Celebrities honor Martin Luther King Jr. Day

The third Monday in January is always one of the more unique holidays on the American calendar. In lieu of gifts or parties, Martin Luther King Jr. Day encourages participants to spend time thinking about the words and legacy of one of the most renowned Americans of the

KKK fliers posted in Virginia town over MLK weekend

LEESBURG, Va. — Police in northern Virginia are investigating after some residents received fliers claiming to be from the Ku Klux Klan. WTOP reported Saturday that the fliers were found outside houses Friday night in Leesburg, which is about an hour’s drive west of Washington, D.C. The pieces of paper

MLK’s surprising connections to NYC

Martin Luther King Jr. gave the most famous speech of his life in Washington, DC — but saved his more controversial declarations for the liberal audiences in New York. That’s what curator Sarah J. Seidman found in her research for “King in New York,” the new photography exhibition at

Trump won’t address ‘shithole’ remark while honoring MLK

President Trump on Friday signed a proclamation honoring the late Dr. Martin Luther King — but ducked questions about whether he should apologize for calling African and Caribbean nations “shitholes” the day before. “This is a great and important day, Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday, 2018, by the

MLK’s nephew: Trump isn’t racist, just ‘racially ignorant’

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s nephew says President Trump is “racially ignorant” — but not “a racist.” “I don’t think Present Trump is a racist in the traditional sense as we know in this country,” Issac Newton Farris Jr., who stood by the president’s side Friday as he signed

MLK’s daughter calls out Newsweek over casket photo

Bernice King, the daughter of civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr., is not happy with Newsweek magazine. The magazine tweeted out a photo of her father in his casket Monday — but ultimately deleted it and apologized after backlash. The original tweet had accompanied an article titled, “Has Anybody

Brother-in-law of Martin Luther King Jr. dies at 83

ATLANTA — The brother-in-law of Martin Luther King Jr. and a founding member of The Martin Luther King Center for Nonviolent Social Change has died. Isaac Newton Farris Sr., who suffered from prostate cancer and Parkinson’s disease, died at his Atlanta home on Saturday morning, his daughter Angela Farris-Watkins