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Coretta Scott King

An Open Letter To Rev. Bernice King

Michael G. Long | Posted 12.11.2012 | Religion
Michael G. Long

Please be assured that the LGBT community and its allies stand ready to work with you in advancing your mother's inclusive legacy. Would you be kind enough to include us at every step along the way as you lay plans to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington?

What Would Dr. King Say About Amendment One?

Omid Safi | Posted 07.08.2012 | Religion
Omid Safi

Martin's own struggles focused on racial, economic and peace concerns, and he did not opine much on gender and sexuality matters. However, there was a person very close to him who has spoken out courageously and clearly on this topic.

LGBT Rights: A Matter of Fairness

Laura W. Murphy | Posted 05.09.2012 | Black Voices
Laura W. Murphy

The fight for LGBT rights comes down to the very basic truth that for equality to have real meaning, fairness and equal treatment under the law must extend to everyone.

Black Women Make History Too -- An Interview On Coretta Scott King

Martha Burk | Posted 04.13.2012 | Politics
Martha Burk

Before her death in 2006, in preparation for a new biography, Coretta King met many times with Dr. Barbara Reynolds, one of the founding editors of USA Today. I recently interviewed Dr. Reynolds on her time with Mrs. King.

What Would Dr. King Do?

Modesto Tico Valle | Posted 03.17.2012 | Chicago
Modesto Tico Valle

You cannot stand for freedom and at the same time deny it to others. So let us join together in the fight for equality for LGBT individuals and all people. Then perhaps we will be free.

A Look Back: MLK's Family Celebrates First Christmas Without Him | Posted 12.20.2011 | Black Voices

With the dismal reports on unemployment and poverty levels, this holiday season is sure to be a tough one for many families. But no struggle compares ...

The Personal Meaning of Black History Month

Kamala D. Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kamala D. Harris

The fact that we recognize Black History Month has enormous significance. This generation's challenge is to transform the opportunity to make change into a reality of social and economic justice.

King's Daughter Won't Assume Helm Of Father's Southern Christian Leadership Conference

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

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...

Hold Fast to King's Dream

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lisa Kaas Boyle

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.

Songs Of Tolerance In The Soundtrack Of My Life

Ellen Sterling | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Ellen Sterling

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"

The Eddie Long Scandal: Betraying The Memory Of MLK

David A. Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
David A. Love

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.

I Dream: Lowery & Young Join King Family at World Premiere of New MLK opera

Cedric Perrier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Cedric Perrier

The illustrious audience received I Dream in the spirit in which it was presented: as a fresh twist on an old story.

Back on the Trail of the King Assassination

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

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.

Magic Johnson In Talks To Buy Publisher Of Chicago-based Ebony, Jet Magazines

Bloomberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

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...

Martin Luther King Day: The Best Books (PHOTOS, POLL)

The Huffington Post | Amy Hertz and Jessie Kunhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

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 ...

Black Queers Are Tying the Knot

Irene Monroe | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Irene Monroe

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.

Post Racial America? You Are Right!

Bekeh Utietiang | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bekeh Utietiang

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.

Abraham Lincoln's Vegetarian Address

Dave Astor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Dave Astor

"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, Too, Are Abolitionists: Black History Month, Slavery and the Death Penalty

Diann Rust-Tierney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Diann Rust-Tierney

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 Last Time We Vote For Bigotry

Paul Jenkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Jenkins

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.

Frank Talk on Race and Prop. 8

Wayne Besen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wayne Besen

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.

Obama -- Learning from Kings

Vickie Karp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Vickie Karp

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?...