Hip-Hop was born from a spirit of protest and the desire to be heard, so it’s no surprise that many of our favorite rappers have drawn influence from Dr. Martin Luther King. Here’s 15 times Hip-Hop artists like Kanye West, Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar and Common referenced Martin Luther King, Jr. Related Articles Kareem ‘Biggs’ Burke […]
We know so much about what he dedicated his life's work towards, but here's some things about MLK Jr. that you might not have known.
Decades after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on April 4, 1968, we still recall the fateful words of his last public speech the day before. Delivered in Memphis, Tenn. in support of striking sanitation workers there, his address is popularly known as “The Mountaintop Speech” for these famous closing lines: “We’ve got […]
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What: MLK Jr. Celebration – National Day of Service Block Party and House Tour. When: Monday, January 16, 2017. Where: Atlanta’s Pittsburgh neighborhood, starting at 790 Welch Street. The Urban League of Greater Atlanta is joining with two other organizations – Community Movement Builders and the Casey Foundation – to host a community block party […]
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.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.‘s sister-in-law was punched in the face outside of her Atlanta, Georgia retirement home during an alleged carjacking. 83-year-old Naomi King was confronted by a thief outside on Friday; he demanded she give up her car, but she refused. A friend of Naomi told WSBTV: “He demanded her car and told her he […]
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