Does "Black lives matter" ask for something from the dominant culture that would require economic loss or will it mean gains and not losses, morally and economically, for most Americans?
The veil is being lifted from an entire interdependent system of institutionalized racism and oppression and its ugly inner workings.
Everyone pressing for justice understands that appropriate actions against obstructionist public officials need sustained public oversight and engagement every step of the way.
We need a system change here and it's not going to happen unless we, the people make it happen.
Women in the media spotlight have gone on record, for a variety of reasons, refusing to be associated with the word or the movement.
Julian had faith in the courage of people to fight for justice and equality, and was pleased to do his bit, but he never saw himself as a great leader; that made him one.
Julian Bond's life traced the arc of the civil rights movement, from his efforts as a militant young man to the top leadership post at the NAACP.
Some day organized dissent will change the system that allows cases like that of Sandra Bland to occur; let's make that day happen sooner rather than later.
Few people are claiming that there was anything random or mysterious about the brutal murder of nine innocent African American people in Charleston.
Washington, D.C., memorials invariably quote some of the masterpieces of our heritage, a reminder of the values that ground the American experiment in democracy.