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Selma March

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...