The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is known for his fiery speeches, including his  most famous: “I Have a Dream.” Yet one of his most powerful communications was not a speech, but a letter. On April 16, 1963, King was locked up in the Birmingham jail in Birmingham, Ala. He was there because he […]


KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved removing Dr. Martin Luther King’s name from one of the city’s most historic boulevards, less than a year after the city council decided to rename The Paseo for the civil rights icon. Unofficial results showed the proposal to remove King’s name received nearly […]


KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Leaders in Kansas City, Missouri, one of the nation’s largest cities without a public memorial to Martin Luther King Jr., settled a yearlong debate Thursday by voting to rename a 10-mile stretch of roadway after the civil rights leader. Nearly 51 years after King was assassinated, the Kansas City Council […]

The Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity was founded on December 4, 1906 at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. It’s the first Black, Inter-Collegiate Greek-Lettered fraternity.

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The famous photo of the late Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in an Alabama jail cell was made possible by his chief strategist and SCLC Executive Director, the Rev. Dr. Wyatt Tee Walker. Rev. Walker passed this Tuesday, leaving behind a long career of civil rights organizing and activism from the streets to the pulpit. […]

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The Schomburg, which houses more than 10 million objects pertaining to Black culture, announced the news on Wednesday night.

Next week we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr Day is celebrated. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day officially named Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.,  is…

  Former Atlanta mayor and activist Andrew Young had the honor of knowing both Malcolm X and Dr. Martin Luther King. But he tells us life would be a lot different if Malcolm had lived. Sign Up For Our Newsletter!   “If Malcolm had lived we would have a spokesperson that could address the problems […]

Most people would acknowledge that we are a society obsessed with consumption. There is never enough to satiate our appetites. In fact, it’s the way of…

As we anticipate the long-awaited release of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. biopic Selma, The New York Times has uncovered a letter from a FBI affiliate…

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A judge has ruled that a lawyer for the estate of Martin Luther King Jr. cannot participate in a dispute over the ownership of King’s Bible and Nobel Peace Prize, reports The AP. The slain civil rights icon’s estate, controlled by his sons, is locked in a legal dispute with his daughter, the Rev. Bernice […]

As reported earlier in the month, the estate of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. has demanded that daughter Bernice King return her father’s Nobel Peace…