Celebrating Dr. King the Right Way

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On MLK Day 2014, John Lash asks us to fully realize the profound power of our daily actions both to change ourselves and to change others.

A Dark Road

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Tom Matlack gives a very personal account of Civil Rights in a time and place where not much was civil–Mississipi, 1964

Breaking the Emotional Coma Cycle

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Jason Hairston explains how constricted masculinity damages male relationships

Robert F. Kennedy and Me

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On the 45th anniversary of his death, Deborah A. Lott describes the reaction to the assassination of Bobby Kennedy: in the Ambassador Hotel where he was scheduled to speak, and in the days and years after.

Teaching Peace – For Martin

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Peace is daunting and dangerous. But Julie Gillis insists that it has to be taught.

The MLK That Never Gets Quoted: “Don’t Let Anybody Take Your Manhood”

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“Move down into the inner resources of [your] own soul and sign with pen and ink of self-assertive manhood [your] own Emancipation Proclamation.”

Acceptance: The Fight of the 21st Century

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The values extolled by Martin Luther King Jr. live on how we live them.

The Measure of a Man in the Digital Age

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I contemplate the tracks of my peers as technology and personhood become more intertwined.

Rape Discussions Deepen as Indian Rape Victim Dies

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The questions at the heart of it all: Why does rape happen? What can we as a society do about it?

Quote on MLK Jr. Monument Will Be Removed

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Abbreviating a quote by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. leads to controversy.

The Story of a Reluctant Activist

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Geoffrey Philp is a political activist who is dedicated to exonerating Marcus Garvey. Here’s his story.

Petraeus, MLK and JFK: Why I Don’t Demand Fidelity From My Political Leaders

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Emily Heist Moss asks a lot of her leaders, but one thing she doesn’t demand is fidelity.

Lost Recordings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Add Insight to His Legacy

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Newly discovered recordings of Dr. King reveal rare insights on how his trip to Africa influenced his life, teachings and philosophy.

“I’m old enough to remember pollution so bad that you couldn’t hang your laundry outside.”

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This comment was from JP McMahon on the post by Jake DiMare “Boomers Beware: How Do You Want to Be Remembered?”

MLK Day Question: Does Jim Crow Still Exist?

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How do we try to explain “Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindnes”?

Culture: MLK Shooting Pool Like a Bawse!

A casual moment with the civil rights icon.