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American Promise

Michael A. Hardy | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Michael A. Hardy

As President Kennedy suggested 50 years ago, we know that this will not be easy, but will be hard. America can and will win on this issue of providing its citizens quality and affordable health care.

How to Lead Like Martin Luther King

Matt Tenney | Posted 11.05.2013 | Business
Matt Tenney

It's pretty easy to do the right thing when the conditions are right. It's not so easy when conditions are very challenging and doing the right thing could result in serious, negative consequences in the short term for us or for our organization.

King's Children In New Court Battle Over Legacy

AP | KATE BRUMBACK | Posted 11.04.2013 | Black Voices

ATLANTA — As the nation and world celebrated the memory of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech, his two sons and daughter ...

50 Years Later: Prejudice Remains, But Opportunities Abound

Richard H. Carmona, M.D. | Posted 10.30.2013 | DC
Richard H. Carmona, M.D.

Take it from a formerly homeless Hispanic high-school dropout who grew up to become the Surgeon General of the United States: Life is what you make it.

More than 300 sites ring bells for MLK speech

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 08.29.2013 | Black Voices

WASHINGTON -- From the nation's capital to a Georgia mountain carved with a Confederate memorial, church bells and hand bells served to answer Dr. Mar...

The Moment for a Movement

Maya L. Harris | Posted 10.28.2013 | Impact
Maya L. Harris

The civil rights movement in America is set to abound in prideful reflection, and deservedly so. Yet for all our success along justice's moral arc, it is also a moment for renewed drive and direction.

Talk Radio: Slow Down the Race

John K. Herr | Posted 10.28.2013 | Media
John K. Herr

Please, my fellow conservatives, take the high ground. Be aware that people who don't agree with you are listening, too. Don't just punish. Persuade. And remember that Dr. King believed in the American Dream, too.

50 Years Ago at the Lincoln Memorial

Elizabeth Holtzman | Posted 10.25.2013 | Politics
Elizabeth Holtzman

Fifty years ago, on August 28th, I stood in the dense and expectant crowd near the Lincoln Memorial to hear Dr. Martin Luther King. Fifty years later, Jim Crow is gone and segregation is illegal. Yet, the legacy of Jim Crow persists.

Where Do We Go From Here?

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 10.23.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

As the nation celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of the March on Washington, many are discussing what Dr. King would say to the nation and world today and tell us to do. But his message to us today is as clear as it was fifty years ago if only we could hear, heed, and follow his warnings about what we need to do to make America America.

Obama Speaks as Father-In-Chief at Morehouse College Commencement

John Hope Bryant | Posted 07.29.2013 | Black Voices
John Hope Bryant

The president did not come as Commander In Chief, he came as Father In Chief. And clearly, anyone who understands these demanding times knows that the challenges of family life we face today are more critical to the future of this nation than the present confusion that dominates the Congress.

An Historic Tragedy Shakes Things Up On 'Mad Men'

Maureen Ryan | Posted 04.29.2013 | TV
Maureen Ryan

Tragedy forces people to take a hard look at what they value and why; it stops everything and compels people to think about what rules matter, what they want and where they're going. You know it's a world gone terribly awry when Pete Campbell seems like a good guy.

Many Of King's Dreams Still Haven't Come True

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 01.21.2013 | Business

Today we remember the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.: the man who laid out his dream for a more equal America nearly 50 years ago. Unfortunately, we...

Lessons from MLK: 50 Years Later

Dalila Wilson-Scott | Posted 03.23.2013 | Impact
Dalila Wilson-Scott

We're taking a holistic approach toward catalyzing systemic change to ensure greater access to opportunity for all and for each citizen of this great country to realize their dreams.

How We Can Truly Honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 03.21.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Dr. King is not coming back. It's up to us to redeem the soul of America. He told us what to do. Let's do it.

Making A Difference: The World of Giving - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: A Day of Service and the President's Inauguration

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 03.18.2013 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

Let's make this Martin Luther King, Jr. Day the most successful national service day yet. Here are five ideas to use if you or someone you know has an excuse for not participating.

Making America America

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 12.19.2012 | Impact
Marian Wright Edelman

As election season winds to a close, candidates from all sides are still making their final promises about what they want America to be. Those of us who share Dr. Harding's vision -- for a just, compassionate, multiracial, joyful nation which cares for children and elders -- must work to make that reality.

9/11 Is Not An Excuse to Continue War

Elischia Fludd | Posted 11.12.2012 | World
Elischia Fludd

We need to be connected to each other and our brothers and sisters around the world. We must begin to understand that our peaceful experiences thrive because of solidarity and humane treatment.

Corporate Leaders Must Remove Fear Factor from the Workplace

Mary Prefontaine | Posted 06.19.2012 | Business
Mary Prefontaine

Emotional intelligence is the bedrock of civil discourse not only within corporations, but throughout society.

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

'Transportation Is A Human Right' | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 04.05.2012 | Detroit

Detroiters used the occasion of the anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination to call attention to recent cuts to bus service in the c...

The American Promise: The Right to Vote

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.09.2012 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Right now many states are attempting to put new voting restrictions in place that parallel all the old tricks and turn back the clock on civil rights to the days when voting was used as a tool for political control and exclusion.

Dr. King's Dream: 700 Credit Score Communities

John Hope Bryant | Posted 05.06.2012 | Impact
John Hope Bryant

Economic justice is at the root of all social justice. Today, we must make Dr. King's dream real by actually making free enterprise and capitalism work for the poor and the under-served.

Lee Speigel

Nichelle Nichols On TV's First Interracial Kiss And Her Encounter With 'Trekkie' Dr. Martin Luther King | Lee Speigel | Posted 02.10.2012 | Black Voices

Nichelle Nichols' life has moved at the kind of warp speed her "Star Trek" character Lt. Nyota Uhura took for granted. When television writer and p...

Dr. King's 'Dream' Denied to Millions

Daniel Medina | Posted 03.20.2012 | Politics
Daniel Medina

With stubbornly high unemployment, a failing education system and mounting federal debt, has Dr. King's dream truly been realized in 2012?

It's Complicated, Kids

Matt Farmer | Posted 03.19.2012 | Chicago
Matt Farmer

Like any good parent, our mayor probably went home Monday night and checked to make sure that each of his three kids spent at least part of the day learning something new about Dr. King and his life's work.

Dishonoring the King Legacy:
 An Assault on the Right to Protest

Rev. Calvin Morris | Posted 03.19.2012 | Chicago
Rev. Calvin Morris

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. marched, and led historic marches of thousands, through the streets of city after city. Mayor Emanuel's proposed changes to the ordinances governing our right to protest fly in the face of Dr. King's legacy.