Tag Archives: Martin Luther King Jr.

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LBJ and MLK’s complex fight to go ‘All the Way’

The film examines Lyndon B. Johnson’s first year in office after the assassination of John F. Kennedy as he fights for the Civil Rights Act of 1964

The film examines LBJ’s first year in office after the assassination of John F. Kennedy…

By Kali Wilder

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More Than Half of U.S. Employers Do Not Honor Dr. King Day

Employees in the manufacturing industry are least likely to receive the day off

New survey shows that just 37% of U.S. employees receive a paid day off in…

By Courtney Connley

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BE Inspired: Dr. Martin Luther King Quotes to Uplift and Empower You

Some favorite quotes from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Although King is most recognized for his work during the Civil Rights movement, his principles…

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A Closer Look At Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s March on Washington

Dr. King advocated for economic as well as racial equality

When people think of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s March on Washington, they may…

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The Best Online Resources for Learning about MLK

Ways to learn about and celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. this MLK day

A roundup of great online resources about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in honor of…

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[Op-Ed] Why One Affluent Chicago School Desperately Wants to Merge With a Poor One

Can the children of the wealthy and the poor learn together?

A rich school and a poor school, both in Chicago and only eight blocks from…

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Louis Stokes, Ohio’s First Black Congressman, Dies

Attorney and civil rights advocate leaves legacy of forging change for minorities and disenfranchised

Louis Stokes, Ohio’s first African-American Congressan, died late Tuesday. He was 90.

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Common and John Legend Win Oscar for ‘Glory’, Plus Moving Performance

Common and John Legend leave audience in tears after "Glory"

Last night viewers all across the country tuned into ABC network to watch The Oscars.…

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This Day in History: The NAACP Was Founded

This day 106 years ago, the largest civil rights organization was formed

We explore the history of the NAACP, as today marks its 106th year anniversary.

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Comcast Celebrates Black History Month, Recognizing African American Innovators

The two-part series features past leaders and today's tech entrepreneurs

Comcast is honoring Black History Month by celebrating and recognizing various African American innovators in…

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Civil Rights Today: 15 Empowering Songs That Promote Freedom and Justice

As we're nearing Black History Month, add these hot picks to your playlist

Martin Luther King Jr.’s lives on 365 days per year. Empower yourself with this take-charge,…

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Three States Make MLK Day a Joint Holiday with Leader of the Confederate Army

States remind residents about joint holiday with signs posted on government buildings

Arkansas, Alabama and Mississippi make Martin Luther King, Jr. day a joint holiday with Confederate…

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Toyota Donates $50,000 to HBCUs in Honor of Dr. King’s Legacy

Toyota Financial Services shows their commitment to improving opportunities for HBCU students

Toyota donates $50,000 to five HBCUs in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Black History Month: 7 Cool, Must-See Civil Rights Landmarks and Tours

From the East Coast to the West, these are spots you and the family won't want to miss

Here are seven must-see Civil Rights landmarks. From the Rosa Parks bus to the MLK…

By Cristie Leondis

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How Tech Companies Honored MLK Day

With diversity a major issue, many acknowledged but most did not close doors to commemorate

The lack of diversity in Silicon Valley, as well as the technology industry in general,…

By Patrick Austin

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Oprah and ‘Selma’ Cast Marched in Alabama on MLK Day

Oprah, Ava DuVernay, Common and other stars celebrate esteemed leader in unity

To honor Martin Luther King, Jr., the Selma cast marched in Selma, Alabama Sunday, Jan.…

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New Entity Launches To Advance Black Male Achievement in America

The CBMA increases opportunities and access for men and boys of color

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On Jan. 19th, Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, New Entity launched To Advance Black…

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Ball State University Students Turn Retired Bus Into Civil Rights Museum

The exhibit will feature past leaders

A group of students from Ball State University have transformed a retired bus into a…

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‘Selma’ Gives Nod To Gay Civil Rights Activist

MLK adviser and mentor Bayard Rustin portrayed in the film by Reuben Santiago-Hudson

Martin Luther King Jr. mentor and advisor Bayard Ruston, an openly gay man, is portrayed…

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The Boss Moves of Martin Luther King Jr.

Take notes on the brave career moves of the most important Civil Rights leader in black history, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

What is your greatest memory of MLK?

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