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Obama Reveals Historical Hero

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 10.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Barack Obama was 2 years old and growing up in Hawaii when Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech from the st...

WATCH: Obama's Use Of MLK Bible Draws Mixed Reactions

Posted 01.29.2013 | Black Voices

For African Americans, Barack Obama's second inauguration was already a historic event. But the ceremony's celebration on Martin Luther King Day took ...

Obama Calls Using MLK's Bible A Privilege

AP | TRACY BROWN | Posted 01.28.2013 | Black Voices

-- President Barack Obama says it was a privilege to take the oath of office using a Bible that had been owned by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Ob...

President Obama Still Can Seize King's Racial Dream High Ground

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 10.24.2011 | Black Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Even as the King Monument is unveiled, the black poor are still tightly trapped in the grip of poverty and discrimination that King warned about.

President Obama Does Fulfill King's Dream

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

At the heart of King's March on Washington speech and his decade of activism for racial justice and tolerance was the fact that America can both be pushed rudely, or gently evolve, into a color blind society.

Five Things You Probably Did Not Know About Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Tavis Smiley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tavis Smiley

Given the escalation of the conflict in Vietnam, in his "Beyond Vietnam" speech King christened America as "the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today." Almost 45 years later, Obama is arguing the notion of "just war."

Haiti: Negative Commentary and MLK Jr.

Martha St Jean | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Martha St Jean

It is a shame that David Brooks chooses to see the situation in Haiti only in terms of dollars and cents, when he should view it in light of humanity.

Kennedy, King and Now Obama

Peter J Burns | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Peter J Burns

At Grant Park Obama reminded us of both Martin Luther King, Jr., and John F. Kennedy. I saw Dr. King's Dream come true on that stage. And Kennedy's vision was apparent in Obama's challenge to us. Kennedy and King never promised us a hand out. They promised us a fair shake.

Obama! By The Content of His Character

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

We must understand one more thing -- how successful President Obama will be in transforming America in a progressive direction will depend on us, as well as on him.

Obama to Accept Nomination on 45th Anniversary of the "I Have a Dream" Speech

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.

Senator Obama's nomination confirms Dr. King's observation that "the moral arc of the universe" is long, but bends toward freedom and justice for all.

McCain Pays MLK Tribute In GOP Donor Rich Memphis

Nancy Watzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Nancy Watzman

This area is also home to the headquarters of Federal Express, whose CEO, Frederick Smith, is a McCain finance co-chair--and reportedly a possible candidate to run as vice president on the ticket with McCain.

WaPo Op-Ed: "Another Angry Black Preacher"

Washington Post | E.J. Dionne Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Let's ask the hard question about the Rev. Jeremiah Wright: Is he as far outside the African American mainstream as many of us would like to think?......

Looking Past Primary Season, Obama Foreshadows National Campaign Themes

Amanda Michel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Amanda Michel

Lebanon, NH -- With recent polls showing him firmly ahead of his Democratic rivals, a confident Barack Obama seems to be looking past the primary seas...

Hillary Supporter Rangel: Obama's Remarks "Absolutely Stupid"

The Swamp | Christi Parsons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton declared a truce in their recent war of words last night, but an important Clinton ally was still actively engaged la...

Racial Tensions Roil Democratic Party

Politico | Ben Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A series of comments from Senator Hillary Clinton, her husband, and her supporters are spurring a racial backlash and adding a divisive edge to the pr...