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Essence Magazine's 2021 filmmaker to watch, Lawerence "LAW" Watford has secured rights to the book The Seminarian: Martin Luther King Jr. Comes of Age by Patrick Parr. To celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday and the federal holiday, read more about how Watford plans to adapt the book for television.

As we approach the national holiday celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., let us remember a film that debuted on this day (Jan. 12) 23 years ago. Our Friend, Martin is nostalgic cinema that every 90's kid recalls watching in their adolescence. Watch the film inside.

Happy Birthday, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We remember and honor both him and his loving wife on this special day. Through it all, the couple managed to inspire people and teach everyone about love, forgiveness and strength.

Since Beyonce unofficially made it National HBCU Day — let's honor the greats.

In 1999, two movies came out that would change the game of in-class movie watching forever. On MLK day (or any other Black history day), you better believe Our Friend, Martin is getting played in somebody’s classroom. The movie follows an academically struggling kid who goes back in time to relive events in Martin Luther […]

McIntosh County Sheriff's Deputy Brant Gaither and another local officer were caught swapping racist and misogynistic jokes on Facebook.

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 […]

President Barack Obama has long made it known that he is a great admirer of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Monday night's event highlighted historic speeches by civil rights heroes like MLK, Malcolm X, Fred Hampton, Sojourner Truth, and Shirley Chisholm, recited by Lin Miranda-Manuel, Andre Holland, Michael B. Jordan, Octavia Spencer, and civil rights icon Harry Belafonte.

A protest in the Bay Area held not only to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. but also to seek justice for Mario Woods, a man shot and killed by San Francisco Police officers last month, included protesters shutting down highway lanes near the SF Bay Bridge.

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.