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Ten Facts About Police Violence in Ferguson Sunday Night

Bill Quigley | Posted 10.18.2014 | Politics
Bill Quigley

While the governor of Missouri is sending in the National Guard to Ferguson, it is worth considering where the real violence is coming from.

Punching Holes in the Darkness

Rabbi Will Berkovitz | Posted 03.15.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Will Berkovitz

We all have torches we carry -- some to help us see and others to help us be seen. Despite the fact that our cities produce so much light that the heavens are obscured nightly, far too many of us suffer alone in darkness.

Minority Rights and the Killing of Trayvon Martin

William K. Barth | Posted 09.21.2013 | Los Angeles
William K. Barth

Race alone is not enough to explain the outcome of the Martin Zimmerman trial. We need also to understand the plight of minority groups qua groups if we are to prevent future tragic killings.

Renew the Movement to Fight for Civil Rights

Rev. Jesse Jackson | Posted 05.27.2012 | Black Voices
Rev. Jesse Jackson

Now we must choose: We will decide if Trayvon Martin's death is a moment, or becomes the spark for a movement. We can't bring him back. But we can make his voice louder in death than it could be in his short life.

40 Years Later: New York City on the Edge

David R. Jones, Esq. | Posted 09.19.2011 | New York
David R. Jones, Esq.

The urban problems of this decade are about black and Latino young men lacking skills and education and not connected to work. The numbers in this category in New York City are staggering.

A Docudrama Illuminates the Battle Between National Security and the People's Right to Know

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marcia G. Yerman

The play Top Secret centers on whether Katherine Graham will give approval to print the Pentagon Papers. For those unfamiliar with the history, it opens a door to understanding concerns of utmost relevance today.