Voting rights are a foundation for the realization of justice, equality, and freedom for everyone in our world and in our lives.
As one of 250,000 who attended the 1963 "March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom," I had to come to Washington, Aug. 24, to be a part of the 50th anniversary march.
It was thrilling to travel from New Haven to Washington with a bus full of young people age 7 on up looking for hope and eager to act. At the march, they collected over 200 signatures on petitions for the Youth Jobs Act.
After Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. opposed the U.S. war in Vietnam, he received a barrage of criticism from editorial boards, donors and even other civil rights leaders.
This is the story of one direct outcome of the 1963 March on Washington, to which I went as a member of the Huntington Township Committee on Human Relations in Suffolk County, Long Island.
Forty years. Damn it's been a long time.
In the middle of last year, due to a traffic violation, I spent a few months as a guest of our local county correctional facility.
The organizers would like to have an exhibition of Blanche Wille's artwork at a major gallery, and a serious catalog.
What happens in the 2012 elections could make or break struggling cities like Detroit that have been devastated by the economic crisis.
We can congratulate the Supreme Court for its recent decision that sentencing children to life in prison without parole is unconstitutional.