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CNN's Van Jones On Donald Trump: 'You Can't Polish This Turd'

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 10.20.2016 | Media

CNN contributor Van Jones did not hold back when criticizing Republican candidate Donald Trump refusing to say he would accept the outcome of the pres...

Harry Belafonte Taps Influencers For Powerful Police Brutality PSA

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 10.14.2016 | Black Voices

Harry Belafonte is continuing his pursuit for civil rights in America by addressing police brutality in a new short film titled, “Against The Wall....

Van Jones Reminds Trump There's No Credit 'For Most Improved Bigot'

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 09.27.2016 | Media

CNN commentator Van Jones said Donald Trump shouldn’t get credit for being the “most improved bigot.” In pre-debate comments, Jones took except...

Van Jones Schools Us All

Gregory Mengel | Posted 07.22.2016 | Politics
Gregory Mengel

What he did was really quite simple. He spoke from his heart. He refused to be drawn into a tediously familiar ideological back and forth.

Reflections on Politicon 2016

Michael A. Moodian | Posted 07.05.2016 | Politics
Michael A. Moodian

Politicon took place June 25 and 26 at the Pasadena (Calif.) Convention Center. What is Politicon, you ask? Vanity Fair described it best as "a Comic-Con style event for political aficionados," while the Huffington Post called it "the Coachella of politics."

Beck Headlines As The Coachella Of Politics Politicon Comes to Pasadena

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.31.2016 | Politics
Charles Karel Bouley

Two weeks ago, when I interviewed Politicon, The Unconventional Political Convention founder Simon Sidi things were different: mainly, Trump had not s...

More than a moral imperative: Giving to get power and influence a righteous act of self-help

Halima Leak Francis | Posted 04.28.2016 | Impact
Halima Leak Francis

Devastated fans mourning Prince's passing were surprised and delighted to learn of his history of charitable giving as his friend Van Jones shared d...

Prince Told Us We Would Never Understand

Omo Misha | Posted 04.26.2016 | Entertainment
Omo Misha

We can all remember that moment when Prince burst into our lives. It was the moment everything we thought we knew about music, musicianship, and who and what we could love changed.

Why Is Rick Snyder Governor? Some Dems Stayed Home on Election Day

Robert Naiman | Posted 03.07.2016 | Politics
Robert Naiman

Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton agreed that to accept his responsibility for the poisoned water crisis in Flint, Michigan's Republican governor, Rick Snyder should resign. But how did an unaccountable bozo like him get to be governor of Michigan in the first place?

Redemption in an American Prison

Jules Horowitz | Posted 03.07.2016 | Books
Jules Horowitz

Who is worthy of redemption? Do criminals deserve a second chance? What about murderers?

Trump Supporter's Lies About the KKK Reflect Standard GOP Talking Points

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 03.07.2016 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

Let's talk about the past, and let's talk about the present. Let's talk about racist terrorism, the Ku Klux Klan, and segregation. Let's talk about progressives and right wingers, and the Democratic and Republican parties.

A Donald Trump Fanboy Tried To Whitesplain The KKK To Van Jones, And Things Got Heated

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 03.02.2016 | Politics

A professional Donald Trump supporter got into a heated debate with former White House adviser Van Jones on Tuesday, after trying to deflect criticism...

What Was the Path to 9/11?

Arnold Steinberg | Posted 02.16.2016 | Politics
Arnold Steinberg

Donald Trump could destroy his base Time for Trump to talk about 9/11, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama President Barack Obama held a news conference b...

Donald Trump Attacks George W. Bush, Jeb Bush, et. al.

Arnold Steinberg | Posted 02.15.2016 | Politics
Arnold Steinberg

There Is A Method To His Madness... We'll see if the Cruz strategy works. Antonin Scalia died on Saturday. Donald Trump went into full attack mode ...

Socialism, American Style

Steve Skrovan | Posted 01.28.2016 | Politics
Steve Skrovan

The next time an American voter asks Bernie Sanders what he means by "socialism," this is what I would whisper in his ear...

Van Jones Slams Donald Trump For 'Deliberately Stoking Fear' About Muslims

The Huffington Post | Judah Robinson | Posted 11.25.2015 | Media

CNN commentator Van Jones blasted Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Monday for asserting he saw a video of "thousands and thousands" o...

The Situation Room, With Wolf Blitzer

Arnold Steinberg | Posted 10.17.2016 | Media
Arnold Steinberg

This is Wolf Blitzer in the Situation Room. And we have BREAKING NEWS. Three more Republican congressmen have said the Benghazi investigation is a sham created just to bring down Hillary Clinton. Live with reaction is Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee.

We Need a Clean Power (for Everyone) Plan

Jacob Sandry | Posted 08.10.2016 | Green
Jacob Sandry

Working on climate change and clean energy involves constantly imagining a cleaner, more sustainable future. We are driven by the narrative, the narrative of existential necessity, of low-carbon energy overtaking the fossil fuel industry. Ultimately to help people.

Congress May Actually Do Something On Criminal Justice Reform

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 07.23.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Criminal justice reform seems to be the bipartisan issue of the day. Across the political spectrum, from the Koch brothers to President ...

Gabriel Arana

Glenn Beck's Site Praises Liberal Commentator For Charleston Remarks | Gabriel Arana | Posted 06.23.2015 | Media

In the face of national tragedy, partisan news outlets often sow discord with predictable cynicism -- getting your viewers riled up is good for rating...

The Apology Letter (a Letter to the Man I Murdered)

Shaka Senghor | Posted 05.12.2016 | Impact
Shaka Senghor

Every time I thought back to that fateful night, I found myself asking the question, "Why didn't I just walk away?"

Returning to Prison, But This Time To Help

Shaka Senghor | Posted 06.07.2015 | Impact
Shaka Senghor

When I walked inside the prison, everything about serving time came rushing back to me. The sound of gates crashing closed, officers barking orders and the painful laughter and jokes of incarcerated men, all reminded me of the years I spent inside. It reminded me of my darkest days, and how deeply I desired to have a second chance to prove that I could be an asset to society. It reminded me of the lonely days pacing my cell, dreaming of the day I could work a regular job, be a father and enjoy the small creature comforts that we so often take for granted.

The One Thing Republicans And Democrats Are Working Together To Achieve

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 04.02.2015 | Politics

Last week former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, conservative activist Pat Nolan, and authors Van Jones and Donna Brazile hosted the Bipartisan Su...

Racism Is Ruining My Marriage

Jonathan Walton | Posted 05.17.2015 | Religion
Jonathan Walton

I told my wife to leave me alone because I was told men like me are not worthy of love and that something is wrong with the women who do. They are less-than by association. I am afraid for my marriage because music and movies tells me if my dad was unfaithful, I will be too.

REACH: 40 Black Men Speak on Living, Leading and Succeeding; A Different Narrative for Black Men In America

Michele Hunt | Posted 04.20.2015 | Impact
Michele Hunt

This book shines a light on impactful, positive stories of successful Black men who dared to dream big, and made their dreams come true against tremendous obstacles.