A restaurant owner posted a demeaning Facebook message on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, playing into the racially charged stereotype of African Americans liking fried chicken and waffles with watermelon. The move sparked complaints about "outright" racism.


During the event, actors, activists, and musicians will pay homage to Dr. King with recitations of his most revered speeches, as well as musical performances.

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 […]

Above are the latest details about the commemorative march and rally for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s holiday.

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Soul rocker Lenny Kravitz released a video via his Facebook page earlier today, paying tribute to Dr. King.  The video, a montage of photos and…

Simple and clean, Starbucks gave tribute to Martin Luther King‘s legacy by creating an ad in observance of the Civil Rights leader. Displayed on a black…

This year’s King Holiday seems to come with a more urgent purpose.  This year marks the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday and the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the monumental piece of legislation that was signed to ensure everyone’s right to vote. Yet, many people are concerned about its enforceability after the US Supreme Court’s […]


“Life’s most persistent and urgent questions is, what are you doing for others?” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Every human being shares the same purpose, to enhance the lives of others. This could mean sharing an encouraging word, volunteering in your community, or simply saying a prayer for someone in need. Remember, one small act […]

In today’s 3 Things You Should Know Jeff Johnson reminds us that Monday is the official celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Listen to the audio player…

On Monday January 21, 2013 the Hot 107.9 Family partnered with Hands on Atlanta and King Center for the 2013 Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. Along with about 3,000 other people across the city, Hot 107.9 and the Hot listeners participated in a service project on the King Holiday at Patchwork City Farms/ […]