MLK

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a wise man. He is often the emblem invoked for anyone wanting civil rights of any kind. He is…

Here are a list of events happening in the Atlanta metro area celebrating the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Here are a list of events and activities happening around Atlanta in remembrance and celebration of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. MLK Day of Service: This is nationwide in honor of Dr. King’s legacy. There will be service initiatives around Atlanta and Nationwide on Jan. 15. Hands On Atlanta will mobilize more than 3,000 volunteers […]

Bernice King, the daughter of the late Coretta Scott King, wants her mother’s letters, speeches, and commentary published.

During the event, actors, activists, and musicians will pay homage to Dr. King with recitations of his most revered speeches, as well as musical performances.

What: MLK Jr. Celebration – National Day of Service Block Party and House Tour. When: Monday, January 16, 2017. Where: Atlanta’s Pittsburgh neighborhood, starting at 790 Welch Street. The Urban League of Greater Atlanta is joining with two other organizations – Community Movement Builders and the Casey Foundation – to host a community block party […]

President Barack Obama has long made it known that he is a great admirer of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. During his first term in office, he added a sculpture of King's to the Oval Office. The bust made history in 2000 when it became the first image of an African American in any public space in the White House. So it is only fitting that during his final Black History Month as President of the United States, Obama welcomed four members of King's family to view the bust in the Oval Office for the first time.

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.

Ahead of the Martin Luther King holiday, military officials this week yanked an offensive flyer that featured an image of the slain civil rights leader on an advertisement for a "fun shoot" at a Georgia Air Force base, reports the AJC.

Joy Ann Reid recently spoke with Roland Martin about her new book, "Fracture: Barack Obama, the Clintons, and the Racial Divide."

  Four Confederate flags were discovered at Ebenezer Baptist Church and the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site Visitor Center this morning. The flags were apparently placed there overnight. According to the AJC, a maintenance man saw the flags around 6 a.m. and alerted a U.S. Park Ranger, who called Atlanta police. Homeland Security […]

That “Selma” reign just won’t let up! In celebration of the DVD release of Ava DuVernay’s inspirational and Academy Award-winning epic film “Selma,” Paramount Home…