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The 10 Most Notorious Criminals In American History

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 08.26.2015 | Crime

Violence and crime stain the pages of U.S. history, and sadly, they're all but certain to be part of our future. Still, the criminal mind fascinate...

Should the U.S. Attack Syria?

Steve McSwain | Posted 11.07.2013 | Religion
Steve McSwain

Does violence ever end violence? Do we ever learn anything from it, except how to be more violent? The wisdom teachers throughout history have reminded us time and time again...

Mentors Matter

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 11.06.2013 | Impact
Marian Wright Edelman

Far too many young Black boys are only hearing the first part of the message - -"You can't do it." We need supports in place to show them that they can choose a different path.

Russia's Ban on the Spread of 'Nontraditional Sexual Relations'

Lisa Chau | Posted 11.05.2013 | Home
Lisa Chau

It's a clear sign Putin is doing everything within his power to prevent a massive social controversy from occurring. In the end, it will be a surprise if all the political maneuvering and rhetoric has any effect on the Olympics.

'That's a Man!'

Dr. Joe Wenke | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Dr. Joe Wenke

We must face the fact that in the year 2013, despite or maybe in part because of the progress that we have seen in marriage equality and LGBTQ rights, it is dangerous for a gay or transgender person to walk down the street in any city or town in the United States of America.

Does the Holy Spirit Inspire Violence? Obama, Syria and the Days Ahead

Jack Levison | Posted 11.03.2013 | Religion
Jack Levison

Does the Spirit inspire violence? Well, yes, but only in a single set of circumstances: when the restoration of solidarity for oppressed peoples requires violence.

Prayer for a Nonviolent Life

John Dear | Posted 10.31.2013 | Religion
John Dear

Help me to be nonviolent to myself. Give me the grace to let go of violence, to love and accept myself, to treat myself nonviolently, to cultivate inner peace, and to dwell in your peace.

Why I Support Government Policies and Regulations that Protect Children from Violent Entertainment

Diane Levin | Posted 10.22.2013 | Impact
Diane Levin

The passage of the recent proposal to ban children under age 18 from attending live cage fighting and mixed martial arts events in Boston would contribute to the wellbeing of children, Boston and beyond.

An Assault on a Movement: The Killing of Eric Lembembe

Damian Ugwu | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Damian Ugwu

One or two said they would 'tone down' their activism or operate from home instead of in public places where they might be associated with the LGBTI movement. Others were fearful that they could be next.

Clinging to Mass Violence

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 10.21.2013 | Home
Lawrence Wittner

Is the human race determined to snuff itself out through mass violence? There are many signs that it is.

WATCH: Gun Violence Victim Shares His Story

HuffPost Live | Posted 08.20.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Writer Terrill Davis was helping a neighbor when he was shot four times near his Texas home at the end of January. He shared his story during a HuffPo...

Infused With Faith: Ritual and Conflict

Wray Herbert | Posted 10.14.2013 | Science
Wray Herbert

Are religion and religious values really tangential to this enduring conflict? New evidence is raising questions about this basic assumption, and suggesting that certain aspects of religion may indeed fuel these violent clashes.

Newtown, Hartford and Across America: Searching for Heroes in The Sweetest Land

Miranda Pacchiana | Posted 10.05.2013 | Impact
Miranda Pacchiana

I would not presume to think that I can understand the experience of urban residents whose cities are under siege from chronic gun violence. But I do ...

WATCH: Sex Trafficking Victim Shares Her Story

HuffPost Live | Posted 08.05.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Sex trafficking is often thought of as a third world problem, something that happens outside the United States. The ugly truth is that it's a multi-bi...

Pacification Police in Rio and Women's Empowerment in Mexico: How to Reduce Slum Violence

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 10.01.2013 | Home
Josephine d'Allant

Efforts to improve security are taking place across the Global South, including the pacification of Rio de Janeiro's favelas, the reconciliation of street brawlers in Jakarta and the combating of violence against women in Mexico City and Mumbai.

Our Foraging Ancestors Were Not Particularly War-like

Rob Brooks | Posted 10.01.2013 | Science
Rob Brooks

Few subjects more predictably animate furious disagreement and cross-purposes discussion than the origins of human warfare. Are people "naturally" belligerent? And what does that even mean? The question taps a deep old well of ideological intuition.

Demon Rum: Alcohol May Release Aggression in Religious Individuals

David Briggs | Posted 09.29.2013 | Religion
David Briggs

Mixing religion and alcohol may be dangerous to other people's health. A new study revealed that religious folks who were not under the influence were the most likely to turn the other cheek, while religious individuals who were intoxicated were the most likely to display aggression.

I Want Jeremy Yoder's Money

Baba Brinkman | Posted 09.24.2013 | Science
Baba Brinkman

In a recent blog post, University of Minnesota biology post-doc Jeremy Yoder takes a hatchet to my campaign to promote "Don't Sleep With Mean People" as the new Golden Rule of sex. He dismisses the concept as "inane pseudo-scientific claptrap."

Young People Use Tech to End Violence Against Women in Nepal

Ravi Kumar | Posted 09.17.2013 | Impact
Ravi Kumar

There were thunderstorms. There was a strike. And there was the hackathon to end violence against women -- all happening on the same day in Kathmandu, Nepal.

'I Took Knives To School And Threw Them At Everybody'

Posted 07.17.2013 | Entertainment

"Only God Forgives," Ryan Gosling's latest film, has been called "cartoonishly dark," "gruesomely grotesque," and "ultra-violent." Gosling opened u...

Callous Indifference to Young, Black Men

David Dagan | Posted 09.16.2013 | Politics
David Dagan

Cross-posted at Ten Miles Square. As debate rages over the verdict in the Trayvon Martin case, it is important to remember that the initial outcry wa...

Attack on Trayvon Martin Is an Attack on America

Leslie K. Stein | Posted 09.14.2013 | Crime
Leslie K. Stein

Voter suppression and "stand your ground" are attacks on America's 99 percent. Sound crazy? They are attacks on reasonableness. Voter suppression a...

Electoral Violence in Mexico: It's the Institutions, Stupid

Michael Busch | Posted 09.14.2013 | Home
Michael Busch

None of this is to suggest that violence ought to be seen as an acceptable feature of Mexico's political economy. Far from it. Increasing security for vulnerable populations should be a matter of the highest priority for policymakers and analysts alike.

The Killing of Trayvon Martin -- A World of Co-Conspirators

Larry Strauss | Posted 09.11.2013 | Black Voices
Larry Strauss

Whatever the verdict and however any of us feel about it, this incident is a symptom of a sickness of which we are all a part.

What America Can Learn From The Purge

Robert Hoggard | Posted 09.10.2013 | Black Voices
Robert Hoggard

You don't get rid of hate by violence but, a true purge should manifest in our actions towards those who are less fortunate than us.