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Are you doing your best work?

Most of us are capable of so much more. I was reminded of this earlier, when reading the following quote from Dr Martin Luther King Jr: “If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music or Shakespeare wrote poetry. Show More Summary

Black History Salute to Russell Simmons, the Yogi

On Martin Luther King weekend four years ago, I was very sad for a variety of good reasons, not worth repeating here. Just trust me. The sadness felt like a bag of wet rocks on my back, heavy and unforgiving. I knew it was all in my mind, but saying that to myself did not make me feel any better. Show More Summary

6 Leadership Lessons from Martin Luther King, Jr.

Yes, he had a dream, but he also knew how to form strong alliances and make strategic decisions.

Martin Luther King (2) vs. Sigmund Freud

We didn’t get any great comments yesterday, so I’ll have to go with PKD on the grounds that he was the presumptive favorite, and nobody made any good case otherwise. And today we have the second seed among the Religious Leaders vs. an unseeded entry in the Founders of Religions category. Show More Summary

On deck this week

Mon: “Unbiasedness”: You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means. [My talk tomorrow in the Princeton economics department] Martin Luther King (2) vs. Sigmund Freud Tues: “A small but growing collection of studies suggest X”... Show More Summary

Anti-Choice Activists Dishonor Black History, Co-Opting Language of #BlackLivesMatter

  (AP Photo/The Register-Guard, Chris Pietsch) Alveda King (center), niece of the late Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., joined about 75 others in an anti-abortion prayer vigil at the Planned Parenthood office in Glenwood, Oregon, Monday, February 4, 2013. Show More Summary

Zendaya accepts Giuliana Rancic's apology in dreadlocks debacle

Zendaya Coleman has accepted Giuliana Rancic's apology for remarks over the "locs" hairstyle she wore on the Oscars red carpet, invoking the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in a statement talking about "hidden prejudice" and explaining why she stood up against the "Fashion Police" barb.

MSNBC Host: I Hope Trayvon Martin 'Whooped the St Out of George Zimmerman'

MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry remembered Martin Luther King, Jr. the best way she knew how during a commemorative speech at Cornell, saying she hoped Trayvon Martin “whooped the shit out of George Zimmerman” during their 2012 encounter...Show More Summary

103-Year-Old Civil Rights Icon: 'Thank God I Learned That Color Makes No Difference'

Amelia Boynton Robinson was nearly beaten to death in 1965 during the first march in Selma, Alabama, led by Martin Luther King Jr. She was 53 years old at the time. A graphic photo of Boynton Robinson, severely beaten and collapsed,Show More Summary

Expanding opportunities through computer science education

One student celebrated Martin Luther King Day. Another created a music video with a nod to a Frozen princess. A third invited a cold polar bear in for holiday cheer. All these students are participants in Google CS First, a program that teaches 9- to 14-year-olds how to use computer science (CS) to express themselves and their interests. Show More Summary

A Kingdom Divided: The King Center vs. the MLK Jr. National Historic Site

One million tourists visit the King historic district every year—it’s one of Atlanta’s top draws. The busiest month is January, loaded with events celebrating the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Visitors are often baffled to find that two entities operate here.

John Legend And Common Fight Voter ID In Oscar Speech

“Selma is now,” proclaimed Legend. Common described how he and Legend were asked to perform their song, “Glory”, on the actual bridge in Selma where Dr. Martin Luther King‘s historic march took place. “This bridge was once a landmark of a divided nation, but now is a symbol of change,” he said. “The spirit of [...]

Rapper Common Includes Sexual Orientation In Oscar Acceptance Speech on the Legacy of Selma: VIDEO

6 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Musician John Legend and rapper Common gave a moving award acceptance speech at the Oscars, with Common saying that the bridge Martin Luther King Jr. crossed on his march from Selma to Montgomery is no longer just a symbol for...

College President Apologizes For Black History Month Dining Menu

Fried chicken, collard greens and cornbread. What, no watermelon? After a menu featuring fried chicken and collard greens under a photo of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and other African American leaders for Black History Month, the president of Wright State University in Ohio and its dining services vendor have apologized. President David Hopkins [...]

Watch Selma's David Oyelowo Cry On His Last Day Of Shooting

Selma is a powerful film that details the story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his protests that were instrumental to the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. It is told with intensity, emotion, and sincerity â?? and all three of those elements are deeply present in the performance by David Oyelowo as the movie's subject. Show More Summary

Here Is the Face of Civil Rights

Many viewers were moved to tears while watching John Legend and Common's show-stopping performance of ''Glory'' at the Academy Awards, including David Oyelowo— who portrayed Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in the film Selma—and also The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement star Chris Pine. Read more...

Black Influence on Political Power Starts With Fair Voting Rights

Almost 52 years ago, August 28, 1963,Martin Luther King, Jr., the 20th Century's pre-eminent Apostle of non-violence, social justice, and commitment to the pursuit of excellence, inspirationally described the road African-Americans had travelled from slavery and his "dream" to enable them to access future opportunities. He was 34 years old, I was 32. Show More Summary

Stealing a march

6 days agoArts : Night and Day

Selma, the civil rights film that stars David Oyelowo as Martin Luther King, undoubtedly contains the best and most powerful performance of the year as not nominated for an Oscar.… Read more The post Stealing a march appeared first on The Spectator.

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