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Martin Luther King Jr.’s Last Sermon ‘I’ve Been to the Mountaintop’ Inspires Courage and Hope

“Thank you very kindly, my friends. As I listened to Ralph Abernathy and his eloquent and generous introduction and then thought about myself, I wondered who he was talking about. It’s always good to have your closest friend and associate to say something good about you. And Ralph Abernathy is the best friend that I have in the world. I’m delighted to see each of you here tonight in spite of a storm warning. You reveal that you are determined to go on anyhow.”

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6 Books to Read in Honor of the 50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s Death

“Historians and biographers have spent much ink celebrating and interrogating the life and influence of Martin Luther King, Jr. in the 50 years since his assassination on April 4, 1968. Readers interested to know more about the iconic civil rights hero can choose from a wide range of literary options — from shorter books that give an easily digestible overview of his life, to multi-volume tomes exploring his every action in great detail. While some books take a holistic approach toward the life of the man, others focus in on sub-topics of his legacy.”

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One Man. One March. One Speech. One Dream.

“The March on Washington was a peaceful demonstration for racial equality. But it would not have happened without the beatings, arrests and violent struggle for civil rights that had already engulfed the Deep South.”

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Sacramento Celebrates The Life Of Stephon Clark — And Demands Justice For His Death

“Two Sacramento police fatally shot Clark, a father of two, on March 18 outside of his grandparents’ home after neighbors had called police to investigate someone hiding in one of their backyards. Footage from both police body cameras and helicopter coverage showed officers opening fire on Clark; they later said they mistook his cell phone for a gun. Clark was shot 20 times.”

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Baccalaureate 2018

Check out the speakers for this year’s Baccalaureate!

‘Phubbing’ Is Hurting Your Relationships. Here’s What It Is

You do it all the time, whether you know it or not.
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Interstitium: Scientists say they’ve discovered a new human organ

The interstitium was right there under our noses (and skin) all along, but it took a new way of examining tissues to figure it out.

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Extensive Data Shows Punishing Reach of Racism for Black Boys

“Black boys raised in America, even in the wealthiest families and living in some of the most well-to-do neighborhoods, still earn less in adulthood than white boys with similar backgrounds, according to a sweeping new study that traced the lives of millions of children.”

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Urban Ministry Reconsidered: Contexts and Approaches

Upcoming Publication with a chapter by Chaplain Jewelnel Davis:

Military Ball

Chaplain Davis offered Invocation at Columbia University Military Ball on March 24, 2018

Sponsored by Columbia University Center for Veteran Transition and Integration, School of General Studies

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