Coretta Scott King

#FridayReads: The Autobiography of Public Relations Man Ofield Dukes

The chances of Ofield Dukes making it into a public relations textbook, much less a history book, were slim—as is the case with many African American …

African-American News

No motive uncovered for Las Vegas mass shooting

<i>Posted:</i> <i>Updated:</i><p>Updated:Friday, January 19 2018 1:29 PM EST2018-01-19 18:29:28 GMT<p>Investigators say they have still not determined why Las Vegas mass …

Montana

Myrlie Evers: Trump's hateful words overshadow his praise for my husband

My encounter with President Trump reminded me of the Jim Crow era, and made me feel disrespected rather than appreciated.<p>While this nation spent Monday honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., I spent the day wiping away tears.<p>Weeping for a nation that I still believe in.<p>Weeping for a nation that has …

Black History

RNC blasts Cory Booker for ‘mansplaining’ double-standard, Kirstjen Nielson rant: ‘She persisted’

The Republican National Committee says Sen. Cory Booker’s viral exchange with Homeland Security Secretary Kristjen Nielsen would have prompted cries …

Kirstjen Nielsen

Trump sparks anger by avoiding volunteering on MLK Day - to golf

Donald Trump has rejected the legacy of former Presidents who volunteered on Martin Luther King Jr Day – and gone golfing instead.<p>Presidents Barack …

LGBTQ

WATCH: Oregon fisherman sues after insane boat crash caught on camera

Updated:Wednesday, January 17 2018 10:35 PM EST2018-01-18 03:35:13 GMT<p>A prestigious scientific panel is recommending states significantly lower their …

Montana

Martin Luther King, Condoleezza Rice, Simone Biles: Broadsheet for Jan. 16

EVERYONE'S TALKING<p>• <b>MLK’s feminist legacy.</b> Yesterday, we celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day—a day that commemorates the American icon’s nonviolent …

Black History

Memorial to MLK Jr. will 'say a lot about Boston,' Mayor Marty Walsh says at MFA

The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston welcomed hundreds of thousands of guests for free on Monday in honor of Martin Luther King Junior.<p>Boston Mayor …

Western Massachusetts

Martin Luther King Jr.'s Children Honor Their Father (And Call Out Donald Trump) On MLK Day

King's descendants spent Martin Luther King Jr. Day speaking out against racism.<p>On what would have been his 89th birthday, <b>Dr. Martin Luther King …

Black History

The contentious history of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, in photos

Only three people have a US national holiday observed in their honor: Christopher Columbus, George Washington, and the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.<p>Martin Luther King Jr. Day is celebrated on the third Monday in January each year (near his Jan. 15 birthday) to honor his legacy in battling for civil …

Black History

Remember the Women Who Fought Alongside Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day has been celebrated for over 30 years in honor of the slain civil rights leader, as well as the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s through today. While Dr. King’s legacy is an important part of American history, there were also many women who worked alongside the …

Black History

The Watches of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

There’s a great deal known about the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.—about his life; about how he championed, advanced, and fought for the cause …

For Men

South Carolina hospital accused of tarnishing Coretta Scott King’s legacy

MUSC, scene of a famous campaign led by Martin Luther King’s widow, denies claims of systemic racism against black nurses, technicians and custodians<p>In the summer of 1969, Coretta Scott King, the recently widowed wife of the civil rights hero Dr Martin Luther King Jr, led a strike of hundreds of …

Black History

On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, President Trump visits Trump golf course

President Donald Trump's first stop Monday was Trump International Golf Club, apparently beginning the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday with golf rather than the charitable service the slain civil rights leader's family has urged as the best way to memorialize him.<p>The morning after declaring "I'm not …

Donald Trump

Lawmakers Shouldn't Praise Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. While Restricting Voting Rights

Those actively perpetuating disenfranchisement have memorialized the civil rights leader.<p><i>In this op-ed, writer Lauren Lluveras, a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Texas at Austin's Institute for Urban Policy Research & Analysis, explains how voting rights are still under restriction today,</i> …

Rights & Freedoms

Trump pushing for end of 'chain migration' but he is result of it

The Trump administration is pushing for the end of chain migration, or family based migration, but Donald Trump is the result of it. Ali Velshi …

Immigration

Trump marks King day out of view, buffeted by race claims

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – President Donald Trump marked his first Martin Luther King Jr. national holiday Monday largely out of public view, buffeted by accusations that he used a racially tinged word to describe African countries and scoffed at the suggestion of admitting more Haitians to the …

Donald Trump

What Is The Right Way To Honor MLK In Boston?

Tori BedfordThe late civil rights leader has several ties to Boston, but uncertainty remains about the best way to honor his legacy in the city.

Boston

When baseball organized an early ‘All-Star’ game to remember Martin Luther King Jr.

King often invoked the power of accomplished athletes, and many players wanted to honor him<p>Games were postponed across much of major league baseball …

Black History

Years of persistence led to holiday honoring King

When the late Rep. Katie Hall (D-Ind.) went to Congress in 1982, it was to finish the term of Adam Benjamin Jr., the Northwest Indiana congressman …

Black History

Walmart issues apology to MSU professor over fishing license

Updated:Tuesday, January 16 2018 12:02 PM EST2018-01-16 17:02:52 GMT<p>A large grant will stop long trips to Billings for some Wyoming heart attack …

Montana

‘America Is Already Great. If You Had The Benefit Of 244 Years Of Free Labor, You’d Be Great Too’

It’s a testament to the influence of the late civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 50 years after his assassination, many who had braved …

Black History

Another look at Martin Luther King Jr.

<b>by Norman (Otis) Richmond aka Jalali</b><p>“I imagine you already know that I am much more socialistic in my economic theory than capitalistic,” Martin …

Black History

Four Ways We've Distorted The History of the Civil Rights Movement

Demonstrators in the Poor People's March, Washington, D.C., June 18, 1968.Wikimedia Commons/Library of Congress This MLK Day weekend, I've been …

Black History

10 Places to Honor Martin Luther King Jr. in NYC

Coretta Scott King called MLK Day “a people’s holiday,” but it’s hard to resist honoring the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who had some of his …

Black History

In photos: 37th annual Martin Luther King Jr. prayer breakfast

Over 1,000 attended the 37th annual Martin Luther King Prayer Breakfast Saturday morning.<p>Asheville Police Chief Tammy Hooper chats with Carmen Ramos …

Black History

'This City Really Needs This'

BOSTON (CBS) – You could say they have a dream. Paul English and Rev. Liz Walker shared some of their thoughts about it on this chilly MLK Day by the …

Boston University

10 fascinating things you probably didn’t know about MLK

Every MLK Day, you can expect your news feeds to be filled with nostalgic revisionist tellings about the late great <b>Martin Luther King, Jr.</b>,<b></b> one of …

Black History

Mitch McConnell wants you to forget that time he banned Coretta Scott King's words in the Senate

×<p>Tag History<p>Senate created by Joan McCarter at 01/15/2018 01:08 PM<br>• Republicans Senate created by Joan McCarter at 01/15/2018 01:08 PM<br>• MitchMcConnell …

Liberal View

Five Decades of White Backlash

President Trump is the embodiment of over 50 years of resistance to the policies Martin Luther King Jr. fought to enact.<p>On April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King, Jr., was assassinated. In response, a week later President Lyndon B. Johnson scrambled to sign into law the Fair Housing Act, a final major …

Politics