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Twitter Campaign Takes Aim at Charles Johnson's Publisher

Nathan Robinson | Posted 12.17.2014 | Books
Nathan Robinson

In July, Johnson announced proudly that he had inked a deal with St. Martin's Press, a veteran New York publisher and part of the global giant Macmillan.

Sorry (Not Sorry) for the Inconvenience, We're Trying to Change the World

Jarrett Hill | Posted 12.16.2014 | Black Voices
Jarrett Hill

I've long been sick of how every time we have an event happen in this country that makes us uncomfortable we love to get on our soapboxes and use the phrase "it's time we had a conversation about (insert presumed issue here) in this country."

Wanted: African American Leadership

Victor Burt | Posted 12.16.2014 | Black Voices
Victor Burt

We waited. Trayvon Martin. Mike Brown. Eric Garner. Nothing.

Australians Promise To Muslims #IllRideWithYou

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 12.16.2014 | Religion

As Australians anxiously awaited the outcome of a hostage crisis in a Sydney cafe, thousands on social media made sure that Muslims in the country kne...

Millions March NYC -- Fight Against Police Brutality and Oppression

Evgeniya Melnikova | Posted 12.17.2014 | New York
Evgeniya Melnikova

Saturday, December 13: This day we wrote a new page in history. This day we were marching together side by side in the name of unity, solidarity and justice. This day we were raising our voices against police brutality, inequality and oppression.

It's Time for Phase II: #BlackLivesMatter Needs a Political Agenda

David Cahn | Posted 12.14.2014 | College
David Cahn

Initial protests in the aftermath of the grand jury's decision not to indict Darren Wilson for the killing of Michael Brown created awareness about widespread racial discrimination in law enforcement and excessive police violence. Recent protests, however, have taken on a more cynical, counterproductive tone.

Fact Check: Police Officer Was Leaving East High Protest When Struck

Jason Salzman | Posted 12.13.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

In fact, Adsit was hit by the car as he was returning to his beat after escorting the protesters on their march. The protest was still happening when Adsit was hit, but Adsit was going back to his 16th Street Mall assignment.

This Is Why You Love to Hate Santa Con (Dubstep Video)

Emma Tattenbaum-Fine | Posted 12.15.2014 | Comedy
Emma Tattenbaum-Fine


#WhiteCoats4BlackLives: 3 Things We Need to Talk About

Hammad Moses Khan | Posted 12.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Hammad Moses Khan

As medical students, health care professionals, and supporters all across the country come together for #WhiteCoats4BlackLives demonstrations, we do so with the understanding that the status quo is not acceptable, that the path we are headed down is not sustainable, and our lack of discussion on race in this country is not healthy.

(R)EVOLUTION IN NYC: NYU Students' Die-In Demonstrates Quantum Leap Into Cyclical Time

Lisa Paul Streitfeld | Posted 12.12.2014 | Arts
Lisa Paul Streitfeld

As many as a thousand NYU students staged a DIE-IN in the center of Bobst Library on 11 December.

What Happened When Two Students, One Black and One White, Participated in a Peaceful Protest

Rev. Shawn Torres | Posted 12.15.2014 | Religion
Rev. Shawn Torres

We acted identically, however, our narratives sharply diverged. Ironically so, as this treatment only underscored the unfortunate truth we had taken to the streets to protest: black and white bodies are not treated equally.

Senate Chaplain Barry Black Leads Congressional Staffers In Prayer During Walkout

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.12.2014 | Religion

Congressional staffers walked out of their offices on Thursday and bowed their heads in prayer while protesting the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric G...

'My Country, 'Tis of Thee'... and Then There Was Ferguson... and Staten Island

Gary Bailey M.S.W., A.C.S.W. | Posted 12.09.2014 | Black Voices
Gary Bailey M.S.W., A.C.S.W.

Instead of arguing about whether Mike Brown had stolen cigarillos, or whether Eric Garner should have allowed himself to be arrested, we should adopt the language of "Black lives matter -- all of them." We all have a stake in creating a better system. But for that to happen, we have to be in this together.

How Malcolm X Taught Me to Listen

Aspen Baker | Posted 12.09.2014 | Politics
Aspen Baker

Racism -- the insidious disease, the implicit bias, the unwritten rules that govern our lives -- won't be fixed by a grand jury alone. We have to take responsibility for the cultural practices that let racism thrive.

'This Is What Theology Looks Like:' My Reflection on the 'Die-in' Protest at Emory

Richard M. Weinberg | Posted 12.05.2014 | Religion
Richard M. Weinberg

I've experienced many challenging and inspiring moments in my first semester as a student of Candler School of Theology at Emory University. None has been as equally challenging and inspiring than what transpired in recent days.

Ferguson, Garner, and the Paradox of the Black Attorney

Brandon L. Greene | Posted 12.04.2014 | Black Voices
Brandon L. Greene

When the seemingly inevitable failure to indict in the Garner case was made public yesterday, I sat at my desk at the firm where I work, paralyzed. I could no longer truly concentrate on the tasks before me. I needed to talk or plan or organize. I needed to take action. But I couldn't.

After Eric Garner, 'What Shall I Cry?'

Carolyn Davis | Posted 12.05.2014 | Religion
Carolyn Davis

The Tree Lighting will be fun and festive. I am looking forward to it. However, the texts from Isaiah, the Psalms, 2 Peter, and Mark push me to recall that casting Advent light in the darkness is not to be reduced to the fun and festive -- it is subversive. It is dangerous. It is protest.

The NYPD Needs Training in Compassion

Lodro Rinzler | Posted 12.06.2014 | Religion
Lodro Rinzler

In the wake of the death of Eric Garner, and the lack of indictment of the officer who killed him, I am heart-broken. I did not know Eric, nor did I k...

Feeling Angry About Ferguson?

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 12.02.2014 | Black Voices
Ian Reifowitz

Would putting a body camera on every police officer in America end police abuse? Of course not. But there is evidence to suggest that it would have an impact.

Being Inconvenient: "No Justice, No Peace" At America's Malls and Subways

Deepa Iyer | Posted 12.11.2014 | Politics
Deepa Iyer

By having the courage to use what might be seen as inconvenient tactics in shopping malls and subway stations, organizers are making themselves and the broader cause of police profiling and violence against people of color impossible for Americans to ignore.

Every 28 Hours...

Charlene Carruthers | Posted 12.01.2014 | Black Voices
Charlene Carruthers

A Black person in America is killed by a police officer or a person protected by the state every 28 hours. We take action in the name of ending anti-Black police-state violence and ask that you join us in nonviolent direct action wherever you are in the world.

Fear, Ferguson and the First Step Toward a Lasting Solution

Ron Davis | Posted 11.29.2014 | Politics
Ron Davis

Only empathy, which is the root of morality, can bring victory. And that is only possible when we love one another. If we want to understand the fears of our sisters and brothers we have to love some people deeply enough to know them as sisters and brothers and empathize with their fears.

Ferguson: Where Do We Go From Here?

Andrea L. Zopp | Posted 11.29.2014 | Chicago
Andrea L. Zopp

What has happened in Ferguson can either move us forward or push us back. Most of its residents are reasonable, peaceful people who want change. But right now, the fact is whatever happens in Ferguson affects black people everywhere as it relates to this singular issue of deadly police force.

The United Police States of America

Izak Pratt | Posted 11.29.2014 | Politics
Izak Pratt

If police are supposed to protect us, who is supposed to protect us from the police? Despite all this conundrum, we CAN have a better life and make a better future if we aim our resources, voices and votes in the the right direction.

Mariah Stewart

Ferguson Protesters Celebrate Thanksgiving In A Church, Boycott Black Friday | Mariah Stewart | Posted 11.28.2014 | Black Voices

ST. LOUIS -- Ferguson protesters gathered in a church basement to celebrate Thanksgiving with one another on the eve of Black Friday, before beginning...