Martin Luther King

NewsOne’s Top 5 takes a quick look at the trending stories you’re talking about: Trump Says He’ll Fight #BlackLivesMatter If They Go For His Mic; Walker Stuns On “Racial Discord” Despite A Damning DOJ Report, Ferguson Is Still Targeting Minorities With Arrest Warrants Police Say Surveillance Footage Shows Ferguson Suspect Tyrone Harris Holding Gun Ralkina Jones […]

In the latest example of persistent and ingrained racism in America, police are searching for two White men spotted on video placing Confederate flags at the Ebenezer Baptist Church and Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site Visitor Center in Atlanta, according to The Atlanta Journal Constitution. Church and civic leaders were unbowed by what […]

Decades after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on April 4, 1968, we still recall the fateful words of his last public speech the day before. Delivered in Memphis, Tenn. in support of striking sanitation workers there, his address is popularly known as “The Mountaintop Speech” for these famous closing lines: “We’ve got […]

Guns and the Civil Rights movement sound like total opposites because we have always heard about the movement being a non-violent one. In hindsight, the reality is guns played a critical role in African Americans defending themselves during the Civil Rights movement. Journalist, professor, and former activist with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) Charles […]

Roland Martin sat down with David Oyelowo to talk about the Martin Luther King, Jr. biopic, “Selma” and the actor shared his thoughts about playing the role of MLK. “Selma,” directed by Ava DuVernay, opens nationwide in theaters on January 9, 2015 was nominated for four Golden Globes, including nominations for Best Motion Picture and Ava DuVernay for Best […]

As has been the case for almost as long as Madonna has had a career, black folks are telling her “culture-y vulture-y” behind to have a seat. And yet the material girl has done it again—exploiting blackness to sell records. Yes, her newest effort has gone back to the same racially insensitive playbook that she always has […]

Over the past weekend Oprah Winfrey held a “Legends of Selma” brunch to honor Civil Rights pioneers who helped pave the way for all of us.  On Thursday, Roland Martin and “NewsOne Now” shared some behind the scenes footage, exclusive interviews and highlights from the screening of the MLK biopic, “Selma.” From the “Selma” Facebook fan page” SELMA is […]

Ambassador Andrew Young reflected on the historic occasion and share a few little-known details about December 10th, 1964, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech.

Tavis Smiley joined Roland Martin on “NewsOne Now” to talk about his new book, “Death of a King: The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Final Year.” In the last year of his life, Dr. King was considered enemy number one because of his outspoken views on the war in Vietnam. On April 4th, 1967, […]

It’s an image that captures so much black excellence, it’s sure to break the Internet. What you’re looking at is an Instagram photo of Oprah Winfrey holding a drawing of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. created by the late Michael Jackson. It was shared by Diddy with the simple caption, “#lengendary.” Complex has the story: […]

To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, as well as other notable events during the Civil Rights Movement, Comcast is traveling across the country and producing a series of video interviews with leaders, participants, and beneficiaries of the Movement.  Through commentary and archived footage, His Dream, Our Stories, […]

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was killed nearly 46 years ago. Friday will mark the anniversary of his death. But Thursday, April 3 marks another momentous day for Dr. King’s legacy. It was the day he travelled to Memphis and delivered his  “Mountaintop” speech. Now, many are familiar with the final few minutes of the […]