United Nations Under Pressure to Protect ‘Traditional Families’ Over Individual Rights

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Anti-gay countries are trying to use the UN’s Human Rights Council to exempt themselves from LGBT rights obligations.

Ferguson Through the Eyes of a Teenager: ‘Am I Next?’

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A 16-year-old kid says more with a marker and paper than all of the media did.

As a White Man, I Just Want to Say I Am Truly Sorry For Your Loss

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James Maynard believes we need to be addressing the insidious violence that exists within our own community.

A Change is Gonna Come

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Among the things that 1964 brought to the world was the song, “A Change is Gonna Come”, inspired by events of the Civil Rights Movement.

Will the Events in Ferguson Result in Real Change?

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Clearly the events in Ferguson Missouri are sparking a national conversation about racism and policing in America today, but that doesn’t necessarily mean anything concrete will change.

Stigmatization & Violence as Social Control: Fear of the ‘Other’

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Dr. Warren Blumenfeld discusses how minority groups in the US live with the constant fear of random and unprovoked violence directed against them simply on account of their social identities.

I Drum Because I’ve Exhausted All Words

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A drum solo tribute to black men and boys brutalized by police.

A Mother of Black Boys Reflects on the Day She Heard Darrin Manning’s Story

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Andrea Lawful-Trainer pleads with Philadelphians to not let Darrin Manning’s suffering be in vain.

A Question About the Darrin Manning Case That Still Hasn’t Been Answered

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Why hasn’t the racial makeup of the grand jury convened for Darrin Manning’s case been disclosed?

Why I Can’t Watch the Video of the NYPD Murdering Eric Garner

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Taxpayer-funded hate crimes, like the murder of Eric Garner, is particularly traumatizing to blacks who are already distrustful of police.

UN Human Rights Council Keeps up its Bad Form on LGBT Rights

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A seemingly fleeting spat over the language of “family” betrays a disturbing trend towards the erosion of rights.