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Inaction Cannot Be An Option

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 06.17.2016 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Since 1963 more than 176,000 children have died from gun violence in America — over three times more than all the soldiers killed in action in the Vietnam War and every external conflict since. Our children have a right to grow up in a caring and decent society that protects their right to live and learn in safety.

Easier Said Than Done

Doug Bradley | Posted 09.06.2014 | Fifty
Doug Bradley

One of the lesser-known essentials of rock and roll history belongs to a group known as the Essex and their hit single "Easier Said Than Done."

My JFK Obsession Becomes a Living Nightmare at Dealey Plaza

Binky Philips | Posted 01.24.2014 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

I was seven. Sometime during the Summer of 1960, my parents put a large Kennedy For President poster, featuring his big toothy-smiling black & white ...

8 Reasons Why You Should Be GLAD It's Not 1963

Gene Marks | Posted 01.25.2014 | Small Business
Gene Marks

Unless you've been living under a rock the past few weeks you're probably aware that Friday is the 50th anniversary of the death of JFK. Documentaries...

The Day My Life Changed Forever

Janie Emaus | Posted 01.25.2014 | Fifty
Janie Emaus

There is nothing like a presidential assassination to put your life into perspective. There I was sitting in my tenth grade French class, staring at the cute boy two seats to my left. Something I did everyday. Would he ever notice me? Would he ever ask me on a date? Would anyone ask me on a date?

Where Were You When You Heard Kennedy Was Shot?

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 11.22.2013 | Fifty

On Nov. 22, 1963, I was sitting in my eighth-grade classroom at Maple Avenue Elementary school in Newark, N.J. My teacher, a man in his 30s whose name...

50 Years Ago in Texas - Through the Eyes of a Ten Year Old

Robert L. Cavnar | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Robert L. Cavnar

I was sitting in Miss Chambliss' 5 grade classroom at Oakhurst Elementary School in Fort Worth.  It was a beautiful, crisp late autumn day, one of th...

The Day My American History Teacher Cried

Brent Green | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Brent Green

I cannot recall what he told us during those suspenseful minutes following breaking news, but even then I grasped the irony of an assassination attempt in Dallas while learning about the nation's Founding Fathers.

Lee Harvey Oswald's Other Guns

Jim Calio | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Jim Calio

Here I was, alone with the brother of Lee Harvey Oswald, the presumed assassin of President John F. Kennedy, and he was holding two guns.

Fifty Years Later: The Black Church Since 1963

Alton B. Pollard, III, Ph.D. | Posted 11.27.2013 | Religion
Alton B. Pollard, III, Ph.D.

Having come this far by faith, with a renewed dedication to prophetic action and critique, Black churches are poised on the edge of a future, still too full of the provincial, but instilled with possibilities for insurgent renewal and change.

Condoleezza Rice Recalls Racial Attack That Killed Childhood Friend

Reuters | Posted 11.14.2013 | Black Voices

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

20 Moments That Will Transport You To 1963

Posted 09.06.2013 | Arts

Everyone loves "The Birds," James Bond and Brigitte Bardot. Here are 20 moments in film, music and pop culture nostalgia that shaped 1963. 1.) Eliz...

More Than a Dream

Paula Gordon | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics
Paula Gordon

The future -- as well as the present -- is what we make of it. That's how dreams come true: "We ... will not be satisfied until justice rolls down like water."

50 Years Ago Was a Time That Defined Our Nation's Future

Byron Williams | Posted 03.10.2013 | Books
Byron Williams

January 1963 ushered in a year of hope and hostility. It was particularly evident in the area of civil rights.

A Reporter Remembers When History Tapped Him on the Shoulder

Al Eisele | Posted 06.04.2012 | Home
Al Eisele

Sid Davis was a 34-year-old White House correspondent for Westinghouse Radio covering President Kennedy's fateful visit to Dallas on Nov. 21, 1963. He was in the press bus close behind Kennedy's limousine when Lee Harvey Oswald fired the shots that killed Kennedy.

My Very Own Nightmare in Dealey Plaza

Binky Philips | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

Monday, November 22, 2010: The 47th anniversary of one of the worst days in American history. Regardless of what you think of John Fitzgerald Kennedy...

Mad Men: "Souvenir" -- HuffPost Review

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
William Bradley

This episode was a big showcase for January Jones, a stunning beauty who is also a very good actress. Forget Don, this was the Betty Draper show.

Another September Terror Strike to Remember

Kenneth C. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kenneth C. Davis

September 15, like September 11, deserves to be remembered. On this day in 1963, a murderous bombing took the lives of innocent Americans -- four children.

Culture Zohn: Here's to Eddie and Michael and Barack: Three Who Have Changed the World

Patricia Zohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Patricia Zohn

I thought, maybe finally the last barriers separating blacks from believing they can get, and will get, what they strive for, can begin to be crossed.