To stand up to the powerful interests driving our politics, we need to recapture the energy and moral authority of the thousands who marched in 1963 and we also need to harness our own energy to push for freedoms beyond those dreamed of on the Washington Mall 50 years ago.
While almost everyone who is here in D.C. this week agrees that much has changed since that momentous day, they all are quick to add that there is still more that needs to be done before King's dream is finally realized.
It's remarkable. Even with the scores of marches on Washington since 1963, we all still know what we mean when we say the March on Washington.
There was a recent lull in the acrimonious gun control debate until last week when three Oklahoma teenagers, two black and one white, gunned down a vi...
What if America was a banquet, and at this banquet the servings were fair wages, just trials, civil rights and liberties, but offered by invitation only? According to those who "March(ed) on Washington," this was exactly the case.
It's hard to be an activist in America while you're trying to pay the bills, mow the lawn and save for the kids' tuition.
At the end of the day, we have to ask ourselves, are we a nation that accepts institutional discrimination, mass gun violence and the murder of innocent children as a way of life, or not?
Fifty years ago, a broad coalition of people from across the United States were preparing to march on our nation's capital for jobs and freedom. The march would both make history and hurry history for the millions hungry for jobs, equality and freedom.
Former Chairman of the Republican National Committee Michael Steele recently sat down with 92Y Producer Jordan Chariton at The Jefferson Hotel in Wash...
Tech companies such as Yelp are now partnering with ALEC. Let's set aside the intelligence of climbing on board the Titanic after even the rats have left, and analyze their rationale for a moment.
Our children are afraid for their friends, their families, and themselves. They know something needs to change. But they can't get there without us -- and they certainly can't get there by arming themselves with still more guns.
Charles Barkley has become a role model Or, at least, a voice worthy of a place at the table of public discourse. He's particularly candid and refreshing when it comes to matters of race.
Is the United States of America a country where guns come before books? Arming teachers represents a major step in advancing our cultural arms escalation. Consider: Teachers aren't "supposed to be" soldiers or law enforcement officers.
In our hearts, I believe most of us who teach are teacher-activists whether we name ourselves in this way or not. Teaching isn't just a job -- it's a vocation.
It is time that our communities of faith formed partnerships to do the work of affirming and promoting our first and fifth principles -- our understanding of the inherent worth and dignity of every person and our commitment to the democratic process in our society.
They're being recognized as the next generation of civil rights leaders. But rewind a month, and almost nobody had heard of them. So who are they, and where did they come from?