Decades after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on April 4, 1968, we still recall the fateful words of his last public speech the day before. Delivered in Memphis, Tenn. in support of striking sanitation workers there, his address is popularly known as “The Mountaintop Speech” for these famous closing lines: “We’ve got […]
Nina Simone's legacy will be introduced to new audiences when the film, 'Nina,' starring Zoe Saldana, is released in theaters next month.
President Barack Obama has long made it known that he is a great admirer of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Ahead of the Martin Luther King holiday, military officials this week yanked an offensive flyer that featured an image of the slain civil rights leader on an advertisement for a "fun shoot" at a Georgia Air Force base, reports the AJC.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.‘s sister-in-law was punched in the face outside of her Atlanta, Georgia retirement home during an alleged carjacking. 83-year-old Naomi King was confronted by a thief outside on Friday; he demanded she give up her car, but she refused. A friend of Naomi told WSBTV: “He demanded her car and told her he […]
To The Young Leaders Of The New Civil Rights Movement, I write this letter to you, on a day that we celebrate the legacy of a king who died before he reached the age of 40. Most of you, if not all of you, are under 40 years old, and some even still teenagers. I […]
Yaya DaCosta did an amazing job while playing her role as Whitney Houston in the biopic that premiered on Lifetime last night, and many wonder how she was able to capture the voice and mannerisms of the late singer. She told People Magazine of tapping into the role: “I initially wanted to become her exactly. I was […]
Jessica Chastain has given us one more reason to love her. The actress, who is most notably known for her role as Celia Foote in The Help, delivered a heartwarming speech as she accepted the first ever Critics’ Choice MVP Award at last night’s Critics’ Choice Awards. The 37-year-old beauty, who was accepting the honor for her […]