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Martin Luther King Jr

7 Things Coretta Scott King Should Be Remembered For

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 01.31.2016 | Black Voices

January 30 marks the 10 year anniversary of the death of Coretta Scott King, widow of the great Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. She died in 2006 at ...

MLK Day and Campus Unrest

Daan Braveman | Posted 01.28.2016 | Education
Daan Braveman

I have come to the conclusion that one of the most important roles for higher education is to prepare students to live and work with people who are different from themselves--to make sure that difference is viewed as an enriching experience rather than a threatening one.

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"...

Martin Luther King Jr.: The Chief Aim of Education Is to Save Man from the Morass of Propaganda

Karin Chenoweth | Posted 01.20.2016 | Education
Karin Chenoweth

Many of the civil rights movement's demands had to do with the unequal schools and truncated educational opportunities African American children -- and other children of color -- faced.

Kindness During Divorce

James J. Sexton | Posted 01.22.2016 | Divorce
James J. Sexton

Divorces are no picnic, believe you me, but the added stress of a divorce on top of an escalating vitamin D deficiency and a growing January specific nihilistic worldview is just about enough to unsubscribe from the outside world and decide you're living the rest of your life in a self imposed Room situation. But I'm here to tell you, don't.

Columbusing King: Why White People Have No Claim to His Legacy

La Sha | Posted 01.19.2016 | Black Voices
La Sha

Black people selfishly claiming King's legacy -- his service and tireless fight -- is more crucial now than ever before, as passively-racist white America attempts to brazenly usurp ownership of King's work and words.

Wake Up White Writers! When underlying racism sneaks into our work

Tamar Halpern | Posted 01.19.2016 | Arts
Tamar Halpern

Nobody wants to be called a racist. But I'm calling some of us out in Hollywood. I'm not talking about white-cloaked Klansmen burning a cross or Don...

Only Light Can Do That

Laura Lowery | Posted 01.20.2016 | Women
Laura Lowery

I've been sleeping in since November. It is winter and in this northern latitude morning light does not come through my window until the hour hand is on the eight; most days my feet do not touch the floor until it does. "This is my secret," I tell myself. "My hidden fountain of youth, my private reserve for creativity."

WATCH: This A Capella-Beatbox Collaboration Is MLK's Dream Personified

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 01.19.2016 | Good News

If Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream had to be expressed in a single song, the unique musical collaboration below would surely be it. Using only their vo...

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....

Why Apple Is So Wrong To Exploit The Image Of Martin Luther King

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 01.18.2016 | Technology

Apple took a break from its usual product-filled homepage on Monday to showcase a photograph of Martin Luther King Jr. and one of the civil right...

Read This Tech CEO's Moving Martin Luther King Tribute

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 01.18.2016 | Technology

Many Americans are required to work on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Only about a third of private businesses close to observe the holiday, and it wasn...

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.

King's Legacy Celebrated Without A Confederate Flag In Sight

AP | Nico Pitney | Posted 01.18.2016 | Politics

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MLK Was Also Quite The Style Star

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 01.18.2016 | Black Voices

As the country celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr.'s life and legacy -- we'd also like to take a moment to remember his personal style. Not only do we ...

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.

Fighting Fear

Rumni Saha | Posted 01.18.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Rumni Saha

Today in my classroom, I was reminded once again of the vison and actions of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. that made it possible for a minority teac...

The Death Penalty and Martin Luther King, Jr.: 'The Time Is Always Right to Do What Is Right'

Stephen A. Cooper | Posted 01.18.2016 | Politics
Stephen A. Cooper

As I sat in the same church where Dr. King, a fervent death penalty opponent preached 55 years ago, I said a prayer for my former colleagues in Alabama, for their client, Mr. Brooks, and for his family, as well as for the victim, and her family.

5 Ways Martin Luther King Inspired the World By Having a Dream

Amy Oestreicher | Posted 01.18.2016 | Impact
Amy Oestreicher

Thank you, Martin Luther King Jr., for inspiring faith, dreams, and all the power they hold for our world. The greatest gift we can give to each other is little steps in faith, trust, compassion, and bringing our dreams to light.

MLK Knew That Words Are More Powerful Than Violence

Myrlie Evers | Posted 01.18.2016 | Politics
Myrlie Evers

Today, as we are celebrating Dr. King, let's take a minute and reflect on his life, but also rededicate ourselves to stopping the cycle of violence. We can disagree with one another, but rather than pulling the trigger we should have a conversation.

Meatless Monday: Rising Up -- The World in a Crust of Bread

Ellen Kanner | Posted 01.18.2016 | Religion
Ellen Kanner

Every meal -- any meal, even a loaf of bread -- can offer the opportunity for deeper connection, for a communion for people of every faith or of no particular faith at all.

People Across The Country Share How MLK Has Inspired Them

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 01.18.2016 | Black Voices

Today, we observe Martin Luther King, Jr. for his undeniable impact on the Civil Rights Movement, his unwavering commitment to uplifting the black co...

Martin Luther King Jr.'s Complicated Legacy On Gun Violence

AP | Jade Walker | Posted 01.18.2016 | Black Voices

Martin Luther King Jr. was surrounded by guns, even though he didn't like them. At times, armed foot soldiers protected the Baptist preacher and his ...

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebrates 30th Anniversary

AP | Jade Walker | Posted 01.18.2016 | Black Voices

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Daddy King's Story Told in New Documentary

Kate Kelly | Posted 01.17.2016 | Entertainment
Kate Kelly

Daddy King, as Martin Luther King Jr.'s father was known, is the compelling subject of Bayer Mack's latest documentary, In the Hour of Chaos. The stor...