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By Ja'Net Adams. When we talk about Martin Luther King Jr. we tend to focus on his fight for racial equality. The fight that every man and every woman is created equal no matter the color of their skin. He fought for the lynchings to stop, for the end of separate schools, water fountains, and restaurants. He fought for the front of the bus, voting rights, and so much more. A little known fact of his fight had to do with economic equality. Not only for African Americans, but for all races. He wanted people of all colors to have better...

By Commissioner Fleming El-Amin.   There is no simple way to summarize how Dr. Martin L. King, Jr’s work has directly affected my life. The last book that he wrote entitled, Where Do We Go From Here, written in 1967, is a good starting point.  Dr King provided a blueprint in that book for us today. He challenged the country and the moral leaders of that time to choose human values as a beacon of hope to maintain a spirit of unity during a time of aggressive divisions in the country.      Today, we are faced with another systemic effort to...

By Timothy Carter. The Black Experience is an experience of struggle and hardship as well as achievement and accomplishment. I feel there are many facets to the Black Experience in America. One notable achievement was the work on Civil Rights and Social Justice by Dr. Martin Luther King. Dr. King’s work has impacted my life tremendously and continues to impact African Americans in a positive way. He spearheaded several causes that has changed the lives of Blacks in America. His struggle for Civil Rights and activism brought about the Voters Rights Act, the Fair Housing Act as well as the end...

By Kismet Loftin-Bell “I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up, live out the true of it’s creed: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.’” By the age of 4 years old, I had memorized large excerpts and was reciting the famous, “I Have a Dream” speech before a middle school assembly, churches, and the audiences of my nursery school events. I was often known as “that little girl that did the King speech”. Today, at 36 years old, I find myself reciting the parts that I remember only when I...