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Re-Thinking Non-Violent Resistance (PODCAST)

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 04.30.2015 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

In the face of the systematic racism of America's policing and prison system as well as crippling poverty that disproportionally affects the black community, how does non-violence work to actually solve the root of the problem? Or does it work at all?

I Will No Longer Pay Taxes for War

Matthew Hoh | Posted 04.17.2015 | Politics
Matthew Hoh

No longer can I look past the reality that my annual voluntary forfeiture of money to my government pays for violence around the globe, at astounding levels, and I am not able to provide any more excuses or rationalizations that paying without protest, that being complicit in funding war without resistance, is not contradictory to my faith and to my conscience.

Creating the History You Want to Share

Paula Gordon | Posted 03.29.2015 | Politics
Paula Gordon

For almost 30 years, people in Georgia's Fifth District -- and all of America -- have been able to count on this person of unquestionable integrity, someone who shares our hunger for justice and love of the planet.

A New Name for the Selma Bridge Is Long Overdue

Anjali Enjeti | Posted 03.17.2015 | Politics
Anjali Enjeti

Perhaps you've never heard of Edmund Winston Pettus, a Civil War General, U.S. Senator, and in 1877, the Grand Dragon of the Alabama Ku Klux Klan. But you know his bridge.

In a City of 'Good People,' How Can 'Selma' Happen?

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 03.17.2015 | Politics
Stuart Muszynski

We often portray life within these moralistic extremes -- good people versus bad people, instead of people who do good things or people who do bad things.

Sustaining the Momentum III

Martin Marty | Posted 03.17.2015 | Religion
Martin Marty

As memorable as the hours spent supporting Civil Rights on the Bridge, was John's and my walk down Selma's main street. Boarded shops, deserted buildings, devastation of the landscape and cityscape formed the scene -- as it does in so many other cities.

A President's Speech, A Fraternity's Rant

Rick Horowitz | Posted 03.14.2015 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

There was Oklahoma. But then there's Selma...

Selma and Our Next Bridge to Cross

Jim Wallis | Posted 03.13.2015 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Last Saturday, during the 50th anniversary event of "Bloody Sunday," I spent many hours just looking at that bridge. The words that kept coming to me were "courage" and "resistance." My question became: What bridge we will now have to cross?

John Lewis Says Voter ID Laws Are 'Poll Taxes By Another Name'

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 03.12.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) said Thursday that voter ID laws are a modern-day version of poll taxes once used by Southern ...

Who Tells the History

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 03.12.2015 | 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."

Jennifer Bendery

GOP Senator Calls For Updating Voting Rights Act, But Opposes Bill That Would Do It

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 03.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) won't support legislation to restore the 1965 Voting Rights Act. But on Sunday, he called for updating the landm...

Across the Selma Bridge... The Road Ahead

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 03.09.2015 | Black Voices
Rev. Al Sharpton

Yes, we crossed the bridge half a century ago, and we crossed it again in a reenactment with the president this weekend, but 50 years from now at the 100th anniversary, we will be judged not by whether we brought a Black president to the bridge.

On the Bridge with John Lewis and Barack Obama

Spencer Overton | Posted 03.09.2015 | 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.

President Obama, First Family Lead The Way In March Across Selma Bridge

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 03.07.2015 | Black Voices

President Barack Obama and the First Family led the way across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, on Saturday as they reenacted the iconic ma...

President Barack Obama Earns High Praise For His Powerful Selma Speech

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 03.08.2015 | Black Voices

President Barack Obama delivered a speech on Saturday honoring the 50th anniversary of the historic march in Selma, Alabama, which many are describing...

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...

Igor Bobic

Barack Obama Marks 50th Anniversary Of 'Bloody Sunday' With Powerful Speech In Selma

HuffingtonPost.com | Igor Bobic | Posted 03.08.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama joined nearly 100 members of Congress in Selma, Alabama, on Saturday for the 50th anniversary of "Bloody Sunday" ...

John Lewis Shares Memories From Selma In This Incredible Series Of Tweets

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 03.07.2015 | Black Voices

Congressman John Lewis was a young man when he marched from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama with Martin Luther King Jr. in 1965 -- and fifty years later,...

Massive Crowds Gather In The Streets Of Selma To Honor Landmark Anniversary

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 03.07.2015 | Black Voices

The streets of Selma, Alabama, were packed on Saturday with thousands of people who traveled to the small town to commemorate the 50th anniversary of ...

John Lewis Says The Scars From Selma Are Still Visible

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | Posted 03.06.2015 | Politics

Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) says he still bears the physical scars from his involvement in the civil rights marches from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, 50 ...

The Time for Voter Rights Is Now

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 05.02.2015 | Politics
Rev. Al Sharpton

We cannot raise awareness about the heroines and heroes of history, and then turn around and be cowards 50 years later. This Congress must deal with overt moves among states to obstruct people's right to vote, and they must restore federal protections of voting rights.

Civil Rights Icon John Lewis: Without Selma, Barack Obama Would Not Be President

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 02.19.2015 | Politics

Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), the civil rights icon who had his skull fractured by police when he led a march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala...

Israeli Consul: Supporters of Bibi's Speech Want to Humiliate President Obama

Robert Naiman | Posted 04.07.2015 | Politics
Robert Naiman

If any doubt remains that Speaker Boehner's invitation to Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu to address Congress on March 3 represents a coordinated attack on President Obama by the right-wing noise machine, let Israel's consul general in Philadelphia, Yaron Sideman, put it to rest.

John Lewis: A True Superhero

Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz | Posted 04.06.2015 | Books
Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz

His civilian name is John Lewis, by day a mild-mannered congressman from Georgia, but in his role as a civil rights leader extraordinaire he is one of America's most courageous heroes. He has just released the second of a planned trilogy of graphic novels titled March.

How Selma Changed My Life

Keith Runyon | Posted 04.03.2015 | Black Voices
Keith Runyon

Thanks to television, the entire civil rights era is part of my personal history, even though my middle class white family never participated in a demonstration. But we were part of it all. Every American alive in the 1960s was, no matter what position you took. I am proud of my parents' views, and how they guided me.