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California Protesters Demonstrate For The Fourth Night In A Row

AP | KRISTIN J. BENDER | Posted 12.11.2014 | Black Voices

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) -- Hundreds of protesters angered at the killing of unarmed black men by white police officers marched through downtown Berkeley...

Analyzing Ferguson

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 12.07.2014 | Politics
William B. Bradshaw

It is unimportant whether we agree with the decision of the grand jury or the juries of future trials and the actions of special investigations. The United States is a nation of laws, and the grand jury has spoken for now. We need to move forward in a peaceful, thoughtful and lawful manner.

Exclusive Photos Of Two Men's 540-Mile Journey From Atlanta To Ferguson

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 12.01.2014 | Black Voices

In response to the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, by police officer Darren Wilson, people across the country have partic...

LOOK: Workers And Students Leave Jobs And Classes To Participate In Walkout For Ferguson

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 12.02.2014 | Black Voices

At 12:01 p.m. EST on Monday, scores of demonstrators walked out of their schools, homes and office buildings to participate in a nationwide demons...

Photo Of Young Boy Hugging Officer Goes Viral And Becomes 'Icon Of Hope'

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 12.01.2014 | Black Voices

As photos around the web show images of nationwide protests in reaction to the events in Ferguson, Missouri, one particular image has received widespr...

LOOK: Powerful Photos Show The Evolution Of Michael Brown's Vigil

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 11.30.2014 | Black Voices

The death of Michael Brown on Aug. 9th in Ferguson, Missouri immediately prompted a reaction from the community which evolved into a series of protest...

Protesters Shut Down Oakland Train Station

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 11.28.2014 | Black Voices

As people nationwide actively boycott big businesses on Black Friday, a group of protesters in California forced a temporary shutdown of a BART train ...

Michael Brown's Legacy Continues To Evolve

AP | DAVID CRARY | Posted 11.29.2014 | Black Voices

NEW YORK (AP) -- For some Americans on opposite sides of a national debate, Michael Brown has become a symbol, epitomizing their polarized views on wh...

#BlackoutBlackFriday: A National Call To Boycott Black Friday

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 12.09.2014 | Black Voices

Protests in Ferguson, Missouri, have spread nationwide in the past few days, and activists are continuing to speak out against injustice as they plan ...

Volunteers In Ferguson Help Ward Off Looters

Reuters | Emily Flitter | Posted 11.27.2014 | Black Voices

FERGUSON, MO., Nov 26 (Reuters) - Since looting first erupted following the August police shooting of black teenager Michael Brown, nearly all the bus...

Al Sharpton Reacts To Ferguson Grand Jury Decision

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 11.25.2014 | Black Voices

Rev. Al Sharpton addressed the public Monday evening and spoke out against a grand jury's decision to not indict police officer Darren Wilson in the k...

Darren Wilson's Statement Fails To Mention Michael Brown

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 11.24.2014 | Black Voices

A St. Louis County grand jury decided on Monday not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed...

Lilly Workneh

These 2 Men Ran 540 Miles From Atlanta To Ferguson In Memory Of Michael Brown

HuffingtonPost.com | Lilly Workneh | Posted 11.28.2014 | Black Voices

The expected travel time from Atlanta, Georgia, to Ferguson, Missouri, is about eight hours by car or 90 minutes by plane -- but for Atlanta residents...

Grand Jury Expected To Resume Ferguson Deliberations

Reuters | By Daniel Wallis and Ellen Wulfhorst | Posted 11.24.2014 | Black Voices

FERGUSON, Mo., Nov 24 (Reuters) - A St. Louis-area grand jury was expected on Monday to resume deliberations over whether to bring charges against a w...

Police Agree To Some, But Not All, Protester Expectations

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 11.22.2014 | Black Voices

With a grand jury decision imminent in the case of Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson, law enforcement officials in St. Louis said Friday...

Here Are The Key Figures In The Ferguson Shooting

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 11.21.2014 | Black Voices

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A look at some of the key figures in the case of Michael Brown, the black 18-year-old who was fatally shot by a white police of...

The American Public's Attitudes Toward Protest Movements

Paul Herrnson | Posted 10.23.2014 | Politics
Paul Herrnson

Groups across the political spectrum have used rallies, marches, and picket lines to bring their agendas to the attention of the media, government and fellow citizens. But public attitudes about this form of political engagement have historically been mixed at best.

A Relevant Requiem in St. Louis

Jesse Rosen | Posted 10.22.2014 | Arts
Jesse Rosen

On Monday night, demonstrators protested the Metropolitan Opera for performing John Adams' "The Death of Klinghoffer." Three weeks ago a very different kind of demonstration was held in Powell Symphony Hall.

On National Day of Maize in Mexico, Protecting the Sacred Plant

Beverly Bell | Posted 11.30.2014 | World
Beverly Bell

Adelita San Vicente Tello speaking at local celebration of Mexico's first National Holiday of Native and Creole Seeds. Photo courtesy of Adelita San ...

The Violence of Demanding Peaceful Protest: The Missteps of Clergy in Ferguson

Rev. Jeff Hood | Posted 10.24.2014 | Religion
Rev. Jeff Hood

The false promise that "peace will get what you want" is absurd. Sometimes you have to shut things down in order to bring about justice. The work that I do is to ensure that acts of civil disobedience remain nonviolent, not that they remain nonexistent.

Immigration Activists Arrested At White House Protest

The Huffington Post | Ibrahim Balkhy | Posted 07.31.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Thursday, dozens of activists were arrested in front of the White House while protesting the continued deportations of undocumented i...

Which Churches Are the Most Activist of All? New Study Findings May Surprise You

David Briggs | Posted 08.17.2014 | Religion
David Briggs

The nation's largest religious body is also by far the most likely to have its congregations take to the streets in public demonstrations or lobby the halls of power on moral issues, a new study finds.

Colombia's Peace Talks with FARC: A Political Conspiracy?

Stephanie Rudat | Posted 08.12.2014 | World
Stephanie Rudat

The future of Colombia had never been so dark and uncertain. Two years ago, President Juan Manuel Santos embarked the country into a negotiation process with the terrorist organization FARC in Habana, Cuba.

Catholic Demon-Making

Mathew N. Schmalz | Posted 07.13.2014 | Religion
Mathew N. Schmalz

As a Catholic myself, I do think that something potentially very dangerous is going on. And the devil is in the details. As much as exorcism might be about casting out demons, it's really about bringing back the priest.

Immigration Gets Uglier for Obama by the Day

Ryan Campbell | Posted 06.11.2014 | Latino Voices
Ryan Campbell

Realizing that nothing can pass this House of Representatives, organizers asked Obama for help, and felt betrayed after they received a no from the "Deporter in Chief."