Last weekend over 20 New York City organizations co-sponsored a love rally in Washington Square Park to fight radical hate with radical love.
In reality, only one in four families who qualify for housing assistance receives it. In the face of stagnating or falling incomes and soaring housing costs, eviction has become more commonplace in America than ever.
April 4 was the 48th anniversary of the murder of Martin Luther King Jr. Pastors get in trouble when they break the silence of their times. MLK spoke at Riverside Church on Sunday April 4, 1967 -- a year to the day before he was killed -- breaking his own silence about the war in Vietnam, much to the chagrin of many of his supporters, and called out the three "giant triplets of racism, extreme materialism, and militarism."
During a recent spring break visit to Tennessee and the Mississippi Delta, University of St. Thomas undergraduate students explored the history of the Civil Rights Movement and heard the clarion call to become drum majors for justice.
Because Lincoln and King represent our better selves we idealize them. Persons who lived through the news of the assassination of either man (deaths that made them martyrs) remember the suffering each death caused for those who loved them.
Interfaith Literacy is important because this appreciative knowledge enables us to connect with entire groups of people and through those connections we can cooperate across religious difference to empower one another and make a difference in our communities and world.
"The unborn person doesn't have constitutional rights."--Hillary Clinton, Meet the Press (April 3, 2016) When presidential candidate Hillary Clinton ...
On February 12, 1968, Martin Luther King and his staff completed the master plan for what they dubbed the "Poor People's Campaign."
It is hard to believe that on this very day 48 years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on a balcony in Memphis, Tennessee.
We must act upon his warnings if our children, nation's future and founding principles -- subverted and still sullied by the legacies of slavery, Native American genocide, exclusion of women and non-propertied men of all colors from our electoral processes -- are to be saved.
The idea behind deconstruction is to deconstruct the workings of strong nation-states with powerful immigration policies, to deconstruct the rhetoric ...
Rev. Vivian, a Presidential Medal of Freedom winner, a confidant of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and a role model for so many of us in the 1960s era of civil rights activism and still, believes young people today are inheriting the world at a unique crossroads in history.
The film has a rather strange premise -- two popular superheroes, both good guys, doing battle with one another. And yet, it fits our presidential primary season very well, with candidates attacking each other with a virulence that is usually reserved for enemies of the United States.
Today, in the digital age, our surveillance tools are much more powerful than they were in the days when the FBI tapped MLK's phone and bugged his hotel rooms. That's why the legal dispute between Apple and the FBI is so important.
The democratic experiment is neither certain nor assured. It takes courage and perseverance, a willingness to wrestle with the toughest issues and to...
Teenagers can no longer find a home in our political parties. Thus, young people, are looking for a cure to heal our democracy, by allowing it to transition into a new construction that they can trust, and have faith in... and that will look like a democratic reality for America.