Civil Rights

Lauren McCauley, staff writer
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) called for unity to 'create that community of love' that Martin Luther King, Jr., fought and died for. (Photo: Jetta Fraser/ The Blade)
Speaking at the same Atlanta church where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. served as pastor, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Monday heralded the long term vision of the civil rights leader and said that it is "necessary for us to bring his spirit and courage into 2017." "The great strength of Dr. King," Sanders said, addressing a standing room crowd...
Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
More than 20 U.S. lawmakers have now said they will not attend Friday's...
Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
With less than a week until President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration, the...


Change Happens (If Much Too Slowly) Dept: Civil rights icon and Congressman John Lewis (D-GA) tweeted out his long-ago, self-assured mugshot today to commemorate his 1961 release from a Mississippi prison where he served 37 days for "disorderly conduct," aka daring to use a bathroom labelled "white." A leader of the Selma to Montgomery March, the tireless Lewis has been arrested over 40 times fighting for civil rights - he calls it "good or necessary trouble" - for which we thank him.