Stewart Acuff

Mar 7

A Passion for Compassion, the Defiance of Despair

“A religious man is a person who holds God and man in one thought at one time, at all times, who suffers harm done to others, whose greatest passion is compassion, whose greatest strength

Feb 16

Henry Nicholas: A Living Legend

As I wrote in an earlier piece, Henry Nicholas was one of the African-American leaders most involved in connecting the labor movement with the civil rights movement in a real, tangible way; in a

Feb 14

A Meditation on Love

Love is of God God is Love Love does not judge Love knows that I could be in the shoes of Anyone but for the Grace of God Love is free Love brings light and freedom The love of brothers and

Feb 12

African-American History Month: Legendary Labor Leader Henry Nicholas

I am very blessed to be the national organizing director for 1199, the union headed by legendary African-American labor leader, organizer, and icon of struggle President Henry Nicholas. I just talked with him about

Feb 11

Lifting Up Our Highest Moral and Constitutional Values

Rev. William Barber, the originator and leader of Moral Mondays in North Carolina said, “We must not allow the extremists to occupy the moral and constitutional high ground. We must lift up our highest

Feb 10
My recent speech at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration!Play

My recent speech at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration!

I recently had the privilege of speaking at the United Campus Workers’ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration in Knoxville, TN. Check out my speech from the event

Jan 28

Dr. King and the Assault on Public Employees in Pennsylvania

As we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King’s life and struggle, we learn that we must re-fight some of the same struggle in Pennsylvania. Dr. King lived and died for social and racial justice, equality and

Jan 23

Dr. King Celebration in Knoxville, Tennessee

They really know how to commemorate and celebrate the life, struggle, and legacy of Dr. King in East Tennessee. I am writing this as I’m on a planes, trains, and automobiles trip back to Philly

Jan 22

Dr. King

Born to lead from a family of leaders He took the steepest road Up the highest mountain of injustice He walked with and at the front of And in the shoes of the least of these He validated and

Jan 17

Dr. King

Dr. King Born to lead from a family of leaders He took the steepest road Up the highest mountain of injustice He walked with and at the front of And in the shoes of the least of these He validated and

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