Martin Luther King Jr.

Singer and music producer Pharrell Williams is challenged corporate America to “do more” by supporting entrepreneurs economic equity of color and adopting economic equity measures during the Urban League of Hampton Roads’ annual Martin Luther King Jr. awards program.

We reminisce on 15 amazing biopics that told the stories of prominent figures in Black culture, and also 5 that were practically panned just in case future directors need an example of what not to do.

As R. Kelly's second sex abuse trial comes to an end, his defense decided to go out with a bang by comparing his fight to be proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt to the fight for Constitutional rights of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

A tenured science teacher in Missouri has been fired after he allegedly referred to MLK Day as “Black Privilege Day” during his classes.

The estate of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. has reached an international agreement with HarperCollins Publishers, which released his first book more than 60 years ago, for rights to his archive.

Black America Web pays tribute to famous folk who lost their lives due to gun violence, including soul legend Marvin Gaye, would-be Harlem rap king Big L and a list of other missed legends.

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — On this day 60 years ago, a black man driving a white woman was pulled over in a traffic stop that would change the course of American history. The incident was unknown to most at the time and has been largely forgotten. The man was Martin Luther King Jr., and his […]

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CHICAGO (AP) — Imagine being so close to Martin Luther King Jr. as he gives one of the world’s most famous speeches that you notice the creases in his face and then realize the late civil rights leader is looking you square in the eye. That’s the intense personal moment organizers are striving for with […]

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ATLANTA (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris is set to speak Sunday at the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, where Martin Luther King Jr. once occupied the pulpit. Other 2020 presidential hopefuls, including fellow senators Cory Booker of New Jersey, Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, have spoken at Ebenezer […]

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According to WTVD, when Billy Byrd picked his son up from Rand Elementary School in Wake County, North Carolina, the child told his father an upsetting story about his Music Class’ substitute teacher. DeJuan Hoggard of WTVD writes: In a Facebook post, Byrd said a substitute music teacher singled out his son for wearing athletic […]

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s family home in Atlanta’s Vine City neighborhood will now become part of the city’s federal park, which includes the church where he preached and the birth home of the civil rights icon. The house will be accessible to the public as part of the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historical Park, The National […]

Fifty-one years after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., the United States remains divided by issues of race and racism, economic inequality as well as unequal access to justice. These issues are stopping the country from developing into the kind of society that Martin Luther King, Jr. fought for during his years as a civil rights activist. As […]