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
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 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
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
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 […]
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...
When the Nobel Peace Prize Committee awarded President Obama the prestigious honor shared by the likes of Mother Theresa and Martin Luther King...
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
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.
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...
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...
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
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.
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
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
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
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
We all may have come on different ships, but we're in the same boat now. - Martin Luther King Jr.
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