Kennedy died, but the haters did not win

Fifty years ago, on a cold day in Dallas, Nov. 22, 1963, President Kennedy was assassinated. To my mind what is extraordinary about the Kennedy assassination is that the haters did not win. Instead, crucifixion led to resurrection. As a result, for decades, African American homes across the nation featured pictures of three people: Jesus […]

We’re not at the ‘Mountaintop’ 50 years after Dr. King’s ‘I Have a Dream’ speech

It’s ironic that the George Zimmerman not guilty verdict in killing Trayvon Martin comes one month before the nation celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Movement’s signature moment, the March on Washington, which represented the peak of a movement dedicated to securing equality and justice for the nation’s African American population. With perhaps […]

Jackie Kennedy on Martin Luther King: ‘That Man’s Terrible’, ‘Phony’

Inflammatory statements made by Jacqueline Kennedy about Martin Luther King Jr. after her husband John F. Kennedy’s assassination have been captured in a book, Jacqueline Kennedy: Historic Conversations on Life with John F. Kennedy. Her unedited, candid thoughts for the first time were also spilled onto a series of audio tapings with famed Kennedy biographer […]