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Martin Luther King Jr

Remember What MLK Died for

Rep. Charles Rangel | Posted 06.04.2011 | Politics
Rep. Charles Rangel

Today as we solemnly commemorate the tragic death of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., we remember why we must continue to stand up for civil rights and the union movement and carry on his dream.

My Thank You Letter to Scott Walker

Nancy Cronk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Nancy Cronk

Thank you for giving us a reason, and a renewed commitment, to publicly declare that we stand together in solidarity to protect the middle class, and to ensure justice for workers.

Unions Frame Collective Bargaining As Civil Rights Issue

AP | SAM HANANEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Labor unions at the heart of a burning national disagreement over the cost of public employees want to frame the debate as a civil ...

Is Tribalism on the Increase?

Daniel Cubias | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Cubias

When I was a college student, I worked at the student newspaper. I was a longhaired, hard-drinking journalist -- a Woodward and/or Bernstein in traini...

Michelle Alexander And Dr. Vincent Harding Visit Manual High School

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

"How many of you know someone who has been killed in gang violence?" Denver teacher and self-awareness coach Ra Maat asks an auditorium half-filled wi...

Remembering Ten Black Christian Leaders

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Clarence B. Jones

As our nation commemorates "Black History Month" it is fitting that we pay tribute to contributions of "elders" to our own nation's struggle for participatory democracy

An Open Letter To Religious Leaders In Support Of Collective Bargaining Rights

Rev. Colin Bossen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Colin Bossen

If we religious leaders are to continue to have moral authority in our communities we must speak up in support of public employees' right to collective bargaining.

The FBI: Going Rogue

John W. Whitehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

Whereas the Constitution was once the rule of law, we have entered a phase in our nation's life where the government largely operates above the law. The activities of the FBI are a perfect illustration of this.

My Apology To Justin Bieber, Sarah Palin, A-Rod And My Mom

Bruce Reyes-Chow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Bruce Reyes-Chow

I have a deep belief that for the good of society, we should not accept this behavior as a given ... no matter who they are directed at.

Little Known History of Labor Rights and Civil Rights

Dedrick Muhammad | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dedrick Muhammad

The American economy has been one where wealth and income is increasingly concentrated in the hands of an elite, creating a top heavy economy versus a middle class economy that was at the center of America's most prosperous years.

Historic Soul Food Spot Closes Due To Economy, Owners Hope To Bring It Back

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Since 1945, Army & Lou's has been a South Side soul food destination. Rich in history and known for its amazing smothered fried chicken, one of the ol...

Selma And Salamah: Egyptian Voices For Peace As The Fruit Of Justice

Ingrid Mattson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Ingrid Mattson

Like Rabbi Heschel and Dr. King, the Egyptian protesters moved beyond parochial religious identities to come together to call for a peace in a place where it has been long denied.

Heeding God's Call To End Gun Violence

Charles Howard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Charles Howard

Gun control, 2nd Amendment rights, gun-violence advocacy -- whatever you want to call it -- is complex. What is simple is that our country has a problem with gun violence.

Fear Extreme Islamists in the Arab World? Blame Washington

Jeff Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jeff Cohen

In the last year of his life, Martin Luther King Jr. questioned U.S. military interventions against progressive movements in the Third World by invoki...

Have You Talked To YOUR Kids About Racism?

Christine Carter, PhD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christine Carter, PhD

I've been quizzing the various kids in my life about what they know and what they've learned about Dr. King. And what they say is a little surprising.

King's Daughter Won't Assume Helm Of Father's Southern Christian Leadership Conference

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service (RNS) Fifteen months after being tapped to head the civil rights group founded by her famous father, the Rev...

The 30/10 Initiative Revisited

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

What is the best way to promote economic development and hiring? My vote is for a new New Deal which helps communities accelerate construction of overdue projects.

Martin Luther King Day Is for Work

Nelson Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Nelson Davis

I'm writing this on Martin Luther King Day which is a widely celebrated holiday but my office is open for business today. Like many national holidays,...

Reflections During MLK Week

Rep. Barbara Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Barbara Lee

Now more than ever, let us remember that we can start working as peacemakers in our own communities. We can begin by supporting and educating our young people, by volunteering our time and energy to bolster safer communities.

Is Immigration Reform the New Civil Rights Movement?

Daniel Cubias | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Cubias

many social movements of the last few decades have attempted to appropriate this term as their own. Among the latest to claim the power of the civil rights movement are those who advocate for immigration reform.

Beyond Sorrow: The Resilience Of The Human Spirit

Sharon Salzberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sharon Salzberg

Commonly we find resiliency through connection: to nature, to community, to inner strengths, to a sense of life bigger than the circumstances we see in front of us.

Accepting Our Differences Between Civility and Dignity

Carol Smaldino | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carol Smaldino

The deep divisions in our country symbolize something, and they won't stay long buried underneath the rubble of artificial courtesy.

What Would Dr. King Think of Today's Poverty?

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howard Steven Friedman

While many remember Dr. King for his civil rights activities, far less are aware of the work he did in support of the Poor People's Campaign. Dr. Ki...

Brandan Odums: Remembering MLK Jr, Remixing Lil Wayne

The Huffington Post | Julia Steers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Growing up, filmmaker and activist Brandan Odums idolized Martin Luther King Jr., but concedes his reverence was "by default." "He was my hero becaus...

Stop 'Pimping' the Legacy of Dr. King

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Clarence B. Jones

Jeh Johnson's attempt to legitimize or authenticate US armed intervention in Iraq and Afghanistan is equivalent to blasphemy and an immoral assault on Dr. King's legacy and commitment to nonviolence.