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Monday night's event highlighted historic speeches by civil rights heroes like MLK, Malcolm X, Fred Hampton, Sojourner Truth, and Shirley Chisholm, recited by Lin Miranda-Manuel, Andre Holland, Michael B. Jordan, Octavia Spencer, and civil rights icon Harry Belafonte.
Honoring a pioneer such as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is something that should happen at least once a month. Who knows where we’d be as a society if not for his leadership and sacrifice? And much like Dr. King, it takes an unmatched level of courage to fight against a stereotype, prejudice, social […]
Madonna, in efforts to promote her 13th album, “Rebel Heart,” has taken to using images of black Civil Rights leaders and musicians and likened them to her album cover. In her cover, she has rope tied around her face, and she does the same thing in images of Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King, Jr., and […]
Ava Duvernay’s “Selma” isn’t just another historical film that repeats information we’ve already read in textbooks about Martin Luther King Jr., the Harpo production introduces…
In 1986 some of the biggest names in Black Music united to help in the effort to get Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s. birthday declared a national holiday. King’s youngest son Dexter Scott King spearheaded the assemblage of what would become The King Dream Chorus and Holiday Crew. What’s Going On In Dr. King’s Hometown […]
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his dream represent a multitude of values and principles to those who remember him. He was a peaceful uniter who stood up for the rights and liberties of African-Americans. And whether you focus on Dr. King’s message of non-violence or his efforts to bring social change, his legacy represents something […]
I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation. Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, signed the Emancipation Proclamation. This momentous decree came as a great beacon light of […]
Every third Monday in January, we celebrate the life and works of Martin Luther King, jr. A symbol of peace and change, King spearheaded some the key marches that helped Black Americans gain the civil rights we naturally deserved. Many times I wonder what would a man who stood for so much think of they […]
Martin Luther King Jr. is regarded as one of the most prolific civil rights leaders in modern history. His strides toward an equal and tolerant society was met with great resistance. In spite of that, our nation celebrates his contribution to America on the third Monday in January. On August 28th, 2011, African-Americans will have […]
Roy Ayers is one of the fathers of the hip-hop movement. His soulful, jazz influenced songs have provided the backdrop of many a hip-hop classic (“Bonita Applebum” anybody?) This 1981 song was written around the time that the movement for making the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr a national holiday went into full swing. […]