Why HRC's Equality Sign Made Me See Red

Last week, in support of gay marriage being argued before the Supreme Court (California's Prop. 8 and DOMA, specifically), a few million folks changed their Facebook profile photo to the red equal sign created by the Human Rights Campaign....more
Interesting article.  I saw those icons all over lately, but I find it easy to put something ...more

The Christian Chicken and Civil Rights

Linds here.http://www.huffingtonpost.com/shane-l-windmeyer/dan-cathy-chick-fil-a_b_2564379.html...more

What Happened (27 x 2) Years Ago Today?

Numbers fascinate me. Playing with numbers and their relationships really fascinates me. And, when those relationships are represented by years, I almost lose control....more
@FatCat Hello there, FatCat! Thank you so much for coming by and taking a moment to remember and ...more

Protect Your Voting Rights on November 6

As I write this, millions of people in the US and Caribbean are struggling to recover from Superstorm Sandy. While some people are searching for missing loved ones, burying their dead, and trying to pump millions of gallons of seawater out of subway tunnels, U.S. election officials are trying to ensure that next Tuesday's presidential election will occur as planned, and that absentee and early voting ballots will get counted. ...more
Thank you both for your comments. Yes, Maria, it does seem that we are being forced to defend ...more

Talking about Martin Luther King, Jr. With Toddlers

Tomorrow we will be nestled in our house on the western coast of Alaska, baking a cake and celebrating the birthday of Martin Luther King, Junior.  We're hundreds of miles away from the big celebrations and the cities where so many are honoring his work, but we hope to have his legacy a part of our lives and our home....more
@FatCat Thanks! I found I struggled with what to say when I first started talking about MLK and ...more

I Marched for the Martin Luther King Holiday

Early on the crisp, clear morning of January 15, 1981, I boarded a bus in Princeton, New Jersey bound for a demonstration in Washington, DC to make the birthdate of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. a national holiday. Via the Associated Press, the New York Times reported the next day that about 15,000 of us  "walked along Pennsylvania Avenue from the Capitol the Washington Monument, carrying signs that read, 'Let's make this day a day of celebration - Happy Birthday to Martin Luther King' and 'I Have a Dream - for Peace.'" ...more
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What's Your Favorite Civil Right's Quote?

A friend of mine posted this question on Facebook today.  Immediately I thought of a quotation by Martin Luther King, Jr. which I first saw etched into a rock outside the Seattle Center."Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that"I like this quotation (taken from part of a speech) on so many levels and think it is very relevant in today's political environment....more

We Who Believe in Freedom

Check out www.aworknprogress.com for more!It's Friday and I'm ready to _______! Fill in the blank. And RIP Aaliyah. Damn, it's been ten years since she passed?!!? Ten years?!?! Do you know how much has happened in your life, this country, this world in ten years?!!? Which takes me to three things that on the surface have no relation to one another:...more

Video: How the Largest Civil Rights Class Action Lawsuit in U.S. History is Changing the Odds for Women

A new, brief video by the Rosenberg Foundation highlights the positive impact of a historic lawsuit currently pending before the U.S. Supreme Court -- Dukes v. Wal-Mart, the largest civil rights class action in U.S. history. Watch the video: http://youtu.be/nFdJ1qQOQsM Viewing litigation as an essential advocacy tool in the work to change the odds for Californians, the Foundation historically has invested in cutting edge impact litigation efforts....more