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#BlackLivesMatter Co-Founders On Baltimore: ‘We Stand In Solidarity'

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 04.29.2015 | Black Voices

Following Monday's funeral of Freddie Gray -- a 25-year-old man who died after sustaining a spinal cord injury during an arrest in Baltimore -- protes...

300 Men March Movement Aims To Be 'Neutral Force' In Baltimore

Reuters | Warren Strobel | Posted 02.01.2016 | Black Voices

BALTIMORE, April 28 (Reuters) - There were taunts, followed by a thrown bottle, and then the police pressed forward. Officers grabbed the man who atta...

Baltimore Mom Who Publicly Scolded Son For Rioting: 'I Don't Want Him To Be A Freddie Gray'

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 04.29.2015 | Black Voices

Toya Graham, the mother who was caught on video smacking her son after witnessing him throwing objects at officers, said she disciplined him in public...

A City in Flames -- What Did We Expect?

Steve Nelson | Posted 06.28.2015 | Politics
Steve Nelson

During the '60s, as a teenager, I tried to be an ally in the civil rights movement and watched with confusion and curiosity as parts of my city burned. My empathy often left me to wonder -- what would I do if I were poor and black, not white and privileged?

The Orioles Are Going To Play A Game In Front Of An Empty Stadium

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 04.29.2015 | Sports


America's Real State of Emergency: Baltimore and Beyond

Heather Ann Thompson | Posted 06.28.2015 | Politics
Heather Ann Thompson

Can state officials or the media really be surprised that promises of an internal investigation don't appease? The true state of emergency now, like back in 1968, isn't rage or even rock throwing. It is the racial profiling and racial brutality of the police. America's real state of emergency remains that black lives still don't matter enough.

Facing Facts in Baltimore

Justin Frank | Posted 06.27.2015 | Politics
Justin Frank

Fans arriving at Camden Yards for Sunday's game against Boston had two new opportunities to experience divergent facts.

Ryan J. Reilly

Baltimore Riot Injures 7 Officers On Day Of Freddie Gray Funeral | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 04.28.2015 | Politics

Baltimore protesters hurled rocks and bricks at police officers in riot gear Monday, injuring seven, on the day of the funeral for Freddie Gray, a 25-...

Respectability is NOT Faithfulness

Tara Woodard-Lehman | Posted 06.20.2015 | Religion
Tara Woodard-Lehman

Though some think of prophets as those who foresee the future, more often than not biblical prophets are speaking into the present day, and critiquing the powers that be.

Dozens Arrested In Nationwide Protests Against Police Violence

Reuters | Sebastien Malo | Posted 04.14.2015 | Black Voices

NEW YORK, April 14 (Reuters) - Protesters in several U.S. cities blocked highways and swarmed police precincts, leading to at least two dozen arrests ...

Student Indicted For Hanging Noose Around Ole Miss Statue Honoring James Meredith

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 03.27.2015 | Black Voices

A federal grand jury indicted a student at the University of Mississippi on two separate civil rights charges on Friday for hanging a noose and a flag...

'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 05.10.2015 | Black Voices

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 05.10.2015 | 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 | 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 04.01.2015 | 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.

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?

#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 -...