MLK Day

INDIANAPOLIS — Starbucks is bringing it’s ‘Black Partner Network’ to Indianapolis. The network kicked off this week in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The goal is to improve the company’s diversity and inclusion practices. Deshonne Jackson, Starbucks’ regional director, says it’s apart of a constant effort to include all customers who come […]

@kwellscomm TLCNaptown.com News  —   Happy Birthday to FLOTUS44, First Lady Michelle Obama! Investigators aren’t sure if slick roads made a crash on Indianapolis’s northwest side worse. Metro Police officers say a young man was speeding Monday night, ran a red light, hit a light pole, and ended-up 20 or 30 feet inside a local business. […]

Democratic frontrunner Bernie Sanders is bringing attention to the water crisis that is unfolding in Michigan. Sanders is calling for Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder to resign after the situation left over 30,000 people in Flint without drinkable tap water and thousands of people sick. “There are no excuses. The governor long ago knew about the […]

It’s been 52 years since Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (pictured) stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., before nearly 250,000…

The North Miami Beach Police Department has come under fire after it was recently discovered that police officials were using mugshot images of African Americans…

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.‘s (pictured) daughter, Dr. Bernice King, is calling for this year’s King Holiday to be violence-free, honoring the civil rights leader…

Even though the birthday of iconic civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who would have been 85 years old, is on January 15th,…

Vice President Joe Biden is slated to deliver the keynote address at the Nation Action Network‘s Annual King Day Breakfast January 20 in Washington, D.C.…

If you want to be out for MLK Day in the city of Indianapolis, here are some great places to be!  The Indianapolis Zoo – The Indianapolis Zoo will be open from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Visitors can walk the grounds and see lots of animals and enjoy the exhibits with smaller crowds. Favorite […]

There are many images of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. circulating through Google Images and other web-based photo galleries. But few are as distinct as that of Jason Patterson‘s “American Heritage V” portrait that is inspired by what he says is a 1955 photo of a then-26-year-old King. RELATED: King Leads Anti-Vietnam March How To […]

Given Dr. Martin Luther King‘s appeals for racial acceptance and understanding, MLK day seems like a perfect time to figure out which are the top 20 most tolerant places to live. SEE ALSO: Can Girls Win At Science? In a study conducted by the Daily Beast, cities with more than 250,000 residents were evaluated according […]

The role of many Black musicians in making the ‘King Holiday’ a reality cannot be overlooked. There’s a great piece on The Grio detailing the effort Stevie Wonder, Gil-Scott Heron and many other Black artists put into making sure the legacy of Dr. King would be acknowledged by our nation. Don Mizell writes, “Today, I […]