The lingering questions about the icon's assassination may never truly be answered.

Civil Rights & Social Justice

MLK was not optimistic that he would reach the “Promised Land,” yet he was hopeful about the ultimate goal.

White megachurch pastor John MacArthur called Martin Luther King Jr. a "non-believer who misrepresented Christ."


"Where exactly is America in our fight for freedom?”


How does one conveniently protest a genocide? Our popular renditions of Dr. King obscure the reality of his unpopularity during his life, writes Rev. Osagyefo Sekou.

Laneisha Shantrice Henderson tried to burn down Martin Luther King's birth home in Atlanta, police say. But why would a Black person do that?

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz caused an uproar with a tweet that claimed the late Dr. King would be "ashamed" of the NAACP's Florida travel advisory. Black Twitter schooled him quickly.


The life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. have been the subject of ongoing debate ever since his assassination on April 4, 1968.

The assassination of civil rights leader and clergyman Martin Luther King, Jr. on April 4, 1968, in Memphis, Tennessee, rocked the nation just as the charismatic and focused activist was rising to heights unknown.

Rev. Sharpton gave the eulogy at the funeral of Tyre Nichols and expressed his disgust with the five Black cops involved in Nichols’ death. 

Dr. Martin Luther King's speeches have grown to become timeless while greatly contributing to changing the tide of American history.


Legendary words in honor of MLK Day.