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?
Fruitvale Station is harrowing to watch, but its intensity is deeply rewarding for anyone who wants to learn more -- not only about the social injustices that continue to plague this country, but also about something that tragedy has always taught us best: the essential nobility of the human soul.
How could this girl possibly comprehend the symbolism behind holding out a handful of Skittles to an African-American woman?
We don't assume pat answers are adequate for enabling our children to learn to navigate relationships, nutrition, sexuality, religion, emotions or any other challenging reality. Why should race and racism be any different?
When given the opportunity to speak on slain 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, he chose to instead unnecessarily conflate his brutal killing with the "disproportionate" number of black men involved in "criminal activities and violence."
Racial profiling is an anti-intellectual epidemic that endangers white Americans at the same rate as the minority persons it seeks to oppress, and is as scientifically valuable as the concept of the world being flat.
Trayvon Martin and Emmett Till died too young, and their families' lives were changed forever; connected over the years by those facts, they share a common bond. Beyond that, there is simply no comparison.
Remember the March on Washington? August 28, 1963. Tens of thousands of activists on the National Mall. A preacher's son from Atlanta talking about his dream for the country. We don't need to watch a rerun of that fateful day. We need a sequel.