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Ferguson: What Is All of This About?

Pastor Renita Marie, M.Div. | Posted 09.02.2014 | Religion
Pastor Renita Marie, M.Div.

Truth is that we are tired of living in fear while the rest of America lives in denial or justification. We are tired of worrying about the safety and well-being of our sons and daughters. We are tired of wondering when it will be our son or daughter gunned down without accountability.

We Have a Parenting Crisis Going On

Angela Keck | Posted 08.26.2014 | Parents
Angela Keck

We need to teach them how to handle their emotions, how to cope with being well and truly angry or upset and how to communicate and express themselves in a healthy way

Thank God That Is Happening In #Ferguson and Not Here

Sarah Cunningham | Posted 08.20.2014 | Religion
Sarah Cunningham

It's so profoundly important that we, living elsewhere in the U.S., don't squelch the concern in our souls by saying, "Thank God that is happening in Ferguson, Missouri and not here."

The Fury in Ferguson and Our Forgotten Lessons From History

Heather Ann Thompson | Posted 08.18.2014 | Politics
Heather Ann Thompson

Despite the crystal-clear conclusions drawn by the Kerner Commission about why the '60s had seen so much urban unrest, and what would happen if we ignored the lessons of the these rebellions, we are right back where we were 50 years ago.

Gilbert Arenas' Racist Comments Should Earn Him the Donald Sterling Treatment: A Permanent Ban From the NBA

Reverend Charles E. Williams II | Posted 08.15.2014 | Black Voices
Reverend Charles E. Williams II

Rev. Al Sharpton and I at a press conference in Detroit, Michigan (photo credit: Joe Jones) Gilbert Arenas, the relatively unknown basketball player ...

The Tipping Point for Obama

Michelle Kraus | Posted 08.15.2014 | Politics
Michelle Kraus

Abandoned by his base and set adrift, the President trudges forward. He is weary, beleaguered, and beset with problems of the ages that span the Holy ...

End the Open Season: On Black Folks, Violence and Remembrance

Jay Dodd | Posted 08.15.2014 | Black Voices
Jay Dodd

From cultural appropriation and media condemnation to the physical brutality and slaughter, Blackness in America, though mirrored globally, is unjustly marked by violence.

War, Liberalism, Trust in Government: The Many Casualties of LBJ's Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

Leonard Steinhorn | Posted 08.04.2014 | Politics
Leonard Steinhorn

The Johnson administration was looking for a pretext to escalate the war. "We don't know what happened," National Security Adviser Walter W. Rostow told the president after Congress passed the resolution, "but it had the desired result."

Venezuelan Crisis: Resentment, Struggle and a Way Forward

Stephanie Rudat | Posted 04.29.2014 | World
Stephanie Rudat

It is evident that the problems of inflation, scarcity, crime and violence are issues that affect all Venezuelans equally, regardless of their political affiliation or ideologies. Why, then, is the population still divided?

The Violent Life of a Crime-thriller Writer

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 12.14.2013 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

The potential for violence lives within all of us, and I'm no exception. Violence in my novels is contrived--it's pure fiction--but reflects a core truth about human nature. It's never meant to be gratuitous, but rather serves the story.

Traveling Amid Turbulent Times: 5 Important Tips to Help You Stay Safe

Peggy Goldman | Posted 10.21.2013 | Travel
Peggy Goldman

When incidents, such as protests, strikes, or even riots occur close to your departure date, should you go and "see what happens," or should you cancel, despite impending penalties, because you want to err on the side of caution?

What Sweden's Riots Say About Europe's Rising Social and Political Risks

Daniel Wagner | Posted 07.28.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

The riots in Sweden last week are a manifestation of the socioeconomic disequilibrium pervading much of Europe, and the level of frustration that is beginning to boil over among European immigrants and youth.

He Said, "I Ought to Kill You"

Norma Cook Everist | Posted 06.05.2013 | Politics
Norma Cook Everist

Today, forty-five years after Martin Luther King was killed, where are we? For one thing, we have vastly more guns, in every neighborhood.

Italy's Democratic Triumph

Mike Edwards | Posted 05.01.2013 | World
Mike Edwards

In the real world, the alternative to this "chaotic" election isn't a business-friendly utopia; it's weeks of rioting shutting down Rome, or even worse, the Arab Spring. So who cares if the Italian people voted for the 'wrong' parties?

Mosh Pits, Heavy Metal and Physics

Jesse Silverberg | Posted 05.16.2013 | Science
Jesse Silverberg

We don't know much about the collective behavior that emerges from panicked crowds -- it's not exactly ethical to start a riot for the sake of science. So this group of researchers turned to the next best thing: Heavy metal concerts

Fires In Manila Leave 5,000 Homeless

AP | Posted 12.26.2012 | World

MANILA, Philippines -- Angry residents beat a man to death and threw rocks at firefighters after a shantytown fire left thousands of people homeless, ...

Why Don't Americans Riot and React Strongly When Christianity Is Attacked?

Quora | Posted 11.26.2012 | World
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Joshua Engel, polymath Because we have police.That is, not because the police are there to arrest r...

Janell Ross

WATCH: Police Shootings, Riots Expose Town's Fault Lines

HuffingtonPost.com | Janell Ross | Posted 09.12.2012 | Latino Voices

Manuel Diaz lay in the grass outside an Anaheim, Calif., apartment building last weekend, face-down and twitching with a police bullet in the back of ...

PHOTOS: Death Of A Dream In Pittsburgh

Randy Fox | Posted 07.16.2012 | Travel
Randy Fox

The Hill, or "Little Harlem" as it was referred to from the '30s thru the '50s, was one of the elite African-American neighborhoods in America. It was home to one of the most vibrant jazz scenes in the country, as well as one of its hottest clubs, The Crawford Grill, which was owned by Gus Greenlee.

The Tragedy, Triumph and Tragedy of Rodney King

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 08.17.2012 | Black Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

King was the near classic protean tragic figure of interest and curiosity precisely because there was so much tragedy, followed by triumph, and in the end, tragedy in the way his life ended.

Who Killed Brad Will?

Erin Siegal McIntyre | Posted 07.29.2012 | World
Erin Siegal McIntyre

Osorio Ortega is not the first man accused of murdering Brad Will. In 2008, Mexican authorities fingered baker Juan Manuel Martínez Moreno as Will's killer.

Short Terminal Memory

Brandon Bowlin | Posted 07.02.2012 | Los Angeles
Brandon Bowlin

By the end of the riots, people had reduced the spotless idyllic alters of the City of Angeles to cinders. But there are still lessons in those ashes.

The Extreme Makeover of India's (Possible) Next Leader

Parvez Ahmed | Posted 06.18.2012 | World
Parvez Ahmed

The core narrative in Narendra Modi's extreme image makeover is that he is as an economic miracle worker, with a clean anti-corruption record in a country where corruption remains an anathema.

The CRAZIEST College Parties

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 03.22.2012 | College

Not all parties are created equal. Tailgating and hitting up the bars near campus are all just a part of the average college experience. Yet, there...

PHOTOS: Violent Soccer Riots In Egypt

Posted 02.03.2012 | World

More than 70 soccer fans died and hundreds were injured, shortly after a match between Cairo 's Al Ahly and Al Masry in Port Said, Egypt on Feb. 1, 20...