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Reflections on the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 10.27.2013 | Politics
Clarence B. Jones

So much is being written and commented upon on television about the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom 50 years ago, August 28th, this month. Accordingly, I thought it might be useful to share my own recollection of the event, in real time, as it then occurred.

'I Have A Dream' Speech Anniversary To Be Marked By Marches, Events

Reuters | Posted 10.21.2013 | Politics

By Ian Simpson WASHINGTON, Aug 21 (Reuters) - Marches, speeches and global bell-ringing are set to mark the 50th anniversary this mont...

Why We Can't Wait: The Future of the US Democracy

Rev. Gabriel Salguero | Posted 09.17.2013 | Religion
Rev. Gabriel Salguero

Our nation is an "inescapable network of mutuality," and laws that marginalize or disenfranchise any of us hurt all of us. Our communities of faith call for a fix to the Voting Rights Act and for common-sense comprehensive immigration reform now.

Remembering Four Little Girls

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 07.28.2013 | Politics
Clarence B. Jones

As I watched the news footage of the Congressional Medal of Honor being awarded to the deceased young girls, I couldn't help but tear up, for a moment, as I watched America's first African-American president of the United States sign his name next to theirs.

MLK's 'I Have a Dream' Speech: 49 Years Ago Today

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 10.28.2012 | Politics
Clarence B. Jones

As we approach next's year's 50th Anniversary of Dr. King's "I Have A Dream" speech, whether you oppose or support President Obama, we should finally elevate his white heritage from his mother and grandmother to co-equal status with his African father.

The South's New Race Game: Hard History, Ugly Democracy, and Practical Politics

Glen Browder | Posted 08.10.2012 | Politics
Glen Browder

What would I tell Martin Luther King and George Wallace about the South if somehow I could communicate with them today? Sadly, I would have to admit to them that racism extends into the new century. But I also would relate an intriguing story of evolving race relations in this region.

King's Dream is Far From Fulfilled

Keith Rushing | Posted 03.15.2012 | Politics
Keith Rushing

What can one say about the state of Martin Luther King Jr.'s Dream of racial and social equality as we observe his 83rd birthday? A great deal. Because the work of achieving racial equality, ending poverty and ending war is so unfinished.