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Julian Bond

Dear Gay White Brothers

Chris Cormier | Posted 03.28.2016 | Queer Voices
Chris Cormier

I hope we don't soon forget what silence felt like when hatred was directed at us, and instead reach back through that door. In this legacy-defining moment, what choice will you make?

Altadena Son Of The South Hailed By Atlanta

Lionel Rolfe | Posted 12.01.2015 | Los Angeles
Lionel Rolfe

Rosa Parks and John Lewis are the subjects of one of Boyd Lewis' photos. Parks triggered the modern civil rights movement with the 1955 Birmingham Bus...

Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind

George Heymont | Posted 11.15.2015 | Arts
George Heymont

Women in the arts have become increasingly outspoken about the blatant misogyny and gender bias they face in the entertainment industry.

Transforming the Majority Shouldn't be the 'Job' of Minorities, But it Is. Especially for Students.

Maxim Thorne | Posted 11.13.2015 | Black Voices
Maxim Thorne

What has erupted proves the case of the continued need to build cultural competencies across Yale and indeed across all campuses and communities. We don't have to, don't warrant this. But should we all not embrace that awesome challenge we may forfeit the future that is ours to own and make better.

An Open Letter to Civil Rights Pioneer Julian Bond from Morehouse Student Govt. Association

Timothy Tukes | Posted 10.05.2015 | College
Timothy Tukes

I must humbly acknowledge I was reluctant when first asked to pen this letter. I admit I was only aware of the significance of your accomplishments on a superficial level mostly through mainstream media.

Aviva Kempner's "Rosenwald" : An Education!

Michael Berkowitz | Posted 09.16.2015 | Entertainment
Michael Berkowitz

Aviva Kempner's "Rosenwald" is brilliant in its simplicity, rich in the issues it raises. Kempner's narrative rise of Julius Rosenwald touches on racism, the legacy of slavery, wealth disparity, social responsibility, education, poverty, and economic mobility. She seems to leave only one stone unturned . . . but it is an important one.

The Mystery of Rosenwald

Michael Gordon Bennett | Posted 09.02.2015 | Black Voices
Michael Gordon Bennett

For the life of me, I couldn't figure out how I never heard of a man, who might arguably have done more good for black Americans than anyone in history.

Inside the Civil Rights Movement: a Conversation With Julian Bond

Eric Mann | Posted 09.02.2015 | Black Voices
Eric Mann

Julian put forth every sentence so succinctly and carefully formulated, generous and ironic with a profound sense of history. I was struck by what a fierce warrior he was and how every story was one of struggle and confrontation with the forces of evil and the commitment to fight to win.

Ferguson, Oath Keepers, and the New Intifada

Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson | Posted 08.26.2015 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson

Where are the voices of faith in the public health crisis of gun violence? When will their calls for peace and resolutions for elimination of automatic weapons turn into actions in the public square instead of requiems for the dead?

The Black Rebel

Lance Simmens | Posted 08.25.2015 | Politics
Lance Simmens

Julian Bond was a great American, and I am lucky to have had the opportunity to know him and engage in political discourse with him. We lost a great American, and he was an inspiration to not only me, but a generation of idealistic youths who decided to enter a life of public service.

Mourning in America

Norman Lear | Posted 08.24.2015 | Politics
Norman Lear

Reading the paper is all too often a jarring experience, but it was especially so on Monday. It's impossible to ignore the disconnect between the well-deserved recognition of Julian Bond's life, and the stark evidence that we have so far to go in order to secure the ideals he championed.

Remembering Julian Bond

Diann Rust-Tierney | Posted 08.24.2015 | Black Voices
Diann Rust-Tierney

How many of the hundreds of us did he release into the world to end poverty, hatred, inequality and to strive for peace? How many of us walked more humbly and kindly, determined to cultivate good whatever the path we traveled?

How Will You Continue the Legacy?

Diana Montero | Posted 08.23.2015 | Black Voices
Diana Montero

This past week, we lost one of America's most beloved and irreplaceable treasures: Julian Bond. While we mourn his passing and think of his countless contributions to society, I cannot help but wonder who in this generation -- or in my generation -- is going to, at the very least, ask for the baton.

Thank You Julian Bond

James Zogby | Posted 08.22.2015 | Politics
James Zogby

Julian Bond was courageous and visionary, a steady hand and a thoughtful strategist, and a tireless and eloquent voice for justice for all who were denied their rights. But for me, Julian was more. He was a mentor who taught me a lesson that has guided my work ever since.

Julian Bond's Lesson: We Can All Sit Down

Elisabeth Mason | Posted 08.20.2015 | Politics
Elisabeth Mason

It's fair to say Julian Bond had a spectacular career. But what made Julian so special was his kindness, his unflagging patience and courtesy, and his willingness to mentor younger generations, with the benefit of his experience and his example.

Julian Bond's Final Gift | Posted 08.26.2015 | Black Voices

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 U...

Julian Bond's Path And The Crossroads In Front Of Us Today

Mike Lux | Posted 08.24.2015 | Politics
Mike Lux

The contrast could not be greater between the violence in word and deed of so many modern day conservatives and the path Julian Bond forged to make a new way for us in this world.

Activists Remember Julian Bond: He Exemplified The 'Best Of The Black Freedom Struggle'

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 08.18.2015 | Black Voices

Iconic civil rights activist Julian Bond died on Saturday, leaving behind a lasting legacy in the fight for racial equality and human rights. He was 7...

Julian Bond Reflection on Today's Racial Inequality

Dedrick Muhammad | Posted 08.17.2015 | Black Voices
Dedrick Muhammad

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."

Julian Bond, Race Man, Poet, Movement-Builder -- and Friend

Roger Hickey | Posted 08.17.2015 | Politics
Roger Hickey

America has lost a great leader, and many of us have lost a good friend. For those of us becoming active in the movement -- especially those of us in the South -- Julian Bond was an absolute hero.

The Julian Bond I Remember and Honor

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 08.16.2015 | Black Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

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.

Julian Bond, Former Chairman Of The NAACP, Dies At 75

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 08.17.2015 | Black Voices

Julian Bond, a celebrated champion for civil rights and former chairman of the NAACP, died Saturday night, according to the Southern Poverty Law Cente...

Jason Linkins

Here's What Dick Cheney And Julian Bond Have In Common | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.20.2015 | Politics

Former Vice President Dick Cheney and former NAACP Chairman Julian Bond don't end up in the same category of leaders every day, but according to the m...

Matt Ferner

The NAACP Bombing In Colorado Is Nothing New | Matt Ferner | Posted 01.09.2015 | Black Voices

The homemade bomb that exploded outside of an NAACP chapter in Colorado this week brought back difficult memories of the long history of violence wrou...

A Lesson to Learn

James Zogby | Posted 10.30.2014 | Politics
James Zogby

Almost daily, we are faced by difficult choices we are challenged to confront over a range of foreign and domestic policy concerns. As these choices play out, I am often guided by an important lesson I learned more than four decades ago from one of my heroes in the U.S. civil rights movement, Julian Bond.