A New Era

A new era will be ushered in Tuesday with the inauguration of Barack Obama as our 44th president. Meanwhile, all across our country today we are celebrating one of America’s true heroes, civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. As I prepare to participate in one of the National Day of Service projects, I am …

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An Effort to Understand

There are many memorial dates that stand out on the gun violence prevention movement calendar. One of the most poignant to me is June 4. Last week, that date marked the 40th anniversary of the assassination of anti-war presidential candidate Senator Robert F. Kennedy. Kennedy €™s shooting coming so close on the heels of the …

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The Choice

This week will mark the 40th anniversary of the tragic day when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was taken away from us by a sniper €™s bullet. But the important lesson is not how he died. In his life Dr. King taught us that great moral crises must be met with courage, principle and an …

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