Martin Luther King Jr.

President Barack Obama. (Photo: Pete Marovich/Getty Images)

Obama to Speak at ‘Let Freedom Ring’ Ceremony

President Barack Obama will speak later this month at a ceremony commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.

08/07/2013

The "Stone of Hope" sculpture at the National Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial is seen on February 1, 2013. An abbreviated quotation inscribed on the side of the statue will soon be removed.  (Photo credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Work to Begin Next Week on MLK Memorial Quote

The National Park Service says it will begin work next week to remove a disputed inscription from the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial.

07/19/2013

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Biden Calls for D.C. Voting Rights During Frederick Douglass Tribute

Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday used a tribute to 19th-century abolitionist Frederick Douglass to renew the call for equal voting rights for people who live in the nation’s capital.

06/19/2013

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Jesse Jackson Jr. Pleads Guilty in $750K Campaign Fund Scheme

Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., holding back tears, entered a guilty plea Wednesday in federal court to criminal charges that he engaged in a scheme to spend $750,000 in campaign funds on personal items. He faces 46 to 57 months in prison, and a fine of $10,000 to $100,000, under a plea deal with prosecutors.

02/20/2013

President Obama delivered an impassioned speech at the 61st annual National Prayer Breakfast. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Obama Delivers Deeply Religious Speech At National Prayer Breakfast

President Barack Obama’s speech at the 61st annual National Prayer Breakfast address used passionate language to describe his Christian faith.

02/07/2013

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Obama’s Inauguration Day is a Day For MLK Jr., Too

Monday’s inaugural may be President Barack Obama’s big day, but Martin Luther King Jr. will loom large over the festivities.

01/20/2013

Nat'l Park Service Holds Wreath Laying Ceremony At Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial

Make the Most of Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?'”
Every year, millions respond by coming together for the MLK Day of Service.

01/11/2013

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Obama Taking Oath Of Office With MLK, Lincoln Bibles

President Barack Obama is putting a symbolic twist on a time-honored tradition, taking the oath of office for his second term with his hand placed not on a single Bible, but two — one owned by Martin Luther King Jr. and one by Abraham Lincoln.

01/10/2013

File photo of Rebecca Liddicoat, left, and Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III sitting courtside at a Wizards game. (credit: Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)

ESPN’s Parker: RGIII A ‘Cornball Brother’ Due To White Fiancee, Possible Republican Leanings

Robert Griffin III might be the NFL’s offensive rookie of the year in a season that has his Redskins competing for the NFC East. But even with all his accomplishments on the field, one ESPN commentator thinks the former Heisman Trophy winner could be a “cornball brother” because of his white fiancée and speculation of the quarterback’s political leanings.

12/13/2012

Rev. Williams Owens (first on right) (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Opinion: Rev. William Owens Confronts Barack Obama On Same-Sex Marriage

Rev. William Owens takes great issue with Obama’s linkage of Dr. King’s civil rights movement of the past to the current gay rights movement regarding same-sex marriage. Owens says that King embraced traditional religion, and he strongly suggests that King would not want his civil rights’ mission altered to include same-sex marriage.

08/03/2012

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