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.

Nearly 100 sandwich bags in Mobile, Alabama were stuffed with recruitment flyers for a North Carolina based chapter of the KKK.

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 […]

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, search engine Google changed their homepage doodle to pay homage to the Civil Rights leader who was…

Check out footage from the 2012 Black Heritage Society’s 34th Annual “Original” MLK Holiday Parade! [ooyala 5mMTBkMzqWfItN3pZxbIIS9LnV9llpxr 610 343 0 nolink]

The Houston community joined the Majic Crew along with several regional bands, cheerleading squads, and local organizations to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, January 16th in Mid-town for The 18th Annual MLK Parade.

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” Martin Luther King, African-American civil rights leader

President Barack Obama and his family have celebrated Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday at morning worship service. http://www.blackamericaweb.com/?q=articles/news/the_state_of_black_america_news/36242

http://www.eurweb.com/?p=77822 *Maine’s governor, Paul LePage, just doesn’t give a crap. He is telling critics to “kiss my butt” over his decision not to attend the state NAACP’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrations this weekend.