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The Fierce Urgency of Now. Education Cannot Wait.

Photo: A World at School Martin Luther King was not a man who tolerated silence on important issues. A year before his death, he called for a breaking of the silence on the Vietnam War and a recognition of 'the fierce urgency of now.' His speech was biblical and revolutionary. Show More Summary

‘All The Way’ Review: Bryan Cranston & Anthony Mackie Superb In LBJ/MLK Pic

Debuting on HBO on May 21, the Jay Roach-directed All The Way is eminently timely television and intentionally so, as President Lyndon Baines Johnson and the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. form an unlikely partnership and weave a masterful...Show More Summary

Anthony Mackie Discusses Being Truthful To MLK's Legacy For 'All The Way' Role

3 days agoNews : Huffington Post

Anthony Mackie decided to take a different route for his role as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in “All The Way.” Starring Mackie, Bryan Cranston (as President Lyndon B. Johnson), Bradley Whitford (as Vice President Hubert Humphrey), and Stephen Root (as J. Show More Summary

Malcolm X Day: Where And Why Is It Celebrated?

May 19 is Malcolm X Day. Not everyone knows about this holiday, nor do they understand where and why it is celebrated. While not a federal holiday like Martin Luther King Jr. Day, many people take May 19, to recognize, honor and remember the works of civil rights leader and activist Malcolm X. Show More Summary

Who Are the World’s Most Famous People?

last weekArts : Straight Up

You’d be surprised. Martin Luther King, Jr. is the world’s best-known American, followed by — are you ready? — Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe, Walt Disney, and Ben Franklin. Those are the top five. How do I know this? And on what basis? I checked Pantheon 1.0 at the MIT Media Lab, which did the elaborate […]

Prepare To Swoon Over Cowboy Idris Elba In 'Dark Tower' First Look

last weekFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

We rejoiced when Idris Elba was cast to lead the film adaptation of Stephen King's Dark Tower. Now we swoon as first looks of the Luther star in full Gunslinger regalia hit the web. YES pic.twitter.com/wuFx39Csqn— Scott Wampler (@LimitedPaper) May...

Nobel Peace Prize Winning Obama Has Been At War Longer Than Any Other American President

When the Nobel Peace Prize Committee awarded President Obama the prestigious honor shared by the likes of Mother Theresa and Martin Luther King...

It Takes More Than Rhyme To Make Poetry

There are some ghostly similarities, Michael Winship writes, between the American election of 1968 and this year’s election. 1968 was the year that Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy were assassinated. It was the year there were riots in the streets of Chicago during the Democratic convention. And it marked the ascension of Richard Nixon [...]Show More Summary

Documenting Drives

Susan Berger traveled across the country, documenting streets named after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Check out an interview with the photographer and the fruits of her labors at The Morning News. The post Documenting Drives appeared first on The Millions.

Preview: ASO operatic bass Morris Robinson sings to honor Martin Luther King Jr.

Operatic bass Morris Robinson, the 2015-16 artist-in-residence with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, will perform a community outreach recital Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Center for Civil and Human Rights in downtown Atlanta. The program will honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., with musical selections that reflect broadly upon themes of human...

Comedian Solomon Georgio Is Gay, Black and a Transplant Three Times Over (VIDEO)

During his tight five on Conan last year, Solomon Georgio joked, “Just to let you know, I am openly gay — most of the time. I took a break for Martin Luther King Day. Sometimes you just want to be black and nothing else.” Sure, black and gay are two...

Asthma Rates Among Blacks Will Take Your Breath Away

In a speech to the Second National Convention of the Medical Committee for Human Rights in 1966, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. said, “Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane.” Fast-forward 50 years, and unfortunately, not much has changed. Show More Summary

Is Universal Basic Income Now Essential?

The idea of a basic income for everybody, has been around for a long time. The 18th-century radical Thomas Paine, more recently, Martin Luther King, even the free-market guru Milton Friedman have all advocated systems which have a lot in common with Universal Basic Income (UBI), but for some reason, this idea was forgotten about.

It's Complicated: On Tubman, Race, and Progress in America

After many years of struggle to achieve equal opportunity and accommodations for African Americans in this nation, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is famously quoted as saying, "What good is having the right to sit at a lunch counter if you can't afford to buy a hamburger?" Dr. Show More Summary

Protest North Carolina’s 'Bathroom Bill' With Bathroom Graffiti

It was Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. who said, "One has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws." And now it is I, who say unto you, "Let's write stuff on the wall while we poop in North Carolina." It's been about a month since North...Show More Summary

Celebrate 100 years of adventure with the National Park Service

What's so vast and encompassing that it includes historic icons like the Statue of Liberty, cultural treasures like the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, and awe-inspiring natural wonders like the Grand Canyon? The National Park Service! With...Show More Summary

NCAA's Satellite Camp Ban Could Cost Kids Like This One a Chance at College

Jaeveyon Morton isn't a piece of someone's turf. He isn't a piece of meat. He's not a commodity or a statistic. No, he is a 16-year-old sophomore at Martin Luther King High School in Detroit. He has dreams. Football talent, smarts, athleticism,...Show More Summary

Quote of the Day

We all may have come on different ships, but we're in the same boat now. - Martin Luther King Jr.

She Won't Play The Harp While Inner Cities Burn

Angelica Hairston is not content to play the harp while the inner cities burn. The 23-year-old classically trained musician, currently a Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholar at the John D. O'Brian African-American Institute Boston's Northeastern...Show More Summary

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