MLK Day

A restaurant owner posted a demeaning Facebook message on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, playing into the racially charged stereotype of African Americans liking fried chicken and waffles with watermelon. The move sparked complaints about "outright" racism.

Shots rang out around 3:40 p.m. at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park in Miami, where thousands were gathered to celebrate the Civil Rights icon's legacy.

During the event, actors, activists, and musicians will pay homage to Dr. King with recitations of his most revered speeches, as well as musical performances.

Democratic frontrunner Bernie Sanders is bringing attention to the water crisis that is unfolding in Michigan. Sanders is calling for Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder to resign after the situation left over 30,000 people in Flint without drinkable tap water and thousands of people sick. “There are no excuses. The governor long ago knew about the […]

Soul rocker Lenny Kravitz released a video via his Facebook page earlier today, paying tribute to Dr. King.  The video, a montage of photos and…

Simple and clean, Starbucks gave tribute to Martin Luther King‘s legacy by creating an ad in observance of the Civil Rights leader. Displayed on a black…

In today’s 3 Things You Should Know Jeff Johnson reminds us that Monday is the official celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Listen to the audio player…

Here are some books authored by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr that you may be interested in reading.

It was the late spring of 1963, and my friend Martin was exhausted. The campaign to integrate the public facilities in Birmingham had been successful but also tremendously taxing. In its aftermath, he wanted nothing more than to take Coretta and the children away for a vacation and forget – forget the looming book deadline, […]

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, we remember and celebrate the women who walked beside him in order to make our world a better place. Check out more of our MLK Memorial coverage here

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama and his family observed Martin Luther King Day with a brief service project at a Washington school Monday. The president, first lady Michelle Obama and their daughters, Malia and Sasha, were greeted in the cafeteria of Stuart Hobson Middle School by a chorus of “Happy Birthday” for the first lady, […]

In an exclusive interview, Dr. Wyatt T Walker, former Chief of Staff for Martin Luther King Jr. and one of the last freedom fighters of the civil rights movement, discuses his first experience with Dr King and how he tried to talk him out of doing the I Have A Dream Speech. Click Below To […]