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Lies My Corporate Ed Reformers Told Me: The Truth About Teacher Tenure and the Civil Rights Movement

Yohuru Williams | Posted 09.12.2014 | Education
Yohuru Williams

When so called "reformers" like Campbell Brown try to make the case that tenure extends teachers an unfair guarantee of employment unlike other public servants, she is more than stretching the truth.

A Zero Emissions Manifesto for the Climate Justice Movement

Tom Weis | Posted 09.11.2014 | Green
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Tom Weis

Top military experts and government institutions like the U.S. Department of Defense and National Intelligence Council warn that climate destabilization threatens our national security, yet global emissions just keep going up.

Net Neutrality, Civil Rights, and Big Telecom Dollars

James Rucker | Posted 09.10.2014 | Black Voices
James Rucker

While this dynamic is understood by those working in the beltway, people outside of Washington remain largely unaware of the relationship between civil rights organizations and the interests of telecom industry players.

Reunion: UCONN Sorority Premise Preceded Civil Rights Act

Melinda J. Rising | Posted 09.09.2014 | Women
Melinda J. Rising

On the weekend of July 26, 2014, more than 90 sisters of Delta Pi Sorority convened at the University of Connecticut to celebrate a 50-year milestone. This was no ordinary reunion and this was no ordinary sorority.

Lawyer: Rosa Parks Artifacts Sold For $4.5M

AP | ED WHITE | Posted 08.31.2014 | Black Voices

DETROIT (AP) — A lawyer says the purchase price for hundreds of items that belonged to civil rights icon Rosa Parks is $4.5 million. The sale was m...

The Myth of a Post-Racial America

Tré Easton | Posted 08.28.2014 | Black Voices
Tré Easton

The election of Barack Obama was the Lexington and Concord in the latest great battle of race in America. We are a nation at war with itself. For all of our desire to move beyond the narrow confines of many of the events of our tragic history, we cannot. The president's election gave new life to what had been lying dangerously dormant for the better part of 50 years.

Why Bother Trying to Change the World?

Ethan Casey | Posted 08.27.2014 | Impact
Ethan Casey

Like establishing a garden or writing a book, building a patio in an uncertain world is an exercise in enlisting the passage of time to advantage: an act of faith.

"I Question America" -- Remembering Fannie Lou Hamer's Famous Speech 50 Years Ago

Peter Dreier | Posted 08.26.2014 | Politics
Peter Dreier

To understand both the progress America has made, and the many challenges it now faces, in terms of racial justice, it is useful to remind ourselves of the battle that occurred a half century ago and the life of Ms. Fannie Lou Hamer.

Florida, Ferguson, and a New Civil Rights Movement

Vincent Intondi | Posted 08.18.2014 | Black Voices
Vincent Intondi

Trayvon Martin, Jordan Davis, Renisha McBride, Eric Garner, and Michael Brown will not simply be footnotes in history. They will be the names we look back on as those who united a new generation to sacrifice, endure, and fight for justice and equality and create a new Civil Rights Movement.

'Is This America?': 50 Years Ago Sharecroppers Challenged Mississippi Apartheid, LBJ, and the Nation

The Zinn Education Project | Posted 08.21.2014 | Education
The Zinn Education Project

This question of citizenship and political representation is as important today as it was then -- yet the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party is not even mentioned in many major U.S. history textbooks.

History and Ferguson, Missouri

Dan Rather | Posted 08.18.2014 | Politics
Dan Rather

As I watched with a sickening sense of deja vu the images coming out of Ferguson, MO this week, I couldn't help but come to this conclusion: we have allowed a pernicious historical revisionism to undermine the legacy of the civil rights movement.

Ferguson's Lessons for the Fall Semester

Patricia McGuire | Posted 08.17.2014 | College
Patricia McGuire

As students return to school this fall with the echoes of gunshots and angry protests reverberating across the country, how will teachers address the lessons of Ferguson? Will they even be able to do so?

Ferguson And Civil Rights-Era Photos Look Way Too Similar

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | Posted 08.24.2014 | Black Voices

A young black man in sunglasses holds a sign with bold print in full view of the camera: "I AM A MAN." The word "am" is underlined. He's not just ...

Remember the 1955 Cannon Street YMCA All-Stars

Christopher Lamb | Posted 08.12.2014 | Sports
Christopher Lamb

In 2002, several members of the Cannon Street all-stars returned to Williamsport and were presented with a banner proclaiming them the 1955 State Champions of South Carolina.

Insights From a Month in Mississippi

Stephen R. Haynes | Posted 08.09.2014 | Politics
Stephen R. Haynes

In Mississippi ,at least, the civil rights movement was not primarily about desegregating schools or removing separate waiting rooms, water fountains and other symbols of racial apartheid. Its fundamental thrust was registering and organizing voters to dismantle a system of white supremacy upheld by state-sponsored terrorism.

George Ossei: On African Americans and the Civil Rights Movement in Rhode Island

George Ossei | Posted 07.31.2014 | College
George Ossei

In the late 1700s there were about 427 free black men and 48 slaves living in Providence, the capital of Rhode Island. By 1825, Providence had 1,414 free black men and four slaves.

Dr. King's 'Triple Evils' and the Emergence of Freedom Side

Vincent Intondi | Posted 09.15.2014 | Black Voices
Vincent Intondi

In 1964, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his acceptance speech for the Nobel Peace Prize. King argued that the "spiritual and moral lag" in modern man was due to what he later referred to as the "triple evils" of society: capitalism, militarism and racism.

Creative Resistance: A Study of the Free Southern Theater

Shani Jamila | Posted 09.14.2014 | Arts
Shani Jamila

As the country marks the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer, the landmark voting rights initiative that took place throughout the state of Mississippi in 1964, it's important to note the key but often overlooked role the arts and culture community played in the social change of that era.

Dear Gays: UNITE

Justin C. Young | Posted 09.10.2014 | Gay Voices
Justin C. Young

We just made it through another month of Gay Pride and how far have we truly come?

Democracy: No Longer for Sale?

Robert Koehler | Posted 09.09.2014 | Politics
Robert Koehler

How does "getting together" actually unify and strengthen, rather than scatter, a given movement for social change?

Is This Who We Want Driving Our Democracy?

Minister Leslie Watson Malachi | Posted 09.08.2014 | Politics
Minister Leslie Watson Malachi

With the voices of everyday Americans increasingly being drowned out by the likes of the Koch brothers, fixing our democracy can't wait.

Rep. John Lewis on the 'Unfinished Work' in the Civil Rights Movement

Keosha Varela | Posted 09.08.2014 | Impact
Keosha Varela

At the 2014 Aspen Ideas Festival, the Congressman and civil rights leader -- who is the last remaining speaker from the 1963 March on Washington -- reflected on his experience protesting during the Jim Crow era and the new graphic novel March, which he co-authored, about the movement.

No, Gay Isn't the New Black

Ernest Owens | Posted 09.07.2014 | Gay Voices
Ernest Owens

Gay rights are important and should be mandated at the utmost degree. However, recognize that they are not, nor ever will have, the same level of struggle or oppression that have plagued this country for hundreds of years.

Young People Changing History: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act in the United States

Christy Macy | Posted 09.07.2014 | Black Voices
Christy Macy

In 1964, Mississippi was a place of terror, where local white citizens carried out brutal retaliation against blacks who believed they had the right to be first-class citizens. More than 1,000 people were arrested that summer.

Do We Really Need 'Diversity' Offices?

John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D. | Posted 09.06.2014 | Business
John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D.

CEOs have abandoned the real work of diversity management by limiting it to a subset of human resources. So what must we do to fulfill the promise of diversity?