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Op-Ed: From first black president to a president endorsed by the KKK

San Francisco - Martin Luther King once said that "the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice." This, like so much of what King said, is true, but sometimes it bends the other way too.

Demonstrators block westbound Bay Bridge in MLK Day protest

San Francisco - Protesters blocked all five westbound lanes of the Bay Bridge for more than an hour Monday in an extended version of anti-racism demonstrations that started early in the day in Oakland.

Review: Soul/reggae singer Natty prepares to 'Release the Fear'

The San Francisco-born thirty-something, who moved to London at the age of one, reached the Top 20 with his debut LP, "Man Like I," in 2008. Is the follow-up worthy of similar success? Digital Journal found out.

Review: Selma — Film on MLK more relevant now than ever

Selma, which dramatizes this southern Alabama episode of Dr. Martin Luther King's odyssey through the American South, is a kick in the gut which enrages, enervates, and inspires all at once.

50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s Nobel Peace Prize

Oslo - Americans are currently engaged in a countrywide debate about racism and police brutality. Ironically, today marks the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr. being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

Op-Ed: Gandhi was imperfect, Martin Luther wasn’t perfect

It is healthy to refuse to believe everything you read. Lies and half-truths have a way of toying with the mind into easy manipulation. Is there an excuse in showing Mahatma Gandhi was a perfect human? In a perfect world, to err wouldn’t be human.

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Sam Moore talks new music and career Special

Iconic singer and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Sam Moore (best-known for his lead vocals on the historic soul duo Sam & Dave) chatted about his latest endeavors.

Op-Ed: The significance of Black History Month

In the second decade of the 21st century, people-classified-as-black in America comprise about 12 percent of the U.S. population, about 40 million individuals. Nevertheless, their historical impact on the country far exceeds their numbers.

Review: Stefan Molyneux on Martin Luther King

Last week, the Canadian Libertarian gave us his thoughts on Karl Marx. This week he turns to Martin Luther King, and shatters a few images in the process.

Op-Ed: Why you should not dismiss every conspiracy theory you hear

America has always been the land of conspiracies, after all the nation was founded by a giant conspiracy hatched in taverns across the colonies. Today the term “conspiracy theory” has a dismissive air surrounding it, and maybe it shouldn't.

Interview with gospel singer Natalie Grant: 'Hurricane' Special

Natalie Grant is a Grammy-nominated songstress and a five-time winner of the prestigious "Female Vocalist of the Year" Gospel Music Association (GMA) Dove award.

Video: Jamie Foxx speaks at March on Washington anniversary

Actor/singer Jamie Foxx gave a powerful speech at the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington of the March on Washington Wednesday. He explained why he took an interest in social activism and he believes today's black celebrities should as well.

Op-Ed: Music records history, as it does with Edward Snowden

Music often forms the foundation for society’s perception of events, recording history sometimes as it happens. It has often been used to protest, inform, educate and stimulate emotions, even with controversial figures like Edward Snowden.

Watch never-before-seen video of James Earl Ray, MLK assassin

New video footage showing James Earl Ray, who assassinated Martin Luther King Jr. 45 years ago, has surfaced. The footage shows the assassin receiving his Miranda rights on an airplane shortly after his arrest in London in June 1968.

Remembering Martin Luther King's 'I have a dream' speech

On this day, in Washington, Martin Luther King Jr delivered his famous 'I have a dream' speech, to thousands who gathered outside of Lincoln Memorial, in what would become a critical moment of the civil rights movement, in 1963.

Boy's blackface costume for MLK history project sparks reactions

A second-grader at the Meridian Ranch Elementary School, Sean King, dressed up as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., as part of an assignment for his history class, caused reactions after he used make-up to blacken his face for the class presentation.

Martin Luther King papers now available online

His name has gone down in history as one of the great American heroes. Now everyone will be able to read online the one million documents that have been collected relating to and written by the Rev.Martin Luther King Jr.

New Martin Luther King memorial inscription error

Washington - Due to an inaccurate inscription, the wording which underlines the newly opened Martin Luther King memorial in Washington needs to be changed.

Civil Rights Leader Die at Age 89

Birmingham - Bombed, beaten and repeatedly arrested in the fight for civil rights, Rev. Martin Shuttlesworth has died at the age of 89

Pakistan said to be embarrassed over Bin Laden intelligence gaffe

Pakistan has admitted that it is embarrassed by the intelligence failure that allowed authorities there to not be aware of Osama Bin Laden’s presence in the country.

Tear gas and arrests: Birth of a Ugandan civil rights movement? Special

Kampala - Ugandan opposition leader Dr. Kizza Besigye was arrested while walking to work in Kampala, Uganda's capitol, on Monday morning, as part of a Walk to Work protest of the rising cost of fuel and consequent rise in the cost of living.

Martin Luther King's murderer — newly released photos and details

This coming Monday marks the 43rd anniversary of civil rights activist Martin Luther King's assassination in Memphis Tennessee, April 4,1968.

President’s Day: Labor's status to Abraham, Martin and John

“Our labor unions are not narrow, self-seeking groups. They have raised wages, shortened hours and provide supplemental benefits. Through collective bargaining and grievance procedures, they have brought justice and democracy to the shop floor.”

Op-Ed: Remembering a black leader's death, the old confederacy

An area known for its great food and music and for the movie Steel Magnolias is also known for its racial strife and the part it played in the old Confederacy, all mixed together on a day of remembrance in Natchitoches, Louisiana

April 6, 1968: Hell on Earth in the Land of a true Visionary

Where were you on April 6, 1968? 42 years is a long time, and many of us weren’t even thought of yet, but many of us were living in the midst of one of the most haunting violent moments in time of modern U.S. History.

Black population in U.S. upset over use of word 'negro' in census

Many American blacks were outraged when they opened their 2010 Census booklets and found the term “Negro” as one of their race options.

Spielberg set to produce bio-film of Martin Luther King Jr.

Stephen Spielberg and DreamWorks CEO Co-Chairperson Stacey Snider have won the long-running film industry battle to obtain permission from the King Estate to produce an epic film on one of the most influential figures in the history of the United States.

Black Activist Repudiates Obama for Al Jazeera at Inauguration

Yesterday all sorts of people equated Barack Obama, to be inaugurated today as President of the United States, with Martin Luther King. The days of birthday and inauguration were sentimentally close.

Op-Ed: Completing MLK's Dream

As we celebrate today's National Holiday commemorating the birthday of the late civil rights leader Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Americans have a renewed sense of hope preparing for the inauguration of our nation’s first Black President.

MLK Jr.'s Vision Personified Through Obama's Candidacy, According To Atlanta Voters

With US Election Day 2002 already having started, voters of Atlanta, Georgia, are excited and energized. To the voters, Barack Obama's candidacy is the personification of the dream envisioned by Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on the National Mall in Washington  D.C.
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Police Arresting Martin Luther King Jr. in Birmingham  Alabama
Police Arresting Martin Luther King Jr. in Birmingham, Alabama
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Recreation of Martin Luther King's Cell in Birmingham Jail - National Civil Rights Museum - Downtown Memphis - Tennessee - USA
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Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on the National Mall in Washington  D.C.
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
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