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Julian Bond

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

EBONY.com | Posted 08.26.2015 | Black Voices
EBONY.com

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...

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 hu...

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 Po...

Jason Linkins

Here's What Dick Cheney And Julian Bond Have In Common

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.

Ella Baker: My Civil Rights Generation's 'Fundi'

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.28.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

During this last week of Women’s History Month, I wanted you to learn about Ella Baker, a transforming but too-little-known woman and overpowering justice warrior for my generation of civil rights activists.

The Millennial Generation and the Civil Rights Movement

Ola Ojewumi | Posted 02.08.2014 | Impact
Ola Ojewumi

The obligation to propel Dr. King's message of social equity into the modern day rests on the shoulders of this generation.

Tea Party Slammed As 'Taliban Wing Of American Politics'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 05.14.2013 | Politics

Former NAACP Chairman Julian Bond said Tuesday that it was "entirely legitimate" for the Internal Revenue Service to target conservative groups for in...

WATCH: Colbert Piles On Scalia's Racial Comments

Posted 03.07.2013 | Comedy

Stephen Colbert spent much of Wednesday's "Colbert Report" unpacking the challenge to the Voting Rights Act that currently sits before the Supreme Cou...

The Few and the Many: Linking a Campaign to a Movement

Eileen Flanagan | Posted 04.28.2013 | Impact
Eileen Flanagan

When I handcuffed my wrist to the White House fence on February 13 along with author Bill McKibben, the Sierra Club's Michael Brune, civil rights icon Julian Bond and 44 others, it was a big moment for my organization, Earth Quaker Action Team.

Rosa Parks Centennial -- Untold Story Clouds Legacy

David Tereshchuk | Posted 04.03.2013 | Media
David Tereshchuk

The U.S. Senate has designated Monday February 4, as Rosa Parks Day, but meanwhile, seven years after her death, her own records of her extraordinary life lie hidden and inaccessible to the public and scholars alike, in a drab New York City warehouse.

From Black To Gay: Julian Bond On Civil Rights And Gay Rights

Michael G. Long | Posted 03.13.2013 | Gay Voices
Michael G. Long

There is an inextricable connection between the civil rights movement led by Martin Luther King, Jr. and the contemporary movement for LGBTQ rights. So says veteran civil rights leader and former NAACP chair Julian Bond.

WATCH: Is The End Of AIDS In Sight?

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 07.13.2012 | Black Voices

In the time it takes to read this article, someone in the United States will contract HIV and, according to recent statistics, there's a 50 percent ch...