The Presidential Medal of Freedom is bestowed by the president of the United States and is – along with the comparable Congressional Gold Medal bestowed by an act of the U.S. Congress – the highest civilian awards in America. The awards recognize individuals who have made "an especially meritorious contribution to the security or national interests of U.S. world peace, cultural or other significant public or private endeavors."
"One picture," Fred R. Bernard once aptly remarked, "Is worth a thousand words." But, we need only a few words to describe an unsettling truth vividly depicted in the drawing shown here. On first glance this picture evokes visual images of cruelty, dehumanization, exploitation, racism, injustice, corruption, disenfranchisement, arbitrary punishment, and a host of other instruments of oppression people use to harm or exploit others. What do you see? Let's look closer.
The State of Equality and Justice in America: The urgency of now must be taken seriously
Tuesday, 19 March 2013 14:06
Rev. Dr. C.T. Vivian
"The State of Equality and Justice in America" is a 20-part series of columns written by an all-star list of contributors to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.
Tuesday, 12 March 2013 11:49
Julianne Malveaux, NNPA Columnist
In the midst of the Academy Awards drama on Sunday, February 24, one of the Onion's writers (we don't know who he is – I doubt a "she" would have stooped so low), described the lovely and talented child Quvenzhané Wallace with a filthy word that took her all the way out of her name.
CIRCLE PINES – Mel Duncan has travelled all around the world in the last decade, getting into dangerous situations and finding peaceful solutions in a variety of global hotspots as part of Nonviolent Peaceforce, an international organization he co-founded with Quaker activist David Hartsough.
Last week, however, NP made a local stop when Duncan and the group’s other leaders held their annual director’s meeting at the Circle Pines Hospitality House.