Tag Archives: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
A roundup of citywide events honoring the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Join citywide events to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
By Kandia Johnson
A consummate journalist, Bond understood the importance of black-owned media as a voice of empowerment and self-determination for African Americans.
Against a backdrop of activism and achievement, it could be easy to forget that Bond…
By Earl G. Graves, Sr.
Director Ava DuVernay and actor David Oyelowo left out of major categories
Despite being snubbed in a few major categories, “Selma” scores two nominations for this year’s…
By Courtney Connley
Throughout January, exclusive programming will feature the legends
Earlier today, the Oprah Winfrey Network announced that as January approaches, there will be continual…
By Cristie Leondis
Hackers work against clock to create social good innovations
Black Techies joined forces with Tumblr to organize the MLK Dream Code Hackathon. The 30-plus-hour…
By Janel Martinez
The talented actor is in talks to portray the civil rights leader
Do you think Forest Whitaker could take on the task of playing Dr. King?
By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton
Dr. Cornel West speaks out against President Obama being sworn in using Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s bible.
Cornel West expresses disappointment in President Obama during panel at George Washington University.
By Amber McKynzie
From Malcolm X to Tina Turner, we highlight top moments in a media legend's career
From Malcolm X to Tina Turner, Mike Wallace–who died April 7— has had a stellar…
By Janell Hazelwood
The Mountaintop playwright explains the real story behind why she re-imagined MLK's last day
The Mountaintop’s Katori Hall opens up about the true story behind her fictional account of…
By Carolyn M. Brown
The good old days of Mad Men, Pan Am and The Playboy Club all send a familiar message to Black actors: no positions available
I have zero interest, at least so far, in the new shows Pan Am, ABC’s…
By Alfred Edmond, Jr.
Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his legacy on the 40th commemoration of his…