Odd Couples: MLK + Billy Graham

“Well I don’t know what will happen now, we’ve got some difficult days ahead…” -- The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He would be assassinated the next day. Note: This piece was originally created by The Village Square and published on respectandrebellion.com . At a time when we...
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/Story of the Week: Derek Chauvin Found Guilty On All Charges In George Floyd's Death

Sign up here to receive the Story of the Week in your inbox every Thursday. On Tuesday, former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty on all counts in the May 2020 death of George Floyd, which sparked nationwide protests and riots against racism and police shootings...
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Unpacking Georgia’s Controversial New Voting Law

Georgia’s newest voting legislation has stirred up a hurricane of political sensationalism and media bias this month, leaving much of the public confused about what the law actually does and why it remains controversial. The bill, titled “Election Integrity Act of 2021” or SB 202 , was...
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Story of the Week: Mass Shootings Revive Debates on Gun Control, Racism

Sign up here to receive the Story of the Week in your inbox every Thursday. A series of shootings in Atlanta, Georgia, on March 17 that left eight people dead was followed by another mass shooting in Boulder, Colorado on Monday in which 10 people were killed. The Atlanta shooting sparked...
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Unpacking Media Bias and Narratives Around Asian-American Violence

After eight people — six Asian women, one white man and one white woman – were killed in a shooting in Atlanta last week , there’s been debate as to whether or not the media has been correct to tie the incident to anti-Asian hatred and racism. Some have accused the media of bias in their...
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Martin Luther King Jr.'s Value of Nonviolence Shared by Democrats and Republicans

From the Center This viewpoint is from a writer rated Center. Monday is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Of his many profound legacies, one is his longstanding commitment to political nonviolence to achieve social change. That goal to avoid political violence may seem threatened in America...
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Media Bias by Omission: 5-Year-Old Cannon Hinnant Shot and Killed in His Front Yard

Numerous conservative commentators took to Twitter this week accusing the national press of media bias by omission when it comes to the death of Cannon Hinnant, a 5-year-old boy who was shot in the head by a man in North Carolina. The boy is white, the alleged killer is black. Local news...
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Story of the Week: Statue Toppling, Commercial Re-branding Follow Calls for Social Change

Sign up here to receive the Story of the Week in your inbox every Thursday. A wave of calls for social change is manifesting in movements throughout the country, including efforts to overhaul products with racially-tinged branding and take down public monuments of figures with...
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