It is past time that we shine a light on the shadows by ensuring that LGBTQ adults feel safe at work through passage of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.
Over the last few years, there has been an exciting trend of Deaf influence on mainstream culture. We are seeing deafness featured in entertainment: ...
In 1972, I was in 5th grade and as passionate about politics as I am today. Perhaps for this reason I was chosen by my teacher, Mrs. Parsley--the first real hippie I ever met--to deliver a speech in favor of the the Democratic candidate for president, George McGovern, in our classroom's mock election. When McGovern lost the election later that year, I was devastated.
Come on, they aren't tanks, they're armored rescue vehicles. And the, uh, grenade launchers would only be used to launch teargas canisters. When necessary. And the M-16s? Standard police issue.
With the death last week of Boyce F. Martin Jr., the longtime judge, Louisville and our nation has lost one of its leading citizens, one of its kindes...
Muhammad Ali knocks out George Foreman on October 30th, 1974, in the Rumble in the Jungle in Kinshasa, Zaire (photo cr.: usatoday.com) "AAA...LI, B...
You truly were the greatest, not just because of your boxing skills, but how you taught us to stand for what we believe in and being confident in times of racism and in times of Islamophobia. May Allah bless you, Muhammad Ali.
Looking back on this remarkable life, it seems to me that Muhammad Ali changed nearly everything. He and I are nearly the same age and so our lives ran in parallel paths that seldom crossed but often swept across similar territory.
Nothing in Ali's monumental life was given to him. He earned it all. He earned his titles. He earned our respect. Now, like butterflies and bees that have soared in the heat of the day, he has earned his rest.
A voyeur may try to dress up as a woman to gain access to a woman's restroom, and they have. However, that is done with or without transgender public accommodation laws.
Your religious rights end when you intrude disproportionately on mine.
While collective action and mass movements are crucial to bringing widespread awareness to the issues, I strongly believe that the needle of social change only moves forward when ordinary citizens do extraordinary things.
Make no mistake. We are in the middle of the Civil Rights movement of our generation, and although we don't see lynchings as a routine practice, the h...
At a time when we're being assaulted by new levels of hate, intolerance, and bigotry in our political campaigns, an important new book, Brown is the New White: How the Demographic Revolution Has Created a New American Majority, points the way toward a more inclusive, just, and fair society.
Even as there are numerous advantages in having as diverse a classrooms, for some learners benefit from culturally affirming environments and being surrounded by others who look like them.
May 4th was a day I'd been anticipating for some time. That was the day Assistant Attorney General Karol Mason, who heads the Office of Justice Programs in the Department of Justice, publicly announced a new agency-wide policy directing her staff to stop using "disparaging labels" like "ex-convict" and "ex-felon" in all their communications.