MLK day

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Quavo Heard Your Pleas for a New National Anthem

Young Thug also released his own tribute to MLK and America on the same night.
Phil Witmer
The Rundown

Inmates Declare an MLK Day Work Strike for Better Treatment Behind Bars

Just because someone is in prison doesn’t mean they should be denied basic human rights.
Impact Staff
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
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

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
Desus & Mero

Desus and Mero Talk Trump's New Feud with Georgia Congressman John Lewis

The president-elect went on a Twitter rampage against the politician and civil rights activist right before MLK Day.
Sarah Bellman

Why Environmental History Is Black History

A combination of history and branding left people of color out of national parks and nature.
Samantha Cole

Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau's Weird Song at Ottawa's MLK Tribute Was the Least of Its Problems

This Canadian event was seriously lacking in black voices.
Andray Domise

'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