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Sometimes You Just Can't Win

Yesterday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions gave fulsome praise to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., for his message and life, calling on Justice Department employees to “remember, celebrate and act.” “But civil rights leaders criticized Sessions’s...Show More Summary

In Houston, Working Families Seek to Reclaim King's Dream

In Houston, Working Families Seek to Reclaim King's Dream IAM This past weekend in Houston, the AFL-CIO hosted its Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Civil and Human Rights Conference, with a theme of "Reclaiming Our Dream: Strategize, Organize,...Show More Summary

Future Senator Mitt Romney Has Some Choice Words For The Racist Prez: That’s Un-American

As America observed perhaps our most solemn federal holiday, which marks the life and achievements of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Donald Trump once again found himself on his golf course, tweeting still more racist things as he putters away another day of American governance. But one man – who once vied for the job [...]Show More Summary

Would Dr. King Take A Knee? 6 Ways His Radical Spirit Lives Today

This week, the nation celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. If he hadn’t been murdered, he would be 89 years old. How would Dr. King view today’s activists? Would he join them to walk picket lines for a higher minimum wage, or take...Show More Summary

King and Meany Brought Civil Rights and Labor Together for a Legacy That Continues Today

Beginning in 1960, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and then-President George Meany of the AFL-CIO began a relationship that would help bring the labor and civil rights movements together with a combined focus on social and economic justice. Meany was an outspoken defender of individual freedom, and in March 1960, he emphasized the crucial link between the […]

Playlist: Jazz from Gallery 41 - Tuesday 16 January 2018 / 3 - 6 PM PST

Streaming 24/7 - Live Programs Monday thru Friday Playlist: Jazz from Gallery 41 - Tuesday 16 January 2018 / 3 - 6 PM PST Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. / I Have A Dream Speech / AugustH Harley Card / The Greatest Invention / The Greatest...Show More Summary

Congressman John Lewis harassed with Trump chants on airplane

Congressman John Lewis (D-GA), the only person alive who spoke during Dr. Martin Luther King’s historic March on Washington, was verbally taunted on a D.C. to Atlanta flight over the weekend. The civil rights legend shared his story on Senator Cory Booker’s new podcast “Lift Every Voice.” Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

Father Deported To Mexico After 30 Years In US

This Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day was marked with sadness for the family of a Michigan father who was deported to Mexico after living in the United States for 30 years. An emotional scene unfolded at the Detroit Metro Airport, where Jorge cried while embracing his two children and wife, Cindy Garcia. Show More Summary

It’s Been 50 Years Since MLK Jr. Declared War on Poverty. The Economy for Black Americans Still Stinks

As Americans reflect on the first Martin Luther King Jr. Day of the Trump administration and prepare for the fiftieth anniversary of his assassination, it’s as good a time as any to measure our world against the one Dr. King dared us to imagine. In the months leading up to the April day in Memphis […]

SMH: These Perplexed Pasty Pedestrians Are Seemingly Unaware That MLK Isn’t Alive Or Feuding With Trump [Video]

Pedestrians Answer Questions About Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. VS. Donald Trump In honor of Donald Trump’s first MLK Day in office, the crew at Jimmy Kimmel Live! went out on the street and asked some clueless caucasians whose side

NBA Scores 2018: Happy MLK Day and 16 other things from Monday in the NBA

Russell Westbrook didn’t have a great Monday and more Every year on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday, the NBA puts together a showcase of matinee games and marquee matchups to bring us all together to watch this sport we know and love. Show More Summary

A Man who brought Hope and Healing to America

Today we remember a great American, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  If anyone should wonder why this day is a National Holiday, just read the words below written by his widow Coretta Scott King on behalf of the King Center: The Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday celebrates the life and legacy of a man who […]

Voices from Seattle's MLK Day March

"Dr. King stood for equality for all. Socially, we've lost some of that today." by Eli Sanders Ray Clark with his family at today's Martin Luther King, Jr. march in Seattle. ES Ray Clark, 42Seattle "born and raised" Why are you out here today? To support democracy. Show More Summary

Steve Kerr: Martin Luther King Jr “Would Be Less Than Inspired By The Leadership In Our Country” (VIDEO)

On a great day like this, where the country is celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King and everything he fought for (like racial equality, non-violent resistance and inclusion), Steve Kerr couldn’t help but notice the irony. Dr. King’s latest birthday comes during a trying time in this country, when political rifts, racial […]

Some Thoughts On Martin Luther King Day From The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Himself

There is really nothing I can say about what the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King was trying to teach us all and motivate us all to accomplish that he did not say himself. Given that reality, here he is in his own words. The Other America (1967): The Three Evils of Society (1967): Beyond Vietnam […]

Two of Martin Luther King Jr.’s Children Speak Out Against Trump

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In Atlanta and in Washington, the children of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. criticized President Trump for his language about people from some countries.

Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy of combating housing inequality

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is often celebrated for his work surrounding desegregation, but he also contributed a great deal to housing equality...

Admire King, but Not Blindly

CNN wants you to know that the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. wasn’t just about all that “I have a dream” stuff. “He’s an environmental hero,” CNN writes via Twitter. He was a socialist before it was cool.” (Oh, socialism is “cool,”...Show More Summary

A Pastor Forcefully Denounced Trump's 'Shthole' Comments with Visibly Distressed Mike Pence in Attendance

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Yesterday morning, Pastor Dr. Maurice Watson of the Metropolitan Baptist Church in Prince George County Maryland (and an Arkansas native!) delivered a forceful sermon for Martin Luther King Day in which he denounced President Trump for referring to Haiti and...

WATCH: LeBron James slams Trump’s racism and ‘stupidity’ in epic MLK Day press conference

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Cleveland Cavaliers’ basketball star LeBron James honored the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. while slamming President Donald Trump during a moving press conference on race in America. “You always hear people saying, ‘risking their life,’ he actually gave up his life, for the betterment of...

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