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How Much Do Black Child Lives Matter?

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 08.01.2016 | Home
Marian Wright Edelman

I strongly oppose capital punishment which Blanton and his evil co-conspirators so viciously inflicted. But I do support punishment which at least tries to proximate his heinous crime. This prisoner snuffed out four sacred child lives and escaped punishment for decades. He should die in prison for his inhumane atrocious crime.

When Justice Forgets: Remembering the 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing

Rev. Ruth Hawley-Lowry | Posted 09.15.2016 | Home
Rev. Ruth Hawley-Lowry

As we remember on September 15, please pause to know that for many, justice forgot. Maybe this year we can work to change the philosophy that is still at work in our nation that produces hate and murder.

In Charleston, Echoes of Birmingham and a Call to Action

Riley Roberts | Posted 06.22.2016 | Home
Riley Roberts

"White Gunman Sought in Killing of 9 at Black Church in Charleston, S.C." It reads like a headline from another age. From 1963, to be precise -- the year another appalling hate crime was carried out against a strikingly similar target.

10 Must-See Black Landmarks At Your Fingertips

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 02.27.2015 | Home

Google Maps can do so much more than just getting you to the nearest gas station. For lovers of Black History Month, the innovative platform can a...

Danielle Cadet

Empathy v. Embarrassment: How Four Little Girls Fought A War With Their Lives | Danielle Cadet | Posted 09.15.2013 | Home

On Sunday, Sept. 15, 1963, in Birmingham, Ala., at 10:22 a.m., a bomb exploded at the 16th Street Baptist Church. The blast, erupting from the church'...

Condoleezza Rice Recalls Racial Attack That Killed Childhood Friend

Reuters | Posted 11.14.2013 | Home

By Verna Gates BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, Sept 13 (Reuters) - When a church bombing killed four young black girls on a quiet Sunday morning ...

Celebrating Forty Years for Children

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 11.13.2013 | Home
Marian Wright Edelman

On September 30th friends and supporters of the Children's Defense Fund (CDF) will gather at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. to celebrate CDF's 40th anniversary and honor our best known alum, Hillary Rodham Clinton.

How Children Transformed America

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 07.17.2013 | Home
Marian Wright Edelman

On this 50th anniversary of the Birmingham Children's Crusade it is a time to remember, honor, and follow the example of the children who were frontline soldiers and transforming catalysts in America's greatest moral movement of the 20th century.

Unseating Invisible Racism

Rev. Otis Moss III | Posted 11.08.2012 | Home
Rev. Otis Moss III

In this day of the viral "empty chair," the church community and the interfaith community must speak to the "empty chair" and what it represents -- the invisible racism and voter suppression in America.

Songs Of Tolerance In The Soundtrack Of My Life

Ellen Sterling | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ellen Sterling

I was raised on tolerance and to this day believe in the lyric, "You've got to be taught to be afraid of people whose eyes are oddly made and people whose skin is a different shade"