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Dr Martin Luther King Jr

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.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s 'Inescapable Network of Mutuality'

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 03.16.2012 | Gay Voices
Warren J. Blumenfeld

As we commemorate and celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., I am reminded once again of his vibrant image of the "inescapable network of mutuality" that links humanity. Dr. King envisioned an inclusive model of social justice.

The American Deficit: Where Do We Go From Here?

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 03.14.2012 | Black Voices
Marian Wright Edelman

As another political season gets into full swing in the United States, a new crop of candidates are making a lot of promises about their competing visions of America. But how many TV debates are focusing on whether America is a compassionate nation?

MLK May Get Memphis Street Named In His Honor

AP | ADRIAN SAINZ | Posted 03.12.2012 | Black Voices

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — In the more than four decades since the Rev. Martin Luther King was assassinated on the balcony of Memphis' Lorraine Motel, abo...

Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Dedication

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 12.17.2011 | Black Voices
Marian Wright Edelman

Let's honor Dr. King by building a beloved community in America where all have enough to eat, a place to sleep, and enough work at decent wages to support a family, buy a home, and raise children in safe neighborhoods.

Memorializing The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Prophet of Progress

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 01.15.2012 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

The faith of King is not conservative, one that insists on looking backwards for the "better days" that in reality never were. Rather, it is a faith that faces forward, toward a better day in a promised land.

The MLK Monument: A Reminder of Dreams Yet Unfulfilled

Arianna Huffington | Posted 10.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

The opening of the Martin Luther King, Jr. monument couldn't come at a more opportune time. Hopefully it will refocus our attention on the principles he stood for, inspiring all Americans to tap into the better angels he was guided by.

Secularists Celebrate Dr. King Too

John Shook, Ph.D. | Posted 10.24.2011 | Religion
John Shook, Ph.D.

Are there any atheists who would apply common criticisms against religion to Dr. King? Was his prophetic vision of universal love just a matter of regrettable brain misfirings?

Bounced Checks From America's Bank of Opportunity

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 10.19.2011 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

As our nation pauses to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the anniversary of the historic 1963 March on Washington, most will focus on only part of the story. When many Americans think of the historic March, they think of Dr. King standing on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial delivering his inspiring "I Have a Dream," words he spontaneously added at the very end of his speech. For nearly 50 years the powerful words in that section have been quoted all over the world. But too few people remember that the March on Washington wasn't focused just on racial equality but was actually named the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom and was a demand for economic opportunity and economic justice for all.

Violence Never Has and Never Will Be The Answer

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 10.10.2011 | Black Voices
Rev. Al Sharpton

Let us remember that even in the face of fire hoses, hate groups and imminent death, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. never faltered in his dedication to peaceful opposition.

Revisiting Marks, Mississippi

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Marian Wright Edelman

Despite the critical immediate solutions to the pervasive child hunger Dr. King saw, the underlying crisis -- pervasive child poverty -- persists in the Mississippi Delta.

Michelle Alexander And Dr. Vincent Harding Visit Manual High School

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

"How many of you know someone who has been killed in gang violence?" Denver teacher and self-awareness coach Ra Maat asks an auditorium half-filled wi...

Have You Talked To YOUR Kids About Racism?

Christine Carter, PhD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christine Carter, PhD

I've been quizzing the various kids in my life about what they know and what they've learned about Dr. King. And what they say is a little surprising.

Accepting Our Differences Between Civility and Dignity

Carol Smaldino | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carol Smaldino

The deep divisions in our country symbolize something, and they won't stay long buried underneath the rubble of artificial courtesy.

Martin Luther King Jr.'s Facebook Page Defaced With Racist Photos and Comments

Lola Adesioye | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lola Adesioye

The purposeful defiling of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Facebook page is evidence that there is still much work to be done in America towards racial healing.

What Martin Luther King, Jr. Taught Us About Working Around Life's Obstacles

Russell Bishop | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Russell Bishop

Dr. King's actions serve as a reminder that no matter the situation or the odds, there are still steps you can take to make a difference, to find a way to overcome what's in the way, to work around the numerous obstacles.

"Dignity": An Uplifting Playlist for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

In hopes that we shall overcome any lingering sense of doom, here's an uplifting playlist to help us all remember this remarkable man and his enduring message.

Dr. Martin Luther King's Birthday: Is the Drug War the Next Big Civil Rights Issue?

Anthony Papa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Anthony Papa

In the spirit of Dr. King, we must now ask: Has this assault on the poor and the marginalized become the next big civil rights struggle?

Civil Rights Icon Rev. Barrow Looks Back

Lonna Saunders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

As her goddaughter, I don't think of civil rights leader Rev. Willie Barrow as "The Little Warrior" so much as "The Little Engine that Could."

Putting a Smiley Face on the Tea Party

Joan E. Dowlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joan E. Dowlin

It all seemed a little strange on August 28th. Glenn Beck insisted his "Restoring Honor 8/28" rally was a revival meeting, not a "political" event.

Race-baiter Glenn Beck Wants to Hijack -- I Mean "Reclaim" -- the Civil Rights Movement?

Michael Yaki | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Yaki

I had tried to give Glenn Beck the benefit of the doubt. That the scheduling of his "rally" called "Restoring Honor" on the steps of the Lincoln Memo...

Celebrating Dr. King’s Legacy

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., whose contributions to civil rights in Chicago and beyond are unparalleled, many people are taking their ...

What Would Dr. King Have Thought of Health Reform?

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

On this Martin Luther King Day, the struggle to provide decent health care to all Americans isn't over. There's still time to fight for the most just, wise, and equitable bill possible.

Could You Just Get Over Your Negativity About Positive Focus?

Russell Bishop | Posted 03.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Russell Bishop

It takes great courage to face adversity, imagine a better outcome, and then get off your butt and do something about it.

Red Birkenstocks? Can Massachusetts Really Turn Republican?

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

As the Monday holiday celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday approaches, perhaps the Coakley team would be wise to remind the state's voters of the principles that they and the Democratic Party stand for.