History teaches us that negative forces will always try to smear and distort those on the side of justice, that is nothing new. But it is up to us to keep marching forward — for victory is made up by those that remain focused and disciplined.
This week, all roads lead to National Action Network’s 16th annual convention at the Sheraton New York Times Square hotel. We have undoubtedly progressed as a society, but until social justice and fairness are achieved across the board, we cannot rest. The time for action is now, and you’re all invited.
Instead of attacking a plan that over six million people have signed up for (and counting), why don’t they offer some ideas of their own? Here’s a thought: they don’t have any.
A child’s life often hinges on the level and depth of education he/she receives. We must clear out the noise and bring advocates from both sides into the same room. We cannot continue to ignore the plight of our children, and we cannot continue to attack one another.
It’s easy to attack and demagogue those who don’t have a voice. It’s easy to blame others when you fail to provide true leadership. And it’s easy to reinforce stereotypes and misconceptions to win elections, or to win over your party’s base. That is precisely what Paul Ryan did last week.
No longer can we ignore the reality that our children are dying. No longer can we close our eyes to the immense pain and suffering of these grieving parents, siblings and loved ones. No longer can we act as if this doesn’t impact us.
The road to equality and justice is paved with the tireless work of countless individuals that opened doors so that others could kick them down later.
It’s sometimes hard to believe that the year is 2014. For all of our advances, tech developments, innovations, achievements and progress, we are watching elected officials enact laws and propose others that are simply unbelievable. Last week, the Arizona State House of Representatives passed a bill that would allow business owners asserting religious beliefs to deny service…