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Walmart Needs to Show More Thanks for Its Workers

James P. Hoffa | Posted 01.25.2015 | Business
James P. Hoffa

Thanksgiving Day is a holiday where family and friends gather together and express gratitude for everything in their lives. But those who work at Walmart have little to be thankful for, at least when it comes to their employment.

Al Sharpton Reacts To Ferguson Grand Jury Decision

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 11.25.2014 | Black Voices

Rev. Al Sharpton addressed the public Monday evening and spoke out against a grand jury's decision to not indict police officer Darren Wilson in the k...

Darren Wilson's Statement Fails To Mention Michael Brown

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 11.24.2014 | Black Voices

A St. Louis County grand jury decided on Monday not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed...

Lilly Workneh

These 2 Men Ran 540 Miles From Atlanta To Ferguson In Memory Of Michael Brown | Lilly Workneh | Posted 11.28.2014 | Black Voices

The expected travel time from Atlanta, Georgia, to Ferguson, Missouri, is about eight hours by car or 90 minutes by plane -- but for Atlanta residents...

Grand Jury Expected To Resume Ferguson Deliberations

Reuters | By Daniel Wallis and Ellen Wulfhorst | Posted 11.24.2014 | Black Voices

FERGUSON, Mo., Nov 24 (Reuters) - A St. Louis-area grand jury was expected on Monday to resume deliberations over whether to bring charges against a w...

Police Agree To Some, But Not All, Protester Expectations

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 11.22.2014 | Black Voices

With a grand jury decision imminent in the case of Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson, law enforcement officials in St. Louis said Friday...

'I Do Not Want My Son's Death To Be In Vain'

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 11.21.2014 | Black Voices

In a video released Thursday, the father of Michael Brown called for calm and asked the public to act peacefully in the upcoming days when a grand jur...

Ferguson and the 'Us vs. Them' Illusion

Robert Koehler | Posted 01.20.2015 | Politics
Robert Koehler

What matters here is not the fixing of personal blame (or lack thereof), but the acknowledgment of systemic and historic wrong of monumental proportions and -- at long, long last -- a momentum of social healing that doesn't end prematurely.

Governor Nixon's (More Honest) Declaration of a State of Emergency

Rebecca Wanzo | Posted 01.18.2015 | Black Voices
Rebecca Wanzo

WHEREAS, despite the clear chicanery of the St. Louis County judicial system, protesters persist with hope for justice instead of fatalism...

Ferguson Response Network: Protesters Launch Nationwide Engagement Campaign

Janessa E. Robinson | Posted 01.17.2015 | Black Voices
Janessa E. Robinson

With the Darren Wilson indictment announcement looming in the case of slain black teen Mike Brown, the entire country sits on the edge of its seat. While the City of Ferguson and its new police coalition prepare for possible violence if no indictment is issued, Ferguson protesters prepare for just the opposite: peaceful protests.

Michael Brown Family Attorneys Discuss 'Great Concern' Over Upcoming Grand Jury Decision

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 11.13.2014 | Black Voices

The family attorneys of slain teenager Michael Brown held a live news conference Thursday morning to discuss new developments in Ferguson, Missouri re...

CNN Reporter Hit With Tear Gas In Mexico

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 11.13.2014 | Media

Rafael Romo, CNN's Senior Latin American Affairs Editor, was hit with tear gas while reporting on violent protests in Chilpancingo, Mexico, this past ...

Mariah Stewart

Protesters Speak Out On Mike Brown And Environment In Ferguson And D.C. | Mariah Stewart | Posted 11.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Million Mask March, an Anonymous-affiliated group of protests, reached both the nation's capitol and Ferguson, Missouri, on Wednesda...

The American Public's Attitudes Toward Protest Movements

Paul Herrnson | Posted 12.22.2014 | Politics
Paul Herrnson

Groups across the political spectrum have used rallies, marches, and picket lines to bring their agendas to the attention of the media, government and fellow citizens. But public attitudes about this form of political engagement have historically been mixed at best.

A Relevant Requiem in St. Louis

Jesse Rosen | Posted 12.22.2014 | Arts
Jesse Rosen

On Monday night, demonstrators protested the Metropolitan Opera for performing John Adams' "The Death of Klinghoffer." Three weeks ago a very different kind of demonstration was held in Powell Symphony Hall.

Protest Music and the Hong Kong Umbrella Revolution

Robert F. Darden | Posted 12.21.2014 | World
Robert F. Darden

These days, I watch the news feeds from Hong Kong. I only half-listen to the announcers, the people on the barricades or the experts. Instead, I listen to what's going on behind the live shots of the talking heads in front of the action. I'm listening for music.

Mariah Stewart

As Ferguson Protests Spread, So Does Residents' Backlash Around St. Louis | Mariah Stewart | Posted 10.14.2014 | Politics

ST. LOUIS -- The locations of demonstrators who descended on the St. Louis area over the weekend to push for national reforms regarding police brutali...

Halfway (Or So)

Stanley Ely | Posted 12.05.2014 | Arts
Stanley Ely

I am one who believes that there's merit in being satisfied halfway up the rungs on that ladder. This, I confess, may stem from my climbing that far at most in a late-day writing life.

The Madness of Rev. Kurt Dunkle and the Trustees of General Theological Seminary

David J. Dunn, PhD | Posted 11.30.2014 | Religion
David J. Dunn, PhD

A few days ago, eight faculty members at the General Theological Seminary in New York went on strike until their one demand was met. What was that demand? A meeting. As of this morning, they have all been fired.

What Yemen's Donors Need to Know

Belkis Wille | Posted 11.22.2014 | World
Belkis Wille

The Friends of Yemen are in a position to wield significant influence, given their crucial financial support for Yemen's failing economy, but they aren't doing enough to address the human rights abuses that lie at the core of Yemen's problems.

Dave Jamieson

Hundreds Arrested As Fast-Food Workers Strike Across The Country | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.05.2014 | Business

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- About two dozen of this city's fast-food workers marched Thursday afternoon to a street corner that's home to a McDonald's, a Wend...

Love Always Wins

Pastor Renita Marie, M.Div. | Posted 11.03.2014 | Religion
Pastor Renita Marie, M.Div.

Standing in the crowd of the protest rally sponsored by the St. Louis Clergy Coalition, I watched five young men grow increasingly agitated. They were there to listen, to learn, to understand, to be inspired. They were disappointed in what they heard.

It's the Racism, Stupid

Tina Issa | Posted 10.26.2014 | World
Tina Issa

It has been quite an eventful summer, and not in a good way. It seems as if the world is falling apart, even in parts of the world that are leading democracies, like us right here in the U.S. Most feel helpless and frustrated when we watch the news, and wish we could do more to stop the chaos.

Kids Take Part In Ferguson Protests (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Emily Kassie | Posted 08.24.2014 | Politics

Children in Ferguson have been protesting along with their families since the shooting of Michael Brown on Aug. 9. They have joined the marches day an...

UC Berkeley Study Shows Cops in Riot Gear May Incite Violence

Judy Farah | Posted 10.22.2014 | Crime
Judy Farah

The Deciding Force project is building a database that shows patterns in police/protester interactions to determine how certain actions ignite violence. One such example is how an emotional outburst can escalate into a volley of rocks and tear gas.