The shooting in Orlando was the deadliest attack on American soil since 911. An estimated 50 people died, and many more injured at the hands of a gunman.
My seven-year-old transgender son told me several months ago that he wants to be like Martin when he grows up. You know, the one who had a dream. I told my son I didn't know he was on a first name basis with the great Dr. King.
We mourn, we celebrate, we come together. This month is Pride Month, to honor the 1969 Stonewall Riots in Manhattan. June 12th was also Loving Day, ...
One could say that we have allowed our fears -- fear for our safety, fear of each other, fear of being labeled racist or hateful or prejudiced, etc. -- to trump our freedom of speech and muzzle us far more effectively than any government edict could.
In the end, Muhammad Ali wasn't just the most important athlete of his time. He was a unified human being. His occupation was inseparable from his aspirations, his spiritual ideals inseparable his worldly activities. That's an important lesson for any historical moment, and for this moment more than most.
In the past year, we have seen a welcome surge, prodded by new books on slavery, campus debates, and student protests, of new commitments by some universities and other institutions to confront the truth about their own histories, especially the ugly legacies of slavery and Native American genocide.
As I learned in the freedom movement as a young man (the "civil rights" movement) it's a mistake to make overly sharp contrasts between "democratic" and "undemocratic" communities, just as it's mistaken to contrast "good" and "bad" people. It's more or less, not either-or.
"I've been in many demonstrations all across the South, but I can say that I have never seen, even in Mississippi and Alabama, mobs as hostile and as ...
War movies deal in the extremes of human behavior. The best films address not only destruction on a vast scale but also plumb the depths of humanity's response to the grotesque horror of war.
Sanders is the candidate who has taken the mantle of Dr. King in this election. A large silent non-violent protest broadcasts louder than a lot of screaming and yelling. If you don't stand for something - you will fall for anything...
If Dr. King's "March on Ballot Boxes" speech has taught us anything, it is that we cannot afford to be complacent. We must do everything within our power to push for progress in our community. We must ensure that our voices are heard -- and that our voices will drown out those who strive to reverse the social advancements we have fought so hard to achieve.
Days before the police dogs and water hoses, a Gallup poll found that only four percent of the nation thought civil rights was a national issue. But once television captured Connor's brutality, overnight, 52 percent felt civil rights was a national issue.
As an American of Palestinian Christian origin, I urge the United Methodist Church to heed the Palestinian Christian Kairos call for divestment from c...
The only way we'll ever achieve change in this country is for this generation of young people to say "enough is enough" and fight for the things that truly matter.
Is it true that the Black Lives Matter movement is only "yelling" and is not seeking incremental change and a seat "at the table"? No, it's not.
Kudos to the Treasury Department which has announced that Harriet Tubman's face will grace the front of the redesigned $20 bill, making her the first woman in more than a century and first African American ever to be represented on the face of an American paper note.