Stories by Jesse

OP-ED: Why We Should Keep On Marching

The protests began in Ferguson, exploding after the prosecutor announced that the policeman who killed Michael Brown would not be brought to trial. They spread [...]

Muhammad Ali, a Hero of Our Time

This past weekend, the Muhammad Ali Center awarded football great and courageous civil rights advocate Jim Brown and Bill Russell its Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Award. [...]

OP-ED: Michael Sam Stands Tall

“I’m a football player, and I’m gay.” With those words, Michael Sam, an All-American defensive end from the University of Missouri, demonstrated courage far beyond [...]

MLK, a Drum Major for Justice

As I went from event to event Monday celebrating the birthday of Martin Luther King, I was struck by both the tribute and the distortion. [...]