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Martin Luther King Jr.’s Legacy Is Not Tarnished By His Family, But By The Absence Of Equality In America

It seems that USA Today is concerned with the preservation of Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy; or at least how his family has profited from it. Their editorial board published an article titled, “Martin Luther King’s Heirs Milk a Legacy” essentially detailed the amount of money the King family has made after hi…

By: Tiffanie Drayton / January 19, 2015

Watch Martin Luther King Jr.’s Full “I Have A Dream” Speech

Today marks what would have been Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s 86th birthday. Above is his historic “I Have  A Dream” speech, delivered on August 28, 1963, on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC. The full speech, as transcribed by Huffington Post, is below.

I am happy…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 19, 2015

Madonna’s Social Media Manager Is Out Of His Or Her Damn Mind With This #RebelHeart Hashtag

You know how the heart emoji was the most popular word of 2014? After viewing Madonna’s Twitter timeline, I’m convinced that she single-handedly made it so.
In an effort to promote her forthcoming album, Rebel Heart, Madonna has apparently hired a 15-year-old to handle her social media accounts, and that 15-year-old is splattering her…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 2, 2015

For Us Weekly, Honoring MLK’s Dream Involves Black Men Holding Umbrellas For Rich White Ladies

UsWeekly.com covered yesterday’s Martin Luther King Jr. Let Freedom Ring festivities in Washington, DC, and found a photograph that deftly captured what MLK’s “dream” was all about. Yes, I’m pretty sure that when Martin Luther King Jr. gave his famous “I Have A Dream” speech, there was a paragraph (maybe two!) about the collective unconsciou…

By: Julie Gerstein / August 29, 2013

Martin Luther King, Jr.: “I Have A Dream”

Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, readers! Hopefully you have the day off to (sleep in and) do some sort of public service, but regardless, here is the full version of MLK’s legendary “I Have A Dream” speech.

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 17, 2011

Gay Rights: What Would MLK Do?

The Southern Christian Leadership Conference, the civil rights group founded by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., is trying to fire Reverend Eric Lee, the president of its Los Angeles Chapter, because he supports gay marriage and dissed Prop 8. While it’s pretty ironic that the SCLC would give him a pink slip over gay rights,…

By: Simcha / July 30, 2009

Kanye Becomes King So You Can Forget You’re Broke

Speaking of changing names, here’s a name change maybe we all can agree on. Self-obsessed Kanye West recently told Complex Magazine he’s changing his name to Martin Louis the King Jr. to embody MLK Jr. and his favorite label, Louis Vuitton. He demands everyone address him as such, but no one would blame you if…

By: Wendy Atterberry / March 27, 2009