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Congressman John Lewis

Rep. John Lewis On Ferguson: 'Declare Martial Law'

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 08.14.2014 | Politics

Civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) called on President Barack Obama to declare martial law in Ferguson, Missouri, where police and protesters h...

J Street Conference will Bolster Israel-Palestine Peace Efforts

Alan Elsner | Posted 11.25.2013 | World
Alan Elsner

This weekend will see an unusual and significant event in Washington DC when the five-year-old J Street peace organization holds its largest-yet annua...

The Role of HBCUs in the Marches on Washington

William H. Lamar IV | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics
William H. Lamar IV

In its own way, the HBCU made the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom possible. Today's HBCU must make meaning of its legacy for its students, who must work tirelessly to usher in a better society and more just world.

International Overdose Awareness Day - A Time for Reflection and Action

Joy Strickland | Posted 10.30.2013 | Black Voices
Joy Strickland

The time has come to end the stigmatization and criminalization of nonviolent drug users, and make lifesaving drugs available to those who need them. We want a revolutionary drug policy rooted in science, compassion and equity. And we want it now.

The Eagle Flies

Jack Schimmelman | Posted 10.28.2013 | Politics
Jack Schimmelman

It is not only a magnificent speech we remember this week or powerful faces that beamed through glass television screens that late summer day. We remember who we are.

Another Way to Worship God

Robert Hoggard | Posted 09.07.2013 | Religion
Robert Hoggard

What would have happened if Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. went to Memphis to merely preach in a church rather than march with sanitation workers?

Affirmative Action Needed Now More Than Ever

Steve Nelson | Posted 09.01.2013 | Impact
Steve Nelson

The Republican Party's efforts to repress minority voting through voter ID laws, redistricting, changing polling places and hours etc., indicate that "current conditions" are as miserable as ever

Bill Clinton Endorses Comic Book

Posted 07.30.2013 | Books

It's strange enough to have a comic book written by a congressman, but the forthcoming March: Book One has gone one step further: it's received an end...

WATCH: George Wallace's Daughter Fights Back Against Her Father's Legacy

Posted 03.07.2013 | Black Voices

Forty eight years ago today, some 600 civil rights marchers headed east out of Selma, Alabama toward Montgomery. The demonstrators only made it six bl...

Saving Democracy: A Priority for the 113th Congress

Nancy K. Kaufman | Posted 03.10.2013 | Politics
Nancy K. Kaufman

Just as the Bill of Rights applies equally in every corner of the U.S., the right to vote must be equally easy to exercise as an integral part of being a U.S. citizen no matter where you live.

Congressman Joins Dance Craze

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 10.19.2012 | Politics

Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) is the latest politician to dance his way into a pop culture craze. Lewis, a civil rights-era veteran, is shown dancing Ga...

Stephen Colbert Awed by Congressman John Lewis

Peter Dreier | Posted 08.05.2012 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Stephen Colbert is a master at the "put on" interview with famous people, but last night, for the first time I can recall, he was practically speechless.

"Whom Shall I Fear?" The Incomparable Testimony Of Civil Rights Icon Rep. John Lewis

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 07.23.2012 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

Congressman John Lewis is the last living leader of the civil rights movement. I spoke with him about his new book and the role that faith, nonviolence and reconciliation played in the civil rights movement.

Remembering Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth

AP | By JAY REEVES | Posted 12.06.2011 | Black Voices

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- The Rev. Fred L. Shuttlesworth refused to back down despite huge risks, enduring arrests, beatings and injuries from fire hoses ai...

Amanda Terkel

Lawmakers Press Pentagon Official On Controversial MLK Statement | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A dozen Democratic lawmakers, including civil rights veteran Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), are taking issue with the way a senior Pentagon of...

Will We Once Again Reject the Politics of Hate?

J. Richard Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
J. Richard Cohen

45 years ago today, civil rights advocates were beaten and tear-gassed by baton-wielding state troopers as they crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala., on a march in support of voting rights.

The Teabaggers' Freedom to Call Me "N*gger"

Leonce Gaiter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leonce Gaiter

It's not the first time Rep. John Lewis has been called a "nigger." He's a veteran of the civil rights movement. He's an old hand at that. It's not...

An Historic Sunday: March 21, 2010

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

This Sunday, the House of Representatives will convene to conduct the most important vote it has cast in forty years. The health care reform vote is historic both on substantive and political grounds.

Hope Won...Now What?

Tabby Biddle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tabby Biddle

Can we also stay hopeful in the midst of market meltdown and the calamity of being amidst two economically and emotionally draining wars?