MLK Day

'Breaking' Presents: Dwayne Kennedy, a Seasoned Comedian Emerging From the Trenches

Kennedy, whose work spans nearly three decades, released his first live stand-up album, “Oh No, It’s Dwayne Kennedy!” in February.

10 MLK Quotes That Just Might Inspire You to Act

This year’s commemoration is unlike any other in recent memory.

Despite Using MLK for Advertisement, Apple Doesn't Observe MLK Day

Can Apple control+option+delete its way out of this one?

MLK Boulevard: A Snapshot of King's Dream Deferred

What do streets named after Dr. Martin Luther Jr. tell us about economic justice today?

How to Be a Racial Justice Hero, on MLK Day and All Year Long

Martin Luther King, Jr., isn’t the only racial justice hero–you can be one too. Simply drill down on your daily routine, ask some basic questions about equity in the institutions you engage and deploy your own hero powers to fight for it.

MLK Memorial Finally Dedicated After 10 Years of Fundraising, a Hurricane and Earthquake

The celebration was far smaller than organizers had anticipated back in August, but the message was loud and clear: there’s still work left to be done.

MLK Memorial Unveiled to Cheers -- And Criticism

Critics are unhappy Dr. King’s sculpture was created by Chinese artist Lei Yizin in China.

Poll: More Than Half of Americans Believe King's Dream Has Been Fulfilled

Just over half of Americans polled say Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream of racial equality has been fulfilled.

MLK in 2011: Tim Wise, Barbara Ransby and Michelle Chen

Colorlines writers apply King’s ideas to today’s politics.

We Twisted King's Dream, So We Live With His Nightmare

Today’s remembrances abstract non-violence from justice, colorblindness from racial equity and public service from radical social transformation.

Remembering MLK: The Things We've Forgotten Would Guide Us

Civil rights historian Barbara Ransby says we are all King’s political heirs.

Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Call for Peace as Racial Justice Still Rings

Global Justice columnist Michelle Chen explores the legacy of King’s antiwar activism.