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Selma

A Lesson Implemented

Randy Miller | Posted 05.19.2015 | Education
Randy Miller

Something amazing happened on Friday at my school... my students exercised their right to conduct a peaceful protest. They organized their strategy within a week; attributing leadership credit to one they called "Ms. Kelly."

Selma Red Carpet Interviews with Director Eva DuVernay & Star David Oyelowo

Nicholas Snow | Posted 05.12.2015 | Entertainment
Nicholas Snow

Selma opened the 2015 Palm Springs International Film Festival, and I was on the red carpet to interview director Eva DuVernay and star David Oyelowo, and capture remarks by PSIFF Executive Director Darryl Macdonald, Director of Programming Helen Du Toit, and last but not least, rapper Common.

Daily Meditation: Glory

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 04.30.2015 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

Matthew Jacobs

Ava DuVernay's Success Means She's No Longer A 'Hot Mess' Around Oprah

HuffingtonPost.com | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 04.28.2015 | Entertainment

Ava DuVernay isn't technically a newcomer to Hollywood, but her stature has grown so meteorically in recent months that one might assume s...

Maddie Crum

Arts Group Boldly Confronts Segregation In Selma

HuffingtonPost.com | Maddie Crum | Posted 05.08.2015 | Arts

Earlier this year, a spotlight shined on Selma, Alabama, in remembrance of the civil rights march on the Edmund Pettus Bridge that was brutally interr...

Will the South Teach the North About Police Reform?

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 04.13.2015 | Politics
Rev. Al Sharpton

We are a long way from justice and this case will have to work its way through the prosecutor, jury selection and trial, but just the contrast of this tragic incident and that of Garner's death and others is remarkable.

Minority Health Month: Making Progress on Health Disparities

Sylvia Mathews Burwell | Posted 04.13.2015 | Politics
Sylvia Mathews Burwell

Racial and ethnic disparities in healthcare are complex and there is no one silver bullet. That's why we will continue to work in every area of our healthcare system to find and eliminate racial and ethnic barriers to good health.

Historic Churches From Civil Rights Era Hold Service of Reconciliation

Jack Alvey | Posted 03.31.2015 | Religion
Jack Alvey

Much has changed in Selma in 50 years, and the local faith community has taken the lead in trying to bring together a city once defined by its resistance to integration.

Gabriel Arana

Gov. Mike Pence Invokes Selma In Defending Indiana's Anti-LGBT Law

HuffingtonPost.com | Gabriel Arana | Posted 03.31.2015 | Media

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R) went on “Fox & Friends” on Tuesday morning to defend the “religious liberty” bill he recently signed, which critic...

Creating the History You Want to Share

Paula Gordon | Posted 03.29.2015 | Politics
Paula Gordon

For almost 30 years, people in Georgia's Fifth District -- and all of America -- have been able to count on this person of unquestionable integrity, someone who shares our hunger for justice and love of the planet.

Vanguards Jason Moran & The Bandwagon in Philly

Lew Whittington | Posted 05.27.2015 | Arts
Lew Whittington

Jazz pianist-composer Jason Moran returns to the Kimmel Center for a one night only concert March 29 with The Bandwagon, his trio with bassist Tarus Mateen and drummer Nasheet Waits.

Kendrick Lamar, Lee Daniels, and Dismissing the Double Standards on Black Artistry

Ernest Owens | Posted 05.26.2015 | Black Voices
Ernest Owens

Current standards set by the masses suggests that black men and women cannot artistically express anger, be imperfect, invoke rebellion, find humor in their woes, be unapologetically sexual, explore taboos, and re-appropriate the tumultuous barriers placed on us.

Reaching the Finish Line

Cornell William Brooks | Posted 05.25.2015 | Black Voices
Cornell William Brooks

In our everyday fights to silence the racist chants of misguided college students and stifle overaggressive police who racially profile black children, we must reach the finish line. The next generation should never have to question whether their lives matter.

Don't Give Away Your Power on April 7

Andrea L. Zopp | Posted 05.23.2015 | Chicago
Andrea L. Zopp

From now until April 7, we have the power to push both candidates to give specific answers. After you get the questions you want answered, you must take the final step and cast your ballot.

Slain Civil Rights Activist To Receive Posthumous Degree

AP | Corey Williams | Posted 03.21.2015 | Black Voices

DETROIT (AP) -- For 24 years, a stone marker has stood along U.S. 80 in Alabama's Lowndes County, near the spot where Viola Gregg Liuzzo was fatally s...

Memories of Selma - All of Them

Joyce S. Dubensky | Posted 05.20.2015 | Religion
Joyce S. Dubensky

Many Jews fought side-by-side with Blacks during the civil rights movement. In Washington, when Dr. King reminded us that every child should be judged by the content of their character in his "I Have a Dream" speech, it was Rabbi Joachim Prinz who preceded him on the podium.

Christina Wilkie

Steve Scalise Skipped Selma For Posh Conservative Retreat

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 03.19.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As top lawmakers and civil rights leaders gathered in Selma, Alabama, earlier this month to commemorate the civil rights movement, House...

We Can't Stop Now

TNTP | Posted 05.19.2015 | Education
TNTP

Today, we live in an America that has yet to live up to the constitutional rights granted to all of her citizens. What feels like a spate of young black men's deaths at the hands of police is only a relatively small -- and recent -- example of this. The fight for racial equality in this country continues. Teachers -- as they always have -- stand on the front lines.

A New Name for the Selma Bridge Is Long Overdue

Anjali Enjeti | Posted 05.16.2015 | Politics
Anjali Enjeti

Perhaps you've never heard of Edmund Winston Pettus, a Civil War General, U.S. Senator, and in 1877, the Grand Dragon of the Alabama Ku Klux Klan. But you know his bridge.

My President, My Preacher

Rev. Dr. H. Beecher Hicks, Jr. | Posted 05.16.2015 | Religion
Rev. Dr. H. Beecher Hicks, Jr.

On Saturday in Selma, we heard something we had never heard before. Something new had been added to the president's speech. This unlicensed, un-ordained preacher/president spoke words that returned us again to faith in God, faith in America and faith in ourselves.

Racial Healing, Scandal and Popular Culture

Dr. Gail Christopher | Posted 05.15.2015 | Black Voices
Dr. Gail Christopher

In the past two years, some of our nation's most influential movies and television shows have dealt with racism and bias. This has all been accompanied by a drumbeat crescendo of news and analysis that goes beyond specific incidents to examine the roots of these issues and the trends that reinforce them.

Women in Politics Matter -- Even When They're Not Women's Advocates

Rebecca Sive | Posted 05.15.2015 | Politics
Rebecca Sive

Gender, like race, also always matters, regardless of political philosophy. Yes, even when the women at the decision-making tables aren't advocates for women's equal rights or opportunity, or for more civil political behavior, today's limiting rationales for the benefits of women's political participation.

Staying on the March -- Right Now

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.13.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

What a terrible irony that in this year of celebration of the Selma marches we are witnessing the resurgence of overt law enforcement brutality and injustice in Ferguson, Cleveland, New York City, and elsewhere, reminding us how far we still have to go. The continuing protests against unequal justice under the law by those enjoined to protect all of us and all of our children after the deaths of teenager Michael Brown, 12-year-old Tamir Rice, and others are a wake-up call about the deeply embedded systemic racism still alive in America. Each of us has a responsibility to root it out and stop it in its tracks.

Activists Set Out To Retrace Selma-To-Montgomery March

Kim Chandler | Associated Press | Posted 03.13.2015 | Black Voices

SELMA, Ala. (AP) -- Dozens of marchers set out across Selma's Edmund Pettus Bridge Monday with plans to walk to the Alabama Capitol, saying the voting...

Black Love Matters in Film Too

Nicole Moore | Posted 05.13.2015 | Black Voices
Nicole Moore

The fear that a love story featuring two Black actors is not engaging, believable or desirable is very real, and one that still defines the mindset of many studio executives, casting agents and producers.