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Martin Luther King, Jr.
Martin Luther King, Jr. news and analysis from The Nation
January 17, 2018
The NBA Has Become a Site of Resistance Against Racism and Trump
MLK Day wasn’t a day for syrupy tributes, as players connected King’s holiday to the current moment.
January 15, 2018
Martin Luther King’s Call to ‘Give Us the Ballot’ Is As Relevant Today as It Was in 1957
And that’s a mark of how endangered voting rights are right now.
January 12, 2018
We Must Denounce Trump’s Racist Actions, Not Just His Racist Words
The victories of the civil-rights movement include Medicaid and reforms to our immigration system. Trump targeted both of these, in one day.
Dorian T. Warren
December 4, 2017
10 Reasons to Revive the 1968 Poor People’s Campaign
Inspired by an initiative cut short by the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., moral leaders are planning a wave of civil disobedience.
June 29, 2017
Colin Kaepernick Shouldn’t Have to Beg to Play in the NFL
By refusing to speak out about his desire to play, he’s defending the principle that he deserves a job on the merits.
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May 19, 2017
The Rev. William Barber Is Bringing MLK’s Poor People’s Campaign Back to Life
Barber is stepping down from his post at the North Carolina NAACP to lead what he calls a “national moral revival.”
May 9, 2017
We Have Seen Times This Dark Before—Here’s How We Fought Back
1967 offers many lessons for those who want to counter Trumpism.
April 17, 2017
It’s Time to Resurrect the Counterculture Movement
The largest progressive mobilization since the Vietnam era offers a unique opportunity.
April 12, 2017
Building a New Movement Against Militarism
As Martin Luther King Jr. noted 50 years ago, you can’t fight militarism unless you also fight racism and materialism.
April 4, 2017
Fifty Years Later, King’s Warning Still Resonates
It is time to revive a peace and justice movement calling for the United States to stop its endless wars and turn its resources and attention to rebuilding our own country.
Katrina vanden Heuvel