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Pro-Trump Students Mock MLK with Trump Hat Photo

By Sheryl Estrada A controversial photo on the Instagram account of “students4trump” at the University of South Florida (USF) is gaining massive attention. The university’s bust of slain civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is pictured wearing Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s signature “Make America Great Again” red…

MLK Monument on Stone Mountain Meets Resistance

By Sheryl Estrada A monument to honor Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. on top of Stone Mountain will rest above a carving of key figures of the Confederacy. A monument to honor slaincivil rights leader Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., planned for the top of Stone Mountain Park in Georgia,…

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…

Rodgers Leads MLK Day of Service Initiative

By Sheryl Estrada Martin “Marty” Rodgers’ parents prepared him early for his call to service. They chose to name him Martin, inspired by two world changers: St. Martin de Porresand Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. “The expectations my parents had for me were expectations of greatness and service to others,”…

Dr. King's Dream Failing Where Racial Divides Remain

By Chris Hoenig The location was fitting. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech echoed from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. He disappointedly looked back at the lack of progress for Black Americans over the century since Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation. “One hundred years later,…

Race in America: Views on Racial Disparities 50 Years Later

By Chris Hoenig The words rang from the lips of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. From the footsteps of a memorial dedicated to the President who fought to end slavery, the words echoed through the ears of hundreds of thousands of Americans. Americans who spent hours aboard buses450 buses just…

Famed Civil-Rights Attorney Demetrius Newton Dies

By Chris Hoenig Famed civil-rights attorney Demetrius Newton has died after a long illness. He was 85. When Rosa Parks and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. were arrested in Birmingham, Ala., during the civil-rights movement, they turned to Newton, then a private-practice attorney, to represent them in court. He would…