Where education and "dialogue" with lukewarm Christian "allies" continues to be a one-sided effort to which only LGBTQ Christians and a handful of outspoken allies contribute, perhaps it's time to recognize what Jesus taught in the parable of the sower.
We can no longer ignore the economic reality, thanks to Professor Piketty, that without forceful government intervention on behalf of the people, inequality will increase.
Dr. King famously said, "The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice." The Civil Rights Act changed the face of the nation, bending the arc sharply on July 2, 1964. But much work remains. On the 50-year anniversary of its passage, let us rededicate ourselves to the task of building a fairer, more just society.
Let us use the same spirit that powered the Civil Rights Act to re-energize our commitment to continue to push for positive change and equal access to opportunity for all our community. We can and must not only honor, but learn from our historic accomplishments.
On a recent walk-through of the new National Center for Civil and Human Rights (NCCHR) in Atlanta, CEO Doug Shipman looked at the group of social justice activists and their families and said, "This is it right here -- skim, swim or dive. There's content for every type of audience."
Architect Phil Freelon, whose Freelon Group recently merged with Perkins+Will, will be heading to Atlanta on June 23 for opening ceremonies centered around the design of his newest civic space: It's the strikingly symbolic National Center for Civil and Human Rights (NCCHR).
I see a common theme in the African American community -- a tolerance of the current state. "This system wasn't made for us, that's just how it is," I hear. This mentality permeates through world famous academics, and is widely read in higher education.
Wearing one his trademark African shirts, Kumi Naidoo eschews not only conventional western dress codes, but also traditional power structures. Having grown up under the brutal hand of apartheid rule in South Africa, he is no stranger to standing up to oppressive regimes.
Times have changed and the tide is running against Daniel Snyder. Our society increasingly has little tolerance for racism, sexism, and all the other "isms" that keep us separate and apart.
The fire that swept America in early 1964 was a derivation of the one that incinerated the nation in 1861: the scourge of slavery and the curse of segregation that followed the Civil War.
Vincent Harding died on Monday. One of my most important and dearest mentors is gone; there are countless other people across America -- indeed, around the world -- who are feeling the same as me. But he really hasn't gone; his memory and presence will continue on with us in a "cloud of witnesses," which is the most important thing Vincent ever taught me.
Vincent Harding will be mourned by hundreds of thousands of people who had basked in the glow of his slow, gentle smile and heard his quiet, mellow tones of encouragement urge them into the struggle.
Glimpses into the lives of ordinary Americans. THE THIEVES AMONG US Montgomery, Alabama (1956) I started at the grocery when I was twelve, sweep...
Vincent was insistent that the wisdom that came from the struggles of the mid-century must be kept alive and newly living by contact between the elders of that movement and the far younger activists of today.
It's the Saturday before Mother's Day, 2014, and I am listening for happily the third or fourth time to iO's Arzelia Williams interview and poem "Sacr...
On Mother's Day each year, we honor our mothers. These are the women who gave birth to us, raised us and helped launch us as adults. Mothers throughou...