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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 | 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 12.15.2014 | 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...

A Response to Ferguson, 'I Can't Breathe,' 'The Gun Is Probably Fake'

Joseph W. Gauld | Posted 12.15.2014 | Impact
Joseph W. Gauld

America is becoming a majority of minorities. Hispanics are in a better position than black Americans, not only because they were motivated to come here, but their literary heritage wasn't stunted, although not well-developed.

Dear Mass Media: Allow the Truth to Breathe

Victor M. Feraru | Posted 12.14.2014 | Media
Victor M. Feraru

The media finds it interesting to cover sensational events when one person of color after another have their lives snuffed out by law enforcement. Instead they should be focusing on the social approaches of a society that is shamelessly steeped in white privilege.

Lilly Workneh

'Everyone Has A Stake In This': Tens Of Thousands Mobilize Across America | Lilly Workneh | Posted 12.15.2014 | 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 | 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....

I'm Tired of Talking About Racism and a Judge's Bid to Abolish the Grand Jury

Tanya Young Williams | Posted 12.12.2014 | Crime
Tanya Young Williams

The Michael Brown and Eric Garner cases force us to have the tough talks about race, profiling, police use of deadly force, judicial abuse of power and potential changes to our grand jury systems.

16 Quotes To Remind America That Black Lives Matter

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 12.12.2014 | Black Voices

Suddenly, he paused, looked at me intently and said, 'Son, you're a black male, and that's two strikes against you.' To the general public, anything that I did would be perceived as malicious and deserving of severe punishment and I had to govern myself accordingly. I was seven years old.

Eric Garner's Daughter Staged A 'Die-In' At The Same Spot Where Her Father Died

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 12.12.2014 | Black Voices

Erica Garner organized and led a protest in Staten Island on Thursday in memory of her father Eric Garner, a 43-year-old black man who died in July af...

#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...

Here's Where To Protest Police Killings Of Black Men

The Huffington Post | Jan Diehm | Posted 12.10.2014 | Black Voices

One week after a Staten Island, New York, grand jury declined to indict a police officer in the chokehold death of Eric Garner, protests continue nati...

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...

Guerilla Grandmas

Rev. Meg Riley | Posted 12.09.2014 | Black Voices
Rev. Meg Riley

My friend Kendrick calls us "guerilla grandmothers." As a White person, and as I inch up towards age 60, I have definitely shifted how I engage in public response to racial profiling, police brutality and lack of accountability in Ferguson, Staten Island, and my hometown of Minneapolis.

Santa Claus, His Reindeer and Elves to Wear Body Cameras

Spencer Green | Posted 12.09.2014 | Comedy
Spencer Green

Reports from the North Pole indicate that Santa Claus, his elves and his reindeer will begin to wear body cameras in the remaining days leading up to Christmas.

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...

The Tale of Two Tapes

Michael J. Tansey | Posted 12.12.2014 | Politics
Michael J. Tansey

We have come to a very dangerous point in our history. The protests will only intensify. The American public will be paying much closer attention from both sides of the polarization. The problems are complex and multi-layered. The police force is merely acting as the tip-of-the-spear.

The Fire This Time: Can We Get From Outrage to Action?

Mike Mennonno | Posted 12.07.2014 | Politics
Mike Mennonno

Can we finally go from outrage to political action, or have we lost all hope in the democratic process? The irony here is obvious: if we give up on democracy, as these numbers suggest many have, what exactly is it we're fighting for?