martin luther king jr.

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
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
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
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
Photos

These Photos Show the Power and Dignity of Black Men

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.
Wilbert L. Cooper
1.16.17
Stuff

Black Artists Delivered Fiery Civil Rights Speeches at #MLKNOW

Stars like Chris Rock and Michael B. Jordan honored the legacy of Dr. King by performing the historic speeches of legendary activists. These renditions highlighted how far we have yet to go to achieve equality.
Nijla Mu’min
1.21.16
Stuff

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.
Wilbert L. Cooper
1.18.16
Stuff

'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.
Ashley Clark
1.17.16
Art

8 Art Events to Observe This MLK Day

If you want to let the art of the Movement lead you...
The Creators Project
1.16.16
vice shorts

This Haunting Short Film Is a Meditation on American Violence

I'm Short, Not Stupid presents Terry Rayment's chilling short film set to Senator Robert F. Kennedy's "The Mindless Menace of Violence" speech.
Jeffrey Bowers
12.7.15
News

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?
John Surico
1.20.15
Newer0102Older