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Senate Republicans, Scourge of Functional Democracy, Are Blocking the Washington Voting Rights Act

6 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

President Lydon B. Johnson signs the Voting Rights Act as Martin Luther King Jr. looks on. Republicans apparently don't want to protect the rights he fought for. Senate Republicans appear to be letting the Washington Voting Rights Act die, rather than pass it, for the third year in a row. Show More Summary

Newswire: J.J. Abrams is developing a project about Martin Luther King, Jr.’s final year

Soon, J.J. Abrams’ adaptation of Stephen King’s 11/22/63 will be coming to the small screen, with the James Franco-starring miniseries set to bow on Hulu sometime this year. Perhaps the story of Kennedy’s death has awakened in Abrams...Show More Summary

The Power of Living Your Dream

"I have a dream..." Those famous words uttered by Martin Luther King Jr. ring true for most people. It has been an insane past few weeks. I feel as though someone out there has hit the "fast forward" button on my life and here I am, writing this post at 3:48 a.m. Show More Summary

Bad Robot Acquires Tavis Smiley’s Martin Luther King Book ‘Death Of A King’ For TV

J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot has partnered with author/talk show host Tavis Smiley to bring his book, Death Of A King, to the small screen. Bad Robot has acquired the rights to the book about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s final days in association with Warner Brothers Television, where the company is based on the TV side. Published by Little, Brown & Co. Show More Summary

Black America: We Can't Afford to Wait

In the critically acclaimed book, Why We Can’t Wait, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said it best, “Three hundred years of humiliation, abuse and deprivation cannot be expected to find voice in a whisper.”

Bishop T.D. Jakes talks about ‘Healing the Racial Divide’ forum

5 days agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

It’s been more than a half­-century since the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. urged white religious leaders to join the civil rights movement in his famous “Letter From Birmingham Jail,” an essay that helped spark an interracial wave of nonviolent protest. Show More Summary

Keeping Up with the Cabinet: Engaging the Next Generation to Play, Learn, Serve, and Work in the Great Outdoors

The creative energy of youth, the serenity of nature, and the lessons of history are a winning combination for me. All three were present in this video from the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site in Atlanta, where I enjoyed...Show More Summary

Flux Night's 'Dream' is coming to Old Fourth Ward

After skipping 2014, Flux Night is set to return at a new location this coming fall. After calling Castleberry Hill home since 2008, the one-night arts, dance, and performance festival is headed to the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site in Old Fourth Ward.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Confederate Group Says American Flag More Racist Than Theirs

The Texas Sons of Confederate Veterans spokesman Marshall Davis totally schools us on flags by concluding that the awesome American flag is more racist than the Confederate flags near Martin Luther King Jr. Drive that this group will be flying. Davis racesplains that, “The American flag flew over a slave nation for over 100 years. [...]

Denver school ends racist campaign encouraging black and Hispanic teens not to twerk or rap

last weekNews : The Raw Story

A Denver high school took down posters reminding black and Latina girls not to twerk or wear too much makeup after students complained. Educators at Martin Luther King Jr. Early College had displayed the posters, titled “101 Things Black and Latina Girls Should Know,” since the start of the school...

Did Banksy Create This Martin Luther King, Jr. Mural In Alabama?

This article originally appeared on artnet News. by Sarah Cascone I Have a Dreamcatcher (2015), a new street art piece in Montgomery, Alabama, that some suspect is by British street artist Banksy. Photo: Rebecca Burylo, courtesy theShow More Summary

Denver High School Posts Racist Advice For Black And Latina Girls

Denver High School Students Outraged After Administration Hangs Posters Outlining “101 Things Black & Latina Girls Should Know” Martin Luther King Jr. Early College in Denver recently decided to launch a poster campaign, seemingly to serve as reminders and tips

Kick Open The Doorway To Liberty: What Are We Waiting For?

Submitted by John Whitehead via The Rutherford Institute, “The greatness of America lies in the right to protest for right.”—Martin Luther King Jr. Everything this nation once stood for is being turned on its head. Free speech, religious...Show More Summary

The public execution of Walter Scott: When racism, police officers, and cell phones collide

On April 4, North Charleston, South Carolina, police officer Michael Slager illegally and unjustly executed Walter Scott. Forty-seven years to the day after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the execution of Walter Scott says so much about our nation—some of it good, most of it not. Show More Summary

Reaction to UVA article retraction: People still read Rolling Stone?

To the editor: Back in Memphis in 1968, following the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. and my brother's arrest for having hair below his ears, I wrote to Rolling Stone. I explained how the publication felt like a lifeline to those of us out in the hinterlands of conservatism. ("Rolling...

The Death Of Martin Luther King And The State Of Civil Right In America

Dr. Vibe asks a group of Black men about the state of civil rights in America forty-seven years after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. The post The Death Of Martin Luther King And The State Of Civil Right In America appeared first on The Good Men Project.

The Sky Was Black... My Breath Was Steady

"Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression, and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love." - Martin Luther King Jr. (Nobel Lecture, The Quest for Peace & Justice - 1964) "How could he have done this?" is what everyone asks. Show More Summary

How to misattribute a quotation

last weekNews : ComPost

Certain people attract quotations the way magnets attract stray iron filings. Oscar Wilde, Abraham Lincoln, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., Maya Angelou — just to name a few. You say enough things worth quoting, and people start to assume that if it’s worth quoting, you said it. Dorothy Parker noted the problem decades ago, […]

Confederate group will fly 32 battle flags over MLK Drive at Civil War memorial in Texas town

last weekNews : The Raw Story

A Confederate monument featuring 32 flags representing Civil War regiments is nearing completion in an east Texas town, alongside Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. The Sons of Confederate Veterans, which is building the $50,000 memorial on private property, has ordered flagpoles to stand alongside 13...

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