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From Selma to Ferguson: Keep Hope Alive!

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 02.26.2015 | Black Voices
Clarence B. Jones

The demands for justice in Ferguson, coupled with the recent speeches by New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton and FBI Director James Comey, are indeed reasons to keep hope alive!

The Riot That Sparked the Selma March

The Daily Beast | Gary May | Posted 02.18.2015 | Black Voices

President Lyndon Johnson called “Bloody Sunday” a turning point in American history, comparing it to Lexington and Concord and Appomattox. This wa...

These Iconic Photos Of The Selma March Tell A Powerful Story

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 02.17.2015 | Black Voices

The racial tension that gripped Alabama in the 1960s resulted in some of the most iconic moments of the Civil Rights movement that have been captured ...

Navigating Between a Parallel and a Real Universe

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 01.28.2015 | Black Voices
Clarence B. Jones

I have been traveling away from Palo Alto to L.A., Florida, and New York City. During this time there have been certain events in the news and others from my personal experience that have challenged my customary comfort zone of perception and cognition.

What Selma Taught This Southern Boy about the Mind of White Privilege

Samuel 'Gentoku' McCree | Posted 01.22.2015 | Politics
Samuel 'Gentoku' McCree

It's true that I've never overtly consciously discriminated against anyone, but it's still just as true that I've benefited from a system that oppressed and continues to oppress people of color to this very day.

The New Yorker Unveils Striking MLK Cover

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 01.23.2015 | Media

Channeling the iconic image of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. linking arms with fellow civil rights activists during the march from Selma, Alabama to the...

'Selma' Cast March To Honor MLK

AP | KIM CHANDLER | Posted 02.02.2015 | Black Voices

SELMA, Ala. (AP) — Oprah Winfrey and fellow actors from the movie "Selma" marched with hundreds Sunday ahead of Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, reca...

My Dad Was in Selma: What Can His Grandchildren Learn From That?

Kim Douglass Marin | Posted 01.18.2015 | Black Voices
Kim Douglass Marin

My dad was a seminary student at Yale Divinity School when the first of three Selma-to-Montgomery marches took place, in 1965. The marches led to the passage later that year of the Voting Rights Act. But a lot of blood was shed in the process.

How A Potentially Mortifying Grocery Store Interaction Changed One Child's Life

OWN | Posted 01.08.2015 | OWN

For the first several years of her life, Julia O'Driscoll had never seen, much less interacted with, anyone who wasn't Caucasian like her. It was the ...

Selma and Richard Valeriani: A Reporter's Story

Nancy Doyle Palmer | Posted 01.06.2015 | Media
Nancy Doyle Palmer

I recently interviewed Richard Valeriani, a former NBC News correspondent and friend who both covered Selma and watched Selma. He himself suffered a head injury just weeks before the March 7 "Bloody Sunday" march across Edmund Pettus Bridge. Here is what he had to say about the film; in true form, he had some criticisms as well as some kudos.

Nine Reasons to go See Selma

Bruce Reyes-Chow | Posted 02.23.2015 | Entertainment
Bruce Reyes-Chow

I have also recently viewed the movie in its entirety. It was not the final cut, but it was done enough for me to offer some thoughts about why this may be one of the most important films to be released in a while.

Alabama Prepares For Major Civil Rights Anniversary

AP | PHILLIP RAWLS | Posted 12.05.2014 | Black Voices

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The 50th anniversary of the Selma-to-Montgomery voting rights march is a year away, and both cities are making plans to draw...

No Turning 'Round: Selma's Anniversary Call to Advance Voting Rights

Bennet Kelley | Posted 05.21.2014 | Politics
Bennet Kelley

Next March will be the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday and what should have been a celebratory moment of how far we have come since those troubled days is more likely to be a bitter reminder of how far we still have to go.

Fourteen 2014 New Year's Resolutions for Progressives -- and One for Every Year

Robert Creamer | Posted 03.01.2014 | Politics
Robert Creamer

The coming year will determine whether progressives allow the obstructionist tactics of extremists and their billionaire allies to stop change that benefits the vast majority of ordinary Americans.

Eric Holder Says Voting Rights Act Still Necessary

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 03.03.2013 | Politics

With the Supreme Court having heard oral arguments on the constitutionality of the Voting Rights Act last week, the Obama administration weighed in ag...

Biden Honors Marchers Who 'Broke The Back Of The Forces Of Evil'

AP | Posted 03.03.2013 | Politics

BY PHILLIP RAWLS, ASSOCIATED PRESS SELMA, Ala. — Black leaders commemorating a famous civil rights march on Sunday said efforts to diminish the i...

Obama's Second Inaugural Address And My Personal Journey From The Stonewall To The National Mall

Dana Beyer | Posted 03.26.2013 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

The president's words struck me to the core. Just as I became an accidental activist when I transitioned, I was an accidental participant in the Stonewall uprising when I stumbled upon the chaos when I was trying to attend a concert at the Village Vanguard on the night of June 28, 1969.

Trymaine Lee

At Selma March For Rights, New Generation Of Blacks, Latinos Takes Up The Mantle | Trymaine Lee | Posted 12.05.2014 | Black Voices

By the time Williabelle Lee was 11, she knew enough about the U.S. Constitution to teach her neighbors in rural Mississippi how to interpret the secti...

Rabbis, Rev. King And Revolution

Robyn Carolyn Price | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Robyn Carolyn Price

The sounds of Muslims and Christians in Tahrir Square praying and protesting echoes a transformational moment when Jewish rabbis risked their lives to protect Black Americans.

Selma And Salamah: Egyptian Voices For Peace As The Fruit Of Justice

Ingrid Mattson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Ingrid Mattson

Like Rabbi Heschel and Dr. King, the Egyptian protesters moved beyond parochial religious identities to come together to call for a peace in a place where it has been long denied.

MLK Day And Arizona Evoke Memories Of Selma

Father Paul Mayer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Father Paul Mayer

Dr. King's birthday celebration should give us an opportunity to hear his true message of nonviolence, not merely the broadly acceptable excerpts from the "I Have a Dream" speech.

Man Pleads Guilty To Slaying That Sparked Selma March

AP | PHILLIP RAWLS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

MARION, Ala. — A former state trooper took a plea deal Monday in the 1965 slaying of a black man that prompted the "Bloody Sunday" march at Selm...