Tag Archives: Martin Luther King

MLK’s Vision of Love as a Moral Imperative Still Matters

Martin Luther King Jr.'s vision of love was not sentimental. It demanded that individuals tell their oppressors what they were doing was wrong.

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The Media and Baltimore Riots

The news media are a major presence in the Baltimore riots. Are they providing an accurate picture of what's going on?

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Black Leaders Matter

On MLK Day, a historian’s reminder that many generations of leaders contributed to the civil rights movement’s accomplishments.

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America’s Racial Divide on the Global Stage?

The story of the shooting death of an unarmed African American man, the ensuing protests, the police behavior toward protestors, the acquittal of the accused police officer: all of this provided foreign commentators rich fodder for stories about American hypocrisy. If we can’t effectively solve a problem that wasn’t even officially acknowledged until 50 years ago then why on earth should any other country bother to listen to “experts” from the State Department and their bromides?

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Dr. King’s Nightmare

As we commemorate Martin Luther King Jr.’s 85th birthday, we’ve all come to know his dream. Above all else, he dreamed that one day this nation would rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.”   Yet here’s the grim reality facing black America today: …

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