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Analysis: Political capital, maneuvering aided King bill win

It was an idea that seemed impossible two years ago: Arkansas would end its dual holiday for Robert E. Lee and Martin Luther King Jr. A House committee in 2015 … Click to Continue »

A Few Thoughts About British Actors Playing American (And African-American) Roles

Richard Brody considers Samuel L. Jackson's controversial comments about the casting of black British actors in African-American roles (in particular, Daniel Kaluuya in Get Out and David Oyelowo as Martin Luther King in Selma) - in particular, how Jackson may have a point.

The cuts in Trump’s budget you haven’t heard about

last weekNews : The Raw Story

The little town of Marks, Mississippi, had a moment in the spotlight when Martin Luther King Jr. launched the Poor People’s Campaign from there in 1968. The story of what happened next tells us a lot about the stubbornness of poverty in America—and how the federal government’s anti-poverty programs...

Arkansas ends Robert E. Lee-Martin Luther King Jr. holiday

Arkansas' governor signed legislation Tuesday ending the state's practice of commemorating Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee on the same holiday as slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., leaving … Click to Continue »

What would MLK do if he were alive today: Six essential reads

last weekNews : The Raw Story

Editor’s note: The following is a roundup of archival stories. March 21 marks the anniversary of the third protest march from Selma led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. that culminated on the steps of the Capitol in Montgomery, Alabama, demanding voting rights for African-Americans. As doctoral...

Arkansas To Split Its Holidays For Martin Luther King Jr. And Robert E. Lee

last weekNews : The Two-Way

Since 1985, the state has celebrated the civil rights icon and Confederate general on the same day. A bill set to be signed into law removes Lee from King's federal holiday, bumping him to October.

Arkansas restores Martin Luther King holiday without Robert E. Lee

last weekNews : The Lookout

By Steve Barnes LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Reuters) - Arkansas lawmakers on Friday gave final approval to a bill setting aside an official state holiday solely for slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. and relegating Confederate General Robert E. Show More Summary

In Arkansas, a joint holiday for Robert E. Lee and Martin Luther King coming to an end

For Vivian Flowers, the two men were never on the same historical playing field. One fought as a general in the Confederate Army. The other, a century later, sought to undo the ramifications of slavery and Jim Crow laws — inequality, poverty, lack of education, to name a few. So she puzzled over...

Arkansas restores Martin Luther King holiday without Robert E. Lee

last weekNews : The Raw Story

Arkansas lawmakers on Friday gave final approval to a bill setting aside an official state holiday solely for slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. and relegating Confederate General Robert E. Lee to a separate, lesser observance. Supporters of the legislation argued that celebrating a...

Arkansas Legislators Vote To Remove Gen. Robert E. Lee From MLK Holiday

Arkansas legislators voted Friday afternoon to separate Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from the holiday that celebrates the memory of civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. According to The Associated Press, the proposal cleared the state House by a vote of 66-11. Show More Summary

Arkansas lawmakers vote to remove Lee from King holiday

Arkansas lawmakers gave final approval Friday to legislation removing Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from the holiday honoring slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. The state House approved … Click to Continue »

Dilemma for librarians: Keep thousands of books or donate them?

Dozens of professional bibliophiles are sorting through the collection at D.C.’s newly closed Martin Luther King Jr. Library, deciding which books stay and which ones go.

What Martin Luther King's 1967 Speech Can Teach Us About the Relationship Between Race and Class Today

Click here for reuse options! Dr. King identified the triplets of racism, militarism and materialism as the legacy we must overcome. Fifty years ago the times were tumultuous, as they are now. Activists were fragmented by gender, race, tactics and issue silos then too. Show More Summary

Arkansas bill to end dual Lee-King day heads to final vote

An effort to end Arkansas' practice of commemorating Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee on the same holiday as slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. is heading to a … Click to Continue »

Orchestra asks its audience to bring food

The Toledo Symphony is asking all ticket holders to bring canned food to concerts during the month of March. The food will be donated to the Martin Luther King Kitchen on Vance street. Those who can’t spare the time for a symphony are asked to bring food anyway. More here.

Spoken Word: Staceyann Chin performs "Islamophobia"

'From +WNYC 11th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration at the Apollo Theater, "Where Do We Go From Here?: MLK and the Future of Inclusion"-- Staceyann Chin performs the second of three spoken word pieces.'

Draymond Green and Isaiah Thomas Commit Fashion Faux Pas, Wear Same Shirt to Their Game (Video)

I’m not sure if they called each other prior to tip-off of the Celtics-Warriors game, but Draymond Green and Isaiah Thomas showed up wearing the exact same Martin Luther King t-shit while doing their fashion-forward walks down the arena tunnel. The strange shirt, which features Martin Luther King’s face emblazoned with a KISS-like lightning bolt […]

Draymond, Isaiah wear same shirt design to game

The design features Martin Luther King Jr.        

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