It’s time all of us engage in a long-term conversation on the elephant in the room — race. And as the Trayvon Martin case tragically proves, the topic cannot be discussed without dedicating an equal amount of time towards a serious look at our justice system.
A young teenager walking home, armed only with candy and a drink, should never lose his/her life because someone in a gated community feels ‘threatened.’
Today, when voter ID laws have crept into dozens of states, and one of the toughest and most reprehensible anti-immigration bills passed in Alabama, we will gather once again in the deep South and march.
Every day we walk past or ignore another Jeremy Lin — people who may not look like what society deems a ‘winner.’ But given the right circumstances, these folks would shine; there’s a Lin in every school, church, job. You may be ignored, but never lose sight of your own strengths and abilities.
This is about the notion that some religiously affiliated hospitals and schools receive federal money and therefore cannot deny a woman a federal guarantee. This is real ‘class warfare’ and this time the victims are the most vulnerable — women from lower-income neighborhoods.
You’d think Romney would be more careful in his approach towards serious subject matters, but somehow the self-proclaimed rich guy still manages to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.
Last night during Obama’s address, we were reminded of just how much we can achieve with a unified government and with leaders who put the nation’s best interest before their own political agendas.
How many of us take the time to emulate Dr. King’s teachings? How many of us actually understand the fight he waged on our behalf? How many of us emulate his nonviolent dedication to defending the poor and seeking economic justice in society?
Romney, the people are not jealous of your mansions or boats. They are simply tired of income inequality, and tired of course of your condescending tone.