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Are you doing your best work?

Most of us are capable of so much more. I was reminded of this earlier, when reading the following quote from Dr Martin Luther King Jr: “If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music or Shakespeare wrote poetry. Show More Summary

6 Leadership Lessons from Martin Luther King, Jr.

Yes, he had a dream, but he also knew how to form strong alliances and make strategic decisions.

Anti-Choice Activists Dishonor Black History, Co-Opting Language of #BlackLivesMatter

  (AP Photo/The Register-Guard, Chris Pietsch) Alveda King (center), niece of the late Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., joined about 75 others in an anti-abortion prayer vigil at the Planned Parenthood office in Glenwood, Oregon, Monday, February 4, 2013. Show More Summary

Zendaya accepts Giuliana Rancic's apology in dreadlocks debacle

Zendaya Coleman has accepted Giuliana Rancic's apology for remarks over the "locs" hairstyle she wore on the Oscars red carpet, invoking the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in a statement talking about "hidden prejudice" and explaining why she stood up against the "Fashion Police" barb.

MSNBC Host: I Hope Trayvon Martin 'Whooped the St Out of George Zimmerman'

MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry remembered Martin Luther King, Jr. the best way she knew how during a commemorative speech at Cornell, saying she hoped Trayvon Martin “whooped the shit out of George Zimmerman” during their 2012 encounter...Show More Summary

103-Year-Old Civil Rights Icon: 'Thank God I Learned That Color Makes No Difference'

Amelia Boynton Robinson was nearly beaten to death in 1965 during the first march in Selma, Alabama, led by Martin Luther King Jr. She was 53 years old at the time. A graphic photo of Boynton Robinson, severely beaten and collapsed,Show More Summary

A Kingdom Divided: The King Center vs. the MLK Jr. National Historic Site

One million tourists visit the King historic district every year—it’s one of Atlanta’s top draws. The busiest month is January, loaded with events celebrating the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Visitors are often baffled to find that two entities operate here.

Rapper Common Includes Sexual Orientation In Oscar Acceptance Speech on the Legacy of Selma: VIDEO

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Musician John Legend and rapper Common gave a moving award acceptance speech at the Oscars, with Common saying that the bridge Martin Luther King Jr. crossed on his march from Selma to Montgomery is no longer just a symbol for...

College President Apologizes For Black History Month Dining Menu

Fried chicken, collard greens and cornbread. What, no watermelon? After a menu featuring fried chicken and collard greens under a photo of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and other African American leaders for Black History Month, the president of Wright State University in Ohio and its dining services vendor have apologized. President David Hopkins [...]

Watch Selma's David Oyelowo Cry On His Last Day Of Shooting

Selma is a powerful film that details the story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his protests that were instrumental to the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. It is told with intensity, emotion, and sincerity â?? and all three of those elements are deeply present in the performance by David Oyelowo as the movie's subject. Show More Summary

Here Is the Face of Civil Rights

Many viewers were moved to tears while watching John Legend and Common's show-stopping performance of ''Glory'' at the Academy Awards, including David Oyelowo— who portrayed Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in the film Selma—and also The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement star Chris Pine. Read more...

Black Influence on Political Power Starts With Fair Voting Rights

Almost 52 years ago, August 28, 1963,Martin Luther King, Jr., the 20th Century's pre-eminent Apostle of non-violence, social justice, and commitment to the pursuit of excellence, inspirationally described the road African-Americans had travelled from slavery and his "dream" to enable them to access future opportunities. He was 34 years old, I was 32. Show More Summary

How Mindfulness Can Transform Movements for Racial Justice and Equality

  (AP Photo/Edward Kitch) The kind of mindfulness exemplified by Vietnamese Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh, shown here at a 1966 news conference with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., could transform movements for racial and social justice. The American civil rights leader and the Buddhist master came together to call for a halt to the U.S. Show More Summary

MLK's march-planning home from 'Selma' hits the market

The home where Martin Luther King Jr. planned his historic Selma-to-Montgomery march is for sale — or at least, the movie version is.For $499,000, you can buy the bungalow in Atlanta that portrayed the “Jackson house” in the Oscar-nominated film “Selma.” It has five bedrooms and three baths, plus an office with its own private entrance.

Protests Over Lack of Diversity in Oscars Expected Ahead of Award Show

After director Ava DuVernay and actor David Oyelowo of the critically acclaimed Martin Luther King Jr. biopic Selma were snubbed, civil rights groups have called for a boycott of the Oscars as well protests ahead of the award show. Read more...

Oscars: 'Selma' Tops Social Media Best Picture Ranking

A digital marketing firm studied 600,000 websites in addition to countless tweets and Facebook postings, finding that the Martin Luther King Jr. drama would be the public's choice for the top honor. read more

Black Christians Love Israel

In April 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr. landed in jail in Birmingham, Alabama for violating a local injunction against demonstrations. Sitting in jail, he learned that local white clergy advised against "outsiders coming in," calling King's activities "unwise and untimely."

American Workers Need Stable Housing Free from Discrimination

We recently celebrated the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a tireless champion of the fundamental human dignity of every man, woman and child, and a dear friend of the labor movement. It is in his memory and out of respect for the solidarity between Dr. Show More Summary

LBJ’s Condolence Letter to Coretta Scott King to Be Auctioned

President Lyndon B. Johnson’s April 5, 1968 letter of condolence to the widow of Martin Luther King Jr., who was assassinated the day before has been a highly controversial piece that has been the center of a legal battle, and now it is up for auction, the Washington Post reports.

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