I agree with Marian Wright Edelmen, who spoke recently with Tavis Smiley about the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, beyond the 60s: “We love our prophets, we love the dream, but we don’t love the bounced promissory note.”

On a personal level, I look at how far we have not come since the 1963 March on Washington:

On the one hand as you read this, lucky college freshmen, such as our daughter and her friends, settle into their new lives. On the other, I find myself mentoring an 8-months-pregnant 19-year-old, Read more…