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Mlk Day 2013

MLK, the Inauguration and What We Need Now: A Tale of Three Paradigms

Michael Goldstein | Posted 03.24.2013 | Politics
Michael Goldstein

We should use Dr. King's tools: continual raising of public awareness, civil disobedience, a commitment to nonviolence, speaking the truth relentlessly, and continually grounding ourselves in the deepest spiritual places we can reach.

King Is a Big Reason for President Obama

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 03.23.2013 | Black Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

An accurate, but often overlooked read of King's legacy was not just his monumental fight against racial segregation. King was also a masterful political analyst and strategist.

MLK Injustice Index 2013

Bill Quigley | Posted 03.23.2013 | Politics
Bill Quigley

While remembering how far this nation has come since Dr. King was alive, we cannot forget how far we have still to go to combat the oppressions of racism, materialism and militarism.

PHOTOS: Freedom Fighter Fashion

Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 03.23.2013 | Black Voices

While we're glued to the Inauguration Day coverage we also want to make sure to honor and celebrate MLK Day 2013. Not only do we remember the deter...

Acting in Love to Support All Love

Christine Organ | Posted 01.21.2013 | Gay Voices
Christine Organ

Today we celebrate a man. A humble man, but an inspired man. A beaten man, but a brave man. A pragmatic man, but hopeful man. As we celebrate, however, I worry that, were he still alive today, he would be saddened by our nation's tolerance of exclusion and injustice.

10 Things You Didn't Know About Dr. King

Posted 01.21.2013 | Arts

Today we honor the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., the iconic civil rights leader known for his non-violent stance. As we simultaneously ce...

Nation To Honor MLK Jr. As Obama Is Inaugurated

AP | KATE BRUMBACK | Posted 03.23.2013 | Politics

ATLANTA — Commemorative events for the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. slid seamlessly into celebrations of the swearing-in Monday of the nation's f...

More Than a Sound Bite

Lee Pelton | Posted 03.22.2013 | College
Lee Pelton

Who in America has not heard, read, or even memorized parts of the famous King speeches? These are powerful words. It is important, however, that we not be lulled by their familiarity into reducing King's life to bite-sized aphorisms. His legacy deserves more from us as thinking human beings.

Mass Nonviolent Action Still Key to Fulfilling MLK's Dream

Devon Whitham | Posted 03.21.2013 | Politics
Devon Whitham

This confluence of historic events provides an important opportunity for Americans to reflect on the relationship between King's legacy, the outrage of Citizens United and the broader corruption crisis it has come to represent, and the promise and peril of Obama's second term.

DC Bound: Should We Celebrate?

Linnie Frank Bailey | Posted 03.20.2013 | Los Angeles
Linnie Frank Bailey

The 2009 inauguration seemed a tribute, honoring all who came before Obama and paved his way -- especially Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The 2013 inauguration is recognition of the power of like-minded people of various races to unite.