed to, that they now defend against federal seizure, or public land that they currently use to feed their livestock -- was stolen from the American Indians.

Aspects of Effective Peaceful Protests

Chad Williams | Posted 01.05.2016 | Black Voices
Chad Williams

2015 can be aptly characterized as a year of much outrage and little progress. Should the Black Lives Matter movement seek to spur real change in the years to come it itself will need to undergo changes

2015 Year in Review: What We Can Learn From Prejudice in an Era of Globalization

Jeff Singh | Posted 12.31.2015 | Politics
Jeff Singh

The world is becoming more and more globalized with multiple cultures crossing paths like never before. That trend is not going anywhere, it is on the rise. How we relate with each other and how we raise each other in this globalized world is the question

Why Tone Policing Protests Isn't Helping America

Rini Sampath | Posted 12.28.2015 | Politics
Rini Sampath

When America is more outraged by the protesters who stop traffic than by the deaths of unarmed black men and women, we've got a bigger problem on our hands.

Police Fatally Shoot Nearly 1,000 Civilians In 2015

The Washington Post | Annum Masroor | Posted 12.27.2015 | Crime

Nearly a thousand times this year, an American police officer has shot and killed a civilian....

College Protesters Are Not a Threat to Free Speech

Alan Singer | Posted 12.23.2015 | College
Alan Singer

I have never been invited to be a college commencement speaker, because of my ideas, and also because I will not bring in donor dollars. In this country money drives access. By the way, if a college is interested, I charge much less than Condoleezza Rice.

Black Lives Matter Protesters To Hold Rally At Mall Of America

AP | Lilly Workneh | Posted 12.18.2015 | Black Voices

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The local chapter of Black Lives Matter announced Thursday that it will return to the Mall of America during the Christmas shoppi...

Thousands Of Brazilians Take To The Streets To Demand President's Impeachment

reuters | Eline Gordts | Posted 12.18.2015 | World

SAO PAULO, Dec 13 (Reuters) - Thousands of Brazilians took to the streets of major cities on Sunday to demand President Dilma Rousseff's ouste...

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...

Walmart Hired A Company That Makes Fighter Jets To Monitor Black Friday Protesters

The Huffington Post | Shane Ferro | Posted 11.25.2015 | Business

In recent years, protesters have descended on Walmart stores on Black Friday as part of a unionization movement by Walmart employees. A new story out...

Despite Passage of Time, Rage in Baltimore Has Potential to Reheat

EBONY.com | Posted 11.25.2015 | Black Voices
EBONY.com

The first of the police officers who were charged with Freddie Gray's death goes on trial at the end of November. The judge has imposed a gag order on all the participants. But it hasn't held back various voices from commentary on what went wrong and what could happen.

Minnesota: The Land of 10K White Liberal Battle Cries and Minority Misnomers

Javonté Anyabwelé | Posted 11.30.2015 | Black Voices
Javonté Anyabwelé

Minnesota has long dealt with race in the most offensive way possible: paint everyone white by making the misnomer of "I don't see color" the unofficial state motto; tell everyone how lucky they are to live in a place where colorblindness runs deep.

Students And Faith Leaders Must Oppose Racism Together

Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie | Posted 11.25.2015 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie

Students from Pacific University and Lewis and Clark College gathered Monday in protest and solidarity as people of different races, different backgro...

Colleges to Replace History With Soothing Images of Sunsets and Waterfalls

Spencer Green | Posted 11.23.2015 | Comedy
Spencer Green

"It's important that campuses be havens of maximum comfort for students to explore their own deeply important, personal, and self-actualizing ideas, free from the unpleasant psychic residue and general ickiness of people and events of the past," said Harlan P. Wentwich, President of Sniveling Worm University.

The Real Game Changer for PWI's: Racially Diversifying Boards of Trustees and Administration

Patti R. Rose | Posted 11.23.2015 | Black Voices
Patti R. Rose

In general, at colleges/universities that are predominantly white, most, if not all of the Board of Trustee Members and Administrators, the people that actually oversee the President's management of an academic institution's finances and ensure that the institution has the capacity to fulfill its stated mission, are white.

United States Runs Out of Outrage, Starts Borrowing From China and Japan

Spencer Green | Posted 11.19.2015 | Comedy
Spencer Green

The United States has officially exhausted its supply of outrage and will begin borrowing massive amounts from China and Japan. "The Treasury has been using emergency measures for quite some time to conserve our ever-dwindling resources but, obviously, it wasn't enough," said Florence Didyall, Secretary of Moral Indignation.

A White Girl's Take on Police Shootings

Melissa McCarty | Posted 11.17.2015 | Crime
Melissa McCarty

Fear is the primary cause of increased officer involved shootings. The growing social uprising is from mounting resentment towards law enforcement wit...

The Real Battle on Racism on College Campuses

Brian Cheung | Posted 11.16.2015 | Impact
Brian Cheung

At both Yale University and the University of Missouri, the argument lies not in the fact that people should stop being racist, but that the schools' administrations should have done more to control racism.

The Power Of Protest At Mizzou

Jim Wallis | Posted 11.13.2015 | Politics
Jim Wallis

What this series of events does show is the chasm that sadly still exists in the experiences and therefore perspectives of most white people compared to most people of color.

The University of Missouri Protests: Did Wolfe Resign For the Right Reasons?

Jesse Andreozzi | Posted 11.11.2015 | College
Jesse Andreozzi

Nothing seemed to motivate the school's governing body to take action. Low and behold, once the football team takes a stand, everything kicks into overdrive.