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Ana Navarro slams Trump’s cabinet picks: DeVos sounded like she was ‘dropped on her head as a baby’

6 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

A CNN panel devolved into a shouting match on Thursday night when Donald Trump supporters Paris Dennard and Jeffrey Lord clashed with Ana Navarro and Van Jones on Trump’s white cabinet. Lord quoted Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s sound byte that it should not be about the color of...

For immigrants trapped in the Bahamas, a paradise lost

I thought about Martin Luther King, Jr. and his message of justice and equality when I joined my colleague, Kacey Mordecai, to meet with activists and human rights lawyers in Nassau, Bahamas. It was Martin Luther King Day, but this was no vacation. Images of the Bahamas evoke crystal-clear waters and white sand beaches soft as talcum. Show More Summary

UFC champion Tyron Woodley says building a more diverse audience can start with him

On the week marking Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the late Muhammad Ali’s 75th birthday and the close of Barack Obama’s presidency, the question of widening UFC diversity was happily embraced by welterweight champion Tyron Woodley. Woodley, who retained his belt with a majority draw in November against...

Asians Showed Love to Blacks On Dr. King Day... And A Black Girl Reached Back

Something extraordinary happened at the Martin Luther King Jr. event I attended last night. It was organized by Pray Chicago, a movement that is trying to get churches from all 77 neighborhoods in the city to act as one body. Well, an Asian pastor got up to read an excerpt of Dr. Show More Summary

Philadelphians Channel Martin Luther King Jr. And March For A Better America

It was a cold January morning in Philadelphia -- though it felt warm. The country has seen several bleak weeks in the aftermath of one of the most unprecedented elections in history. But this Monday felt like a warm spring day. Marches...Show More Summary

Police Release Video Connected To Fatal Shooting Of 68-Year-Old Woman

Vivian Marrow was rolling in her wheelchair near her Southeast apartment when she was killed in broad daylight on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. [ more › ]

Oklahoma State University Students Under Fire For Celebrating MLK Day In Blackface

20 hours agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Bossip

Oklahoma State University Students In Trouble For Blackface MLK Pic A couple of ain’t isht Oklahoma State University students are in hot water after a racist photo of them wearing blackface to “celebrate” Martin Luther King Jr. Day was discovered

Over a million people embraced debate on Monday across ESPN and FS1

20 hours agoSports : Awful Announcing

Those who like to pick on ESPN’s First Take and FS1’s Undisputed had a harder time doing that with Monday’s ratings. The combination of a holiday (Martin Luther King Jr. Day) and hot takes on the Dallas Cowboys’ loss led to remarkable...Show More Summary

Activists slam ‘obnoxious and wrong’ parade float honoring MLK Jr.’s assassin James Earl Ray

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

To celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. day, a Pennsylvania man decorated his pickup with a black mannequin hanging from a rope, a Confederate flag flying on a pole and a sign reading, “In loving memory of [King’s murderer] James Earl Ray,” WJAC reports. Johnston Police are probing the display,...

The 1977 Report Detailing FBI Misconduct While Surveilling Martin Luther King Jr.

A version of this story originally appeared on In January of 1977, FBI director Clarence M. Kelley received a much-anticipated memo from the Office of Professional Responsibility, informing him that the Martin Luther King...Show More Summary

Lesser-known Martin Luther King Jr. quotes celebrate his radical politics

yesterdayHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Sick of people whitewashing Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy, artist Daniel Rarela created this series featuring quotes from King's “Letter From A Birmingham Jail.” The accompanying images are both historical and contemporary. As Rarela...Show More Summary

Olivia Wilde Recites Moving Michelle Obama Speech At MLK Now 2017!

In celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. day (January 16), Olivia Wilde joined a crew of stars at MLK Now 2017 to honor the legacy of the civil rights leader at Riverside Church in New York City. The 32-year-old actress read a moving speech from First Lady Michelle Obama, while Desitny’s Child member Michelle Williams, [...]

The National Day Of Racial Healing

Just five days before inauguration of Donald Trump as the country's 45th President, millions of Americans on January 15 will celebrate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. For many, memories of the civil rights icon revolve around...Show More Summary

Waka Flocka Used a Donald Trump Jersey for Its Obvious Intended Purpose: Toilet Paper

Well, that's one way to remove a stain on America's bum. At a Waka Flocka concert on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, of all days, one confused fan made the terrible (or secretly brilliant?) judgement call of wearing a jersey with Donald Trump's name on it while standing far too ... More »

Dear @RealDonaldTrump

It is the day after Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and I am riding my bike on historic Sweet Auburn Avenue, past what has probably been the most photographed street mural in Atlanta this past weekend, the one of John Lewis, the one that...Show More Summary

What's Next for LA Clippers Following Chris Paul's Latest Injury?

J.J. Redick had seen Chris Paul in pain before—and, more often than not, he'd seen him fight through that pain and keep playing. It wasn't until the second half of the Los Angeles Clippers' Martin Luther King Jr. Day game against the...Show More Summary

Seth Meyers Breaks Down the Absurd Hypocrisy of the Last Week of the Trump Transition

2 days agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

Donald Trump made quite a splash this Martin Luther King Jr. weekend with the overtly racist (and patently false) assertion that Representative John Lewis's congressional district is "crime infested" and "falling apart." Even without...Show More Summary

What Made MLK Great?

Yesterday was a holiday celebrating a great American and an historic figure – Martin Luther King, Jr.  Someone I am old enough to remember.  This picture was taken, Grenada, MS – 1966, at the corner on which sat my great-aunt’s home – a house that had been in the family for several generations, and across the street from my grandparents. Show More Summary

FBI "Honors" Martin Luther King, Jr., 50 Years After Plotting To "Neutralize" Him

Click here for reuse options! The agency's history with the civil rights icon is far more sordid than its MLK Day celebration might suggest. "First they ignore you. Then they ridicule you. And then they attack you and want to burn you. Show More Summary

Trump fights with civil rights icon Rep John Lewis on MLK Day

Rachel Maddow reports on Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas celebrating Robert E. Lee's birthday on the same day as Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, causing...

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