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Martin Luther King Jr.

  1. q&a
    MLK/FBI Delves Into the ‘Darkest Part’ of FBI HistorySam Pollard’s documentary chronicles the bureau’s yearslong campaign of governmental harassment, wiretapping, and attempted defamation.
  2. politics
    Georgia Senate Runoffs Head Toward a Dramatic FinishAmid epic spending and strong early voting, the contests that will determine Senate control remain in a dead heat.
  3. georgia senate runoffs
    Doug Collins’s Sacrilegious Attack on Raphael WarnockGeorgia Republicans are engaged in holy war against Christian minister Warnock and his hallowed Atlanta church.
  4. georgia senate runoffs
    The Hypocrisy of Republican Attacks on Raphael Warnock’s SermonsWarnock and the Black preaching tradition he represents are not “unpatriotic.” They draw from the same inspiration as Christian conservatives.
  5. john lewis
    John Lewis’s Lifelong Struggle for Voting Rights Isn’t OverOnce it looked like Obama’s election represented the culmination of John Lewis’s career. A new documentary shows battles for old causes persist.
  6. what’s past is prologue
    What Will It Take to Make Juneteenth a National Holiday?The long struggle for Martin Luther King Jr. Day offers lessons that could ease the path to making Juneteenth a federal holiday.
  7. politics
    Kellyanne Conway: Martin Luther King Jr. Would Be Against Trump ImpeachmentIt’s highly unlikely that the reverend, who died fighting for equality, would oppose a Constitutional effort to hold a racist president accountable.
  8. just asking questions
    Two MLK Scholars Discuss Explosive, Disputed FBI Files on the Civil-Rights IconDavid Garrow makes the case that Martin Luther King Jr. may have encouraged a sexual assault. Michael Honey — and many others — are unconvinced.
  9. interesting times
    Andrew Sullivan: This Is What a Real Conservative Looks LikeAmong the key virtues is restraint — like that Robert Mueller has shown. Another is safeguarding the rule of law — see, Justin Amash.
  10. what’s past is prologue
    How Jimmy Carter’s Election Previewed Trump’sAs Carter becomes the oldest ex-president, it’s useful to remember how strange and unusual his rise to the White House actually was.
  11. Poor People’s Campaign Begins With Protests and ArrestsIn a revival of Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy project that brought protestors to Washington in 1968, the protests will continue for 40 days.
  12. Bernie’s Criticisms Don’t Mean Democrats Are in DisarraySanders is and has always been a gadfly. So his criticisms of the Democratic Party don’t mean it’s fatally divided.
  13. The Least Inspiring MLK Tribute of All TimeIf you were moved by Sarah Huckabee Sanders’s flat, hurried quotation from King, you are easily moved.
  14. DI Politics Chat: What Do We Forget About MLK?Four Daily Intelligencer staffers discuss the mission and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., and what gets left out of the public memory of him.
  15. march for our lives
    MLK’s 9-Year-Old Granddaughter Reveals Her Dream at March for Our Lives“I have a dream that enough is enough, and that this should be a gun-free world.”
  16. The Dodge Ram Embodies MLK’s Legacy, Says MLK’s EstateIt’s never a good sign when you have to issue a statement defending your Super Bowl ad.
  17. William Barber II and the MLK Legacy of Church-Based ActivismThe North Carolina–based founder of Moral Mondays is a prophetic voice for progressive politics in the MLK mold.
  18. theater
    Tavis Smiley’s MLK Stage Adaptation Suspended Amid Sexual-Harassment AccusationsProduction company Mills Entertainment has suspended the show’s planned 40-city tour.
  19. i have a dream
    No, Dave Chappelle, Bill Cosby Didn’t Pay for MLK’s ‘I Have a Dream’ PA SystemWe looked into Chappelle’s unconfirmed fact from his recent Netflix special.
  20. the internet disapproves
    Internet Noticed Rob Schneider’s MLK TweetSchneider’s lesson about Martin Luther King Jr. didn’t go over well.
  21. roll clip!
    Wyclef Jean Shows Off His Homemade ‘All Lives Matter’ Music VideoA message from Wyclef, to the world: “Judge life matters.”
  22. amas
    Read How MLK Jr. Affected Star Trek“What you’ve accomplished, for all of us, will only be real if you stay.”
  23. mlk day
    Solange Posted the Sweetest MLK TributeFeaturing her son, Julez.
  24. oscars 2015
    Selma Director: Don’t Reduce This Movie“This is what I see, this is what we see. And that should be valid.”
  25. appropriation
    Did Madonna Just Compare Herself to Martin Luther King Jr.? Maybe.
  26. video
    See How the Film Selma Portrays Lyndon B. JohnsonIn this exclusive scene from the movie.
  27. america’s sweetheart
    White Person Demands Obama Stop Playing ‘Race Card,’ Because MLK DayGuess who. (You’re right.)
  28. casting couch
    Oliver Stone, Jamie Foxx May Make Martin Luther King Jr. BiopicThere are at least two other King films in the works.
  29. people who are sorry
    O’Reilly Admits He Was Wrong About Martin Luther King Ceremony As other Republicans dig in.
  30. things that suck
    Martin Luther King’s Family Members Involved in Bus AccidentPassengers were thrown from their seats and two people were hospitalized.
  31. casting couch
    Forest Whitaker May Star in Martin Luther King Movie MemphisDirected by Paul Greengrass.
  32. History
    The Woman Who Fed Martin Luther King Jr. in ChicagoLooking back at how the Civil Rights movement ate in Chicago.
  33. inauguration day
    Twenty-One People Who Think Martin Luther King Jr. Is Rolling in His Grave TodayBecause of … things. 
  34. early and awkward
    Eight Lawmakers Who Voted Against MLK DayMost people know about John McCain. What about Chuck Grassley?
  35. Paul Greengrass’s MLK Movie Memphis Is Reportedly Back OnAlmost two years after we heard about it.
  36. casting
    True Blood’s Nelsan Ellis to Play Martin Luther King Jr.In The Butler.
  37. black history month
    Watch Tyrese Gibson’s Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.Hot guy thoughtful.
  38. mobama watch
    Michelle Obama Celebrates Martin Luther King DayWith a craft project and a concert.
  39. Mediavore
    Restaurants Had Central Role in Civil Rights Movement; The Rise of MoscatoA 1960 sit-in at a North Carolina diner may have started an avalanche of civil rights protest.
  40. party chat
    Talking Obama vs. Cain at Opening Night of The Mountaintop“It’ll be a fun conundrum for the majority of Americans to have to deal with,” Samuel L. Jackson told us.
  41. discuss amongst yourselves
    Can You Have an ‘Unfavorable’ Opinion of Martin Luther King Jr. and Not Be a Racist?That’s how 4 percent of Americans feel.
  42. photo op
    What Do You Think of the New MLK Jr. Memorial in Washington, D.C.?It was unveiled today.
  43. osama bin killed
    It’s Facebook’s Fault You Were Misquoting Martin Luther King Jr.Grammar hooligans.
  44. exclusive
    Paul Greengrass Readies MLK Assassination Thriller MemphisInsiders tell us that producer Scott Rudin is in discussions about possibly making the project with Greengrass at Focus Features.
  45. tony race 2011
    Samuel L. Jackson to Maybe Play MLK on BroadwayHe’s in town this week to read for the lead role in a new play on Martin Luther King Jr.
  46. the industry
    NBC Does Something Right, Gives Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant a ShowPlus: Zombie romance is finally here.
  47. welcome back!
    Would Martin Luther King Jr. Love the NBA?League goes all-out for the Michael Jordan of civil rights.
  48. the industry
    Melissa Leo to Control Christian Bale and Mark Wahlberg’s BedtimesPlus: Blur scheduling U.S. tour dates?
  49. the industry
    Steven Spielberg and Dreamworks Fulfill a DreamPlus: Sherri Shepherd goes solo.
  50. nonsense
    Kanye West Is Here to Help You Cope With the RecessionHe wants you to live vicariously through his crazy antics, like changing his name to MLK Jr.
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