MLK Day 2018

The Radical King, Audible

Wanda Sykes, LeVar Burton and Other Stars Perform MLK’s Essays for Audible

by Teddy Grant   Apr 04, 2018

Wanda Sykes, Gabourey Sidibe, LeVar Burton and other stars have lent their voice to Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.s work, Audible announced on Tuesday. The... Read More

Fifty Years After Fair Housing Act, People of Color Continue to Face Challenges

Fifty Years After Fair Housing Act, People of Color Continue to Face Challenges

by Teddy Grant   Apr 04, 2018

The Fair Housing Rights Act of 1968 was passed during a tumultuous time in the nation’s history. The country was reeling from the assassination... Read More

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

#MLK50: How Martin Luther King Jr. Reached the Mountaintop and Inspired Millions

by Teddy Grant   Apr 04, 2018

On April 3, 1968, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke passionately to striking sanitation workers at Mason Temple church in Memphis, Tennessee. His... Read More

Barack Obama, Al Sharpton & More Recognize 50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Death

Barack Obama, Al Sharpton & More Recognize 50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Death

by Jessica Bennett   Apr 04, 2018

Today, April 4th, marks the 50th anniversary of the 1968 assassination of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. The political activist was shot... Read More

MLK’s Legacy Is Being Manifested in This Woke, No-Nonsense Baltimore Teacher

MLK’s Legacy Is Being Manifested in This Woke, No-Nonsense Baltimore Teacher

by Zahara Hill   Jan 15, 2018

Teachers of color can have an inexplicably powerful influence on Black and Brown students. Baltimore-based educator Valencia D. Clay is one of a number of Black... Read More

Don’t Use MLK Day to Protest Trump. He’ll Still Be a Ragamuffin Tomorrow.

Don’t Use MLK Day to Protest Trump. He’ll Still Be a Ragamuffin Tomorrow.

by Zahara Hill   Jan 15, 2018

Donald Trump is unarguably the antithesis of anyone with one or more respectable qualities, particularly the luminous Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Some have used the disparities... Read More

How EBONY Chronicled the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

How EBONY Chronicled the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

by Jessica Bennett   Jan 14, 2018

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. would have turned 89 on Jan. 15. But today we celebrate his life and legacy with cover images made... Read More

The Best Film & Stage Portrayals of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr – RANKED

The Best Film & Stage Portrayals of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr – RANKED

by Jessica Bennett   Jan 13, 2018

Depicting historical icons comes with huge responsibility, and few measure up to the skill required to take on the role of Dr. Martin Luther... Read More

From James Brown to Beyonce: Protest Music Inspired by Dr. King

From James Brown to Beyonce: Protest Music Inspired by Dr. King

by Jessica Bennett   Jan 12, 2018

Music has always been a key element to social evolution. In fact, 2009 documentary Soundtrack for a Revolution, examines the Civil Rights Movement with... Read More