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50 Years after Selma March, Activists Walk Again to Restore Voting Rights in South

20 hours agoNews : Vice News

More than 50 years ago, George Sallie, at the time a 36-year-old Korean War veteran, shuffled behind Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and other leaders of America's civil rights movement in a march stretching 54 miles from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. Show More Summary

Selma and Baltimore

2 days agoNews : Reason

"We're not asking, we're demanding: Give us the vote!" says David Oyelowo as Martin Luther King Jr. in the Oscar-nominated Selma. The film celebrates King above all for his commitment to the practice of non-violent protest. He is repeatedly...Show More Summary

How Martin Luther King Jr. convinced ‘Star Trek’s’ Lt. Uhura to stay on the show

There was a time when the woman who portrayed Lieutenant Uhura was thinking about leaving the USS Enterprise, but Martin Luther King Jr. — a huge Trekkie himself — managed to change her mind. It’s a famous story, and actor Nichelle Nichols revisited it this week during a Reddit Ask Me Anything. Nichols’s portrayal of […]

Read How Martin Luther King Jr. Affected Star Trek and Nichelle Nichols’s Career

Nichelle Nichols, best known as Star Trek's Uhura, participated in a Reddit AMA on Thursday, and in it she clarified the details behind her famous Martin Luther King Jr. story. Here's how it goes: At one point in her career, Nichols was considering leaving Star Trek for another role, as... More »

Confederate Flags Found Outside Martin Luther King Jr.’s Church

Just a few weeks after the shooting at Charleston's Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church sparked a nationwide debate about the Confederate flag, several of the flags were found spread out on the ground around Atlanta's Ebenezer Baptist Church, where Martin Luther King Jr. preached. The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports that... More »

W. E. B. Du Bois to Malcolm X: The Untold History of the Movement to Ban the Bomb

By Vincent Intondi When the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. announced his strong opposition to the war in Vietnam, the media attacked him for straying outside of his civil rights mandate. In so many words, powerful interests told him: "Mind...Show More Summary

Confederate Flags Found at Martin Luther King Jr Historical Site

Several Confederate flags were discovered early Thursday morning at some of Atlanta, Georgia's most notable historic landmarks: the Ebenezer Baptist Church, where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. preached, and the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site.

Martin Luther King Jr. Had A Surprising Role In Saving 'Star Trek'

When actress Nichelle Nichols played Uhura on "Star Trek," she became one of the first ever female black actors on a well-known series to have a role that wasn't a stereotypical maid or nanny. But, as she talked about in a Reddit AMA she did Thursday, she almost left the role for a career on Broadway until Martin Luther King Jr. Show More Summary

What Racist Scumbag Put Confederate Flags Around Martin Luther King Jr.'s Church?

ATLANTA (AP) - Four Confederate battle flags were found on the grounds of the Ebenezer Baptist Church near the Martin Luther King Jr. Center in Atlanta on Thursday, and police and federal authorities were investigating. Officer Gary Wade said a maintenance worker discovered the flags at 6 a.m. Show More Summary

Confederate Flag Found Near “Black Lives Matter” Poster at MLK Jr.’s Atlanta Church

Four Confederate flags were found at about 6 this morning on the grounds of the Ebenezer Baptist Church and the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site's visitor center, Atlanta news outlets report. King and his father were both...Show More Summary

On The O'Reilly Factor , Sarah Palin Accuses Planned Parenthood Of Targeting Minority Women

From the July 29 edition of Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor: Previously: Fox Hosts Have No Idea What Planned Parenthood Does Or How Obamacare Works Reminder To Fox: Martin Luther King Jr. Praised Planned Parenthood Right-Wing Media's History Of Unhinged Attacks On Planned Parenthood

6 Reasons We Should Be 'Sensible' News Junkies

In my study I have a giant poster of one of my heroes, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. One of his famous quotes is the following: "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."

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Kobani Kurdish Restaurant: Defiant and Delicious

Kobani’s succulent chunks of chicken kebab, creamy hummus, moist dolmas, richly flavored lentil soup and generous gyros are a welcome addition to the corner of University Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Way in Berkeley. But there is more to this new casual dining spot than meets the mouth.

Advising the Candidates: Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders is old. He marched with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. He voted for Eugene V. Debs. He had a blind date with Emma Goldman. On warm summer evenings he takes a Moxie from the ice box and sits out on the fire escape listening to the Victrola as the horseless carriages splutter and rumble across the muddy lane. Show More Summary

Confederacy lover threatens to make Atlanta official a ‘dead nr’ if MLK is added to Civil War monument

last weekNews : The Raw Story

Atlanta City Councilman Michael Bond said this week that he had been flooded with threats after he proposed updating a Civil War monument to include Martin Luther King Jr. and former President Jimmy Carter. Earlier this week, Bond hand delivered a letter to Republican Georgia Gov. Nathan...

No one really knows why they are alive until they…

No one really knows why they are alive until they know what they’d die for. – Martin Luther King JR. The post No one really knows why they are alive until they… appeared first on Lifehack.

Common Core and Martin Luther King Jr.: Is this any way to teach his famous letter from jail?

Educators are still sounding off on what they see as significant problems with the Common Core English Language Arts standards. One problem became clear in a New York Times article by Kimberly Skillen, a New York school district administrator, who was quoted about the Core dictate that more nonfiction be taught to students in all […]

Why Race Matters for Bernie Sanders and White Progressives

Yes, we know, you marched with Martin Luther King Jr. But Sanders must also realize that racism is the reason we are in this economic mess he is trying to fix. Juli Hansen/Shutterstock There was a lot of discussion this weekend about...Show More Summary

New MLK Hospital: Delivering On a Promise

On Tuesday, the new Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital officially opened its doors to the public. It is a milestone moment and one that must be celebrated. It comes on the heels of the historic Supreme Court decision that enshrines the Affordable Care Act as the law of the land. Show More Summary

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