KCRW’s The Business has a fabulous interview with Ava DuVernay (starts at 07:22), director of the Martin Luther King, Jr., biopic Selma. DuVernay transitioned from film marketing and publicity into film making, originally in small documentaries and indie films, and now a major motion picture. DuVernay made the transition in small steps rather than bold leaps, […]
CNN's Don Lemon tonight delivered a short piece of commentary slamming Indiana's "discriminatory" religious freedom law and invoking the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Boxing superstar Jermain Taylor just appeared in court... and said he's NOT GUILTY of assault and making terroristic threats at a Martin Luther King Jr. day parade back in January. As we previously reported, Taylor was arrested in Arkansas…
The new Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital doesn't open until June, but that's hard to tell with all the people darting in and out of buildings at the South Los Angeles medical facility.
"Once more the method of nonviolent resistance was unsheathed from its scabbard, and once again an entire community was mobilized to confront the adversary." ~Martin Luther King, Jr. On Wednesday, I stood on the steps of the Alabama State Capitol in Montgomery before thousands of people and repeated these words that my father spoke 50 years ago. Show More Summary
On Wednesday, actor Darius McCrary was arrested in Michigan after allegedly failing to pay court-ordered child support. Upon his release, McCrary tweeted out a picture of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. being arrested with the caption “If they did it to Dr. Show More Summary
In 1958, she stabbed the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at a Harlem book signing — an episode that a decade later would become a rhetorical touchstone in the last oration of his life.
Martin Luther King, Jr. speaks at Forest Hill's Holy Blossom Temple in March 1962. “Old Man Segregation is on his deathbed,” Martin Luther King, Jr. said before a large audience at Holy Blossom Temple on a Thursday evening in March 1962. Show More Summary
On March 21, 1965, a diverse group of civil rights activists stood with Martin Luther King, Jr. to begin the third and finally successful march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. As such, it is part of this month's many remembrances of Selma and "Bloody Sunday." But it is more than just a commemoration. Show More Summary
With allusions to Frederick Douglass, Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X, skid row activists called Thursday for an independent investigation and release of police body-camera footage in the fatal police shooting of an unarmed homeless man on skid row.
“We know that there are many things wrong in the white world, but there are many things wrong in the black world, too. We can’t keep on blaming the white man.” – Martin Luther King Jr.................................................................
Martin Luther King Jr. is marching back into theaters. Paramount Pictures has announced an encore presentation of Ava DuVernay‘s Oscar-nominated historical drama Selma to begin this month, with a buy-one-get-one-free ticket promotion to sweeten the deal. Show More Summary
The family of the surgeon who saved Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is flooded with bone-chilling memories.
Nearly sixty years ago, Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote in the pages of the Morehouse College student newspaper, "Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education." A young man at the time, King's words captured the purpose of a quality education: to develop understanding and strength of moral fiber, which together empowers young people toward unstoppable success.
Izola Ware Curry Of Infamous MLK Stabbing Dies At Age 98 She tried to kill the Kang! Via TheSmokingGun Izola Ware Curry, the “demented black woman” who nearly killed Martin Luther King, Jr. by plunging a steel letter opener into
Izola Ware Curry, the woman who attempted to kill Martin Luther King Jr. by stabbing him with a steel letter opener in 1958, has reportedly died. She was 98. Curry, who was mentally disturbed, died at Hillside Manor nursing home in Queens,...Show More Summary
As I rode my bike past the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change, I "took the lane" on my bike, as usual, as I was about to make a left, cross the Atlanta Streetcar tracks, get into a bike lane, and head downtown to shoot photos for my A Streetcar Named Aspire photo essay, as I have been doing several days a week since January. Show More Summary
Websites ending in.sucks are coming, and the company selling them wants you to believe their arrival is a victory for justice and free speech. At least, thats what its marketing strategy suggests, seeing as how it features a promotional video for.sucks featuring Martin Luther King Jr. Show More Summary
On March 25, 1965, triumphant civil rights demonstrators led by Martin Luther King, Jr. marched into Montgomery, Alabama. It was the culmination of a fifty-mile procession from Selma. The march, which was actually three linked marches,...Show More Summary
According to Ava DuVernay, director of last year’s Oscar-nominated Martin Luther King, Jr., biopic Selma, film studios have little interest in African-American stories. That was the reason it took so long for the story of the legendary civil rights leader to hit the big screen. Show More Summary