‘MLK/FBI’ reveals government plot to discredit civil rights leader (video)

The new documentary MLK/FBI is scheduled to be released in select theatres and on digital and cable streaming services on Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, Jan 15, 2021. The film will take a deep look into the FBI’s counter-intelligence program that was spearheaded to dismantle the Civil Rights Movement. The U.S. government used all kinds […]

Atlanta bred Vince Phillips reps some of the the biggest names in hip hop

Vincent Phillips is an Atlanta native and entertainment attorney. He is a partner at Arrington & Phillips Attorneys at Law and has represented Kevin Gates, DC Young Fly, Grand Hustle, NBA YoungBoy and many other celebrities. Phillips spoke with rolling out about growing up in Atlanta and what makes the city a Black mecca. Describe the […]

Senate stops reading of Coretta Scott King letter opposing Jeff Sessions

The upcoming vote on the confirmation of Sen. Jeff Sessions as U.S. Attorney General became heated on the floor of the U.S. Senate yesterday. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Ma., who is opposed to Sessions’ nomination, decided to read a letter from the late Coretta Scott King, widow of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., which was written […]

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Coretta Scott King bestowed Congressional Gold Medal

This years marks the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. In an official ceremony, Congress will hold a commemoration and Congressional Gold Medal ceremony in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King. A bill was passed to authorize the president to award a gold medal […]

10 Martin Luther King Jr. quotes you might have missed

Martin Luther King Jr. not only received a Nobel Peace Prize in addition to numerous other awards his life matched his message of nonviolence. His message is still one that every day we have to fight to pass on to our youth. In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day listed below are 10 very […]

10 celebrity icons of the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority

As we celebrate Founders Day to the ladies of Alpha Kappa Alpha. Alpha Kappa Alpha is the first Greek-lettered sorority established and incorporated by African-American college women, founded January 15, 1908. Check out 10 celebrity AKA’s in the gallery. Above, The First Lady of the Civil Rights Movement Coretta Scott King was the model AKA because of her tireless community […]

AKAs, Deltas, Zetas attend Hampton University’s commencement ceremony

Hampton University’s graduates wore their colors with pride — Alpha Kappa Alpha, Zeta Phi Beta and Delta Sigma Theta’s wore kente stoles to represent their sororities this past weekend. A few famous AKAs: Toni Braxton, Jada Pinkett Smith, Maya Angelou, Phylicia Rashad, Toni Morrison, Iyanla Vanzant, Alicia Keys, Rosa Parks and Coretta Scott King. A […]

Lil Wayne, Jay-Z: Popular rappers mic-checking civil rights figures

To say ‘Lil Wayne’s Emmett Till reference on the remix of Future’s “Karate Chop” didn’t go over well’ is an understatement. Kanye West fared way better with his famous rhyme “And just imagine how my girl feel/On the plane scared as hell that her guy look like Emmett Till” from “Through the Wire.” Here are […]

5 Best books to read on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

It’s here. Today, Jan. 21, 2013 marks the 57th presidential inauguration, and the second in which our first black president, Barack Obama, will be sworn into the Oval Office. It is also an especially significant day because this year marks the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s historic March on Washington where he delivered […]

Bernice King Leaves Bishop Eddie Long’s Church; Is the Empire Crumbling?

In a move that will be seen as related to Bishop Eddie L. Long’s infamous sexual lawsuit settlement, Bernice King announced she is leaving New Birth Missionary Baptist Church. The move comes just days after Long reportedly shelled out upwards of $15 million to the four young men who accused him of coercing them into […]