While there are fine essays and books written about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., detailing his words and his impact on American life, law and culture, few focus uniquely on the American psyche -- how "we" see, or don't see, Dr. King. Consider these six conflicting points of view.
The lock-in model can help us to understand how it is that racial gaps may well persist indefinitely, even if all intentional discrimination were to end tomorrow.
In an age of 24-hour news media and the irruption of social media, blogs, and anonymous posts, we suffer from the temptation of vitriolic speech. We have lost the capacity to shape the moral conscience of the nation and transform the national mood and tenor.
I asked my father, who is from Uganda, to translate my poem into Luganda. I wasn't sure why I did this at first.
As we commemorate the birth, life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., we would do well to remember at least the following ten things: 1. Althou...
Pope Francis has shocked--and delighted--many, with his revival of the "social gospel" of the core deeds (feeding the hungry, healing the sick, clothing the poor and visiting the incarcerated), which Jesus reportedly commanded of his followers.
The factor that most powerfully fueled King's opposition to capitalism is the imperative of his biblical faith to bridge the gulf between abject poverty and superfluous wealth. In this sense he considered capitalism an insult to his faith.
On the celebration of his birthday this year, when he would have been 85, it is good to remember 12 remarkable declarations from his speeches that give psychologically inspiring and meaningful advice for life.
I was the only African-American boy in the 5th Grade. There was no other choice, it had to be me!
"A Dream" I believe we've been collectively asleep and that this is the moment where through effort and faith, we can wake up to the real dream. In o...
This past Saturday, I was scheduled to lead Torah study in Mishkan Shalom. Actually, I don't "lead" it so much as I "weave" it, choosing the specific passage we read and then encouraging the participants to explore their own thoughts and feelings about it.
What a performance! And when it ended, the talk swirled around a brilliant, passionate 25-year-old black man whose skill, brains and ability lifted h...
To some, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was known as a pastor, humanitarian and activist but it's his role as a leader in the civil rights movement that...
The newly filed legislation to repair the Voting Right Act and stop the flood of voter suppression is both possible and realistic. The League of Women Voters believes it is crucial for Congress to act swiftly to repair the Voting Rights Act and protect the voting rights of Americans everywhere.
On the national holiday today, The King Center is calling for a moratorium on violence. Specifically, we are asking that there be no shots fired -- no shooting off at the mouth with our tongue, no shooting off physically with our fists and no shooting off of any type of gun!
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a leader who, like Mahatma Gandhi before him, and Nelson Mandela after him, showed us the way from weakness and division to strength in unity.