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...
After watching Sasha Reuther's riveting documentary Brothers on the Line, I realize that every education has a significant gap or two, and one of mine involved the fascinating and rich history of labor in America.
The outrage and sadness I feel at the abduction of these young girls in Nigeria cannot be described.
I have no special knowledge of the Troubles. But I am personally acquainted with Mr. Adams. I found him to be a man of peace, not of violence, when we welcomed him to our program in 2004.
Why selling the Clippers to the fans is the best way to respond to Donald Sterling's racist rant.
Take a fresh look at the labor movement. You could be organizers who make the case for union membership, or push for laws that help college students and working families.
Easter was to my mother what Christmas was to me -- the best of the best. When I was old enough to articulate my preference for Christmas, I'd start with the unpleasantness of 'Good Friday.' How could torturing someone to death be the cause for celebration?
As a scholar of the civil rights movement, Ben Kamin writes about the historically unknown, and unwritten, Jewish aspect of that period through the person of Stanley Levison.
Near the commencement of Outkast's hour-and-a-half long performance at Coachella this past weekend, the lauded duo reciprocally encircled the table while simultaneously reciting their seminal lyrics, walking a circular path reminiscent of spiritual pilgrims walking a labyrinth.
Our bridges are collapsing, our highways and railways are crumbling, and our schools are failing because too much money that should go into education and infrastructure continues to finance the implements of war.
In the 50th anniversary coverage of the Civil Rights Bill, what appears to have been omitted was the role of major religious organizations and Republican members of Congress in enabling President Johnson to develop a national coalition to support the bill.
In many ways, the bizarre state of affairs in which our nation's capital now finds itself mired is not so new. Author Clay Risen explores a key juncture in our history when archaic procedures threatened to change the course of history.
America has never been as close to the dream of universal healthcare for all -- and a shift away from war as a national vocation -- than we are today. It is a fact to be celebrated and more importantly, fought for in ways that make sense for each of us in our own way.