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‘Violence is an infliction of injustice’: MLK’s daughter implores GOP to reconsider healthcare after rampage

last weekNews : The Raw Story

The late Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s youngest daughter, Bernice King, penned a moving essay on Wednesday that evoked her father’s mantra of nonviolent resistance to urge the nation to “[recognize] that we cannot achieve peace without peaceful means.” King made the remarks in response to a mass...

“The Strange Civil Rights Views of Trump’s Latest Court Nominees”

Kyle Barry for Politico: Bush is shocking in his blatant disdain for equal rights and animus toward racial and other minorities. While blogging under a pseudonym in 2008, Bush invoked Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to attack women’s reproductive rights. … Continue reading ?

Don’t Forget, Bad Elf Jeff Sessions Is Testifying Today About Russia and Comey

last weekHumor / odd : Geekosystem

Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III, a man deemed so racist that Martin Luther King Jr.'s widow protested his nomination to a federal judgeship, is now Donald Trump's Attorney General and today, he is in hot water. I hope he boils in ...

25. Volunteer on the MLK Day of Service

Martin Luther King Jr. said: “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?’”

This L.A. Artist Wants to Build an Egyptian-Style Monument for the People of the Crenshaw District

Walking down Crenshaw near Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, you'll come across plenty of small businesses. But for the people in the neighborhood, it seems like only a matter of time before the area changes drastically, and those business owners and longtime citizens get kicked out. Among those concerned about...

Third noose found outside of MLK memorial in Washington, DC: report

3 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

According to a report by The Root, a noose has been found on federal property in Washington, DC for the third time in a week. This most recent noose was discovered near the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial on the national mall. Like the one before it (found in the African American History Museum),...

A Georgetown professor explains how Martin Luther King Jr. 'has been severely whitewashed'

Michael Eric Dyson, professor of sociology at Georgetown University, and author of "Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America," reveals what a lot of people get wrong about Martin Luther King Jr. Towards the end of King's life, he became more radical and eager to challenge the notion that America was a racially blind country. Show More Summary

Trump's Budget Escalates His War On People Of Color

“Ultimately a great nation is a compassionate nation. No individual or nation can be great if it does not have a concern for ‘the least of these.’” —Martin Luther King Jr. Some readers thought I went too far by calling policies pushed by the Trump administration and Congress a war on Americans of color. Show More Summary

Trump's Budget Escalates His War On People Of Color

“Ultimately a great nation is a compassionate nation. No individual or nation can be great if it does not have a concern for ‘the least of these.’” —Martin Luther King Jr. Some readers thought I went too far by calling policies pushed by the Trump administration and Congress a war on Americans of color. Show More Summary

Months after tragedy, Laguna Niguel Elementary teachers reflect on the late Scott Clark

Poetry and art projects related to Martin Luther King Jr. hang on a wall in Scott Clark’s classroom at Laguna Niguel Elementary School. The work is one of the last things put on the wall before Clark, 55, was hit by one of two cars Jan. 25 in Laguna Niguel.  He died two weeks later. For his former students, the […]

Why we revived 'principal for a day'

I started my career as a teacher at Martin Luther King Jr. High School in 1993. If you had visited MLK or any New York City public school back then and suggested the biggest problem facing students... To view the full story, click the title link.

Some North Carolina residents oppose renaming park for King

Some North Carolina residents are upset with the renaming of a city park for Martin Luther King Jr. The Statesville Record and Landmark reported (http://bit.ly/2rilUS3) the city council is to … Click to Continue »

No Civil Rights without Civility

The black students who so disrespected Betsy DeVos this week need to take a lesson from Martin Luther King, Jr.

Olivier Award-Winning Playwright To Lead, And Build Up, African-American Theater Company In Memphis

2 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

With the appointment of Katori Hall - author of The Mountaintop (about the last night of Martin Luther King Jr.'s life) and now working on a bio-musical of Tina Turner - as artistic director as well as a new stage and headquarters, the Hattiloo Theatre "is making a shift to be a main if not […]

Harvard to Hold BLACKS ONLY Graduation Ceremony

Martin Luther King Jr. must be rolling over in his grave right about now. Being the progressive, leftist campus that Harvard is these days, they are now segregating their graduating

KSU’s Bentley Rare Book Museum, where bibliophiles can get hands-on with history

2 months agoUnited States / Atlanta : ArtsATL

It’s a bibliophile’s dream: a single place that houses a Bible that went to the moon, complete with notes from Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell, a copy of Strength to Love signed by Martin Luther King Jr., original copies of rarities by Louisa May Alcott.

Interim Library Services Start On May 8

The Martin Luther King Jr. Library closed in March for a two-year renovation project. [ more › ]

Did Martin Luther King Jr. ‘Flip the Bird’ at a Photographer?

2 months agoHumor / odd : Snopes

A photograph appearing to show the civil rights leader eloquently gesturing at a camera is a hoax.

A Timely Performance of MLK’s Final Sermon Takes Viewers to Church

2 months agoArts : Hyperallergic

The Drum Major Instinct, a performance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s final sermon, sought to evoke that feeling of being in church on a Sunday morning. The post A Timely Performance of MLK’s Final Sermon Takes Viewers to Church appeared first on Hyperallergic.

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