Tom Hayden: The Wisconsin movement has blunted, if not broken, the sharp spear the Tea Party was carrying against public sector unions, public education and other government-sponsored programs since its rise in 2010.
Rev. Irene Monroe: During the Civil Rights movement, Bayard Rustin was always the man behind the scene, and a large part of that had to due with the fact that he was gay.
David A. Love: Executions in the U.S. are part of a racially-coded system of retribution. Poor people and members of racial minorities are more likely to receive a death sentence, as are those who are charged with murdering a white victim.
Glenda Hooker, an extraordinary doll artist, has exhibited her collection of miniature vignettes depicting major civil rights victories, events and significant icons in African American History for over 30 years. Her traveling museum has been on display in venues from Southern California to Birmingham, England. For more than 30 years Ms. Hooker’s pieces have been seen […]
Randy Shaw: If anyone still doubts that politics is all about branding, the rise of the “teabagger” closes the case. Here we have a group of overwhelmingly white anti-tax crusaders with a long history of political backing for right-wing causes suddenly re-branded by the media as populist crusaders for the common good.
Dick & Sharon’s Excellent Town Hall Adventure. For this corner of the world, with people who worked hard to elect Barack Obama, whose lives have already been profoundly changed by his election—just look at their faces—and who desperately want him to succeed, Obama needs to deliver on his promises to fix America’s broken healthcare system. […]
In the summer of 2006 I attended the National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute at the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute at Harvard. One of the guest presenters was 95-year-old Johnnie Carr, the woman who took over the Montgomery Improvement Association in 1956 after the successful Montgomery bus boycott when Martin Luther King, Jr. went […]