Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King

DETROIT (AP) — To commemorate the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., Nicholas Thomas and more than 100 other volunteers will board up vacant houses, install school safety signs and make other improvements to a Detroit neighborhood. Their mission is to celebrate King’s legacy by being good neighbors and helping lift up a primarily black school […]

ATLANTA (AP) — A commemorative service for Martin Luther King Jr. that was nearly imperiled by the federal government shutdown was held Monday morning in Atlanta at a church called King’s “spiritual home.” King’s daughter, the Rev. Bernice King, said in her remarks that the annual service at Ebenezer Baptist Church came during a moment […]

While the late Coretta Scott King will forever be undoubtedly tethered to her famous husband, the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., she became just as vital to the ascension of civil rights. The activist and author’s birthday is today. Coretta Scott was born on this day in 1927, growing up in Marion, Alabama. […]

As the country marks the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s assassination, Samuel L. Jackson has revealed that he served as an usher at the funeral for the civil rights leader in Atlanta. Jackson, 69, was a sophomore at Morehouse College in Atlanta when Dr. King was assassinated April 4, 1968, in Memphis, Tennessee. Four days later, he […]

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is a common racial statistic: He was an unarmed Black man who was shot to death. Fifty years after King’s assassination in Memphis, Tennessee, Black Americans are still grappling with gun violence and a troubling pattern of white police officers gunning down unarmed Black men on the streets of America. […]

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Despite advances the country has made since the Rev. Martin Luther King. Jr. was slain while fighting poverty and racism, “the age of bullies and bigots is not fully behind us,” former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said Monday. The remark was one of two thinly veiled references to President Donald […]

ATLANTA (AP) — Martin Luther King Jr.’s children and the pastor of an Atlanta church where he preached decried disparaging remarks President Donald Trump is said to have made about African countries, while protests between Haitian immigrants and Trump supporters broke out near the president’s Florida resort Monday, the official federal holiday honoring King. At […]

Donald Trump, just days away from taking the oath to be the 45th president of the United States, met today (01-16-17) at Trump Tower with Martin Luther King III to discuss his father, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.‘s legacy. “A very constructive meeting,” is how King III framed his meeting with the president-elect. He […]

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is considered a civil rights icon now. He has a monument in Washington, D.C., a federal holiday that we celebrate this week and is revered as a man who sought to bring a divided nation together. He is oft-quoted as the antithesis of the Black Lives Matter movement which […]

The Birmingham Bus Boycotts in Alabama took place on this day in 1956, led by the efforts of late minister and civil rights figure Dr. Fred Shuttlesworth. The boycott lasted until 1958 and while it wasn’t as effective as other such protests across the Deep South, the movement laid plenty of necessary groundwork and bolstered the […]

Show us the money. That could easily become the family mantra for the surviving lawsuit-crazed children of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. While the King siblings  — Bernice King, Dexter Scott King and Martin Luther King Jr. III — have reportedly spent millions of dollars suing each other over the years, we now learn that none of […]

The legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. remains strong as ever, but rumors about his private indiscretions once threatened to dismantle it.  In 1964, a secret letter, eventually traced back to the FBI, was sent to King’s residence threatening to expose his infidelity if he didn’t leave the civil rights movement. As King was […]