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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.

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

Vincent Intondi | Posted 07.16.2014 | 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.

Asian Americans and the Civil Rights Act of 1964: Mapping Out the Next 50 Years

Mee Moua | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics
Mee Moua

As we observe the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, we will hear a common refrain: We still have a long way to go toward realizing Dr. King's Dream.

Donald Sterling: Who's Responsible?

Ginnie Love | Posted 06.27.2014 | Impact
Ginnie Love

America, while we're not defined by this man's opinion, we are defined by our reactions. If you want a better world you can't react from the same sepsis vein of ignorance to heal the whole.

For Whom the Bell Tolls

Kathy Kelly | Posted 03.23.2014 | Politics
Kathy Kelly

We must never forget the full range of Dr. King's vision, nor the full tragedy of the world he sought to heal, nor the revolutionary spirit which he saw as our only hope of achieving his vision -- making do with everything we have to try to keep freedom ringing.

Harnessing the Drum Major Instinct Through National Service

Adam Coretz | Posted 03.22.2014 | Impact
Adam Coretz

National service is a primary mechanism through which we can foster such a universal assumption of shared responsibility. If we decide as a nation that national service should be part of the American experience and is worth investing in, then the next time we face a challenge as daunting as the one stared down by Dr. King and those in the civil rights movement, we will be strong enough to overcome it.

How One Photographer Captured The Inspiration And Awe Of The Civil Rights Movement

Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts

Roughly 50 years after the Civil Rights Act of 1964, a museum in Florida is paying homage to one of the movement's most iconic photographers. Born in ...

Martin Luther King's Leadership Lessons

David Peck | Posted 03.22.2014 | Business
David Peck

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a leader who, like Mahatma Gandhi before him, and Nelson Mandela after him, showed us the way from weakness and division to strength in unity.

Honoring Dr. King by Ending Capital Punishment

Diann Rust-Tierney | Posted 03.21.2014 | Black Voices
Diann Rust-Tierney

As capital punishment laws come under closer scrutiny, we can expect to see significant progress away from the practice. However, this will not simply happen with the passage of time. It will require a greater level of engagement from the millions of people who now understand that it is time for capital punishment to end.

Steps Forward on School Discipline

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 03.19.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

The holiday celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday is used as an opportunity to teach children about his legacy. But in too many of those same schools, Black and other nonwhite children's extraordinary talents are still being wasted.

Honoring Dr. King by Reconnecting Communities

Rachel Laser | Posted 03.19.2014 | Religion
Rachel Laser

As we celebrate the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., I have the good fortune of seeing up close how his efforts continue to promote social justice. I must confess, though, that I sometimes worry about the distance -- some would say tensions -- that exist between blacks and Jews.

No Longer Just a Dream

H. Adam Ackley, Ph.D. | Posted 03.18.2014 | Gay Voices
H. Adam Ackley, Ph.D.

On the 100-year anniversary of the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, the activist Martin Luther King Jr. expressed a prophetic dream. He dreamed that his children would one day live in a world where justice would indeed be reality for all.

The 3 Ways Martin Luther King Jr. Saved Your Soul

Ben Michaelis, Ph.D. | Posted 03.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Ben Michaelis, Ph.D.

I would argue that in many ways, this is King's greatest legacy. His courage to proceed in a mission that, by any rational calculation would have been doomed to fail, is a lesson for all of us to learn. Without hope, without faith that there can be a better future, there will not be one.

20 Minutes With Mandela That Changed My Life

Dominic Carter | Posted 02.05.2014 | New York
Dominic Carter

As I seated myself, I could hardly believe I was sitting across from the man who had almost single-handedly brought down the system of apartheid. Yet Mandela called me "Mister Carter."

Growing Up With Nelson Mandela

John K. Herr | Posted 02.05.2014 | Politics
John K. Herr

Nelson Mandela deserves a place of honor with the dissidents and dreamers who knocked down the Berlin Wall and defeated the Soviet Union. And I am honored to have grown up watching it happen.

American Promise

Michael A. Hardy | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Michael A. Hardy

As President Kennedy suggested 50 years ago, we know that this will not be easy, but will be hard. America can and will win on this issue of providing its citizens quality and affordable health care.

How to Lead Like Martin Luther King

Matt Tenney | Posted 11.05.2013 | Business
Matt Tenney

It's pretty easy to do the right thing when the conditions are right. It's not so easy when conditions are very challenging and doing the right thing could result in serious, negative consequences in the short term for us or for our organization.

King's Children In New Court Battle Over Legacy

AP | KATE BRUMBACK | Posted 11.04.2013 | Black Voices

ATLANTA — As the nation and world celebrated the memory of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech, his two sons and daughter ...

50 Years Later: Prejudice Remains, But Opportunities Abound

Richard H. Carmona, M.D. | Posted 10.30.2013 | DC
Richard H. Carmona, M.D.

Take it from a formerly homeless Hispanic high-school dropout who grew up to become the Surgeon General of the United States: Life is what you make it.

More than 300 sites ring bells for MLK speech

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 08.29.2013 | Black Voices

WASHINGTON -- From the nation's capital to a Georgia mountain carved with a Confederate memorial, church bells and hand bells served to answer Dr. Mar...

The Moment for a Movement

Maya L. Harris | Posted 10.28.2013 | Impact
Maya L. Harris

The civil rights movement in America is set to abound in prideful reflection, and deservedly so. Yet for all our success along justice's moral arc, it is also a moment for renewed drive and direction.

Talk Radio: Slow Down the Race

John K. Herr | Posted 10.28.2013 | Media
John K. Herr

Please, my fellow conservatives, take the high ground. Be aware that people who don't agree with you are listening, too. Don't just punish. Persuade. And remember that Dr. King believed in the American Dream, too.

50 Years Ago at the Lincoln Memorial

Elizabeth Holtzman | Posted 10.25.2013 | Politics
Elizabeth Holtzman

Fifty years ago, on August 28th, I stood in the dense and expectant crowd near the Lincoln Memorial to hear Dr. Martin Luther King. Fifty years later, Jim Crow is gone and segregation is illegal. Yet, the legacy of Jim Crow persists.

Where Do We Go From Here?

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 10.23.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

As the nation celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of the March on Washington, many are discussing what Dr. King would say to the nation and world today and tell us to do. But his message to us today is as clear as it was fifty years ago if only we could hear, heed, and follow his warnings about what we need to do to make America America.

Obama Speaks as Father-In-Chief at Morehouse College Commencement

John Hope Bryant | Posted 07.29.2013 | Black Voices
John Hope Bryant

The president did not come as Commander In Chief, he came as Father In Chief. And clearly, anyone who understands these demanding times knows that the challenges of family life we face today are more critical to the future of this nation than the present confusion that dominates the Congress.