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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 | Posted 11.25.2015 | Black Voices

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.

The 1976 Soweto Uprising in South Africa

ADST | Posted 10.29.2015 | World

By the 1970's, South Africa's majority black communities were sick and tired of Apartheid's oppressive policies, which led to an increase in violence, protests and militant activity. However, not all organizations and group efforts to fight apartheid involved violence.

Hundreds Rally In New York City To Protest Police Brutality

AP | Annum Masroor | Posted 10.26.2015 | Politics

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Current Situation in Punjab Evokes Memories of 1984 Anti-Sikh Violence

Simran Jeet Singh | Posted 10.20.2015 | Religion
Simran Jeet Singh

This past week, tensions have escalated in Punjab. Due to media censorship, we have little information about what is actually happening on the ground, but here is what we are hearing and seeing so far.

Guatemala: The Unexpected Leader of the Anti-Corruption Spring

Ana Davila | Posted 10.15.2015 | Latino Voices
Ana Davila

On the eve of the upcoming elections in Guatemala, uncertainty is in the air. Ten days before the decisive round, it is still unclear if the people will choose the outsider Jimmy Morales, or the experienced former First Lady Sandra Torres to run the country.

The Difference Between "Anti-Islam" Patriots and Real Patriots

Craig Considine | Posted 10.07.2015 | Religion
Craig Considine

Now think about the following question: Whose side would George Washington be on: the Muslim citizens serving in the U.S. military, or the mob of bigots who threaten American citizens with violence at their place of worship?

The Fractious Demand for ILP in Manipur

Dr. Nehginpao Kipgen | Posted 09.04.2015 | World
Dr. Nehginpao Kipgen

Manipur has witnessed a series of protests starting in July this year, following demands for the implementation of the Inner Line Permit (ILP) system ...

Could Lebanon Turn Trash into Treasure?

Aisha Subhan | Posted 09.02.2015 | College
Aisha Subhan

Several weeks have gone by and the Lebanese government is still without a sanitation solution. The citizens of Beirut have seen trash pile high on their streets, witnessed the stench worsen, and experienced detriments to their own health.

Thousands Of Lebanese Protestors Met With Tear Gas And Gunfire In Beirut

AP | Annum Masroor | Posted 08.22.2015 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — Police firing tear gas, rubber bullets and water cannons battled thousands of Lebanese protesters Saturday demonstrating against ...

Explaining a Hunger Strike to My 3 Year Old: Dyett High School- Hunger Strikes

Dave Stieber | Posted 08.26.2015 | Chicago
Dave Stieber

Yesterday my son and I took juice to the 12 parents and community members who are performing a hunger strike. They are protesting Chicago Public Schools' decision to close one of the last public schools in their neighborhood.

8 Arrested During Protests Of Second Hawaii Telescope

AP | Chloe Fox | Posted 08.20.2015 | Science

HONOLULU (AP) - Eight people were arrested early Thursday during a protest against a Maui solar telescope, including a leader in the effort to stop a ...

One Year After Mike Brown Was Killed, St. Louis County Still Doesn't Know How to Handle Protests

The Huffington Post | Mariah Stewart | Posted 08.14.2015 | Politics

ST. LOUIS -- One year ago, the world watched as militarized police aimed their weapons at civilians protesting the killing of Michael Brown in Fergus...

If the Black Lives Matter Movement Would Just Be Convenient

Kelly Wickham | Posted 08.12.2015 | Black Voices
Kelly Wickham

I'm seeing so many people ask for convenience in the Black Lives Matter struggle. Let's apply that to the history of the United States. You know, if we were nice and convenient and not disruptive.

Peaceful Protest Held In Ferguson After Two Nights Of Tension

AP | Lilly Workneh | Posted 08.12.2015 | Black Voices

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- Police outnumbered protesters along West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson on Tuesday night, signaling the demonstrations around th...