Speakers and guests at the symposium, which kicked off Monday, included former Attorney General Eric Holder, Senator Doug Jones and Dr. King's daughter, Rev. Dr. Bernice King.

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.

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Naomi King, the sister-in-law of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was viciously attacked outside of her Atlanta retirement home on Friday,  WSB-TV Atlanta reports

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Pope Francis tackled issues of racial and social injustice, and abolishment of the death penalty, among other things.

Also in today's round-up, Greece accepts a bailout plan with creditors after missing the IMF deadline and Donna Karen steps down from DKI.


As we anticipate the long-awaited release of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. biopic Selma, The New York Times has uncovered a letter from a FBI affiliate sent to the Civil Rights leader and reverend in its full, original form. The ill-intended and foul-mouthed letter suggested Dr. King commit suicide for his conflicts with FBI Executive Director […]

Harry Belafonte settled his lawsuit against the estate of Martin Luther King Jr. Friday. According to reports, the singer and activist gained full ownership of historical documents he acquired during his longtime friendship with the late civil rights icon. MUST READ: SHE’S THE LAW: Harry Belafonte’s Lawsuit Against Dr. Martin Luther King’s Family Explained As […]

The only known letter written by Martin Luther King Jr. to civil rights heroine Rosa Parks could be yours. According to reports, the historic item, written in 1960, went on sale for $125,000 on Tuesday by the website Moments in Time. The site’s curator Gary Zimet said, “It’s the only letter I’m aware of from King […]

HARRY BELAFONTE SUES THE ESTATE OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. FOR A DECLARATORY JUDGMENT In a federal lawsuit brought on Tuesday by Harry Belafonte against the estate of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Mr. Belafonte is seeking a declaratory judgment from the Manhattan court declaring his ownership in three documents related to Dr. King. […]


The sisterhood forged between Dr. Betty Shabazz and Coretta Scott-King, widows of two the most pivotal and controversial African-American leaders of the 20th century, was one that inspired bittersweet awe, nostalgia and pride in the hearts of Black America. We have often imagined the monumental “what ifs” and “if onlys” of a powerful alliance between […]

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.