In the last few weeks, the United States has seen a resurgence of interest in youth engagement. Young people from Parkland, Florida, have led the charge and created a stir among the media by calling out politicians and pundits in public forums, including social media and press events. They’re advocating sophisticated responses to the violenceContinue reading “This Isn’t An “Ah-Ha” Moment”
Category Archives: history
New History Books Series!
In my speeches and writing, I often allude to the neighborhood where I grew up. North Omaha, Nebraska, is a predominantly African American neighborhood with a rich history and powerful culture that make it dynamic, powerful and marginally frightening to a lot of white people. As a goofy low-income Canadian kid, my mentors, neighborsContinue reading “New History Books Series!”
Rewrite History as Love
In his 1967 speech, “A Time To Break The Silence,” Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “When I speak of love I am not speaking of some sentimental and weak response. I am not speaking of that force which is just emotional bosh. I am speaking of that force which all of the greatContinue reading “Rewrite History as Love”