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Martin Luther King Day

Reverse Racism: The Month in Review

T. Better Baldwin | Posted 07.02.2014 | Black Voices
T. Better Baldwin

Here's a quick lesson, it took 101 years after the Emancipation Proclamation to get a Civil Rights Bill to become law. Four years later Martin Luther King Jr., a leader of that Civil Rights movement, was assassinated.

Understanding Martin Luther King Jr. and His Shrouded Legacy

Stephen Bowman | Posted 06.02.2014 | Politics
Stephen Bowman

For most Americans today Martin Luther King Jr. personifies the historic achievement celebrated during Black History Month. But to understand King, one must look closely both at him and ourselves.

It's Time to Raise the Wage

Camille Rivera | Posted 04.21.2014 | Impact
Camille Rivera

We at UnitedNY are urging the State Legislature to let high-cost areas around the state lift fast food, airport, car wash and other low-wage workers out of poverty and into the middle class through local wage authorization.

Sharing Dreams: Reflecting on King, Gandhi, and Jainism at Houston's Rothko Chapel

JAINA | Posted 03.26.2014 | Religion
JAINA

by Katy Dycus If you have weapons, take them home; if you do not have them, please do not seek to get them. We cannot solve this problem through reta...

WHY Music: Songs in the Key of Life

Frank Fitzpatrick | Posted 03.22.2014 | Impact
Frank Fitzpatrick

I remember, like it was yesterday, taking that road trip with my friends, Gerry & Marsha, to my hometown, Detroit, to hear Stevie Wonder perform at Cobo Hall.

How to Truly Honor Dr. King

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 03.23.2014 | Black Voices
Rev. Al Sharpton

e simply cannot celebrate Dr. King, then turn around and watch efforts to dismantle the very things he fought and died for. Here we are recognizing such an esteemed figure and a national holiday, yet the Supreme Court recently gutted part of the Voting Rights Act itself.

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...

LOOK: MLK Day Fails

Posted 01.25.2014 | Black Voices

Some brands just couldn't get it quite right when it came to honoring the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. Here are a few that we noticed. Let us ...

MLK Inspriation From '06

Nancy Cohen-koan | Posted 03.22.2014 | Black Voices
Nancy Cohen-koan

"A Dream" I believe we've been collectively asleep and that this is the moment where through effort and faith, we can wake up to the real dream. In o...

Little Girl Understands Something She Can't Even Spell Yet

Posted 02.03.2014 | Parents

The author of today's cute kid note may need to work on her spelling -- but she understands at least one very important life lesson already. Title/...

LOOK: Miami's MLK Parade Is A Serious Party

Posted 01.25.2014 | Miami

From as far away as Jamaica and the Bahamas, marching bands found their way to Miami Monday to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The city's ann...

'America's Most Effective Prophet': Tonal Lessons From Dr. King

Rev. Gabriel Salguero | Posted 03.22.2014 | Religion
Rev. Gabriel Salguero

In an age of 24-hour news media and the irruption of social media, blogs, and anonymous posts, we suffer from the temptation of vitriolic speech. We have lost the capacity to shape the moral conscience of the nation and transform the national mood and tenor.

How Do You Translate MLK?

Logan Nakyanzi Pollard | Posted 03.22.2014 | Politics
Logan Nakyanzi Pollard

I asked my father, who is from Uganda, to translate my poem into Luganda. I wasn't sure why I did this at first.

Latino Majority Texas City Puts On One Of The Country's Largest MLK Day Celebrations

Fox News Latino | Elizabeth Llorente | Posted 01.25.2014 | Latino Voices

One of the largest celebrations in this nation for Martin Luther King Day takes place in a city that has a small African American community, and a Lat...

As an Actor, Bringing the Spirit of Martin Luther King, Jr. to Life

LeVar Burton | Posted 03.22.2014 | Black Voices
LeVar Burton

I was the only African-American boy in the 5th Grade. There was no other choice, it had to be me!

Obama Visits Soup Kitchen On Martin Luther King Day

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 03.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama honored Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy of service Monday by helping a soup kitchen prepare its daily meals...

These People Think Today Is 'Martian Luther King Jr. Day'

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 01.25.2014 | Technology

For many, Martin Luther King Day serves as a way to honor the civil rights pioneer, reflect on his numerous accomplishments and debate how well we as ...

You Are A Loud

Timothy P. Shriver | Posted 03.22.2014 | Impact
Timothy P. Shriver

In almost every school and neighborhood, age-old discrimination against people with intellectual disabilities remains.

Sarah Palin Celebrates MLK Day By Trolling Everyone

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) celebrated Martin Luther King Day by urging President Barack Obama to honor the civil rights leader's legacy by not...

Progressive Activists Look To Reclaim MLK's 'Radical' Legacy On Wage Equality

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Progressive activists in Chicago honored Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday on Sunday by calling for economic equality, drawing a crowd of 2,000 to a c...

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...

Why 'We're Not About to Turn Around': Honoring Martin Luther King's Fight for Voting Rights

Elisabeth MacNamara | Posted 03.22.2014 | Politics
Elisabeth MacNamara

The newly filed legislation to repair the Voting Right Act and stop the flood of voter suppression is both possible and realistic. The League of Women Voters believes it is crucial for Congress to act swiftly to repair the Voting Rights Act and protect the voting rights of Americans everywhere.

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...

How One Photographer Captured The Inspiration And Awe Of The Civil Rights Movement

Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts

Roughly 50 years after the Civil Rights Act of 1964, a museum in Florida is paying homage to one of the movement's most iconic photographers. Born in ...

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...