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Martin Luther King Holiday

Long Live the King! (Remembering America's Only King)

David Alexander Bullock | Posted 04.01.2013 | Black Voices
David Alexander Bullock

In the wake of traumatizing acts of gun violence, Dr. King's own death reminds us of the horrible reality of violence and the need for more than a change in gun policy, but a sustained movement for peace in America and beyond.

Creating Our Own Post-Racial Society

Deborah Plummer | Posted 03.25.2013 | Black Voices
Deborah Plummer

A post-racial society is more like a continuous improvement process that requires incremental improvements over time rather than a "breakthrough" improvement that happens all at once as the result of a black American as president.

Accepting Our Differences Between Civility and Dignity

Carol Smaldino | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carol Smaldino

The deep divisions in our country symbolize something, and they won't stay long buried underneath the rubble of artificial courtesy.

Liz Cheney Knows Racism When She Sees It (She Was Raised in It)

Katie Halper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Katie Halper

After years of supporting her racist father, Liz Cheney is finally calling out racism where she sees it -- in the words of Harry Reid.

The Folly of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Eric Copage | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Copage

What if black Americans recognized Dr. King's birthday on the actual day of his birth, today, January 15th? We would make a collective decision, without asking anyone's permission, to exercise our freedom.