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Appreciating Martin Luther King’s Nonviolent Resistance


Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is the first descendant of African slaves in America to be immortalized. 

Through the years his name has been misrepresented by a multitude of institutions, in a number of ways.  For me and many of my

President Obama Remembers The Tragedy of The Trayvon Martin Verdict 


February 26 marked the three-year anniversary of the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, who was savagely and maliciously shot in a confrontation with George Zimmerman, who was acquitted of second-degree murder charges in the teenagers death the

Documentary on Life of Dr. Maya Angelou Coming to PBS


Before her recent passing, Dr. Maya Angelou had been working with PBS’ American Master series on an extensive documentary about her life, called American Masters — Maya Angelou: The People’s

Rest In Power: Dr. Maya Angelou


Out of her many literary works, perhaps none best sum up the life and times of Dr. Maya Angelou like her following quote:

"You are the sum total of everything you'

We Remember: April 4, 1968, The Day King Died


April 4, 1968. America lost one of the greatest leaders in its history when the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated as he stood on a balcony at the Lorraine Hotel in Memphis, Tennessee.

Talking ‘Bout A Revolution: Millennials Must Embody The March On Washington


The March on Washington occurred 50 years ago as a stand against racial inequalities in the United States, culminating in one of the most important speeches in American history: Dr. Martin Luther King's “I Have A Dream.”


While You Were Working: Shabazz Muhammad Declared For The NBA Draft


Shabazz Muhammad declared for the NBA draft and Vander Blue is expected 

Marching Toward A Revolution, Or Just To Say You Were There?


I've been to many marches and protests. The first was as a kid in the early 80s when we marched in freezing temperatures and snow to make Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday a national holiday. The latest were following the death of Freddie Gr

Screen Time: Director Ava Duvernay and Actor David Oyelowo Talk Selma


Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is as quintessentially American a story as any in the history of the United States, but many attempts at immortalizing his life and times have come up short. At the recent Urbanworld Film Festival, director Ava Duvernay

Mike Carey and the Conviction of Belief in Sports


How do you judge a man with conviction? Not just one with beliefs, but one that supports his beliefs with action. Dr. Martin Luther King, organizing followers who stood firm in their fight for civil rights no matter the odds or violence they faced.