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Michael Simms: You Taught Me

you pointed
At the bubbles rising in the pitcher
Of beer to explain consciousness
Which was blurred by that time
Of evening

August 11, 2022 · 10 Comments

Kenyatta R. Gilbert: John Lewis and the masks Black preachers wear on the public stage

Preaching, in their understanding, tells the truth about suffering in the contexts of fear and death. Ultimately it declares that evil and despair have an appointed end. Because of this, as John Lewis said in his posthumously publishe op-ed: “Each of us has a moral obligation to stand up, speak up, and speak out.”

February 2, 2022 · 2 Comments

Rev. John Dear: The clash between history and today’s movements — a conversation with Rev. James Lawson

Nonviolence is that quality that comes out of all the great world religions, the notion that the creative force of the universe is love.

October 29, 2021 · 1 Comment

Abby Zimet: Good Trouble Lives On

John Lewis Memorial Will Replace Confederate Monument in Decatur, Georgia.

February 1, 2021 · 2 Comments

Abby Zimet: Still Here, Just Barely

We are spent, bereft, uneasy, deeply sorrowful to see exposed a country so broken, its myths so grievously extinquished, that almost half its heedless people would still, defying reason and decency, vote for an evil clown who’s so utterly failed us – that they’d look at the lies, crimes, cruelty, vengefulness, ineptitude, homicidal indifference, and decide they like it, and want four more years of it.

November 5, 2020 · 2 Comments

Video: Barack Obama’s Powerful Eulogy for John Lewis

Former President Barack Obama on Thursday in a fiery eulogy of Rep. John Lewis highlighted the existential threat to democracy represented by the Republican Party as he called for expansion of voting rights.

July 31, 2020 · Leave a comment

Video: Ayishat Akanbi | The Problem with Wokeness

Ayishat Akanbi considers the radical power of kindness, the limits of identity, the gendered nature of image, and how to transcend the superficial to form meaningful connections.

July 24, 2020 · 1 Comment

John Lewis: Good Trouble, Necessary Trouble

Get in good trouble, necessary trouble, and help redeem the soul of America.

July 19, 2020 · 2 Comments

Jon Else: Not Your Grandma’s Civil Rights Strategy

Whose Streets? (Then and Now) On a glorious afternoon in August 1963, after the massive March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom wrapped up on the national mall, President John … Continue reading

March 29, 2017 · Leave a comment

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