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A minister from the city where Martin Luther King Jr.’s life ended declared that the national holiday honoring the civil rights hero has degenerated into “a sham.” “You have to hold people’s feet to the fire to practice what they’re preaching. That’s why I’m calling MLK Day in Memphis and in so many parts of…

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Thousands of people decided to spend the MLK Day holiday marching through the streets of Richmond, Virginia, with guns. The Virginia gun rally, organized by Virginia Citizens Defense League, was purportedly about protecting Second Amendment rights. The rally was supported by the president of the United States. The group planned the rally to encourage state…

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Social media is looking askance at the Federal Bureau of Investigation for honoring Martin Luther King Jr. in death after a mountain of evidence proves the agency tried mightily to destroy King while he was alive. History buffs will recall that during the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s J. Edgar Hoover, the former FBI…

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Many A-list celebrities from the worlds of entertainment and music understand the monumental importance of the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement. Hollywood heavyweight Will Smith took his son, Jaden, and his mother to MLK’s birthday celebration in Atlanta over the weekend. King would have been 91 years old today.…

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy was honored by people across the city of Atlanta. Atlantans commemorated him on Jan. 15 with parades, by visiting monuments, and performing community service.

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The nephew of sacrosanct civil rights paragon Martin Luther King Jr. said President Trump is not a racist, but that the former reality star-turned-politician is just “racially ignorant.” “I don’t think President Trump is a racist in the traditional sense as we know in this country,” Isaac Newton Farris Jr. stated after standing beside the…

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With MLK Day coming on Monday, Jan. 15, Philadelphia’s young artistic community is reminded of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. quote, “Almost always, the creative dedicated minority has made the world better.” They celebrated King’s life by unveiling sculptures depicting Dr. King  and designed using quotes from him as creative inspiration. On Thursday, Jan. 11, Philadelphia’s…

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A day of reflection on the life and work of Dr. Martin L. King Jr., was marred by a shooting in Miami-Dade, Florida. Police are saying that at least eight people were hit as gunfire erupted at Miami-Dade’s Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park, sending the crowd scattering for cover. The shooting occurred two hours…

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Dr. Martin Luther King III has decided to meet with President-elect Donald Trump. The meeting comes as a surprise considering Trump’s confrontation with civil rights icon Congressman John Lewis. As MLK Day weekend began, Trump lashed out after Lewis shared his thoughts on the president-elect during an interview with NBC. “Donald Trump has proven that his…

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On Monday, Jan. 16, the nation will celebrate the life of trailblazing civil rights activist, Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., as well as his words on freedom and equality — that continue to resonate with us today. While his death was nearly five decades ago, his mission to guide us as we strive to become a…

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Renowned musician and violinist Kalena Bovell represents a small percentage African American female symphony conductors. She believes her persistence and humility along with receiving exceptional mentoring from some of the industry’s best conductors have been the keys to her success in her line of work. Bovell currently serves as the assistant conductor for the prestigious…

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It was a picture perfect afternoon in Atlanta as the annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parade commenced through downtown Atlanta’s Peachtree Street and ventured south to the The Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change on Auburn Avenue. Monday, January 18, 2016 marked the 30th anniversary of recognizing Martin Luther King Jr’s…

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Jermaine Taylor allegedly became violent on a day that should’ve been dedicated to peace and honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. According to reports by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Taylor was apparently drunk when a family greeted him and asked him for a picture at the MLK Day parade in Little Rock. Taylor…

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While many Americans were observing Martin Luther King Jr. Day, arsonists in Staten Island, New York, torched the memorial site of late resident Eric Garner, 43, who was choked to death by an NYPD officer for allegedly illegally selling cigarettes. Earlier in the day, hundreds gathered at the site to pay tribute to MLK. It…

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