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The Best Images In Street Art This Year (VIDEO)

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 12.18.2014 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

Here it is! Our 2014 wrap up featuring favorite images of the year by Brooklyn Street Art's Jaime Rojo. Before our video roundup below here i...

The Second Civil Rights Movement

Michael Yaki | Posted 12.03.2014 | Politics
Michael Yaki

A Second Civil Rights Movement can bring together millions of Americans in unison to protest the inequities that not only divide our society, but are creating deeper, possibly insurmountable rifts in our national fabric.

What Collateral Damage Could the Cosby Quagmire Inflict on the African-American Community?

Chandra Thomas Whitfield | Posted 12.02.2014 | Black Voices
Chandra Thomas Whitfield

While many of us have celebrated and enjoyed Cosby's talents, he is one man who in no way represents an entire race of people. We all must do our part to ensure that no matter how this situation ultimately unfolds, that it does not end up casting an unwarranted negative shadow on an entire community.

'Stand Up for What You Care About': The Ajyal Youth Film Festival in Doha

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 11.28.2014 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

This year the Ajyal Youth Film Festival, in its second edition, is going to be phenomenal, mark my words. The six-day event will kick off with the world premiere of Amber Fares' Speed Sisters, a documentary featuring the stories of Marah, Mona, Betty, Noor and Maysoon -- the first all-woman rally-racing team in the Middle East.

A Time for Prayer, Thanksgiving, Discernment and Strategic Nonviolent Action

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 11.27.2014 | Religion
Marian Wright Edelman

Through daily moral consciousness we must all counter the proliferating voices of racial and ethnic and religious division that are regaining too much respectability over the land.

J.R. Smith Draws A Foul By Hitting Defender In The Groin

The Huffington Post | Michael Klopman | Posted 11.05.2014 | Sports

New York Knicks guard J.R. Smith may have fooled the ref with a low blow on Tuesday night. But the Washington Wizards apparently don't think the NBA w...

Award-Winning Novel 'The Book Of Negroes' Adapted Into Miniseries For BET Debut

Posted 11.03.2014 | Black Voices

Lawrence Hill’s 2007 award-winning novel “The Book Of Negroes” will make its small screen debut on BET in February as six-part miniseries, accor...

Robert Downey, Jr.'s Anxiety of Influence in The Judge

Regina Weinreich | Posted 12.13.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

As any Freudian will tell you, father-and-son relationships are mythically fraught. In Robert Downey, Jr.'s new movie, The Judge, he's a killer New Yo...

14 Reasons Why Captain America: The Winter Soldier Is the Best Pop Movie of the Year

William Bradley | Posted 09.27.2014 | Entertainment
William Bradley

The release of Captain America: The Winter Soldier this month on disc and download reminds of what a terrific film it is. With some competition from its delightful Marvel Studios sibling, Guardians of the Galaxy, it's the best pop movie of the year.

What Now? Sad Songs, Standards and Sweet Sixteens

Michael Sigman | Posted 11.24.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

Sam Cooke's lament -- "Another Saturday night and I ain't got nobody" -- summed up my social situation after, for reasons known only to my unconscious. I'd blown the Sweet 16 by ignoring my friendly good-looking date in favor of a sarcastic snob at the next table.

'Game Of Thrones' Fan With Spear To Intruder: Valour Morghulis

HuffPost | Buck Wolf | Posted 09.21.2014 | Weird News

"Valour Morghulis," they say on "Game of Thrones," and to the uninitiated that means, "All men must die." That's a little lesson a bloodied Thomas ...

Bringing Wine Country Living to South Carolina's Lowcountry

Mary Orlin | Posted 09.19.2014 | HuffPost Home
Mary Orlin

I grew up spending two weeks each summer going to Hilton Head Island in South Carolina with my family.  The Lowcountry is a special place for me.  T...

Was There Really a Need For 'Dolphin Tale 2'?

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 11.13.2014 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

Now we have a sequel to the popular film Dolphin Tale. The question is why?

WATCH: What Is China's Leader Thinking?

The WorldPost | Nathan Gardels | Posted 09.12.2014 | World

Can the West work with China's President Xi Jinping to fight climate change and improve global prosperity? Or, is China destined to clash with the Wes...

WATCH LIVE: Paulson And Rudd On Asia And The World Order

Asia Society | Posted 09.11.2014 | World

From Asia Society: The rise of China is profoundly altering the international system. In just three short decades, China has moved from an economi...

Breaking Bad, Sherlock, and Television's Golden Age of Anti-Heroes

William Bradley | Posted 09.03.2014 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Whether all these figures are anti-heroes, or in some cases something else entirely, is an interesting question. As is the question of why anti-heroes are so important in quality television. Short form answer is that they match the times. It's a mostly cynical and sour era, with little faith in institutions or, generally speaking, leaders.

After Oregon Rejects Coal Export Plan, Long Beach Votes to Export Coal and PetKoch

Steve Horn | Posted 10.21.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlogJust a day after the Oregon Department of State Lands shot down a proposal to export 8.8 million tons per year of coa...

Vicious, Even Deadly, Hazing Still a Shameful College Tradition

Diane Dimond | Posted 10.13.2014 | Crime
Diane Dimond

High school and middle school kids have reported being subjected to and voluntarily submitting to hazing rituals. But younger kids come home after class or club events and observant parents can sense if something is wrong. It's those students who go away to school who are most vulnerable.

A Look Back

Mike Farrell | Posted 10.12.2014 | Politics
Mike Farrell

Has America's moral arc bent toward justice over the last half century? By some measures, it appears not.

10 Reasons Why Guardians of the Galaxy Has Turned Into A Smash Hit

William Bradley | Posted 10.11.2014 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Defying a lot of early expectations, five of the most oddball characters ever to gain a mass audience the newest superheroes of the Marvelverse and, in Guardians of the Galaxy, one of the biggest hit movies of the year.

Fight With Love as Your Primary Weapon

Levi Ben-Shmuel | Posted 09.21.2014 | Religion
Levi Ben-Shmuel

An important question we need to ask ourselves, whether a conflict is personal or on a larger scale, is how can we best resolve them in ways that serve life for the greatest good?

Helping Others Think: A Tribute to Edwin M. Yoder, Jr. at 80

Joel K. Goldstein | Posted 09.17.2014 | Media
Joel K. Goldstein

All of these works have enriched my life, and invite rereading, and I commend them to those who have not yet experienced Ed's help in shaping their thinking and the enjoyment that inevitably comes from reading his work.

Chef and Le Chef: Comfort Food

Michael Berkowitz | Posted 07.14.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Berkowitz

There are no car chases, no murders, no grisly scenes of carnage or even graphic sex scenes... though the sumptuous shots of food are seductively voluptuous.

All Around The World, A Street Artist Proves 'Women Are Heroes'

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 07.14.2014 | Arts

Since 2007, French street artist JR has been paying tribute to women across the globe in his stunning public project "Women are Heroes." From Kenya to...

State's Gay Marriage Ruling Contains Two Historic Firsts

AP | NICHOLAS RICCARDI | Posted 08.26.2014 | Politics

DENVER (AP) — A federal appeals court's gay marriage ruling contained two historic firsts: It was the first appellate decision for gay marriage sinc...