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Martin Luther King Jr

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.

Martin Luther King Jr. Reaches The Mountain Top

Arielle Hixson | Posted 03.17.2012 | Black Voices
Arielle Hixson

Extremely original, The Mountain Top is a story about Martin Luther King Jr. as an ordinary man, a man that the public may have never seen. We manage to see him not as an intangible, iconic figure in history, but as a sweet yet complex individual with flaws.

Dr. King's Stance Against the Death Penalty

David A. Love | Posted 03.17.2012 | Black Voices
David A. Love

Much is known of the Montgomery bus boycott that Martin Luther King led in the 1950s. But rarely do we hear about his position against capital punishment.

Beyond "I Have a Dream:" MLK Jr. Gave Us Much to Live By

Kate Kelly | Posted 03.17.2012 | Black Voices
Kate Kelly

Martin Luther King was inspirational in both word and deed. We can only wish he had had more years to share his guidance with us. In his memory, I share some of my favorite quotes.

Occupy the Dream: The Mathematics of Racism

Russell Simmons | Posted 03.16.2012 | Politics
Russell Simmons

Today, the march for civil rights isn't about convincing Americans that racism is wrong. It is about getting money out of politics, so that the profit from institutional racism is eliminated.

Why We Cannot Wait: NBJC Celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Sharon J. Lettman-Hicks | Posted 03.16.2012 | Gay Voices
Sharon J. Lettman-Hicks

If King were alive today, he would question whether HBCUs are equipped to serve LGBT students who are victims of anti-gay harassment or domestic violence. He would rally young people and administrators to take action before we lose another black life.

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.

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 ...

How We Should Celebrate Dr. King in 2012

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 03.16.2012 | Black Voices
Rev. Al Sharpton

How many of us take the time to emulate Dr. King's teachings? How many of us actually understand the fight he waged on our behalf? How many of us emulate his nonviolent dedication to defending the poor and seeking economic justice in society?

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.

Loving The Occupiers And The Bankers In Our Midst

Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater | Posted 03.14.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater

Let us be ready to accept the great mitzvah of loving one another. The light of God demands nothing less of us.

'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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Makar Sankranti: An Opportunity To Serve Mother Earth

Anju Bhargava | Posted 03.15.2012 | Religion
Anju Bhargava

Today, more than ever, we need to come together to understand the interconnectedness of people, faith and nature in our lives. It is only by recognizing the sacredness of all creation that we can honor and protect it.

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 Would Martin Say Now?

Omid Safi | Posted 03.15.2012 | Religion
Omid Safi

Martin had said that a nation that spends more on the military than on programs of social uplift is already approaching "spiritual death." By that reckoning, how is the soul of America doing today?

Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes: Famous Quotations From MLK's Speeches, Letters And Sermons (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Jahnabi Barooah | Posted 01.15.2012 | Religion

Martin Luther King Jr., Baptist minister and civil rights activist, is a celebrated figure in American history. A master of oratory, King delivered ma...

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.