MLK

The Black Heritage Society in partnership with the City of Houston is having its 44th Annual MLK Original Parade & Festivities.

Black folks should hold GOP candidates accountable if they refuse to denounce President Donald Trump’s “sh—hole” comment at MLK Day events.

The legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. lives on in Houston! On Monday, January 15th, 2018, the Houston Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade Foundation, Inc. and Black Heritage Society, home to the nation’s first-ever MLK, Jr. birthday parade celebration, will ring in the new year and historical milestone at the 40th Annual “Original” MLK, […]

Bernice King, the daughter of the late Coretta Scott King, wants her mother’s letters, speeches, and commentary published.

During the event, actors, activists, and musicians will pay homage to Dr. King with recitations of his most revered speeches, as well as musical performances.

The 93-year-old activist was honored Thursday for his work in civil rights at the Cannon Center for the Performing Arts in Memphis, Tennessee.

McIntosh County Sheriff's Deputy Brant Gaither and another local officer were caught swapping racist and misogynistic jokes on Facebook.

The U.S. Treasury announces that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.‘s photo will be added on the back of the $5 dollar bill. According to WSB Local News, President Abraham Lincoln’s picture will remain on the front, but the back will feature historic events at the Lincoln Memorial, including images of renowned opera singer Marian Anderson, First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. […]

Archives from ABC13 uncovered footage of protests right here in Houston in the 1960s. In March of 1960, protestors engaged in their first sit-in which took place at the Weingarten Supermarket on Almeda. Students from TSU marched to the Weingarten Supermarket to protest segregation at lunch counters. Watch the video below of the never-before-seen footage: […]

Monday night's event highlighted historic speeches by civil rights heroes like MLK, Malcolm X, Fred Hampton, Sojourner Truth, and Shirley Chisholm, recited by Lin Miranda-Manuel, Andre Holland, Michael B. Jordan, Octavia Spencer, and civil rights icon Harry Belafonte.

Today’s MLK Day Breakfast given by North Houston Frontiers at Hilton of Americas was quite the treat this year! It was filled with dynamic poetry from Joe P and The Fluent One as well as great music. My child ate all the bacon and sausage off everyone’s plate at the table but that was expected. […]