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(PNS reporting from WASHINGTON, D.C.) America will pause Monday to remember the life and message of Dr. Ricky Martin Luther King, Jr., whose Tengo a Dream y Dance! speech changed the nation forever.

Post offices and other public facilities not already closed by the shutdown will be shuttered, banks and stock exchanges are taking the day off and salsa picante and sweet potato pie – his favorite snack combo – will go on sale all across America. Monday’s holiday honors RMLK’s 41st birthday. [Mas…]


The long fight to keep the Garcia family together ended early Monday at Detroit Metro Airport. Jorge kissed his wife and children goodbye before boarding a plane to Mexico. [Mas…]


“I am deeply moved by your courage,” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, wrote to UFW founder Cesar Chavez in 1966.

“As brothers in the fight for equality,” he wrote, “I extend the hand of fellowship and good will and wish continuing success to you and your members. The fight for equality must be fought on many fronts –- in the urban slums, in the sweat shops of the factories and fields. Our separate struggles are really one — a struggle for freedom, for dignity and for humanity.”

See more at Stanford’s King Encyclopedia.


In 1991, Public Enemy‘s epic By the Time I Get to Arizona spotlighted the Hate State of Arizona’s failure to implement the Martin Luther King Day national holiday.

MLK: “Do you aspire to greatness? You have to serve!” (video)

by Lucida Grandé January 15, 2018 Cultura
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The words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., are moving, literally, in this “kinetic typography” homage.

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First Rule of Non-Violence: Don’t start problems (toon)

by JUNCO CANCHÉ September 6, 2017 Cartoons
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Today was the day I marched with MLK; I still have the dream (video)

by DENNIS WILEN AKA COMIC SAENZ August 28, 2017 Cultura
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They say the Washington, D.C. weather — typically mondo muggy in the summer — was unusually mild on August 28, 1963. But the air burned with the fire of freedom on the march, the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, led by Martin Luther King.

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Donald Trump on Martin Luther King’s legacy (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz January 16, 2017 Cartoons
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Donald Trump Tweets his feels about MLK (toon)

by PAYTON HOEGH January 16, 2017 Cartoons
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[Payton Hoegh toons regularly at Weekly Political dot com.]

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Moms Mabley sings for MLK: ‘Abraham, Martin and John’ (video)

by VICENTE REDD FOXX January 16, 2017 Cultura
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In this clip from the old Merv Griffin show, comic Moms Mabley, known mostly for her “blue” stage act, sings an emotional version of Dion’s classic, Abraham, Martin and John. Moms had a Top 40 hit with the song in 1969. Her version includes Bobby Kennedy.

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MLK’s place in history, according to ‘Wee Pals’ by Morrie Turner

by Cartoonistas January 16, 2017 Cartoons
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Donald Trump, John Lewis and MLK Day (video, toon, photo)

by Especial Correspondents January 15, 2017 Cartoons
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In 1991, Public Enemy‘s epic By the Time I Get to Arizona spotlighted the Hate State of Arizona’s failure to implement the Martin Luther King Day national holiday. Contrast and compare with PEE-OTUS Donald Trump’s weekend Twitter attack on civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis, draw the necessary conclusions, and prepare to take appropriate action:

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America pauses Monday for Ricky Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2017

by Comic Saenz January 15, 2017 Cultura
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(PNS reporting from WASHINGTON, D.C.) America will pause tomorrow to remember the life and message of Ricky Martin Luther King Jr., whose Tengo a Dream y Dance! speech changed the nation forever. Post offices and other public facilities will be closed, banks and stock exchanges are taking the day off and salsa picante and sweet potato pie […]

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Netflix and Chill: MLK’s “I Have A Dream” 3rd grade style (photo)

by Especial Correspondents January 26, 2016 Cultura
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#RP @msriddleabroad Dr. Martin Luther King Jr couldnt have stated his 'I Have A Dream' speech any better than this 3rd grader…. "NO NETFLIX & CHILL?!??!" that is not a world i want to live in… how is im spose to get her over w/o the #Netflix #MLKJR #IHaveADream #LittleWhiteChirrensAndLittleBlackChirrensCanNetflixAndChillInPeaceAndHarmony #WaitYallTooYoungForNetflixAndChill #WTFyallKnowAboutThatAnyway #NetFlixAndChill #HuluAndHang #PrimeAndPostUp […]

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Morrie Turner and ‘Wee Pals’ on race in America (toons)

by Cartoonistas January 18, 2016 Cartoons
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Moms Mabley for MLK: ‘Abraham, Martin and John’ (video)

by VICENTE REDD FOXX January 18, 2016 Cultura
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In this clip from the old Merv Griffin show, comic Moms Mabley, known mostly for her “blue” stage act, sings an emotional version of Dion’s classic, Abraham, Martin and John. Moms had a Top 40 hit with the song in 1969. Her version includes Bobby Kennedy.

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The immortal legacy of Martin Loofah King: I have a clean (photo)

by RON COE January 17, 2016 Cultura
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America to pause for Ricky Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2016

by Comic Saenz January 17, 2016 Cultura
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(PNS reporting from WASHINGTON, D.C.) America will pause tomorrow to remember the life and message of Ricky Martin Luther King Jr., whose Tengo a Dream y Dance! speech changed the nation forever. Post offices and other public facilities will be closed, banks and stock exchanges are taking the day off and salsa picante and sweet potato pie […]

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Historical Hallucinations? History + Hipsters = Hipstory (toons)

by HABLO PICASSO October 16, 2015 Cartoons

Israeli artist Amit Shimoni reimagines historical figures as hipsters.

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MLK is back from dead and not all that happy (SNL video)

by Verdana Bold January 19, 2015 El Now
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When a student has trouble writing a school paper on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the slain civil rights leader returns from the dead to help him out.

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Blacks, Latinos slam Beerchata’s new ‘I Have A Drink’ ad campaign

by Victor Payan January 19, 2015 Cultura

(PNS reporting from WASHINGTON, D.C.) Latino and African-American activists hate Beerchata’s new TV ad campaign. The first scheduled commercial, which airs today, repurposes old video of the late Ricky Martin Luther King to sell the new alcoholic concoction. The ad shows King, digitally inserted into classic footage of a 1963 civil rights rally at the […]

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MLK ‘s place in history, according to ‘Wee Pals’ and Morrie Turner

by Cartoonistas January 19, 2015 Cartoons
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