Julia Roberts revealed in a new interview with Gayle King that her birth was paid for by civil rights icons Martin Luther King, Jr. and his wife Coretta Scott King.

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 […]

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential contenders celebrated Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy at a Baptist church Monday and linked arms with each other and civil rights leaders in a march of tens of thousands to the Statehouse. At Zion Baptist Church before the march, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren engaged in the handshake that […]

For over five decades, the Rev. Jesse Jackson remains on of the civil rights movement’s most notable figures. Today is the activist and organizer’s birthday.   Born Jesse Louis Burns to his teen mother, Helen Burns, and father Noah Robinson who was married to another woman, he was later adopted by his mother’s husband, Charles […]

There are over 140 million people in the United States who are classified as poor or living below the poverty line. Rev. William Barber with the Poor People’s Campaign is set on changing that figure by continuing where Martin Luther King left off in 1968. Roland Martin talks with Rev. Barber about the re-launch of this campaign and what it […]

Black folks can find the humor in any given situation. As we celebrate traditional figures like Martin Luther King, Harriet Tubman and Malcolm X — let’s not forget the lesser known people who’ve also had an impact on African American culture today. https://twitter.com/MrFatmanSwag/status/961614190900400128 https://www.instagram.com/p/BeyCn6SFAzJ/?tagged=funnyblackhistory   Hit the flip for more hilarious little known Black History […]

(THE CONVERSATION) On Apr. 4, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee, while assisting striking sanitation workers. That was almost 50 years ago. Back then, the wholesale racial integration required by the 1964 Civil Rights Act was just beginning to chip away at discrimination in education, jobs and public facilities. Black […]

It’s time to play Two Truths And A Lie and we’ve got comedian Bruce Bruce in the hot seat. Can you tell which ones the truth and which ones the lie? At 2-years-old, the house he lived in was bought by Martin Luther King. He cooked for 20 years after his uncle a baker taught him how […]

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.‘s sister-in-law was punched in the face outside of her Atlanta, Georgia retirement home during an alleged carjacking. 83-year-old Naomi King was confronted by a thief outside on Friday; he demanded she give up her car, but she refused. A friend of Naomi told WSBTV: “He demanded her car and told her he […]