Where is the public voice of the black church -- the church that provided stops along the Underground Railroad, founded several black colleges and shaped the faith of a young Martin Luther King, Jr., Fannie Lou Hamer and so many others?
At 42, the guy has seen and done seemingly everything there is to see and do in the world of music. Hailing from a family of legendary music industry figures, the Los Angeles-born Abe Laboriel, Jr. has pretty much been at it from day one.
Having come this far by faith, with a renewed dedication to prophetic action and critique, Black churches are poised on the edge of a future, still too full of the provincial, but instilled with possibilities for insurgent renewal and change.
President Obama has rightly been pointing out that growing income inequality endangers democracy as much as lingering racism. The 1963 march was organized as a march for jobs and justice; the goals were, and remain, inseparable.
It tells us too much about Apple, and not enough about Jobs. And what it does tell us about Jobs is more a depiction of of events rather than an incisive look at what made him the great, maddening, transformational figure he was.
Addressing the premiere crowd at MoMA, Ryan Coogler said he had to make this film when the news ripped apart his community. After the screening, we were still so immersed, we were happy to see Michael B. Jordan alive.
Conneen found an interested partner in "Suffrage at 17" who had long championed populist causes, and both parties filed this conversation in their collective memories. They were reunited at Stevenson as students wrote their own history of how a bill becomes law.