Rosa Parks Was More Than Just an 'Old Lady' Who Began the Montgomery Bus Boycott

December 1 marks the 60th anniversary of Rosa Parks’ radical move of refusing to move from her seat on an Alabama bus, inciting the 13-month Montgomery bus boycott led by Martin Luther King Jr. Parks is often characterized in history books as a quiet “old” seamstress, but she was an activist long before she was… »46 minutes ago12/01/15 6:10pm


MLK's Mother Was Also Assassinated #BlackHistoryYouDidntLearnInSchool

Alberta Williams King (left) was assassinated just 6 years after her son Martin Luther King Jr. was gunned down in Memphis, Tennessee. On June 30th, 1974 Mrs. King was playing the organ in Ebenezer Baptist Church - the very church her son was baptized and later became co-pastor in - when Marcus Wayne Chenault killed… »2/07/15 3:45pm2/07/15 3:45pm

Oprah to Do the Damn Thing and March in Selma on Sunday

Lot's of people are taking Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday as an opportunity to hit the slopes or save 60% off on hotels, airfare and show tickets and go somewhere tropical. But Oprah Winfrey, who starred in and produced the Martin Luther King Jr. biopic, Selma will be marching in the Alabama city to commemorate the… »1/17/15 4:45pm1/17/15 4:45pm

O'Reilly: Maybe Blacks Should Wear 'Don't Get Pregnant At 14' Shirts

Bill O'Reilly remains a fool on a soap box and this time he decided to throw respectability politics, racist stereotypes and what I'm sure he'll dismiss as "humor" at the son of Martin Luther King Jr. Instead of "I Can't Breathe" shirts, O'Reilly said protestors should wear "Don't Get Pregnant at 14" shirts. Because… »12/18/14 10:30am12/18/14 10:30am

How Not to Talk About MLK on This Historic Day (Or Ever, Really)

Today is the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech. Dr. King was a lion among men, one of the most visible civil rights leaders of his time (maybe of all time), his rhetoric was soaring and accessible and inclusive. So, on occasions such as these, it's tempting to wonder what he… »8/28/13 2:05pm8/28/13 2:05pm

No, Fox News, Martin Luther King Jr Wasn't Anti-Abortion

Fox News is commemorating this Martin Luther King, Jr day by inviting his niece, Dr. Alveda King, to come and speak about his legacy. He was a conservative, she explained, who hated abortion. Except that isn't even close to true, not even the tiniest bit. Leave it to Fox News to wrap a crap sandwich in a lie and call… »1/16/12 6:45pm1/16/12 6:45pm

Clinton Focuses On Women's Rights In Graduation Speech • Child "Breastfeeding" Her Doll Causes Parents To Panic

Hilary Clinton to the Barnard graduating class: "Women's progress is more than a matter of morality. It is a political, economic, social and security imperative...If you want to know how stable, healthy, and democratic a country is, look at its women, look at its girls." • »5/21/09 5:40pm5/21/09 5:40pm