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District Library Opts for Smaller Main Branch

11 hours agoArts : Arts Post

The District of Columbia Public Library has decided it will need more space than it originally thought in its downtown main branch, the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. And that means one possible configuration for its renovation and expansion—a proposal by the architectural team of Mecanoo and Martinez + Johnson to add an oblique […]

David Duke: ‘I Really Might’ Run Against Steve Scalise

Duke says Scalise is “a sellout.” “Like” us on Facebook Now read this:Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day From The Congressman Who Tried To Kill It (Jan 19, 2015) Scalise Tried To Kill Bill Apologizing For Slavery (Jan 13, 2015) John Lewis Says Steve Scalise Should Apologize To Congress (Jan 6, 2015) David Duke: ‘I [...]

WATCH: Seattle cop pepper sprays teacher at MLK Day rally

A Seattle history teacher who was pepper sprayed during a Martin Luther King, Jr. Day rally is suing the cops who allegedly attacked him.

Footage Shows Police Pepper Spraying Seattle Teacher At MLK Rally

Video footage surfaced yesterday depicting Seattle police pepper spraying Seattle high school teacher Jesse Hagopian on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, unprovoked, just after he’d finished making a powerful speech about racial equality. That day, a rally had been held in Seattle in honor of Dr. King. Hagopian marched and spoke to participants about the [...]

WATCH: Seattle cop pepper-sprays teacher directly in face for walking too close

16 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

A high school teacher and activist sued the city of Seattle after a police officer sprayed chemical irritant directly into his face as he left a peaceful rally on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Jesse Hagopian, who spoke at the event about how black lives matter, was making arrangements by cell phone...

Arkansas defeats measure to separate Martin Luther King and Robert E. Lee day

21 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

A bid to end Arkansas’ practice of honoring civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. and Confederate General Robert E. Lee on the same day failed in a state legislative committee on Wednesday. Republican Rep. Nate Bell, the sponsor of the legislation, would have reserved the January date...

Arkansas still honors Robert E. Lee during MLK holiday

Lawmakers failed to change Arkansas' practice of commemorating Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee and Martin Luther King Jr. on the same day.

Waterfront Smells, Disneyland Measles, and the Glorious Mouth-Droppings of Sarah Palin

HOLIDUDE MONDAY, JANUARY 19 This week of waterfront smells, Disneyland measles, and the glorious mouth-droppings of Sarah Palin kicked off with Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the federal holiday commemorating the life of the Nobel Peace...Show More Summary

8 Crazy Quotes In Support of Celebrating Robert E. Lee on MLK Day

Arkansas, Mississippi, and Alabama are the only three states in the country that celebrate Robert E. Lee on the same day as the Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday. Their reasoning for the combo celebration is that the two have birthdays...Show More Summary

Family Business

Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, "Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhuman." As our country celebrates his life and work this week, this quotation makes me think about health and health...Show More Summary

Arkansas panel rejects removing Lee from King holiday

yesterdayNews : The Newsroom

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A bid to end Arkansas' practice of commemorating Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee and civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. on the same day has failed before a state House panel.

David Oyelowo Comes To Benedict Cumberbatch's Defense Over 'Colored' Comment

LONDON (AP) — "Selma" star David Oyelowo has voiced his support for fellow British actor Benedict Cumberbatch, who came under criticism for using the term "colored" in an interview. Oyelowo, who plays Martin Luther King Jr. in "Selma,"...Show More Summary

We view movies through the lens of our times; case in point, 'Selma'

It is impossible to see "Selma," Ava DuVernay's Oscar-nominated drama tracing the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s historic 1965 march to demand voting rights be accorded all citizens of this land, and not feel the weight of Ferguson, Mo., in 2014, and the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown,...

A prior journey across the bridge in 'Selma, Lord, Selma'

Long before the Oscar-nominated "Selma" was championed as the first major motion picture about the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., another film chronicled the civil rights leader's march from Selma, Ala., to Montgomery.

VIDEO: Son of Martin Luther King, Jr Obliterates the Race Rioters and Al Sharpton

Al Sharpton and his legion of race baiters love to invoke the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr as justification for their sleazy actions. Not so fast, says King’s son

In Memory of Martin Luther King, Jr.: The Providence of Hope for a New Generation

This post is a collaborative effort between the Clay Center For Young Healthy Minds affiliated with Harvard Medical School, and Alexia Norton Jones, the daughter of Martin Luther King's speechwriter and friend. The forward introduces the topic from the perspective of two white guys, one of whom is myself and the other is my colleague, Gene Beresin. Show More Summary

Selma’s Director and Star to Try Again for Oscars with Hurricane Katrina Film

3 days agoNews : Mediaite

Before Ava DuVernay directed David Oyelowo as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Selma, the two collaborated on a little-seen indie film called Middle of Nowhere. But while no one expected that movie to get the Academy's attention, there was genuine outrage when these two artists failed to receive Oscar nominations this year, despite a Best Picture nod for Selma.

Selma Director Ava DuVernay and Star David Oyelowo Re-Team for Hurricane Katrina Drama

We’re huge fans of Selma here at Film School Rejects, in case you didn’t catch that we named it Movie of the Year. We also named its director, Ava DuVernay, Filmmaker of the Year. And while we didn’t choose its Martin Luther King Jr.-portraying star, David Oyelowo, as Performer of the Year, I don’t think he was too far behind Scarlett Johansson. Show More Summary

Government Housing is a Bad Idea

This past week, following the nation’s celebration of the birthday of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the U.S. Supreme Court heard an important case related to landmark

Gary Bauer Thinks Martin Luther King, Jr. Would be 'Mortified' by Gay Rights: VIDEO

5 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Politician Gary Bauer appeared via Skype on Hagee Hotline saying the Constitution doesn't guarantee civil rights for gay people or abortion and saying the concept of civil rights is being "hijacked." Bauer makes his case using Martin Luther King, Jr....

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