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Oct 2008 26

Approaching 100 Years…NAACP And the Beat Goes On.

Delivered at the Western Wayne County Branch NAACP Inkster, Michigan, October 26, 2008, Carlyle Fielding Stewart, III I want to thank co-chairpersons Edna Parker, Aaron Sims and Carl Johnson, Community Coordinator Vivian Holifield, branch President Lucille Flint Johnson, and members and friends of the Western Wayne County Branch of the NAACP for extending the invitation […]

May 2008 22

Racial and Ethnic Conflicts: Reconciling Differences and Healing Divisions

MCHR Forum on Race Relations, May 22, 2008 Historically speaking, the racial and ethnic divisions that have existed in American society have not only created deep-seated envy and hatred among certain racial and ethnic groups but have always served the best interests of those who profit from those divisions. It is true that the histories […]

Jan 2008 21

A Season of Change

Positive and Negative Changes in American Society Since the Death of Martin Luther King Jr. Delivered at the M. O.S. E.S Banquet January 21, 2008 If Martin Luther King Jr. were alive today what we he say about the current state of American and the changes that have occurred in our nation the past forty […]

Oct 2007 06

Democracy in Peril: Voting our Values and Valuing Our Vote

South Oakland County NAACP, October 6, 2007 Today as we look out over our beloved country, would it be an exaggeration to say that our democracy is in grave peril; that the ship of state appears to be nose-diving into a deep abyss; that special interests appear to be corroding our basic freedoms, rights and […]

Sep 2007 21

Power Beyond Measure

Delivered at the State Convention of the NAACP, September 21, 2007 Carlyle Fielding Stewart, III “The measure of power is obstacles overcome.” Oliver Wendell Holmes “All spiritual or real power makes its own place.” Ralph Waldo Emerson The story of African America has been the history of a long journey towards realizing, developing and establishing […]

Apr 2007 26

Religion and Politics

Panel Discussion Freedom Institute, April 26, 2007 Cobo Center Detroit, Michigan Historically speaking, the Christian religion began as a kind of religious and political movement and has always utilized politics both within the infrastructure of religious institutions themselves and within the superstructure of secular society. Religious faiths, structures and hierarchies often use politics as a […]

Feb 2007 10

The Issue is Still Freedom

Delivered at the AFSCME Banquet. Martin Luther King. Jr. Celebration. The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, Dearborn Hyatt Regency Hotel, Dearborn, Michigan. February 10, 2007 We gather today to pay tribute to a man who was one of America’s greatest freedom fighters. His legacy of non-violent social change is perhaps one of the greatest stories […]

Jan 2007 15

Leadership Lessons of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Delivered at the Museum of African American History Detroit, Michigan Martin Luther King, Jr Day, January 15, 2007 “I had decided that I would not sit back and watch but should lead them back to the buses myself.” MLK, Jr. More than ever in our society and world today, we need leaders who possess compassion, […]

May 2005 23

Defending Progressive Moral Values Against Religious Intolerance

A presentation to the Michigan Coalition for Human Rights (MCHR), May 23, 2005 at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Royal Oak, Michigan. Carlyle Fielding Stewart, III I want to call attention to some of the troubling trends that I see developing between conservative Evangelicals and conservative Republicans in their efforts to consolidate political power and homogenize […]

Jan 2005 08

What Martin Luther King Jr. Would Say Today

Detroit West District M. L.King Jr., Celebration, January 8, 2005 “I will not listen to the music of your harps but let justice roll down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream.” Amos 5:24 As we celebrate another birthday of one of America’s greatest prophets and freedom fighters, more than any time since his […]

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