• Personal Leadership is Required to Address Today’s Crises

    Personal Leadership is Required to Address Today’s Crises

    The recent events in America that are sparking mourning, protest, and action are personal, as is the leadership needed to create, model, and adopt solutions to combat injustice and continue to improve the world. Americans have watched the events of the past week in horror and with sadness for our country. Following the unjust death …
  • From George Floyd to What Martin Luther King Jr. Said about Riots and

    From George Floyd to What Martin Luther King Jr. Said about Riots and "the Language of the Unheard"

    The moment is ripe for change. We must not waste it on counterproductive violence. This moment was long in the making. From slavery, to Jim Crow, to the Civil Rights struggles of the last century, to the ongoing struggle to overcome racism today—these formed the foundations of the fear, frustration, and discontent in America’s black …
  • Paramount makes ‘Selma’ free to rent to reflect on ‘racial injustice’

    Paramount makes ‘Selma’ free to rent to reflect on ‘racial injustice’

    “Selma,” director Ava DuVernay’s biopic about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., will be free to rent on streaming services for the month of June, Paramount said Friday. “We hope this small gesture will encourage people throughout the country to examine our nation’s history and reflect on the ways that racial injustice has infected our society,” …
  • Personal Leadership is Required to Address Today’s Crises

    Personal Leadership is Required to Address Today’s Crises

    Americans have watched the events of the past week in horror and with sadness for our country. Following the unjust death of George Floyd, a 46-year-old Minneapolis man who died in the custody of four police officers, many of us have spoken with friends, colleagues, and more, sharing, among other things, the frustration of feeling …
  • Martin Luther King Was Not Pro-Riot

    Martin Luther King Was Not Pro-Riot

    To claim otherwise is to pervert the message of his life. Among the more contemptible rhetorical tricks used this past weekend was the hijacking of Martin Luther King Jr. to enlist him in the cause of rioting. Celebrities, activists, leading journalistic institutions, and even the Martin Luther King Jr. Center itself are participating in a …
  • David Guetta’s George Floyd tribute mocked as ‘whitest way to react to racism’

    David Guetta’s George Floyd tribute mocked as ‘whitest way to react to racism’

    A simple “sorry” would have sufficed. DJ David Guetta is being dragged on social media for a tone-deaf tribute to George Floyd that included a remixed speech by Martin Luther King Jr. Guetta, 52, was hosting a livestreamed fund-raising event on a New York City rooftop for coronavirus relief efforts on Saturday when he played …