Whenever people come together in Chicago to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as they did today, there invariably is the reflection on his Chicago campaign in 1966 -- when he hit a brick wall of resistance.
One of the major old assumptions in the media and in Washington is that the gun issue is one that hopelessly divides Americans. But a new poll shows a remarkable consensus among Americans on gun issues.
Milestones not only tell us how far we've come, they illustrate how far we still have to go. For the 25th anniversary of the Dr. Martin Luther King holiday there is much to celebrate, but so much more to be done.
I heard Martin Luther King's dream that hot day in August and was never the same. Growing up in the civil rights era without being able to participate as a young child felt like a reed being buffeted by the wind.
The parallels between the message of the 19th Century Prophet Baha'u'llah and the 20th Century's Dr. King are striking. It's the reason Baha'is in the U.S. mark "Race Unity Day" on the second Sunday in June.
Dr. King's actions serve as a reminder that no matter the situation or the odds, there are still steps you can take to make a difference, to find a way to overcome what's in the way, to work around the numerous obstacles.
King went to Memphis, the city of his assassination, to preach that no job holder should live in poverty. Before the bullet struck him, he had joined striking sanitation workers to march for living wage jobs and a union contract.