The South Will Rise Again…?

In his 2004 speech at the Democratic National Convention, then-Senator Barack Obama said, "There's not a black America and white America and Latino America and Asian America; there's the United States of America." His words drew a long and loud round of applause as the audience basked in the rhetoric of unity. Despite the desire … Continue reading The South Will Rise Again…?

How I Plan to Celebrate MLK Day

How do you celebrate the life of the most prominent Civil Rights leader in the country? In 1983, after a massive public push that garnered 6 million petition signatures, Ronald Reagan signed the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday into federal law. Henceforth, many public and private institutions would celebrate Dr. King by taking a day off … Continue reading How I Plan to Celebrate MLK Day