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Black Pastor Refutes Assertion That MLK ‘Was Not a Christian’

MLK Preaching at Penn State

*A pastor of two historically Black churches in Chicago is speaking out about another pastor’s claim that Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. “was not a Christian.” We reported earlier that John MacArthur — an 85-year-old white male pastor of Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California — made the remarks about MLK during a sermon […]

National Geographic Debuts Trailer for ‘GENIUS: MLK/X’ Series | Watch


*The official trailer has dropped for the next installment of National Geographic’s award-winning GENIUS franchise, which focuses on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X, and how their dueling philosophies helped usher America through the Civil Rights Movement, per the press release.  The eight-part series “Genius: MLK/X” will air weekly beginning Feb. 1 on […]

MLK’s Daughter Responds to Amy Schumer’s Video of Him Supporting Israel

*The daughter of Martin Luther King Jr. is speaking out after comedian Amy Schumer posted a video of MKL denouncing antisemitism. In the clip, the late civil rights activist can be heard saying: “Israel must exist and has a right to exist and is one of the great outposts of democracy in the world.” In […]

Chris Rock to Direct MLK Biopic with Steven Spielberg

Chris Rock

*Chris Rock will direct an upcoming Martin Luther King Jr. biopic with Steven Spielberg serving as executive producer.  As People reports, the film will be based on Jonathan Eig’s MLK biography titled “King: A Life.” The best-selling book was released earlier this year and “follows MLK from the classroom to the pulpit to the streets […]

MLK Family History Marker Unveiled at Atlanta Walmart

Martin Luther King Jr - Getty

*A Walmart on North Henry Blvd. in suburban Atlanta rests on land where Martin Luther King Sr.’s family farmed as sharecroppers. A biography of Dr. King by author Jonathan Eig revealed the significance of the Stockbridge store location. As confirmed by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, this led to a historical being placed at the store’s location. […]

Rihanna Fans Outraged Over ‘Disrespectful’ MLK Banner on Twitter

*Rihanna caught some major heat from fans on MLK Day for using a photoshopped image of Martin Luther King as her Twitter header.  The altered image shows the beloved civil rights icon sporting gold grills and diamond earrings. Rihanna has been using the banner since last February and refuses to change it. The photo sparked […]

April 5, 1968: That Time James Brown ‘Saved’ Boston [EUR Video Throwback]

James Brown flanked by City Counselor Thomas Atkins (L) and Boston Mayor Kevin White

 James Brown already had a concert scheduled at Boston Garden on April 5, 1968, when Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis the day before. Inner cities around the country were burning with rage, and Boston Mayor Kevin White had decided to shut down all scheduled public events in an effort to […]