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Martin Luther Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a prominent civil rights leader and Baptist minister. ...

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Martin Luther Soon after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination in 1968, there was talk about creating a memo...


Black Caucus Members Invoke MLK at Ferguson Church Service
Lawmakers link Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy to the fight for criminal justice reform....


The St. Louis County Elections Board Is Now Officially All White
Sharon Days has been replaced by a white male....


UCLA Finds Lost 1965 Recording of MLK Jr. Speech
It's the second long-lost audio found in as many months....


Commentary: The Oscars Are So White That...
Hollywood seems to reject Black actors when they play strong African-American figures....


Black Leaders Sponsor Free Screenings of Selma for Students
The NYC-led initiative expanding to cities nationwide....


This Day in Black History: Oct. 14, 1964
On Oct. 14, 1964, Martin Luther King Jr. received a Nobel Peace Prize for his work in the civil rig...


This Day in Black History: Sept. 15, 1963
On Sept. 15, 1963, four Black girls, Addie Mae Collins, Carole Robertson, Cynthia Wesley and Denise...


Commentary: List of ‘R-Word’ Critics Grows Louder and Louder
John Wooten joins opponents of the racist nickname of NFL franchise....


Ledisi on Selma: I Was Proud and Afraid to Play Mahalia Jackson
The nine-time Grammy nominee talks transforming into the legendary gospel singer for the civil righ...


This Day in Black History: Nov. 7, 1972
Barbara Jordan and Andrew Young were elected to Congress on Nov. 7, 1972, becoming the first Blacks...


Congress Commemorates the 1963 March on Washington
Congressional leaders celebrate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington....


Commentary: The Legacy of Andraé Crouch
A moment of reflection for the legendary gospel singer....


Commentary: Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday, More Than a Standard Holiday
The 85th birthday of the slain civil rights leader should cause Americans to think soberly about th...


Obama Celebrates MLK Holiday, Visits Soup Kitchen
President Obama and family celebrate Martin Luther King and the 25th anniversary of a local soup ki...


This Day in Black History: March 28, 1968
Martin Luther King Jr. leads protest march on behalf of Memphis sanitation workers on March 28, 196...


Is MLK Dream Reality? In Changed City, Yes and No
The legal and social barriers that barred Black people from schools and jobs in Birmingham, Alabama...


Holder Announces Plan to Target Racial Profiling
Attorney General Eric Holder's plan targets federal law enforcement officers....


Obama Casts His Vote Early in Chicago
President says voting is exciting....


Commentary: Women's Magazines Matter—For More Than Lipstick and Fashion
A historical issue of Essence reminds us of the power of female voices....


BET News Special: "50: America Salutes the Dream"
Marc Lamont Hill hosts coverage of the anniversary march....

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