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Demonstrators Rally For Eric Garner One Year After His Death

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 07.17.2015 | Black Voices

Dozens of demonstrators rallied on New York's Staten Island on Friday to commemorate the one-year anniversary of Eric Garner's death at the hands of ...

Mariah Stewart

Ferguson Prosecutor Accused Of Misconduct Is Still Doing Her Thing | Mariah Stewart | Posted 07.06.2015 | Politics

FERGUSON, Mo. -- “Did the protesters use the term ‘Fuck the police’?” It’s late Tuesday morning, and perhaps 15 people are gathered in a ...

Burundi Votes In Parliamentary Election After A Night Of Gunfire

Reuters | Posted 06.29.2015 | World

By Clement Manirabarusha BUJUMBURA, June 29 (Reuters) - Burundians voted for a new parliament on Monday after a night of sporadic blasts and gunsho...

Seven Myths About Democracy in Morocco

Till Bruckner | Posted 06.22.2015 | World
Till Bruckner

Judging by media stories and think tank reports, many foreign commentators seem unable--or unwilling--to see beyond the reformist image that the Moroccan leadership seeks to project abroad.

Being a Do-Gooder, Becoming a Freedom Fighter: BlackLivesMatter

Amira Sakalla | Posted 06.10.2015 | Impact
Amira Sakalla

From a very young age, little girls in America are programmed to believe in world peace, as I was. We were rewarded by people much bigger and more important than us for expressing such selfless aspirations so early on.

Who and What Changed America? A 20th Century Timeline

Peter Dreier | Posted 06.04.2015 | Politics
Peter Dreier

TIME magazine just published its "25 Moments That Changed America" list, focusing on the 20th Century. I agree with most of the selections and am impressed with the essays that explain the choices.

Venezuelans Mass For Year's Largest Anti-Government Protests

AP | HANNAH DREIER | Posted 06.01.2015 | World

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Thousands donned white and took to the streets in cities across the country Saturday in the biggest show of frustration wi...

Japan's Controversial Nuclear Plant Obtains Final Permit Needed To Restart

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 05.27.2015 | World

TOKYO (AP) — A nuclear plant in southern Japan on Wednesday obtained the final permit needed to restart its reactors, paving the way for it to becom...

Ryan J. Reilly

St. Louis County Admits It Has A Jail Problem, Is Finally Getting Help | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 05.27.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For St. Louis County, the first step is admitting there’s a problem. For years, the county has enabled small municipalities scrounging...

Dozens Arrested As Oakland Cracks Down On Nighttime Demonstrations

AP | Posted 05.24.2015 | Crime

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Authorities acting under a new get-tough policy for monitoring street protests arrested or cited dozens of demonstrators for ...

Iran's Kurdish Rebellion

Stephen Schwartz | Posted 05.22.2015 | World
Stephen Schwartz

Violent protests by Iranian Kurds have taken the world by surprise, and mainstream reporting on them is sparse. That is doubtless explained by the general absence of decent journalism under the regime of the Islamic Republic, including restrictions in entry of foreign correspondents.

Street Clashes, Gunfire Rock Burundi's Capital

Posted 05.21.2015 | World

By Edmund Blair and Goran Tomasevic BUJUMBURA, May 21 (Reuters) - Street battles and gunfire erupted again in the Burundi capital on Thursday as pr...

Ryan Grim

Hillary Clinton Backs Obama Plan To Reverse Police Militarization | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.18.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's executive order banning the federal government from transferring certain types of military-style equipment to p...

Orioles Do Their Hourly Workers A Solid After Baltimore Protests

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 05.13.2015 | Sports

The organization is going to pay its employees for lose wages due to the Freddie Gray protests.

Black People Are Protesting the Wrong Way

Corey Smith | Posted 05.13.2015 | Black Voices
Corey Smith

Police brutality is realistically not a national issue even though it gets national attention. It's a local issue. In order to fight police brutality in your local community, you have to start at the local level.

Silence Isn't Always Compliance... Sometimes It's the Activism of Listening

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 05.11.2015 | Politics
Lorraine Devon Wilke

With so much angst and unrest unfolding throughout the world, most of which we're made aware of in minute-by-minute bursts, the pressure to show our social activism bona fides is intense, ofttimes bearing down like a hurricane with an agenda.

Prince Performs Phenomenal 'Rally For Peace' Show In Baltimore

Reuters | Lacey Johnson | Posted 05.14.2015 | Black Voices

BALTIMORE, May 10 (Reuters) - Reclusive rocker Prince took the stage on Sunday in a "Rally 4 Peace" concert in response to the death of a 25-year-old ...

Conservative Britain: The Real Hunt Begins...

David Trumble | Posted 05.10.2015 | Politics
David Trumble


A Letter From Burundi to the World

Brian D. McLaren | Posted 05.06.2015 | Religion
Brian D. McLaren

The following is a report from two of my dear friends from Burundi. The husband, a social entrepreneur, and the wife, a writer-theologian, asked me if I would help get this message out to the world.

Baltimore Rising: How the Fight of an Abandoned City Is Challenging America's Integrity

Julian Mitchell | Posted 06.08.2015 | Black Voices
Julian Mitchell

Despite poetic mantras championing the American Dream and romanticized ideas of equality regarding race, gender and sexuality -- laws were not instituted to protect or factor morality.

Festive Baltimore Rallies In Hope After Police Charged

Reuters | Scott Malone and Ian Simpson | Posted 05.03.2015 | Black Voices

BALTIMORE, May 2 (Reuters) - Thousands of people took to the streets of Baltimore on Saturday as anger over the death of a young black man turned to h...

The Kind of Demonstration I'd Like to See

Dr. David Anderson | Posted 05.02.2015 | Religion
Dr. David Anderson

We all know what it's like to be so frustrated that we are tempted to damage something or someone we hold dear. That could be punching a wall, throwing a dish or cell phone, or sadly enough, assaulting a loved one. None of these responses are justified or right. Hence, we need a remedy.

Freddie Gray's Family Is 'Satisfied' With Charges Against Officers

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 05.01.2015 | Black Voices

The family of Freddie Gray on Friday applauded the news that Gray’s death had been ruled a homicide and that criminal charges were being brought aga...

May Day Rallies Address Police Brutality, Race In Cities Nationwide

AP | Amy Taxin | Posted 05.01.2015 | Black Voices

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hundreds marched and rallied in U.S. cities on Friday to demand more rights for workers and immigrants and an end to police bruta...

The Parable of Baltimore

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.01.2015 | Politics
Jim Wallis

The parable of Baltimore is one that we need to learn from if our responses are ever to be as deep as the problems are. And admitting that the things we accept and don't accept do indeed have to do with race is a first honest step.