Human Rights

Ms. Coretta Scott King, Part II

January 31, 2006 - Pam Spaulding has an excellent post up reminding people that Coretta Scott King wasn't just "the wife of Martin," although she worked tirelessly to ensure his legacy was remembered -- including battling the unconstructed Southerners l

Coretta Scott King

By R. Neal
January 31, 2006 - ATLANTA - "Coretta Scott King, who turned a life shattered by her husband's assassination into one devoted to enshrining his legacy of human rights and equality, has died. She was 78."

The right-wing fraud about race and Katrina

January 28, 2006 - Earlier this month, right-wing pundit John Leo -- columnist for U.S News and World Report, syndicated to newspapers nation-wide -- wrote a piece that would be forgettable if it didn't echo a growing sentiment on the right about Hurricane Katrina and issues of race in America.

Bursey case debate

January 18, 2006 - Today, we cross-posted at DKos the news -- published earlier here at Facing South -- that the Supreme Court had decided against hearing South Carolina activist Brett Bursey's appeal over 2002 charges that he posed a &quo

How we got MLK Day

January 14, 2006 - My friend (and former Institute board member) William P. Jones has a good piece in The Nation, showing how the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday largely owes its roots to the labor movement and working-class agitation: