By Adelle M. Banks
Religion News Service
(RNS) Fifteen months after being tapped to head the civil rights group founded by her famous father, the Rev...
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On April 4, 1968, a shot rang out in the Memphis sky and Martin Luther King Jr. fell silent. But King's message of one America, undivided by race, would not die.
I was raised on tolerance and to this day believe in the lyric, "You've got to be taught to be afraid of people whose eyes are oddly made and people whose skin is a different shade"
Bishop Long and his supporters would maintain that his reputation is being dragged through the mud. But his reputation was already muddied via his homophobia and corrupt bling theology.
The illustrious audience received I Dream in the spirit in which it was presented: as a fresh twist on an old story.
Hampton Sides' Hellhound on His Trail makes it clear that James Earl Ray's overwhelming guilt doesn't negate the fact that the FBI waged a protracted and illegal secret war against Martin Luther King.
Retired NBA star Earvin Magic Johnson is in talks to purchase Johnson Publishing Co., home to Ebony and Jet magazines and an archive of iconic photogr...
The third Monday of every January is set aside as a national holiday to celebrate the birthday of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., whose actual birthday ...
An idea that was once anathema to black queer identity, marriage, in our LGBTQ communities, is being celebrated and on the rise. And many of us are now proudly walking down the aisle to tie the knot.
We still have a long way to go in healing the divisions that exists between us and in "perfecting our union." It would be stupid to delude ourselves that we are in a post-racial America.
"Four score and seven meals ago my conscience brought forth to the anti-rebel north a new diet conceived in kindness and dedicated to the proposition that all animals are created equal.
We Americans should honor abolitionists of the past and present not only by remembering them during Black History Month, but by working to repeal capital punishment throughout the USA.
The time has come to put our votes and our money where our mouth is and no longer tolerate the malleable bigotry of those who profess to be our friends, but also say we are not quite worthy of the same rights.
In moving forward, we must build a coalition that embraces a universal set of principles. If we stupidly divide ourselves by sexual orientation or race, we can only expect a race to the bottom.
At the funeral service for Coretta Scott King on February 7, 2006, Dr. Maya Angelou made one of the most beautiful speeches I've ever heard. Subject?...
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