A Look at Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King’s “The Other America”And how it informs Advancement Project National Office’s fight for justice
In 1967, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. described an America with “a daily ugliness … that transforms the ebullience of hope into the fatigue of despair.” Join special guest Cathy Hughes, founder and chairperson of Urban One Media, the largest African-American owned and operated broadcast company in the nation, for this annual event. King’s words, amplified by music and movement, remind us that this “other America” still exists for too many today. Dr. King’s words will be amplified by musical performances from Gospel artist JJ Hairston & Youthful Praise, Howard…
Advancement Project is one of nine national civil rights and racial justice organizations condemning the NFL's Washington team location in DC while keeping the “R-word” racial slur as the team’s name and mascot.
Today, Advancement Project acknowledges the 22 trans lives that have been lost this year and those prior. We mourn their deaths and honor the legacy of trans activists such as Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera by continuing to fight for a world that’s not only free of transphobic violence, but also actively embraces and uplifts the identities of transgender people everywhere.
The groups condemn all acts of hate and urge all victims and witnesses of hate to document their incidents.
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There is an opportunity in this darkness for us to organize deeper and wider, tapping the incredible energy we have seen in the streets, at the courts and at our state houses.
Why people most affected by the impacts of climate change must be at the center of the response to the climate crisis