Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Tag: Martin Luther King Jr.

64 Years Ago, Rosa Parks Refused to...

Hundreds gathered in the Alabama capital of Montgomery's downtown this past weekend for the unveiling of a new statue honoring civil rights icon Rosa...

Kansas City Votes to Scrub MLK Jr.’s...

In a stunning reversal, voters in Kansas City, Missouri, on Tuesday approved scrubbing Martin Luther King Jr.'s name from one of the city's most...

John Conyers, Longest-Serving Black Rep. and Congressional...

John Conyers, the longest-serving African-American member of Congress in U.S history, has died. He was 90 years old. The Michigan native passed away at his...

Keep My Man’s Name Out Ya Mouth:...

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) drew the ire of his critics this week when he attempted to capitalize on the anniversary of Martin Luther King...

Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis Get Harlem...

The late actors and activists Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis had a street in Harlem, N.Y, named after them on Saturday.

White Power Symbol Found After Fire Rips...

Authorities are still investigating the cause of a fire that destroyed decades of archives at a Tennessee social justice center that trained Martin Luther...

N.J. School Apologizes After Guest Speaker Tells...

One of the most prominent athletic officials in New Jersey has apologized after admittedly describing Adolf Hitler as a "good leader" during a presentation...

Protesters Make Statement Outside Dealership of Father...

A provocative protest was held to go against the racist video circulating from Alabama high school students in the past week. Protesters with the Birmingham...

After GOP Blocks Resolution to Recognize Kaepernick’s...

A resolution to celebrate Black History Month in Wisconsin hit a snag before passing Tuesday when Republican lawmakers commanded the name of activist and free-agent...

Pastor of Historic Atlanta Church Not Concerned...

A historic church was discovered vandalized Monday, and the pastor says the place of worship's doors are open to the people responsible as police...

Black Colorado State House Member Responds to...

When Colorado State Rep. Lori Saine made a speech honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the House floor Friday, she raised eyebrows when she...

Historian Slams Mike Pence for Having the...

Princeton historian Julian Zelizer ripped into Vice President Mike Pence on Monday for favorably comparing Donald Trump to the late civil rights icon Martin...

Democrats Use MLK Holiday to Tout Political...

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — As Americans commemorate Martin Luther King Jr., Democratic presidential hopefuls are fanning out across the country to honor the civil...

Here We Go Again: St. Louis Newscaster...

For the second time in just two weeks, a local TV reporter is apologizing after using a racial slur while speaking about the late...

Kamala Harris Officially Jumps Into Presidential Race,...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kamala Harris, a first-term senator and former California attorney general known for her rigorous questioning of President Donald Trump's nominees, entered...

Mississippi Government Says It’ll Be Closed on...

The Mississippi government is getting backlash for a now-deleted tweet concerning the upcoming Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. On Thursday, the Mississippi Department of Revenue...

MLK Holiday Represents Big Moment for 2020...

Monday's observance of what would have been Martin Luther King Jr.'s 90th birthday is emerging as an important moment for Democrats eyeing the White...

Meghan McCain Quickly Reminded of Her Father’s...

Meghan McCain's blistering rebuke of Iowa Rep. Steve King following his controversial remarks on white supremacy was met with raucous applause from "The View" audience...

University of Ghana Removes ‘Racist’ Gandhi Statue...

A statue honoring famed Indian independence leader Mahatma Gandhi was removed from the University of Ghana's campus in the middle of the night Tuesday,...

Martin Luther King Jr.’s Childhood Atlanta Home...

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s childhood home is no longer in the hands of the King family. This week it was announced that the historic...

Cardi B Slammed By Bernice King, MLK...

Cardi B has issued an apology after a "Real Housewives" parody of her portraying the late icon Coretta Scott King drew criticism from the leader's...