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Martin Luther King Day

Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr.

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 03.14.2012 | Politics
Clarence B. Jones

What are some of the issues Dr. King would most likely talk about in January 2012? It is formidable and challenging, even for those of us who worked closely with him, to interpret his views today on current issues.

Today's Visionary: An Illustrated Guide to Dr. King's 21st Century Insights

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 03.14.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

One year ago I listed ten quotes by Dr. King, and mourned the lack of a movement that would advance his kind of vision. Then came the uprising in Madison and the Occupy movement, which began a long-overdue national debate about economic, as well as racial inequality.

Honoring Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Bishop T.D. Jakes | Posted 03.14.2012 | Religion
Bishop T.D. Jakes

Martin Luther King lived by faith with love, justice, and truth as the triumvirate of his legacy.

Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. With A Day Of Service

Posted 01.16.2012 | Impact

Monday marks the birth date of Martin Luther King Jr. and the opportunity to celebrate -- and perpetuate -- the civil rights leader's mission to bring...

OWS To Hold Vigil For MLK

Posted 01.11.2012 | New York

Occupy Wall Street is coordinating a global series of candlelight vigils on Sunday, January 15th in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Protesters aim to ...

Emma Stone Heads To '30 Rock'

Posted 01.10.2012 | TV

You've seen "New Year's Eve" and "Valentine's Day" and now, "30 Rock" is tackling the popular star-studded flicks genre with their own: "Martin Luther...

Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.: He Kept His Eyes on the Prize

Ken Blackwell | Posted 03.06.2012 | Black Voices
Ken Blackwell

We celebrate this month the life and legacy of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. He kept his eyes on the prize: civil rights for millions of black Americans suffering under unjust Jim Crow laws.

In Tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr: The Opening of the King Memorial

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 10.25.2011 | Black Voices
Clarence B. Jones

America owes a great debt to Martin Luther King, Jr. Prior to Dr. King, the United States was like an alcoholic or drug addict; addicted and dependent on racial segregation and institutional racism.

Is Tribalism on the Increase?

Daniel Cubias | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Cubias

When I was a college student, I worked at the student newspaper. I was a longhaired, hard-drinking journalist -- a Woodward and/or Bernstein in traini...

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.

How To Create A 'National Conversation'

Steve Knight | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Steve Knight

Have you noticed that "national conversations" are really hot right now? There seems to be a new one starting every week. And there seems to be a really simple formula for creating one.

New Development In MLK Parade Bomb

AP | NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

SPOKANE, Wash. — The two T-shirts found with a bomb placed along a Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade route in Spokane both came from the same ne...

Donnie Kirshner: Music, Basketball and the Manhattan Phone Book

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

Success in the music business requires a certain self-promotional flair. But Don Kirshner, who died at 76 of heart failure on Martin Luther King Day, ...

Amanda Terkel

Lawmakers Press Pentagon Official On Controversial MLK Statement | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A dozen Democratic lawmakers, including civil rights veteran Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), are taking issue with the way a senior Pentagon of...

Is Immigration Reform the New Civil Rights Movement?

Daniel Cubias | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Cubias

many social movements of the last few decades have attempted to appropriate this term as their own. Among the latest to claim the power of the civil rights movement are those who advocate for immigration reform.

Charlotte NAACP Plans To Push Democrats To Blacklist City As Potential 2012 DNC Site

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Charlotte NAACP has announced plans to push the NCAA, the PGA, "and any other 'A,'" as well as perhaps the national Democratic Party, to stay away...

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.

What Would Dr. King Think of Today's Poverty?

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howard Steven Friedman

While many remember Dr. King for his civil rights activities, far less are aware of the work he did in support of the Poor People's Campaign. Dr. Ki...

Honoring Martin Luther King

Pat Waak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pat Waak

Tomorrow we honor the life of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. You would think this occasion is not controversial, but just this past week or so a...

King's First Chicago Speech: A Message of Hope That Still Resonates and Challenges

Chris Benson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Chris Benson

Whenever people come together in Chicago to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as they did today, there invariably is the reflection on his Chicago campaign in 1966 -- when he hit a brick wall of resistance.

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.

Brandan Odums: Remembering MLK Jr, Remixing Lil Wayne

The Huffington Post | Julia Steers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Growing up, filmmaker and activist Brandan Odums idolized Martin Luther King Jr., but concedes his reverence was "by default." "He was my hero becaus...

Christianity Can Be Found In Dr. King's Example

Randy Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Randy Miller

Lost in the awe of Dr. King's greatness is the fact that he was a minister of Jesus Christ and that his life that he dedicated to service was his ministry according to the call upon his life.

Americans Can't Agree on Guns? Wrong.

Michael R. Bloomberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael R. Bloomberg

One of the major old assumptions in the media and in Washington is that the gun issue is one that hopelessly divides Americans. But a new poll shows a remarkable consensus among Americans on gun issues.

Stop 'Pimping' the Legacy of Dr. King

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Clarence B. Jones

Jeh Johnson's attempt to legitimize or authenticate US armed intervention in Iraq and Afghanistan is equivalent to blasphemy and an immoral assault on Dr. King's legacy and commitment to nonviolence.