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Black History Month: Culture Creators and Barrier Breakers

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This Black History Month we are leaning in to the culture creators, barrier breakers, and milestone makers who have changed our world.  From Muhammad Ali to Natalie Cole, Dorothy Dandridge to Jimi Hendrix, MLK to Harriet Tubman, TheArchive  features some of the world's greatest and most inspiring luminaries and leaders of any time or place. Dorothy Dandridge: An American Beauty . A biography of the pioneering performer Dorothy Dandridge, featuring decades of archival footage. Jimi Hendrix: The Uncut Story . From his upbringing in Seattle to his final days in London, this series explores the complex life-story behind the legendary artist Jimi Hendrix.  Muhammad Ali: The Greatest . Spanning his early years to his triumph at the 1966 Olympics, take a rare look at one of the world's most endearing heroes. Livin' for Love: The Natalie Cole Story .  Follow Natalie Cole and the legacy of her father the late great Nat King Cole whose absence fueled her triumph over drug addiction,

MLK: Love Makes the World Go Round

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This post was originally published on (1/18/21) and updated on (1/16/22) . I am still convinced that it is love that makes the world go round, and somehow this kind of love can be a powerful force for social change. And I believe firmly that it is through this kind of powerful nonviolent action, this kind of love that organizes itself into mass action, that we will be able to transform the jangling discords of our nation and the world into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood. Certainly this is the great challenge facing us.      - Martin Luther King, Jr.  Aside from inspiring the world with love through his own action and words, Martin Luther King Jr. also often quoted other iconoclasts to punctuate his messages.  One such quote from Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables was especially prophetic and came during King’s 1968 appearance on the Mike Douglas Show. "Where there is darkness, crimes will be committed. The guilty one is not merely he who commits a crime but he who cause the darknes