Martin Luther King Jr http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/21059/all en Obamas celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday in church http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120115/obamas-commemorate-martin-luther-king-jr-birthda <p> First family commemorated the civil rights leader&#39;s 83rd birthday at Washington&#39;s Zion Baptist Church with a passage from King&#39;s &quot;Letter from a Birmingham Jail.&quot;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120115/obamas-commemorate-martin-luther-king-jr-birthda" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Martin Luther King Jr President Barack Obama United States Sun, 15 Jan 2012 19:41:00 +0000 Jennifer Mattson 5687477 at http://www.globalpost.com Martin Luther King Jr. honored with Day of Service (VIDEO) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120116/martin-luther-king-jr-day-of-service-2012 <br /> Described as a "day on, not a day off," the MLK Day of Service encourages people to take voluntary action that will help others, in the spirit of Martin Luther King's vision of a mutually supportive "beloved community."<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120116/martin-luther-king-jr-day-of-service-2012" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Martin Luther King Jr President Barack Obama World Leaders United States Mon, 16 Jan 2012 16:11:00 +0000 News Desk 5687543 at http://www.globalpost.com In Selma, income inequality, education and race still deeply intertwined http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/130116/selma-income-inequality-education-race-civil-rights <p><span style="font-size: 12.727272033691406px; line-height: 20px;">SELMA, Alabama &mdash; &nbsp;A</span><span style="font-size: 12.727272033691406px; line-height: 20px;">s the nation&rsquo;s first African-American president begins his second White House term, many in Selma say the expectations that Obama created are far from being fulfilled. They worry that progress in race relations is challenged by rising income inequality, a reality that cuts across racial lines but that economists say affects the black population in America far more acutely than whites.</span></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/130116/selma-income-inequality-education-race-civil-rights" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Martin Luther King Jr United States Thu, 17 Jan 2013 12:17:00 +0000 Elizabeth Tuttle 5735213 at http://www.globalpost.com Poll: Half of Americans say racial equality is not yet a reality http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/130822/half-americans-say-race-equality-not-reality-mar <!--paging_filter--><p>Five decades after Martin Luther King Jr.&rsquo;s historic &ldquo;I Have a Dream&rdquo; speech, a new poll finds that fewer than half of all Americans feel the United States has made substantial progress toward racial equality.</p> <p>President Barack <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130807/obama-mark-50th-anniversary-mlks-dream-speech">Obama is expected to mark the 50th anniversary </a>of the speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial next week.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/130822/half-americans-say-race-equality-not-reality-mar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Martin Luther King Jr Need to Know racism United States Thu, 22 Aug 2013 21:23:00 +0000 Jennifer Mattson 5915640 at http://www.globalpost.com