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Lessons Learned From LA’s 1992 Civil Unrest

“A riot is the language of the unheard,” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said. On April 29, 1992, the unheard were unleashed, leading to one of the most disturbing chapters in the history of Los Angeles. When the civil unrest over the...Show More Summary

U.C. Davis School of Law Launches New Water Justice Clinic

The U.C. Davis Martin Luther King, Jr. School of Law has launched an exciting new Water Justice Clinic designed to advocate for clean, healthy and adequate water supplies for all Californians.  The new Clinic is a project of the Aoki Center for Critical Race and Nation Studies, in partnership with the  California Environmental Law and […]

Outrageous comedy 'Nola Circus' offends without laughs

For a movie that begins with a quote from Martin Luther King Jr., “Nola Circus” is impressively tone deaf on race. Written and directed by French filmmaker Luc Annest, the comedy traffics in stereotypes and uses hate speech with an embarrassing frequency. It features elements of a minstrel show...

CNN’s ‘Soundtracks’: History Brought to Life Through Music

September 11. The assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The Stonewall riots. Music is a unique lens through which to view these and other highly examined, momentous events that have shaped world history over the past half a century....

Civil rights icon John Lewis to speak at Berea commencement

A Georgia congressman who joined Martin Luther King Jr. in the historic Selma march will speak at Berea College's commencement ceremony next month. Rep. John Lewis helped organize the march … Click to Continue »

5 Times Bill O’Reilly Said Clearly Racist Things While Claiming He’s Not Racist

last weekNews : The Raw Story

Bill O’Reilly, ever the expert on the black experience, made a bold claim about the topic Monday, pontificating that civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. would not support the Black Lives Matter movement and insisting the current racial tension between black Americans and the police is...

Is Your Money In A Bank That’s Doing Something Good With It?

On was April 4, 1968, in Memphis, Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his Mountaintop Speech, in which he famously foretold he had seen the promised land but “might not get there with you.” In a less-famous part of that same speech, heShow More Summary

Trump, A Symptom Of What?

Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com You could hear the deep sadness in the preacher’s voice as he named “the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today ? my own government.” With those words, the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., launched a scathing indictment of America’s war in Vietnam. Show More Summary

B-Side: The Last Poets with Abiodun Oyewole + Umar Bin Hassan + Baba Donn Babatunde

'The Last Poets started as a group of young Harlem activists creating art in the wake of the assassinations of Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1968. Stripped of prominent leaders, and voices to advocate on their behalf, the collective used their own. Show More Summary

"Hundreds of pro-Trump demonstrators and counter-protesters clashed Saturday at a 'Patriots Day' rally in Berkeley, the third time the two groups engaged in violent confrontations on city streets in recent months..."

The L.A. Times reports.Fistfights broke out near Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park, where Trump supporters had scheduled a rally. Fireworks and smoke bombs were thrown into the crowd, and a few demonstrators were doused with pepper...Show More Summary

'Goodnight—Goodnight, We're Done': Don Lemon Abruptly Ends Show After Losing It With Jeffrey Lord

A President Trump and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. comparison heats up Don Lemon's show. Symone Sanders got another crack at Jeffrey Lord on Don Lemon’s Thursday night show but it was the exchange between Lemon and Lord that brought the fireworks. Show More Summary

Don Lemon Demands On-Air Apology from Jeffrey Lord After Hideous Martin Luther King Jr. Analogy

The "CNN Tonight" host's patience with his colleague finally ran out Thursday night. Don Lemon's patience with Jeffrey Lord may have finally run out Thursday night. After the conservative commentator compared Donald Trump to Martin Luther King Jr. Show More Summary

Free Martin Luther King I Have a Dream Essays and Papers

Martin Luther King, Jr. was a civil rights activist in the 1950s and 1960s. He led non-violent protests to fight for the rights of all people including African Martin Luther King, Jr., was a champion of great principles, laboring mightily and in the end sacrificing his life to advance the cause of equal rights for all.

Jeffrey Lord Doubles Down On Claim Donald Trump Is “Martin Luther King Jr. Of Healthcare” On ‘AC360’

CNN brought Donald Trump surrogate Jeffrey Lord back this evening to address his remarkable statement this morning, calling President Donald Trump “The Martin Luther King of healthcare.” “Jeff I want to give you a chance to explain yourself,...Show More Summary

‘You’ve taken it to a place it didn’t need to be’: CNN panel lectures lord over MLK-Trump comparison

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

Neither Anderson Cooper nor Democratic consultant Bakari Sellers could handle Jeffrey Lord’s excuse for why he compared Donald Trump to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “You’ve taken it to a place it didn’t need to be,” Sellers said. Later he said that this is where our...

Jeffrey Lord defends comparison between Trump and MLK because both used ‘nonviolent direct action’

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

Symone Sanders and Jeffrey Lord had a heated exchange on CNN this afternoon after Lord claimed that “vagina-grabbing” President Donald Trump is exactly like Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The internet rained down with attacks on Lord with disgust as did former CNN host and award-winning...

CNN’s Jeffrey Lord: I Made Comparison Between Trump and MLK ‘Deliberately and With Reason’

2 weeks agoNews : Mediaite

Jeff Lord has a piece up on CNN.com tonight explaining the moment this morning when he drew a comparison between President Trump and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Republicans Compare Lincoln to Hitler & Trump to MLK. What Is Even Happening? - Mass hysteria.

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

Every time you think the GOP and much of the conservative media's relationship with Donald Trump couldn't be any further removed from reality, they go and compare him to Martin Luther King, Jr. And yes, that really happened.

White House Insider Javier Palomarez Is Not the Hispanic Community’s Martin Luther King Jr.

2 weeks agoNews : Truthdig

By Bryan Betancur Once an outspoken critic of Donald Trump, the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce CEO now may be a misguided opportunist in the president’s national diversity coalition.

Republicans Are Really Bad At Analogies

2 weeks agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

Two days ago, Sean Spicer said that Bashar al-Assad was worse than Hitler. That comparison did not go over well. Today, Jeffrey Lord -- CNN's Brown Noser in Chief -- offered that Donald Trump is the Martin Luther King, Jr....

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