Dr. Martin L. King Jr.
It's been discovered that "I Have A Dream" debuted on November 17, 1962 in a segregated high school gym in Rocky Mount, North Carolina.
Two weeks ago when Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne announced that no charges would be brought against the Wisconsin police officer who shot and killed an unarmed Tony Robinson, he did something that many elected officials do to quell the community — invoked Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. It’s a common tactic used to remind […]
The heirs of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. dynasty, Martin Luther III, Dexter Scott (both pictured from left), and Bernice (pictured far right) are locked in a bitter court feud regarding the rights to the slain civil rights icon’s bible and Nobel Peace Prize medal, according to the Detroit Free Press. SEE ALSO: 50 Years […]
Two years ago, I had the opportunity to meet with Congressman John Lewis in his Capitol Hill office. I listened intently as he recounted an important moment in American history: crossing the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala. That Sunday became known as Bloody Sunday, a day when Black marchers in Selma who were […]
This Black History Month, NewsOne takes a look back at the top African-American moments from 2000 to 2012. Some will make you happy while others will undoubtedly make you angry and/or sad. Either way, here’s to the last 12 years of our living history. Enjoy! Moment: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Opens In 2011 […]
Flyers promoting a “Freedom to Twerk” party, depicting the late-Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.‘s as a gold-chain-wearing youth, evoked harsh social media reactions, but the ordeal also led to lots of misinformation over where the event would take place. This morning, Roland Martin dispelled all of them on NewsOne Now in an exclusive interview with […]
Even though the birthday of iconic civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who would have been 85 years old, is on January 15th, the federal holiday will be observed on the 20th. Many folks all around the country will reflect on the milestone event then try to seize the moment as the perfect […]
How low can you go? Dr. Bernice King (pictured below) had the unfortunate experience of seeing her idolized father’s, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., face superimposed on the image of a street hood sporting a huge gold chain and making a gang sign gestures under the party headline “Freedom to Twerk.” The fliers, which had […]
Year after year when we honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s (pictured) legacy, Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech is often the most-celebrated. On “NewsOne Now,” though, Roland Martin discusses how even as we focus on that speech, we often miss the main point. SEE ALSO: President Obama Gives First Lady Hawaiian Vacation As […]
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