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First Look at David Oyelowo as Martin Luther King Jr. in 'Selma'

10 hours agoEntertainment / Film : MovieWeb

Carmen Ejogo appears as Martin Luther King Jr.'s wife Coretta Scott King in two new photos from the upcoming biopic 'Selma'. [...]

First Look at Ava DuVernay's 'Selma' Starring David Oyelowo as MLK

Gather 'round for your first look at one awards contender - the film Selma, directed by Ava DuVernay, starring David Oyelowo as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. With the awards season kicking off next month, many films lining up are finally starting to be unveiled and this is yet another on the docket. Show More Summary

First ‘Selma’ Images Reveal David Oyelowo as Martin Luther King Jr.

12 hours agoEntertainment / Film : SlashFilm

The summer movie season is just about wrapped up now, which means it’s time to look ahead to the prestige dramas of fall and winter. One of the most intriguing titles coming our way in the next few months is Selma, about Dr. Martin Luther...Show More Summary

Alveda King: You Need Peace, then Justice

Activist and niece of Martin Luther King Jr., Alveda King, argued that even though “there is still racism alive in America,” “you got to have peace, and then you can go after justice” on Thursday’s “Hannity” on the Fox News Channel. “Martin Luther King Jr. Show More Summary

Blax News: Rapper T.I. - Joins In With The AJC's Mike Luckovich To Impart Their Views On "Ferguson Missouri" (But No Where Else That Black People Are Being Murdered In Greater Quantities)

THEY ARE QUALIFIED FOR ADMISSION - NOT BASED UPON THEIR INTRINSIC VALUE - BUT ON WHO THEIR KILLER WAS THUS MAKING THEM A "BLACK CIVIL RIGHTS HOMICIDE MARTYR" link FROM: Martin Luther King Jr's: "Letter From The Birmingham Jail TO: T.I. Open Letter To America TI And "The Grand Hustle": AMERICA DID THIS TO US!!!

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3 days agoArts : Prospero

MARTIN LUTHER KING was, at one time, considered an inadequate orator. In December 1950 a transcript from Crozier Theological Seminary records him receiving just a “C” in public speaking—although for actual sermon preparation he scored an “A”. Show More Summary

Stand With Keith Ellison and Barbara Lee to End the Blockade of Gaza

"True peace is not merely the absence of tension; it is the presence of justice." -- Martin Luther king, Jr. I genuinely feel the need to speak out because I think to remain silent in the face of the horrors that we have all been witnessing...Show More Summary

Stand With Keith Ellison and Barbara Lee to End the Blockade of Gaza

"True peace is not merely the absence of tension; it is the presence of justice." -- Martin Luther king, Jr. I genuinely feel the need to speak out because I think to remain silent in the face of the horrors that we have all been witnessing...Show More Summary

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Because we need a happy picture after this week (observed at the Martin Luther King Library, D.C.): Bonus fun music! (they definitely don’t make it like this anymore…)

“How to Be a Peacemaker”

“Looking at modern champions of peace such as Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr., Nelson Mandela, and the Dalai Lama,” writes Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, “we see that as life put them to the test, they all came to the conclusion that peace is the way. How did they do it?” Good question! See Sakyong Mipham’s […]

Martin Luther King Jr.’s Niece Questions Al Sharpton’s Goals for Ferguson

last weekNews : Mediaite

Alveda King, niece of civil rights legend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., said Thursday on Fox News that Rev. Al Sharpton‘s recent appearance in Ferguson, MO, has caused unrest in the city to “escalate.”

Ferguson Saw Rioting; When Will Chicago?

Scott Olson/Getty Images In Chicago, we have not seen riots since the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1968. During those riots, one event -- Dr. King's death -- sent black Chicagoans over the edge. Yet it was not...

Wisconsin Nominates Wingnut To Congress

In choosing State Sen Glenn Grothman on Tuesday, Wisconsin Republicans selected a congressional nominee who is anti-Martin Luther King Jr. Day and supported Uganda's anti-gay laws.

Rude Pundit: We're Lucky There Aren't More Riots

Rude Pundit with a heartfelt exposition on the same principle once expressed by Martin Luther King Jr. as "rioting is the language of the unheard": That photo is of police patrolling the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, in the wake of a night of riots and looting in the wake of the shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown by a white cop. Show More Summary

This week in the war on voting: The Voting Rights Act is 49 and in trouble

President Lyndon B. Johnson meets with Martin Luther King, Jr. after signing the Voting Rights Act, August 6, 1965. This week in the war on voting is a joint project of Meteor Blades and Joan McCarter. To commemorate the 49th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act and the one year mark following the Supreme Court’s Shelby County v. Show More Summary

Can the Creator of Boondocks Deliver the Black Jesus We Need?

My favorite Aaron McGruder moment comes during this ABC Nightline interview. First airing after his incendiary "Return of the King" episode, host Cynthia McFadden sets up a clip in which a returned-from-coma Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Show More Summary

5,000 Texans March for Gaza

On Aug. 2, Sheikh Islam Mossaad ended his speech at the Texas Stands With Gaza rally by quoting these words of Martin Luther King, Jr. The quotation was preceded by a passionate speech invoking the spirit of dead Palestinian children and calling on the living youth of the world to take up their struggle: "But we do not have much time. Show More Summary

Lt. Uhura and MLK, Jr.

2 weeks agoOdd : Boing Boing

In 1967, Martin Luther King, Jr urged Nichelle Nichols to stay in her post as Lt. Uhura on Star Trek because she was an important and all-too-rare positive TV role model for black people. Read the rest

Rapper Future -- I Have a Dream ... to Pay More Child Support

Rapper Future and his baby mama have reached a new custody deal... which includes a schedule for Martin Luther King Day.Future must now pay $2,800 a month in child support for his 11-year-old son -- that's up $1,200 from what he was previously…

Racial Discrimination Against Those Who Light Firecrackers In Their Underwear

3 weeks agoOdd : Thought Catalog

We clearly have far more work to do before we reach the mountaintop and sit down to have brunch with Dr. Martin Luther King.

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