LIVESTREAM: Lupita Nyong’o, Black Thought and More Pay Tribute to Dr. King at ‘MLK Now 2018’

By Sameer Rao Jan 15, 2018

Black creative leaders and advocacy groups honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on his namesake holiday today (January 15) with "MLK Now 2018."

Arts and activism collective Blackout for Human Rights brings the musical celebration back to Harlem for a third year. Featured performers and speakers include actress Lupita Nyong’o ("Black Panther"), The Roots frontman Tariq "Black Thought" Trotter, "A Wrinkle in Time" star Storm Reid, CNN commentator Symone D. Sanders and activist rapper Tef Poe. Comedian and author Baratunde Thurston returns to host.

"MLK Now 2018" takes place at the Riverside Church in Harlem, where Dr. King famously delivered his speech "Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence" in 1967. Blackout for Human Rights hosts the event in partnership with the Campaign for Black Male Achievement, Color for Change, The Root and PICO National Network.

Watch the celebration via the livestream above, which starts at 2 p.m. EST.