Grand Rapids, MI – May 30, 2020: Downtown Grand Rapids Michigan where a protest began peacefully and grew into a much more dangerous situation as the local police attempted to break up the gathering. (Shutterstock) By Safia Samee Ali, NBC News GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — In a broad hall of a newly renovated church along […]
Assemblyman Dan Quart speaks at the 2019 Peace In The Streets: Peace & Unity March In Harlem on June 01, 2019 in New York City. (Shutterstock) By Denis Slattery, NY Daily News ALBANY — Members of the Central Park Five are putting legislative leaders on notice over a bill they believe could help free other […]
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
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 […]
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 […]
Three white men were accused of killing the 25-year-old Black man.
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 […]
Even after a racial justice awakening, the effects of climate change and natural disaster reflect deep inequality.
By Rashad Robinson, Salon With nearly two months left of this year’s turbulent hurricane season, thousands of Louisianans are entering their sixth straight week without power following Hurricane Ida. Meanwhile, displaced residents in search of adequate shelter for their families are piling into any neighbors’ homes that are still intact, some with up to 10 […]