For most Americans, the phrase "political prisoner" conjures up images of shady foreign governments plucking dissidents from their beds at night, never to be heard from again.
I'm very proud that my father and uncle, Joe and Dennis Mora, were both at the 1963 March on Washington, one of many demonstrations and activities they participated in during the civil rights heyday.
President Obama forcefully brought the issue of student loan debt before an overflow crowd at the University of Buffalo's Alumni arena.
I was a 28 year-old peace activist in San Francisco in 1963 when I got a call from Women for Peace asking if I'd like to go to the March on Washington as one of their delegates.
Everyone knows about Dr. King's magnificent speech but I feel it is important that Rustin's role and influence has recently been recognized and written about.
This week, the nation will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom with events in Washington, D.C., and many other cities.
It's a major step forward that the American Bar Association has now officially condemned "panic" defenses used to justify anti-gay hate crimes.
It's 50 years later but we still have to march. We're marching for Trayvon. We're marching for voting rights - still!
The times, they are a-changin, singer Bob Dylan wrote in 1964. Fast-forward to our present day and the times are still changing, only not in our favor.
If it were my decision, first I would try to talk Ben Bernanke out of leaving, since he is the closest thing to a "Depression scientist" that has ever been in the job.