This year the focus was “Mind Your Mind” how to overcome issues of domestic violence, bullying, abandonment, neglect, drug/alcohol addiction, molestation, slavery or incarceration.
A new memorial in honor of Civil Rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will be built above a commemorative carving of Confederate leaders Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson, and Jefferson Davis in Georgia.
Many high fashion magazines have come under fire for not featuring enough women of color on their covers, but Vogue is finally deciding to embrace some diversity.…
Martin Luther King, Jr., born January 15, 1929 is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent, civil disobedience based on his Christian beliefs. He was born Michael King, but his father changed his name in honor of German reformer Martin Luther. He led the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott and helped found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. On October […]
Dr. Dorothy Height was considered the “grande dame” of the civil rights era. She was an American administrator, educator, and social activist. She also served as president of the National Council of Negro Women for forty years. Height was born in Richmond Virginia on March 24, 1912, but moved with her family to Rankin Pennsylvania […]
A second-grader at Meridian Ranch Elementary school in Colorado Springs was pulled out of class on Wednesday for painting his face black, reports KRDO.com. Sean King dressed up as Martin Luther King, Jr. for a class project. “It was wax museum day for the second-graders and each one dressed up as a historical figure they […]
It’s not uncommon for businesses to use Martin Luther King Day for a number of promotions. But the decision to use the Civil Rights leader’s image on a strip club flyer has caused widespread outrage, demanding an apology from the Miami Beach graphic designer. Jeffrey Darnell Paul, owner of South Side Graphix, designed a flyer […]
Almost 30 years after the release of their hit “The Message,” it’s been announced that Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five will be inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. According to reports, the rap group is among the 25 new inductees, which also includes Mahalia Jackson, Bill Cosby, Gene Autrey and Dr. Martin Luther […]
Angela Bassett has signed on to star opposite Samuel L. Jackson in the Broadway production of the play “The Mountaintop, starting this fall.” Producers announced that Bassett will play the mysterious woman who visits the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis in playwright Katori Hall’s re-imagining of the night before […]