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The Last Night MLK Wanted to Fuck a Woman

“Leadership is a lonely affair,” writes Valerie Curtis-Newton in the director’s notes for The Mountaintop, a play that reimagines the final night of one of the towering figures of the 20th century, Martin Luther King Jr. Curtis-Newton,...Show More Summary

Video Distraction: June Cleaver Learns Racial Profiling

"When you are right you cannot be too radical; when you are wrong, you cannot be too conservative.” ~Martin Luther King, Jr. Video courtesy Lester & Charlie

Here's Why Tim Cook Keeps Photos Of Martin Luther King And Robert Kennedy In His Office (AAPL)

Apple CEO Tim Cook sat down with Charlie Rose at PBS News last week for a two-part interview, the second half of which aired Monday night. Rose pressed Cook on Apple, but also asked him about his personal values. Cook was unflinching about how others should be treated. Show More Summary


Early childhood: what a wipeout, memory-wise. I was alive for Woodstock, for the assassinations of Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King, for the moon landing, for the better part of the Vietnam War. I don’t remember any of it. Forty-plus… Continue reading ?

‘Straightwashed’ No More: Black LGBT Influencers Are in the Spotlight 

It was only 50 years ago when the architect of the March on Washington, Bayard Rustin, a black gay man, stood next to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as he recited his famous “I Have a Dream” speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. While Rustin’s sexual orientation was known within his activists’ circles, it was not necessarily public knowledge. Show More Summary

AMAZING VIDEO: Rapper Prince Ea’s “Why I Think This World Should End” Will Make You Weep With Joy

Activist/Rapper Prince Ea Channels the Power and Eloquence of Martin Luther King. The post AMAZING VIDEO: Rapper Prince Ea’s “Why I Think This World Should End” Will Make You Weep With Joy appeared first on The Good Men Project.

Unexpected Views Of Famous Historic Moments

last weekOdd : Neatorama

We’ve all seen those famous photographs of historic events such as the Kennedy Assassination, Martin Luther King’s "I have a dream" speech, and the fall of the Berlin Wall, and our perception of these events is shaped by these iconic images. Show More Summary

Datebook: Art's fall season begins this weekend -- the best openings

2 weeks agoArts : Culture Monster

A history of the avant-garde in Orange County, an installation that takes a speech by Martin Luther King Jr. as a point of inspiration, sound as heard by deaf ears and an L.A. freeway in mirrors. The art season is starting to get rolling and it’s busy, busy, busy. Here’s...

I have a dream: Tim Cook tweets his admiration for Martin Luther King, Jr.

On the 51st anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” speech, Tim Cook has tweeted to celebrate the life of the African-American Civil Rights leader and activist. Describing King’s speech as “the speech of my lifetime,” Cook … Read more ›

Friday Morning Open Thread: History

200,000 March on Washington and Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream, 51 years ago today. — NYT Archives (@NYTArchives) August 28, 2014 Adam Gopnik, in the New Yorker, “Does It Help to Know History?“: … [T]he best argument for reading history is not that it will show us the right thing to do [Read more...]

Today in media history: Dr. Martin Luther King’s 1963 ‘I Have a Dream’ speech

3 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

August 28, 1963 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivers his “I Have a Dream” speech to an estimated 200,000 people on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial during the March on Washington. Time Magazine reports: “I have a dream,” King cried. The crowd began cheering, but King, never pausing, brought silence as he continued. Show More Summary

Morning Reads — Thursday, August 28, 2014

On this day in 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., gave his “I Have a Dream” speech at a civil rights rally in Washington, D.C . to a crowd of more than 200,000 people. Peaches How young is too young to fire a weapon? We need another law. Democrat Hecht hammers Olens on ethics. Medical cannabis committee […]

We don’t have to have more Fergusons

What do successful, wealthy black entrepreneurs know that they are not sharing with their own? August 28, 1963 Dr. Martin Luther King delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech on the mall in Washington, DC. One year later, a half century ago, the Civil Rights Act was signed into law. A half-century is a […]

The 46-year-old sex toy Hitachi won't talk about

3 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

1968. It was the year of the Tet Offensive; of Martin Luther King Jr.'s and Robert Kennedy's assassinations; of the Democratic National Convention riots. It was also the first time humans had photographed the Earth from deep space. It was a year of...

Motel Manager Pouring Acid Into Pool to Drive Blacks Out, 1964

On June 11, 1964, Martin Luther King, Jr was arrested for trespassing at the Monson Motor Lodge after being asked to leave from its segregated restaurant. This (and other things) helped spurn on a group of protesters, black and white, to jump into the pool as a strategically planned event to end segregation at motel pools. Show More Summary

Obama’s Mentor on Mike Brown Shooting: “Just Like” MLK Assassination (Video)

Professor Charles Ogletree, a legal scholar who taught President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama during their time in Cambridge, described the Mike Brown shooting as being, “Just like the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.” “This reminds us … Continue reading ?

Transit Adjacent Development isn’t Transit Oriented Development

  Recently the Daily Journal of Commerce wrote about a new project proposed near Link’s Othello Station at 7301 and 7343 Martin Luther King Jr. Way S.: The largest of the three buildings would be at the corner of Othello and MLK Way. The six-story structure would contain 210 apartments, a 17,000-square-foot public market, 10,000 square feet of retail and […]

We Don’t Have to Have More Fergusons

August 28, 1963 Dr. Martin Luther King delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech on the mall in Washington, DC. One year later, a half century ago, the Civil Rights Act was signed into law. A half-century is a long time. Yet, as events...Show More Summary

Today’s Civil Rights Leaders Have No Credibility Because They Sweep Real Issues Under The Rug

When Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X took the scene in the 1960s they weren’t afraid to hold a mirror to the black community and talk about tough truths.   But, as we fast forward to the 21st century the likes of Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson only hold the mirror to themselves. Show More Summary

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