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Paige Lavender

Rand Paul Honestly Thinks He's Congress' Biggest Defender Of Minority Rights

HuffingtonPost.com | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.20.2014 | Politics

Confronted about his involvement in numerous controversies involving race, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said in an interview published Thursday that nobody ...

This Adorable Holiday Ad Starring A Penguin Just Waddled Right Into Our Hearts

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 11.06.2014 | Good News

Even though it isn't even Thanksgiving yet, the Christmas-themed commercials have already begun -- and this one is sure to warm your heart on a bluste...

John Lewis Re-Elected To Congress In Midterm Election

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) was re-elected to Congress on Tuesday. Lewis, a Civil Rights icon, ran unopposed. He was first elected to the House of Repr...

Republicans Fear Paying a Price for Attacks on Interests of African Americans

Robert Creamer | Posted 10.30.2014 | Politics
Robert Creamer

Community and civil rights organizations are exhorting African American voters to go to the polls in the mid-term elections by pointing out that when African Americans don't vote they get outcomes like Ferguson, Missouri. Republicans think that reference to Ferguson is "inflammatory." It's not the least bit "inflammatory."

Georgia's Michelle Nunn Turns To Civil Rights Icon John Lewis In Appeal To Black Voters

AP | BILL BARROW | Posted 10.28.2014 | Politics

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — Michelle Nunn's difficult political balancing act as she seeks Georgia's open U.S. Senate seat was on full display at a rally Mo...

Holder's Civil Rights Legacy Will Endure

Minister Leslie Watson Malachi | Posted 09.29.2014 | Black Voices
Minister Leslie Watson Malachi

In this turbulent time, Holder's physical presence in African American neighborhoods, worship centers, and meetings with African American faith leaders provided a necessary connection to the White House.

Guns and the Southern Freedom Struggle: What's Missing When We Teach About Nonviolence

The Zinn Education Project | Posted 11.23.2014 | Education
The Zinn Education Project

Pieces of history that could help us think more clearly about today's movements for social change are often ignored or distorted in popular media or commercial textbooks. This is especially true in the treatment of "nonviolent" resistance in the Civil Rights Movement.

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 10.03.2014 | 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...