“Ella’s Song,” written by Bernice Johnson Reagon and performed by Sweet Honey in the Rock.
“I’m not saying I’m gonna change the world, but I guarantee that I will spark the brain that will change the world.”
– Tupac Amaru Shakur
While Black History Month is rightly steeped in regard for the struggles and triumphs of the past, consciousness in the present is what will move us forward through the other 11 months of the year.
(AP Photo/Edward Kitch)
The kind of mindfulness exemplified by Vietnamese Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh, shown here at a 1966 news conference with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., could transform movements for racial and social justice. The American civil rights leader and the Buddhist master came together to call for a halt to the U.S. bombing of Viet Nam. Read More