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The Coming Interspiritual Age

Bernard Starr | Posted 02.11.2013 | Religion
Bernard Starr

Every spiritual group in which I have participated over the last 30 years has expressed a similar sentiment: that we are in the midst of a planetary shift in consciousness.

Django Unchained (*1/2)

Dwight Brown | Posted 02.11.2013 | Black Voices
Dwight Brown

This film will spark debate. Is it hideously demeaning? Does it trivialize slavery? Should Hollywood introduce one of America's most heinous, genocidal institutions to this generation as a 180-minute joke?

Pile of Skulls

Robert Koehler | Posted 02.05.2013 | Politics
Robert Koehler

The Global Terrorism Index indicates that terrorist incidents across the globe have increased pretty much every year since 9/11 and the onset of the "war on terror."

Reflections On Getting Shot

Michael Goldstein | Posted 02.04.2013 | Religion
Michael Goldstein

First I saw a flash of fire and felt as if I'd been punched in my lower pelvis. No pain, just impact. No sound, either, though people a block away heard a crack. Neighbors also heard Susan scream, which I didn't. But I did know what had happened, and I told Susan: "He shot me!"

Law and Order: Special Kenya Unit

Donatella Lorch | Posted 02.02.2013 | World
Donatella Lorch

My work and travels have taken me across large swaths of Kenya, from its densely populated agricultural heartland and crowded cities to the pastoralist semi-arid lands. My husband and I dream of retiring here. So why did the news of a murder leave me so troubled?

Jovan Belcher's Murder-Suicide Raises Questions of Traumatic Brain Injury in the NFL

Derek Flood | Posted 02.02.2013 | Sports
Derek Flood

As more details surface, we will hopefully be able to form a better understanding of what happened, but we should be hesitant to write this off as a case of "one bad apple," avoiding the larger conversation we need to have.

Women and War

Karen Sherman | Posted 01.30.2013 | Impact
Karen Sherman

Women are often the canary in the coal mine of modern warfare. In the DRC and across the globe, war and conflict disproportionately impact women.

Metamorphoses, Transformations And Other Terrors Of Impermanence

Michael Gilmour | Posted 01.29.2013 | Religion
Michael Gilmour

Stories involving metamorphoses of people into new states of existence are ancient and widely represented in literature and they remain surprisingly commonplace in popular culture.

13 Places More Violent Than Mexico

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 11.28.2012 | Latino Voices

Mexican President-elect Enrique Peña Nieto didn't come to Washington just to talk about drug war violence. On his first official visit to the Uni...

My Conversations With My Mom In Gaza

Hani Almadhoun | Posted 01.19.2013 | World
Hani Almadhoun

While Israel was waging its war on the civilians in Gaza, my mother Fatema was busy keeping her 30 grandchildren entertained. They have been losing power often -- more often than they are used to -- due to constant shelling and interference by the Israeli army.

Nothing But Senseless Violence

Molly Moynahan | Posted 01.16.2013 | Chicago
Molly Moynahan

The children I am teaching need to feel inspired and supported, not hypnotized by high budget movies that reduce human values to who can stay alive longer. Hollywood should offer a better vision for the future.

7 Ways to Stop Your Child from Becoming Violent

Lisa Firestone | Posted 01.12.2013 | Parents
Lisa Firestone

Seeing an image of a violent adult, it's hard to imagine the innocent baby he or she once was. Is there such thing as being born violent? Are there really "bad seeds" when it comes to human life?

Young People Campaign For Peace In East Oakland

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 01.12.2013 | San Francisco
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Photo Credit: URBAN PEACE MOVEMENT Peace Ambassador Olondis Walker, billboard on International Blvd and 57th Ave. By: Donisha Dansby “Stop the kil...

Kill the Drug War

Phil Harvey | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Phil Harvey

America has locked up more than two million of its people, a higher percent of the population than comparable figures for any other country. Nearly a quarter of these prisoners are in for non-violent drug crimes. Why?

Is Halloween Good or Bad for Civil Society?

Elizabeth Marquardt | Posted 12.30.2012 | Parents
Elizabeth Marquardt

Halloween is the only time of year that dozens and dozens of children knock on my door. The only time that I see or meet many of my neighbors.

'We Have Decided to Turn the Pain Into Power'

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 12.26.2012 | Crime
Marian Wright Edelman

The goal of equal rights, equal justice, and equal opportunity for every child in America may not have been realized yet, but it's still the goal we have to meet in order for America to finally live up to its promise. Let's all make sure that happens in Trayvon's case.

Reclaiming Halloween to Reclaim a City Block

Tiziana Dearing | Posted 12.26.2012 | Impact
Tiziana Dearing

Megan has received a grant from a neighborhood trust to revitalize her block for trick-or-treating. She and her neighbors are working together to create a long line of houses inviting and welcoming to kids, culminating in an outdoor showing of a classic scary movie.

Iraq Veteran Scott Olsen Revisits Occupy Oakland After Injury

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 12.25.2012 | San Francisco
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Photo Credit: JENNY BOLARIO/Youth Radio Scott olsen, 25-year-old Iraq veteran, visits Occupy Oakland one year after injury. By: Youth Radio Youth Ra...

Anniversary Of Occupy Oakland Raid, Protesters Return To Plaza

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 12.25.2012 | San Francisco
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Photo Credit: JENNY BOLARIO/Youth Radio Protesters gather in Frank Ogawa Plaza in downtown Oakland, Calif. in preparation of a a rally and march. By:...

Gangster Rap and the History of Violence

Tio Hardiman | Posted 12.25.2012 | Chicago
Tio Hardiman

There is a need to work on challenging the behaviors of young men and women by helping them understand that violence should be observed as unacceptable behavior.

Why Domestic Violence Occurs and How to Stop It

Lisa Firestone | Posted 12.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and with domestic violence on the rise, it is an important time to face this difficult issue.

Domestic Violence: A Month of Awareness but a Daily Occurrence

Debra Houry, MD, MPH | Posted 11.21.2014 | Crime
Debra Houry, MD, MPH

Although I am glad that October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, I've been an emergency room doctor for 17 years -- for me, every day is domestic violence awareness day.

Romney, the Single Mom and the AK-47

Rob Brooks | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics
Rob Brooks

Each candidate was asked what they would do to keep assault rifles off the streets. So profoundly does Romney believe in the changing of culture, that he pivoted directly to a beloved conservative talking point: single mothers.

True Educational Improvement

Dave Stieber | Posted 12.16.2012 | Chicago
Dave Stieber

How is it possible to truly have the same opportunities as students in other parts of the city, state, and country when you have to think about your own mortality EVERY day as you walk to and from school?

Impulsive Behavior At The Root Of Youth Gun Violence

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 12.11.2012 | Chicago
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Robyn Gee Chicago just hit its 400th murder of 2012, according to the New York Times. The University of Chicago Crime Lab reports that more black...