For months we've been watching students on campuses across the country demand inclusion and racial equality. In a short time, students at Whitman College will do something about it.
As our nation celebrates the memory of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., many of us will hear his speeches broadcasted, attend lectures or rallies, vi...
This Martin Luther King Holiday, we need to be mindful of what public school educators are telling us about the state of our schools and by extension, our children and our democracy. "Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly."
Dr. King wrote extensively and spoke widely during the African American Civil Rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s. In his work he expressed his analysis of the problems facing American society and his vision for a more hopeful future.
I read recently an article outlining why happy people, don't check their cell phones before getting out of bed. With a myriad of media outlets and soc...
These icons somehow always found the courage to speak up for what they believed, however unpopular, even though neither could really afford to alienate many more people.
When people think of Santa Monica they probably think of the beach, the sun, the promenade... it is doubtful that many people think of its hidden gem,...
The Promised Land, then, is not simply a "safe space." Social justice is not achieved by eliminating "microaggressions" or requiring "trigger warnings." Student activists, whatever their cause, should recognize and insist on intellectual freedom for all.
I'm also glad to see Cornel on the campaign trail with Bernie Sanders, who he refers to as a rare politician with integrity, honesty, and decency. As a Democratic Socialist (as was Martin Luther King, Albert Einstein, and John Dewey), Bernie obviously cares more about the poor than any other candidate.
Thank Him for the people you've helped. And ask that those acts of service you've done to make other's lives a little brighter reflect back on you and bring you peace and grace. Then, feel the wonders and the difference inside yourself this Christmas.
As we mark the 60th anniversary of the boycott that launched the Civil Rights Movement in the 20th century, we would do well to remember the millions of American citizens who are struggling to earn their keep and keep their faith in a nation they do not believe has kept faith with them.
There is fear, terror, actual violence, palpable hate, attacks, and senseless shootings. It is suffocating. It is degrading. It is vile. It is a...
As we reflect on the 13th Amendment, we are reminded that the struggle for justice will continue until we realize the vision of a free and just America for all.
The success of the Montgomery bus boycott remains a shining example and model for what can be achieved through nonviolent activism. Six decades later, the University of Missouri Tigers football team flexed its muscles when it decided to boycott future games and practices until MU system President Tim Wolfe stepped down or was removed from office over allegations that he failed to address continuing charges of racism and discrimination in the four-school system.
I have lived some of the greatest days of my life in Paris. I have loved there, had some of the most profound love story moments of my life there. That is Paris, for me, and for many others. So hate, you cannot have Paris.
The fact that you're now getting battered in the press is no one's fault but your own. I'm sorry Doc, but lies matter. And they matter big time when you're running for president. You're on the hot seat now for sure.