"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.
7 March 2013 – On school days in Hebron you can find members of CPT watching as teachers and students pass through the checkpoints that separate their homes from their schools. Two of the schools attended by children living in and near the Old City lie within the "H2" area of Hebron, which is under the control of Israeli soldiers and police. In order to reach their schools, children and teachers must pass through metal detectors. Soldiers frequently search their backpacks and briefcases. High school students and teachers are sometimes subject to body searches, and frequent ID checks often make both teachers and students late for school.
Pete Rhodes, chairman, Urban Mass Media Group, executive director, Black Music America Network. Carol Maillard, Sweet Honey in the Rock. Karen L. Charles, artistic director, Threads Dance Project. Phyllis Gilliam, Sunday's Best.