Hip-Hop was born from a spirit of protest and the desire to be heard, so it’s no surprise that many of our favorite rappers have drawn influence from Dr. Martin Luther King. Here’s 15 times Hip-Hop artists like Kanye West, Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar and Common referenced Martin Luther King, Jr. Related Articles Kareem ‘Biggs’ Burke […]
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.
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The nation will pause to remember Martin Luther King Jr. with parades, marches and service projects. King was born Jan. 15, 1929, and the federal holiday is the third Monday in January. In Atlanta, a service will be held at Ebenezer Baptist Church, where King was pastor. In Memphis, Tenn., where King was assassinated, an […]
So today we celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King and while some may do community service and continue the dream. Others will party in the name of Dr. King. There has been some back lash over some of the fliers that have been promoting MLK weekend parties. Fliers like ….. Dr. King’s daughter, […]
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his dream represent a multitude of values and principles to those who remember him. He was a peaceful uniter who stood up for the rights and liberties of African-Americans. And whether you focus on Dr. King’s message of non-violence or his efforts to bring social change, his legacy represents something […]
After Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s assassination in 1968 many concerned parties began to campaign for a holiday celebrating his life and work on behalf of Civil Rights. Where Did Dr. King’s Dream Begin? After a bill was introduced to Congress to make King’s birthday, January 15th, a national holiday, private citizens took up the […]
A rare and candid TV interview with Martin Luther King, Jr. – unseen in 40 years – is the centerpiece of this timely tribute, featuring exclusive interviews with such notables as Jesse Jackson, Rosa Parks and Colin Powell that provide fresh insight into the life and personality of the late civil rights leader. “When I […]
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