How the next March on Washington impacts freedom, equality and justice for all

For at least two centuries, Aug. 28 has been associated with freedom and expansion of democratic ideals and principles. The British Slavery Abolition Act received Royal Assent on Aug. 28, 1833, freeing more than 800,000 enslaved Africans in the Caribbean and South Africa as well as a small number in Canada. Ten suffragists were arrested […]

Jacob Blake’s father gives powerful speech at March on Washington anniversary

Jacob Blake Sr. gave a resounding speech at the 57th anniversary of the March on Washington. On Aug. 28, thousands celebrated in Washington, D.C. to remember the 1963 march where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his historic “I Have a Dream” speech. This year’s march was called “Get Your Knee Off Our Necks” to […]

Why the Women’s March on Washington occurred 3 months too late

While walking on Independence Avenue in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 21, it became obvious that America was in the midst of a vast revolution. Thousands of marchers wore pink and held signs to express their views on women’s empowerment. It was a scenario that would take place in other major cities across the nation and […]

Martin Luther King’s sons file lawsuit same day as 50th Anniversary of March

Martin Luther King Jr.’s children continue to fight over money The recent 50th anniversary march on Washington was a day where thousands gathered to celebrate the achievements of one of the greatest leaders of the civil movement, Dr. Martin Luther King. Unfortunately, this day was overshadowed by a lawsuit filed by Martin Luther King’s children, […]

10 powerful quotes from President Obama at 50th Anniversary of March on Washington

President Barack Obama spoke at the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington. President Obama referenced the importance of Martin Luther King’s dream and how his message can be realized today. Below are several powerful quotes from President Obama’s speech. 1) There were couples in love who couldn’t marry, seen loved ones beaten and children […]

Bounce TV premiering ‘Montgomery to Memphis’ King documentary tonight

‘Montgomery to Memphis’ documentary premiering on Bounce TV In honor of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, on Aug. 28, Bounce TV will present the exclusive television premiere of the documentary “King: A Filmed Record … Montgomery to Memphis” dedicated to the honor and memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Directed by Sidney Lumet and […]

Celebrities attending the March on Washington 50th anniversary

Some of the dignitaries and celebrities attending the March on Washington 2013 anniversary were either in attendance at the legendary event or have direct link to the monumental day five decades ago. Caroline Kennedy, the surviving daughter of President John F. Kennedy and Jackie O. and the niece of former U.S. attorney general Robert F. […]

Saul Williams wants Jay-Z to remain quiet on social issues

On the “A” w/Souleo  On the surface two major events held this past weekend could not appear to be further apart. Separated by over 200 miles was the Washington, D.C. kickoff to the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington and in Brooklyn’s Commodore Barry Park the Afropunk Festival. The former event was to commemorate a watershed moment in […]

Musiq Soulchild explores new sound with Syleena Johnson on ‘9ine’

On the “A” w/Souleo Musiq Soulchild is a reinvigorated singer these days and he has Syleena Johnson to thank for the change. The two decided to create a full-length album after a chance encounter at a recording studio where they were both working on music with reggae producer Kemar McGregor for his compilation project. One […]

We’re not at the ‘Mountaintop’ 50 years after Dr. King’s ‘I Have a Dream’ speech

It’s ironic that the George Zimmerman not guilty verdict in killing Trayvon Martin comes one month before the nation celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Movement’s signature moment, the March on Washington, which represented the peak of a movement dedicated to securing equality and justice for the nation’s African American population. With perhaps […]

Black History Month: Bayard Rustin … the man who made Martin Luther King

When we reminisce about the Civil Rights Movement, a common fallacy is that we often begin with the late 1950s and early 1960s and almost always start calling the names of Malcolm X and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We may even mention H. Rap Brown, Huey P. Newton and Andrew Young, but one person who is […]