10 little-known facts about Martin Luther King Jr.

 Martin Luther King Jr. would be 93 years old today, had he not been assassinated on April 4, 1968. The nation has celebrated MLK’s birthday (Jan. 15, 1929) as a national holiday ever since former President Ronald Reagan signed it into law in 1983. The nation began observing the holiday in 1986. As the nation […]

Terry Brantley makes his mark in real estate development

Terry Brantley is an Atlanta native with a rich family legacy in entrepreneurship and the son of the first African American auto dealer in the city. He is currently the managing member of Brantland LLC, a company that has been an investor and developer of various asset classes of real estate throughout the Southeast. Headquartered in […]

Comcast and NBCUniversal pay tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy

Each year on the third Monday during the month of January, people gather around the world to honor the legacy of the late civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This year, on Jan. 21, 2019, Atlanta‘s historic Auburn Avenue was filled with people dedicating their holiday to activism, mindfulness and reflection. Some visited the crypts […]

The King Center honors Yolanda King’s 60th birthday

The King Center held an entertainment tribute in honor of the late Yolanda D. King’s 60th birthday on Saturday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. in Freedom Hall in Atlanta. The celebratory evening was emceed by actors Ted Lange and Donna Biscoe, and included performances by some of Yolanda’s favorite entertainers, including Theresa Hightower, Jonathan Slocumb, Milkshake Mayfield […]

Dr. Bernice King responds to the withdrawal of the lawsuit

The King Center CEO, Bernice A. King, issued the following statement in response to the withdrawal of the lawsuit brought by the King Estate: The Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change, Inc. (“The King Center”) is pleased that the Estate of Martin Luther King, Jr., Inc. (the “Estate”) has dismissed the complaint […]

Bill Clinton honored at King Center’s Salute to Greatness Dinner

The King Center recognized our nation’s 42nd president, Bill Clinton, for his humanitarian work with The William J. Clinton Foundation, including his bipartisan efforts with the Clinton Global Initiative, his commitment to nonviolence, and tackling health issues like HIV/AIDS and childhood obesity. They presented him with one of the Center’s highest honors, the Salute to […]

The King Center’s Dr. Bernice A. King

Dr. Bernice A. King Recognized worldwide as one of the most powerful, motivational and prolific orators of our time. Dr. Bernice A. King regularly leaves audiences inspired to live up to her father’s dream of equality for all people. The daughter of famed civil rights leader Rev. Martin Luther King and CEO of The King […]