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Cooperation Key to Reviving Historic Marks, Mississippi

During the civil rights movement in 1968, Marks, Miss., became nationally recognized as the epitome of what the nation's most underserved and poor communities looked like. During a visit to Marks in 1966, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.Show More Summary

Killer Mike Electrifies at Bernie Sanders Rally: “Stay Confronting Bullst”

The Run The Jewels rapper and activist invokes Martin Luther King, and become one of the candidate’s fiercest—and most effective—supporters.

News Briefs for November 15, 2015

The Boatwright Memorial Library at the University of Richmond acquired the personal collection of Wyatt Tee Walker, a theologian and civil rights leader who worked with Martin Luther King Jr.; the Young Adult Library Services Association...Show More Summary

Killer Mike Campaigns for Bernie Sanders in Atlanta

Yesterday at a Bernie Sanders rally in Atlanta, Killer Mike invoked Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during a stirring introduction for the candidate. Citing his positions on the Voting Rights act and the ongoing, senseless War on Drugs Black People, Mike gave Sanders a ringing endorsement. This is good stuff right here. Can you feel the […]

First Slice 11/24/15: Killer Mike and Bernie Sanders broke bread at Busy Bee, baby

Before introducing the Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders to a crowd of supporters at the Fox Theater last night, Killer Mike took him to Atlanta's iconic soul food restaurant Busy Bee on Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. for some serious soul food. Show More Summary

‘Confront bullsht at every turn’: Rapper Killer Mike compares Bernie Sanders to MLK in fiery speech

5 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Rapper Mike Rendell — known professionally as Killer Mike — compared Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) to civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. during a rally for the senator in Atlanta on Monday. “I’m not here to talk about a dream that we think is unattainable so we settle for...

Killer Mike Speaks at Bernie Sanders Rally in Atlanta

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders was introduced by Killer Mike at a rally in Atlanta tonight. Find video of Mike's speech below. During the speech, he invoked Dr. Martin Luther King, said he doesn't want to relive the Reagan years, and quoted his song "Untitled". Show More Summary

Sanders invokes MLK legacy as he aims for black support

ATLANTA (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is invoking the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. as he tries to increase black support in his bid to catch Hillary Rodham Clinton. Sanders is campaigning Monday in the slain civil rights leader's hometown of Atlanta.

WMATA Riders' Union Hosts An Open Forum With Metro's New General Manager

It will be held at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Library on December 14 at 6:30 p.m. [ more › ]

Donald Trump’s Call for Spying on U.S. Muslims Recalls FBI Bugging of MLK and Black Churches

5 days agoNews : Truthdig

As Donald Trump supporters beat a ‘Black Lives Matter’ protester at his rally in Birmingham, Ala., Trump himself reminded us of the dark days when a paranoid J. Edgar Hoover had the FBI monitor the Rev. Martin Luther King and black Churches of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.

Hillary the Foreign Policy Hawk Returns

The 2016 Democratic front runner turns to the right. In a week where Bernie Sanders aligned himself with Franklin D. Roosevelt, Lyndon Johnson and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on safety nets and economic justice, Hillary Clinton moved to the center-right. Show More Summary

Volunteers pitch in, try to get South Side food pantry up to code

Armed with saws and hammers, the Marines landed earlier this month on a rescue mission in the 5500 block of Martin Luther King Drive. The Leathernecks M.C., a group of former Marines who ride motorcycles, was among the volunteers working to save the RTW Vet Center, a grass-roots organization that...

Dramatists Guild Rails President Against Racially 'Disingenuous' Casting

Dramatists Guild president Doug Wright responded to recent controversy surrounding Kent State University’s casting of a white actor to play Martin Luther King Jr. in a production of Katori Hall’s “The Mountaintop” by blasting “disingenuous” casting. Wright’s Nov. Show More Summary

Sanders invokes FDR, LBJ, and Martin Luther King Jr. to define his version of 'democratic socialism'

Much of the media run-up to the speech that some predicted would be a "defining moment" in the presidential campaign of Sen. Bernie Sanders took note of how the word "socialism" has been demonized in the United States since the 1930s. Show More Summary

This Man's Wish To Donate Millions Of Books To Africa Just Came True

In less than two decades, Bob Brown has donated more than 5 million books to Africa. Through his International BookSmart Foundation, Brown, an 86-year-old civil rights activist, friend of Martin Luther King Jr., advisor to the Mandela...Show More Summary

We Are Two Individuals, But One Couple

ADHD & Marriage Weekly Tip - November 18, 2015 Quote of the Week “I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be.  And you can never be what you ought to be until I am what I ought to be.” -Martin Luther King We...Show More Summary

Exponential Medicine: From Drones to Heartbeat Detecting Devices—Tech Can Aid Disaster Response

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” –Martin Luther King Jr. In 2013, 51.2 million refugees were forced to flee their homes due to persecution, conflict,... read more The post Exponential Medicine: From Drones to Heartbeat Detecting Devices—Tech Can Aid Disaster Response appeared first on Singularity HUB.

New Tour: Tom Houck’s Civil Rights Tour

Civil Rights Tour Atlanta, a new three-hour tour organized by Houck, the former aide and driver to Martin Luther King Jr., offers an insider’s perspective into the daily lives of Atlanta’s heralded activists.

Razing of Freedom House, a Baltimore civil rights landmark, shocks activists

This city's first African American councilman lived in the three-story row house, and the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. used to attend meetings there. Eleanor Roosevelt and Clarence Mitchell Jr. did too. The National Assn. for the Advancement of Colored People saw the old building on Druid Hill Avenue...

You Can’t Be Serious: Ohio College Casts A White Man To Be Martin Luther King Jr. In Stage Play

Kent State University Play Stars A White Martin Luther King Jr. Wait, what?!? The New York Daily News is reporting that Kent State University is currently staging a play about Martin Luther King, Jr. However, this is a version of

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