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Selma and Our Next Bridge to Cross
Originally Posted: 03/12/2015 - 1:15pm | Type: Blog

While demographic change is clear, it does not make positive changes inevitable. It’s possible it could just lead to greater collision and increasing racial tensions and conflicts. Or we could cross the bridge ...

‘Selma Sowed, But It Did Not Reap' — Anniversary Puts Spotlight on Deep Poverty
Originally Posted: 03/10/2015 - 9:57am | Type: Blog

With the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday this weekend, America was reminded how this small city helped bring sweeping change to the nation. With the 50th anniversary of Bloody ...

Turning the Tables: A Lenten Sermon on Jesus, the Money Changers, and #Selma50
Originally Posted: 03/09/2015 - 7:44pm | Type: Blog

Selma reminds us that the work of Jesus turning tables is never over, until it is fully over — until everyone is truly, radically, included. Making a whip of cords, he drove all ...

Remembering the Horror of Selma's ‘Bloody Sunday’ 50 Years Later
Originally Posted: 03/04/2015 - 8:18pm | Type: Blog

The images of that day in 1965 were quickly seared into the American consciousness: helmeted Alabama state troopers and mounted sheriff’s possemen beating peaceful civil rights marchers in Selma, Ala., as clou ...

The Unfinished Business of Selma
Originally Posted: 02/02/2015 - 12:44pm | Type: Blog

The film should remind viewers that the march toward equality for all citizens did not end at Selma — there is still much road to be covered. The journey to end systems of injusti ...

Watch the Vote: Supreme Court Effectively Kills Voting Rights Act
Originally Posted: 06/26/2013 - 6:38am | Type: Blog

Blood had to flow from Edmund Pettus Bridge to prompt Congress to craft its original list, which was still largely viable. I fear blood may have to flow again before Congress and the will of the American publi ...

Remember Bloody Sunday by Counting the Votes
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

Forty-six years ago, civil rights activists in <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/selma/" target="_blank">Selma, Alabama</a> began what they hoped would be a 50-mile march to the ...

Friday Links Round Up: A North Korean Restaurant. Christian Jerks. Bloody Sunday.
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2011/03/04/friday-links-round-up-a-north-korean-restaurant-christian-jerks-bloody-sunday/" target="_self"></a>A North Korean restaurant. C ...