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Civil Rights Activist & Actress Ruby Dee Dies at 91

Award-winning actress and activist Rube Dee has died at 91 in her New Rochelle, N.Y. home Wednesday.


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Maya Angelou Dead at 86

Civil rights activist and award-winning author Maya Angelou has died at age 86.


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Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Sons Looking to Sell Nobel Peace Prize, Bible

Bernice King, King’s daughter, has strict possession of the slain leader’s legendary Nobel Peace Prize as well as the traveling Bible he used during the civil rights movement. But her brothers, Martin Luther King III and Dexter King, are suing to force her hand.


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10 Little Known Facts About Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

To celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday and prepare for MLK Day on Monday, here are 10 little known facts about Dr. King.


A combination image shows US civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. (R) as he waves to supporters on August 28, 1963 from the Mall in Washington DC during the "March on Washington", and newly inaugurated US President Barack Obama (L) speaking after being sworn in as the 44th US president of the US. 46 years after Martin Luther King's march on Washington to raise public consciousness for civil rights, the US on Janaury 20, 2009 witnessed the swearing-in of their first African-American president. AFP Photo / Files / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Bells Ring for 50th Anniversary of March on Washington

President Barack Obama claimed his place in Martin Luther King’s 50-year-old dream, holding himself up as a symbol of the change King envisioned.


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Mary J. Blige Takes On Malcolm X’s Wife, Joined By Angela Bassett

Mary J. Blige will be joined by Oscar-nominated actresses for her portrayal of Dr. Betty Shabazz, the wife of slain Muslim leader Malcolm X.



Footage of A Young Kanye West In Elementary School Reciting An MLK Poem (Video)

On the week that we celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., rare footage has been released of a elementary school aged [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Kanye West[/lastfm] reciting an original poem he wrote for […]


Celebs Tweet Their Love For MLK

Yesterday the nation commemorated the life and work of one of the greatest leaders in the civil rights movement, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Musicians across the globe Tweeted their respect and adoration for the man. […]


Let’s Continue What MLK Started

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy has only begun. Rev. Tony Lee gives ideas on how to keep the legacy going. Find out what you can do…