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On the Cusp of an 'African American Spring'

John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D. | Posted 05.01.2016 | Black Voices
John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D.

Some African Americans have argued with me that comparing the riots to the Arab Spring gives too much credence to the miscreant behavior of some black youths. But that's the problem. Inured to black suffering, we all have a double standard for African Americans.

WATCH: 7-year-old Violinist Hopes To Bring Peace Through Music

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 12.07.2014 | Black Voices

Meet Leah Flynn, a pint-sized violin prodigy with a heart of gold. At just 7-years-old, Leah has become an extraordinary violinist whose recorded ...

Ryan J. Reilly

Outside Chiefs Called To Help Ferguson Police 'Make Better Decisions' | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 08.29.2014 | Politics

FERGUSON, Mo. -- The head of the Justice Department's Community Oriented Policing Services is planning to return to St. Louis in the next few weeks wi...

David Lohr

Pregnant Mom Allegedly Leads Police To 2-Year-Old Daughter's Grave | David Lohr | Posted 02.18.2014 | Crime

Authorities in Florida have arrested a pregnant woman who they say led them to the body of her 2-year-old child in a shallow grave. It's the woman’s...

From Sanford to Jerusalem: Reverse the Hatred and Heal the World

Karen Berg | Posted 09.25.2013 | Impact
Karen Berg

With all negativity in this world, if we can take different point of view, we will realize that there is actually a lot that we can and need to do if we want to make this world a better place to live in.

Second Chances for Everyone!

Steve Young | Posted 09.21.2013 | Comedy
Steve Young

Whether they've transgressed with prostitutes, mistresses or tweets, this testosterone-driven trio has realized that we are a forgiving lot. Makes one wonder why so many of history's lowlifes didn't attempt to jump on the apologize-and-give-me-a-second chance bandwagon.

Next Steps for Sanford, Fla.

Richard C. Harwood | Posted 09.17.2013 | Impact
Richard C. Harwood

Many Sanford residents are frustrated, angry and deeply saddened over the verdict, and these emotions are connected to long-festering issues in the community. Such feelings cannot be swept aside. There must be room for people to express their views and for others to hear and feel them.

Sanford and Its Sons: From Jackie Robinson to Trayvon Martin

Peter Dreier | Posted 09.13.2013 | Politics
Peter Dreier

I don't know if any of the reporters covering George Zimmerman's trial saw the film 42, but if they had they would have learned something about the racist history of Sanford, Florida.

A Poem in Memory of Trayvon Martin: 'Anyone's Son'

Tara Skurtu | Posted 09.12.2013 | Black Voices
Tara Skurtu

This poem wants to stand its ground, silence force with simple words, pray you alive, anyone's son -- tall boy, eye-smile, walk on home.

Parents Lead the Way in Maine

Nicholas Donohue | Posted 06.07.2013 | Impact
Nicholas Donohue

Most parents spend their week nights in a flurry of activity - pick-ups, dinner, homework and bedtime rituals leave little time for anything else. H...

15 People We'd Rather Elect Than Mark Sanford

Posted 05.08.2013 | Comedy

There is no shortage of people named either "Mark" or "Sanford" who we'd rather see hold public office than congressman-elect Mark Sanford, the philan...

Dems Twist Knife In Sanford After GOP Bows Out

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 04.19.2013 | Politics

One day after the National Republican Campaign Committee announced it would not financially back former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford's (R) bid for...

Mark Sanford Dropped By Fellow Republicans

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 04.18.2013 | Politics

The National Republican Congressional Committee announced Wednesday that it was no longer financially backing former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford ...

'Underdog' Trying To Take On Sanford

Reuters | Posted 05.28.2013 | Politics

By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON, S.C., March 28 (Reuters) - A former U.S. Marine seeking a congressional seat said he would rather talk a...

Town Board to Residents: Shut Up About That Darn Fracking Thing, Willya?

OnEarth | Posted 04.15.2013 | Green

By Scott Dodd, OnEarth During my 12-year career as a newspaper reporter, I spent thousands of hours sitting through city council meetings, zoning boa...

NRA Becomes Toxic When Exposed to Light

Daniel Gross | Posted 06.23.2012 | Politics
Daniel Gross

When exposed to the light, the NRA's agenda becomes toxic. And Americans want nothing to do with those who conspire to bring about the gun lobby's dangerous "guns everywhere" vision they saw played out that February night in Sanford, Florida.

Alicia Ciccone

Sanford Small Businesses Hoping For A Return To Normal | Alicia Ciccone | Posted 04.17.2012 | Small Business

Nearly two months ago, tragedy struck the central Florida community of Sanford. The shooting of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed teen, by community watch me...

In Defense of Neighborhood Watch

Norm Stamper | Posted 07.25.2013 | Crime
Norm Stamper

You want greater police accountability? Get involved. Push for citizen involvement in every aspect of police policies and practices, from civilian oversight to crime fighting.

For Trayvon Martin, Justice Finally Shows Up

John W. Boyd Jr. | Posted 06.12.2012 | Black Voices
John W. Boyd Jr.

For those in the black community it was a story heard far too many times. The Trayvon Martin case re-opened old wounds. What have we learned is very clear, that the need for racial healing is still greatly needed.

George Zimmerman 2.0

Andy Ostroy | Posted 06.11.2012 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

George Zimmerman has created a website ostensibly to "thank" his supporters and to raise funds for his living and legal expenses. It's never a good sign when your attorneys quit and you start pleading your case in the court of Sean Hannity and Fox News.

WATCH: Fox Station Calls Neo-Nazi Group 'Civil Rights' Group

Posted 06.10.2012 | Media

A local Florida Fox affiliate was forced to backtrack on Monday after airing a report calling a neo-Nazi group a "civil rights group." A group call...

Justice for George Zimmerman

Wyatt Troia | Posted 06.05.2012 | College
Wyatt Troia

Forgotten in the rush to punish George Zimmerman are the components of true justice: a presumption of innocence, dispassionate evaluation of the evidence, due process and color-blindness.

Trayvon Martin Should Open Our Eyes: White Privilege and Racial Profiling

Waymon Hudson | Posted 06.04.2012 | Politics
Waymon Hudson

You see, I have a black son. And yet -- I still don't know what it's like to be a person of color in America. It's never easy to talk about the ugly side of our society. Shining an uncomfortable light on things like racism make us see the faults in ourselves.

Lawyer Raises Questions About Role Of Zimmerman's Ex-Judge Father

The Huffington Post | Gene Demby | Posted 08.13.2012 | Black Voices

An attorney for Trayvon Martin's family expressed concern over the role Robert Zimmerman, the father of the man who shot and killed Martin, may have p...

What Happened Before The Trayvon Story Went National?

Reuters | Posted 06.03.2012 | Black Voices

By Daniel Trotta SANFORD, Fla., April 3 (Reuters) - Tracy Martin had been looking for his son Trayvon since the night before. He went ...