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Celeb endorsement of the week: Harry Belafonte for Bernie Sanders

Celeb: Harry Belefonte, one of the OGs of politically active celebrities. The singer marched with Martin Luther King, Jr., in the civil rights era, and has since taken on social and political causes from anti-war activism, aid to Africa, and the recent push to diversify the Academy Awards. Candidate: Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) Money line: “I […]

No, There Was No Debate About Removing An MLK Quote At The University Of Oregon

Multiple news outlets reported in the past two weeks that students at the University of Oregon nearly removed a Martin Luther King Jr. quote from a campus building because it was not inclusive enough. That's entirely false.  The whole thing started with a story in the campus newspaper, the Daily Emerald, under the headline "Martin Luther King Jr. Show More Summary

Street Scene: Seattle's Princess Angeline

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

As seen earlier this week, near Westlake Avenue and John Street… "So dawn goes down today, nothing gold can stay." Photo Kelly O Princess Angeline and a tiny heart, filled with Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X.

How Ava DuVernay Is Redefining Film And Changing TV

last weekFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

With her third feature Selma, director Ava DuVernay was launched firmly into the public consciousness, not only for the film's compelling and acclaimed portrayal of Martin Luther King Jr.'s titular march for Civil Rights, but also because the director didn't...

Martin Luther King Jr. ‘I Have A Dream’ Quote Not Diverse Enough For University of Oregon?

Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous words from his “I Have a Dream” speech nearly fell victim to the PC police at the University of Oregon. Students reportedly considered permanently removing the inspirational quote from a temporarily shelved...Show More Summary

New Legacy Library Project: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

In honor of Black History Month, LibraryThing members are starting a new Legacy Library project, to catalog the personal library of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We’re welcoming everyone to join the fun in cataloging Dr. King’s books!Show More Summary

The State of our Union: Have We Achieved Dr. King's Dream?

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. envisioned for this nation a future of vast potential; a future where every man and woman and child would have an opportunity to get ahead, free from the constraints of injustice and intolerance. What we see happening across our country shows how far we still have to go to achieve Dr. Show More Summary

The Best Gifts to Give This Black History Month!

last weekHumor : Funny or Die

The Best Gifts to Give This Black His... How can you really show your appreciation for the black people in your life? Submitted by: Jasmine Pierce Regular Keywords: Black History Black History Month Martin Luther King Jr Rosa Parks Obama African Americans February Oscars Idris Elba Beyonce Gifts Views: 3

Dencia -- Disses LisaRaye & Martin Luther King in Skin Whitening War (VIDEO)

LisaRaye McCoy and singer Dencia's feud over a skin whitening cream is getting so heated... even Martin Luther King Jr.'s becoming collateral damage. We got Dencia outside Mr Chow, where she told us her lawyer's drafting a lawsuit against…

We Have Come Far but We Have Not Overcome: So What Will You Do Tomorrow to Uphold the Legacy of Dr. King?

It's become an all too familiar pattern. Year in and year out, in observance of the federal holiday that marks the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., we celebrate the occasion with a "day of service" or a "series of weekend events" aimed at uplifting and celebrating the tremendous life and legacy of the greatest moral leader of our time. Show More Summary

Today’s Causes Veer Toward Powerful Tweets, Away From Powerful Leaders

last weekNews : Truthdig

The protests of older generations—the 1960s civil rights movement, for example—were led by movement icons such as Martin Luther King Jr., but now the reach and power of social media give virtually everyone the chance to become a movement leader or influencer.

10 Things You May Not Have Known About Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass is one of the most important figures in American history, but many know little about the legendary abolitionist. Long before the Civil Rights movement led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Douglass stood firmly in opposition to slavery and women's suffrage of the Civil War era. Show More Summary

Nurse Anesthetist Recalls Operation to Save Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., After Near-Fatal Stabbing in 1958

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist Goldie Brangman recalls the operation that saved Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s life after a mentally unstable woman stabbed him with a letter opener as he autographed copies of his first book in September 1958.

Tuesday is Groundhog Day, so you already know what House Republicans are going to do

House Republicans were supposed to have voted last week to fail to override President Obama's veto of their Obamacare repeal. But it snowed, so they decided to turn the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday into the Martin Luther King, Jr. Show More Summary

Celebrate Black History Month With Rare Photos of Lena Horne and Martin Luther King Jr.

February 1 marks the first day of Black History Month, when black culture gets a celebratory spotlight for 28 days... unless you’re like me and celebrate black brilliance every day. At the New York Times, a collection of previously unpublished shots of black stars, and their stories, are up for viewing. Read more...

How the ancient Greeks contributed to Martin Luther King Jr.’s fight against racism

last weekNews : The Raw Story

In “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop,” the soaring and chilling speech he delivered the day before his assassination, Martin Luther King Jr. ponders the thought of life in other places and times. Among other eras in history, he considers the prime of classical Athens, when he could have enjoyed the...

7 Things Coretta Scott King Should Be Remembered For

January 31 marks the 10 year anniversary of the death of Coretta Scott King, widow of the great Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. She died in 2006 at the age of 78 and was honored with a funeral attended by heads of state and civil rightsShow More Summary

Bringing a More Just World into Being: Reflections on Shutting Down the Bay Bridge

For the first fifteen minutes of my daughter's school day, I read to her in her kindergarten classroom. Since the New Year, her requests have been to read about Martin Luther King Jr., Bessie Smith, and Nelson Mandela. These are books that she can find right by the front door in her classroom. Show More Summary

Killer Mike, Tommie Smith Talk Olympics Human Rights Salute

Killer Mike is proving to be a skilled interviewer, showcasing his chops during a wide-ranging six-part interview with Bernie Sanders and in a discussion of Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy with Dr. Cornel West, Ohio State Sen. Nina Turner and Sanders. Recently, he sat down with Olympian Tommie Smith at his SWAG Shop...

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