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More than 6,000 people have signed a petition in Buffalo, N.Y., that calls for a statue honoring Martin Luther King Jr. to be replaced with a more realistic likeness of the civil rights icon.

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It’s no secret that I live in Washington, D.C. While I’ve had a love-hate relationship with this city for various reasons, it’s home. No matter where I go in the world, even when I’m back in Atlanta or Madison/Huntsville, Ala., at this point in life, D.C. is home. I’ve lived in the D.C. urea for 17 years at this…

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Nothing prepares you for the moment the curtains are pulled back and you’re on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel, now the National Civil Rights Museum. Nothing can prepare you for looking into the bathroom from where the shot was fired. Nothing prepares you for standing alone on the second floor of The Malcolm X […]

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Yellowing court records from the arrests of Rosa Parks, Martin Luther […]

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MEMPHIS, Tennessee — Audriana Thomas made a trip to Memphis and found herself in the midst of making history. The Florida A&M University student, one of dozens selected as a delegate for the I AM 2018 Mountaintop Conference honoring the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. and other great leaders, was front and center for […]

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C-SPAN’s tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. on the 50th anniversary of his death was […]

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Whenever something critical takes place that affects Black Americans, people always seem to ask, “What would Martin Luther King think about this?”   It’s usually asked with disdain and happens when someone or some group does something cringe-worthy.   But today, 50 years from the day King was assassinated in Memphis, Martin Luther King III […]

The post Martin Luther King III applauds youth anti-violence movement and urges reform appeared first on theGrio.

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One might not expect a 75-year-old former Southeastern Conference football coach, a WASP born and raised in College Park, Georgia, to be an outspoken advocate for racial justice. But Bill Curry always enjoyed challenging expectations. Selected in the 20th and final round of the 1964 draft, Curry surprisingly made the roster of Vince Lombardi’s powerhouse […]

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Fifty years ago, on Thursday, April 4, 1968, the sun began to set on Memphis, Tennessee. At the downtown Lorraine Motel, Martin Luther King Jr., dressed for dinner, stepped out of Room 306 and onto the second-floor balcony. Seconds later, he met what his followers feared most: a sniper’s bullet. Within minutes, he lay in […]

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It was about 9 in the morning on April 4, 1968. Bernard Lafayette Jr. had gotten the final details of his mission from Martin Luther King Jr. Later on that fateful day in Memphis, Tennessee, Lafayette would pack his luggage at the Lorraine Motel and head to the airport for a flight to Washington, D.C., […]

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He was the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. He served in the U.S. House of Representatives. He became only the second African-American mayor in Atlanta’s history. Perhaps most impressive, Andrew Young operated as one of the top lieutenants for Martin Luther King Jr. When the drum major for justice was assassinated at 7:01 p.m. […]

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Last month, in the middle of this incredibly challenging time for our nation, I had the honor of joining Congressman John Lewis for the annual march commemorating the Selma to Montgomery march for voting rights. And as we crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge, I thought about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s dream. It was 50 […]

The post Senator Kamala D. Harris on Martin Luther King’s Dream and continuing fight for equality appeared first on theGrio.

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From being an early college grad to spending his honeymoon in a funeral parlor, Martin Luther King, Jr. lived an fascinating life beyond his titular dream

The post 10 fascinating facts you probably didn’t know about MLK appeared first on theGrio.

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TV One’s Roland Martin called out former speechwriter Jennifer Grossman this week for her pitiful […]

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During National Women’s History Month, The Undefeated will recognize two women every Tuesday. This week’s Two for Tuesday features basketball Olympic gold medalist Swin Cash and civil rights activist Coretta Scott King. Swin Cash WNBA star Swin Cash retired from the game in June 2016 after completing her third season with the New York Liberty. […]

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On Feb. 11, at 8 p.m., The Undefeated will present Dear Black Athlete, a one-hour special on ESPN featuring conversations with athletes and community leaders about social justice. Inspired by Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” the program will be taped at Birmingham’s Sixth Avenue Baptist Church, where King spoke and led […]

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Martin Luther King, Jr. has always been known for his powerful speeches. The feelings we have after listening to his iconic rhetoric is both influential and inspirational, often leaving us shaken to our core and igniting fires we didn’t know we had. But many were surprised to hear his words used in Sunday night’s Super […]

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On Aug. 28, 1963, King delivered one of his most powerful and inspirational speeches at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. The “I Have a Dream” speech became known as one of his most famous oral addresses in American history. “I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up, live out the […]

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Thursday marks the beginning of Black History Month. For the next 28 days (and beyond), we will provide a daily dose of inspirational stories and videos to help explain the complex history of the black experience and black identity in America. Historian Carter G. Woodson and minister Jesse E. Moorland founded the Association for the […]

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Martin Luther King Jr. was staying in Room 306 at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee, on that dismal day of April 4, 1968. He was assassinated on the balcony outside of his room at the place now known as the National Civil Rights Museum. The day King was killed, the New York Knicks’ front-office […]

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Monday 01.15.18 To commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry and Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons engaged in nonviolent resistance on the court, with both men insinuating they wanted to scrap in the hallway. Not wanting to be left out of the celebration, players on the Houston Rockets, like WCW […]

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The late night TV host exposes America's ignorance with latest segment of 'Lie Witness News'

The post Jimmy Kimmel prank reveals white people have no idea who MLK is appeared first on theGrio.

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To celebrate the life and accomplishments of civil rights hero Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the NBA offered an 11-game slate for fans on MLK Day on Monday. Outside of the live action, the 22 teams in action chose to honor King in their own distinctive ways. The Undefeated will keep a running list of […]

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The stunning Jan. 15 New Yorker cover of Martin Luther King Jr. linking arms with athlete-activists Colin Kaepernick and Michael Bennett has elicited a lot of strong responses, including both thunderous praise and biting criticism. We asked the artist Mark Ulriksen, who has been a freelance illustrator for The New Yorker since 1994, to walk […]

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Houston Rockets forward Tarik Black grew up in Memphis, Tennessee, and spent much of his childhood at the National Civil Rights Museum, where his mother, Judith Moore, worked in public relations for two years. The 26-year-old Black shares his memories of the museum and how its lessons and the people he met there helped shape […]

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Today we honor Martin Luther King Jr. Born on this date in 1929, Martin was a towering figure. There is no way to tell America’s story without stopping to read the chapters the 1964 Nobel Peace Prize winner helped write. Before Martin was assassinated in 1968, the modern civil rights moment he led waved the […]

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I didn’t know the two white men. And if they knew of me, it was only because I was the newest black reporter at the morning newspaper in Memphis, Tennessee, the city where Elvis Presley grew up and Martin Luther King Jr. died. “Well,” one of the men said as I entered the men’s room, […]

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The NBA’s most meaningful uniform of the season honors the civil rights movement, an iconic slogan, and one of the era’s most fearless, Martin Luther King Jr. On Friday, the Memphis Grizzlies announce the release of its MLK50 City Edition uniform. The new look marks the fourth and final installment of the series of uniforms […]

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“The labor movement did not diminish the strength of the nation but enlarged it. By raising the living standards of millions, labor miraculously created a market for industry and lifted the whole nation to undreamed of levels of production. Those who today attack labor forget these simple truths, but history remembers them.” – Dr. Martin […]

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