It was more than 50 years ago on a sweltering summer Chicago night in 1966 that young activist Mary Nelson first met and marched with Dr. King and gospel great Mahalia Jackson. She's been marching ever since. Listen to her story of that once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Since the start of his presidential campaign, Donald Trump has threatened to build what he calls a “great wall” between the U.S. and Mexico. As president, he has succeeded only in building discord and controversy, but in so doing we have seen a significant escalation of racial threats, ethnic divisions, and increased incidents of roundups and deportation. Trumps’ rescinding of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, has only created a flashpoint fueled both by anger and misinformation.
The truth is that the immigration crisis is a human crisis. Nobody knows that better than my guest, activist Peg Bowden, who is author of "A Land of Hard Edges: Serving the Front Lines of the Border." Peg tells us the true situation on the ground in Nogales, Mexico.
Despite many stereotypes, American Muslim women have long made significant contributions to society. In fact, they are among the best educated in the U.S., serving in key professions. But what about the role of Muslim women within Islam, and how successful are they in shaping their own religion? Soraya Deen, attorney, founder of the Muslim Women's Speaker's Movement, and a key member of our leadership team, says it's time for women to step up. Listen to Soraya here: