I stand to pursue racial justice and equity for all. I highly detest and condemn violence toward anyone, including those who protect us.
Last Sunday, January 17, in a sermon, "Prophecy and Politics," for Martin Luther King Day at Prospect Park United Methodist Church about my experiences as a young man in the civil rights movement, I addressed prejudices against working class whites.
On Monday, February 1, the Pasadena City Council will make a long anticipated decision about adopting a citywide minimum wage. That date happens to be the 55th anniversary of one of the most important events in American history -- the sit-in at the Woolworth's lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina.
This "wait" has almost always meant "never." ... "Justice too long delayed is justice denied." --Martin Luther King Jr., Letter From Birmingham ...
This desire by the government to cast a wider net to identify and respond to "suspicious behavior" has only heightened the risk of unfair and unjust targeting of marginalized individuals.
With the rhetoric of intolerance and the drumbeat of war dominating the Republican Party's presidential spectacle, this is an important time to reflect on how Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. and the movement he embodied changed our nation and our lives for the better.
It's pretty easy to understand. Unless you're trying not to.
At the risk of seeming mad, at the risk of failing, we must never stop seeking, "in a world suddenly too small for existing cosmologies, a reality large enough to contain what we have seen"...
"If you can't fly, then run, if you can't run then walk. If you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward"--Rev. Dr. ...
If he were here today, the martyred Dr. King would surely be shaking his head that America still has a problem with peaceful dissenters of conscience.
Let's put our full weight behind all efforts to make jobs available, and make sure it pays to work, so that economic and social mobility is a reality for everyone. That's our dream for 2016, and it is past time for all of us to take it from dream to reality.
The peace quotes some of my white friends like to promote is a half-hearted attempt to make themselves feel better about being white in a racially tense America. It's a means of sugar-coating a not-so-sweet reality. It's a way of looking at racial tensions through rose-colored, or should I say white-colored, glasses.
As adults, it is essential that we listen to the questions and concepts children bring up and explore the experiences they have had around racism.
If we are a moral people, we must move to raise the minimum wage. This is our first order of business: to raise the wage to $15 an hour and secure the floor so that it is not devalued by inflation.
Ongoing depression. Bad breakups. People pleaser. Stressed about money. Estranged relationships. Anxiety. Burdened by the suffering of others. Having ...
#MLKNOW was the event of year. It set the right tone for what's to come and completely affirmed that we are the leaders we've been waiting for. To see contemporary artists proclaim the words of those who paved the way was awe-inspiring to say the least.