Dr. King’s eldest son to meet with Trump after he disrespected John Lewis

Dr. King’s eldest son to meet with Trump after he disrespected John Lewis

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 […]

Martin Luther King Jr. quotes you should know

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 […]

Chicago Sinfonietta conductor Kalena Bovell talks importance of music education

Chicago Sinfonietta conductor Kalena Bovell talks importance of music education

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 […]

MLK parade in Atlanta attracts the city’s young, old, Black and White

MLK parade in Atlanta attracts the city's young, old, Black and White

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 […]

Rev. Jesse Jackson’s tireless PUSH, promoting MLK’s dream decades later

Rev. Jesse Jackson's tireless PUSH, promoting MLK's dream decades later

After he witnessed his friend and mentor’s assassination on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel on April 4, 1968, Jesse Louis Jackson became a minister. Today, Rev. Jackson, 74, is one of the foremost American civil rights activists, a community servant and a Baptist minister. The founder of Rainbow/PUSH has worked tirelessly in the past […]

Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III preaches on what makes community successful

Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III preaches on what makes community successful

The Rev. Otis Moss III has been in Chicago for several years now. Having assumed the role of leadership at Trinity United Church of Christ, he has begun to carve out his own identity as both pastor and community advocate in a city known for being cold, both in winter and to new leadership. The foundation […]

Why boxer Jermaine Taylor allegedly threatened to kill 3 toddlers

Why boxer Jermaine Taylor allegedly threatened to kill 3 toddlers

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 […]

Gwendolyn Boyd ignites MLK Commemorative Service during keynote: ‘Bring it!’

Gwendolyn Boyd ignites MLK Commemorative Service during keynote: 'Bring it!'

Now in it’s 47th year, the MLK Commemorative Service at the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta remains a highlight for those who attend and watch the live television stream of the three-hour tribute to celebrate the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This year’s speakers included civil rights leader U.S. Rep. John […]

Eric Garner memorial destroyed on MLK Day

Eric Garner memorial destroyed on MLK Day

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 […]

Celebrities wish fans a happy MLK Day

Happy MLK Day tweets The nation is currently remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on this national holiday and day of service. In particular celebs in music, radio and media are marking the holiday in 140 characters or less. TJ Holmes has some especially thoughtful tweets about Martin Luther King including little known facts about the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Karrueche Tran gives back on MLK Day of Service: Exclusive photos

Karrueche Tran decided to participate in the MLK Day of Service by visiting the Agape Community Center in Atlanta. During the “Page Turners Make Great Learners” event, Karrueche dropped off toys to kids who ranged from ages 5 to 11. Karrueche also read “The Bernstein Bears: Blaze A Trail”  to several kids in attendance. Click […]

Ratchet MLK Day party fliers: Good promotion or disrespectful?

Promoters often will do anything to attract people to their event. However, some promoters take things a bit too far. With Martin Luther King Day approaching, a few promoters are using the civil rights icon’s image to market events that do not  honor Dr. King or  his legacy. Some market fliers with edited photos of […]

How you can serve on MLK Day

For the fifth consecutive year, Allstate is honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., by encouraging individuals across the country to volunteer in their communities on MLK Day 2013 (Jan. 21). Beloved actress Keshia Knight Pulliam is serving as this year’s ambassador. Through its Give Back Day program, Allstate encourages individuals to volunteer in their […]

Miller Lite and The Gidewon Foundation Present ‘Goodness to Greatness’ 2012

Somewhere, from an elevated perch, Dr. King is surely looking down on us all with a smile. The source of the civil rights icon’s contentment is derived from the “Goodness to Greatness” event held last night in his hometown, Atlanta.  The event — which was sponsored by MillerCoors and the Gidewon Foundation — was aimed […]

Baltimore and Washington D.C. Martin Luther King 2012 Events

Check out what’s happening in your city! Be a part of MLK Day of  Service 2012                                                                                                              3701 Branch Ave., Temple Hills, MD 20748, Falls Church, VA                                                                                8661 Colesville Rd., City Place Mall, Silver Spring, MD                                                                                         3200 Donnell Dr, Forestville, MD Jan. 1, 2012 – Jan. 16, 2012Donate any new or gently worn coat in collection […]

Sneak Peek: Dr. King’s Memorial in Washington, D.C.

General Motors is providing an advance look at the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial, which will be dedicated on Aug. 28 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. As major contributors to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Foundation, the General Motors Foundation, GM and Chevrolet received one of only two replicas of the […]