Tag: Martin Luther King

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Morehouse Commencement Speaker Robert F. Smith to Pay Off Student Loans of 2019 Grads

Morehouse College’s Class of 2019 received an extraordinary surprise on Sunday morning that will positively affect their future. During graduation exercises at the all-male historically Black college located in Atlanta, billionaire technology investor and philanthropist Robert F. Smith, who received an honorary doctorate, told the almost 400 graduates that he’s…

N-word Photo Prompts Protest at Arizona High School

By Sheryl Estrada Six girls at Desert Vista High School in Phoenix thought it would be a good idea on Friday to take a group photo with “N-I-*-*-E-R” spelled out in individual gold letters across their Black shirts and post it to social media. What began Friday with hundreds of…

Huckabee: Dr. MLK Would 'Be Appalled By' Black Lives Matter

In an interview with CNN, former Arkansas Gov. and current presidential Republican contender Mike Huckabee shared his thoughts on how Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. would “be appalled by” the Black Lives Matter movement. “It’s not that any life matters more than another,” he explained. “That’s the whole message I…

MLK Day Celebrations Turn Into More Protests

By Julissa Catalan Via Michael Appleton for The New York Times Activists all over the country used Martin Luther King Jr. Day as an opportunity to exercise exactly what he fought for—the right to peacefully protest for the Black community to gain respect, equality and basic civil rights. Atlanta The…