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Cooperation Key to Reviving Historic Marks, Mississippi

During the civil rights movement in 1968, Marks, Miss., became nationally recognized as the epitome of what the nation's most underserved and poor communities looked like. During a visit to Marks in 1966, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.Show More Summary

News Briefs for November 15, 2015

The Boatwright Memorial Library at the University of Richmond acquired the personal collection of Wyatt Tee Walker, a theologian and civil rights leader who worked with Martin Luther King Jr.; the Young Adult Library Services Association...Show More Summary

Killer Mike Campaigns for Bernie Sanders in Atlanta

Yesterday at a Bernie Sanders rally in Atlanta, Killer Mike invoked Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during a stirring introduction for the candidate. Citing his positions on the Voting Rights act and the ongoing, senseless War on Drugs Black People, Mike gave Sanders a ringing endorsement. This is good stuff right here. Can you feel the […]

First Slice 11/24/15: Killer Mike and Bernie Sanders broke bread at Busy Bee, baby

Before introducing the Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders to a crowd of supporters at the Fox Theater last night, Killer Mike took him to Atlanta's iconic soul food restaurant Busy Bee on Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. for some serious soul food. Show More Summary

‘Confront bullsht at every turn’: Rapper Killer Mike compares Bernie Sanders to MLK in fiery speech

last weekNews : The Raw Story

Rapper Mike Rendell — known professionally as Killer Mike — compared Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) to civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. during a rally for the senator in Atlanta on Monday. “I’m not here to talk about a dream that we think is unattainable so we settle for...

Sanders invokes MLK legacy as he aims for black support

ATLANTA (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is invoking the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. as he tries to increase black support in his bid to catch Hillary Rodham Clinton. Sanders is campaigning Monday in the slain civil rights leader's hometown of Atlanta.

WMATA Riders' Union Hosts An Open Forum With Metro's New General Manager

It will be held at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Library on December 14 at 6:30 p.m. [ more › ]

Hillary the Foreign Policy Hawk Returns

The 2016 Democratic front runner turns to the right. In a week where Bernie Sanders aligned himself with Franklin D. Roosevelt, Lyndon Johnson and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on safety nets and economic justice, Hillary Clinton moved to the center-right. Show More Summary

Dramatists Guild Rails President Against Racially 'Disingenuous' Casting

Dramatists Guild president Doug Wright responded to recent controversy surrounding Kent State University’s casting of a white actor to play Martin Luther King Jr. in a production of Katori Hall’s “The Mountaintop” by blasting “disingenuous” casting. Wright’s Nov. Show More Summary

Sanders invokes FDR, LBJ, and Martin Luther King Jr. to define his version of 'democratic socialism'

Much of the media run-up to the speech that some predicted would be a "defining moment" in the presidential campaign of Sen. Bernie Sanders took note of how the word "socialism" has been demonized in the United States since the 1930s. Show More Summary

This Man's Wish To Donate Millions Of Books To Africa Just Came True

In less than two decades, Bob Brown has donated more than 5 million books to Africa. Through his International BookSmart Foundation, Brown, an 86-year-old civil rights activist, friend of Martin Luther King Jr., advisor to the Mandela...Show More Summary

Exponential Medicine: From Drones to Heartbeat Detecting Devices—Tech Can Aid Disaster Response

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” –Martin Luther King Jr. In 2013, 51.2 million refugees were forced to flee their homes due to persecution, conflict,... read more The post Exponential Medicine: From Drones to Heartbeat Detecting Devices—Tech Can Aid Disaster Response appeared first on Singularity HUB.

New Tour: Tom Houck’s Civil Rights Tour

Civil Rights Tour Atlanta, a new three-hour tour organized by Houck, the former aide and driver to Martin Luther King Jr., offers an insider’s perspective into the daily lives of Atlanta’s heralded activists.

Razing of Freedom House, a Baltimore civil rights landmark, shocks activists

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This city's first African American councilman lived in the three-story row house, and the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. used to attend meetings there. Eleanor Roosevelt and Clarence Mitchell Jr. did too. The National Assn. for the Advancement of Colored People saw the old building on Druid Hill Avenue...

You Can’t Be Serious: Ohio College Casts A White Man To Be Martin Luther King Jr. In Stage Play

Kent State University Play Stars A White Martin Luther King Jr. Wait, what?!? The New York Daily News is reporting that Kent State University is currently staging a play about Martin Luther King, Jr. However, this is a version of

Casting Of White Actor As Martin Luther King Jr. Draws Legal Response From Playwright! See Her Verbal Smackdown Of The Director HERE!

Theater director Michael Oatman decided to exercise an experimental casting choice for his Kent State University production of the stage play The Mountaintop! But the Ohio college production has enraged playwright Katori Hall — because a white actor was cast to play the lead character of Martin Luther King Jr.! Photos: Jason Aldean Wore Blackface On Halloween! The [...]

The Mountaintop Playwright Understandably Upset That a White Man Was Cast as Martin Luther King, Jr

Katori Hall, the acclaimed playwright who wrote The Mountaintop--the 2009 play set in Memphis’ Lorraine Motel on the eve of Martin Luther King’s assassination—is rightfully angry that a director cast a white actor in the role of King. Read more...

White Actor Cast As MLK Jr. In Ohio Production, Playwright Katori Hall Speaks Out

The decision by a black director to cast a white actor as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in a production at Ohio's Kent State University has come under fire from the play's author Katori Hall. In September, director Michael Oatman debuted his interpretation of "The Mountaintop," an award-winning drama that imagines Dr. Show More Summary

Ohio college production casts white actor as Martin Luther King Jr. in biographical play

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

Kent University production of Katori Hall’s The Mountaintop featured a white and black actor, which Hall says was ‘disrespectful’ and a ‘disservice’ The casting of a white actor as Martin Luther King in an Ohio university production of Katori Hall’s acclaimed play The Mountaintop was “a disservice...

Outrage Over White Actor Playing Martin Luther King, Jr.

A production featuring white and black actors playing Martin Luther King, Jr. is not sitting well with the playwright. [It’s] “a disservice to not just Dr King but an entire community”, the playwright has said. Hall wrote an essay for the African American cultural website the Root on Mondayabout Kent State University’s production of her play, [...]

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