Honor Dr. King: Join the Poor People’s Campaign

Honor Dr. King: Join the Poor People’s Campaign

On this day, 50 years ago, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee alongside sanitation workers demanding their humanity be dignified by fair wages, decent benefits, the right to unionize, and an end to dangerous working conditions. In...
MLK Day Can Reclaim Its Radical Purpose

MLK Day Can Reclaim Its Radical Purpose

On October 19, 1983, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Bill was sponsored by Senator Ted Kennedy (D.-Mass.) and passed the U.S. Senate by a vote of 78-22. Two weeks later, on November 3, President Reagan signed the bill that established the 3rd Monday of every...
Martin Luther King, Jr. – Spiritual Activist

Martin Luther King, Jr. – Spiritual Activist

“Hate cannot drive out hate: Only love can do that.” – Martin Luther King, Jr. “Hate never yet dispelled hate. Only love dispels hate.” – Buddha (from the Dhammapada) With an iconic figure such as the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., whose brief life shook this nation...
Martin Luther King Jr., Militarism, and Racism

Martin Luther King Jr., Militarism, and Racism

White supremacist society seems to only allow Martin Luther King, Jr. to be associated with a “dream.” A dreamer is discounted as naive, foolish, with head in the clouds and out of touch with reality.  We don’t call George Washington a dreamer. We...