Martin Luther King jr.

The Rev. Al Sharpton and his organization, the National Action Network, will be leading a number of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day festivities in New York City this weekend. RELATED: NewsOne’s MLK Day Brotherhood Awards! SEE ALSO: Black Latinos Talk Struggles On Monday morning, January 16, Sharpton will be joined by Motown Records founder Berry […]

The MLK Day Brotherhood Awards are NewsOne’s annual celebration of five important Americans who are continuing the work of Martin Luther King, Jr. — especially in the realm of cross-racial and cross-ethnic understanding. Our honorees are the bridge builders and the nation healers. CHECK FOR MORE HONOREES AS THEY ARE REVEALED BEFORE MLK DAY HERE. —————— […]

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is arguably one of the most-studied public figures in world history. Very few facts about the former civil rights icon have gone unpublished. Still, here are some facts about Dr. King’s life you may not know. SEE ALSO: Who Will Romney Pick As VP? Why Newt Gingrich Is Staying In […]

Rep. Allen West said that Martin Luther King Jr. would not have supported the movement in a interview Tuesday with conservative media outlet Newsmax,. Rep. West rejected President Obama’s and Bernice King’s comparisons of the Occupy Wall Street movement to Martin Luther King Jr’s vision. “Martin Luther King Jr. would not have backed these types […]

As the date for the Martin Luther King Memorial dedication approaches, I am finding ways to convince myself that I should be excited and inspired. I think about the extraordinary life of the man whose speeches my mother made me recite when I was 12, and how Dr. King’s intellect was accompanied by the courage […]

Roland Martin talks with Harry Johnson about the progress of the Martin Luther King Jr Memorial in Washington D.C. The MLK Memorial is scheduled to open August 28th, 2011. For more information visit TJMS: MLK Memorial Set To Open In August With 4 Days Of Events by Roland S Martin on Mixcloud

Today marks the 43rd year since we lost Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  In remembrance of him, we will share Martin Luther King Jr.’s Top 5 Speeches. Martin Luther King might be the greatest orator in American history. His words and speeches changed the tide of American history. Not only did he give speeches on […]

ATLANTA — The Southern Christian Leadership Conference, founded by the giants of the American civil rights movement, has spent years in decline and power struggles. Now the once-proud organization faces what might be a final blow with the refusal of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s daughter to take the helm.

ATLANTA — The Rev. Bernice King says she will not assume the presidency of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.

From Clutch Mag A Facebook page created for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center was recently vandalized with some unfaithful photos. The page displays photos of Dr. King from the center, based in Atlanta, and also disturbing racial imagery, including a photo that uses the N-word and several pictures that display fried chicken. The King […]

Ambassador Andrew Young joins Roland Martin on the Tom Joyner Morning Show to talk about his good friend, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., celebrating the 25th anniversary of the national MLK holiday and his fight for the poor. LISTEN:

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Martin Luther King Jr. could hardly believe his eyes when he left the segregated South as a teenage college student to work on a tobacco farm in Connecticut.