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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a polarizing Nobel Peace Prize-winning figure, charismatic preacher, and defender of desegregation is honored for challenging racist laws and the legislators who upheld them with non-violent action during a time when violence rained down on Black people who done nothing more than simply be born Black.

On the third Monday of January each year, we observe the life and legacy of Civil Rights Leader, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The fight to observe MLK Day as a federal h

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3828590119?profile=originalBy Jitahadi Imara | While most of the writings on Martin Luther King, Jr. focus on the civil rights movement, little effort has been made to place his speeches and worldview in the context the Freedom and struggles in Africa and other Third World countries. King was informed and inspired by the liberation struggles in Africa and other Third World countries. What has emerged from the voluminous materials and books written about Martin Luther King, Jr. is a single, truncated dimension of King and

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Republicans Are Nowhere to Be Found ~

 By Raynard Jackson, Columnist ~

 In many ways, like Job in the Bible, “For the thing which I greatly feared is come upon me, and that which I was afraid of is come unto me (Job 3:25 King James Version).

I was hoping against all hope that the Republican Party would do something to really pay homage to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday today.  But, like Job, I have been forced to conclude “that which I was afraid of is come unto me.”

Republicans are

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Dr. Bernice A. King, CEO The Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change

As my father stated, the end is reconciliation, the end is redemption; the end is the creation of the Beloved Community. We, at The King Center, continue to work toward the creation of that Beloved Community, using my father's philosophy, Nonviolence 365.

Dr. Bernice A. King. CEO of the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change, announces the celebration of the 30th King Holiday observance and

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Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere” -- Martin Luther King, Jr. Letter from Birmingham Jail, April 16, 1963

By Marilyn Kai Jewett

In the next few days people all over the nation will celebrate civil rights icon, Martin Luther King, Jr.  Folks will attend luncheons, lectures and interfaith services.  They’ll clean schools, paint walls and feed the homeless, but go right back to business as usual after the feel good “day of service.”   While they’ll quote the “I have a Dream

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Cynthia Scott


I don’t know about you, but I am having a whirlwind summer and still going. Believe me when I tell you, it is not all fun. But, things, they are a-changing....


As some of you know, I have been trying, for quite some time, to get exposure to a certain song. I finally got a bite....


Cynthia Scott Sings Tribute Song "I Have A Dream" at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Dedication Week in Washington DC on May 25th


Original song that truly depicts the legacy of Dr. Martin Luthe

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Because of Martin, Barack.

Because of Rev. Dr Martin Luther King Jr. and all the other freedom and civil rights leaders, President Barack Obama, the legacy of Dr King's hopes and dreams. 
"Young, Gifted and Black". Brilliant, handsome, compassionate, visionaries. How lucky are our people to behold such genius!
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Having seen, touched and lived the dream, let the new generations now continue to fulfill even bigger and better dreams.


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3828522441?profile=originalLast night, an interfaith citywide coalition was joined by Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., New York City Comptroller John C. Liu, numerous City Council members, and upwards of 2,000 labor and community activists at a spirited service in Harlem to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and demand passage of the Fair Wages for New Yorkers Act. The service, led by the Faith Caucus of the Living Wage NYC campaign, highlighted the growing citywide movement for economic justice, which
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The political economics of Dr. King’s legacy


Practical Politics

The Martin Luther King holiday is 25 years old this month. Not bad for a true product of American democracy at its ugliest and its best.

Remembering the loud, raucous, and sometimes racially vicious political war fought to get the holiday established, one is doubly honored to watch one of Dr. King’s movement progeny work his POTUS magic through a relentlessly dangerous minefield of negativity.

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If it’s January, it must be time for Rev. Jesse Jackson’s Wall Street Project. And if you haven’t already done so, this is the time to register and get your business cards dusted off, your resumes ready and your business suits out of mothballs, because you just might meet your next employer there. Below isthe basic information on the upcoming events being held at the Sheraton Hotel in Manhattan, 53rd and 7th Avenue. For further information or to register go on line an follow the prompts. The c
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An Open Letter to Martin Luther King

by Philip Emeagwali Walk with me down memory lane. The time: 1968. In 30 months, one million dead. The setting: a dusty camp in Biafra where survivors waited and hoped for peace. The survivors: Refugees fleeing from the “Dance of Death.” My mentor: One of the refugee camp directors, whom I called “Teacher” out of respect. “Martin Luther King has been killed,” Teacher said, with a pained voice and vacant eyes. I looked towards Teacher, wondering: “Who is Martin Luther King?” I was
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Martin Luther King Tribute
Award winning filmmaker Tim Greene Produces moving tribute to Martin Luther King for worldwide release.

Hollywood, Ca. Award winning writer, producer and director Tim Greene has produced the single release M.L. King-Anthem For An American Hero. He is releasing the song worldwide via the internet where you can listen to or download the moving tribute absolutely free now by going to WWW.TIMGREENEFILMS.COM and click onto the MYSPACE link. Tim served as the Grand Mars
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