These two prayers from the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. "show that powerful words can outlive powerful individuals.”
13 posts from February 2014
According to legal scholar and activist Sheryll Cashin, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. died trying to build "a multiracial army for economic justice." In her new book 'Place, Not Race,' Cashin argues that the time for Dr. King's idea has finally come.
Sheryll Cashin resurrects Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s last campaign: his fight for economic justice for all people of all races.
Historian Paul Ortiz outlines the linked histories of African Americans and Latinos.
Ginny Gilder, a former Olympian, shares the crushing disappointment that occurs when political disputes interfere with Olympic aspirations.
John Austin, a black American convert to Islam, describes the struggles for acceptance he's experienced and the path to peace he eventually found.
Erika Janik, author of 'Marketplace of the Marvelous,' takes readers on a visual tour of early medical beliefs, and the current practices they inspired.
We're celebrating Valentine's Day with a haiku sequence from poet, activist, and scholar Sonia Sanchez.
Susan Katz Miller, author of 'Being Both,' interviews Rabbi Chava Bahle, the first rabbi to lead a Unitarian Universalist Congregation.
The 30 Days of Love Campaign is an interfaith project sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Association that aims to "harness love’s power to stop oppression" through a combination of community activism and outreach.
Beacon Press is honoring Black History Month with an array of tributes across social media, on the Beacon Broadside, and elsewhere. We are also offering a 20% discount on all titles of African American interest at beacon.org (use the code FEB2014) throughout the month of February.
"Are we witnessing the death of Black prophetic fire in our time?" asks Cornel West in the introduction to 'Black Prophetic Fire,' one of three new book projects Beacon Press is planning with him.
Jeannie Marshall, author of The Lost Art of Feeding Kids, offers a tasty alternative to your typical Super Bowl snack.