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Dr Martin Luther King

Fight With Love as Your Primary Weapon

Levi Ben-Shmuel | Posted 07.24.2014 | Religion
Levi Ben-Shmuel

An important question we need to ask ourselves, whether a conflict is personal or on a larger scale, is how can we best resolve them in ways that serve life for the greatest good?

Dr. Vincent Harding’s Call to Make America America

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 07.30.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

We are citizens of a country that does not yet exist, but it is up to us to finally create and make it a just and hopeful land for all.

The Upside Down Wonderland of Racism

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 06.06.2014 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Is the United States now a "colorblind" society? Or even more importantly, should the United States be a "colorblind/race-blind" society? The very notion of "race-blindness" is deeply problematic.

The Invisible Backbone Leaders of Transforming Social Change

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.21.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Jo Ann Robinson and other unsung heroines of the civil rights movement remain role models for the tireless indispensable behind-the-scenes leaders whose strength and determination we desperately need right now.

Climate, Civil Rights and Dr. King

Asoka Bandarage | Posted 03.19.2014 | Green
Asoka Bandarage

It is likely that if Dr. King were alive, he would be a leader of the growing climate and environmental justice movement today.

50 Years Later: Prejudice Remains, But Opportunities Abound

Richard H. Carmona, M.D. | Posted 10.30.2013 | DC
Richard H. Carmona, M.D.

Take it from a formerly homeless Hispanic high-school dropout who grew up to become the Surgeon General of the United States: Life is what you make it.

With Dr. King's Dream for Jobs Deferred, Economic Justice Is Denied

Mark Ridley-Thomas | Posted 10.27.2013 | Los Angeles
Mark Ridley-Thomas

President Obama has rightly been pointing out that growing income inequality endangers democracy as much as lingering racism. The 1963 march was organized as a march for jobs and justice; the goals were, and remain, inseparable.

Actual Bells Will 'Let Freedom Ring' For MLK On 50th Anniversary Of 'I Have A Dream'

USA Today | Larry Copeland | Posted 08.07.2013 | Religion

ATLANTA (RNS) The King Center is urging communities around the world to participate in a bell-ringing ceremony next month to help commemorate the 50th...

Solving Poverty: Dr. King's Dream and Silver Rights Not Such a New Idea

John Hope Bryant | Posted 04.09.2013 | Impact
John Hope Bryant

As we reflect this year on the 84th birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the 50th anniversary of the "I Have A Dream" speech, I think about the vast unfinished agenda of Dr. King.

Coretta Scott King: Beside, Not Behind, the Great Man

Wayne Trujillo | Posted 03.23.2013 | Denver
Wayne Trujillo

A notable absentee from President Obama's two inaugurations makes both his accomplishment and her absence more poignant.

Many Of King's Dreams Still Haven't Come True

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 01.21.2013 | Business

Today we remember the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.: the man who laid out his dream for a more equal America nearly 50 years ago. Unfortunately, we...

The National Rifle Association Is Correct: I Do Want Your Guns

Mark Ridley-Thomas | Posted 03.19.2013 | Los Angeles
Mark Ridley-Thomas

As we approach the national observance of the King Holiday, we need to stop dressing up his memory in sepia tones and refocus on the teachings of the man who preached and practiced nonviolence as the single most powerful tool to effect social justice and social advancement.

Star of Freedom: Nichelle Nichols Attends, Yet Defies, Conventions

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 10.08.2012 | Entertainment
Gregory Weinkauf

Okay, so I'm sitting with a legend. Nichelle Nichols is the coolest sentient being in the universe. Yep, Lieutenant Uhura from the original Star Trek.

Scars: The Complicated Making of Historic Moments and Progressive Philanthropy

Maxim Thorne | Posted 06.02.2012 | Politics
Maxim Thorne

To make and record history is a privilege. We learn so much from it. Now that I am teaching Philanthropy in Action at Yale University, I feel compelled to see these huge moments also in a philanthropic context.

A Winter Journey to Poverty in North Carolina

Michael Carmichael | Posted 03.05.2012 | Politics
Michael Carmichael

North Carolina's black economic backwater suffers from systemic economic exclusion characterized by the lowest rates of education in North Carolina, pitifully low levels of investment, deepening indebtedness and acute never-ending unemployment.

Occupy the Dream

Michael Carmichael | Posted 02.15.2012 | Politics
Michael Carmichael

Yesterday was the day the American Civil Rights Movement merged their hopes and dreams with Occupy Wall Street.

Can Occupy Overturn Citizens United? "Dear 99%ers..."

Mark Green | Posted 02.13.2012 | Politics
Mark Green

Nothing could enhance American democracy more than if Occupy Wall Street helped enact the 28th Constitutional Amendment to end the pretense that corporations are people who speak with money. The 99% can stop the privatization of government.

Memo to Occupy Protesters: Don't Make The Mistakes We Made in the 60s

Joan E. Dowlin | Posted 12.28.2011 | Politics
Joan E. Dowlin

Somehow the hippie movement lost its unity and credibility when it became about flower children making love and tripping out instead of what we can do together to end war and create social justice.

Dr. King's Volcanic Mountaintop Seductively Explosive

Lonna Saunders | Posted 12.18.2011 | Entertainment
Lonna Saunders

This is not a play for the faint-hearted, but it is a celebration of life, love, and country.

Wisconsin's Workers Are Fighting for All of Us

Ethan Rome | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ethan Rome

The American Dream has been made possible by the strength of the American labor movement. The people of Wisconsin are making history by drawing a serious line in the sand against unbridled corporate power.

Have You Talked To YOUR Kids About Racism?

Christine Carter, PhD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christine Carter, PhD

I've been quizzing the various kids in my life about what they know and what they've learned about Dr. King. And what they say is a little surprising.

Reagan Was No Friend of Blacks

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Michael Reagan can absurdly twist history to make his father a paragon of civil rights. But Reagan was hardly the "best friend" of blacks.

Marc Parent and the Art of Twitter Activism

2morrowknight | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
2morrowknight

Marc Parent, one of the most celebrated observers and activists on Twitter today, dedicates his thought-provoking feed to shining a spotlight on that history, and provides great links that are often the subject of great debate.

Visiting the Memphis Kings: Elvis and Dr. Martin Luther King

Margie Goldsmith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Margie Goldsmith

Photo by Eric Lindberg Edison Pena, one of the rescued Chilean miners and a huge Elvis fan, is getting his wish: Graceland and the Memphis Conventio...

Glenn Beck's Attempt to Bastardize Dr. King's Dream

Hasan Kwame Jeffries | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hasan Kwame Jeffries

Political conservatives are not the heirs to Dr. King's legacy, and to suggest otherwise is not just fanciful, but farcical. Unfortunately, too many Americans don't know enough about history to separate fact from fiction.