Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (Photo by: Atlanta Tribune)
Black History

COMMENTARY: On this Solemn Anniversary; What Trump Can Learn from MLK’s Teachings about Leadership

BLACK VOICE NEWS — April 4th marked 51 years since Martin Luther King, Jr. was felled by an assassin’s bullet, yet the world continues to embrace his powerful teachings—teachings that have inspired millions everywhere who continue his fight against all forms of injustice. […read more]

Photo: Bill Cosby with publicists Andrew Wyatt and Ebonee Benson (Photo: Ebonee Benson / Facebook)

VIDEO: Bill Cosby’s Life in Prison – Comedian Gets First Visit

NNPA NEWSWIRE — “Mr. Cosby said Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr., and Nelson Mandela helped him prepare for this chapter of his life. He said they told him that if he was going to continue to fight for civil rights, something like this was bound to happen and he’s been prepared for it and he knows he’s in prison not for rape, but for infidelity. He knows he’s innocent and he’s kept his head up.” […read more]


Martin Luther King Jr., Wife Honored with Medal

Connor Radnovich, ASSOCIATED PRESS   WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional leaders commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act on Tuesday by posthumously bestowing the Congressional Gold Medal upon Martin Luther King Jr. and his wife, Coretta Scott King, for their efforts in passing the landmark legislation. The Kings’ Read More


MLK: Militant of the 21st Century

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist   Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. hasn’t been this alive since 1968. He’s no longer that visually distant, two-dimensional figure, limited to speaking a single sentence taken out of context and shorn of its true meaning. Instead, the honest Read More

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The War on Poverty – and MLK

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist   We are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the War on Poverty at roughly the same time we’re observing the 85th birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. That’s fitting because despite the concentrated effort to neuter King by overemphasizing his Read More


Pope Wants End to Economic Inequality

By Marc H. Morial NNPA Columnist   “Overcoming poverty is not a task of charity, it is an act of justice.  Like Slavery and Apartheid, poverty is not natural.  It is manmade and it can be overcome and eradicated by the actions of human beings.  Read More


BUSINESS EXCHANGE: The March on Washington at 50

By William Reed NNPA Columnist Fifty years to the day that Martin Luther King Jr., delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, President Barack Obama was scheduled to the same steps to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the civil rights Read More


Blacks More Willing to Make Privacy Concessions

by George E. Curry NNPA Columnist Although the federal government secretly spied on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and other civil rights leaders in the past, Blacks are more willing than Whites to have their privacy rights invaded if it will help investigate possible terrorists. Read More


Memphis Centerstage as World Reflects on Dr. King

by Karanja A. Ajanaku Special to the NNPA News Service from The New Tri-State Defender MEMPHIS – A billing for the evening read: “Mountaintop Speech Commemoration.” It was a summons to gather back at Mason Temple, where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave his last oration Read More