In its own way, the HBCU made the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom possible. Today's HBCU must make meaning of its legacy for its students, who must work tirelessly to usher in a better society and more just world.
The time has come to end the stigmatization and criminalization of nonviolent drug users, and make lifesaving drugs available to those who need them. We want a revolutionary drug policy rooted in science, compassion and equity. And we want it now.
Congressman John Lewis is the last living leader of the civil rights movement. I spoke with him about his new book and the role that faith, nonviolence and reconciliation played in the civil rights movement.