What Would MLK Want From Us in Obama's 2nd Term?

Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) weighs in on what the civil rights leader would have been focused on in the days after the president's historic second inauguration. 

(Continued from Page 1)

But Dr. King is dead, and it is up to people like me and others to stand up and voice the concerns he would have had. He left us a phenomenal blueprint to address the problems we're going through today ... We just need the moral stamina to do it.  

Like The Root on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter. 

The Root encourages respectful debate and dialogue in our commenting community. To improve the commenting experience for all our readers we will be experimenting with some new formats over the next few weeks. During this transition period the comments section will be unavailable to users.

We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your continued support of The Root.

While we are experimenting, please feel free to leave feedback below about your past experiences commenting at The Root.