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Martin Luther King Day

What Will You Do?

Janine Francolini | Posted 02.03.2016 | Impact
Janine Francolini

I'm no stranger to tough situations; my work has taken me into a lot of intensely challenging environments, from psychiatric hospitals to jails. I, my...

Tilting at Windmills

Yara Zgheib | Posted 01.25.2016 | Impact
Yara Zgheib

At the risk of seeming mad, at the risk of failing, we must never stop seeking, "in a world suddenly too small for existing cosmologies, a reality large enough to contain what we have seen"...

Friday Talking Points -- Conservatives Are Revolting!

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.22.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

A full 22 conservative thinkers (although, with the likes of Glenn Beck and William Kristol in the mix, we do of necessity use that term quite broadly) all weighed in on why Donald Trump is a terrible candidate for Republicans to consider making their presidential nominee, and why Trump is an all-around terrible human being.

From a Dream of Economic Inclusion to Reality: When Will Maturity Break Out?

Carla Javits | Posted 01.27.2016 | Impact
Carla Javits

Let's put our full weight behind all efforts to make jobs available, and make sure it pays to work, so that economic and social mobility is a reality for everyone. That's our dream for 2016, and it is past time for all of us to take it from dream to reality.

Two Guys Set Up Fantastic Subway Joke On Stereotypes

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 01.18.2016 | Comedy

On this Martin Luther King Jr. Day, you're going to see a lot of heartfelt tributes to Dr. King's messages, and all of them worth reading or watching....

Honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. By Helping Your Community

Toni G. Atkins | Posted 01.18.2016 | Black Voices
Toni G. Atkins

As always, and befitting the memory of Dr. King, many events will again center around service. I will once again be joining the Human Rights Campaign as they collect and assemble donations to help LGBT homeless youth. HRC will use the donations to create life-sustaining care packages for distribution to young people in distress.

A National Service Act for the 21st Century

Tammy Duckworth | Posted 01.29.2016 | Politics
Tammy Duckworth

It is fitting that we honor Dr. King's legacy with a national day of service -- and I look forward to joining my neighbors this morning in volunteering to improve an inner-city Chicago public school -- but, as a society, we can do better than one single day of service.

Hillary Clinton Celebrates Confederate Flag's Removal At MLK Day Ceremony

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 01.18.2016 | Politics

Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton praised South Carolina for removing the Confederate flag from the statehouse grounds in Columbia as ro...

Fulfilling Martin Luther King Jr.'s Dream: the Role for Higher Education

The Conversation US | Posted 01.18.2016 | Education
The Conversation US

We -- the universities -- are the ones sitting in the midst of these realities, facing the choice between being walled citadels that separate the privileged from the uninvited other or being welcoming hubs connecting young individuals with opportunity.

Donald Trump’s Remarks About Martin Luther King Were Mostly About Donald Trump

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 01.19.2016 | Politics

If Liberty University students were hoping for a thoughtful tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, they didn't get it from GOP presidential cand...

Why I'm Working to Level the Playing Field for NYC's Youth

Richard Buery | Posted 01.18.2016 | Education
Richard Buery

Every day, I traveled between the two New York Cities. I watched kids from my neighborhood who were just as smart, just as talented and just as deserving as those at Stuyvesant get left behind again and again because they weren't afforded equal opportunities to thrive.

Politicians Have Not Learned MLK's Lessons

John W. Whitehead | Posted 01.18.2016 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

The following key principles formed the backbone of Rev. King's life and work. King spoke of them incessantly, in every sermon he preached, every speech he delivered and every article he wrote. They are the lessons we failed to learn.

Lawmakers Should Take MLK's Advice

Kate Gould | Posted 01.18.2016 | Politics
Kate Gould

Dr. King told us that peace must not only be seen as a "distant goal," but also "a means by which we arrive at that goal." This week the possibilities for what peace can accomplish as both a goal AND a means to that goal is on full display in U.S.-Iranian relations.

6 MLK Quotes Applied to Female Body Image

Dr. Felicia Clark | Posted 01.18.2016 | Women
Dr. Felicia Clark

We know and love the late Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. for being a civil rights icon who helped African-Americans. However, his works also helped women's rights, rights for immigrants, and many other movements for human dignity.

'A Day On, Not a Day Off': Celebrating MLK Day Through Service

Ryan Scott | Posted 01.17.2016 | Impact
Ryan Scott

Amidst the increased attention on the subject of racial justice this past year, Martin Luther King Jr. Day is an opportunity to reflect on our progres...

Honoring Rev. Dr. Luther King Jr. - Remembering the Prophetic in the Prophet

Wayne Meisel | Posted 01.16.2016 | Impact
Wayne Meisel

During a time of great concern and unrest in our communities, country, and world, celebrating Rev. King's birthday brings me joy and hope. The fact that his birthday is a nationally recognized holiday makes me both proud and optimistic.

Continuing the Dream: 4 Lessons I Learned From Charlayne Hunter-Gault

Kalyn Wilson | Posted 01.20.2016 | Black Voices
Kalyn Wilson

Racially-charged murders, police brutality, Twitter debates on Hollywood's award nominations, hashtags that affirm the worth of the Black community an...

5 Reasons Mental Health Is a Hidden Civil Rights Issue

Janine Francolini | Posted 01.15.2016 | Impact
Janine Francolini

In January, we celebrate the work and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and in his memory, we reflect on the civil rights victories achieved and ...

Where Would MLK Have Stood on Marriage Equality?

Irene Monroe | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Irene Monroe

This MLK holiday reminds me how Alabama has always been a troubling state when it comes to upholding the civil rights of its denizens.

13 Significant Books on Civil Rights for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Off The Shelf | Posted 01.15.2016 | Books
Off The Shelf

Martin Luther King Jr. Day presents an important opportunity to reflect on the progress made since the Civil Rights Movement, as well as to meditate on how best to address inequalities that persist to this day.

Striving for a New Legacy on MLK Day

Verelyn Gibbs Watson | Posted 01.14.2016 | Politics
Verelyn Gibbs Watson

This Martin Luther King Jr. Day we will remember this brave, peaceful man with stirring speeches and events. But, in the effort to respectfully commemorate him, I wonder if we aren't in some ways diminishing the horrific struggle he and other civil rights leaders had to face.

Huge Congrats To The Santa Monica Symphony For Winning A Prestigious National Endowment For The Arts Award!

Ira Israel | Posted 01.07.2016 | Los Angeles
Ira Israel

When people think of Santa Monica they probably think of the beach, the sun, the promenade... it is doubtful that many people think of its hidden gem,...

Historic Black LGBTQ Intergenerational Discussion on Selma

Irene Monroe | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 03.30.2015 | 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 03.23.2015 | 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.