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In a sad turn of events, civil rights activist Harry Belafonte is suing Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.‘s estate. Belafonte,  who helped financially support MLK’s…

Bernice King is celebrating the 50th anniversary of her father Martin Luther King Jr.‘s March on Washington, and she checked in on “The James Fortune…

On Monday January 21, 2013 the Praise 102.5/102.9 Family partnered with Hands on Atlanta and King Center for the 2013 Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. Along with about 3,000 other people across the city, Praise 102.5/102.9 and the Praise listeners participated in a service project on the King Holiday at Patchwork City Farms/ Southwest […]

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 […]

“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

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 […]

There’s no doubt that many headed to the Internet this past weekend were in search of some of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s writings, speeches, and organizations participating in his day of service. And why wouldn’t one presume martinlutherkingjr.org to be a good place to start? SEE ALSO: 20 Most-Tolerant Cities Appearing on the second […]

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. […]

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 […]

Yesterday was all about echoes. Echoes from voices past continuing into beyond. A sea of tens of thousands cheer and chanting as they looked up at video monitors showing the first family walking down a pathway of Martin Luther King’s most inspiring quotes en route to a ceremony to dedicate a memorial to honor his […]

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 […]

The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial has officially opened on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. According to the AJC, hundreds of people lined up early for a glimpse at the $120 million memorial, which features a 30-foot stone sculpture of King, arms folded, staring across the Tidal Basin to the Jefferson Memorial. The […]