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What Would King Have Said About Foreclosures, Trayvon?

Alex Emslie | Posted 06.06.2012 | Politics
Alex Emslie

San Franciscans gathered at City Hall April 5 to commemorate the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. and express outrage at the slaying of Trayvon Martin, local homicides claiming the lives of three young men this week, and "economic violence" resulting in foreclosures and poverty.

1 Samuel 3:1-10, 11-20: Prayerful Listening, Prophetic Proclaiming

Rev. Dr. Luke A. Powery | Posted 03.12.2012 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Luke A. Powery

Samuel does not know God's voice, but he soon realizes that God is the foundation of his future prophetic work. God speaks but do we listen? Hearing was critical for the prophetic witness of Dr. King.

Which King Stands on the Mall?

Michael W. Waters | Posted 12.22.2011 | Black Voices
Michael W. Waters

I cannot help but to wonder, which King now stands enshrined on the mall? For our answer to this question speaks not only to who we consider ourselves to be as a nation, but also to who we have made Dr. King to be, and what we consider to be his enduring legacy.

Stevie Wonder Touches Dr. King's Face

Hermene Hartman | Posted 12.22.2011 | Black Voices
Hermene Hartman

It is most befitting that this great man who was never elected to office, used his voice to change America and make it live up to its written creed. King represents Black Americans on the mall, where in the buildings and halls of our national lawmakers there is little black representation.

Reigniting the Dream

Rep. John Conyers | Posted 12.15.2011 | Black Voices
Rep. John Conyers

The dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial provides an opportunity to reflect and commit ourselves to Dr. King's work. Dr. King dreamed to end not just racial injustice, but the poverty that had allowed it to flourish. We need to make that dream a reality.

The Beloved Community

Rep. Bobby Rush | Posted 12.14.2011 | Black Voices
Rep. Bobby Rush

Of the many lessons that life has taught me, none has been more powerful than what I have come to understand about the true meaning of "The Beloved Community."

Howard Fineman

Harry E. Johnson Sr.: The Man Behind The MLK Memorial (The Inspirationals) | Howard Fineman | Posted 11.06.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Inspiring leaders in America come in all shapes, sizes, colors and creeds, and in all walks of life and public endeavor. Harry E. Joh...

Tough Minds And Tender Hearts: An Open Letter To Young Clergy

Andrew Wilkes | Posted 11.05.2011 | Religion
Andrew Wilkes

Soft-mindedness and hard-heartedness are afoot in America, even in the Church. In the spirit of Rev. Martin Luther King, let us redouble our effort to love intently and think critically.

King in Stone and Reality

Hermene Hartman | Posted 10.26.2011 | Black Voices
Hermene Hartman

King was profound in a profane world. He was amazingly impactful and proved that one man can make a difference. As we see King today, as we mount a statue on the Washington mall, the backdrop is politicians gone mad.

Emmett Till and Dr. King's Memorial

Eddie Glaude, Jr., Ph.D. | Posted 10.26.2011 | Black Voices
Eddie Glaude, Jr., Ph.D.

Americans, especially African Americans, must not walk through the King national memorial without remembering our dead, without calling the names of those we know and acknowledging the nameless souls who sacrificed for a more just world.

Secularists Celebrate Dr. King Too

John Shook, Ph.D. | Posted 10.24.2011 | Religion
John Shook, Ph.D.

Are there any atheists who would apply common criticisms against religion to Dr. King? Was his prophetic vision of universal love just a matter of regrettable brain misfirings?