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Tens of Thousands Gather in D.C. for 50th Anniversary March on Washington

On Saturday thousands marched to the Martin Luther King memorial and down the National Mall to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington.

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Some Black Clergy Reportedly Uncomfortable w/ LGBT Movement Sharing Mantle at March on Washington

According to the Washington Post, there are reports that some members of the black clergy are at odds about the large LGBT presence at this weekend’s celebration:

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Miami Artist Huong Unveils Powerful Trayvon Martin Mural

Miami artist and peace activist Huong unveiled her latest work, a mural dedicated to the memory of Trayvon Martin.

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‘Ex-Gay’ Gospel Singer Donnie McClurkin Dropped from MLK Jr. Memorial Concert

Donnie McClurkin says he was fired from a Washington, D.C. event celebrating the work of Martin Luther King this past weekend because of his views on homosexuality. McClurkin has been quoted claiming to have been cured of the “curse of homosexuality.

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President Obama Will Speak at March on Washington Anniversary Ceremony

President Obama is slated to speak at the upcoming ceremony commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.

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45 Years Ago Today, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Was Assassinated

45 years ago today, Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated as he stood on the balcony of the Lorraine Hotel in Memphis, TN. Join us in honoring the legacy of this extraordinary man.

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Rosa Parks To Be First Black Woman Honored w/ U.S. Capitol Statue

Rosa Parks is set to become the first African American woman to be honored with a statue in Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol. Is this a worthy tribute to Rosa Parks? What are your thoughts on her life and legacy?

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Cornell West: Obama Doesn’t Deserve To Be Sworn In With MLK’s Bible

Dr. West believes that that invoking Dr. King’s legacy during the inauguration was pure political calculation, since Dr. King would probably disagree with much of Obama’s foreign and domestic policy. Do you agree? Would Dr. King approve of Obama’s conduct as President?

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WATCH: Ten OTHER Things Martin Luther King Said

As we should everyday, we honor Dr. King for his bravery, insight, and determination to fight for a better tomorrow for his people – and all people, throughout the world. Check out a few lesser known King quotes after the jump! How has the life and work of Dr. King inspired you?

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President Obama Will Use Bibles Belonging to Dr. King and Abe Lincoln For Inauguration Ceremony

Mr. Obama will be using two Bibles–one belonging to Abraham Lincoln, the other to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.–when he is sworn in for the second time. Is this empty symbolism, or does it suggest that he’ll concern himself with racial equality and the concerns of black Americans in his second term?

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