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Martin Luther King Jr

FBI Tried To Blackmail Martin Luther King Jr. Into Suicide

The Huffington Post | Danielle Cadet | Posted 11.14.2014 | Black Voices

Every year, the memory of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. evokes a nationwide sense of self reflection. The legendary Civil Rights leader forced the c...

King's Legacy of Peace for Our World

Bernice A. King | Posted 03.22.2014 | Black Voices
Bernice A. King

On the national holiday today, The King Center is calling for a moratorium on violence. Specifically, we are asking that there be no shots fired -- no shooting off at the mouth with our tongue, no shooting off physically with our fists and no shooting off of any type of gun!

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...

On MLK Day, Honoring 7 Other Activists Who Gave Their Lives For A Cause

The Huffington Post | Carina Kolodny | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact

As we celebrate the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., we wanted to acknowledge some under-appreciated activists who also sacrificed their l...

Out of the Mouths and Into the Minds: What Children and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Teach Us About Life, Food, Humanity, and Entrepreneurship

Penina Rybak | Posted 03.21.2014 | Politics
Penina Rybak

"Normal is nothing more than a cycle on a washing machine." --Whoopie Goldberg "The most interesting information comes from children." --Mark Twain ...

Going to Jail on MLK's Birthday to Stop Keystone XL South: 'The Fierce Urgency of Now'

Tom Weis | Posted 03.21.2014 | Green
Tom Weis

It was in the spirit of Dr. King, and what he called "the fierce urgency of now," that I went to jail to stop Keystone XL South.

The Beloved Community: Martin Luther King Jr.'s Prescription for a Healthy Society

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 03.21.2014 | Politics
Jeff Ritterman, MD

Dr. Martin Luther King popularized the notion of the "Beloved Community." Economic and social justice are the twin pillars supporting the Beloved Community. These twin pillars are also necessary for a healthy society. What would be the health impacts of living in such a society?

7 Ways To Be Sure You Are A Martin Luther King Jr. Kind Of Christian

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 01.15.2015 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

As we honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. it is worthwhile to to consider the kind of faith King embodied. Because there isn't just one kind of Christian -- and not all faith, or all faith leaders, lead towards freedom.

Blacks and Jews in America: Fifty Years Later

Rev. Paul S. Briggs | Posted 03.20.2014 | Religion
Rev. Paul S. Briggs

Fifty years later, a faith-based partnership of Blacks and Jews laboring side by side as Dr. King and Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel marched, and as Cheney, Goodman and Schwerner died, could go a long way toward leading America closer to making Dr. King's dream real for all Americans.

King, Obama and Surveillance Today

PEN American Center | Posted 03.21.2014 | Politics
PEN American Center

As we celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, it's worth remembering the actions by our own government to suppress his vision. His achievements despite abuses by American state power become all the more remarkable.

Receiving Johns Hopkins' Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Award

Brian Boyle | Posted 03.19.2014 | Impact
Brian Boyle

Image: Keith Weller "If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep mov...

What Is It That You Want From Life?

Tracy Hoover | Posted 03.19.2014 | Impact
Tracy Hoover

Many of us begin the new year with resolutions. Exercise more. Eat less. Unplug. Get involved. Everyone’s list is different, but most focus on c...

How to Make Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Life Meaningful to Kids Today and Forever

Scholastic Parent and Child | Posted 03.19.2014 | Parents
Scholastic Parent and Child

Helping our children remember Dr. King's legacy -- and, as Burke points out, the critical role teens and young adults played in the Civil Rights Movement -- also assists us parents in shining a light on what's right and good about the centerpiece of his tenets.

MLK's Dream Of Economic Equality Is Still Far From Realized

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business

Some of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s dreams have certainly come true. But when it comes to closing the economic gap between black and white Americans,...

In Education, As in Our Nation, We Rise and Fall Together

Eric Cooper | Posted 03.17.2014 | Black Voices
Eric Cooper

School is the great equalizer, a place where those willing to work with concerted effort can realize hopes and dreams. Yet because of residential segregation and income inequality, school as "place" is at times a proxy for racism and classism.

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.

The War On Poverty Is Our Moral Challenge Now

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 01.07.2014 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Even as we've made progress against poverty, we've fallen back on other fronts. Employment, especially long-term unemployment, is at record highs for the modern era. Higher education is increasingly expensive. We are living in an increasingly inequitable economy.

WATCH: What All Great Leaders Have In Common

TEDTalks | Posted 02.05.2014 | TED Weekends
TEDTalks

simon sinekIn one of the most popular TEDTalks of all time, Simon Sinek vividly illustrates the communication style that history's most influential people and organizations share.

MLK's Children At Odds With Close Friend Of Their Father's

AP | DEEPTI HAJELA | Posted 11.28.2013 | Black Voices

NEW YORK (AP) — Long sharing the common goal of protecting the legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King, the bond between the family of the slain civil...

Amazing Grace: A Survivor's Story

D. R. Tucker | Posted 01.26.2014 | Green
D. R. Tucker

I don't know how Dr. Mann does it. I don't know how someone can survive such brutality and still be such a calm soul, filled with hope that the climate crisis can be resolved.

Death at the Heart of Life

Malcolm Boyd | Posted 01.26.2014 | Religion
Malcolm Boyd

A few weeks before his death, Jon and I were with Martin Luther King Jr. at a small gathering in Selma, Alabama. King asked Jon and me -- and a dozen or so others -- to speak briefly about our feelings and problems within the civil rights movement.

Movie Review: Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Given how much history this film has to cover, it tends to jump around. But Idris Elba is its anchor, physically and emotionally, just as Mandela himself held the movement that was the African National Congress together, even as he moldered in a jail cell on Robben Island.

The Day President Kennedy Died

Diane Ravitch | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Diane Ravitch

I met John Kennedy twice. He came to meet with the political science majors in 1958, and we spent an hour or so talking about the issues facing the nation. He was charming, handsome, funny, well-informed.

On Immigration Reform: 'Don't Waste Any Time in Mourning. Organize.'

Elianne Ramos | Posted 01.25.2014 | Latino Voices
Elianne Ramos

The next couple of months will be hard to bear, knowing that the holidays will be much less jolly for the millions still living in the shadows. For them, for us, I say: Let us grieve, let us lay blame, let us swing our imaginary chanclas at our bullyraggers.

Assassinations, Anniversaries, and the New America Now

Alton B. Pollard, III, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Alton B. Pollard, III, Ph.D.

Anniversaries are often that occasion when a spark of hope for the future is renewed in the hearts of individuals, a community, or a nation. People, whose lives have been touched near and far, pay their momentary tribute and respect.