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Men Without A Country: Mike Brown, Trayvon Martin, My Father And Me

The Daily Beast | Arthur Chu | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics

I can pretend to belong here better than Trayvon and Mike Brown were ever given the chance to. But however hard I try, however well they treat me, I k...

Ferguson Protesters Disrupt Meeting With Calls To Remove Prosecutor

Associated Press | ALAN SCHER ZAGIER | Posted 09.17.2014 | Politics

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — Protesters seeking the immediate arrest of the Ferguson police officer who fatally shot an unarmed 18-year-old loudly disrupted ...

Ferguson, Five Weeks Out and 800 Miles Away

Blair Forlaw | Posted 09.17.2014 | Impact
Blair Forlaw

There must be tens of thousands of people like me who spent years living and working in St. Louis, but now reside somewhere else. And, like me, many probably left a piece of their hearts in St. Louis. That's why we scan the national news frequently for the latest on our old home town. This was especially true during "Ferguson."

What We're Missing Through the Absence of Students Like Michael Brown

Jackie Jenkins-Scott | Posted 09.17.2014 | College
Jackie Jenkins-Scott

There are too many young people in this country who are not given the opportunity to rise to their full potential with a college education. What are institutions of higher education missing through the absence of students like Michael Brown?

Ryan J. Reilly

WATCH: Witnesses To Michael Brown Shooting Tell The Same Basic Story

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 09.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The people who saw Michael Brown die all tell a similar story. Several named witnesses have said that Brown was fleeing when Ferguson...

The Rise of Robocop

Jason Ritchie | Posted 09.16.2014 | Politics
Jason Ritchie

The civilian police force and the military have fundamentally different missions. The military exists to subdue foreign enemies, while the police force's mission is to serve and protect their neighbors. However, the lines between the two are becoming blurred.

Standing Together, We Too Can Prevail - Part One

Evgeniya Melnikova | Posted 09.16.2014 | Impact
Evgeniya Melnikova

There is no other place in the world, where basic human rights are so violated, as Palestine. For many people around the globe the problem has ended the moment two sides signed a peace agreement. Not for the Palestinians.

The Drug War and the Mass Incarceration It Caused: Where We Are and Where We Still Must Go (Part 5 of 5)

Renaldo Pearson | Posted 09.16.2014 | Politics
Renaldo Pearson

As we face the rugged terrain ahead, our marching orders must be the sobering words that speak presciently from the grave of the late Coretta Scott King: "Struggle is a never ending process. Freedom is never really won, you earn it and win it in every generation."

Large Racial Gap In Poll Of The Media's Ferguson Coverage

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 09.15.2014 | Media

A new poll found that residents of St. Louis County had starkly divergent views about the media's conduct in Ferguson depending on their race. The ...

The Drug War and the Mass Incarceration It Caused: Where We Are and Where We Still Must Go (Part 4 of 5)

Renaldo Pearson | Posted 09.15.2014 | Politics
Renaldo Pearson

As we witness the drug and criminal justice policies of the "greatest democracy in the world" lag behind those of an ever expanding list of other countries around the world, more and more are coming down on the right side of history.

#After Ferguson, 100% Voting and Race Conversations

Laura Barrett | Posted 09.15.2014 | Politics
Laura Barrett

Ever so tentatively, it feels like a new day is dawning here in the Show-Me state -- a day in which many residents are challenging their local and state police around basic law enforcement procedures.

Ferguson, Dr. King And The Non-Violent Uprising

Shane Claiborne | Posted 09.15.2014 | Religion
Shane Claiborne

We need to learn from Ferguson so that we will be prepared for the Fergusons of the future. We can prepare ourselves and our communities to respond to violence without letting it overtake us. We can fight evil without becoming evil. We can find the third way that is neither fight nor flight.

Do College Towns Really Need Tanks to Keep Them Safe?

Lev Raphael | Posted 09.13.2014 | Crime
Lev Raphael

The people of Davis, California don't think so, as The New York Times reports this week. Their police department is returning the Pentagon's gift of a "mine-resistant, ambush-protected" motorized tank (MRAP).

More Details About Video Capturing Witness Reaction To Michael Brown Shooting

AP | JIM SALTER | Posted 09.13.2014 | Politics

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Cellphone video that shows a witness raising his hands in the air immediately after the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a ...

How A Race Riot During Childhood Stayed With Me Forever

Melissa T. Shultz | Posted 09.13.2014 | Fifty
Melissa T. Shultz

My mother's parting words were about tear gas. 'If you're hit by some and can't breathe and your eyes begin to burn, cover your face with this cloth,' she said. It was 1968 and my family was living in Washington, D.C., where I was born.

MILBANK: Ferguson Tragedy Becoming A Farce

The Washington Post | Dana Milbank | Posted 09.12.2014 | Politics

What happened in Ferguson, Mo., last month was a tragedy. What’s on course to happen there next month will be a farce....

Yesterday's Black Voices Matter Today

Nathan Fulcher | Posted 09.12.2014 | Education
Nathan Fulcher

I'm white. Male. In my 30s. College Educated. From Iowa. I also teach African American Literature at a public high school in Los Angeles. Telling that to people I have just met usually gets a second look.

Ferguson and the Dilemma of Black Journalists

Sofiya Ballin | Posted 09.12.2014 | Black Voices
Sofiya Ballin

It seems there hasn't been this many black journalists on TV since Trayvon Martin and therein lies the problem. Diversity in the newsroom is not only a necessity but needs to be constant.

How The Notorious B.I.G. Turned Fear and Rage Into Genius

Timothy Cooper | Posted 09.15.2014 | Black Voices
Timothy Cooper

"Ready to Die" is a multifaceted masterpiece, but its driving force is Biggie's supplication for America to recognize a young black man wrought with the fear and rage of existing in a life rooted in continuing stagnation.

Blacks and Whites Aren't Having the Same Conversation on Race

Dale Hansen | Posted 09.12.2014 | Politics
Dale Hansen

On one side of this discussion are those who are holding up the shooting of Michael Brown as an example of the racial inequality in this country and in the justice system in particular. On the other side of this discussion are those who see racism as a hoax to be disproved.

Police Mistakes in Ferguson Involve Gender as Well as Race: The Forgotten Lessons of Los Angeles' Christopher Commission

Mary Anne Case | Posted 09.11.2014 | Politics
Mary Anne Case

We would do well to remember the lessons that the 1991 Christopher Commission drew from its investigation into the police practices that led to Rodney King's beating at the hands of the LAPD and the riots that followed.

The Drug War and the Mass Incarceration It Caused: Where We Are and Where We Still Must Go (Part 3 of 5)

Renaldo Pearson | Posted 09.11.2014 | Politics
Renaldo Pearson

This move could result in the release of thousands of low-level federal inmates caught up in the drug war. For a president who, hitherto, had the most conservative pardon record in recent history (e.g. in Obama's first term, he pardoned 1 in 50 applicants, while Ronald Reagan pardoned 1 in 3), such a shift is noteworthy.

Michael Brown Was No Angel -- Neither Was I

Randye Hoder | Posted 09.11.2014 | Politics
Randye Hoder

Being a teenager is a time when many people take foolish risks and act stupid. In the world I came from, that was OK. Because I was white and privileged, I had time and space to grapple with my problems and the chance to fulfill my promise. Michael Brown, black and male, never will.

The Feminist Agenda Does Not Exist, But the Code of Ethics for Journalist Does

Rev. Marie Siroky | Posted 09.11.2014 | Media
Rev. Marie Siroky

It is important because what happens in our world affects us all. One used to be able to trust networks and media -- and that is fading fast.

How To Fix An Out-Of Control Police State

The Atlantic | Posted 09.11.2014 | Politics

The power of the State—of government, in other words—is awesome. And nowhere is that power greater than when it controls life, death, and liberty....