Martin Luther King

Caroline Frost

'Brad Pitt Uses His Power To Serve His Conscience'

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 28.10.2014 | UK Entertainment

'Interstellar' star David Oyelowo believes that Brad Pitt "uses his power to get things done that otherwise wouldn't". Pitt, previously a producer...

Caroline Frost

'Our Treatment Of Black Culture Is Worse Than In South Africa'

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK Entertainment

The UK is in a worse place than South Africa post-apartheid when it comes to the representation of black faces on screen, according to British actor t...

Missouri, a Wake Up Call to Create a New Story

Jeremy Wickremer | Posted 23.10.2014 | UK
Jeremy Wickremer

The events in Missouri are a wake up call. The nation is not yet at peace. There is fear and conflict in our minds whose path always leads to destruction. When we transform this to peace and compassion the path leads to creativity and connection.

Racism Row As Dasha Zhukova Poses On 'Naked Black Woman Chair' On MLK Day (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 27.01.2014 | UK

UPDATE: Gay Russian Artist's Furious Response To Dasha's Zhukova's 'Racist Chair' (NSFW PICTURE) Russian socialite Dasha Zhukova has sparked ire by...

Fighting for Our Freedom to Be Healthy

Tony Lobl | Posted 22.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tony Lobl

What might be the basis for not accepting second class health? Perhaps because its as innate to our spiritual sense to feel health is natural as it is politically to demand equal rights. "In health there is freedom. Health is the first of all liberties," mused Swiss poet and philosopher Henri Frédéric Amiele.

Happy Birthday Martin Luther King Jr

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Wednesday marks the anniversary of late civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr's 85th birthday. Dr King was fatally shot on 4 April 1968 as he...

The Dignity In Serving

Michelle Holmes | Posted 02.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Michelle Holmes

From teachers, carers, nurses and doctors, street sweepers, sales assistants and the like, working in service is an exchange of energy as old as civilisation. Serving one another in some way is a natural human instinct that we all have inside of us and can deliver on daily basis through our individual talents.

Um, Guys That's Not Nelson Mandela

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 20.12.2013 | UK

Big ‘doh!’ moment for all concerned: This poster memorial intended to pay tribute to the late Nelson Mandela contains a fatal flaw. Yup, up th...

Peace and Reconciliation - A Legacy of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)

Sajda Khan | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Sajda Khan

The world mourns the loss of one the world's most revered statesman. Eulogies at his memorial service reminisce over his noble characteristics, wish him a peaceful repose and beckon humanity to embrace his legacy...

World Leaders Gathering in South Africa to Celebrate the Life of Nelson Mandela Will Fail to See His Point

Dr Raj Persaud | Posted 07.02.2014 | UK
Dr Raj Persaud

The World Leaders gathering in South Africa to celebrate the life of Nelson Mandela are precisely the one group who have least interest in Nelson Mandela's true legacy - disobey the rules when they are wrong. His real message is in danger of being air-brushed out of history.

Mandela - What Now?

Simon Cohen | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK
Simon Cohen

Mandela has passed, but his message lives on through all of us. Whenever we confront words, policies, ideas that seek to place us in a status of being apart, may we have the courage and imagination to stand up for our fellow travellers. What now? It's up to all of us.

Gary Younge: 'What Do I Tell My Son After Trayvon Martin's Murder?'

Joe Sandler Clarke | Posted 12.12.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Joe Sandler Clarke

The American government isn't working. By a strange quirk of the country's political system, the Republican Party was able to shut it down and brin...

What Makes a Great Speech?

Dr Arlo Brady | Posted 03.11.2013 | UK Politics
Dr Arlo Brady

There have been many examples over the course of human history that we can look to for inspiration. Unfortunately, though, it's only the more recent speeches - where film or detailed records exist - that allow us to investigate anything other than the content.

On the Passing of Giants

Grainne Gillis | Posted 31.10.2013 | UK
Grainne Gillis

There were a number of news items that caught my attention this week: the vote in parliament on "intervening" in Syria; the anniversary of the March on Washington; and the passing of the great Irish Poet Laureate Seamus Heaney.

The Dream Not Yet Fulfilled

William Davie | Posted 01.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education
William Davie

I long for the day when Dr King's dream will be fulfilled. When it won't matter where you come from, or what you look like, or what language you speak. When the only thing that will matter about you is how you behave. When we will not think it odd to see a black or Asian MP on the front benches of Parliament. When colour will be irrelevant. But I suspect that that day is long off.

Pictures Of The Day: Thursday 29th August 2013

Elliot Wagland, Tahira Mirza, Matthew Tucker | Posted 28.08.2013 | UK

The Huffington Post pictures of the day brings you the very best images from around the world chosen by our own photo editors, Elliot Wagland, Matthew...

'I Have A Copyright'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 28.08.2013 | UK

On the 50th anniversary of perhaps one the most famous speeches of all time, broadcasters will be playing clips of Martin Luther King's 'I Have A Drea...

Why I'm Not Celebrating The 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

Bonnie Greer | Posted 28.10.2013 | UK
Bonnie Greer

It looks as if we're about to be made to watch a movie we've seen before: Middle East Strike Part... At the same time we're celebrating the 50th anniversary of a march that was led by one of the greatest pacifists of the 20th Century.

TV TONIGHT: Martin Luther King's March Into History

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.10.2013 | UK Entertainment

The fact that the march, and the speech that changed millions of lives, was organised in a matter of weeks is just one of the intriguing factoids unco...

Fifty Years After Martin Luther King's Great Speech - What Is Our Dream for International Development?

Richard C.W. Miller | Posted 28.10.2013 | UK
Richard C.W. Miller

It is 50 years since Martin Luther King made his defining speech in which he laid out a vision for civil rights with the words "I have a dream". It was a call to action to end the segregation that scarred large parts of the United States. But his vision of a new and different future is something we could also apply to developing countries.

'I Have A Dream' To Be Read Out By Human Rights Activists

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.10.2013 | UK

Martin Luther King's I Have A Dream speech will be read out by famous rights activists including Malala Yousafzai, the Dalai Lama, Doreen Lawrence and...

March On Washington 50th Anniversary

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 24.08.2013 | UK

Thousands flocked from around the country to stand in the shadow of the Lincoln Memorial on Saturday. The capital’s National Mall was flooded as men...

I Stood My Ground and No One Died

Ezra Tafari Rose | Posted 28.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ezra Tafari Rose

The Stand Your Ground law, far from being just a US legal means of self-defence is what black men are taught by their black fathers. My black father was never absent, he was always present in our home and whenever he beat me, I stood my ground. In my adolescent years when he expressed utter disgust at what he assumed to be my disgusting lifestyle, I stood my ground.

Egypt and the Ballot Box

Peter Thompson | Posted 01.09.2013 | UK Politics
Peter Thompson

The struggle either side of the elections is the most important part of the democratic process. Elections are merely very rough snapshots of an ongoing process and the fact that we fetishize these elections indicates only the extent to which we have become a largely depoliticized and de-ideologized society.

Are Protests Still Effective?

Stephanie Allen | Posted 27.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Stephanie Allen

When one group of people feel it necessary to take to the streets to voice their opinions, inevitably there will be an opposing number who feel it necessary to stop or condemn them. The trick is for both parties to do so admirably, intelligently and legally, respecting each others' opinions rather than threatening them.