#MLKNOW was the event of year. It set the right tone for what's to come and completely affirmed that we are the leaders we've been waiting for. To see contemporary artists proclaim the words of those who paved the way was awe-inspiring to say the least.
If we are dedicated to breaking this cycle of violence and reclaiming the power of love, first we weep. But our sadness leads not to paralysis but to a deeper commitment to confront this violence and work for peace in our communities, in our country and in our world.
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.
It's time for Congress to get serious about protecting the voting rights of all Americans. Dr. King wouldn't expect any less from us.
Most people that know of King know of his famed "I Have a Dream" speech, but what of his other speeches? If we really want to honor King's legacy it would be best to remember everything that he said and not pick and choose the parts of his legacy that are most convenient for us.
MLK faced adversities with a deep understanding about the power of love underlying all of us. Something we can all do today to make profound change in our lives and the world.
Every year, LaGrange College brings in a Martin Luther King Jr. speaker. This year, the speaker was the Rev. Dr. Raphael G. Warnock of Atlanta's Ebenezer Baptist Church, who spoke to a packed Callaway Auditorium. And yes, politics entered into his speech.
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.
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.
The rise of the Civil Rights movement and Dr. King's work took place concurrently with the arrival of television. There is a reason for this, and one that speaks volumes about the power of video, television and the visual media, both in the 60s, and even more so today.
I think it's important we talk about these topics at an age-appropriate level to help our kids know what our country has been through, how people have--and continue-- to change, hopefully for the better
We shouldn't let MLK's legacy be de-radicalized. We can honor his legacy better by understanding what he was actually saying and fighting for. Let's #ReclaimMLK
Celebrations of the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. often center on the universalist rhetoric of his "I Have a Dream" speech, but Dr. King did far more than sound the call for freedom and justice. He took specific and often-controversial actions designed to make those goals a reality.
Dabney N. Montgomery is a hero in so many ways and at the ripe age of 92, he embodies a person that is still, living 'The Dream' of American freedom and civil rights for all.
Call me crazy, but as Steve Jobs said, "the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who actually do."
Such treatment of these deeper currents is not just mistaken; it is dangerous, in part because if left unchallenged, it may triumph in the Presidential election by default.