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Martin Luther King Day

What Would Dr. King Think of Today's Poverty?

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howard Steven Friedman

While many remember Dr. King for his civil rights activities, far less are aware of the work he did in support of the Poor People's Campaign. Dr. Ki...

Honoring Martin Luther King

Pat Waak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pat Waak

Tomorrow we honor the life of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. You would think this occasion is not controversial, but just this past week or so a...

King's First Chicago Speech: A Message of Hope That Still Resonates and Challenges

Chris Benson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Chris Benson

Whenever people come together in Chicago to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as they did today, there invariably is the reflection on his Chicago campaign in 1966 -- when he hit a brick wall of resistance.

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.

Brandan Odums: Remembering MLK Jr, Remixing Lil Wayne

The Huffington Post | Julia Steers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Growing up, filmmaker and activist Brandan Odums idolized Martin Luther King Jr., but concedes his reverence was "by default." "He was my hero becaus...

Christianity Can Be Found In Dr. King's Example

Randy Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Randy Miller

Lost in the awe of Dr. King's greatness is the fact that he was a minister of Jesus Christ and that his life that he dedicated to service was his ministry according to the call upon his life.

Americans Can't Agree on Guns? Wrong.

Michael R. Bloomberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael R. Bloomberg

One of the major old assumptions in the media and in Washington is that the gun issue is one that hopelessly divides Americans. But a new poll shows a remarkable consensus among Americans on gun issues.

Stop 'Pimping' the Legacy of Dr. King

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Clarence B. Jones

Jeh Johnson's attempt to legitimize or authenticate US armed intervention in Iraq and Afghanistan is equivalent to blasphemy and an immoral assault on Dr. King's legacy and commitment to nonviolence.

MLK and His Guns

Adam Winkler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Adam Winkler

Most people think Martin Luther King would be the last person to own a gun. Yet in the mid-1950s, as the civil rights movement heated up, King kept firearms for self-protection.

MLK's Impact On Judaism

Shira Hirschman Weiss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Shira Hirschman Weiss

Funnye co-founded the Alliance of Black Jews. Imagine how much harder the rabbi would have had to work to represent the African American Jewish community had there been no King.

Hold Fast to King's Dream

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lisa Kaas Boyle

On April 4, 1968, a shot rang out in the Memphis sky and Martin Luther King Jr. fell silent. But King's message of one America, undivided by race, would not die.

MLK Was An Interfaith Visionary, Too

Eboo Patel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Eboo Patel

Following Gandhi was King's first step on a long journey of learning about the shared social justice values across the world's religions.

Martin Luther King Day: Best Books About MLK And His Legacy (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Since 1986, Americans have officially celebrated the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., one of the country's greatest Civil and Human Rights activists ...

My Thoughts on MLK Day: When Will News Media Stop Enabling Anti-Gay Activists?

Eric Deggans | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Deggans

CNN doesn't bring on a member of the Ku Klux Klan for expert commentary when talking about the status of Black people in America. So when will the media take similar action with anti-gay activists?

25 Years On: Rev. M.L. King Day Yields Hope & Much Unfinished

Brian Levin, J.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Levin, J.D.

Milestones not only tell us how far we've come, they illustrate how far we still have to go. For the 25th anniversary of the Dr. Martin Luther King holiday there is much to celebrate, but so much more to be done.

A Melancholy Martin Luther King Day in Bil'in

Majida Abu Rahmah | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Majida Abu Rahmah

The United States has done very little to help my husband, Abdallah Abu Rahmah, or other Palestinian political prisoners.

Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Online

Alexander Howard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Alexander Howard

The social web can be a powerful tool for communication, sharing and remembrance. Today, that truth is self-evident, as tweets, blog posts and videos show a nation thinking deeply.

School Desegregation Battle Continues Today

Politics Daily | January 13,| 6:30 AM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

As it moves back into the Levine, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary, the historical perspective of "Courage" could not be timelier. It comes a...

We Can Honor King By Embodying Our Ideals

Sam Chaltain | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Sam Chaltain

Every January, the holiday honoring King provides an opportunity to remember both what the First Amendment demands of us as citizens, and also what is possible when we exercise those rights.

Witness Heroes

Jack Schimmelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jack Schimmelman

I heard Martin Luther King's dream that hot day in August and was never the same. Growing up in the civil rights era without being able to participate as a young child felt like a reed being buffeted by the wind.

Martin Luther King Day Of Service: Obamas Volunteer At Middle School

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama honored the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday by joining a painting project at a school on Capitol ...

The Agenda: Day Of Service In Los Angeles

Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

If you've got a day off, consider donating some time to service in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Tomorrow's Aeronautical Museum, Arlington Gard...

Dr. King's Dream and a Prisoner in Baghdad 150 Years Ago

Homa Sabet Tavangar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Homa Sabet Tavangar

The parallels between the message of the 19th Century Prophet Baha'u'llah and the 20th Century's Dr. King are striking. It's the reason Baha'is in the U.S. mark "Race Unity Day" on the second Sunday in June.

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.

Dr. King and the Living Wage Movement Today

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rev. Al Sharpton

King went to Memphis, the city of his assassination, to preach that no job holder should live in poverty. Before the bullet struck him, he had joined striking sanitation workers to march for living wage jobs and a union contract.