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Analysis: Political capital, maneuvering aided King bill win

It was an idea that seemed impossible two years ago: Arkansas would end its dual holiday for Robert E. Lee and Martin Luther King Jr. A House committee in 2015 … Click to Continue »

The cuts in Trump’s budget you haven’t heard about

last weekNews : The Raw Story

The little town of Marks, Mississippi, had a moment in the spotlight when Martin Luther King Jr. launched the Poor People’s Campaign from there in 1968. The story of what happened next tells us a lot about the stubbornness of poverty in America—and how the federal government’s anti-poverty programs...

Arkansas ends Robert E. Lee-Martin Luther King Jr. holiday

Arkansas' governor signed legislation Tuesday ending the state's practice of commemorating Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee on the same holiday as slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., leaving … Click to Continue »

What would MLK do if he were alive today: Six essential reads

last weekNews : The Raw Story

Editor’s note: The following is a roundup of archival stories. March 21 marks the anniversary of the third protest march from Selma led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. that culminated on the steps of the Capitol in Montgomery, Alabama, demanding voting rights for African-Americans. As doctoral...

Arkansas To Split Its Holidays For Martin Luther King Jr. And Robert E. Lee

last weekNews : The Two-Way

Since 1985, the state has celebrated the civil rights icon and Confederate general on the same day. A bill set to be signed into law removes Lee from King's federal holiday, bumping him to October.

Arkansas restores Martin Luther King holiday without Robert E. Lee

last weekNews : The Lookout

By Steve Barnes LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Reuters) - Arkansas lawmakers on Friday gave final approval to a bill setting aside an official state holiday solely for slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. and relegating Confederate General Robert E. Show More Summary

Arkansas restores Martin Luther King holiday without Robert E. Lee

last weekNews : The Raw Story

Arkansas lawmakers on Friday gave final approval to a bill setting aside an official state holiday solely for slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. and relegating Confederate General Robert E. Lee to a separate, lesser observance. Supporters of the legislation argued that celebrating a...

Arkansas Legislators Vote To Remove Gen. Robert E. Lee From MLK Holiday

Arkansas legislators voted Friday afternoon to separate Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from the holiday that celebrates the memory of civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. According to The Associated Press, the proposal cleared the state House by a vote of 66-11. Show More Summary

Arkansas lawmakers vote to remove Lee from King holiday

Arkansas lawmakers gave final approval Friday to legislation removing Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from the holiday honoring slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. The state House approved … Click to Continue »

Dilemma for librarians: Keep thousands of books or donate them?

Dozens of professional bibliophiles are sorting through the collection at D.C.’s newly closed Martin Luther King Jr. Library, deciding which books stay and which ones go.

Arkansas bill to end dual Lee-King day heads to final vote

An effort to end Arkansas' practice of commemorating Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee on the same holiday as slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. is heading to a … Click to Continue »

Spoken Word: Staceyann Chin performs "Islamophobia"

'From +WNYC 11th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration at the Apollo Theater, "Where Do We Go From Here?: MLK and the Future of Inclusion"-- Staceyann Chin performs the second of three spoken word pieces.'

Draymond, Isaiah wear same shirt design to game

The design features Martin Luther King Jr.        

Did Barack Obama Meet with Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr.?

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Snopes

A photograph showing an adult Barack Obama with Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. is chronologically impossible.

Arkansas lawmakers advance plan to strip Lee from King day

A proposal to end Arkansas' dual holiday for Robert E. Lee and slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. easily won Senate approval Tuesday, but faces an uncertain prospect … Click to Continue »

Donald Trump Is a Gift, and a Quandary, for Late-Night Hosts

This article originally appeared in Vulture. Johnny Carson opposed the Vietnam War. In his private life, he was something of a social liberal as well as a civil-rights advocate who had Harry Belafonte and Martin Luther King Jr. on The Tonight Show just two months before King’s assassination. Show More Summary

Donald Trump Is a Gift, and a Quandary, for Late-Night Hosts

Johnny Carson opposed the Vietnam War. In his private life, he was something of a social liberal as well as a civil-rights advocate who had Harry Belafonte and Martin Luther King Jr. on The Tonight Show just two months before King’s assassination. If you watched over decades, you could, faintly, ... More »

What Makes Martin Luther King Jr’s ‘I Have A Dream’ Speech so Memorable

In 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. took the podium before a crowd of a quarter of a million people in front of the Lincoln Memorial and arguably delivered the most important speech in the 20th century. The post What Makes Martin Luther King Jr’s ‘I Have A Dream’ Speech so Memorable appeared first on The Good Men Project.

Violence breaks out at pro-Trump rally in Berkeley

Violence broke out Saturday at a rally in Berkeley aimed at expressing support for President Trump. The rally and march were slated to occur at Martin Luther King Jr. Park. But the pro-Trump forces were met by Trump critics. Some shoving and punching occurred and police were trying to maintain...

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