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Martin Luther King III Says His Father Would Be Disappointed In Ferguson Riots

Martin Luther King III said his father would be disappointed in the rioting and violence that broke out in Ferguson in the wake of the Michael Brown verdict. The Missouri city saw widespread unrest after a grand jury failed to return an indictment against Darren Wilson, the police officer who shot and killed Brown. Show More Summary

WATCH Jay Smoove: Ferguson, riots and human limits

yesterdayOdd : Boing Boing

As you'd expect, Jay Smoove has just about the smartest, best, most empathic take on the civil unrest in Ferguson following the failure of the prosecutor to secure an indictment. He quotes Martin Luther King: "riots are the language of the unheard." (via Waxy)

The Illipsis: Jay Smooth on Ferguson, Riots & Human Limits

Fusion | The Illipsis In this second installment of The Illipsis, Jay Smooth looks back at the week's events in #Ferguson and asks how we can truly apply Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s advice that "riots are the language of the unheard."

MLK, Jr's Son: Father 'Would Be Greatly Disappointed' by Violence in Ferguson

Wednesday on CNN Today, Martin Luther King III, the son of Martin Luther King Jr., told hosts Amara Walker and Michael Holmes that the violence that erupted in Ferguson in the wake of the grand jury’s decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown is not what his father would have wanted. Show More Summary

Shaking the Heavens in Ferguson, Missouri

2 days agoNews : Truthdig

“As long as justice is postponed we always stand on the verge of these darker nights of social disruption.” So said Martin Luther King Jr. in a speech on March 14, 1968, just three weeks before he was assassinated.

How a schoolteacher helped create the first black Peanuts character

In 1968, shortly after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., a Los Angeles schoolteacher named Harriet Glickman wrote to Charles Schulz regarding the lack of integration in Peanuts At that time, Peanuts was already one of the most popular comic strips in America — it was also predominantly white. Show More Summary

How the Southern press foiled FBI’s attempt to smear MLK

Is it possible that we have to thank the white Southern press of the 1960s – even the segregationist press – for its restraint in resisting FBI attempts to smear the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., with sexual scandal? That question is raised, but not sufficiently developed, in a Nov. Show More Summary

Thankful for Thich Nhat Hanh

Thich Nhat Hanh is a Vietnamese Buddhist monk, a poet, a scholar, and a peace activist. His life long efforts to generate peace and reconciliation moved Martin Luther King, Jr. to nominate him for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1967. WhenShow More Summary

Scottsboro, Ferguson, and Judge Horton

One could say that the reaction of the mob in Ferguson is the act of spitting on the tomb of Martin Luther King.

Politicians, the press and sex

Beverly Gage, a Yale University historian, was researching a biography of J. Edgar Hoover in the National Archives when she came across the infamous letter the FBI had written to Martin Luther King Jr., outlining in the crudest form his extramarital escapades and suggesting, King concluded,...

Standing Ovation for Oprah-Produced MLK Movie 'Selma'

Selma, the new Oprah Winfrey-produced film about a year in the life of Martin Luther King Jr., received "two thunderous standing ovations" at its first screening in New York Monday night, film critic Roger Friedman wrote on his website, Showbiz 411. Show More Summary

EXCLUSIVE: 7 schools defying city's cell phone ban

Seven schools located in the Martin Luther King Jr. Educational Complex have begun to allow students to check their phones inside the building after the manager of a nearby storefront upped his phone storage fees for students from $1 to a whopping $5 per day.

FBI Blackmailed MLK, Urged Him to Commit Suicide

The FBI sent a letter authorized by director J. Edgar Hoover to civil rights leader Martin Luther King telling him to kill himself or sordid details about his private life would be revealed. The letter, which included an audiotape from FBI wiretaps of King, has never been revealed in full until its recent discovery by a researcher. Show More Summary

Martin Luther King Jr.’s Niece Asks “How Can the Dream Survive If We Abort Our Children?”

This week, the Emmy Award-winning TV show Facing Life Head-On features leaders in the National Black Pro-Life Coalition – including Dr. Alveda King of Priests for Life and Ryan Bomberger of The Radiance Foundation – who share incontrovertible evidence that black genocide remains a reality in America. Dr. Alveda King, niece of Rev. Martin Luther […]

FBI Letter Urged Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. To Kill Himself, Offered Ultimatum

An anonymous letter sent to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by FBI agents in 1964 urged the civil rights leader to commit suicide. A newly published and unedited version of the letter shows that Dr. Martin Luther King was also referred to as “an evil, abnormal beast” in addition to other offensive names. Show More Summary

First Slice 11/13/14: FBI letter threatening MLK comes to light

A letter from the Federal Bureau of Investigation encouraging Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. to commit suicide has been made public decades after it was originally sent to the civil rights icon. The Georgia Voice asks Atlanta Police's new LGBT officer five questions.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

FBI’s ‘suicide note’ to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. revealed

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was called “an evil, abnormal beast” in an anonymous letter FBI agents sent the civil rights leader in 1964 in an effort to get him to commit suicide, a newly published, unredacted version of the note, sho...

Fickle social media can boost, or trip up, Oscar hopefuls in an instant

The lights hadn't even come up yet after Tuesday night's AFI Fest premiere of "Selma" when the tweets started rolling out from the Egyptian Theater, virtually all of them praising Ava DuVernay's Martin Luther King biopic and the performance of its star, David Oyelowo, in sound bites that...

The Full Letter Written By The FBI To Martin Luther King Has Been Revealed

Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, Martin Luther King, Jr. is one of my personal heroes. Not just because of his outsized contribution to the civil rights movement, but because of his leadership capabilities and emphasis on non-violent civil disobedience. Show More Summary

When the FBI told MLK to kill himself (who are they targeting now?)

2 weeks agoOdd : Boing Boing

We've known for years that the FBI spied on Martin Luther King's personal life and sent him an anonymous letter in 1964 threatening to out him for his sexual indiscretions unless he killed himself in 34 days. Now we have an unredacted version of the notorious letter. Read the rest

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