In a rousing speech on race, poverty, and economic justice – given less than a year before his assassination – Martin Luther King Jr. drives home the mission behind his Poor People’s Campaign. It is a clear-eyed look at the disparity of wealth in America, what it means for people of all colors – and […]
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.
The 93-year-old activist was honored Thursday for his work in civil rights at the Cannon Center for the Performing Arts in Memphis, Tennessee.
The U.S. Treasury announces that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.‘s photo will be added on the back of the $5 dollar bill. According to WSB Local News, President Abraham Lincoln’s picture will remain on the front, but the back will feature historic events at the Lincoln Memorial, including images of renowned opera singer Marian Anderson, First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. […]
Monday night's event highlighted historic speeches by civil rights heroes like MLK, Malcolm X, Fred Hampton, Sojourner Truth, and Shirley Chisholm, recited by Lin Miranda-Manuel, Andre Holland, Michael B. Jordan, Octavia Spencer, and civil rights icon Harry Belafonte.
A protest in the Bay Area – held not only to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. but also to seek justice for Mario Woods, a man shot and killed by San Francisco Police officers last month – included protesters shutting down highway lanes near the SF Bay Bridge. The demonstrators halted all traffic, resulting in […]
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 […]
Roland Martin talks to Pastor Corey Brooks of Chicago about the boycott of Mayor Rahm Emmanuel‘s prayer breakfast in light of the suspected corruption around…
Ahead of the Martin Luther King holiday, military officials this week yanked an offensive flyer that featured an image of the slain civil rights leader on an advertisement for a "fun shoot" at a Georgia Air Force base, reports the AJC.
The People’s Station Majic 102.1 celebrates the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. At 10 o’clock a.m., the city of Houston plus the Majic Family got out for the 38th Annual “Original” MLK Jr. Birthday Parade. The parade started Downtown at the corner of Texas and Hamilton. The Annual MLK Day Parade and […]
Sutton died "peacefully" at Saint Joseph Hospital in Atlanta on Saturday, Alta Sutton, the leader's daughter, said.