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MLK Jr.'s children take legal battle over bible to mediation

34 minutes agoNews : NY Daily News

A legal battle over the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s traveling Bible and 1964 Nobel Peace Prize is headed for court-ordered mediation.

Dispute over Martin Luther King Jr.'s Bible, Nobel medal heads for mediation

By David Beasley ATLANTA (Reuters) - A judge in Georgia agreed on Wednesday to appoint a mediator to help settle a dispute between the late Martin Luther King Jr.'s children over whether to sell his 1964 Nobel Peace Prize medal and the Bible he carried during the civil rights movement. Show More Summary

$2,500 Reward Offered for Help in Nabbing Potential Dogfighters

Last Monday, a severely injured dog was left for dead near the intersection of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street S. and 15th Avenue S. in St. Petersburg. The... The post $2,500 Reward Offered for Help in Nabbing Potential Dogfighters appeared first on PETA.

Morning Reads for Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

  On this day in 1963, The New York Post  published Martin Luther King Jr.’s letter from the Birmingham Jail. Maria Saporta comes back over the top on Mayor Reed (SaportaReport) An open letter to the General Assembly from a former member...Show More Summary

Tim Cook tells graduates to find work with meaning

Tim Cook's speech on Sunday to graduates of George Washington University sounded in many ways like the standard fare of commencement season. He told graduates to find their "North Star." He quoted Martin Luther King, Jr. He told them a story to illustrate how much has changed since he was a kid (his childhood Alabama textbooks still said the Civil War […]

Tim Cook joked that people should just recycle their phone if it's not an iPhone (AAPL)

Apple CEO Tim Cook spoke at George Washington University on Sunday to give a commencement speech to graduating students. Cook spoke about Martin Luther King, Jr, working with Steve Jobs, and meeting President Jimmy Carter. But Cook couldn't resist making a little joke aimed at the people in the audience who were using Android phones. Show More Summary

HBO Looks to Be Gearing Up to Give Us One of the Year's Most Incredible Performances

last weekFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

When it came to Oscar nomination snubs last year, I thought that David Oyelowo's omission for his role in Selma was as inexcusable as Ava DuVernay's. I know some people didn't think his performance as Martin Luther King Jr....

Local Digest: Man is stabbed near MLK library in D.C.

THE DISTRICTMan is stabbed near MLK libraryA man was stabbed Wednesday during an attack near the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library in downtown Washington, D.C. police said.Authorities responded to the 900 block of G Street NW, where they found the victim at about 5 p.m., said Officer Hugh Carew, a spokesman for the department. Read full article >>

Madison DA Pleads for Non-Violence After Announcing No Charges in Robinson Death

2 weeks agoNews : Mediaite

Right after announcing no charges against the cop who fatally shot 19-year-old Tony Robinson, Madison district attorney Ismael Ozanne invoked the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in a plea for non-violence.

Exploring American Monsters: Georgia

Georgia, named after King George II of England, is one of the original thirteen colonies. It was the birthplace of civil rights leader Dr Martin Luther King, Jr., singer Ray Charles, “Gone with the Wind” author Margaret Mitchell, and wrestler Hulk Hogan. Yes, THE Hulk Hogan. Of...

Friends puzzled by trio accused of creating fake police force

The crowd erupted in applause as state Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris prepared to speak at the Second Baptist Church in South Los Angeles about the late Martin Luther King Jr.

“No Lie Can Live Forever”

By Dr. William H. Gaunt “We have made a lie our refuge and falsehood our hiding place.” Isaiah 28: 15 Martin Luther King Jr said “No lie can live forever” in his “How Long? Not Long speech.” He was referring...

O4W's Howard school could be renovated, another school razed as part of APS plan

A long-shuttered school in the heart of Old Fourth Ward that was once attended by a young Martin Luther King Jr. could receive a massive renovation — and be re-opened. At the same time, a vacant middle school could be razed to make way for new athletic fields to serve APS students.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Friendly Atheist Podcast Episode 53: Gerald Posner, Author of God’s Bankers

Our latest podcast guest is Gerald Posner, an investigative journalist and author of several books, including ones about the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr..His latest book is God’s Bankers, all about the Vatican’s finances and how the Church got involved with the Mafia and money launderers. Show More Summary

Waiting for Martin? Long Live the King in Each of Us

It seems that whenever a racial, or racialized incident takes place, we always tend to invoke the words of the great Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King Jr. While many lament, what would Martin do or say, we have to come to the starkShow More Summary

Some Historical Perspective On Baltimore, Please

Jelani Cobb offers a very timely reminder at the New Yorker: With the exception of the riots that followed the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., every major riot by...

This Man Spent 49 Hours In A Baltimore Jail Cell For Being A Reporter

3 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

The last time that riots hit the streets of Baltimore was in 1968, following the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. As the 2015 uprising continues, fueled by the anger at Freddie Gray’s death in police custody, the state has been...Show More Summary

Baltimore and the language of change

3 weeks agoHealth : Booster Shots

For the last half-century, invoking the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. to condemn or explain black urban uprisings has been a mandatory exercise. Recent events in Baltimore are no exception. Critics say that destroying property and attacking police desecrate King's ideals and draw attention away from...

Dr. Alveda King slams Al Sharpton for using MLK Jr. as political backup

The Reverend Al Sharpton is now trying to use the good reputation and memory of Martin Luther King, Jr., to support his defense of the Baltimore riots, declaring that youth

Holla If You Hear Me: Baltimore, Riots, and Black Rage

In a speech given at Grosse Pointe High School entitled "The Other America," Martin Luther King Jr. speaks about race, Vietnam, and poverty. The speech was given several years after the Watts, Harlem, and Philadelphia riots. Kings states: These...Show More Summary

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