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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 05.04.2015 | 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 04.30.2015 | 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 04.30.2015 | Arts
Michael Carosone

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

Baltimore and the American Dream: A View From North Africa

Ahmed Charai | Posted 04.30.2015 | Politics
Ahmed Charai

As a Moroccan national who visits the U.S. often, I have grown attached to the American people, their country, and the values they aspire to live by. And so it pains me to hear of incidents of police brutality, which violate the rule-of-law principles America stands for, and it pains me further when looting and assaults on police mar legitimate protests with further criminality.

Sebastian Murdock

Thousands Of New York Protesters Rally In Solidarity For Baltimore's Freddie Gray

HuffingtonPost.com | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 04.29.2015 | Black Voices

NEW YORK -- A New York police officer was hurt and at least 100 people were arrested Wednesday as thousands of protestors gathered in support of F...

Why Baltimore Matters

Stephen Balkaran | Posted 04.29.2015 | Black Voices
Stephen Balkaran

The national debate that should be taking place is not what threat do African Americans pose to police and society but more so how we can correct a history of exclusion, oppression, legal and systematic racism against a community that remains loyal to a country that treated them as outsiders.

Baltimore Is About More Than a City in Maryland

Sarah Thebarge | Posted 04.29.2015 | Religion
Sarah Thebarge

There are reports on police officers' indifference about Freddie Gray, neglecting to buckle his seatbelt while he was in custody, and refusing to get him medical attention in a timely manner.

My Letter to Baltimore

Quentin Vennie | Posted 04.29.2015 | Impact
Quentin Vennie

I am your child. I am a product of your society. I was born on your soil and raised in your communities. I was educated by your system and taught by your adversities. I've walked your streets and stood on your corners. You are my home.

This Is That Time in America

Morris W. O'Kelly | Posted 04.29.2015 | Black Voices
Morris W. O'Kelly

This is that time in America where once again, we wish to be both tremendously ignorant while also "sincere" in our concern for Baltimore, foregoing the fuss and inconvenience of addressing the root issues.

NBA Player Will Barton Promotes Positive Solutions In Baltimore

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 04.29.2015 | Sports

What a cool thing to do.

Baltimore-A City of Neighborhoods

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 04.28.2015 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

There is no excuse for the senseless violence that has broken out in Baltimore. But there are underlying causes that have been left for fester and now explode. The people, officials and business leaders of Baltimore know it.