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    Dreaming of Equality of Opportunity, Not Outcome

    In the United States, dreams have a funny way of becoming reality. That’s what makes the American dream so powerful. It’s renewed, and usually achieved, in each new generation. It’s been more than 50 years now since Martin Luther King Jr. described his goal of equality of opportunity for all … More

    Would Martin Luther King, Jr., Approve of Obamacare?

    Would Martin Luther King, Jr. approve of Obamacare? President Obama says he would. “I think he understood that health care, health security is not a privilege, it’s something that in a country as wealthy as ours, everybody should have access to,” Obama said in an radio interview with the “Tom … More

    Morning Bell: MLK, Obama and Opportunity

    Fifty years ago in Washington, D.C., Martin Luther King Jr. shared his dream for America. It was a vision that gave “all of God’s children” an opportunity to flourish. Today, as we remember and honor King’s legacy, it’s quite evident that millions of Americans are struggling mightily to grasp the … More

    Morning Bell: Life-Changing Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    The greatest tribute to the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., is not to name a street in his honor or celebrate a national holiday. It is to recognize and support those who are working to carry out his vision, those who empower those facing the greatest obstacles through personal … More

    Celebrating the Legacy of Dr. King through Community Empowerment

    Shortly after the establishment of a federal holiday honoring the life of Martin Luther King, Jr., in 1986, Kimi Gray was among the first to urge that he be honored by celebrating a “day on” rather than a day off. She felt that a day aptly commemorating Dr. King’s legacy … More

    Morning Bell: Frederick Douglass’s Irrepressible Faith in America

    As we celebrate Martin Luther King Day, it is fitting to reflect upon the tortured experience of blacks in this country. Looking back upon four centuries of African-American history two things are undeniably clear: for the greatest part of America’s history, blacks were grossly mistreated and the country has come … More

    Martin Luther King Holds These Truths

    On August 28, 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. stood at the Lincoln Memorial and admonished America to return to its First Principles. In his I Have a Dream Speech, Dr King looked forward to the day that “this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its … More

    Outside the Beltway: Good Friday is Still Good Friday. Thank God.

    Do Christians have civil rights? Earlier this week, citizens of Davenport, Iowa were informed that City Administrator Craig Malin planned to change the name of Good Friday to “Spring Holiday” on official city documents, per the recommendation of the Davenport Civil Rights Commission. After the city and state grew appropriately … More

    Morning Bell: Martin Luther King Jr. Held These Truths. Do You?

    On August 28, 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. stood at the Lincoln Memorial and admonished America to return to its First Principles. In his I Have a Dream Speech, he announced his dream that “one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: … More