Martin Luther King Jr. who embodied the civil rights movement, was assassinated more than 50 years ago on April 4, 1968. Some key facts about him here.
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A community organizer shown in an iconic photograph while challenging racial segregation in Mississippi in 1960s has died at his home in Pocatello, Idaho.
I have been very fortunate to make part of my life’s journey with people who like mom. Thus as I turn 75 this week I find it not only proper but just, to honor the memory of people close to me who have in many ways made my life richer.
Religion is the foundation of our legal, political and electoral system still. Would you choose to download software built with 2,000 year-old logic onto your computer or fly on a plane built according to first century aeronautics?
To recap the Chicago 1968 DNC, Amy Goodman and Juan González of Democracy Now! were joined by Bobby Seale, chairman of the Black Panther Party, who told his story.
Aretha Franklin was born and rose to fame during the segregation era. She inspired millions of black Americans and supported the fight for racial equality.
I deeply respect and acknowledge what Black Lives Matter is doing. They are current to the cause. God bless them. They are the only voices out there that are really in the thick of it and trying to bring justice to the underserved.
Most of the film’s surviving stars gathered Monday at the Academy for a special screening of the film
We like to promote men of low moral content. Most of them received draft deferments but, as true chicken hawks, can think only about war. That’s why I stop every time I hear John Lennon sing: “Love is the Answer”!
The creed of Reaganomics is greed is good. Just tell that to the child that doesn’t see his parents anymore because of a two job work load or is going to bed hungry. Is this the so-called “Promised Land”?