As long as the Southern White anti-government, anti-tax, anti-child, anti-poor, and anti-Black faction controls the party, no one of good conscience should run as, vote for, or identify with the Republican Party.
In May 1968 thousands of people occupied the National Mall and demanded economic justice in the form of fair wages, decent housing, quality health care and education, and access to adequate food. Nearly fifty years later, this dream remains deferred for far too many Americans.
My mother once said that we must understand where we are coming from in order to better understand who we are in this life. It took me many years to understand what she meant.
The lack of racial/ethnic diversity in the nation's nonprofit leadership is coupled with an urgent need to cultivate more young community members as leaders and then promote them into leadership positions. The nonprofit sector faces a "war for talent" with the business and government sectors to recruit and retain young leaders.
We live in a world where injustice, racism and prejudice walk the streets freely as imposters of liberty. We live in a world where the dose of decolon...
Eventually, Assad or his sons must renounce power; history teaches that no repressive regime lasts forever. But how long until this family falls? How long until "might makes right" is replaced by morality, until the pen and law and human decency really do triumph over the sword?
In my last post ("Reclaiming Our Democracy - Lessons from the Trenches of Citizen Advocacy," October 15) I described the highly effective methodologie...
What is most remarkable about the film is how McQueen's camera catches the hopelessness of a situation in a mere static shot of an actor's face, holding the shot for minutes on end, letting the expression refract into our collective psyche.
After all, music soothes the savage beast. And there's plenty of wild legislators roaming the government corridors that could use some calming down. Jazz dudes may have found the elixir: jazz is Xanadu minus the Xanax.
When it comes to eliminating housing discrimination, knowledge is power. The U.S Departments of Justice and Housing and Urban Development (HUD) have filed and successfully resolved many housing discrimination cases, and most of these cases began because someone said "Enough!"
Bestselling author Malcom Gladwell's newest book, David and Goliath, takes us on a journey from the battlefield to the classroom, to shatter our perception of adversity and being the underdog.
We must always keep in mind that the potential for all great beauty is encased within a seed in our souls. With diligence, patience, and empathy, the seed will germinate and bloom into a gift for our fellow men.
Having come this far by faith, with a renewed dedication to prophetic action and critique, Black churches are poised on the edge of a future, still too full of the provincial, but instilled with possibilities for insurgent renewal and change.
During the War for Independence, a young, black Philadelphian, James Forten, decided to fight on the American side following the passage of a state law titled "An Act for the Gradual Abolition of Slavery." It convinced him that Pennsylvania, at least, was on the right side of the struggle.
We have to do something about Syria's chemical weapons. And yet... No person of compassion can ever sanction war. And yet...
We should not let ourselves become dulled by this horror because wisdom will carry the day in the end. We should pray for those wounded and killed and killed, knowing that the good fight for sensible gun legislation will continue.