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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.

10 Years After The Riots, Paris Suburbs Are Still Seething

HuffPost France | Sara Elkamel | Posted 10.29.2015 | World

Over the course of three weeks in the fall 2005, several neighborhoods in the suburbs of Paris and other major cities erupted in violence. The wave o...

10 Things I'm SO Tired Of Hearing (And Reading) About

Pat Gallagher | Posted 10.14.2015 | Fifty
Pat Gallagher

We all get tired of hearing about certain things that annoy us. The things on this list are bothering me ... a lot. For example, Scott Disick! Scream if you're tired of hearing about who this man is dating.

Stonewall: A Journey to the Past to Create a Future

Kelsie Brynn Jones | Posted 08.26.2015 | Gay Voices
Kelsie Brynn Jones

The depiction of events at Stonewall in Emmerich's portrayal serves to add to the myriad of other productions and narratives which have sought to incorrectly portray Stonewall as a white gay male party -- and furthers the harmful view that transgender is a new phenomena.

50 Years Later: Racial Outrage and the Importance of the 1965 Watts Uprising

Shaun Ossei-Owusu | Posted 08.21.2015 | Black Voices
Shaun Ossei-Owusu

As the country continues to deal with racial strife, fatal police encounters, and dogged economic inequality, the Watts protests has instructional value for advocates of racial justice and their adversaries. For the former, short-term improvements can prove to be fruitful and can be an important respite from the daily onslaught of racial oppression.

50 Years Later, These 12 Photos Of The Watts Riots Speak Volumes

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 08.17.2015 | Black Voices

Los Angeles reached its boiling point on August 11, 1965. Racial tensions in the predominantly black and economically downtrodden neighborhood o...

What Do You Call White Rioters? Anything But Thugs

Robert Greenwald | Posted 06.16.2015 | Media
Robert Greenwald

Young white people are seen as "kids," prone to make mistakes, well into their twenties. But a 12-year-old black kid is seen as a dangerous criminal once he is old enough to play alone in the park.

Can We Head Off a Long Hot Summer of Riots and Rebellion?

Peter Dreier | Posted 05.26.2015 | Politics
Peter Dreier

If the voices and concerns of ordinary Americans aren't at the center of this debate, we can expect the ticking time bomb of urban unrest to explode in more and more communities. Without major reforms, the recent upheavals in Ferguson and Baltimore may simply be a precursor to a wave of 21st century riots.

Bible, Baltimore and Beyond

Howard J. Curzer | Posted 05.18.2015 | Religion
Howard J. Curzer

To paraphrase the Stark words from Game of Thrones, summer is coming. Ferguson and Baltimore are likely to be the beginning of a series of (looking for a neutral term here) conflicts. Thus, it behooves us to try to think about the recent events in Baltimore in clearheaded, non-partisan ways.

Why I Don't Riot, But Stand With Those Who Do

Jonathan Walton | Posted 05.15.2015 | Religion
Jonathan Walton

With the sermon on the mount and the Beatitudes in mind, we have to ask ourselves. What would Jesus do if He lived today and His community was being oppressed and killed by those in power?

'Separate and Unequal': Revisiting the Kerner Commission

Steven M. Gillon | Posted 05.13.2015 | Black Voices
Steven M. Gillon

Given the recent unrest in Ferguson and Baltimore, it's time to reignite the debate: Was the Kerner Commission prediction accurate: Have we become "two societies... separate and unequal?"

LGBT's: Don't Forget Riots Are What Got Us Here

Brandon Wallace | Posted 05.12.2015 | Gay Voices
Brandon Wallace

I am speaking to the LGBT people who are watching all of the latest events in America unfold. I just want to take this time to remind those LGBT folk that are so quick to condemn the riots in Baltimore that if it were not for rioting, we would not be where we are today.

Racial Segregation and the Baltimore Riots

Leland Ware | Posted 05.11.2015 | Black Voices
Leland Ware

The April riots in Baltimore, Maryland, were shocking, but in retrospect, should not have been a surprise. The tensions between the police officers and African Americans living in segregated, inner-city communities have been festering for decades.

The Cognitive and Toxic Ecology of Impoverished Neighborhoods

Jonathan F.P. Rose | Posted 05.11.2015 | Impact
Jonathan F.P. Rose

The riots in Baltimore revealed how deep the rifts are between prosperous and poor neighborhoods in most American cities. Is the American Dream large enough so that every one of its children has the opportunity to live in a safe, affordable home?

Baltimore Burning - Foreseen in the Data

Eric Lotke | Posted 05.05.2015 | Politics
Eric Lotke

By 2005, people had been complaining about zero-tolerance and broken-windows policing for years. Even as politicians bragged about maintaining order, minority communities complained about being overpoliced and underprotected.

A Good Step in Baltimore, but Justice Has not yet Prevailed

Gary Bailey M.S.W., A.C.S.W. | Posted 05.05.2015 | Black Voices
Gary Bailey M.S.W., A.C.S.W.

The decision by Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby to charge six officers for the death of Freddie Gray, while important, is not the end of the process toward justice. Rather, it is just the beginning step.

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.

Is My Upset in Vain? On the Fatigue of Another #Baltimore

Jarrett Hill | Posted 05.04.2015 | Black Voices
Jarrett Hill

Is there even any value in my pain, frustration or trying to use my voice? Is there any point in trying to engage my fellow American in dialogue that can bring about awareness? Should I even waste my breath trying to explain to you why Black people are sick and tired of being sick and tired?

I Found My Blackness: I Didn't Know It Was Missing Until It Came Back

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 05.04.2015 | Black Voices
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

During my childhood I was aware that I was different in color from the majority of people around me, but my father and mother emphasized brainpower, not color. Color was what you were, but not using your brain was a choice.

Baltimore Is Burning -- Not Just in Flames, But With a Righteous Anger

Frida Berrigan | Posted 05.01.2015 | Politics
Frida Berrigan

Baltimore is my home town -- the birth place of Jonah House, a Christian nonviolent resistance community founded by my parents, Phil Berrigan and Elizabeth McAlister. Those places that the whole world is seeing "going crazy" on the news? They are my geography, my history, who I am.

Holla If You Hear Me: Baltimore, Riots, and Black Rage

Myisha Cherry | Posted 05.01.2015 | Black Voices
Myisha Cherry

What do you do when you see clearly that you are not valued in this society? What do you do when your black skin makes you vulnerable to frivolous police stops and eventual violence?

Burning Buildings in Baltimore

Mike Smith | Posted 05.01.2015 | Politics
Mike Smith

More cartoons by Mike Smith....

Judging Presidential Candidates Against Our Criteria Rather Than Theirs, Part 1: On the Issue of Poverty

David Coates | Posted 05.01.2015 | Politics
David Coates

If the events in Baltimore tell us anything general this week, it is surely that policies are more important than personalities, and that the solutions to our core problems require more than sound-bites. Yet so far, the 2016 presidential campaign has been remarkably short on policies.

Nepal and Baltimore: On Tremors and Resiliency

Robert Ross | Posted 06.30.2015 | Black Voices
Robert Ross

While it certainly can be argued that violence in any form is "senseless," the violence of Ferguson and Baltimore "makes sense" to me, because I can understand its roots -- even while, at the very same time, repudiating it.

Black Lives Matter... They Always Have and Always Will

Michael Carosone | Posted 06.29.2015 | Arts
Michael Carosone

I urge all of my sisters and brothers of the LGBTQ Community to stand with the Black community.