Martin Luther King Jr.

The MLK Day Brotherhood Awards are NewsOne’s annual celebration of five important Americans who are continuing the work of Martin Luther King, Jr. — especially in the realm of cross-racial and cross-ethnic understanding. Our honorees are the bridge builders and the nation healers. CHECK FOR MORE HONOREES AS THEY ARE REVEALED BEFORE MLK DAY HERE. —————— […]

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is arguably one of the most-studied public figures in world history. Very few facts about the former civil rights icon have gone unpublished. Still, here are some facts about Dr. King’s life you may not know. SEE ALSO: Who Will Romney Pick As VP? Why Newt Gingrich Is Staying In […]

Bernice A. King has been named CEO of The King Center. The announcement follows King’s departure last year from her role as an elder and pastor at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church. King also declined to take office as the first woman president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference due to infighting within the organization. […]

Thursday, January 12, 2012 State of Georgia Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Commission Program, 10 am at the State Capitol, North Wing, Atlanta. Free and Open to the Public. For more information contact: The Georgia Martin Luther King, Jr., King Holiday Commission at 404-463-1343   “A King Celebration” Concert with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, 8:00 […]

The Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), the civil rights group which was once headed by Martin Luther King Jr., has pledged to mentor and guide the Occupy Atlanta movement, a branch of the Occupy Wall Street movement. The decision to mentor Occupy Atlanta came after a six hour meeting led by SCLC President Isaac Newton […]

The new Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial was finally given a proper dedication on the National Mall on Sunday after its opening in August. The original dedication was canceled in August because of Hurricane Irene. Thousands of people attended the dedication, including the King family, Aretha Franklin, poet Nikki Giovanni, Cicely Tyson, Congressman John Lewis, […]

The newly-opened Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington, D.C. will finally be officially dedicated on October 16th. The original dedication was set for August 28th, the 48th anniversary of King’s “I Have a Dream” speech, but had to be postponed due to Hurricane Irene. President Barack Obama had been scheduled to speak and up […]

If you missed today’s edition of Raise The Standard with Bernice King and Rhodell Lewis, check out the conversation below. Today’s topic was “The Church In Action.” Rev. Howard Creecy Jr., Head Of SCLC, Dies Bernice King On SCLC: “There Was No Room For Dialogue” [EXCLUSIVE] EXCLUSIVE: Bernice King Speaks On SCLC Inner Turmoil, Prayer […]

Isaac Newton Farris Jr., nephew of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., has been named president of The Southern Christian Leadership Conference. King founded the civil rights organization in 1957. As we previously reported, the Rev. Howard Creecy, who had been SCLC president, died last month. Farris’ appointment comes after months of infighting amongst SCLC […]

Bernice King called into Praise 102.5 and spoke with Rhodell Lewis today on what is the 43rd death anniversary of her father, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Saying that today is a sad day for her on a lot of fronts, she talked about all of the problems in the world and wondered whether her […]

The Washington D.C. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial will be dedicated on August 28th, 2011. So far, they have raised $111Mil of the $120Mil goal! See how you can help below. As we celebrate Dr. King’s legacy and his vision of freedom and equality for all mankind, we encourage you to contribute to the […]

“I’ve decided to stick with love; hate’s too heavy a burden to bear” — Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. I was reminded of Martin Luther Kings’s spiritual influence by Ghandhi in Elev8’s recent post 4 Things You May Not Know about Martin Luther King Jr. Gandhi received the spiritual principles of non-violence from his Indian […]