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First Slice 7/25/16: How can older civil rights groups help young activists?

The Southern Christian Leadership Conference, the civil rights group once led by Martin Luther King Jr., wants to help support younger groups working to end racial injustice. How can they make the collaboration work?…

Black lawmakers, BLM activists urge taking protests to the polls

In Georgia and the birthplace of Martin Luther King Jr, it's time for people who are taking action in the street to also take acton at their polling places, said state Rep. Erica Thomas, D-Austell. "Right here is where we need to show...Show More Summary

Insisting on our Common Humanity

  "Where do we go from here?" asks Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. at the Convention of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in 1967.  I ask the same question as I sit in Paris, the city in which I was born at about the same time of King's speech, and listen to the latest news from Nice, Dallas, Minnesota, Louisiana, Istanbul, and Baghdad. Show More Summary

Mike Pence Said Martin Luther King Jr. Was His Hero Growing Up. Here’s Why That Sounds Absurd.

Let's take a look at Pence's record. The post Mike Pence Said Martin Luther King Jr. Was His Hero Growing Up. Here’s Why That Sounds Absurd. appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Is MLK's Dream Turning Into a Nightmare?

Is Martin Luther King, Jr.'s dream turning into a nightmare?

‘Injustice’ Billboard Features Martin Luther King Jr., Whose Family Went Vegan

As people reflect on how to stop hatred and needless violence, PETA is negotiating with outdoor advertisers in Dallas to place a billboard with a plea for an ethic... The post ‘Injustice’ Billboard Features Martin Luther King Jr., Whose Family Went Vegan appeared first on PETA.

"When Trump instead issued a restrained message, expressing a need for moderation, you would have thought he had assumed the mantle of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr...."

"... although under the circumstances, this is precisely the kind of statement any normal politician would make," Writes Neal Gabler in "The Media’s Gift to Trump: Low Expectations" The media have set the bar so low that we fully expect...Show More Summary

American Exposure

On November 22, 1968, which marked the five-year anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy, in Dallas, and was seven months after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., in Memphis, a daguerreotype of Frederick Douglass...Show More Summary

Civil Rights Icon Andrew Young Says Some Protesters Are ‘Unlovable Little Brats’

last weekNews : Mediaite

Civil rights icon Andrew Young, a former congressman, ambassador, and friend of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., made a comment about protesters that upset a local NAACP chapter today. According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Young met with police officers in Atlanta––where he used to be mayor––to discuss the huge protests recently there over the […]

Bill O'Reilly Knows How Martin Luther King Jr. Would Feel About Black Lives Matter Protests

Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com Fox News host Bill O’Reilly claims to know how Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. would have felt about the Black Lives Matter movement: The civil rights hero would want nothing to do with it. While...Show More Summary

Martin Luther King Jr. estate granted possession of his Bible in court ruling

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

The Bible that Martin Luther King Jr. carried during the civil rights movement in the 1960s belongs to his estate which voted in 2014 to sell the heirloom against the wishes of his daughter, said a court ruling that could now lead to its sale. A trial was still scheduled to begin on August 15 to...

O’Reilly: ‘Dr. King Would Not Participate in a Black Lives Matter Protest’

2 weeks agoNews : Mediaite

Bill O'Reilly tonight tore into the Black Lives Matter movement by declaring that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. would never have participated in any of their marches.

Joshua Jackson Shares a Martin Luther King, Jr. Quote on Social Media

Joshua Jackson steps out to grab some lunch at Fig & Olive on Friday (July 8) in West Hollywood, Calif. The 38-year-old The Affair actor recently retweeted a quote from Martin Luther Jr, posted on Twitter by Suits actress Meghan Markle. The quote is in response to the recent acts of violence in America, specifically [...]

Civil War in the United States?

2 weeks agoNews / Crime : Sword and Scale

It’s been over 50 years since Martin Luther King, Jr. and 200,000 supporters marched through the streets of Washington DC in order to demand the end of systematic racism within

IF NOT NOW, WHEN? IF NOT US, WHO?

From 1961 until April 4th, 1968 I served as a political advisor, personal lawyer, and draft speechwriter for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Next month, August 28th, will be the 53rd Anniversary of the March On Washington For Jobs and Freedom. Show More Summary

Moyers in Discussion About White Supremacy and Need for Justice With Khalil Gibran Muhammad

They also discuss what Martin Luther King Jr. called the "unarmed truth." On Monday, June 27, I paid a visit to New York Public Library’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture to help a large gathering of the Schomburg’s devoted friends and visitors say goodbye — very reluctantly — to Dr. Show More Summary

A Day for the Mural at Martin Luther King Jr. Way and Cherry Street

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Eli Sanders The mural is there today, at the Seattle intersection of MLK Way and Cherry Street, as it has been for more than 20 years. ES A lot of people—including local Congressional candidate Pramila Jayapal and Washington Governor Jay Inslee—have been reflecting on the above quote from Martin Luther King, Jr. Show More Summary

Carmelo Anthony Calls On Athletes To Put Morals Over Money In Response To Recent Shootings

New York Knicks star forward Carmelo Anthony delivered a powerful message on Friday via Instagram featuring civil rights leaders like Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X and Muhammad Ali. Emboldened and angered by the police killings of...Show More Summary

Jesse Williams And Freedom: Love Note To A Tradition

The 2016 BET Awards started with a sound we know--the voice of genius that we're told is no longer: Martin Luther King, Jr. Curated by team Beyoncé and followed by her collaboration with super emcee Kendrick Lamar, King's voice was the...Show More Summary

Here's what the inside of O4W's new natatorium will probably look like

Some Old Fourth Ward residents just want better information about the city's plans for the new Martin Luther King Jr. Natatorium. But they claim officials at the Department of Parks and Recreation have kept them in the dark during the...Show More Summary

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