Martin Luther King Day

#MLKNOW Brings Out Chris Rock, Harry Belafonte, & More To Honor MLK | News One

2016 MLK Now

Blackout for Human Rights, Riverside Church

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Blackout for Human Rights and The Campaign for Black Male Achievement

On the week that would have marked the late leader’s 87th birthday, social justice groups Blackout for Human Rights and The Campaign for Black Male Achievement celebrated Dr. King’s legacy and more with MLK Now at the legendary Riverside Church in Harlem, New York. 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.

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POTUS Honors MLK on National Day of Service | Essence.com

National Day of  Service | Obama

Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

“Yesterday the First Family kicked off inauguration weekend with a National Day of Service to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by pitching in on improvements at Burrville Elementary school in Washington, DC. As part of their service, the President and First Lady stained a bookcase for students at the school just miles away from the White House.”

via POTUS Honors MLK on National Day of Service | Essence.com.

Martin Luther King Jr.’s Dream Of Economic Equality Still Not A Reality

Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Today we remember the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.: the man who laid out his dream for a more equal America nearly 50 years ago. Unfortunately, we haven’t made as much progress as King probably would have hoped. Though relevant government statistics are limited and do not go back to the 1960s, available data suggests that black America still has a long way to go before attaining true equality of opportunity.”

 

via Martin Luther King Jr.’s Dream Of Economic Equality Still Not A Reality.

 

The Daily Pennsylvanian :: John Legend talks social justice at Irvine

The Daily Pennsylvanian :: John Legend talks social justice at Irvine.

In a small backstage room at Irvine Auditorium, 1999 College graduate John Legend sat down without hesitation, happy to meet a group of reporters before the evening’s events. Though he was about to face a packed house, he spoke smoothly, almost as if he were humming one of his songs.

Last night, Legend joined Camille Charles, director of the Center for Africana Studies, to deliver the 12th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture in Social Justice. The event was part of an annual symposium, sponsored by the Center for Africana Studies, to honor black Americans dedicated to positive social change.