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Martin Luther King Jr

Working on the Unfinished Business

Mariam Williams | Posted 08.28.2013 | Black Voices
Mariam Williams

Mass incarceration, the school to prison pipeline, poverty, high unemployment in black communities... Fifty years since King said it, "the Negro is still languishing in the corners of American society and finds himself an exile in his own land." And this country still must change.

WATCH: The Moment That Changed MLK's 'I Have A Dream' Speech Forever

Posted 08.28.2013 | Black Voices

Martin Luther King, Jr. almost never uttered the words "I have a dream" during the March on Washington in 1963. The iconic face of the civil rights...

Why MLK Took On Poverty And War Along With Racism

Posted 11.07.2013 | Impact

By Drew Dellinger and Walter Dellinger, YES! Magazine When Martin Luther King Jr. gave his "I Have a Dream" speech, he did something extraordin...

Obama Connects Anti-Gay Discrimination With Racial Prejudice In Historic Speech

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.28.2013 | Gay Voices

President Barack Obama adressed the nation today with a speech that commemorated the 50-year anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have A Dream" ...

The American Dream (Unfulfilled)

Jane Williams | Posted 10.28.2013 | Media
Jane Williams

This week on Bloomberg EDU with Jane Williams, we asked Geoffrey Canada, president and chief executive officer of The Harlem Children's Zone, to talk about how Dr. Martin Luther King's dream looks right about now.

Labor Day Musing

Neale Godfrey | Posted 10.28.2013 | Parents
Neale Godfrey

While I am a strong advocate of teens working a full-time summer job and even some weekend work during the school year, I don't believe that an after-school job is a good idea. Parents, you need to help your children balance work, school and time off.

Girl Scouting Remains a 'Force for Desegregation' on the Anniversary of a Dream

Anna Maria Chavez | Posted 10.28.2013 | Women
Anna Maria Chavez

Like so many young girls through the years, Girl Scouting taught me that diversity was a gift. I learned that I could celebrate my heritage and hold on to what made me unique, even as I met new people and learned about new cultures.

WATCH: Tribute Celebrating 50 Years of The Dream

HooplaHa | Posted 10.28.2013 | Black Voices
HooplaHa

2013 marks the 50th anniversary of one of the most moving and poignant events of the last century - the delivery of the "I Have a Dream" speech on the...

Obama Commemorates King's Dream At March On Washington Anniversary

AP | SUZANNE GAMBOA and NANCY BENAC | Posted 10.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Standing on hallowed ground of the civil rights movement, President Barack Obama challenged new generations Wednesday to seize the ...

Dr. King's Timeless Speech Is Still Relevant Today

Sen. Bert Johnson | Posted 10.28.2013 | Black Voices
Sen. Bert Johnson

Today let us celebrate the memory of Dr. King and his timeless words, recognize the progress made and honor those upon whose shoulders we stand. Then, we can rededicate ourselves to continuing the work we are called to do on behalf of our brothers and sisters of every persuasion and from all walks of life.

Clinton: 'A Great Democracy Doesn't Make It Harder To Vote Than To Buy An Assault Weapon'

Posted 08.28.2013 | Politics

Former President Bill Clinton spoke Wednesday at the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, where he criticized the Supreme Court's decision to ...

The Moment for a Movement

Maya L. Harris | Posted 10.28.2013 | Impact
Maya L. Harris

The civil rights movement in America is set to abound in prideful reflection, and deservedly so. Yet for all our success along justice's moral arc, it is also a moment for renewed drive and direction.

Clinton Honors King's Legacy At March On Washington Anniversary

Posted 08.28.2013 | Politics

Former President Bill Clinton spoke Wednesday at the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, noting how Martin Luther King Jr.'s historic "I Have...

Dr. King, Full Employment, and Some Provocative Wage Trends

Jared Bernstein | Posted 10.28.2013 | Business
Jared Bernstein

There's a ton of interesting analysis out in recent days on the quite explicit though often under-appreciated economic thrust of the March on Washington that took place half-a-century ago today. Economist Joseph Stiglitz and others note the lack of black progress on many key variables: income, poverty, wealth, employment. Richard Reeves adds an important and trenchant analysis of the black mobility gap. I agree with these facts, but want to add an additional, simple point which is in danger of getting overlooked: the evidence shows the Dr. King was right. Full employment is a substantial part of what it will take to achieve economic justice.

George W. Bush Honors King's Legacy

AP | Posted 10.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President George W. Bush is remembering Martin Luther King Jr. and his powerful words 50 years ago – words that Bush says cha...

How My Generation Is Breaking Barriers

Carmin Chappell | Posted 10.28.2013 | Teen
Carmin Chappell

Trayvon's presence was felt throughout the entire event, making me question how much progress we've truly made in these 50 years. If I still share Dr. King's dream in 2013, what have we accomplished?

LOOK: 5 Other Groundbreaking Marches On Washington

Posted 08.28.2013 | Impact

Wednesday marks half a century since Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his iconic “I have a dream” speech, a monumental anniversary that will be commem...

El Sueño; Hispanic Evangelicals and Dr. King's Dream

Rev. Gabriel Salguero | Posted 10.28.2013 | Religion
Rev. Gabriel Salguero

The close to 8 million Latino evangelicals owe a deep debt of gratitude to leaders like King, Rosa Parks, César Chavez, Joanne Robinson, and Fannie Lou Hamer. Our debt to them and to the Gospel is to be sure we are part of the on-going movement for civil and human rights in the U.S. and all over the world.

Rev. Bernice King Recalls Father's Speech

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 10.28.2013 | Black Voices

WASHINGTON — The Rev. Bernice King opened the celebration of her father's famous "I Have a Dream" speech Wednesday with an interfaith service in...

50 Years After 'I Have a Dream': Have We Yet Listened?

Chet Jechura | Posted 10.28.2013 | Religion
Chet Jechura

Every. Single. Day. It's been fifty years. The truest sign of a prophet is the staying power of their words. And so I must ask: Have we yet listened to our brother, Martin?

August 28, 1963: My March on Washington

Janus Adams | Posted 10.28.2013 | Black Voices
Janus Adams

For hours, speakers and singers, drum majors all, kept a steady beat until the time finally came for Dr. King to ascend the podium. His familiar baritone tuned like none other, he soothed us, rallied us, commended us on to heights untold. When he raised his hand over the crowd, invoking his Dream, I felt myself soar.

Google Celebrates The 50th Anniversary Of MLK's Speech

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.28.2013 | Technology

Google is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have A Dream" speech with Wednesday's Doodle...

Reclaiming the Promise of the March on Washington

Randi Weingarten | Posted 10.28.2013 | Politics
Randi Weingarten

The March on Washington, and King's soaring oration, helped create a better world, but we are a long way from the world King dreamed of. So let us all take at least one lesson from King's example. Let's unite people of many faiths in a national day of prayer to end child poverty.

Obama Speaking At March On Washington's 50th Anniversary

AP | Posted 08.28.2013 | Politics

BY SUZANNE GAMBOA, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama won't need to mention race – a subject he doesn't talk a lot about ...

Jermaine Spradley

Here's What Became Of The Organizations That Organized The March On Washington

HuffingtonPost.com | Jermaine Spradley | Posted 08.28.2013 | Black Voices

On Sunday, August 28, 1963, more than 250,000 people crowded the National Mall in Washington, D.C., to stake their claim for jobs and freedom in a tur...