Tag: Issue 1-11-2013

  • Malia Lazu: Executive Director, Future Boston Alliance

    Age: 35 Location: Originally from Honolulu HI and now in Roxbury. How Martin Luther King Jr. Inspired You: I think the strategy of his movement allowed America to have a conversation about race. He was really able to, because of his love of reconciliation and wanting to wrestle with loving your enemy, he was able […]

  • Aaron Tanaka: Co-founder, Boston Worker’s Alliance

    SCN: What is the Boston Worker’s Alliance? AT: It’s an organization based in Grove Hall in the Roxbury/Dorchester area. The BWA is a grassroots community organization lead by underemployed and unemployed workers, and people with barriers to their employment. The co-founder is city councilor Chuck Turner and the District 7 Advisory Board, which are veteran […]

  • Ten Minutes for Human Rights

    Oppression, violence, war. These forces surround and blight all. But amidst the loss and suffering caused to people and communities from these afflictions, a dream of peace is a beacon that can illuminate the darkest of nights. And, as the work of Martin Luther King, Jr. timelessly continues to demonstrate with grace and reason, it […]

  • Book Review: Martin's Dream by Clayborne Carson

    Martin’s Dream: My Journey and the Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. by Clayborne Carson. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. 304 pages. $27. The intellectual property of Dr. King has been subject to much controversy over the last two decades. The discovery of his apparent plagiarism in his dissertation and other academic writing shocked the public, […]

  • A Mighty Stream: The Faith of Martin Luther King Jr.

    “Darling I miss you so much. In fact, much to much for my own good. I never realized that you were such an intimate part of my life”, writes a young graduate student, Martin Luther King, Jr. to his love interest, Coretta Scott. They are separated for a few months because King had gone home […]

  • Byron Rushing: State Representative, 9th Suffolk District

    During the Civil Rights Movement, equality among races was fought for mostly in the South, but also in the North. One of those who decided to join the cause was Massachusetts Representative Byron Rushing. “I think that it’s important understand there were a lot of leaders during the Civil Rights Movement,” said Rushing. He goes […]

  • Joe Finn: Executive Director, Massachusetts Homeless Shelter Alliance

    “I have always fundamentally believed that the issue of homelessness needs to be addressed. And all of my life’s work has been focused on what we can do to end it and meet these people’s needs.”—Joe Finn For Joe Finn, devoting his life’s work to helping the needy has always made sense. Coming from a […]

  • Bob Hurlbut: Executive Director, Cambridge Community Foundation

    Age: 76 Location: Cambridge How Marin Luther King Jr. Inspired You: Before I did the foundation for twenty years, I was the headmaster of Parks School in Brookline. And before that, teacher at Newton High School. During those early years as a teacher and school head, I was very involved in civil rights activities, including […]

  • Will the Dudley Municipal Center Project Revitalize Roxbury?

    The Roxbury community has a 300-year-long history, starting out as a colonial town and later, in the 19th century, becoming part of the city of Boston. Currently, Roxbury is a low-income neighborhood at a crossroads, embarking on significant inner- city urban development in a recessionary environment. Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino has started to address […]

  • International Human Rights Day

    International Human Rights Day was held on December 10, 2012 all around the world. Personally, it seems more appropriate to have December as International Human Rights Month, because of all the reasons people complain, fight and celebrate in December. You ask yourself; “When was the last time I celebrated or even gave a thought about […]