MLK’s Vision of Love as a Moral Imperative Still Matters

Martin Luther King, JR. Memorial. Editorial use only. – Washington DC – January 11, 2015 (Shutterstock) By Joshua F.J. Inwood, The Conversation More than 50 years after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., the United States remains divided by issues of race and racism, economic inequality as well as unequal access to justice. These […]

Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.: 5 Things I’ve Learned Curating the MLK Collection at Morehouse College

Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.: 5 Things I’ve Learned Curating the MLK Collection at Morehouse College

The statue memorial for Martin Luther King Jr. in West Potomac Park, Washington D.C. – Washington D.C., USA – Sep 24, 2011 (Shutterstock) By Vicki Crawford, The Conversation An avid reader King read voraciously across a wide range of topics, everything from the “The Diary of Anne Frank” to “Candide.” Of course, he also read […]

Sidney Poitier – Hollywood’s First Black Leading Man Reflected the Civil Rights Movement on Screen

Sidney Poitier – Hollywood’s First Black Leading Man Reflected the Civil Rights Movement on Screen

Actor Sidney Poitier at the gala screening of “The Da Vinci Code” at the 59th Annual International Film Festival de Cannes. May 17, 2006 Cannes, France. 2006 Paul Smith / Featureflash (Shutterstock) By Aram Goudsouzian, The Conversation In the summer of 1967, Martin Luther King Jr. introduced the keynote speaker for the 10th-anniversary convention banquet […]

How the United States Can Earn its Leadership on Human Rights at Home and Abroad

How the United States Can Earn its Leadership on Human Rights at Home and Abroad

By Civil Rights Culminating on International Human Rights Day today, the Biden administration convened a Summit for Democracy with world leaders this week to address three key themes: defending against authoritarianism, addressing and fighting corruption, and promoting respect for human rights. While there is much to say about the fight against authoritarianism and corruption in […]

Why France is Declaring Josephine Baker a National Hero

Why France is Declaring Josephine Baker a National Hero

France is honouring the US-born 20th Century singer and activist Josephine Baker with a place in the Pantheon on Tuesday. She’s the first black woman to be remembered in the resting place of France’s national heroes, through her work on civil rights and for the Resistance during the Second World War. Producers: Marianne Baisnee and […]

It’s Time to End the Racist and Unjustified Sentencing Disparity Between Crack and Powder Cocaine

It’s Time to End the Racist and Unjustified Sentencing Disparity Between Crack and Powder Cocaine

By Civil Rights Last month marked 35 years since President Ronald Reagan signed into law the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1986, which established a racially discriminatory 100:1 sentencing disparity between crack and powder cocaine. As a result of this legislation, for example, possession of 5 grams of crack cocaine, which was disproportionately consumed by African […]

‘Guilty’: Jury Finds All 3 Men Guilty of Murder in the Killing of Ahmaud Arbery

Three white men were accused of killing the 25-year-old Black man.

‘Guilty’: Jury Finds All 3 Men Guilty of Murder in the Killing of Ahmaud Arbery

Marcus Arbery, Sr., father of Ahmaud Arbery, at the protest opposing bond for suspects in the shooting death of his son. – November 11, 2020 (Shutterstock) By Bill Hutchinson, ABC News A Georgia jury convicted three white men of murder on Wednesday in the death of Ahmaud Arbery, 18 months after the 25-year-old Black man […]