Martin Luther King III

"This is a fundamental question of whether or not we are going to have a just, inclusive multiracial democracy as America continues to grow," Butler said.

The "Get Off Our Necks" Commitment March has been planned for Aug. 28 and is expected to include civil rights leaders alongside families of police brutality victims, labor leaders, clergy, activists and advocates.

Bernice King, the daughter of the late Coretta Scott King, wants her mother’s letters, speeches, and commentary published.

In an exclusive interview on TV One’s NewsOne Now this week, host Roland Martin asked Minister Louis Farrakhan how to curb the violence plaguing African-American communities nationwide. The leader of the Nation of Islam responded to Martin’s comment, saying, “Our community has become a cesspool of filth, indecency, drugs, guns, unemployment, and it looks as though there are […]

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 […]

In a sad turn of events, civil rights activist Harry Belafonte is suing Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.‘s estate. Belafonte,  who helped financially support MLK’s family at times, has filed a lawsuit over ownership of historic documents. Today on “NewsOne Now,” Roland Martin spoke with MLK’s former lawyer Clarence Jones to discuss the dispute.  Jones expressed […]

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 […]