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Former President Jimmy Carter to Arbitrate MLK Family Dispute Over Traveling Bible, 1964 Nobel Peace Prize

Former President Jimmy Carter has been tapped to mediate the ongoing legal battle between the three living children of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., who are at odds as to whether to sell the icon's traveling Bible and 1964 Nobel Peace Prize, the Associated Press reports.

Former President Carter mediating dispute between Martin Luther King heirs

15 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Former President Jimmy Carter is helping settle a dispute between Martin Luther King Jr.’s children over whether to sell King’s 1964 Nobel Peace Prize medal and the Bible he carried during the civil rights movement. King’s sons, Martin Luther King III and Dexter King, want to sell...

First Slice 10/6/15: Jimmy Carter to the rescue!

The children of Martin Luther King Jr. have been quarreling for years, most recently over the civil rights leader's possessions. Can former President Jimmy Carter finally bring them together? Critics, including other chief medical examiners,...Show More Summary

American Civil Rights Activist Grace Boggs Dies in Detroit at 100

yesterdayNews : Newsweek: US

Boggs helped organize the 1963 march in Detroit with Martin Luther King, Jr.

Now Is Not Then for Civil-Rights Protests

The Washington Post’s “Outlook” section had a long op-ed yesterday by one of its editors, Simone Sebastian, the thesis of which is that the violence resulting from Black Lives Matter is unobjectionable, because Martin Luther King Jr.’s protests...Show More Summary

Republicans and Democrats unite in the civil rights battle for health care in North Carolina

Republican Mayor of Belhaven N.C. Adam O'Neal of Belhaven, North Carolina speaks at rural healthcare rally, June 15, 2015 in Washington, D.C. The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stated, "Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health...Show More Summary

A calm before the storm on Crenshaw

5 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

I meet Nitro on the corner of Buckingham Road and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, an area straddling the border of the Baldwin Hills/Crenshaw and Leimert Park neighborhoods of South Los Angeles. He sits in front of a large, abandoned building with boarded windows, cracked paint and sprayed-on...

Person of Interest: James Crespinel, Muralist

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

James Crespinel, photographed with his mural of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Way and Cherry Street. KELLY O What was the reaction when people from the neighborhood saw you doing touch-ups on your...Show More Summary

Did Pope Francis Just Endorse Socialist Pacifist Dorothy Day for Sainthood?

On Thursday, in his speech to Congress, Pope Francis praised Dorothy Day -- along with Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King Jr., and Thomas Merton -- as one of four "representatives of the American people" whom he admired. Pope Francis was probably the first pope to mention Day's name in public. Show More Summary

Pope Francis Invokes Martin Luther King’s March to Montgomery While Addressing Congress

Pope Francis paid homage to Martin Luther King Jr. and his iconic march from Selma to Montgomery in Alabama, quoting the civil rights leader while addressing a joint session of Congress Thursday at the U.S. Capitol.

The Pope Is Really Into Dorothy Day and Thomas Merton. Who Are They? 

In his speech to the U.S. Congress today, Pope Francis discussed the legacies of “four representatives of the American people”: Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King Jr., and two figures who may be less familiar to non-Catholic Americans—Thomas Merton and Dorothy Day. Show More Summary

Pope Francis Backs Away From Tough Climate Talk in Address to Congress

After a stern and historic speech on Wednesday at the White House, in which Pope Francis riffed on Martin Luther King, Jr. when saying the world had “defaulted on a promissory note” when it came to protecting the environment, the Pope devoted few words to global warming in his speech to Congress on Thursday. Show More Summary

'You Should Pray I Choose the Latter'

Violence or civil disobedience? That has been the perennial question facing the Civil Rights movement, which has evolved into the "Black Lives Matter" crusade. From Thoreau to Gandhi to Martin Luther King, Jr., civil disobedience has...Show More Summary

Yes, Republican candidates want a Planned Parenthood board member on the $10 bill

Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King, Jr. This is how it works. America makes civil rights progress in long, painful battles that pit liberal forces for change against conservative forces for maintaining the status quo. For asking thatShow More Summary

Wil Haygood's 'Showdown' explores Thurgood Marshall's Supreme Court nomination fight

If the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was the civil rights movement's brightest star, Thurgood Marshall was its unsung hero. But to his contemporaries - admirers, allies and enemies alike - Marshall's string of legal victories, highlighted by Brown vs. Board of Education, placed him at the epicenter...

When You Can’t Run, Crawl.

I love this quote from FireFly: It reads: When you can’t run, you crawl, and when you can’t do that, you find someone to carry you. It is so similar to the Martin Luther King Jr. quote that it could almost be considered plagiarism. It reads: If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t [...]

George Takei: Kim Davis Is Not Like MLK; She’s Like George Wallace

3 weeks agoNews : Mediaite

Last week, Rick Santorum and various figures endorsed the position of LGBT opponent Kim Davis by saying that her willingness to face jail time for her religious beliefs was comparable to Martin Luther King Jr.. Yesterday, actor and gay rights activist George Takei wrote a column for MSNBC, where he also compared Davis to a […]

Santorum Compares Kim Davis’ Jailing to Martin Luther King’s

3 weeks agoNews : Mediaite

Rick Santorum yesterday compared the jailing of Kim Davis to the jailing of Martin Luther King, Jr.

John Lewis Makes Emotional Plea For Peace In Iran Deal Speech

3 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) rose on the House floor Friday to encourage his colleagues to support a resolution approving the Iran nuclear deal and, in the words of Martin Luther King Jr., "rededicate ourselves to the long and bitter, but...Show More Summary

Wait… Fox News Host Tells Black Guest That Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis Is The New Martin Luther King Jr.

Fox News Host Says Kim Davis Is Like Martin Luther King Jr Kentucky clerk Kim Davis has been making headlines for refusing to issue marriage licensees to gay couples but is she like MLK for standing up for her rights??

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