Coretta Scott King's lady like style and stoic expression became synonymous with her civil rights activism.

Guest Terri Lee Freeman, president of the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tennessee, discusses the role of museums in the current ever-changing political landscape.

At 6:01 p.m. central time, The King Arts Complex in Columbus, Ohio, is staking a world-wide movement, calling for a moment of silence at the exact moment King was fatally shot.

Despite the president’s recent inflammatory comments, Martin Luther King Jr.‘s Nephew doesn’t believe that Donald Trump is racist. Newton Farris Jr., who is related to MLK stood by the president’s side today as he signed a proclimation in the civil rights leader’s honor. Although Trump dodged questions about calling Haiti and African nations “sh*thole countries” […]


The artist who was commissioned to sculpt an MLK statue in Georgia was killed by a drunk driver.


Anthony Mackie will play MLK in a Steven Spielberg-produced HBO film.

That “Selma” reign just won’t let up! In celebration of the DVD release of Ava DuVernay’s inspirational and Academy Award-winning epic film “Selma,” Paramount Home Media Distribution announced today that every high school in the U.S., both public and private, will receive a copy of the DVD free of charge! In addition, teachers can receive […]


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 […]

Eight-time Grammy nominee Ledisi is adding another acting role to her resume! According to reports, the songstress is joining the cast of the upcoming Martin Luther King biopic, Selma. MUST READ: Solange, Erykah & Ledisi Give ESSENCE A New Look Director Ava DuVernay announced the exciting news on Instagram. “Warmly welcoming Ledisi, one of my […]

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. […]

I remember the impact President Barack Obama had on the world (specifically people of color) the day he was sworn in, in 2009 on that cold January day. As I watched from my warm Harlem apartment, tears rushed to my eyes’ surface and the pools lingered, as if they were afraid to leap over the […]