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Why You Can't Find "I Have a Dream" on YouTube

Alex Pasternack | Posted 11.01.2011 | Media
Alex Pasternack

If you weren't alive to witness Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech, you might try to switch on YouTube and dial it up. But you won't find it there or anywhere else.

Angelou: Inscription On MLK Monument Makes Civil Rights Leader Look 'Arrogant'

The Washington Post | Posted 10.31.2011 | Black Voices

On Feb. 4, 1968, two months before he was assassinated, Martin Luther King Jr. delivered a haunting sermon at Atlanta’s Ebenezer Baptist Church abou...

The Freedom of Martin Luther King Jr.

John Fullerton | Posted 10.30.2011 | Green
John Fullerton

Dr. King spoke of two types of freedom -- one from "chains of discrimination" and one from "a lonely island of poverty in the midst of a vast ocean of material prosperity." Somehow his first message has been taken to heart while his second has been forgotten.

Fighting to Fulfill "The Dream"

Rep. Yvette D. Clarke | Posted 10.27.2011 | Black Voices
Rep. Yvette D. Clarke

Standing in the symbolic shadow of Dr. King offers a stark reminder of the sacrifice, vigilance and perseverance required to attain and maintain the dream of equality in our nation.

Dedication Of MLK Memorial Postponed By Hurricane

AP | Associated Press | Posted 10.27.2011 | Black Voices

WASHINGTON -- If you want to attend the dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial on the National Mall, check back a little later this fall. ...

King Memorial Should Bring Renewed Attention to His Call for Continuous, Positive Action

Rep. Andre Carson | Posted 10.27.2011 | Black Voices
Rep. Andre Carson

For many, Dr. King's name evokes first and foremost his incredible oratory. But Dr. King was so much more than eloquent words with unparalleled persuasive force.

Why Dr. King Would Have Championed Universal Broadband Adoption

David Honig | Posted 10.26.2011 | Technology
David Honig

As the nation prepares to dedicate Dr. Martin Luther King's National Memorial, let's give ourselves this thought experiment: "What would Dr. King be doing today if he were armed with the social media and telecommunications technology we take for granted?"

I Have a Dream: Diversity (VIDEO)

Walden Davis | Posted 10.26.2011 | Impact
Walden Davis

Today, in the 21st century, King's dream and the UDHR's articles of human rights are still only partially met here at home in the "land of the free" and around the world.

When Martin Luther King Reached the Point of No Return

John W. Whitehead | Posted 10.26.2011 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

If anyone deserves a national monument in his honor, it would certainly be Martin Luther King Jr., a man who inspired countless Americans, including myself, to take a stand against injustice.

Memorializing The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Prophet of Progress

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 01.15.2012 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

The faith of King is not conservative, one that insists on looking backwards for the "better days" that in reality never were. Rather, it is a faith that faces forward, toward a better day in a promised land.

The MLK Monument: A Reminder of Dreams Yet Unfulfilled

Arianna Huffington | Posted 10.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

The opening of the Martin Luther King, Jr. monument couldn't come at a more opportune time. Hopefully it will refocus our attention on the principles he stood for, inspiring all Americans to tap into the better angels he was guided by.

In Tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr: The Opening of the King Memorial

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 10.25.2011 | Black Voices
Clarence B. Jones

America owes a great debt to Martin Luther King, Jr. Prior to Dr. King, the United States was like an alcoholic or drug addict; addicted and dependent on racial segregation and institutional racism.

National Mall Monuments Closed Due To Earthquake

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 10.24.2011 | Arts

WASHINGTON — The National Park Service says most of the monuments and memorials on the National Mall have reopened after being closed following ...

Sara Kenigsberg

WATCH: MLK Memorial To Be Dedicated On 'I Have A Dream' Anniversary | Sara Kenigsberg | Posted 10.24.2011 | Black Voices

WASHINGTON -- This Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011, marks the 48th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s historic "I Have a Dream" speech. It's also the d...

Trial For MLK Bomb Changed

AP | By NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS | Posted 10.12.2011 | Crime

SPOKANE, Wash. -- The trial of a man charged with planting a bomb at the Martin Luther King Jr. day parade in Spokane, Wash., has been delayed over co...

Paul Needham

A 'Made In China' Memorial For Dr. King | Paul Needham | Posted 10.12.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON -- To the list of iconic American symbols made in China, we can now add the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial here on the National Mall. ...

Why Education?

Sean Slade | Posted 10.03.2011 | Education
Sean Slade

Why do we have education? What is the rationale behind schooling? Is it just to transfer content knowledge or is that just a part of a larger picture?

The Military Industrial Complex: The Enemy From Within

John W. Whitehead | Posted 09.11.2011 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

Having been co-opted by greedy defense contractors, corrupt politicians and incompetent government officials, America's expanding military empire is bleeding the country dry.

Controversy Surrounds MLK Memorial Sculpture (VIDEO)

Posted 09.04.2011 | DC

The new Martin Luther King, Jr. memorial in Washington, D.C. is not without controversy. The sculpture, located between the Jefferson and Lincoln ...

History in the Making

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 08.09.2011 | Politics
Rev. Al Sharpton

While people of color and the traditionally marginalized make enormous strides with access to places never even imaginable before, the working class and poor are still under attack in extraordinary and systematic ways.

Today In History: 06/08

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 08.08.2011 | Home

There's no denying it: the digital age is unforgivingly fast-paced. But how can we move forward if we never take a moment to reflect on where we've...

Jason Cherkis

Tea Party's Favorite Historian Claims Expertise In Black History | Jason Cherkis | Posted 07.18.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- David Barton, the Republican establishment’s favorite amateur historian, claims in tax records reviewed by HuffPost to be something of...

The Plight Of Father Michael Pfleger

Hermene Hartman | Posted 07.10.2011 | Religion
Hermene Hartman

Father Pfleger is being punished for his good behavior, while some of the deviant priests were promoted to escape the consequences of their deviancy.

Fake MLK Jr. Quote Goes Viral

The Huffington Post | Dean Praetorius | Posted 07.03.2011 | Technology

The death of Osama bin Laden not only sent waves across the Internet, but false information as well. A quotation falsely attributed to Luther King ...

An Open Letter to Self-Proclaimed Immigrants' Champion, Congressman Luis Gutierrez

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 07.02.2011 | Los Angeles
Fernando Espuelas

Are you trying to destroy any chance for comprehensive immigration reform for the next 10 years? Based on your words and actions over the last two years, it sure seems that the answer is "yes."