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Fifty years ago today, hundreds of thousands of people descended on the nation’s capitol to be heard. Freedom, equality, jobs and justice were called for in a summer that witnessed Medgar Evers’ murder and the injustices of southern cities. And just eight years prior, a teenager named Emmett Till was dragged from a family member’s […]

“Normalcy Never Again.” That’s not what most recognize as Martin Luther King Jr.’s most famous speech, but the iconic “I Have a Dream” refrain was born out of that speech on August 28, 1963. Now, what we know to be the “dream” speech is 50 years old and to commemorate, we’ve watched the original “Normalcy […]

In 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. spoke from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and called the people to unify under the refrain, “let freedom ring.” Now, exactly 50 years later, churches, schools, and historic monuments around the nation have organized to ring their bells at 3 p.m. – the hour when King delivered his iconic […]

On the 50 year anniversary of the March on Washington, thoughts from GG's EIC...

Among the throngs of people we encountered during the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, we were also met with some of the same sentiments the people carried back in 1963. And even a half century later, Martin Luther King Jr.’s iconic “I Have a Dream” speech still speaks volumes to the inequalities and […]

In the wake of Jay Z’s so-called beef with actor and activist Harry Belafonte, Hova has been criticized for saying that his presence is a charity – his existence provides hope! At first blush these words seem to have been baptized in a pool of arrogance; however, further examination reveals that they are the words […]

The 50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King’s iconic “I Have a Dream” speech was, ideally, supposed to be met with the actualization of that dream. But MLK couldn’t imagine that the laws and social constructs that inspired his quest for equality could turn into another evil – the mass incarceration of black males. Both the […]

The day was August 28, 1963. Countless numbers of people, ranging from all different skin shades from all over the world were headed to Washington, D.C. for one of the most momentous events since America’s founding. Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. led a march in the nation’s capitol to deliver a strong message to […]

On August 24, 2013, tens of thousands of people descended on the nation’s capitol to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s iconic “I Have a Dream” speech. The event, which was sponsored by the Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network, Martin Luther King III and the […]

Today thousands gathered to commemorate the March on Washington on it’s 50th anniversary and as you can imagine it made for some heart warming moments. Trayvon Martin supporters were in full effect for the occasion with posters and signs repping for what the believe in. Rev Al Sharpton was in attendance, along with Trayvon’s parents, […]

Today is the 50th anniversary of the events that occurred during the March on Washington, and everyone in D.C. has geared up to honor it. According to the Associated Press, marchers arrived early this morning to gather at the National Mall where they found the perfect spot to settle before everything starts today. The march […]

Talk about coming full circle. Fifty years to the day after Martin Luther King Jr.’s historic “I Have a Dream” speech, President Obama plans to commemorate the anniversary with his own remarks at the Lincoln Memorial. The president’s speech, set to take place on August 28, will be held as part of the Let Freedom Ring […]