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Rev Dr Martin Luther King

The Shift

Kathy Kelly | Posted 04.19.2015 | Crime
Kathy Kelly

If we turn to each other with a readiness to share resources, live simply and practice fairness, perhaps it will find a way to end cruelties as wrongheaded as this prison system.

Historic Black LGBTQ Intergenerational Discussion on Selma

Irene Monroe | Posted 04.01.2015 | Gay Voices
Irene Monroe

For the first time ever, an intergenerational and interracial gathering of LGBTQ voices of color and our allies came together, creating the paradigm of how future discussions should take place.

Schools Should Show 'Selma'!

Lonna Saunders | Posted 03.21.2015 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

It's oft been said that those who don't learn from history, are doomed to repeat it. But you need to know what your history is before you can learn from it. Selma DVDs in every classroom is a start.

These People Are Unfamiliar With MLK

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 01.22.2015 | Comedy

Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream. This is a bit of a nightmare. Jimmy Kimmel's camera crew hit the streets on Martin Luther King Day to ask peopl...

#ReclaimMLK: A Radical Dream Unrealized

Arielle Newton | Posted 03.21.2015 | Black Voices
Arielle Newton

Despite their persistent attempts to make it so, Dr. King was not merely a passive Black leader; he was a radical revolutionary whose vision of a racially and economically equitable society has yet to be realized.

Remembering Dr. King -- Is There a Place for "Extremists"?

John Bouman | Posted 03.18.2015 | Politics
John Bouman

Today, as we ponder Dr. King's legacy, we should understand the important role of government in ensuring fair opportunities for upward mobility, and we should welcome creative extremists in that just cause.

We Have Cure for What Ails State of the Union

Lee A. Saunders | Posted 03.18.2015 | Politics
Lee A. Saunders

We've finally emerged from the crash of 2008. We've had 58 consecutive quarters of job growth. Unemployment is declining. Productivity is up. Yet, most Americans aren't exactly high-fiving each other. Never mind the state of the union; the state of their households isn't great.

'All Labor Has Dignity': King's Other Legacy

Thomas E. Perez | Posted 03.18.2015 | Politics
Thomas E. Perez

Central to King's philosophy was the idea that men and women of all races deserve the dignity of work, the right to earn more than poverty wages. And he knew that goal was not attainable without full-throated worker voice.

Daily Meditation: We Shall Overcome

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 12.04.2014 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

Read 'Death of a King: The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Final Year' by Tavis Smiley

Democracy Now! | Posted 09.11.2014 | Black Voices

Watch Tavis Smiley on Democracy Now! Thursday, and read the introduction and first chapter of his new book, Death of a King: The Real Story of Dr. Mar...

Black and Brown America -- Here Comes the Memo

John Hope Bryant | Posted 08.03.2014 | Black Voices
John Hope Bryant

It's time for black and brown America to get their copy of what I call The Memo. It's so straight forward, you can decide to ignore this article ...

Donald Sterling: Who's Responsible?

Ginnie Love | Posted 06.27.2014 | Impact
Ginnie Love

America, while we're not defined by this man's opinion, we are defined by our reactions. If you want a better world you can't react from the same sepsis vein of ignorance to heal the whole.

Dear Cliven Bundy: There's No 'Maybe' About the Sin of Racism

Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite | Posted 06.25.2014 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite

"Maybe I sinned, and maybe I need to ask forgiveness," said Cliven Bundy, the Nevada rancher who has been lauded by conservatives for his resistance to paying fees for illegally grazing his cattle on government land since 1993, in an interview on CNN on Friday.

What Happens After Easter: Living the Life of Hope

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 06.22.2014 | Religion
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

Long after the colored eggs are eaten, and the Easter bonnets stored away, the message remains that, as followers of Jesus, we are freed to work for liberation and freedom, do justice and seek peace and wholeness in his name.

Rosa Parks: Angry, Not Tired; She'd Be 101 Today

Peter Dreier | Posted 04.06.2014 | Politics
Peter Dreier

That popular legend is misleading. Parks' defiance of Montgomery's segregation laws was not an isolated incident. It was part of a lifelong crusade to dismantle Jim Crow.

Celebrate the Dream: 5 Songs Inspired By Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Stephanie Penn | Posted 01.20.2014 | Black Voices
Stephanie Penn

To some, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was known as a pastor, humanitarian and activist but it's his role as a leader in the civil rights movement that...

Full Text Of MLK's "Mountaintop" Speech

Posted 01.25.2014 | Black Voices

Martin Luther King Day is an important opportunity to reflect on the Civil Rights icon's powerful words that ultimately helped affect change across th...

LOOK: College Photos Of Martin Luther King Jr.

Posted 01.25.2014 | Black Voices

Every year we honor Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for his selfless dedication to the fight for civil rights, remembering him as an iconic leader and...

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...

This Week's Must-See: A Stunning Civil Rights-Era Photo Archive

AP | JENNIFER KAY | Posted 03.21.2014 | Miami

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Flipping through a stack of color images he shot during a 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery, Ala., photographer Bob Adelm...

No Longer Just a Dream

H. Adam Ackley, Ph.D. | Posted 03.18.2014 | Gay Voices
H. Adam Ackley, Ph.D.

On the 100-year anniversary of the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, the activist Martin Luther King Jr. expressed a prophetic dream. He dreamed that his children would one day live in a world where justice would indeed be reality for all.

What If

Lisa Longo | Posted 02.07.2014 | Politics
Lisa Longo

1982, I was graduating high school. Like millions of other students all over America, I was hoping for a spot in one of our prestigious colleges for P...

Continuing the Poverty Eradication Work of Dr. Martin L. King, Jr., Introducing Project 5117

John Hope Bryant | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
John Hope Bryant

Dr. King believed, and I believe rightly so, that America could never achieve her full potential until Black America and other minority groups, as well as other low-wealth communities and left-behind populations, had an equal shot at the American dream.

Belafonte: JFK 'Knew So Little About The Black Community'

Posted 11.22.2013 | Black Voices

As the nation commemorates the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy, much has been said about the former president's relationship ...

The Boycott That Changed The South Forever

Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices

On November 13th 1957, segregation on buses in Alabama was ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court. After the arrest of Rosa Parks in Decemb...