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I Have a Dream Speech

Actual Bells Will 'Let Freedom Ring' For MLK On 50th Anniversary Of 'I Have A Dream'

USA Today | Larry Copeland | Posted 08.07.2013 | Religion

ATLANTA (RNS) The King Center is urging communities around the world to participate in a bell-ringing ceremony next month to help commemorate the 50th...

Political Dreaming in the Twenty-First Century

Ira Chernus | Posted 09.24.2013 | Politics
Ira Chernus

I bet you, like me, rarely talk to anyone about your dreams, even if you spend nearly all your time among politically active people working to improve the planet. Perhaps these days it feels somehow just too naïve, too unrealistic, too embarrassing.

MLK Biopic Moves Forward With New Director

Posted 07.12.2013 | Entertainment

Hot on the momentum of his upcoming drama "The Butler" (or whatever it might be called), director Lee Daniels has passed along the reins of another hi...

Dr. King's 'I Have a Dream Speech' Turns 50 in 2013; Obama Inauguration on MLK Day

Ellen Freudenheim | Posted 03.04.2013 | Politics
Ellen Freudenheim

A half-century ago, it was a radical notion that a black man in America could have any kind of big dream at all. Yet on January 21, Martin Luther King Day, we will see the second term inauguration of America's first-ever black president. Talk about historical synergy.

I Have A Dream Speech (TEXT)

Posted 01.15.2015 | Politics

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is celebrated today, Jan. 16, 2011, on what would have been the civil rights leader's 83rd birthday. It's a great day ...

Fighting to Fulfill "The Dream"

Rep. Yvette D. Clarke | Posted 10.27.2011 | Black Voices
Rep. Yvette D. Clarke

Standing in the symbolic shadow of Dr. King offers a stark reminder of the sacrifice, vigilance and perseverance required to attain and maintain the dream of equality in our nation.

A Monument to Hope, a Call to Action

Rep. Hansen Clarke | Posted 10.27.2011 | Black Voices
Rep. Hansen Clarke

Martin Luther King was neither a president nor a war hero, but a humble preacher forced to live as an outsider in his own community. Yet, with his charismatic voice, visionary leadership, and indefatigable spirit, he symbolized what I believe is most central to our national character: hope.

King Memorial Should Bring Renewed Attention to His Call for Continuous, Positive Action

Rep. Andre Carson | Posted 10.27.2011 | Black Voices
Rep. Andre Carson

For many, Dr. King's name evokes first and foremost his incredible oratory. But Dr. King was so much more than eloquent words with unparalleled persuasive force.

The Struggle Continues for the Dream

Rep. Alcee L. Hastings | Posted 10.27.2011 | Black Voices
Rep. Alcee L. Hastings

Today, when the term "civil rights" appears to be an old-fashioned concept and the ideology of post-racialism penetrates the minds of many Americans, it is only proper to pause and recognize moments in history that remind us not only of how far we have come, but of how the fight for equality still continues.

Sara Kenigsberg

WATCH: MLK Memorial To Be Dedicated On 'I Have A Dream' Anniversary | Sara Kenigsberg | Posted 10.24.2011 | Black Voices

WASHINGTON -- This Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011, marks the 48th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s historic "I Have a Dream" speech. It's also the d...

History in the Making

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 08.09.2011 | Politics
Rev. Al Sharpton

While people of color and the traditionally marginalized make enormous strides with access to places never even imaginable before, the working class and poor are still under attack in extraordinary and systematic ways.

I Have a Dream

Freddie Gershon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Freddie Gershon

Did Martin Luther King, Jr. ever dream that in Atlanta at the Junior Theater Festival, on his celebratory weekend in 2011, more than 2,000 kids from a...

I Have A Dream Speech (TEXT)

Posted 01.08.2013 | Politics

Martin Luther King Jr. is celebrated today, Jan. 17, 2011, just two days after he would have turned 82 years old. It's a great day to revisit the "...

MLK Jr. "I Have A Dream" Speech (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Dean Praetorius | Posted 01.15.2015 | Politics

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is Monday, honoring one of the greatest civil rights leaders of all time. Celebrated this year on January 17, 2011, the ...

Exhaust the Limits: New Book Speaks to One Man's Successful Mission to Help Humanity

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

Although our lives have turned out different, I learned in my friend Charles "Chic" Dambach's exciting new book, Exhaust the Limits, that we have much...

The Genius of Glenn Beck: Pushing Rivals to Restore His Ratings and Relevance in Rally Coverage

Eric Deggans | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Deggans

If CNN wanted to serve its brand as an unbiased news source, it had to cover Beck's rally significantly. Indeed, as the rally was unfolding Saturday, C-SPAN and CNN covered the rally more than Fox News.

Glenn Beck, Gai Avek

Harvey Gotliffe, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Harvey Gotliffe, Ph.D.

In the United States, Yiddish -- that once vulnerable foreign language -- has become a venerable part of our daily idiom with a continual boost from Beck's much-despised mass media.

Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Dream: Are We Killing It?

John W. Whitehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
John W. Whitehead

Those truly wanting to honor King's memory would do better to take part in a peace march or go work in a soup kitchen. Or if you need inspiration from the man himself, read King's "Silence Is Betrayal" speech.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Was a Social Justice Christian

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

If the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. were alive today, he would have been on Glenn Beck's blackboard. That is because King was clearly a Social Justice Christian -- the term and people that Beck constantly derides.

The Content of Our Character: Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday

Jim Thomas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jim Thomas

More than any of the other legal holidays, this one challenges us. First, we were challenged to establish it. Now we return to a more fundamental challenge: Are we who we say we are?

Between Hope and Despair: Martin Luther King, Barack Obama, and War

Medea Benjamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Medea Benjamin

In the course of one year, those who thought President Obama would move our nation closer towards Dr. King's vision find themselves tottering between hope and despair.

I Have A Dream Speech: WATCH Martin Luther King Jr. Historic Address (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The "I Have A Dream" speech by Martin Luther King, Jr., on Aug. 28, 1963 in Washington D.C., is his most famous and on this MLK Day 2010, you may be i...

Mad Men: "Wee Small Hours" -- HuffPost Review

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Listening to Martin Luther King on the murder of four girls in a Birmingham church, Betty opines that maybe this civil rights thing is premature. But Betty should know that a dream deferred can dry up like a raisin in sun.

Barack Obama and the American Dream

Lauri Lyons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lauri Lyons

The past four decades have been a mixture of social growing pains and progress. Even with that said, most people never believed that a Black man would become the President.

I Want to be Black!

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Being white these days feels about as relevant as being at a Sunday night bingo session at a rural Elks Lodge. I want to be in the fun club!