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Cynical Attempts to Blunt Our Political Power

Many of the new laws making it more difficult to vote appear to be cynical attempts to blunt the political ...

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Entitled to Public Discourse Without Interference

Together with other community leaders and concerned citizens, I sent a letter to Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum, and other statewide- ...

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Rigged: Racial Bias in Jury Selection

Despite the efforts of our federal government and the Supreme Court to address and eliminate racial discrimination in the jury ...

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#BlackLivesMatter: A Rallying Cry for our Times

While it is obvious to many of us that all lives matter, it is not so obvious that in our ...

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Happy 80th Birthday!

Join us in celebrating our mother's 80th birthday!

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Teaching the Truth about America’s History

Who is writing and influencing the history our children are taught? Should a few education officials in Texas or any ...

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The Racial Bias in Stand Your Ground Laws

Trayvon Martin's unjust death at the hands of a trigger-happy, self-described neighborhood watchman continues to shock and live on in ...

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‘This Ain’t Yo Mama’s Civil Rights Movement’

The day after the Aug. 10 anniversary of Michael Brown's death, I was arrested along with more than 50 other ...

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How To Prevent A School Shooter

Invest time every day in building strong, caring relationships that will support the community in times of crisis. This strategy ...

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Compelling Focus on Police Tactics

No matter where you think you stand on these issues, "Peace Officer" deserves attention and at least one viewing.

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Expanding Healthcare Coverage for Everyone

The progress made on reducing the number of uninsured people should inspire us to keep going until every child and ...

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Fundamental to Living in a Democracy

Just a few weeks ago, we marked as a nation the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Voting Rights ...

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Making Classrooms Work for All Our Students

The most important factor in a student's success is a great teacher. But in the modern classroom, even great teachers ...

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Threats of another Government Shutdown

To hear Republican presidential candidates tell it, you’d think the most important issue facing the nation is Hillary Clinton’s old ...

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A Movement One Year after #MikeBrown

One year out, something must give. Not just in Ferguson, but in the hearts, minds, and actions of Americans everywhere.