A son of the South evolved.   As the nation mourned the death of “America’s pastor,” one aspect of the Rev. Billy Graham‘s life especially worth highlighting is his connection to the historic civil rights movement. The Christian evangelist evolved from a farmer’s son in the segregated South into an unlikely proponent of racial equality, intersecting with the lives of two of […]

We know so much about what he dedicated his life's work towards, but here's some things about MLK Jr. that you might not have known.

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 […]

While Donald Trump rose to the office of the U.S. Presidency from his auspicious start as a Republican presidential candidate turned nominee, political strategist Jeffrey Lord’s prominence at CNN increased as well. Hence why the former Reagan administration official has become a staple of the cable news channel‘s various programs, Real Time with Bill Maher, […]

DOWNTOWN CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – Rock and Roll Hall of Fame The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will be offering free admission along with live performances, educational programs and family activities for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, January, 16. The museum will host two screenings of the Ava DuVernay film Selma, which stars David […]


Naomi King, the sister-in-law of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was viciously attacked outside of her Atlanta retirement home on Friday,  WSB-TV Atlanta reports.…


Pope Francis tackled issues of racial and social injustice, and abolishment of the death penalty, among other things.

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., one of the country’s most lauded citizens, will be finally honored by his home state with a sculpture on its capitol grounds. Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal and Rep. Calvin Smyre (D-Columbus) announced this week that the state has selected artist Andy Davis to create the piece. The sculpture […]

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To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, as well as other notable events during the Civil Rights Movement,…