When Martin Luther King Jr. said he had a dream, this likely wasn’t what he meant. A flyer promoting a Miami strip club’s “I Have a Dream Bash” featuring MLK holding wads of cash next to scantily-clad women has its creator taking plenty of flack. Miami Beach graphic designer Jeffrey Darnell Paul says he didn’t […]

The term “bankers hours” was coined because those offices seem to close with regularity and especially on holidays. On Monday, one bank found itself in a bit of hot water for being open. Police were called out to the TD Bank on Main street in Burlington after protestors gathered outside of the building. About 25 […]

Imagine, if you will, a dinner party with the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. as its guest of honor. Whom would you invite to the table? For J. Anthony Brown, it would an evening of laughter, wry observations and satire. “You know I’ve got to bring back Richard Pryor,” Brown told BlackAmericaWeb.com. “Richard Pryor I […]

I think it’s so fitting that we pay tribute to the Tuskegee Airmen on Dr. King’s birthday. Before Dr. King dared to share his dream of a day when black people and white people were considered equal in this country, a group of black men and women had the audacity to dream – and believe […]

We hear the question all the time when his birthday comes: “What would Martin Luther King do if he were here today?”. According to Jesse Jackson, he would continue to fight the war on poverty. He called in to the TJMS to speak about the civil rights leader, and why he would continue to fight […]

Do we understand and follow what Dr. King said in his famous “I have a dream” speech? According to former U.N. Ambassador, Andrew Young, not quite. In a conversation with Roland Martin, this morning, he believes King would want the U.S. to love its enemies, even Iran. The former U.N. ambassador recalls his career when […]


The MLK Day Brotherhood Awards are NewsOne’s annual celebration of five important Americans who are continuing the work of Martin Luther King, Jr. — especially in the realm of interpersonal, cross-racial, and cross-ethnic understanding. Our honorees are the bridge builders and the nation healers. CHECK FOR MORE HONOREES AS THEY ARE REVEALED BEFORE MLK DAY HERE. […]

Yesterday, on the Tom Joyner Morning Show, Stephanie Robinson went deep with her commentary. She didn’t just ask the usual, “what if MLK was alive today”, but she also asked whether he would use social media or not. She also asked if he did used social media, could his long speeches translate well through Twitter? […]

Since the assassination of Martin Luther King, almost 900 cities have named streets after him. Of all of the cities with named streets, after MLK, Memphis Tennessee does not have one. That could all change if Memphis officials rename nine blocks of Linden avenue in their downtown area. Berlin Boyd, a former city councilman, came […]

Yesterday, on the Tom Joyner Morning Show, Al Sharpton had quite an insightful commentary. While on the air, the reverend reminds people to make sure to make MLK day a “day on” not a “day off”. With issues that threaten the black community, such as new state voter ID laws, Sharpton is warning listeners to […]

You’ve heard of Occupy Cincinnati, right? Another group has been formed out of the movement, called “Occupy The Hood“. The mission is dedicated toward, “the liberation, benefit and improvement of the quality of life of disenfranchised People of Color” according to their website. The movement has spread around the nation quickly with chapters in New […]

Not only did Ron Paul (R-Texas) produce newsletters spewing hate and ignorance toward minorities, he also voted against MLK Day, TheRoot reports. Paul’s voting record in the House was scrutinized during this weekend’s GOP presidential debates in New Hampshire. (Mainly for his unsuccessful attempts to pass any meaningful legislation) But what was not discussed was […]