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A meteorologist was fired after saying "Martin Luther C--n" on air — but he says he just misspoke

"What happened on Friday, to me, it's a simple misunderstanding," he wrote in a Facebook video.
Rex Santus
1.8.19
martin luther king jr.

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.
Seth Ferranti
4.4.18
Rise Up

Thousands Are Marching on Washington on the 50th Anniversary of MLK’s Assassination to Fight Racial Injustice

The National Council of Churches spearheaded the rally as part of an initiative to confront racism, and address accountability to fight racial injustice within the faith community.
Kimberley Richards
4.4.18
Rise Up

Bayard Rustin is the Gay Civil Rights Advocate We Need to Honor for Black History Month

As one of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s closest advisers, Rustin had an important role in fighting discrimination against people of color.
Aaron Barksdale
2.26.18
Desus & Mero

Desus and Mero Talk About That Super Bowl Ad That Used MLK to Sell Trucks

Which was just a little ironic.
Sarah Bellman
2.6.18
Rise Up

This MLK Day Continues Dr. King’s Fight to End Voter Suppression

This is one holiday that shouldn’t just be treated like an arbitrary day off of work or school.
Impact Staff
1.12.18
The Rundown

Martin Luther King's Daughter Defends the New Yorker's Controversial Colin Kaepernick Cover

The publication's cover story equates the civil rights struggle of the '60s with the activism of NFL athletes today.
Impact Staff
1.11.18
Voices

If We Want to End White Supremacy, White America Needs to Step it Up

On September 30, anti-racism activists are convening in Washington D.C. for the March for Racial Justice. During the event, the support of white allies will be just as important as the protests from people of color.
Agunda Okeyo
9.22.17
Collage

Colorful Minimalist Collages Preserve the Legacies of 1960s Black Icons

Rico Gatson’s collages of Nina Simone, Marvin Gaye, and Muhammed Ali celebrate black history.
Antwaun Sargent
5.10.17
LGBTQ

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.
Michael Cuby
2.3.17
WTF

This Restaurant's MLK Day Special of Fried Chicken and Watermelon Didn't Go Over Super Well

Pyle said that she wanted to “have some fun” on Martin Luther King Day, because what’s better than a zany celebration to honor the late civil-rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner who was assassinated in 1968?
Jelisa Castrodale
1.18.17
Features

Forty-Eight Hours Partying with American Frat Boys in a Canadian Ski Town

Every Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, the Americans invade Whistler, British Columbia.
Allison Tierney
1.17.17
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