Ben Hall Bey

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What happened in Charleston is terrorism, but we need an even better word

In reaction, Jamil Smith writes in the New Republic:<p>It gets harder to love thine enemy the more we come to know them. A church born of black liberation understands the inevitably scarring effects of racism; it understands how we react to American whiteness' corrosive hatred, so often on display. I …

Justice

White Fear and Greed

Hi everybody, it's Dixon here. The Huffington Post has been kind enough to allow me to post my videos on their invaluable site. I'm very honored and humbled for the opportunity to have this platform in forwarding my message about white racial responsibility.<p>Up until two months ago, I had pretty …

DC Mansion Murders: Police Believe Suspect Daron Dylon Wint Had Help

Daron Dylon Wint, the ex-convict accused in the murders of businessman Savvas Savopoulos, his wife Amy, their 10-year-old son Philip and housekeeper …

Crime

Freed Alabama death row inmate: 'I'm at peace with myself. Are they at peace?'

Ray Hinton spent 28 years in jail for a crime he didn’t commit. Now enjoying his freedom, he says faith in God and harnessing his imagination kept him going

Death Row

Deep in the weeds: How Colorado is dealing with legalized marijuana

Denver is magical at dawn. Along the western horizon, the snow-capped mountains are bathed in pink from the glow of the rising sun. The sky is turning purest blue. The air is crisp and clear, and you can see forever.<p>What a great place to get stoned. Which I intend to do, as soon as possible.<p>In …

The 1826 Kidnapping, Allegedly by a Cabal of Freemasons, That Changed American Politics Forever

To this day, nobody knows the true fate of Capt. William Morgan. A failed businessman and citizen of generally low repute, Morgan was abducted from …

A Black Man Hangs a White Supremacist: Tyler Shields’s Charged Photography

In Tyler Shields’ photographs the traditional victim of violent race-related injustice turns aggressor. For Shields, it’s a powerful and symbolic …

The Enduring Shame of ‘Separate and Unequal’

<i>Police move a protester back following Freddie Gray's funeral. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)</i><i>Editor’s Note: Each week we cross-post an excerpt from Katrina</i> …

Justice

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When yo girl run for president

Hillary: Police Intentionally Killing Black Men is 'Undeniable'

Clinton accused police officers across the country of purposefully targeting and killing black men during her speech at Columbia University on …

When Police Kill Another Young Black Man, You Realize How Racist Your Facebook Friends Are

Facebook is the best tool for sniffing out racists among your friends and family.<p>It’s like the metal detector of who’s a total jerk. You scroll …

Smart Meter Companies Admit: We’re Spying On You

Image source: Portland GE<p>Smart meters are spying devices. Not breaking news? Likely not for those of us who have researched the issue for quite a …

Flying fake cell towers target fugitives, but can ID your phone too

In the US, the Justice Department's Marshals Service office is putting fake cell towers on planes in an effort to catch criminals by tracking down their phones. The problem is, those fake towers don't discriminate and end up collecting data from tens of thousands of phones per flight, according to</i> …

This Backdoor (Secret) Method Tells Police Every Single Place You’ve Been

Cell tower dumps are becoming a popular tool for law enforcement, with both federal and local agencies using this controversial method to gain …

Today In Creepy Privacy Policies, Samsung’s Eavesdropping TV

As the number of connected devices — aka the Internet of Things, aka the sensornet — proliferates so too does the number of devices leaning on voice recognition technology as an interface to allow for hands free control.<p>Last fall, for instance, Amazon revealed a connected speaker with a Siri-style …

Privacy

Here's how the NSA is trying to get kids interested in a career in spying on innocent Americans

Blog<p>Widespread controversy over the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance and Accountability Act (FISA) continues, as the December 31 deadline for …

When Black Water Dashed the Hopes of 700 Souls

I don't know how to swim. I'm one of those people who, if you throw me into six feet of water, sinks in about 10 seconds, my mouth gaping and my lungs filling with water. I don't know how to swim, just like most of the immigrants who get on walnut-shell boats and hand their lives over to the mercy …

Pangolin Prison – Part II

Human Journey<p><i>This article is brought to you by the</i> <i>International League of Conservation Photographers (iLCP)</i><i>. Read our</i> <i>other articles</i> <i>on the National Geographic Voices blog featuring the work of our iLCP Fellow Photographers all around the world.</i><p><b>Text and photos by iLCP Fellow Paul Hilton</b><p>Click here to …

Gay Man: Same-Sex Marriage 'Harms All of Society'

In what is sure to be regarded as a controversial article, Paul Rosnick, a 30-year-old gay man, makes the case that a big secret looms amongst the …

Why It's So Hard to Talk to White People About Racism

<i>Dr. Robin DiAngelo explains why white people implode when talking about race.</i><p>I am white. I have spent years studying what it means to be white in a society that proclaims race meaningless, yet is deeply divided by race. This is what I have learned: Any white person living in the United States will …

Race & Ethnicity

Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan Calls Gangster Disciples Founder, Larry Hoover,’ A ‘Political Prisoner’

Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan is calling for the release of incarcerated gang leader Larry Hoover.<p>Hoover, 62, is said to have formed the …