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Read 'Death of a King: The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Final Year' by Tavis Smiley

Democracy Now! | Posted 09.11.2014 | Black Voices

Watch Tavis Smiley on Democracy Now! Thursday, and read the introduction and first chapter of his new book, Death of a King: The Real Story of Dr. Mar...

Black and Brown America -- Here Comes the Memo

John Hope Bryant | Posted 08.03.2014 | Black Voices
John Hope Bryant

It's time for black and brown America to get their copy of what I call The Memo. It's so straight forward, you can decide to ignore this article ...

Donald Sterling: Who's Responsible?

Ginnie Love | Posted 06.27.2014 | Impact
Ginnie Love

America, while we're not defined by this man's opinion, we are defined by our reactions. If you want a better world you can't react from the same sepsis vein of ignorance to heal the whole.

Dear Cliven Bundy: There's No 'Maybe' About the Sin of Racism

Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite | Posted 06.25.2014 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite

"Maybe I sinned, and maybe I need to ask forgiveness," said Cliven Bundy, the Nevada rancher who has been lauded by conservatives for his resistance to paying fees for illegally grazing his cattle on government land since 1993, in an interview on CNN on Friday.

What Happens After Easter: Living the Life of Hope

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 06.22.2014 | Religion
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

Long after the colored eggs are eaten, and the Easter bonnets stored away, the message remains that, as followers of Jesus, we are freed to work for liberation and freedom, do justice and seek peace and wholeness in his name.

Rosa Parks: Angry, Not Tired; She'd Be 101 Today

Peter Dreier | Posted 04.06.2014 | Politics
Peter Dreier

That popular legend is misleading. Parks' defiance of Montgomery's segregation laws was not an isolated incident. It was part of a lifelong crusade to dismantle Jim Crow.

Celebrate the Dream: 5 Songs Inspired By Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Stephanie Penn | Posted 01.20.2014 | Black Voices
Stephanie Penn

To some, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was known as a pastor, humanitarian and activist but it's his role as a leader in the civil rights movement that...

Full Text Of MLK's "Mountaintop" Speech

Posted 01.25.2014 | Black Voices

Martin Luther King Day is an important opportunity to reflect on the Civil Rights icon's powerful words that ultimately helped affect change across th...

LOOK: College Photos Of Martin Luther King Jr.

Posted 01.25.2014 | Black Voices

Every year we honor Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for his selfless dedication to the fight for civil rights, remembering him as an iconic leader and...

FBI Tried To Blackmail Martin Luther King Jr. Into Suicide

The Huffington Post | Danielle Cadet | Posted 11.14.2014 | Black Voices

Every year, the memory of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. evokes a nationwide sense of self reflection. The legendary Civil Rights leader forced the c...

This Week's Must-See: A Stunning Civil Rights-Era Photo Archive

AP | JENNIFER KAY | Posted 03.21.2014 | Miami

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Flipping through a stack of color images he shot during a 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery, Ala., photographer Bob Adelm...

No Longer Just a Dream

H. Adam Ackley, Ph.D. | Posted 03.18.2014 | Gay Voices
H. Adam Ackley, Ph.D.

On the 100-year anniversary of the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, the activist Martin Luther King Jr. expressed a prophetic dream. He dreamed that his children would one day live in a world where justice would indeed be reality for all.

What If

Lisa Longo | Posted 02.07.2014 | Politics
Lisa Longo

1982, I was graduating high school. Like millions of other students all over America, I was hoping for a spot in one of our prestigious colleges for P...

Continuing the Poverty Eradication Work of Dr. Martin L. King, Jr., Introducing Project 5117

John Hope Bryant | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
John Hope Bryant

Dr. King believed, and I believe rightly so, that America could never achieve her full potential until Black America and other minority groups, as well as other low-wealth communities and left-behind populations, had an equal shot at the American dream.

Belafonte: JFK 'Knew So Little About The Black Community'

Posted 11.22.2013 | Black Voices

As the nation commemorates the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy, much has been said about the former president's relationship ...

The Boycott That Changed The South Forever

Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices

On November 13th 1957, segregation on buses in Alabama was ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court. After the arrest of Rosa Parks in Decemb...

LOOK: Now's Your Chance To Own A Piece Of MLK's Dream

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices

By Emily Le Coz RIDGELAND, Miss., Oct 8 (Reuters) - A civil rights activist who worked as Martin Luther King Jr.'s personal secretary ...

The 50th Anniversary of 'I Have A Dream' Is Not All Celebration

John Hope Bryant | Posted 11.08.2013 | Black Voices
John Hope Bryant

It was not a prosperity agenda, it was an anti-oppression agenda.

How to Lead Like Martin Luther King

Matt Tenney | Posted 11.05.2013 | Business
Matt Tenney

It's pretty easy to do the right thing when the conditions are right. It's not so easy when conditions are very challenging and doing the right thing could result in serious, negative consequences in the short term for us or for our organization.

King's Children In New Court Battle Over Legacy

AP | KATE BRUMBACK | Posted 11.04.2013 | Black Voices

ATLANTA — As the nation and world celebrated the memory of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech, his two sons and daughter ...

Why Climate Change Is a Civil Rights Issue

Rev. Dr. Gerald Durley | Posted 10.30.2013 | Black Voices
Rev. Dr. Gerald Durley

Dr. King's dream is sometimes misunderstood. It is not just about the right to vote or an end to legal discrimination. It is about fulfilling the promise of a land of opportunity and leaving a proud legacy for our children.

Not Only the Absence of Oppression, But the Presence of Opportunity

Miles Rapoport | Posted 10.28.2013 | Politics
Miles Rapoport

In his speech at the Lincoln Memorial, the president movingly honored the sacrifice and commitment of the people who marched on Washington 50 years ago today. Then the president moved on and focused on what he called our "great unfinished business."

Will Obama's Speech Be As Powerful As MLK's?

Posted 08.28.2013 | Black Voices

As we commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, we also acknowledge the significance of the "I Have A Dream" speech by Dr. Martin L...

The Connection Between The Civil Rights Movement And Immigration

AP | DEEPTI HAJELA | Posted 10.26.2013 | Black Voices

NEW YORK — When 250,000 marchers converged on Washington in August 1963, the issues were jobs and freedom. Now, as the crowds come together to ...

Did You Know These March On Washington Facts?

Posted 08.24.2013 | Black Voices

August 28, 1963 marked a pivotal moment in our nation’s history as the March on Washington took place in Washington D.C. Dubbed the “the greatest ...