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Martin Luther King Jr. Had A Surprising Role In Saving 'Star Trek'

When actress Nichelle Nichols played Uhura on "Star Trek," she became one of the first ever female black actors on a well-known series to have a role that wasn't a stereotypical maid or nanny. But, as she talked about in a Reddit AMA she did Thursday, she almost left the role for a career on Broadway until Martin Luther King Jr. Show More Summary

W. E. B. Du Bois to Malcolm X: The Untold History of the Movement to Ban the Bomb

By Vincent Intondi When the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. announced his strong opposition to the war in Vietnam, the media attacked him for straying outside of his civil rights mandate. In so many words, powerful interests told him: "Mind...Show More Summary

What Racist Scumbag Put Confederate Flags Around Martin Luther King Jr.'s Church?

ATLANTA (AP) - Four Confederate battle flags were found on the grounds of the Ebenezer Baptist Church near the Martin Luther King Jr. Center in Atlanta on Thursday, and police and federal authorities were investigating. Officer Gary Wade said a maintenance worker discovered the flags at 6 a.m. Show More Summary

Confederate Flag Found Near “Black Lives Matter” Poster at MLK Jr.’s Atlanta Church

12 hours agoNews : Slate: The Slatest

Four Confederate flags were found at about 6 this morning on the grounds of the Ebenezer Baptist Church and the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site's visitor center, Atlanta news outlets report. King and his father were both...Show More Summary

On The O'Reilly Factor , Sarah Palin Accuses Planned Parenthood Of Targeting Minority Women

From the July 29 edition of Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor: Previously: Fox Hosts Have No Idea What Planned Parenthood Does Or How Obamacare Works Reminder To Fox: Martin Luther King Jr. Praised Planned Parenthood Right-Wing Media's History Of Unhinged Attacks On Planned Parenthood

6 Reasons We Should Be 'Sensible' News Junkies

In my study I have a giant poster of one of my heroes, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. One of his famous quotes is the following: "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015 Cure 4 Hunger Initiative at Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site …

Kobani Kurdish Restaurant: Defiant and Delicious

Kobani’s succulent chunks of chicken kebab, creamy hummus, moist dolmas, richly flavored lentil soup and generous gyros are a welcome addition to the corner of University Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Way in Berkeley. But there is more to this new casual dining spot than meets the mouth.

Advising the Candidates: Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders is old. He marched with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. He voted for Eugene V. Debs. He had a blind date with Emma Goldman. On warm summer evenings he takes a Moxie from the ice box and sits out on the fire escape listening to the Victrola as the horseless carriages splutter and rumble across the muddy lane. Show More Summary

Confederacy lover threatens to make Atlanta official a ‘dead nr’ if MLK is added to Civil War monument

last weekNews : The Raw Story

Atlanta City Councilman Michael Bond said this week that he had been flooded with threats after he proposed updating a Civil War monument to include Martin Luther King Jr. and former President Jimmy Carter. Earlier this week, Bond hand delivered a letter to Republican Georgia Gov. Nathan...

No one really knows why they are alive until they…

No one really knows why they are alive until they know what they’d die for. – Martin Luther King JR. The post No one really knows why they are alive until they… appeared first on Lifehack.

Common Core and Martin Luther King Jr.: Is this any way to teach his famous letter from jail?

Educators are still sounding off on what they see as significant problems with the Common Core English Language Arts standards. One problem became clear in a New York Times article by Kimberly Skillen, a New York school district administrator, who was quoted about the Core dictate that more nonfiction be taught to students in all […]

Why Race Matters for Bernie Sanders and White Progressives

Yes, we know, you marched with Martin Luther King Jr. But Sanders must also realize that racism is the reason we are in this economic mess he is trying to fix. Juli Hansen/Shutterstock There was a lot of discussion this weekend about...Show More Summary

New MLK Hospital: Delivering On a Promise

On Tuesday, the new Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital officially opened its doors to the public. It is a milestone moment and one that must be celebrated. It comes on the heels of the historic Supreme Court decision that enshrines the Affordable Care Act as the law of the land. Show More Summary

Streetcar to Beltline, MLK Drive overhaul competing for federal cash

Riders on the Atlanta Streetcar system could hop off at the Atlanta Beltline — and bicyclists along Martin Luther King Jr. Drive would pedal a little more peacefully — if the city emerges victorious from a highly competitive contestShow More Summary

I am Jewish and Black Lives Matter

On a recent cross-country drive, I stood where James Earl Ray stood when he killed Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Memphis, TN. I put my feet where his feet had been and I cast my gaze across the street, to the balcony of the Lorraine Hotel. Show More Summary

First Slice 7/16/15: Why not add an MLK quote to Stone Mountain?

State law says Stone Mountain Park can't take down the rebel flag or the rock face memorial. But why not add a nice quote from Martin Luther King Jr. to the mix? "Something can be added to the state-owned summit to make it clear that Davis, Lee and Jackson are indeed relics.…

Crash Kills Atlanta Sculptor Picked For Martin Luther King Statue

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

An Atlanta sculptor chosen to create a statue of Martin Luther King Jr. for the Georgia Capitol grounds was killed this weekend when his motorcycle was hit by a pickup truck driven by a man charged with drunken driving, authorities said on Monday. Show More Summary

D'Army Bailey dies at 73; worked to preserve motel where MLK was shot

2 weeks agoHealth : Booster Shots

D'Army Bailey, a lawyer and judge who helped preserve the Memphis, Tenn., hotel where civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated and turn it into the National Civil Rights Museum, has died at the age of 73.

D’Army Bailey, judge who helped create civil rights museum, dies at 73

D’Army Bailey, a lawyer and judge who helped preserve the Memphis hotel where civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated and turn it into the National Civil Rights Museum, died July 12 at a hospital in Memphis. He was 73.Read full article >>

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