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Two young Black girls ride by a black and white Martin Luther King mural in Miami

How I Met the Real Martin Luther King Jr.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s image has been flattened into that of a non-threatening dreamer. But the truth is, he was a politically radical thinker who not only fought for racial justice but for restructuring the economic order in this country.

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Deciding to Lead With Love, Despite an Enraging Political Climate

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. teaches us that leading with love is a decision rather than a naturally occurring phenomenon. In this hostile political moment, commit to practicing a love that makes room for anger but not for contempt.  

 
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LIVESTREAM: David Oyelowo, Q-Tip and More Honor Dr. King's Legacy at 'MLK Now 2017'

Blackout for Human Rights and the Campaign for Black Male Achievement's second "MLK Now" event airs live from Harlem's Riverside Church at 2 p.m. EST. 

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Twitter Eviscerates White Saviors, Magical POC and More #TiredMediaTropes

Robert Jones Jr. told Colorlines that he created #TiredMediaTropes in response to a recent episode of "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.”

16 Women of Color Who Made History in 2016

Amidst a year of challenging news and political events, these 16 women of color kept it moving and made history in the arenas of culture, media, sports and politics.

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Kanye West Does Not Speak for People of Color [Opinion]

The superstar who once blurted out that President George W. Bush didn't care about Black people met with President-Elect Donald Trump to discuss "multicultural issues" today. Herewith, a PSA.

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VICE Launches Apprenticeship Program for Formerly Incarcerated People

The media company developed the program in partnership with the Center for Employment Opportunities.

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WATCH: Female Journalists of Color's Moving Tribute to Gwen Ifill

"You were a beacon for so many of us, women of color especially, who wanted so badly to see themselves reflected in the media," said CNN's Tanzina Vega. 

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Muslim Journalist on Reporting in Trump's America: 'Empathy Isn't Always Reciprocated'

NPR reporter Asma Khalid addresses the Islamophobia she endured while reporting on the 2016 election as a hijab-wearing Muslim woman in a new essay and "All Things Considered" interview.

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Time Explores Trump's Racist Appeal in 'Person of the Year' Profile

The President-elect won out over a shortlist that included Hillary Clinton and Beyoncé.

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The Media's Big Trump Conundrum

News outlets that pride themselves on objectivity are struggling with how to characterize the racism and xenophobia of the Donald Trump Administration. 

A young Muslim man wearing a black hoodie and a young woman wearing a hijab hold up signs that say "Islam is peace" and "We not a terrorist"

We Have Been Here Before

Even though our Muslim-, South Asian- and Arab-American communities have been confronting and surviving backlash and criminalization in the 15 years since 9/11, our lives, identities and futures are at stake like never before. 

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For Latinx People, a Post-Election 'Time of Reckoning'

Latinx digital media pioneer Julio Ricardo Varela reflects on the 2016 election and where Latinx people go from here.

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Exactly Who Trump Insider Steve Bannon Hates, in His Own Words

The Trump administration strategist is a renaissance man of hatred.

A group of smiling young women raise their arms during a breathing exercise at a session of the Facing Race National Conference

Trump Reminds Us the Racial Justice Movement Is Growing

Backlash only exists when we are making progress, so let’s keep going.

#FacingRace Livestream: Multiracial Movements for Black Lives

Michelle Alexander moderates a discussion with leading racial justice activists and thinkers about how #BlackLivesMatter connects with, rather than divides, the movement for racial justice. 

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ProPublica Calls For People To Document Voter Harassment and Interference On Election Day

The publication's "Electionland" project seeks participants willing to help expose "anything that jeopardizes an orderly and fair election."

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Black Lives Matter Founders, Zendaya, Simone Biles Among Glamour's Women of the Year

This is the 27th year the magazine has honored world-changing women.

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Judge Approves Byron Allen's $10 Billion Discrimination Lawsuit

Allen on his lawsuit against telecom giant Charter Communications: "This lawsuit was filed to provide distribution and real economic inclusion for 100 percent African American-owned media."

Actor John Leguizamo attends the Premiere of Netflix's 'Bloodline' at Westwood Village Theatre on May 24, 2016, in Westwood, California. He penned a piece on his Latino experience for the New York Times.

READ: John Leguizamo Calls on Latinxs to Vote This Election—And Demands Political Equality

The actor wrote a telling op-ed history lesson—from colonialism to representation in media.