As we remember the courage and hope of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., we must not forget that he spoke out and worked against the injustices of our nation, particularly those of racism, materialism and militarism.
To honor the memory of Martin Luther King, we need to stress the importance of community service. The idea of America's Sunday Supper is to initiate conversation focused on pressing social issues we face.
Black political power and influence appears somehow strafed and in serious condition since the midterm elections. Even President Barack Obama is not immune as he fends off assaults from both left and right.
A decade before toxic mortgages led to the worst housing crisis in history, artist Rick Lowe was addressing the issue of affordable housing through art. I met up with Rick to discuss art's role in community activism.