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WASHINGTON — A quote inscribed in stone on the new Martin Luther King memorial will likely be changed after complaints it didn’t accurately reflect the civil rights leader’s words. RELATED: NewsOne’s MLK Day Brotherhood Awards! SEE ALSO: Black Latinos Talk Struggles The King memorial opened in August with the quote: “I was a drum major […]

The Rev. Al Sharpton and his organization, the National Action Network, will be leading a number of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day festivities in New York City this weekend. RELATED: NewsOne’s MLK Day Brotherhood Awards! SEE ALSO: Black Latinos Talk Struggles On Monday morning, January 16, Sharpton will be joined by Motown Records founder Berry […]

The MLK Day Brotherhood Awards are NewsOne’s annual celebration of five important Americans who are continuing the work of Martin Luther King, Jr. — especially in the realm of interpersonal, cross-racial, and cross-ethnic understanding. Our honorees are the bridge builders and the nation healers. CHECK FOR MORE HONOREES AS THEY ARE REVEALED BEFORE MLK DAY HERE. […]

On Martin Luther King day NewsOne honors him by presenting the top 5 songs paying tribute to him. Here’s our Top 5 Martin Luther King Tribute songs. 1. Happy Birthday-Stevie Wonder. I love this song. They used to play it on the loudspeakers on every MLK day and elementary school. 2. Pride in the Name […]

Here are some books authored by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr that you may be interested in reading.

It was the late spring of 1963, and my friend Martin was exhausted. The campaign to integrate the public facilities in Birmingham had been successful but also tremendously taxing. In its aftermath, he wanted nothing more than to take Coretta and the children away for a vacation and forget – forget the looming book deadline, […]

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, we remember and celebrate the women who walked beside him in order to make our world a better place. Check out more of our MLK Memorial coverage here

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama and his family observed Martin Luther King Day with a brief service project at a Washington school Monday. The president, first lady Michelle Obama and their daughters, Malia and Sasha, were greeted in the cafeteria of Stuart Hobson Middle School by a chorus of “Happy Birthday” for the first lady, […]

WATERVILLE, Maine — Gov. Paul LePage changed his Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend plans and showed up at a breakfast honoring the slain civil rights leader Monday, days after he said critics of his decision to skip other events could “kiss my butt.” He even joined some of the participants in an African dance. […]

Recently, a diverse group of New York City high school students was assigned to write reports on Martin Luther King, Jr. Searching the Internet, several students learned that the renowned civil rights leader had in fact been a drunken philandering con man. Others concluded that the federal holiday marking King’s birthday should be repealed. Where […]