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Martin Luther King Jr

Resurrecting The Cause For Which King Died

Rev. Dr. James A. Forbes, Jr. | Posted 06.02.2012 | Religion
Rev. Dr. James A. Forbes, Jr.

The very week he died, MLK was in the process of planning the Poor People's Campaign to go to Washington, D.C. to document that poor people in this nation are citizens just like everybody.

How Ordinary a Hero Can Be

Dan P. Morrison | Posted 06.02.2012 | Detroit
Dan P. Morrison

But heros are all just people. They get out of bed every morning and put on their pants, skirts and saris like everyone else. Gandhi and King had a thing for the ladies and my mom doesn't always recycle properly.

Civics Lessons from Our National Monuments

Jerry Lanson | Posted 05.13.2012 | DC
Jerry Lanson

When, I wonder, will we as a nation truly listen to the words of our greatest leaders rather than merely posting them on memorial walls for posterity?

Thoughts On The Drum Major Instinct In An Election Year

Andy Watts | Posted 05.05.2012 | Religion
Andy Watts

As MLK explains it, "Drum Major Instinct" is the desire to be first, to lead the parade. It desires recognition, importance, attention and being first. The consequences of this unharnessed instinct are devastating.

Trymaine Lee

TODAY: The Place To Buy Slave Shackles, Martin Luther King Jr.-Inscribed Book, Blood Tusk | Trymaine Lee | Posted 03.01.2012 | Black Voices

As the midday rush on an exhibition floor at the Swann Auction Galleries in Manhattan cooled earlier this week, curator Wyatt Houston Day floated arou...

Lead The Change

The Rev. Jacqueline J. Lewis, Ph.D. | Posted 04.22.2012 | Religion
The Rev. Jacqueline J. Lewis, Ph.D.

It is not easy, nor simple for churches to "preach brotherhood and make it a reality within its own body." But the church is the place and our faith is the source with which we may be instruments of change.

No Middle Ground

D. R. Tucker | Posted 04.17.2012 | Politics
D. R. Tucker

The images of extreme violence in South Boston and Charlestown in the fall of 1974 are still so lurid and so disturbing that one can't help wondering what exactly drives human beings to such behavior.

Healthy And Tasty Memphis Eats

Carolyn Scott | Posted 04.17.2012 | Travel
Carolyn Scott

Known for its BBQ, I was beyond delighted in Memphis with incredible food that was available to this little ol' vegan.

Not Everyone Happy With MLK Memorial Inscription Change

The Huffington Post | Posted 04.11.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- A controversial truncated inscription on the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial that critics say makes the slain civil rights lead...

PHOTOS: D.C.'s African-American Monuments And Memorials

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 02.06.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Black History Month comes around each year in February, but this is the first since the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial, which ...

Marlo's Favorite Quotes

Posted 03.27.2012 | Women

I have always believed that we can all learn from and be inspired by the wisdom and life experience of others. Just like a picture can paint a thousa...

It's Time to Talk to Iran

Yousef Abukhdair | Posted 03.25.2012 | Politics
Yousef Abukhdair

We know the GOP will attack the president if he extends an olive branch to Iran; but they will attack him regardless, so he may as well do something of significance for the greater good of our entire civilization.

Which Martin Luther King?

Malcolm Boyd | Posted 03.20.2012 | Religion
Malcolm Boyd

Do we know him? I did, and feel that we are missing a huge chunk of his purpose and meaning. In my view the celebrity side largely misses the point of his life. He stood among us as a real person.

For Black History Month, Ten Key Films on the African-American Experience

John Farr | Posted 05.05.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

With Martin Luther King's birthday just past us, and Black History month coming up, the time seems right to celebrate those invaluable films that shed light on the black community's long struggle for equal rights in this country.

City To Appeal Reinstatement Of Two Officers

Posted 01.18.2012 | Denver

Last Friday's reinstatement of two Denver Police officers involved in an excessive force scandal created enough angry citizens to give the city's 27th...

MLK's Eldest Son Steps Down As Head Of King Center

AP | By ERRIN HAINES | Posted 01.17.2012 | Black Voices

ATLANTA -- The eldest son of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. is resigning as president of the Atlanta center that honors his father's civil rights leg...

What Would You Sacrifice To Repair The World?

Rabbi Josh Feigelson | Posted 03.18.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Josh Feigelson

"When people get caught up with that which is right and they are willing to sacrifice for it, there is no stopping point short of victory," Dr. King said the night before he was killed.

WATCH: Graphic Designer Slammed For MLK Strip Club Flyer

Posted 01.17.2012 | Black Voices

It's not uncommon for businesses to use Martin Luther King Day for a number of promotions. But the decision to use the Civil Rights leader's image on ...

Martin Luther King Jr. Speaks Against Vietnam In TV Interview

Posted 03.17.2012 | Entertainment

Martin Luther King Jr. led marches and gave talks and sermons across the country, his most famous coming at the Lincoln Memorial, where he gave his "I...

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.

"I Have Seen the Mountaintop:" A Vision of the Possible

Andrew Z. Cohen | Posted 03.17.2012 | Religion
Andrew Z. Cohen

Visionaries are living for what has not yet occurred because their attention is riveted by the promise of the possible.

OWS Candlelight Vigil For MLK

Posted 01.16.2012 | New York

As part of a coordinated. global series of vigils on Sunday, January 15th in honor of Martin Luther King Jr, hundreds of Occupy Wall Street protesters...

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'...

Google Honors Martin Luther King Jr.

The Huffington Post | Ramona Emerson | Posted 01.16.2012 | Technology

Google's homepage logo was transformed on Monday to honor Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., who would have been 83 years old on January 15. King was as...

What Would Dr. King Do?

Modesto Tico Valle | Posted 03.17.2012 | Chicago
Modesto Tico Valle

You cannot stand for freedom and at the same time deny it to others. So let us join together in the fight for equality for LGBT individuals and all people. Then perhaps we will be free.