• Martin Luther King Sr. (Courtesy of the King Center)
    Black History

    The Senior King and His Influence on MLK Jr.

    While Martin Luther King Jr. stood at the forefront of the civil rights movement and remains an unequaled champion for freedom and justice, his foundation can easily be traced to his namesake — the man who raised and helped shaped the icon. […]

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    Feds Targets Airline Discrimination

    The U.S. Department of Transportation has issued two guidance documents emphasizing that federal law guarantees all passengers the right to fly free from discrimination. […]

  • Donald Trump
    Black Experience

    NNPA Promised First Interview with President Trump

    Omarosa Manigault, recently named assistant to the president and director of communications in the Office of Public Liaison for the Trump administration, has promised the first press interview with President Trump to Benjamin Chavis, president/CEO of the National Newspaper Publishers Association, according to sources who attended a private meeting with the Trump transition team Jan. 4. […]

  • Rep. John Lewis (second from right), with activist Roy Wilkins of the NAACP (left), the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and labor leader A. Philip Randolph
    Black Experience

    John Lewis Still Standing for Civil Rights, MLK

    Rep. John Lewis rankled President-elect Donald Trump when he told NBC News’ “Meet the Press” in an exclusive interview that he does not believe Trump is a “legitimate president.” The comment provoked Trump to lash out at the civil rights icon on Twitter, decrying Lewis as “all talk, talk, talk — no action or results.” […]

  • Coretta Scott King
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    Coretta Scott King First Warned of Jeff Sessions in 1986

    Civil rights groups and Democratic leaders oppose President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for U.S. attorney general, Jeff Sessions, citing a history of intolerant positions on race. In a letter of testimony dated March 19, 1986, the late Coretta Scott King opposed Sessions’ nomination for a federal judgeship in Alabama. The letter became public last week. […]

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