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These Muslim Sisters Are Fighting Islamophobia With Jiu-Jitsu

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 03.10.2017 | Women

Sisters Nancy and Yara Helmy moved to the U.S. from Egypt as young girls in 2000. Within a year, the Sept. 11 attacks took place and forever changed t...

Why Human Rights Are My Top Business Priority In 2017

Liesha Petrovich | Posted 02.20.2017 | Impact
Liesha Petrovich

I don’t believe in talking politics at my business. It can hurt our brand’s image and has the possibility of turning loyal customers into so-calle...

15-Year-Old Accused Of Killing Allegedly Abusive Father Won't Face Life Sentence

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 12.01.2016 | Black Voices

Bresha Meadows, a 15-year-old Ohio girl accused of killing her allegedly abusive father, no longer faces the prospect of life behind bars. On Thursda...

I Took My Mom's Advice and Punched a Bully in the Face

Quora | Posted 11.30.2016 | Parents

What controversial advice have people given to their children? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions...

Viral Videos Teach Muslim Women How To Deflect Hijab Grabbers

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 11.28.2016 | Religion

The election of Donald Trump left many Muslims around the country ― along with a host of other religious and ethnic minorities ― feeling fearful. ...

Jordan's First Self-Defense Academy For Women Wants To Fight Domestic Abuse

Women & Girls Hub | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 11.23.2016 | Home

The first self-defense academy for women in Jordan, SheFighter gives women and girls the confidence to stand up against harassment and domestic abuse ...

Teen Who Killed Allegedly Abusive Dad Will Spend Holidays In Jail Awaiting Trial

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 11.23.2016 | Black Voices

It was midsummer when 14-year-old Bresha Meadows picked up her father’s gun and allegedly shot him in the head, killing the man who she said brutall...

Bizarro World: Trump, Clowns and Self-Defense

Liesha Petrovich | Posted 10.18.2016 | Politics
Liesha Petrovich

Because I'm tired of living in Bizarro World where Presidential candidates brag about sexually assaulting women and crazy clowns follow people in the street. Where the inconceivable is now our reality. At this point, waiting for Superman to come and rescue us from 2016 doesn't seem that crazy to me.

National Support Builds For Teen Accused Of Killing Abusive Father

The Huffington Post | Adam Hamze | Posted 10.06.2016 | Black Voices

Bresha Meadows, the 15-year-old girl who killed her father in what she and her family says was self-defense, is still being held in an Ohio juvenile d...

Thousands Sign Petition To Free 15-Year-Old Girl Accused Of Killing Abusive Father

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 08.30.2016 | Black Voices

Over 6,000 people have signed a petition calling on Trumbull County prosecutors to drop charges against Bresha Meadows, a 15-year-old girl accused of ...

At The Shooting Range With Pro-Gun LGBT Group 'The Pink Pistols'

The Huffington Post | Madeline Diamond | Posted 11.21.2016 | Queer Voices

While LGBT rights organizations have spoken out in favor of stricter gun control laws in the wake of the Orlando shooting, there’s a contingent of L...

Malawi Girls Take Self Defense Classes To Combat Widespread Sexual Violence

Women & Girls Hub | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 07.29.2016 | Home

Sexual violence against girls and young women is a common and widely accepted part of life in Malawi. With its self-defense classes for schoolchildren...

See Worry As Self-Harassment And Fear As A Friend

Kare Anderson | Posted 07.05.2016 | Impact
Kare Anderson

"Whenever you've felt profound fear, it was usually linked to the presence of danger, imminent pain or death, said security firm founder and author of...

The Right to Bear Harm

Samuel C. Spitale | Posted 06.21.2016 | Crime
Samuel C. Spitale

In 1999 sociologist Barry Glassner published his national bestseller, The Culture of Fear, about the hidden forces that manipulate us in the name of p...

A Fighting Chance - Filipina Women Fighting Sexual Assault

Kuro Tawil | Posted 06.09.2016 | Impact
Kuro Tawil

Girls with their Kuros! pepper spray cans - Photo by Danny Pata When I started Kuros! three years ago, we had one goal: get pepper spray into the han...

The State of the Gun Union -- Concealed Carry in the US

Eric Korn | Posted 05.20.2016 | Politics
Eric Korn

A recent ruling by a federal judge that struck down certain provisions of Washington D.C.'s concealed carry law as "likely unconstitutional" in the case of Grace v. District of Columbia has spurred on a needed conversation on the topic of firearms rights for the private citizen.

Part III, Questions Unanswered

Justin Curmi | Posted 05.02.2016 | Politics
Justin Curmi

The last paper I have written, Revision of the Bill of Rights, part III, has garner interesting opinions and perspectives on the matter. Yet, I think ...

Guns Are Rarely Used in Self-Defense

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 04.26.2016 | Politics
Josh Sugarmann

The fact is that the use of guns in self-defense in America bears little resemblance to the false claims made by the NRA and its gun industry partners. Perhaps most striking is that in a nation of more than 300 million guns, how rarely firearms are used in self-defense.

Armed Crime Deterrence in Metropolitan America: Making the Patchwork More Transparent

Dennis Santiago | Posted 04.22.2016 | Crime
Dennis Santiago

I've grown tired of positional arguments about guns. I understand the emotional passions that surround them, but I do not agree that satisfying those emotions has much bearing or merit on what's right for making sound public policy when it comes to how firearms figure into managing public safety and crime deterrence in the United States.

Woman Accused Of Murdering Her Abusive Ex Found Not Guilty

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 04.01.2016 | Black Voices

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Twelve jurors found Cherelle Baldwin not guilty of murder on Thursday in the death of her ex-boyfriend, Jeffrey Brown. Baldwin ...

Jury Begins Deliberations In Trial Of Woman Accused Of Killing Her Alleged Abuser

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 03.29.2016 | Black Voices

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A jury has begun deliberations in the trial of Cherelle Baldwin, a young woman accused of killing her allegedly abusive ex-boyfr...

Woman On Trial In Ex-Boyfriend's Murder Testifies He Was 'Controlling, Abusive'

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 03.22.2016 | Black Voices

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Cherelle Baldwin held back tears Tuesday as she told a jury how her ex-boyfriend Jeffrey Brown whipped her with his belt and the...

This Woman Is On Trial For Killing A Man She Says Tried To Kill Her

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 03.21.2016 | Black Voices

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — As she awaited her day in court, held on $1 million bail, Cherelle Baldwin missed milestones. Her son’s second birthday, then ...

The 4 Self-Defense Moves Everybody Should Know

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 03.14.2016 | Healthy Living

When it comes to protecting yourself, you can never play it too safe. Whether you live on a college campus, city street or suburban roundabout, it's ...

You Can Never Be Too Safe: 7 Tips to Protect Yourself

Carol Morgan | Posted 01.27.2017 | Women
Carol Morgan

It's never too late to think about arming yourself with some ways to protect yourself. Here are seven things you should think about to ensure your safety.