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Martin Luther King Jr Day

Christopher Mathias

Eric Garner Memorial Burns Down On MLK Day | Christopher Mathias | Posted 01.20.2015 | Black Voices

NEW YORK -- A makeshift Staten Island memorial for Eric Garner -- the 43-year-old black man who died this summer after being put into a fatal chokehol...

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....

Your Favorite Disney Stars Share What MLK Day Means To Them

The Huffington Post | Taylor Trudon | Posted 01.21.2015 | Teen

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is more than just a day off from school -- it's a day to celebrate an activist who changed the world through his fight for ...

The View From The Pulpit Of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Spiritual Home

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 01.19.2015 | Religion

The Rev. Dr. Raphael Gamaliel Warnock is the senior pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia, which was once the home church of Rev. Dr. ...

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

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 03.17.2015 | 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.

Sara Bondioli

Here's Who You Can Thank For Not Having To Work This Christmas | Sara Bondioli | Posted 12.24.2014 | Politics

If you're not in the office on Christmas Day, thank your company. But government policy may have played a role in that as well, even if you aren't...

How to Truly Honor Dr. King

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 03.23.2014 | Black Voices
Rev. Al Sharpton

e simply cannot celebrate Dr. King, then turn around and watch efforts to dismantle the very things he fought and died for. Here we are recognizing such an esteemed figure and a national holiday, yet the Supreme Court recently gutted part of the Voting Rights Act itself.

'America's Most Effective Prophet': Tonal Lessons From Dr. King

Rev. Gabriel Salguero | Posted 03.22.2014 | Religion
Rev. Gabriel Salguero

In an age of 24-hour news media and the irruption of social media, blogs, and anonymous posts, we suffer from the temptation of vitriolic speech. We have lost the capacity to shape the moral conscience of the nation and transform the national mood and tenor.

Martin Luther King Jr. Words of Wisdom: Apply to Your Life

Judy Kuriansky, Ph.D. | Posted 03.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Judy Kuriansky, Ph.D.

On the celebration of his birthday this year, when he would have been 85, it is good to remember 12 remarkable declarations from his speeches that give psychologically inspiring and meaningful advice for life.

Obama Visits Soup Kitchen On Martin Luther King Day

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 03.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama honored Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy of service Monday by helping a soup kitchen prepare its daily meals...

"Walk In The Light Of Altruism" -- The Legacy Of Dr. King

Marlo Thomas | Posted 03.22.2014 | MarloThomas
Marlo Thomas

"Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'" When the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King spoke those words from the pulpit of a Baptist church in 1957, he reminded us of the greatest hallmark of our American democracy: that we are here to lift each other up.

MLK Day Celebrations Honor The Late Civil Rights Activist

AP | PHILLIP LUCAS | Posted 03.22.2014 | Black Voices

ATLANTA (AP) — As the nation remembered and reflected Monday on the legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., leaders and everyday Americans talked...

The 3 Ways Martin Luther King Jr. Saved Your Soul

Ben Michaelis, Ph.D. | Posted 03.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Ben Michaelis, Ph.D.

I would argue that in many ways, this is King's greatest legacy. His courage to proceed in a mission that, by any rational calculation would have been doomed to fail, is a lesson for all of us to learn. Without hope, without faith that there can be a better future, there will not be one.

BuyPartisan Consensus: ExxonMobil Donates $260,000 to Obama Inauguration

Steve Horn | Posted 03.23.2013 | Green
Steve Horn

Critics say it's more of the same out of an Obama Administration that in the first term had a cozy relationship with corporate patrons.

10 Things You May Not Have Known About Martin Luther King Jr.

Posted 01.22.2013 | Black Voices

Today is a historic day! As we celebrate the second-term of the country's first black president, we simultaneously remember the incredible life and ac...

WATCH: The Only American Holiday That Hasn't Jumped The Shark?

Posted 01.21.2013 | Comedy

If we're not careful, Martin Luther King Jr. Day is in danger of becoming just like every other American holiday: an excuse to drink at the beach. ...

God, Natural Law and Martin Luther King Jr.'s "Letter from the Birmingham Jail"

Ruth Starkman | Posted 03.23.2013 | Religion
Ruth Starkman

Natural law leaves us late-born followers of the American founders and of MLK, Jr to debate who we are as Americans, which men and women are included, and which God, if any, may have granted us equality.

Service: Citizenship in Action

Wendy Spencer | Posted 03.20.2013 | Impact
Wendy Spencer

Each of us can play a role in making our communities and our country stronger. In fact, it is those moments when everyday citizens step up to be part of the solution that America is at its best.

Dr. King's Dream a Work in Progress

William Laney | Posted 03.17.2013 | Impact
William Laney

This year, Martin Luther King's birthday has a special feel about it For one thing, this year is also the 50th anniversary of Dr. King's "I Have a Dr...

Working to Make Martin Luther King Jr. Day A National Holiday, From Donna Brazile (WATCH)

Posted 08.20.2013 | MarloThomas

Donna Brazile, Vice-Chair of the Democratic National Committee, spoke about her early days in politics and her connection to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr...

'He Cursed.. He Was Regular'

AP | By BRETT ZONGKER and SAMANTHA GROSS | Posted 03.16.2012 | Black Voices

WASHINGTON -- On the National Mall in Washington, Martin Luther King Jr. is a towering, heroic figure carved in stone. On the Broadway stage, he's a l...

Have You Talked To YOUR Kids About Racism?

Christine Carter, PhD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christine Carter, PhD

I've been quizzing the various kids in my life about what they know and what they've learned about Dr. King. And what they say is a little surprising.

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...

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.