GENEVA, SWITZERLAND - It's a humbling experience to meet one of history's heroes. But as scores of people found out here last week, it's more complica...
Dr. King spoke about the solutions of fairness, opportunity and equality. We have come so far but for many of our citizens the ideals of justice, liberty and the pursuit of the American Dream remain an elusive dream.
Fast food workers are drowning in economic hardship, trying to live on $7.25 per hour, and in some case a bit more. These workers are mainly women, with 25% being parents who can barely make ends meet on an average pay of less than $11,200 per year while working in a $200 billion industry.
It's pretty easy to do the right thing when the conditions are right. It's not so easy when conditions are very challenging and doing the right thing could result in serious, negative consequences in the short term for us or for our organization.
Many of us are "different" in one way or another, yet we often tell the stories and put forth the selves that will receive social privilege. I wish we did less of that. Be brave. Be bold. Be yourself. That's how we each come to remember that human diversity is really pretty wonderful.
We do not need to glorify, deify, magnify or edify the March on Washington, but call it what it was: a people's prophetic movement that stood up to the powers that be on the day and held the nation accountable.
Occupy, perhaps reflects today's hyper-personal, polarized environment, and therefore seems to be going nowhere and slowly. That 'gridlock' may not be surprising in today's culture. It
As the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington called for Americans to continue the fight for the unfinished business of Dr. King's dream, a starting point is questioning America's continued quick stance to move on military intervention and its stalled stance on economic equality.
I ask that we all include orphans, living without parental care, in our struggle for social justice. They are surely worthy of our marches, our raised up voices, our outraged pleas for the victims of human indecencies.
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President Obama urged each of us to become a modern-day marcher for economic justice and racial harmony. But what if we're all racists and don't know ...
This past week in Washington there were debates on if Dr. King's dream of 50 years ago has been realized, while at the same time, the Administration c...
Du Bois was one of the towering intellectual figures of the 20th century. Fifty years after his death, his ideas -- and his activism for economic and social justice -- remain an important influence on American culture.
Help me to be nonviolent to myself. Give me the grace to let go of violence, to love and accept myself, to treat myself nonviolently, to cultivate inner peace, and to dwell in your peace.
People love to send me the link to Simon Sinek's recent TED talk, discussing how great leaders inspire action. Simon says, "Start with WHY," so people do (I blame that on his first name).
I've a seven-year-old son, and I often wonder how I can convey to him something of the great debt we owe Dr. King for a dream so movingly woven in the fabric of America's experience.I want him to hear lines Dr. King gave the world.