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The Last Night MLK Wanted to Fuck a Woman

“Leadership is a lonely affair,” writes Valerie Curtis-Newton in the director’s notes for The Mountaintop, a play that reimagines the final night of one of the towering figures of the 20th century, Martin Luther King Jr. Curtis-Newton,...Show More Summary

Video Distraction: June Cleaver Learns Racial Profiling

"When you are right you cannot be too radical; when you are wrong, you cannot be too conservative.” ~Martin Luther King, Jr. Video courtesy Lester & Charlie

‘Straightwashed’ No More: Black LGBT Influencers Are in the Spotlight 

It was only 50 years ago when the architect of the March on Washington, Bayard Rustin, a black gay man, stood next to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as he recited his famous “I Have a Dream” speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. While Rustin’s sexual orientation was known within his activists’ circles, it was not necessarily public knowledge. Show More Summary

Datebook: Art's fall season begins this weekend -- the best openings

2 weeks agoArts : Culture Monster

A history of the avant-garde in Orange County, an installation that takes a speech by Martin Luther King Jr. as a point of inspiration, sound as heard by deaf ears and an L.A. freeway in mirrors. The art season is starting to get rolling and it’s busy, busy, busy. Here’s...

I have a dream: Tim Cook tweets his admiration for Martin Luther King, Jr.

On the 51st anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” speech, Tim Cook has tweeted to celebrate the life of the African-American Civil Rights leader and activist. Describing King’s speech as “the speech of my lifetime,” Cook … Read more ›

Friday Morning Open Thread: History

200,000 March on Washington and Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream, 51 years ago today. http://t.co/3ieLpakmdl pic.twitter.com/3Zz1Z3yJuM — NYT Archives (@NYTArchives) August 28, 2014 Adam Gopnik, in the New Yorker, “Does It Help to Know History?“: … [T]he best argument for reading history is not that it will show us the right thing to do [Read more...]

Today in media history: Dr. Martin Luther King’s 1963 ‘I Have a Dream’ speech

3 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

August 28, 1963 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivers his “I Have a Dream” speech to an estimated 200,000 people on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial during the March on Washington. Time Magazine reports: “I have a dream,” King cried. The crowd began cheering, but King, never pausing, brought silence as he continued. Show More Summary

Morning Reads — Thursday, August 28, 2014

On this day in 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., gave his “I Have a Dream” speech at a civil rights rally in Washington, D.C . to a crowd of more than 200,000 people. Peaches How young is too young to fire a weapon? We need another law. Democrat Hecht hammers Olens on ethics. Medical cannabis committee […]

The 46-year-old sex toy Hitachi won't talk about

3 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

1968. It was the year of the Tet Offensive; of Martin Luther King Jr.'s and Robert Kennedy's assassinations; of the Democratic National Convention riots. It was also the first time humans had photographed the Earth from deep space. It was a year of...

Motel Manager Pouring Acid Into Pool to Drive Blacks Out, 1964

On June 11, 1964, Martin Luther King, Jr was arrested for trespassing at the Monson Motor Lodge after being asked to leave from its segregated restaurant. This (and other things) helped spurn on a group of protesters, black and white, to jump into the pool as a strategically planned event to end segregation at motel pools. Show More Summary

Transit Adjacent Development isn’t Transit Oriented Development

  Recently the Daily Journal of Commerce wrote about a new project proposed near Link’s Othello Station at 7301 and 7343 Martin Luther King Jr. Way S.: The largest of the three buildings would be at the corner of Othello and MLK Way. The six-story structure would contain 210 apartments, a 17,000-square-foot public market, 10,000 square feet of retail and […]

Today’s Civil Rights Leaders Have No Credibility Because They Sweep Real Issues Under The Rug

When Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X took the scene in the 1960s they weren’t afraid to hold a mirror to the black community and talk about tough truths.   But, as we fast forward to the 21st century the likes of Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson only hold the mirror to themselves. Show More Summary

Dreams Only Die if You Kill Them

Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream, and we're still dreaming it. Now is not the time to say we can't make this dream come true. The post Dreams Only Die if You Kill Them appeared first on The Good Men Project.

First Look at David Oyelowo as Martin Luther King Jr. in 'Selma'

3 weeks agoEntertainment / Film : MovieWeb

Carmen Ejogo appears as Martin Luther King Jr.'s wife Coretta Scott King in two new photos from the upcoming biopic 'Selma'. [...]

First Look at Ava DuVernay's 'Selma' Starring David Oyelowo as MLK

Gather 'round for your first look at one awards contender - the film Selma, directed by Ava DuVernay, starring David Oyelowo as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. With the awards season kicking off next month, many films lining up are finally starting to be unveiled and this is yet another on the docket. Show More Summary

First ‘Selma’ Images Reveal David Oyelowo as Martin Luther King Jr.

The summer movie season is just about wrapped up now, which means it’s time to look ahead to the prestige dramas of fall and winter. One of the most intriguing titles coming our way in the next few months is Selma, about Dr. Martin Luther...Show More Summary

Alveda King: You Need Peace, then Justice

Activist and niece of Martin Luther King Jr., Alveda King, argued that even though “there is still racism alive in America,” “you got to have peace, and then you can go after justice” on Thursday’s “Hannity” on the Fox News Channel. “Martin Luther King Jr. Show More Summary

Blax News: Rapper T.I. - Joins In With The AJC's Mike Luckovich To Impart Their Views On "Ferguson Missouri" (But No Where Else That Black People Are Being Murdered In Greater Quantities)

THEY ARE QUALIFIED FOR ADMISSION - NOT BASED UPON THEIR INTRINSIC VALUE - BUT ON WHO THEIR KILLER WAS THUS MAKING THEM A "BLACK CIVIL RIGHTS HOMICIDE MARTYR" link FROM: Martin Luther King Jr's: "Letter From The Birmingham Jail TO: T.I. Open Letter To America TI And "The Grand Hustle": AMERICA DID THIS TO US!!!

Stand With Keith Ellison and Barbara Lee to End the Blockade of Gaza

"True peace is not merely the absence of tension; it is the presence of justice." -- Martin Luther king, Jr. I genuinely feel the need to speak out because I think to remain silent in the face of the horrors that we have all been witnessing...Show More Summary

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