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Here's How Politicians Have Reacted To The Protests In Ferguson

The Huffington Post | David McCabe | Posted 08.14.2014 | Politics

Politicians around the country have reacted as national attention has focused on the clashes between police and those protesting the shooting of unarm...

Rep. John Lewis On Ferguson: 'Declare Martial Law'

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 08.14.2014 | Politics

Civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) called on President Barack Obama to declare martial law in Ferguson, Missouri, where police and protesters h...

House Candidates Divided On Belief That Humans Contribute To Climate Change

AP | MATTHEW BROWN and LISA BAUMANN | Posted 08.03.2014 | Politics

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Montana's U.S. House candidates claim to offer "all-of-the-above" solutions to the nation's energy problems— a familiar man...

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?

Social Justice for Us Today: Sojourners' Summit

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 08.24.2014 | Religion
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

Sojourners, a national Christian organization, is celebrating more than 40 years of faith in action for social justice.

John Lewis to Young Leaders: Get in 'Necessary Trouble'

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 08.06.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Not every speaker tells a crowd of young leaders that their job is to get into trouble. But that's part of the message iconic civil rights warrior and now Congressman John Lewis (D-GA) conveyed to students this week.

Zach Carter

How The Congressional Black Caucus Went To War With Itself Over Wall Street

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 05.28.2014 | Politics

Gwen Moore does not seem like anybody's idea of a corporate stooge. The Milwaukee Democrat, a single mom who once survived on welfare, has sponsored e...

Jennifer Bendery

Civil Rights Leaders Considered Public Event To Question John Lewis On Michael Boggs

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Critics of President Barack Obama's judicial pick Michael Boggs breathed a sigh of relief on Monday when Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), a reve...

Jennifer Bendery

Civil Rights Icon Comes Out Against Embattled Obama Nominee

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) announced Monday that he opposes President Barack Obama's controversial judicial nominee Micha...

Jennifer Bendery

Michael Boggs Nomination Rattles Congressional Black Caucus Members

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's nomination of Michael Boggs to serve on the federal bench is causing members of the Congressional Black Caucus ...

Jennifer Bendery

Congressional Black Caucus Thanks Harry Reid For Opposing Michael Boggs

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) got a letter of thanks from the Congressional Black Caucus on Thursday for his unequivocal op...

John Lewis Dancing To Pharrell's 'Happy' Will Make YOU Happy

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 03.20.2014 | Politics

Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) has some serious moves. The Congressman breaks it down to Pharrell's "Happy" in a video posted to YouTube Wednesday night, ...

Can The Lessons of John Lewis Sustain the Modern Civil Rights Movement?

Thomas Alter | Posted 05.18.2014 | Politics
Thomas Alter

How to make the lessons of the 20th Century live in the 21st, is the challenge for young people like me. Some things haven't changed much.

Ryan J. Reilly

Bobby Jindal Gets A Much-Needed History Lesson

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 03.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Department of Justice's public affairs staffers think Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) could use a history lesson on the civil rights...

Jennifer Bendery

Obama Sparks All-Out Revolt Over Socially Conservative Judicial Nominee

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 02.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama has now infuriated abortion rights advocates, civil rights leaders and Democratic lawmakers in his push to confir...

Jennifer Bendery

Obama Under Fire From His Own Medal Of Freedom Recipients Over Georgia Judicial Picks

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama will start the new year with a fresh fight over judicial nominees, but this time, it's not Senate Republicans spa...

Shining Lights

Paula Gordon | Posted 02.10.2014 | Politics
Paula Gordon

The human animal is, quite reasonably, afraid of the dark. When living in it, we seek light. In accepting the reality of Nelson Mandela's death, my sad heart is drawn to the light of hope he offers us all: history will be what we make of it.

The Hunt For The Most Racist Republican Is Over

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 12.24.2013 | Comedy

UPDATE: Don Yelton, the man who made racially insensitive comments on Wednesday's "Daily Show," has resigned his position as a GOP precinct captain up...

This Is What Happens When A Congressman Joins With Fast Food Workers

Upworthy | Posted 09.04.2013 | Politics

Rep. John Lewis was part of the original Freedom Riders, marched with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and has been a congressman for almost 30 years....

Sniping on the Mount

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 10.30.2013 | Gay Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

Rev. Al Sharpton, whose National Action Network organized the 50th anniversary rally with the NAACP and others, is hardly dangerous, unless you are alarmed by his frequent defenses of President Obama from his weeknight perch at MSNBC.

What Was the America of 'I Have a Dream' All About?

Carl Pope | Posted 10.29.2013 | Politics
Carl Pope

I was only 18, 50 years ago yesterday, when, against official advice warning of violence, a few of my friends and I trekked to the Lincoln Memorial from suburban Maryland for the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.

Memories of the 'Dream' Speech and John Lewis

Murray Fromson | Posted 10.28.2013 | Politics
Murray Fromson

I missed Martin Luther King's stirring "I have A Dream" speech 50 years ago because my CBS News colleagues and I were covering the war in Vietnam. If King's speech resonated with the American people, it did not go far enough in the deep South.

Unreleased Remarks for 2013's March on Washington for Jobs, Freedom, and Justice

Jose Vilson | Posted 10.28.2013 | Impact
Jose Vilson

I salute everyone who, through broad coalition, came today to congregate at the Lincoln Memorial. As you seek the change, you too are the change.

John Lewis Delivers Impassioned Speech At March On Washington Anniversary

Posted 08.28.2013 | Politics

Fifty years after serving as the youngest speaker at the 1963 March On Washington, Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) had the honor to speak again. Lewis cond...

Jermaine Spradley

Here's What Became Of The Organizations That Organized The March On Washington

HuffingtonPost.com | Jermaine Spradley | Posted 08.28.2013 | Black Voices

On Sunday, August 28, 1963, more than 250,000 people crowded the National Mall in Washington, D.C., to stake their claim for jobs and freedom in a tur...