Monday, July 22, 2019

Tag: Martin Luther King Jr.

10 Reasons Montgomery Bus Boycott Is One...

The arrest of Rosa Parks on Dec. 1, 1955, was the spark that launched the Montgomery Bus Boycott, a 13-month-long mass protest that saw...

10 Black Philosophers Who Helped Spark Black...

  Marcus Garvey   Marcus Garvey was a Jamaican political leader, publisher, journalist and entrepreneur who was a strong proponent of the Black nationalism movement and the...

7 Things Martin Luther King Jr. and...

History indicates that Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X were prolific civil rights figures who had contrasting views on Black life. History would...

22 Celebrities You May Not Have Known...

Toni Morrison The Nobel Prize winner attended Howard University, one of the historically black colleges and universities in the United States. She majored in English...

15 Unexpected Quotes from Dr. Martin Luther...

“I knew that I could never again raise my voice against the violence of the oppressed in the ghettos without having first spoken clearly...

Bernice King Agrees to Hand Over MLK’s...

The embarrassing fight between Martin Luther King's children over their father's Nobel Peace Prize and his personal Bible, which was used to swear in...

Martin Luther King Jr.’s Children in Legal...

The possible sale of Martin Luther King Jr.’s Nobel Peace Prize and his personal Bible has pitted the King children against each other in...

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Sparks Celebrations...

“Remember! Celebrate! Act!” Those are the words that Martin Luther King Jr.’s youngest child, Bernice King, hoped would inspire the nation as people celebrated Martin...

11 Interesting And Little-Known Facts About Martin...

  Although Martin Luther King Jr. was only 39 at the time of his death, autopsy results revealed that he had the heart of a 60-year-old....

Oliver Stone Quits MLK Biopic After Conflict...

Oliver Stone has quit his role as a screenwriter and director for a new Martin Luther King Jr. biopic after King’s estate refused to...

Bahamas Prime Minister Perry Christie to be...

Bahamas Prime Minister Perry Gladstone Christie will be the fourth person from the Commonwealth of The Bahamas to be inducted to the International Civil...

Tavis Smiley: Obama ‘Dishonoring’ King Legacy With...

"On This Week With George Stephanopoulos,"  Tavis Smiley said  Sunday that President Barack Obama and the American government were “dishonoring” Martin Luther King Jr.’s...

Cornel West: Obama’s King Anniversary Speech ‘Pretty...

Reflecting on addresses at the 50th Anniversary Commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech, Professor Cornel West lamented how the...

As Obama Marks 50th Anniversary March, He...

When President Obama steps to the podium today to deliver a speech marking the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and Martin Luther...

After 50 Years, ‘Letter From Birmingham Jail’...

Fifty years ago this month, Martin Luther King Jr. drafted a letter from a cramped cell in Birmingham, Alabama. King’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail,”...

Martin Luther King Jr. Celebrated on the...

Some of the sanitation workers who went on strike in Memphis in 1968 - the labor action that drew Martin Luther King Jr. to...

Obama Inauguration: Smaller Crowd, Two Bibles, Watchful...

When President Obama takes the oath of office today, it will be the fourth time he will have pledged to protect the Constitution —...

Among Blacks, Pride Is Mixed With Expectations...

Entering his second term during the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, President Obama is viewed by many as symbol of the equality that King...

Civil Rights Icon Says Childhood Lessons Guided...

When civil rights icon Terrence J. Roberts was a first grader at an all-black school in Little Rock, Ark., his teacher instilled in him...

Dr. King and The Freedom Budget: A...

One of the most powerful aspects of Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy is his work in economic justice and poverty. Though the landmark rally in...