As we settle further into Black History Month, it’s the perfect time to reflect on Martin Luther King Jr. and his often under-acknowledged passion for economic justice. King stands as a pillar of civil rights leadership and the movement for equal rights. His legacy is special to the black community, and as a symbol, he has become an extraordinary role model to all people. However, to see King’s legacy … read more.
Activists, organizers and elected officials across the United States have come together to urge President Barack Obama to award posthumously the Presidential Medal of … read more.
On January 23 of this year, Scabby the Rat, a 16 foot tall rodent first inflated in 1990 by protesting Chicago bricklayers, had a … read more.
Well... my 68 year old brain has done it again. It's bad enough going into a room and wondering why you're in there, but … read more.
It was a viral Internet sensation last year, but Boxing Lessons with Eric Kelly is worth a second viewing today, as we swing into … read more.
In the present (increasingly precarious) workforce more young people with expensive humanities degrees are being forced to utter a phrase that couldn’t be further … read more.
Georgia. Summer 1965, there were 17 of us walking in an orderly line, as directed by the Deputy Sheriff of Baker County. I recognized … read more.
Today Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. is viewed as something of an American saint. His birthday is a national holiday. His name adorns schools … read more.
2013 is making it difficult to avoid one of America’s greatest sins—slavery. We've just marked the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, and a plethora … read more.
The New York Times and other sources report today that Aaron Swartz, a co-founder of the social news site Reddit, was found hanged in … read more.