America Needs New Martin Luther Kings

I’m convinced. America, now more than ever, needs new Martin Luther Kings. Men and women who boldly take up the prophetic mantle and speak truth to power. America needs new prophets who evoke a consciousness that is alternative to the dominant ethos of today. America needs radical revolutionaries that, like Dr. King, dare to dream, [...]

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Abraham Lincoln and the Power of Reflection

Where do you begin with Abraham Lincoln? He's been hailed as the greatest American that ever lived. His monument looms over Washington DC casting an inspiring shadow and awestruck wonder. "In this temple, as in the hearts of the people for whom he saved the Union, the memory of Abraham Lincoln is enshrined forever." These [...]

Selma

Last weekend, a few folks from The Young Professional's group saw the movie Selma. If you weren't planning on seeing it I would encourage you to go. The film is historically accurate and fascinating in it's depiction of the relational dynamics between political figures, local residents, and the people that participated in the protest to [...]

BLOODY SUNDAY

In the early 1960s, Selma, Alabama was 57% black, but of the 15,000 blacks old enough to vote, only 130 were registered. This was a trend that was, unfortunately, found in dozens of cities across Alabama. Organizations like the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) and the Student Nonviolence Coordinating Committee (SNCC) attempted to register black [...]