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Dr Martin Luther King Jr

Revisiting Marks, Mississippi

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Marian Wright Edelman

Despite the critical immediate solutions to the pervasive child hunger Dr. King saw, the underlying crisis -- pervasive child poverty -- persists in the Mississippi Delta.

Michelle Alexander And Dr. Vincent Harding Visit Manual High School

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

"How many of you know someone who has been killed in gang violence?" Denver teacher and self-awareness coach Ra Maat asks an auditorium half-filled wi...

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.

Accepting Our Differences Between Civility and Dignity

Carol Smaldino | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carol Smaldino

The deep divisions in our country symbolize something, and they won't stay long buried underneath the rubble of artificial courtesy.

Martin Luther King Jr.'s Facebook Page Defaced With Racist Photos and Comments

Lola Adesioye | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lola Adesioye

The purposeful defiling of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Facebook page is evidence that there is still much work to be done in America towards racial healing.

What Martin Luther King, Jr. Taught Us About Working Around Life's Obstacles

Russell Bishop | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Russell Bishop

Dr. King's actions serve as a reminder that no matter the situation or the odds, there are still steps you can take to make a difference, to find a way to overcome what's in the way, to work around the numerous obstacles.

"Dignity": An Uplifting Playlist for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

In hopes that we shall overcome any lingering sense of doom, here's an uplifting playlist to help us all remember this remarkable man and his enduring message.

Dr. Martin Luther King's Birthday: Is the Drug War the Next Big Civil Rights Issue?

Anthony Papa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Anthony Papa

In the spirit of Dr. King, we must now ask: Has this assault on the poor and the marginalized become the next big civil rights struggle?

Civil Rights Icon Rev. Barrow Looks Back

Lonna Saunders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

As her goddaughter, I don't think of civil rights leader Rev. Willie Barrow as "The Little Warrior" so much as "The Little Engine that Could."

Putting a Smiley Face on the Tea Party

Joan E. Dowlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joan E. Dowlin

It all seemed a little strange on August 28th. Glenn Beck insisted his "Restoring Honor 8/28" rally was a revival meeting, not a "political" event.

Race-baiter Glenn Beck Wants to Hijack -- I Mean "Reclaim" -- the Civil Rights Movement?

Michael Yaki | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Yaki

I had tried to give Glenn Beck the benefit of the doubt. That the scheduling of his "rally" called "Restoring Honor" on the steps of the Lincoln Memo...

Celebrating Dr. King’s Legacy

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., whose contributions to civil rights in Chicago and beyond are unparalleled, many people are taking their ...

What Would Dr. King Have Thought of Health Reform?

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

On this Martin Luther King Day, the struggle to provide decent health care to all Americans isn't over. There's still time to fight for the most just, wise, and equitable bill possible.

Red Birkenstocks? Can Massachusetts Really Turn Republican?

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

As the Monday holiday celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday approaches, perhaps the Coakley team would be wise to remind the state's voters of the principles that they and the Democratic Party stand for.

Could You Just Get Over Your Negativity About Positive Focus?

Russell Bishop | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Russell Bishop

It takes great courage to face adversity, imagine a better outcome, and then get off your butt and do something about it.

Barack Obama and the American Dream

Lauri Lyons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lauri Lyons

The past four decades have been a mixture of social growing pains and progress. Even with that said, most people never believed that a Black man would become the President.

Do We Need a National Black Arts Festival?

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Kristi York Wooten

The National Black Arts Festival exists to honor, to remember, to look forward, and to celebrate the cultural contributions of all people of African descent -- here and now.

I Want to be Black!

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Being white these days feels about as relevant as being at a Sunday night bingo session at a rural Elks Lodge. I want to be in the fun club!

Madoff and "Sully" Sullenberger: Paradoxical Symbols of the Past and the Future

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

The saga of Flight 1549 is one crisis-plagued year ending an era of unprecedented corruption with Bush and Madoff leading the way, while a new year begins with hope ushered in by Sully and Obama.