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Martin Luther King Birthday

Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on His 86th Birthday

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 01.15.2015 | Black Voices
Clarence B. Jones

Few people today know of Dr. King's opinions on issues like poverty and income inequality, or of his early support for Israel and his public opposition to the war in Vietnam. This blog post addresses some of the important contemporary domestic and international issues that I believe would be of major concern to Dr. King if he were alive today.

South Carolina and the Republican Race for Righteousness

Herb Silverman | Posted 01.17.2012 | Politics
Herb Silverman

On May 2, 2000, South Carolina became the last state to make King's birthday an official state holiday. But South Carolina also then created another official state holiday on May 10 -- Confederate Memorial Day.

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 ...