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After Al Roker‘s strong stand against Megyn Kelly‘s blackface foolery last year we’re surprised to learn that the Today Show weatherman has come to the defense of the meteorologist who was fired this week for using a racial slur onair. Viewers of a Rochester television station were shocked this week when a meteorologist lobbed a racial slur about Martin Luther King Jr. during a weather […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 new […]

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.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

  It’s been 51 years since the groundbreaking marches in Selma and Montgomery, Alabama took place. The people from that era who are alive and willing to speak on the civil rights movement are literally walking encyclopedias on what it’s like to fight for freedom against the circumstance of adversity. One of those pillars of knowledge […]