April 2, 2010
The Root's senior editor Teresa Wiltz reflects on childhood memories of King's assassination and the legacy he left behind.
by Lenny McAllister onJanuary 18, 2010
Yes, Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream. But he also had an action plan. As African Americans living in the 21st century, we need one, too.
January 18, 2010
The entire Obama crew attended services at "a church formed by freed slaves, whose founding pastor had worn the union blue...."
January 17, 2010
President Obama is trying to remember the political struggles of blacks in America. He's also trying to win elections.
December 10, 2009
Overall, Obama's speech successfully blended historical context, powerful imagery, and a hard-headed defense of force in a chaotic world. But don't let the Nobel Committee fool you: For a speech about peace, it was as much about war as the president's December 1 announcement on Afghanistan.
November 25, 2009
Lit news to help you sound informed or create a much-needed diversion at the dinner table.
June 25, 2009
I was struck when, in commenting on the unrest in Iran, Barack Obama invoked Martin Luther King, repeating the borrowed line that King made famous: “The arc of the moral universe is long but it bends toward justice.” Because already, as I watched the demonstrations in Iran, my mind took me back to the days of King and the students of about the same age as many of those in the streets in Tehran.
May 29, 2009
Any black actor chosen to play Martin Luther King Jr. in the upcoming big screen biopic will have some pretty big shoes to fill. Rumor has it that Jamie Foxx wants the part, but The Root has other actors in mind. Take a look at our veteran and rookie picks and tell us who you think should be King.
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