When the worst crime of 1770 occurred on a cold night in Boston — the “bloody butchery” of five patriots by nine British redcoats, no one would defend the soldiers accused of the crime.
Playwright Katori Hall grew up in Memphis, TN., a city still haunted by the untimely death of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Her celebrated Broadway play, “To the Mountaintop,” starring Angela Bassett and Samuel L. Jackson, was a musing on King’s last night. In this web exclusive she talks about the lasting legacy of Dr. [...]
These kids on a daily basis are dealing with obstacles that you couldn’t even dream of. How can– how can you concentrate on words and math problems when you’re just trying to survive?
It all began in 2004, when Mayor Gavin Newsom famously opened San Francisco’s City Hall to gay couples wanting to marry. That action paved the way for Proposition 8 and all of the litigation that’s followed.
Some years ago, the famed conservative William F. Buckley told me in a public conversations that the culture war is over—and my side lost.” Had Mr. Buckley been alive, he would have looked at last Tuesday’s outcomes and said, “as I was saying…”
September 12, 2012, by VII Photographers The United States imprisons more people than any other nation in the world. For the first time US history, more than one in 100 American adults are in prison. China is second, with 1.5 million people behind bars. Support systems for persons leaving prison are stressed because of the [...]
For years, Sade Singh, a Brooklyn-born, self-proclaimed “activist” teenager who lives in Hollis, Queens, watched from afar as individuals around her who identified as gay, lesbian and transgender were harassed — by overt displays of bigotry in her community and occasional incidents of intolerance at her school, Queens Collegiate High School in Jamaica. “I know [...]
Lawmakers in California have green-lighted a proposal to ban “reparative” therapy, also known as gay “conversion” therapy for children under the age of 18. The bill, which passed 51-21 in the state’s assembly, requires Democratic Governor Jerry Brown’s signature before it can become law. Brown has not yet indicated whether he will support the measure, [...]
An original Freedom Rider and organizer of the Selma march recalls his last hours with Martin Luther King on the day King was assassinated.