Civil Rights Activist Dorothy Cotton Dies at 88

Civil Rights Activist Dorothy Cotton Dies at 88

by Jessica Bennett   Jun 12, 2018

Civil Rights activist and educator Dorothy Cotton has passed away at 88 years old. Cotton died at her home at Kendal at Ithaca, a... Read More

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Watch: Trailer for ‘King in the Wilderness’

by Shantell E. Jamison   Mar 12, 2018

This April will mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of civil-rights icon Martin Luther King, Jr. and HBO is commemorating the milestone with... 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

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

Issac Newton Farris, Jr.

MLK’s Nephew: Trump Isn’t ‘Racist in the Traditional Sense’

by Zahara Hill   Jan 12, 2018

Just one day after referring to Haiti, El Salvador and African nations as “s**thole countries” President Donald Trump hosted an event on Friday in... Read More

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Home of MLK Burial Site Designated National Historic Park

by Shantell E. Jamison   Jan 11, 2018

One week shy of the annual observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Ebenezer Baptist Church, the civil rights leader’s burial site and his... Read More

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Here’s Why the FBI’s Tweet About MLK’s Assassination Was Problematic

by George Johnson   Apr 05, 2017

Tuesday marked the 49th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. As thousands flocked to social media to pay homage to... Read More

Martin Luther King

The Shocked Reaction to Martin Luther King’s Assassination

by #teamEBONY   Apr 04, 2017

It was a moment of dismay for the entire country. A moment people felt insurmountable loss and bewilderment, and whose shock can still be felt today.... Read More

Memphis

Clayborn Temple, a Crucial Civil Rights Site, Being Resurrected

by #TeamEBONY with AP   Apr 04, 2017

The historic Memphis church that served as a central point in the civil rights movement and in the resistance action that marked Rev. Martin... Read More