Martin Luther King, Jr.

This *Is* Normal. American Politics Have Always Been Terrible.

The more civil norms America that experienced in the latter half of the 20th century and in the beginning of the 21st were what was abnormal.<p>Between the Russia scandal and the legislative impotence, I keep hearing from people who are demoralized and exhausted from the mind-numbing whirlwind of news …

History

We looked upon evil and we blinked

<i>“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”</i><p><i>-Martin Luther King, Jr.</i><p>Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has ordered the closure of the State …

News (U.S.)

Senate confirms anti-LGBTQ, sexist blogger to federal court

“I come here every year, and let me tell you one thing I’ve learned—this is no town to be giving people the impression you’re some kind of f**got,” …

Hunter S. Thompson

Boston City Government Has A Racial Pay Disparity Problem

There is a significant gap in the earnings of white employees and people of color. A new racial equity strategy for the city plans to correct that.<p>When it comes to working in the city, the most reliable employment prospects for African Americans have been to work <i>for</i> the city. As the Economic Policy …

Cities

Rapper Common surprises students at NY school, donates money

NEW YORK (AP) — Oscar and Grammy winner Common surprised a group of New York students by donating $10,000 to help their teachers buy supplies like calculators and science kits.<p>The rapper-actor partnered with the nonprofit AdoptAClassroom.org and Burlington Stores to give Renaissance School of the …

Education

'Green' hotel in Central City would target young travelers focused on environment | NOLA.com

A developer is proposing a $5 million, four-story hotel in Central City targeting young travelers concerned about their environmental impact.<p>The New …

New Orleans

Face to Face

LATEST<p>Malcolm X and Martin Luther King<p>A portrait of two different voices whose demands for black equality gave rise to gains in American civil rights.<p>19 Jul 2017 08:02 GMT | Civil Rights, United States, Racism, Politics<p>Staff Picks<p>UpFront<p>UpFront special: Noam Chomsky on the new Trump era<p>"The most …

Noam Chomsky

'Spicey Out!' 9 Highlights From Sean Spicer's Combative Tenure

From his first official briefing, it was clear that Sean Spicer was going to be a different kind of White House press secretary.<p>Rather than trying to build a rapport with journalists — as his predecessors working for presidents from both parties had done — Spicer came out swinging, setting the tone …

Donald Trump

Common Says Beyoncé and JAY-Z Set a ‘Good Example’ as Parents Building a Family Amid Big Careers

Famed rapper, actor and father Common has nothing but respect for Beyoncé and JAY-Z and their growing family.<p>Common, 45, chatted with PEOPLE about …

Stevie Wonder

American Whining

America, the greatest purveyor of violence, as Martin Luther King Jr once called it, has once again blamed Pakistan for not taking significant action …

Pakistan

Rev. Barber: An open letter to clergy who prayed with Donald Trump

The Scripture cautions us to lay hands on no man suddenly, lest we become a party to his sins.<p>Dear Reverends Jack Graham, Johnnie Moore, Greg Laurie, …

Faith

The riots that shook America: Detroit 50 years on

It is almost indecent, the way one can see straight inside the ruined carcass of 1733 Taylor Street, up the staircase to the flat above, through the …

Race & Ethnicity

Religion, Health, And Why "Depression" Is Such A Taboo In The Black Community

My brother is five years older than me, but he was a special needs child, due to a learning disability and head trauma he experienced during an …

Mental Health

Leaders Need To Lead From The Bottom | Articles | Chief Strategy Officer

ver the past decade we have seen genuine leaders implementing flat structures in startups across the world. The idea of this new company structure is …

Leadership

Just In: Martin Luther King Jr.'s Niece Comes Forward With Bombshell Trump Announcement

Advertisement - story continues below<p>Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s niece praised President Donald Trump Sunday for supporting the civil rights of …

Black History

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The Stories Behind the 10 Most Iconic Photos from Magnum’s 70-Year History<p>Artsy Editorial<p>By Mitch Sawyer<p>In 1947, four legendary photographers—Robert …

Photojournalism

The black inspiration and pioneer behind Knicks’ new GM

New Knicks GM Scott Perry has worked for four prior NBA franchises, but there’s one professional sports entity dearest to his heart.<p>According to a …

Black History

7 terrific speaking tactics—from the moment you hit your mark

Want to inject some “magic” into your presentation?<p>An illusionist once took me and some friends aside after his performance for a massive youth group …

John F. Kennedy

The Day Martin Luther Luther King Jr. Prayed at the Billy Graham New York Crusade

On July 18, 1957, the pastor of Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama--Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.--gave a public prayer at Madison …

Black History

Snopes publishes favorable Donald Trump report

Snopes.com is sometimes derided by conservatives as a liberal news operation disguised as a fact-checking site.<p>But this month, Snopes put out a …

Donald Trump

The Many Moves of Edwin Jackson: Baseball's ultimate chess piece journeys toward history

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- For the third time in the past week, ever since his baseball career landed at its latest—and geographically northernmost—outpost, …

Baseball

Right-Wing Media Attempts to Rescue ADF, Sessions From Explaining Secret Speech

Events began Tuesday, when BuzzFeed reporter Dominic Holden broke the news that Attorney General Jeff Sessions was scheduled to deliver remarks hours …

LGBTQ

Shame, pity and guilt in public policy

21. Whatever Happened to Love in the Public Discourse?<p>When I am drawn into a discussion about emotions in public policy, I find myself wondering …

Liberal POV

The Internet Is Not Happy Over Tweets Comparing Selena Gomez and Martin Luther King Jr.

"this is disrespectful delete this."<p>There's no doubt that Selena Gomez has left a significant mark on the world at just 24 years old. Along with being a huge recording artist, she has also brought attention to important issues including mental health and her own experience living with lupus. …

Black History

25 Anthems From Berlin’s Legendarily Wild Bar25

The latest installment of Anthems From, our feature that reflects on established German clubs of days gone by, features iconic Spree hideout Bar25. Resident DJ Jake The Rapper selected 25 tracks and memories that represent its mid-2000s tech-house sound.<p>Although it closed in 2010, Bar25 still holds …

Music

San Jose library remodels to stop suicides

About 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 1, a 36-year-old San Jose man shocked patrons and employees of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. library by climbing …

Housing, hotels and more planned for area around Jefferson City's former prison

<b>JEFFERSON CITY •</b> Missouri’s capital city may be known as the home of state government, but this community of 43,100 residents is a prison town at …

St. Louis

Minnesota woman is last who can tell of Nazi camp horrors

<p>The Nazi hunters from Germany were midway through a four-hour interview with Judith Meisel when they pulled out a photo of a young SS guard the …

European History

Don King Assures Everybody That Donald Trump Knows ‘What It’s Like To Be A Black Man’

Donald Trump and Don King, the controversial boxing promoter, have been close since they teamed up to bring Mike Tyson fights to Trump’s Atlantic City casino decades ago. Knowing that it’s no surprise that King was one of Trump’s only celebrity supporters and claims to still see and speak to the …

Donald Trump

Sessions to Far-Right Group: 'Religious Freedom' Guidance Coming Soon

Attorney General Jeff Sessions, speaking to the anti-LGBT Alliance Defending Freedom last week, promised that the Department of Justice would soon …

Equality