Martin Luther King Jr.

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Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.- Dr Martin Luther King…

At this time of year there are many different posts about Martin Luther King Jr. Usually they rehash the same information. Here are 8 facts…

A coalition of pro-gun groups is stirring up controversy by calling for a nationwide “Gun Appreciation Day” the same week as Martin Luther King Jr. Day and President Obama’s inauguration. Gun Appreciation Day chairman Larry Ward added fuel to the fire during a recent appearance on CNN where he had the gall to say that […]

he Black Academy of Arts & Letters (TBAAL), the nation’s largest multi-discipline African-American cultural arts institution, is dusting off a classic for the digital generation.…

“Remember! Celebrate! Act! King’s Dream for our World” Be sure to participate in the  many events taking place for the 2013 King Holiday Observance!  “The Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration”  Friday, January 11, 2013 – Monday, January 21, 2013 For complete event details, please visit:  http://www.thekingcenter.org/king-holiday-observance-2013

Atlanta’s Sweet Auburn Historic District and Malcolm X’s boyhood home in Boston are among America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places, according to the annual list released by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The list, now in its 25th anniversary, spotlights locations across the country that are threatened by neglect, insufficient funding, nearby development or […]

The NAACP did a great thing this week when they joined President Obama and many other civil rights leaders by formally endorsing marriage equality. The resolution itself reads as: The NAACP Constitution affirmatively states our objective to ensure the “political, educational, social and economic equality” of all people. Therefore, the NAACP has opposed and will […]

Rev. Al Sharpton, Samuel L. Jackson, outgoing Morehouse College president Dr. Robert Michael Franklin and Sean Penn were among those recognized at this year’s Drum Major for Justice Awards in Atlanta. The ceremony, which took place on Wednesday at a downtown Atlanta hotel, pays tribute to those that have made contributions in the areas of service, […]

By The Grio From NBC Miami: When Martin Luther King Jr. said he had a dream, this likely wasn’t what he meant. A flyer promoting a Miami strip club’s “I Have a Dream Bash” featuring MLK holding wads of cash next to scantily-clad women has its creator taking plenty of flack. SEE ALSO: Juan Williams […]

Of all the emotions on earth, the one most humans seem to most freely express is anger. This is a very dangerous emotion. Mostly, because it leads to the bulk of violence around the planet. SEE ALSO: 25 People Who Paved The Way For Dr. King When I say violence I don’t mean just military […]

By Joy-Ann Reid When Florida Lieutenant Governor Jennifer Carroll gives a compliment, expect the unexpected. In this case, the black second in command of the sunshine state says Gov. Rick Scott “epitomizes Martin Luther King Jr.” … Seriously. SEE ALSO: Jon Huntsman Drops Out Of Race Will Obama Outsmart Everyone “On Monday, we’re going to […]