Dr Martin Luther King Jr

Conservative shock jock influences school district’s withdrawal of support for MLK Day

Originally published on The Journal Times •  December 26, 2012  •  Christine Neumann-Ortiz Martin Luther King Jr. Day is an opportunity to come together to celebrate freedom, equality, and what we can do together to defend democracy. After pressure from … Continued


This MLK Day remember the importance of 14th Amendment

On Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday, we should remember the cornerstone of  civil rights in the U.S. - the 14th Amendment. The 14th Amendment was written and enacted to give full rights to former slaves. It is the affirmation … Continued


Ninety-Seven Years of Progress – Happy Birthday Grandma

Going home is always wonderful.  But going home for special occasions is great.  Today, July 13th, is my grandmother’s 97th birthday. She will not make it into any history books, but she is the history of our nation.  While her … Continued


Arizona Law is Threat to Justice Everywhere

“Any law that uplifts the human personality is just. Any law that degrades human personality is unjust.” ~Dr. Martin Luther King wrote in a letter from a Birmingham jail. In his Huffington Post article, Clarence B. Jones did not just … Continued


Anti-Immigrant ‘Progressives’ Embrace Hate

Back in 1963, The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream where . . . “little black boys and black girls” would “be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers.” … Continued