Dr. Cornel West once again called Rev. Al. Sharpton a “house negro,” and accused him and President Barack Obama of “sanitizing” the vision of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the 50th anniversary of the March of Washington, reports Mediaite.com. “Brother Martin himself, I think, would’ve been turning over in his grave,” West said of the […]

In an unexpected move, FOX News’ Bill O’Reilly apologized for falsely claiming — during more than one segment — that no members of the Republican Party were invited to speak at the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington on Wednesday. During his ‘Tip of the Day’ segment on The O’Reilly Factor, the man known […]


A bus carrying the sister and other relatives of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. collided with a minivan after leaving the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, reports the Washington Post. The incident occurred at 15th Street and Independence Avenue SW about 5:30 p.m., said Sgt. Paul Brooks, a U.S. Park Police spokesman. Christine King Farris, […]

Not a single Republican elected official — not one — participated in the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington, despite invitations from event organizers, reports the Washington Post. Republicans came up with a laundry list of excuses, from ill health to scheduling conflicts, to justify their absence, but former Republican Chair Michael Steele said […]

A dreary and oppressively humid late summer Washington morning would not deter thousands from filling the grounds of the National Mall on the 50th anniversary of the 1963 “March On Washington” Wednesday morning. Dubbed “Let Freedom Ring,” the event contrasted last Saturday’s “Realize The Dream” march only in the weather conditions, as the tone and […]

Today’s ceremony of the historic March on Washington in 1963, and Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream Speech” will be marked with a series of appearances and speeches from such notable people as Soledad O’Brien, Sidney Poitier, Al Sharpton, Forest Whitaker, and others. President Barack Obama is scheduled to speak at 2:45 PM […]

During an interview with “Meet the Press,” Rev. Al Sharpton (pictured) said a day after a strong turnout at the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington in D.C. that while there has been key developments since Dr. King delivered his speech in 1963, much of America is still experiencing the same struggles, involving voting […]

There will always be questions surrounding the effectiveness of marches, peaceful demonstrations and commemorative gatherings in the name of social justice. Those who find the practices meaningless, or as Kevin Powell put it, “useless,” have the right to hold those positions. This past weekend’s “Realize The Dream” march in the Nation’s Capital was at least […]

From the grounds of the Lincoln Memorial last Saturday, Rev. Al Sharpton‘s National Action Network “Realize The Dream” march aimed to channel the same energy of the historic 1963 “March On Washington” which featured one of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.‘s most riveting speeches. The rally, slightly marred by technical difficulties typical of live events, managed […]

In one of the most emotionally charged moments of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington Saturday, Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) electrified the crowd with memories of Bloody Sunday in 1965 Selma, Alabama and issued a call-to-arms to fight back against the Supreme Court’s decision to strip the Voting Rights Act of key provisions. […]

A sobering report released last weekend states that the economic disparity between Blacks and Whites has virtually remained the same for the past 50 years. Additionally, 50 years ago Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “March On Washington for Jobs and Freedom” also took place. Next week, President Barack Obama faces a weighty challenge in speaking […]


In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, NewsOne is proud to present a series of video interviews with icons who attended Dr. Martin Luther King’s historic event. Watch exclusive interviews with the likes of Jesse Jackson, John Lewis, Marc Morial, and more. If you have memories you’d like to share of […]