Representative Tyrone Brooks took to the House well this morning to address a letter sent by the King Family to the governor, asserting their right to approve any statue to honor the late Martin Luther King. The matter was covered here by Jim Galloway. Representative Brooks spoke of the timeline when the legislation was conceived, […]
ATLANTA (Reuters) - Martin Luther King Jr.'s daughter said Thursday she will comply with a judge's order to turn over the late civil rights leader's Nobel Peace Prize medal and personal Bible, and urged her two brothers to reconsider selling the "sacre...
David Simon’s collaboration with HBO has been remarkably fruitful, generating such programming as Treme, The Corner, Generation Kill, and, of yeah, one of (if the not the) greatest television shows of all time, The Wire. And now Simon is once again working with the network, this time to bring to life a miniseries about civil [...]
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Back in 2010, HBO started developing a Martin Luther King Jr. biographical miniseries based on the three-volume America in the King Years by Taylor Branch. Guess what? We are still waiting for that miniseries. Now Deadline reports that David Simon (The Wire, Treme) is taking the reins, and will write... More »
Promising to pit the unstoppable force of America’s compulsion to revisit the wounds of civil rights history with the immoveable object of their strange aversion to watching David Simon projects, HBO is developing a Simon-produced six-hour miniseries on Dr. Show More Summary
David Simon, creator of The Wire, has found his next project: a Martin Luther King Jr miniseries. Simon is attached to an upcoming HBO miniseries based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning history books America: In The King Years, by Taylor Branch. Show More Summary
EXCLUSIVE: For years, I’ve been writing about all the futility involved in attempts to bring the life of iconic civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr to the screen. So here’s a big one. I’m hearing that David Simon, the architect...Show More Summary
I’m outraged by these Hollywood liberals. Not only have they refused to make a movie about how Martin Luther King was the foremost 20th century proponent of slavery, the movies they do make refuse to acknowledge that what the abolitionist conspiracy referred to as “slavery” wasn’t really as bad as all that.
Editor’s note: Stokely Carmichael’s activism helped found the Black Panther Party, and his work on voter registration transformed the South and allied him with Martin Luther King Jr. and other civil rights leaders. Carmichael’s brilliant...Show More Summary
Editor's note: “If Martin [Luther King Jr.] served as the king of the black freedom movement during the civil rights era, then Stokely [Carmichael] reigned as the prince of a revolutionary movement for political self-determination and...Show More Summary
During this Black History Month I was deeply honored to be inducted into the South Carolina Hall of Fame at the same time as Mrs. Septima Clark -- the woman Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. called the “Mother of the Movement.” Readers familiar...Show More Summary
Project would extend light rail from downtown Tacoma to Stadium and Hilltop districts.
When I was a little girl growing up in Los Angeles, I would spend summer afternoons in the backyard of my grandmother's home in South L.A., on Harvard and Martin Luther King Boulevard. I remember picking fresh berries off the bushes in her garden, and waiting for her to wash them and stir them with some sugar for me. Show More Summary
Oprah Winfrey talked with Speakeasy about her new project as producer of the film "Selma," about Martin Luther King's 1965 voting rights campaign, and her dreams for Broadway.
If you are looking for fresh analysis of the African-American Civil Rights Movement following Martin Luther King?s murder, and particularly of Jesse Jackson?s emerging role, this and more can be found in David Chappell?s insightful new book, Waking from the Dream: The Struggle for Civil Rights in the Shadow of Martin Luther King, Jr?
Oprah Winfrey, following her praised turn in 'The Butler', has joined Martin Luther King, Jr. biopic 'Selma' as a producer and spurred the film forward. The post MLK Biopic ‘Selma’ May Be Moving Forward; Oprah Producing appeared first on Screen Rant.
A couple of years ago, Lee Daniels was set to direct Selma, the true story of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. marches from Selma to Montgomery in order to procure voting rights for African Americans. The killer cast was pretty much signed,...Show More Summary
Oprah Winfrey will produce this true story about the activist, humanitarian, and leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement. [...]
The Martin Luther King, Jr. biopic Selma is moving forward today as Deadline reports that Oprah Winfrey is set to produce the feature with Paramount Pictures having just come aboard to distribute domestically. Lee Daniels was formerly attached to Selma, planning to shoot from a script by Paul Webb. Show More Summary