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Bloody Sunday

Time For 'Good Trouble' Inside And Outside Congress

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 07.01.2016 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

The time for silence and patience is long gone. Congressmen Lewis and his colleagues have vowed to keep going with their fight as soon as the House returns from its July 4th recess. We must stand with them as they continue to get into "good trouble."

It Got Better

George Heymont | Posted 05.10.2016 | Arts
George Heymont

Directed by Jang Hee-Sun, My Fair Wedding is a curious, but ultimately triumphant documentary that was screened at CAAMFest 2015. Potential viewers should be aware that a huge amount of text is thrown up onto different parts of the screen so that, at times, it almost seems impossible to follow the film.

A Coast Guard Workforce for Tomorrow

Adm. Paul Zukunft | Posted 06.02.2015 | Politics
Adm. Paul Zukunft

I'm looking to follow the lead of Dr. Olivia Hooker, who fought to become the first African-American woman to enlist in the U.S. Coast Guard, and build a 21st-century Coast Guard workforce that draws upon the richness of all Americans. We must continue our efforts to be a more inclusive organization that attracts a diverse workforce.

GOP Racial Woes and 2016

Ryan Campbell | Posted 05.30.2015 | Latino Voices
Ryan Campbell

Within the GOP, there's been some ugly rhetoric on issues of race and authority, but that's quite frankly nothing new; what is new, however, is the magnitude of the problem they have been creating for themselves. What is this laundry list, and how will it be affected by the run to 2016?

Reaching the Finish Line

Cornell William Brooks | Posted 05.25.2015 | Black Voices
Cornell William Brooks

In our everyday fights to silence the racist chants of misguided college students and stifle overaggressive police who racially profile black children, we must reach the finish line. The next generation should never have to question whether their lives matter.

Who Tells the History

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 05.12.2015 | Politics
Richard J. Rosendall

We must be bold enough to tell our own histories, even as we strive to listen more faithfully. The president reminds us, "America is not some fragile thing."

From Ferguson to Selma: One Activist's Journey

Amnesty International | Posted 05.11.2015 | Black Voices
Amnesty International

This weekend in Selma, I marched across the Edmund Pettus Bridge. I marched, and I saw people from every community acknowledging and revering each other with love. I'm not an isolated activist. I'm one of many, one of many.

Why North Carolina Is the New Selma

Penda D. Hair | Posted 05.10.2015 | Politics
Penda D. Hair

Just as the marchers from Selma to Montgomery applied pivotal pressure on Congress to pass the Voting Rights Act in 1965, the people most impacted by North Carolina's voter suppression law are fighting to make sure their voices are heard.

On the Bridge with John Lewis and Barack Obama

Spencer Overton | Posted 05.09.2015 | Politics
Spencer Overton

Fifty years after Bloody Sunday, I marched to the top of the Edmund Pettus Bridge with Mrs. Amelia Boynton Robinson, Congressman John Lewis, President Barack Obama, and many others.

Thousands March On Selma Bridge To Mark 'Bloody Sunday'

Reuters | Tami Chappelle | Posted 03.09.2015 | Black Voices

SELMA, Ala., March 8 (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of people paraded across a Selma, Alabama bridge on Sunday to commemorate the 1965 "Bloody Sunday" ...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.07.2015 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week proved that while the arc of the moral universe may bend towards justice, it often takes a very circuitous route. On Wednesday, the Supreme Court heard arguments in King v. Burwell, the case challenging the Affordable Care Act. At stake is not only the future of Obamacare but also the frayed legitimacy of the Court itself. The unintentional joke of the day was offered by Justice Scalia, who, apparently without irony, suggested Congress would fix Obamacare if the court struck it down: "You really think Congress is just going to sit there while all of these disastrous consequences ensue?" Good one. Less funny was the Justice Department's scathing report that same day detailing egregious discrimination by the Ferguson police department and court system. It certainly added sobering context to Saturday's marking of the 50th anniversary of Selma's "Bloody Sunday" march. We have come a long way and yet we still have so far to go.

Read The Full Transcript Of Obama's Powerful Speech In Selma

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 03.08.2015 | Politics

President Barack Obama delivered one of his most powerful speeches on race and civil rights at the 50th anniversary of "Bloody Sunday" in Selma, Alaba...

John Lewis At Selma Anniversary: 'There's Still Work Left To Be Done'

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 03.08.2015 | Politics

Returning once more to the famed bridge where he faced police beatings in a march for voting rights, civil rights icon and Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) cal...

Remembering The Four People Of Faith Who Died On The Road From Selma

Religion News Service | Adelle M. Banks | Posted 03.07.2015 | Religion

(RNS) They were just four of the thousands of Americans who came to Selma 50 years ago, heeding the call of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. for people...

Comparing Selma To Ferguson: 'Mike Brown Is Our Jimmie Lee Jackson'

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 03.07.2015 | Black Voices

In 1965, Jimmie Lee Jackson was shot while taking refuge from violent state troopers in a restaurant in Selma, Alabama. His death ignited a 50-mile ma...

From Selma to Shelby County to Ferguson

Minister Leslie Watson Malachi | Posted 05.06.2015 | Black Voices
Minister Leslie Watson Malachi

When our leaders say they honor those who were hospitalized for peaceful protest 50 years ago, will they also commit to fighting against discrimination and violence at the hands of those meant to serve and protect our communities? Selma is now, and the march continues.

50 Years After Selma, The Fight for Voting Rights Continues

Eric T. Schneiderman | Posted 05.06.2015 | Black Voices
Eric T. Schneiderman

The sad reality is that -- despite the considerable progress made in the last five decades -- we are still fighting to ensure voting rights for every American.

President Obama Meets With African American Civil Rights, Political and Religious Leaders

John W. Boyd Jr. | Posted 05.04.2015 | Politics
John W. Boyd Jr.

The White House group's agenda was deep--with racial concerns about criminal justice, agriculture, education, health care and economic development when African American leaders met with President Barack Obama last week.

Petition Calls On Alabama To Rename Historic Selma Bridge

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 03.03.2015 | Black Voices

Saturday marks 50 years since "Bloody Sunday" -- the day peaceful demonstrators campaigning for civil rights were attacked by Alabama state troopers -...

The Riot That Sparked the Selma March

The Daily Beast | Gary May | Posted 02.18.2015 | Black Voices

President Lyndon Johnson called “Bloody Sunday” a turning point in American history, comparing it to Lexington and Concord and Appomattox. This wa...

Lessons from 'Selma'

Andrea L. Zopp | Posted 04.04.2015 | Black Voices
Andrea L. Zopp

This year marks the 50th anniversary of passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. While this anniversary is something to be proud of, recent events make it very sobering.

Schools Should Show 'Selma'!

Lonna Saunders | Posted 03.21.2015 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

It's oft been said that those who don't learn from history, are doomed to repeat it. But you need to know what your history is before you can learn from it. Selma DVDs in every classroom is a start.

Selma and Richard Valeriani: A Reporter's Story

Nancy Doyle Palmer | Posted 03.07.2015 | Media
Nancy Doyle Palmer

I recently interviewed Richard Valeriani, a former NBC News correspondent and friend who both covered Selma and watched Selma. He himself suffered a head injury just weeks before the March 7 "Bloody Sunday" march across Edmund Pettus Bridge. Here is what he had to say about the film; in true form, he had some criticisms as well as some kudos.

Nine Reasons to go See Selma

Bruce Reyes-Chow | Posted 02.23.2015 | Entertainment
Bruce Reyes-Chow

I have also recently viewed the movie in its entirety. It was not the final cut, but it was done enough for me to offer some thoughts about why this may be one of the most important films to be released in a while.

LOOK: These Historical Images Will Make Your Jaw Drop

The Huffington Post | Danielle Cadet | Posted 10.29.2014 | Black Voices

History is all around us. And it's not just confined inside the walls of museums. It's on our streets and bridges, inside our buildings and even in ou...