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By Jesse Jackson President Nelson Mandela was truly a transformative force in the history of South Africa and the world. My heart weighs heavy about his transition, but we are reassured because his life was full, and we know the … Continue reading
By Joan Walsh As Trayvon Martin’s parents headed to Washington for a protest commemorating the 1963 March for Jobs and Freedom, their son’s killer was touring the factory that produced the gun he used to kill their son, and posing for … Continue reading
By Alan Gomez & Eliza Collins Tens of thousands gathered Saturday on the nation’s “front yard,” the National Mall near the Lincoln Memorial, yearning for a bit of that transcendent sense of racial unity heralded on this spot by the … Continue reading
By Elspeth Reeve The hunt for the white Trayvon Martin has evolved since the case became national news, with a changing cast of victims and perpetrators, but the problem has remained the same: instead of countering the racial narrative of the … Continue reading
By Brentin Mock For four weeks now, the youth justice alliance called the Dream Defenders in Florida have peacefully held the state capitol building captive, pushing for reforms to laws that criminalize youth of color. Today, they unveiled “Trayvon’s Law,” … Continue reading
By Sagar Jethani Ishmael Reed is a prolific poet, novelist, playwright, songwriter, cartoonist, and cultural critic. His work spans nearly 50 years and has been recognized with numerous distinctions and awards. Reed argues that Americans misinterpret the election of Barack Obama as evidence that … Continue reading
Succinct, to the point, and an excellent commentary that will remind many of us why we need to vote. Rev. Jackson’s examples are poignant reminders of current events that should be more than enough motivation to get up, out, and vote … Continue reading
I knew there was a reason I liked this dude outside of Playboy…. Is Hugh Hefner of Playboy a Civil Rights Pioneer?.
The right to earn a living for yourself and your family should be a right. Unfortunately, it’s more of a privilege. Rev. Jackson’s commentary is all too real for millions of families. It is stirring, compelling, and informative. Rev. Jesse … Continue reading