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 […]


ATLANTA (AP) — Though his voice was silenced nearly 50 years ago, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s message of nonviolence still resonates and inspires. Decades ago, the famed civil rights leader – also regarded as one of America’s greatest orators – recalled driving one night from Atlanta to Chattanooga, Tennessee, with his brother A.D. […]

You would think you were listening to a recording of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. speaking. Some even say Rev. Stephon Ferguson channels the spirit of Dr. King. Among them are members of King’s family who say Ferguson sounds closer to MLK than anyone they’ve ever heard recite his words.         […]

It seems some folks need a history lesson. Or maybe a simple lesson on cultural dignity will do. Images of fliers for events that are supposed to be honoring Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, which falls on Jan. 15., and is celebrated on Monday, Jan. 20., are being circulated on social media. That wouldn’t be […]