The story of the Groveland Four troubles me for many reasons, including Groveland's proximity to UCF. Groveland and the Groveland Four are neither geographically nor temporally close to UCF. This case provides rich material upon which to reflect and ponder racial injustice in its many forms.
If two people's actions cause someone to revoke their support of the #BlackLivesMatter movement, it begs the question of whether their support was ever there to begin with. Black lives matter all the time. They don't just matter when it's convenient, easy, or popular.
By: Asha French Since I heard the news of Julian Bond's passing on Saturday, I have not been able to shake my memory of the story he told at Emory...
Leaders have the power and influence to address some of the most pressing social justice issues of our time. The exercise of this power begins with entrepreneurship since it serves as an indispensable tool for advancing social change.
I'd like to focus on the bigger picture and examine why, regardless of anti-discrimination legislative changes, LGBTQ employment discrimination will remain economically divisive, socially permissible and unfortunately commonplace. I'd also like to point out how vital it is to get allies to recognize this issue as a valid and ongoing struggle.
This week, I talked with Tony Winner Betty Buckley about her upcoming events presented by Adam Berry at the Peregrine Theatre Ensemble in Provincetown, Massachusetts.
A study of leadership serves as your "leadership compass," an indispensable navigational tool. This compass will aid you in developing your leadership skills and creating a vision for the future of social change.
The following is drawn from an interview with Julian Bond in 2013 for a report that was never published. In this interview, Julian Bond reflects on where we are 50 years after the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, where Dr. King gave his famous "I Have A Dream Speech."
With its many millions of youth aspiring to such a forward thinking global citizenship, the potential of Scouting in today's rapidly changing world landscape cannot be underestimated, and should be maximized.
As you watch these movies, you will also learn about different types of leadership, explore problem solving strategies, reflect upon your leadership style and gain new insights on how to lead effectively.
We know our society is not color-blind, nor is it blind to LGBTQ identities. As evidenced by the historical success of the Voting Rights Act, we need laws that are equipped to address the particular obstacles that disadvantaged groups face.
As this story has unfolded I have been thinking about the Reagans, Ron and Nancy. It was President Ronald Reagan who first turned an important scientific pursuit into a political issue (masquerading as a moral crusade).
How are elite businessmen supposed to continue to fill their private prisons with poor and working class people of color, mostly blacks, if that system is challenged and dismantled? It's ludicrous!
Bond didn't just force me to rethink my jaundiced and cynical view of the NAACP. He also forced me to rethink my view of the organization's leadership, the challenges it faced and the struggles and controversies both within and without that embroiled the organization.
Religion does not exempt civil servants from civil duties--nor should it, because public officials, whether appointed, elected, or merely hired, do not act as individual believers but as representatives of the state.
Let's fund access to birth control and increase women's access to preventive health care, rather than de-funding Planned Parenthood, which provides low cost access to health care for millions of women (and men).