As we remember Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have A Dream" speech, it is a good time to reflect on our own dreams of what our society could become. What is my dream? It starts with jobs. But it goes on from there.
We must urge our media to convey agency to black men and boys themselves, not just to reinforce negative stereotypes. We all lose if we are told only about the disparities and not the achievements and successes of Black men and boys.
This week thousands gathered to remember the 1963 "March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom," and recommit to Dr. King's unfinished dream. But the challenge of delivering on the dream remains.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. understood that a full employment economy is a prerequisite for economic justice. A renewed movement demanding full employment is now more crucial than ever.
Martin Luther King Jr. outlined his dream 50 years ago this weekend. We made much of it happen. Let's dream some more. Let's dream about what we could do in the next 50 years.
Philadelphia has become the site where the nation's drift away from its founding ideals is most acutely obvious which is why it is important to get the narrative straight.
When is it fair to say that some political battles aren't just disagreements over policy, but actually represent a struggle between 'good' and 'evil' points of view? And when, if ever, is it helpful to say so?
For 13 weeks, the North Carolina state house in Raleigh was the focus of “Moral Mondays” — a progressive movement organized by the state’s NAACP president, Rev. William Barber, in […]
Progressives won a victory in Washington this week when the D.C. City Council stood up to Walmart and passed a bill that would require the retailer, and other nonunion big-box […]
Our democracy was under siege even before the Supreme Court’s ruling Tuesday on the Voting Rights Act. This decision caps the Court’s clean sweep on behalf of the United States Chamber of […]
In “The Unfinished March,” the first in a series reports from the Economic Policy Institute, economist Algernon Austin outlines the “unfinished business” of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and […]
April is fair housing month and, this year, it’s also the 45th anniversary of the passage of the Fair Housing Act. Adopted in the wake of the assassination of Dr. […]
“The Time is always right,” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said, “to do the right thing.” Unfortunately, that’s not always true in Washington. Courage and conviction is too often in […]
If you are reading this, you already know the national score from the November election. The Democrats won the presidency, added two seats in the Senate, and won eight seats […]
Dr. Seuss a Socialist? Author Peter Dreier, addressing a packed auditorium midday on February 1 inside the AFL-CIO headquarters in Washington, asked, “Who here knew that by reading Dr. Seuss […]
It may be the creepiest student competition in history. Foreclosure.Com's essay contest may be trivial compared to what Wall Street's doing to undermine our educational system and manipulate our thinking, but it reflects the same warped set of values.
Once again, Mitt says everybody in America has hunky dory health care even if they don't have insurance: “We don’t have a setting across this country where if you don’t have insurance, we just say to you, ‘Tough luck, you’re going to die when you have your heart attack,’ ” he said...
It's always amusing when God (if — and I know I risk losing a huge chunk of readers by writing this — there is one) gets dragged into politics.
First, let me be clear: I take no credit for the messaging or themes of first two nights of the Democratic convention.