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For this Black History Month we must remember, the fight is not yet over

February 18, 2021

By Congresswoman Gwen Moore (D-WI 4th District) This Black History Month is far different than any in my lifetime. The road so many traveled to get us where we are today was not easy, and last month, we saw just how much farther we have to go and how difficult the road ahead will be…. [Read More]

Why Dr. King’s ‘dream’ is important now more than ever

January 14, 2021

“Injustice Anywhere Is A Threat To Justice Everywhere.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. On January 18, 2021 our nation will remember civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., with a day in his honor. It couldn’t come at a better time, as this nation deals with extreme issues of racism, injustice against the… [Read More]

Social justice issues in America: Mass incarceration

January 14, 2021

A social justice issue that is extremely troubling and continues to be a challenge for African-Americans and people of color in the 21st century is mass incarceration. Michelle Alexander, author of “The New Jim Crow,” (1) in an interview with Frontline (2) defined mass incarceration as: “a massive system of racial and social control. It… [Read More]

2021: Changes or continued ignorance?

January 14, 2021

Welcome to 2021. 2020 is in the trash bin of history. Many people in the USA are breathing a sigh of relief because 2020 has come to an end. COVID-19 has punished the US population over the past 10 months. 2021 is being viewed by many people as a chance for the US to gain… [Read More]

The meaning of The Martin Luther King, Jr., birthday holiday in 2021

January 14, 2021

By Douglas Haynes Vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion at the University of California, Irvine Monday, January 18 marks the 35th anniversary of the federal holiday in honor of Rev. Martin Luther King’s birthday. Signed into law in 1983 and first observed in 1986, the holiday is a deserving tribute to King for advancing… [Read More]

Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream lives in acts of justice big and small

January 14, 2021

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., had to have known as he delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech 57 years ago that the moment would change a nation. After the historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, King stood before a sea of 250,000 people gathered Aug. 28, 1963, below the… [Read More]

The legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 14, 2021

By The Late Coretta Scott King Special to the Milwaukee Times Reprint from 1985, during the passage of the King Holiday bill by the U.S. Senate. We have set in motion a great celebration of freedom and justice, in honor of America’s hero and patriot, Martin Luther King, Jr. When Martin began his career, the… [Read More]

How to honor Martin Luther King Jr. in the post-Trump age

January 14, 2021

By Jonathan Capehart Opinion writer Last year, I was invited to give the keynote address at a celebration of the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., at Bethany Baptist Church in Newark. Judging by the reaction of the congregation, there is righteous anger and pain over what is happening in our country under… [Read More]

No Sell Out and Public Enemy

December 31, 2020

I got a text from a good friend, David telling me to check the comments on my Instagram account. I did and I had received a like from Public Enemy for a post of the beginning of the Fight The Power video. I smiled and felt proud as the memories came back. I remember the… [Read More]

A holiday season gutted by the pandemic: we’re trying to ‘celebrate and grieve at the same time’

December 24, 2020

By: Frannie Carr Toth and Cloe Axelson We recently marked a new grim milestone in the COVID-19 pandemic: more then a quarter of a million Americans are dead, and the virus is raging. News of two vaccines offer hope, but even on an accelerated schedule, life as we knew it, according to the experts, is… [Read More]