Even in Hawaii, it's hard to ignore poverty and hunger. Mark Winne talks about some Food Rebels who are trying to make things better in paradise.
20 posts from August 2011
A new book about one of the great African-American religious thinkers.
"The only real revolutionary, people say, is a man who has nothing to lose. There are millions of poor people in this country who have very little, or even nothing, to lose." Dr. King's words still ring true today.
People forget that Dr. King was every bit as committed to economic justice as he was to ending racial segregation. In this excerpt from All Labor Has Dignity, he ties together the War in Vietnam with the problems facing the labor movement.
The global picture for youths in the criminal justice system can be bleak, but David Chura sees glimmers of hope in the hard work of a few individuals.
"I thought of twenty million black people who dreamed that some day they might be able to cross the Red Sea of injustice and find their way to the promised land of integration and freedom. There was no more room for doubt."
When a minority of youth lash out violently, their crimes are met with outrage, revulsion and an almost exclusively punitive response. But there is more to young people than flash mobs and riots.
In his final book, Martin Luther King, Jr., demanded an end to global suffering, asserting that humankind-for the first time-has the resources and technology to eradicate poverty
Author Michael Lanza goes on a chilly adventure with his family, to a place where the effects of global warming are strikingly apparent.
The Martin Luther King, Jr. memorial in Washington, D.C., officially opens to the public today. In honor of this historic event, we'll be posting excerpts from books in The King Legacy series on Beacon Broadside every day this week.
An excerpt from a book that provides a different view of the lives of African-American domestics from the one depicted in The Help.
A federal judge ruled that a Nevada school didn't violate a student's rights when they punished him over threatening online speech.
With the Tiger Woods era possibly behind us, could the new PGA champ be a model for how kids become sports stars?
From a trusted scholar and powerful story teller, an accessible and lively history of free speech, for and about students.
What happens at a slumber party... is no business of the principal. So says a judge in a student speech case in Indiana.
A new manifesto for the twenty-first century from a veteran social organizer.
David R. Dow visited Rick Perry's "The Response" this past weekend, and found the rally less than inspiring.
An atheist organization is suing to prevent the installation of a cross-shaped piece of debris at Ground Zero. Their case has come under fire, but Fred Lane looks at the constitutional issues at stake.
The exam room is like a confessional. Patricia Harman writes about some of the lessons she's learned from her patients.
Can a student insult a school administrator online? David Hudson looks at a tricky free speech case.