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Martin Luther King Day

Remembering Dr. King

Jon Hinck | Posted 03.17.2012 | Politics
Jon Hinck

Dr. King famously said "the arc of the moral universe is long but it bends towards justice." On the 40th anniversary of King's death, then-Senator Barack Obama quoted those words and then aptly added, "but it does not bend on its own."

Three Thoughts On Becoming Post-racial

Bruce Reyes-Chow | Posted 03.17.2012 | Politics
Bruce Reyes-Chow

On this, the 2012 remembrance of the birth of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., let me just offer three very random thoughts on the "post-racial" question.

Honor Martin Luther King By Supporting His Causes

Posted 01.16.2012 | Impact

Though Monday is a national day of service to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., there are other ways to pay tribute to the civil rights leader besides...

Towering Legend, Flawed Man: Images Of King Evolving

Associated Press | By BRETT ZONGKER and SAMANTHA GROSS | Posted 03.17.2012 | Fifty

WASHINGTON (AP) -- On the National Mall in Washington, Martin Luther King Jr. is a towering, heroic figure carved in stone. On the Broadway stage, he'...

Obamas Observe MLK Day With Volunteer Service

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 03.17.2012 | Impact

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama evoked Martin Luther King Jr.'s own words about public service Monday as Obama and his family celebrated the...

Laylah Ali: "It's Not An Escapist Fantasy."

Posted 01.16.2012 | Arts

Laylah Ali creates images which are as simple as comic books and as complex and hieroglyphics. Their flat, cartoonish aesthetic sharply contrasts the...

Racism, Dr. King, and Food Stamps

Joel Berg | Posted 03.17.2012 | New York
Joel Berg

Dr. Martin Luther King, responding to near-starvation conditions found in parts of the U.S., viewed access to food as a civil rights issue. King made the hunger issue a central component of his Poor People's Campaign.

Street Closures For Miami's Martin Luther King Day Parade

Posted 01.16.2012 | Miami

Today's Martin Luther King Day Parade runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., but the street closures began at 9 a.m. this morning. There is a stage set up be...

Controversial New Law Sparks Protests On MLK Day

AP | JEFFREY COLLINS | Posted 03.17.2012 | Politics

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Thousands commemorating the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday Monday outside South Carolina's capitol heard a message that wouldn'...

WATCH: Jay Smooth On 10 OTHER Things Martin Luther King Said

Posted 03.17.2012 | Black Voices

We've all heard piece of the "I Have A Dream" speech from the historic March on Washington. The popular DJ and vlogger Jay Smooth put together a video...

Cara Santa Maria

The Scientific Teachings Of Dr. Martin Luther King | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 09.20.2012 | Science

In Dr. King's honor, today, let us celebrate brotherhood, sisterhood -- humanhood -- and the scientific spirit that allows us to learn about the wonders of the universe as one unified people.

Religious Leaders Of All Faiths Sound Off On The Inspiration Of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Posted 01.16.2012 | Religion

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was many things to many people, yet central to his identity was his role as a Christian pastor and religious lead...

MLK Day Reflection for LGBTQ Justice in the Black Church

Irene Monroe | Posted 03.16.2012 | Gay Voices
Irene Monroe

Each year, I mark the MLK holiday by reexamining King's teachings, remembering that my longing for LGBTQ justice is inextricably tied to my work toward religious tolerance in the black church. And this is why I continue to speak up.

I Had a Dream...

Mateo Gutierrez | Posted 03.16.2012 | Good News
Mateo Gutierrez

Today: Go be free. Be seriously free, revel in the complexity and mess of it all -- you deserve it and the world needs it.

Make a Career of Humanity

Debra Eschmeyer | Posted 03.16.2012 | Impact
Debra Eschmeyer

MLK recognized the importance of the right to knowledge, engagement, and access to healthy food. When FoodCorps asked its first class of service members what they believe in, the influence of MLK was reflected in their statements.

I Have A Dream Speech (TEXT)

Posted 01.19.2012 | Politics

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is celebrated today, Jan. 16, 2011, on what would have been the civil rights leader's 83rd birthday. It's a great day ...

WATCH: Martin Luther King's Most Memorable Speeches

Posted 01.15.2012 | Black Voices

Though he was assassinated more than four decades ago, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s speeches are as prescient and important as ever. With class in...

Rangel Remembers: MLK's Legacy of Service

Rep. Charles Rangel | Posted 03.16.2012 | Politics
Rep. Charles Rangel

We must never forget the hardships of the past and the enduring legacy of Dr. King as we work to combat the challenges of today with the same strength, persistence, and determination that were demonstrated by him.

'He Cursed.. He Was Regular'

AP | By BRETT ZONGKER and SAMANTHA GROSS | Posted 03.16.2012 | Black Voices

WASHINGTON -- On the National Mall in Washington, Martin Luther King Jr. is a towering, heroic figure carved in stone. On the Broadway stage, he's a l...

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

Three Generations Of Detroit Artists Show Work At New Exhibit | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 01.17.2012 | Detroit

As activity swirls at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the institution's busiest day of the y...

Detroit Remembers Martin Luther King, Jr. With Peaceful Resistance, Thoughtful Celebration

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 01.15.2012 | Detroit

This year's celebration of the Martin Luther King, Jr., holiday comes at an ominous time for the city of Detroit. But even as financial problems and t...

PHOTOS: Freedom Fighter Fashion

Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 01.16.2012 | Black Voices

There is strength in style--the civil-rights movement is a perfect example. Robin Givhan said it best in her essay about the civil-rights movement...

Let King Be King

Mark Farr | Posted 03.15.2012 | Religion
Mark Farr

The annual commemoration is nice. But have we lost sight of Dr. Martin Luther King, radical?

Uganda Ambassador Withdraws From MLK Event In Maryland

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.15.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Uganda's ambassador to the United States will not speak at an event commemorating Martin Luther King Jr. in Maryland after concerns were...

What Martin Luther King Day Means To Me

Akilah Bolden-Monifa | Posted 03.14.2012 | Gay Voices
Akilah Bolden-Monifa

King had not specifically focused on diversity based on sexual orientation, but there is no doubt that he would have embraced equality regardless of sexual orientation, including, but not limited to, the right to marry and adopt children.