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Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, "Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhuman." As our country celebrates his life and work this week, this quotation makes me think about health and health...Show More Summary

Arkansas panel rejects removing Lee from King holiday

2 hours agoNews : The Newsroom

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A bid to end Arkansas' practice of commemorating Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee and civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. on the same day has failed before a state House panel.

David Oyelowo Comes To Benedict Cumberbatch's Defense Over 'Colored' Comment

LONDON (AP) — "Selma" star David Oyelowo has voiced his support for fellow British actor Benedict Cumberbatch, who came under criticism for using the term "colored" in an interview. Oyelowo, who plays Martin Luther King Jr. in "Selma,"...Show More Summary

We view movies through the lens of our times; case in point, 'Selma'

7 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

It is impossible to see "Selma," Ava DuVernay's Oscar-nominated drama tracing the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s historic 1965 march to demand voting rights be accorded all citizens of this land, and not feel the weight of Ferguson, Mo., in 2014, and the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown,...

A prior journey across the bridge in 'Selma, Lord, Selma'

8 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Long before the Oscar-nominated "Selma" was championed as the first major motion picture about the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., another film chronicled the civil rights leader's march from Selma, Ala., to Montgomery.

VIDEO: Son of Martin Luther King, Jr Obliterates the Race Rioters and Al Sharpton

Al Sharpton and his legion of race baiters love to invoke the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr as justification for their sleazy actions. Not so fast, says King’s son

In Memory of Martin Luther King, Jr.: The Providence of Hope for a New Generation

This post is a collaborative effort between the Clay Center For Young Healthy Minds affiliated with Harvard Medical School, and Alexia Norton Jones, the daughter of Martin Luther King's speechwriter and friend. The forward introduces the topic from the perspective of two white guys, one of whom is myself and the other is my colleague, Gene Beresin. Show More Summary

Selma’s Director and Star to Try Again for Oscars with Hurricane Katrina Film

yesterdayNews : Mediaite

Before Ava DuVernay directed David Oyelowo as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Selma, the two collaborated on a little-seen indie film called Middle of Nowhere. But while no one expected that movie to get the Academy's attention, there was genuine outrage when these two artists failed to receive Oscar nominations this year, despite a Best Picture nod for Selma.

Selma Director Ava DuVernay and Star David Oyelowo Re-Team for Hurricane Katrina Drama

We’re huge fans of Selma here at Film School Rejects, in case you didn’t catch that we named it Movie of the Year. We also named its director, Ava DuVernay, Filmmaker of the Year. And while we didn’t choose its Martin Luther King Jr.-portraying star, David Oyelowo, as Performer of the Year, I don’t think he was too far behind Scarlett Johansson. Show More Summary

Government Housing is a Bad Idea

This past week, following the nation’s celebration of the birthday of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the U.S. Supreme Court heard an important case related to landmark

Gary Bauer Thinks Martin Luther King, Jr. Would be 'Mortified' by Gay Rights: VIDEO

4 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Politician Gary Bauer appeared via Skype on Hagee Hotline saying the Constitution doesn't guarantee civil rights for gay people or abortion and saying the concept of civil rights is being "hijacked." Bauer makes his case using Martin Luther King, Jr....

Government Housing Is a Bad Idea

This past week, following the nation's celebration of the birthday of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the U.S. Supreme Court heard an important case related to landmark law enacted during the civil rights era – the Fair Housing Law of 1968.

Why Late Night Needs More Hosts Like Larry Wilmore

On Monday, which was somewhat appropriately Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Comedy Central debuted The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore. To describe the program would be redundant by now: Throughout the week, every culture site worth itsShow More Summary

Jim Crow’s polite sons

Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr.'s life means recognizing how far we are from a non-racist society in the era of police shootings. And it inspires Ned Rosch to work as a Jewish American for Palestinian freedom.

Neo-Nazi former Senate candidate arrested for protesting Kentucky MLK Day celebration

5 days agoNews : The Raw Story

A Neo-Nazi who ran for the United States Senate in Kentucky last year on a “With Jews We Lose” platform was arrested at a Martin Luther King Jr. Day event earlier this week, the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Don Terry reports. Robert Ransdell arrived at the government building in...

Here's the Simple, Powerful Starbucks Ad You Probably Missed on MLK Day

Amid all the dubious tweets and outright fails from advertisers on Martin Luther King Jr. Day this past Monday, here's a little gem from Starbucks that flew under the radar. "It's time to look at things differently. Again," says the copy on the newspaper version of the ad, which ran in The New York Times. Show More Summary

Kid President Is Here To Pump You Up About The Future

It's time to think about your future, man. Kid President, aka Robby Novak, is back just one week after telling the inspirational story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This time, he's sharing his thoughts about the future. “I think about the future a lot, and I believe it’s gonna be awesome. Show More Summary

One suit dropped, one remains in dispute between MLK's children

By David Beasley ATLANTA (Reuters) - One of two lawsuits involving the children of the late civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. has been dropped, possibly signaling a thaw in their tense relations as they continue to fight over the sale of his Bible and Nobel Peace Prize. Show More Summary

2nd Grade Teacher Shows Kids Racial Slur-Laced MLK Parody Video  

Some Cedarville, Ark. parents are upset after learning that a group of second-graders were shown a Martin Luther King, Jr. parody video that used the racial slur "ni--er" some 14 times.

Why Martin Luther King, Jr. Did NOT Say, "I Have A Plan"

When Martin Luther King, Jr. stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial fifty-two years ago and spoke to a great people about their greater future, he didn't say, "I have a plan." Instead, he shared a dream that provided a vision of equality and hope for a struggling nation. Show More Summary

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