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'Selma's' David Oyelowo took on 'Nightingale' as 'kind of a dare'

Just before he filmed his widely acclaimed "Selma" performance as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., David Oyelowo tackled another giant challenge.The British actor holds the screen alone for nearly 90 minutes in "Nightingale," a drama that -- like "Selma" -- counts Brad Pitt among its executive producers. Show More Summary

'Nightingale' tested David Oyelowo's commitment as an actor

More than eight months before David Oyelowo went into production on "Selma," the movie that led to so many accolades for his performance as the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., he filmed "Nightingale," an 85-minute solo tour de force.

Police Search For Suspect Who Assaulted 63-Year-Old Man and Stole $1

D.C. police are searching for this man who was shown on a video (below) assaulted a 63-year-old man and knocking him out — and then robbing him of $1. The video was found on a surveillance camera on Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue. The attacker is shown first speaking with the victim and then suddenly […]

What Are We Smoking?

As someone who was a child in the nineteen-sixties, I remember only a few of the many events that shaped my political consciousness. There were the assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr., and Robert F. Kennedy, of course, and Connecticut...Show More Summary

MLK Jr.'s children take legal battle over bible to mediation

2 days agoNews : NY Daily News

A legal battle over the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s traveling Bible and 1964 Nobel Peace Prize is headed for court-ordered mediation.

Dispute over Martin Luther King Jr.'s Bible, Nobel medal heads for mediation

By David Beasley ATLANTA (Reuters) - A judge in Georgia agreed on Wednesday to appoint a mediator to help settle a dispute between the late Martin Luther King Jr.'s children over whether to sell his 1964 Nobel Peace Prize medal and the Bible he carried during the civil rights movement. Show More Summary

Mid-Morning Reads for May 26, 2015

It’s  National Sorry Day in Australia and Independence Day in Georgia. Other Georgia, sorry. Martin Luther was declared an outlaw, and Napoleon was crowned King of Italy.  But, it is John Wayne’s birthday, pilgrim. Urban world: Cities...Show More Summary

This Day in Labor History: May 21, 1968

On May 21, 1968, the Poor People’s March began setting up its encampment in Washington, D.C., called Resurrection City. Attempting to go on after the assassination of Martin Luther King while he marched with the Memphis sanitation workers’ strike, this last goal of King’s would tell Americans just how tough the poor had it in […]

$2,500 Reward Offered for Help in Nabbing Potential Dogfighters

Last Monday, a severely injured dog was left for dead near the intersection of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street S. and 15th Avenue S. in St. Petersburg. The... The post $2,500 Reward Offered for Help in Nabbing Potential Dogfighters appeared first on PETA.

The Three Rules of Great Speakers

Three is my favorite number. Three little pigs, three Cs of relationships, three musketeers. According to Wikipedia, it's a writing rule, but I believe it also applies to public speaking. Inspiring speakers like Martin Luther King followed three simple rules when preparing for a speech: preparation, presentation, performance. Show More Summary

Morning Reads for Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

  On this day in 1963, The New York Post  published Martin Luther King Jr.’s letter from the Birmingham Jail. Maria Saporta comes back over the top on Mayor Reed (SaportaReport) An open letter to the General Assembly from a former member...Show More Summary

Tim Cook tells graduates to find work with meaning

Tim Cook's speech on Sunday to graduates of George Washington University sounded in many ways like the standard fare of commencement season. He told graduates to find their "North Star." He quoted Martin Luther King, Jr. He told them a story to illustrate how much has changed since he was a kid (his childhood Alabama textbooks still said the Civil War […]

Tim Cook joked that people should just recycle their phone if it's not an iPhone (AAPL)

Apple CEO Tim Cook spoke at George Washington University on Sunday to give a commencement speech to graduating students. Cook spoke about Martin Luther King, Jr, working with Steve Jobs, and meeting President Jimmy Carter. But Cook couldn't resist making a little joke aimed at the people in the audience who were using Android phones. Show More Summary

HBO Looks to Be Gearing Up to Give Us One of the Year's Most Incredible Performances

2 weeks agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

When it came to Oscar nomination snubs last year, I thought that David Oyelowo's omission for his role in Selma was as inexcusable as Ava DuVernay's. I know some people didn't think his performance as Martin Luther King Jr....

Local Digest: Man is stabbed near MLK library in D.C.

THE DISTRICTMan is stabbed near MLK libraryA man was stabbed Wednesday during an attack near the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library in downtown Washington, D.C. police said.Authorities responded to the 900 block of G Street NW, where they found the victim at about 5 p.m., said Officer Hugh Carew, a spokesman for the department. Read full article >>

Madison DA Pleads for Non-Violence After Announcing No Charges in Robinson Death

2 weeks agoNews : Mediaite

Right after announcing no charges against the cop who fatally shot 19-year-old Tony Robinson, Madison district attorney Ismael Ozanne invoked the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in a plea for non-violence.

Exploring American Monsters: Georgia

Georgia, named after King George II of England, is one of the original thirteen colonies. It was the birthplace of civil rights leader Dr Martin Luther King, Jr., singer Ray Charles, “Gone with the Wind” author Margaret Mitchell, and wrestler Hulk Hogan. Yes, THE Hulk Hogan. Of...

Dr. Martin Luther King And Buddhism

Is #BlackLivesMatter the Next Civil Rights Movement?

Dr. Martin Luther King giving his "I Have a Dream" speech during the March on Washington in Washington, D.C., on 28 August 1963. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) I need to begin this post with a disclaimer in order to help the reader put what I am about to say in context. Show More Summary

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