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Martin Luther King Day

Historic Black LGBTQ Intergenerational Discussion on Selma

Irene Monroe | Posted 01.30.2015 | Gay Voices
Irene Monroe

For the first time ever, an intergenerational and interracial gathering of LGBTQ voices of color and our allies came together, creating the paradigm of how future discussions should take place.

Effort To Separate Robert E. Lee, Martin Luther King Days Fails In Arkansas

Reuters | Posted 01.28.2015 | Politics

By Steve Barnes LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Jan 28 (Reuters) - A bid to end Arkansas' practice of honoring civil rights leader Martin Luther Ki...

Black History Month Matters Because for Many of Us, It Is the Only History We Have

Kiara Imani Williams | Posted 01.21.2015 | Black Voices
Kiara Imani Williams

To those of every race who have fought for, and continue to fight for, the equal rights of African Americans in this country, your stories, sacrifices, and contributions will not be forgotten. I will not allow it. Black lives matter. Black history matters. And we will not forget.

King Underquoted

Lillian Daniel | Posted 01.20.2015 | Religion
Lillian Daniel

If you visit the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington, D.C., you will no longer see the quotation "I was a drum major for justice, peace and righteousness."

Maximizing the Dream

Rusty Hicks | Posted 01.20.2015 | Los Angeles
Rusty Hicks

For every theater-goer, minimum wage-earner or maximum wage-maker who applauded, cried, or expressed righteous indignation at the story told in Selma, we'd like to remind them that the story of economic justice is still being written in our country, city and state.

President Obama, Bill Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, Bono and Others Reflect on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 01.20.2015 | Impact
Jeryl Brunner

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s extraordinary life and legacy has touched and continues to inspire many lives. As Murray Schumach wrote in Dr. King's New...

MLK, Selma, Marriage Equality, You and Me

Robert Levithan | Posted 01.20.2015 | Gay Voices
Robert Levithan

When I was born, it would've been inconceivable to imagine that we would be celebrating the birthday of a non-violent black civil rights leader as a national holiday. Or that we would have a biracial president. Yet we still live in a country riddled with prejudice and hatred of the 'other.'

These People Are Unfamiliar With MLK

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 01.22.2015 | Comedy

Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream. This is a bit of a nightmare. Jimmy Kimmel's camera crew hit the streets on Martin Luther King Day to ask peopl...

Quoting King

Alan P. Sherouse | Posted 01.20.2015 | Religion
Alan P. Sherouse

In quoting Dr. King, sometimes I am proof-texting King, selectively highlighting the portions of his preaching and writings that reinforce my points and assure my own thinking.

Obama Honors King's Legacy With Visit To Boys And Girls Club

AP | Posted 01.19.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama honored Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy Monday by big-brothering members of the next generation. Obama, ...

Biden: 'We Have To Bridge' Separation Between Police, Minority Communities

AP | RANDALL CHASE and KEN THOMAS | Posted 01.19.2015 | Politics

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden said Monday that communities around the country need to work to bridge the separation between polic...

Photographs Of The Freedom Journey In 1965 Illuminate The Past's Connection To The Present

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 01.20.2015 | Arts

Stephen Somerstein is a retired physicist who spent many years working at the Harvard-Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. But long before he devote...

What ‘I Have A Dream' Looks Like To Detroit Artists

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 01.19.2015 | Arts

In June of 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered a speech to a throng of 25,000 Detroiters. “I have a dream,” he told them, a dream of equal...

This Is Why We Have MLK Day

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 01.19.2015 | Black Voices

Why do we have Martin Luther King Jr. Day? In the spirit of remembering one of the most famous Civil Rights Movement heroes of all time, we asked t...

MLK, Jr. Asked Us 'What Are You Doing For Others?' Here's How We Answered

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.20.2015 | Impact

In a legacy as profound as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s, one thing is for certain -- the civil rights leader lived to help those who needed him most....

Does Religion Poison the Well? A Reflection for MLK Day

Rahuldeep Singh Gill, Ph.D. | Posted 01.19.2015 | Religion
Rahuldeep Singh Gill, Ph.D.

Every MLK Day, the Reverend Doctor's sage wisdom and booming voice seem like echoes of a past farther and farther away. Had he somehow escaped assassins' bullets, I can imagine him grey and dignified, bringing his prophetic wisdom to today's crises. More than ever, we could use his help to remember how to live together.

Martin Luther King Jr.'s Overlooked 'Civil Rights Twin'

Religion News Service | Adelle M. Banks | Posted 01.19.2015 | Religion

(RNS) In a scene in the movie “Selma,” the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. sits in a jail cell wondering where the civil rights movement is headed. Hi...

If Memory Serves: How Giving Back Shaped My Life

Chirlane McCray | Posted 01.19.2015 | New York
Chirlane McCray

If Dr. King proved anything, it's that service isn't a series of discrete acts -- it's a way of life.

Service Can Unite Us to Fulfill Dr. King's Vision of a Beloved Community

Alan Khazei | Posted 01.19.2015 | Impact
Alan Khazei

Spurred by recent tragic events, our country should commit to investing in more opportunities for all young Americans by bringing national service programs to scale in order to heal divisions in our society and realize Dr. King's vision of a beloved community.

Google Remembers MLK With Selma Doodle

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 02.02.2015 | Black Voices

Google is celebrating the world's 30th Martin Luther King Jr. day with one very powerful image. The doodle features a group of great Civil Rig...

'Selma' Cast March To Honor MLK

AP | KIM CHANDLER | Posted 02.02.2015 | Black Voices

SELMA, Ala. (AP) — Oprah Winfrey and fellow actors from the movie "Selma" marched with hundreds Sunday ahead of Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, reca...

Resurrecting Dr. King

Dr. Walter Greason | Posted 01.18.2015 | Black Voices
Dr. Walter Greason

Dr. King became a martyr for peace, justice and equality. Did his life and death truly change social conditions in the United States? Or, were the federal laws associated with the Civil Rights Movement only window dressing, disguising fundamental inequalities that remain intransigent?

In 'I Have A Dream' Video, Homeless Kids Share Their Hopes For The Future

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 01.19.2015 | Impact

As the country celebrates the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, a group of homeless kids have come together to give their personal take...

Will the Church Fail or Fulfill Martin Luther King Jr's Legacy?

Rev. Dr. Amy Butler | Posted 01.18.2015 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Amy Butler

In a world that considers cathedrals of stone and even the pulpit where Dr. King spoke irrelevant, what is the future of the church? We must come out of our pulpits and into the streets, into the gaps of broken relationship and broken trust. We must do the hard and beautiful work of building the beloved community.

What Martin Luther King, Jr. Was Like In College

OWN | Posted 01.17.2015 | OWN

Martin Luther King, Jr. is one of the most important figures in American history, but only a relatively small circle of people really knew him. Among ...