@kwellscomm PraiseIndy.com News & Sports Local murder investigations continue today as our attention turns to issues of racial divides through a startling new survey #BlackWhiteBlue and a local event tonight where you may use its results and MLK’s teachings as a bridge to close the gap. Indianapolis Metro Police say the young man who was shot […]
President Barack Obama has long made it known that he is a great admirer of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. During his first term in office, he added a sculpture of King's to the Oval Office. The bust made history in 2000 when it became the first image of an African American in any public space in the White House. So it is only fitting that during his final Black History Month as President of the United States, Obama welcomed four members of King's family to view the bust in the Oval Office for the first time.
Monday night's event highlighted historic speeches by civil rights heroes like MLK, Malcolm X, Fred Hampton, Sojourner Truth, and Shirley Chisholm, recited by Lin Miranda-Manuel, Andre Holland, Michael B. Jordan, Octavia Spencer, and civil rights icon Harry Belafonte.
A protest in the Bay Area – held not only to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. but also to seek justice for Mario Woods, a man shot and killed by San Francisco Police officers last month – included protesters shutting down highway lanes near the SF Bay Bridge. The demonstrators halted all traffic, resulting in […]
Democratic frontrunner Bernie Sanders is bringing attention to the water crisis that is unfolding in Michigan. Sanders is calling for Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder to resign after the situation left over 30,000 people in Flint without drinkable tap water and thousands of people sick. “There are no excuses. The governor long ago knew about the […]
Ahead of the Martin Luther King holiday, military officials this week yanked an offensive flyer that featured an image of the slain civil rights leader on an advertisement for a "fun shoot" at a Georgia Air Force base, reports the AJC.
Joy Ann Reid recently spoke with Roland Martin about her new book, "Fracture: Barack Obama, the Clintons, and the Racial Divide."
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a wise man. He is often the emblem invoked for anyone wanting civil rights of any kind. He is…
Two weeks ago when Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne announced that no charges would be brought against the Wisconsin police officer who shot and…
Fifty-three years after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on April 4, 1968, we still recall the fateful words of his last public…
In the final twelve months of his life, from April 4, 1967 till his death April 4, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. wasn’t the most admired man in Black America or America. In fact his support and popularity was at all time lows. All because of his strong opposition to the Vietnam War. Now […]