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The Strange, Tangled Web of Assassination Plots Against MLK

Before he was actually murdered, the civil rights legend was targeted for at least a decade by vile racists of all stripes, according to a new account.


James Baldwin's Queerness Was Inseparable from His Blackness

Though 'I Am Not Your Negro' doesn't address Baldwin's homosexuality, it was integral to his political philosophy in ways that can give us hope today.


A Year of Lil Wayne: "Playing with Fire"

On that Martin Luther King Jr. line.


Photos from the 'Black Male Re-Imagined'

The Campaign for Black Male Achievement and famed photographer Ruddy Roye have collaborated on 'Black Male Re-Imagined,' a stunning new narrative photo project that highlights black community leaders.


We're Still Marching Towards MLK's Promised Land

Martin Luther King Jr's dream of equality in America has been deferred. It's up to us to fight to make it a reality.


'Activism Is Survival': 'Creed' Director Ryan Coogler on Blackout for Human Rights and #mlkNOW

We caught up with the director to talk about activism by artists and the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. today.


8 Art Events to Observe This MLK Day

If you want to let the art of the Movement lead you...


Where Does the Black Lives Matter Movement Go From Here?

After a rough stretch defined by the murder of two cops in Brooklyn, can the police reform crowd actually bring changes to the criminal justice system?


I Have a Dream

That badgers will one day live in a nation where they will not be culled.


Lifetime’s Assassination of Malcolm X

Having your face on a stamp doesn't always mean progress, guys.