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Martin Luther King Jr

Willie Parker Vs Reproductive Oppression

Fran Moreland Johns | Posted 07.19.2016 | Impact
Fran Moreland Johns

"The Racialization of Abortion," Willie Parker titled his talk; "A Dirty Jedi Mind Trick." He then spent about 45 lively, provocative minutes elaborat...

Judge Rules On Family Dispute Over Martin Luther King Jr.'s Bible

Reuters | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.13.2016 | Religion

The Bible that Martin Luther King Jr. carried during the civil rights movement in the 1960s belongs to his estate which voted in 2014 to sell the heir...

Bill O'Reilly Claims To Know How MLK Would Feel About BLM Protests

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 07.12.2016 | Media

Watch the latest video at Fox News host Bill O’Reilly claims to know how Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. would have felt about t...

After Baton Rouge, St. Paul, et al, Police Action Has Replaced Lynchings as Most Heinous Fate of Black Males

Murray Forseter | Posted 07.07.2016 | Crime
Murray Forseter

For the second consecutive day, and for too many times in the last several years, the nation has been transfixed by reports and video of policemen using the shield of their position to administer lethal punishment against Afro-American males.

Martin Luther King Jr.'s Failure and America's Future: A Reflection on the 50 Year Anniversary of the Chicago Freedom Movement

Devon J. Crawford | Posted 05.31.2016 | Chicago
Devon J. Crawford

"I've been in many demonstrations all across the South, but I can say that I have never seen, even in Mississippi and Alabama, mobs as hostile and as ...

Society is Unconscious

George Elerick | Posted 03.28.2016 | Religion
George Elerick

The idea behind deconstruction is to deconstruct the workings of strong nation-states with powerful immigration policies, to deconstruct the rhetoric ...

Sit Your Parents Down and Read Them the Riot Act!

David Kanegis | Posted 02.29.2016 | Fifty
David Kanegis

Hey Mom and Dad I'm having this talk with you for your own good. Please really listen to me! I'm voting for Bernie Sanders! He wants to shake t...

America's Alternate Political Universes

Dave Pruett | Posted 02.22.2016 | Politics
Dave Pruett

America's political options are four-fold: 1) tinker around the margins, 2) elect a strong man, 3) gut government and embrace an uncompassionate god, or 4) look ourselves squarely in the mirror, take stock of the real evils, and roll up our sleeves.

Bernie Can Do It

Bob Burnett | Posted 02.17.2016 | Politics
Bob Burnett

As Bernie Sanders' chances of winning the Democratic presidential nomination have increased, so have the attacks. Hillary Clinton advocates argue he has no chance of delivering the fundamental change he touts. Nonetheless, Bernie can do it.

You've Never Seen These Black History Photos Before

The Huffington Post | Samantha Storey | Posted 02.11.2016 | Black Voices

The New York Times is diving into its photo archive this month in search of "unpublished black history." The archive, known as the Morgue, is a librar...

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 the ag...

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 rights lea...

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.

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.