Over one hundred prominent public leaders, entertainers and civil rights icons have signed a letter to President Obama urging him to support extensive criminal justice reform for our youth. And, specifically, they are calling for his support of the Youth PROMISE Act.
Once in the land of opportunity, you better take from it what it has to offer. And take she did. Earning a BA degree from Yale University, and JD from Columbia Law School, she made her parents proud by honoring their request for her to become a lawyer.
Paul Simon's album Graceland has turned 25 sounding better than ever. Its impact on music and culture is vast and any list of the best albums of all time looks silly if Graceland doesn't appear on it somewhere.
Take a moment to enjoy the American philanthropic Julian Bond song for the success that it is. The lessons of his song will have great meaning in the civil rights and social justice movements of today.
In the spring of 1956, Harry Belafonte's life took a turn when he received a phone call from Martin Luther King. After spending four hours speaking with King, Belafonte knew "he would be in his service."
Throughout the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, Harry Belafonte shattered boundaries, risked his life and became a voice for humanity. His inspiring and compelling journey is chronicled in HBO's deeply beautiful memoir documentary, Sing Your Song.