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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

20 hours 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'

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)


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

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

“How to Be a Peacemaker”

“Looking at modern champions of peace such as Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr., Nelson Mandela, and the Dalai Lama,” writes Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, “we see that as life put them to the test, they all came to the conclusion that peace is the way. How did they do it?” Good question! See Sakyong Mipham’s […]

Martin Luther King Jr.’s Niece Questions Al Sharpton’s Goals for Ferguson

last weekNews : Mediaite

Alveda King, niece of civil rights legend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., said Thursday on Fox News that Rev. Al Sharpton‘s recent appearance in Ferguson, MO, has caused unrest in the city to “escalate.”

Ferguson Saw Rioting; When Will Chicago?

Scott Olson/Getty Images In Chicago, we have not seen riots since the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1968. During those riots, one event -- Dr. King's death -- sent black Chicagoans over the edge. Yet it was not...

Rude Pundit: We're Lucky There Aren't More Riots

Rude Pundit with a heartfelt exposition on the same principle once expressed by Martin Luther King Jr. as "rioting is the language of the unheard": That photo is of police patrolling the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, in the wake of a night of riots and looting in the wake of the shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown by a white cop. Show More Summary

This week in the war on voting: The Voting Rights Act is 49 and in trouble

President Lyndon B. Johnson meets with Martin Luther King, Jr. after signing the Voting Rights Act, August 6, 1965. This week in the war on voting is a joint project of Meteor Blades and Joan McCarter. To commemorate the 49th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act and the one year mark following the Supreme Court’s Shelby County v. Show More Summary

5,000 Texans March for Gaza

On Aug. 2, Sheikh Islam Mossaad ended his speech at the Texas Stands With Gaza rally by quoting these words of Martin Luther King, Jr. The quotation was preceded by a passionate speech invoking the spirit of dead Palestinian children and calling on the living youth of the world to take up their struggle: "But we do not have much time. Show More Summary

Lt. Uhura and MLK, Jr.

3 weeks agoOdd : Boing Boing

In 1967, Martin Luther King, Jr urged Nichelle Nichols to stay in her post as Lt. Uhura on Star Trek because she was an important and all-too-rare positive TV role model for black people. Read the rest

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