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Today we celebrate with service a man whom without his historic sharing of his dream, and there are many days that we may not think so, we may not have seen the fruitions of our dreams. A man that sacrificed his family and life for the privileges that now make us King and Queens. A […]

A weatherman is seeing cloudy skies with thunderstorms after he made a slip of his icy tongue and spit out a racial slur. Chief meteorologist, Jeremy Kappell, of a NBC station in Rochester was fired on Monday for saying “Martin Luther Coon Park” during a live broadcast when referring to a park in New York […]

We need a more accurate picture of Dr. King and his message for the sake of his legacy.

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – Wednesday marks the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s historic visit to Glenville High School. He delivered a piercing speech to the students on April 26, 1967. Listen to his full speech, courtesy of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District: He started his speech by saying, “I never feel like a […]

I don’t have to tell you that Martin Luther King Jr. was many things. He was a leader, a teacher, a preacher, and an example to us all of someone who believed in justice. The legacy of King is evident in many sites of American history; his position is solidified as the great, non-violent civil […]

Harriet Tubman isn’t the only African American or woman to get historic face time on U.S. currency. In addition to Tubman landing the $20 bill, Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew also announced today that Sojourner Truth, Marian Anderson and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will be added to bills as well. The back of the […]

Monday night's event highlighted historic speeches by civil rights heroes like MLK, Malcolm X, Fred Hampton, Sojourner Truth, and Shirley Chisholm, recited by Lin Miranda-Manuel, Andre Holland, Michael B. Jordan, Octavia Spencer, and civil rights icon Harry Belafonte.

    Martin Luther King III talks to the Tom Joyner Morning Show about his father’s life, legacy and his athletic skills that could rival…

Decades after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., we still recall the fateful words of his last public speech.   Decades after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on April 4, 1968, we still recall the fateful words of his last public speech the day before. Delivered in Memphis, Tenn. in support […]

KENT– A national playwright is speaking out after a Kent State University adaptation of her production featured a white actor portraying Martin Luther King, Jr. The school’s pan-african studies department began a two-week run of “The Mountaintop,” a play written by Katori Hall imagining the fictional events that may have taken place the evening before […]

March 7 marks the 50-year anniversary of what is commonly referred to as “Bloody Sunday.” A group of peaceful, civil rights activists made the 50-mile march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama to advocate for equal voting rights. They were beaten, gassed, and some were killed in conjunction with the march that ultimately led to the […]