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  • Excerpt - Alex Haleys 1965 Playboy Interview with Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

    04/29/2015 2:15:00 PM PDT · by MacNaughton · 5 replies
    Playboy ^ | January 1965 | Alex Haley
    Playboy (Alex Haley): Along with the other civil rights leaders, you have often proposed a massive program of economic aid, financed by the Federal Government, to improve the lot of the nation's 20,000,000 Negroes. ... A nationwide program such as you propose would undoubtedly run into the billions. King: About 50 billion, actually which is less than 1 year of our present defense spending. It is my belief that with the expenditure of this amount, over a 10-year period, a genuine and dramatic transformation could be achieved in the conditions of Negro life in America. I am positive, moreover,...
  • Its Time to Scrap Black History Month

    02/28/2015 4:57:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 53 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 28, 2015 | Carl Jackson
    As we draw near the end of Black History Month one thing is for certain, it's done more to suppress American History than tell her story. According to history.com the origins of Black History Month begins in 1915 when Harvard-trained historian Carter G. Woodson and minister Jesse E. Moorland founded the then Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (ASNLH), which is an organization dedicated to researching and promoting achievements of blacks and other peoples of African descent. In 1926, the group sponsored a national Negro History week, choosing the second week of February to coincide with the...
  • Americans Forget Martin Luther King and What He Did - First African American to Walk on the Moon!?

    01/19/2015 6:47:52 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 86 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1/19/14 | Mark Dice
    Americans Forget Martin Luther King and What He Did. Mark Dice interviews beachgoers in San Diego about MLK for Martin Luther King Day 2015.
  • VIDEO: Martin Luther King Addresses Ferguson!

    01/19/2015 3:52:38 PM PST · by StevenCrowder · 11 replies
    LouderWithCrowder.com ^ | 1/19/2015 | Steven Crowder
    The funniest part about this video? Liberals are already complaining that voicing an MLK cartoon is "just like blackface!" Surpppriiiiiiiise!
  • MLK: Hey Proglodytes, It Was The Content of His Character, Not the Color of His Skin

    01/19/2015 8:10:42 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 5 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 1-19-2015 | MOTUS
    Ah, nothing says civil rights like a pre-Martin Luther Day re-enactment march in Selma, Alabama led by the cast and crew of the Oprahs movie Selma. Oprah Winfrey, fellow actors from the movie "Selma" and hundreds of others marched to recall one of the bloodiest chapters of the civil rights movement on Sunday, the eve of the national holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr. David Oyelowo, who portrays Martin Luther King Jr. in the movie "Selma," and the Oprah, who produced the film, at yesterdays Selma memorial march, reacting to being shut out of the Oscar nominations by #AllWhiteHollywood. Its...
  • Pondering the Problem with Saint Martin Luther King Jr.

    Pondering the Problem with Saint Martin Luther King Jr.All progress is precarious, and the solution of one problem brings us face to face with another problem. Martin Luther King, Jr. On Monday, January 19, 2015, the U.S. will celebrate Martin Luther King jr. This man who sang along with his Baptist church at the premiere of Gone With The Wind in 1939, is known as the most famous American Civil Rights leader in history. The Reverend and Doctor, Martin Luther King jr. is celebrated every January as a hero and an icon. What does he mean today, however,...
  • Black American Hopes 'Selma' Bombs at the Box Office

    01/19/2015 6:24:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/19/2015 | Lloyd Marcus
    I must admit to experiencing schadenfreude (feeling pleasure from the misfortunes of others) upon learning that Oprah's movie Selma was snubbed by the Oscars, receiving only two nominations. As a black conservative Tea Party activist, I knew that the movie was simply another propaganda tool for the Democratic Party and America-hating leftists – a part of their ongoing hideous campaign promoting the lie that America sucks and blacks are still victims of an eternally racist country.  Sure enough, as I predicted, the usual suspects who produced Selma are being criticized for blatantly rewriting history. Using my 1970s heyday lingo,...
  • MLK Day, 2015: We Have Come a Long Way

    01/18/2015 12:08:34 PM PST · by EveningStar · 74 replies
    The State of the Union ^ | January 16, 2015 | Arthur Christopher Schaper
    On this Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, instead of listening to irreverent race-baiters like Reverends Al Sharpton or Jesse Jackson, let us imagine what Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his colleague Rosa Parks might say about race relations in America. First, Dr. King would remind us that in previous decades, white people were never indicted, let alone convicted and incarcerated for willfully killing black people. White lynch mobs would preen for cameras following their savage murders of black people, brazenly smiling because they knew that no white jury would convict them. King would retell the trial of the...
  • Selma Controversy Grows Over LBJ Clash with Martin Luther King On Civil Rights

    01/02/2015 10:30:53 AM PST · by illiac · 44 replies
    The Wrap ^ | 1/2/15 | Alicia Banks
    Historians take issue with director Ava DuVernay focus on former president Lyndon B. Johnson Days away from the wide release of Selma, a controversy around the film is gaining steam as historians take issue with its depiction of president Lyndon B. Johnson clashing with Martin Luther King, Jr. over voting rights. In a lengthy New York Times story about historians taking issue with the movie, Diane McWhorter, the author of Carry Me Home: Birmingham, Alabama: The Climactic Battle of the Civil Rights Revolution,argued Thursday that the movie is not truthful in depicting LBJ (played by Tom Wilkinson) fighting King on...
  • History Professor: Mumia Should Be Celebrated Like Martin Luther King Jr. in Schools

    07/30/2014 10:22:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Townhall ^ | 07/30/2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Last night on the Kelly File Baruch College History Professor Joanna Fernandez argued that unrepentant convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal, who murdered Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner in 1981 by shooting him five times in the face, should be celebrated in schools just like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. She also argued using words like "militant" and "convicted cop killer" to describe Mumia, is racist. Another nice nugget? A California teacher's union feels the same way. If you don't want to listen to Fernandez yell through her re-litigation of the case (as she always does when given the opportunity), you'll...
  • What Would Martin Luther King Jr Say About Abortion? He Would Defend Life

    07/24/2014 8:15:30 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 30 replies
    Life News ^ | 7/23/14 | Maria Vitale Gallagher
    Pondering what the legendary civil rights figure might communicate in 140 characters or fewer on the social networking site Twitter is among the highlights in his niece Alveda Kings new book, King Rules.Alveda King offers sample tweets taken from the speeches and writings of the heroic champion of non-violence and of harmony between the races.We are made to live together, is among the quotes she envisions her uncle sending out into cyberspace. In Alvedas view, the persons meant to live together would include unborn Americans.In King Rules, Alveda King provides persuasive arguments for her contention that the 60s icon would...
  • Let's go with 'content of character' next time

    07/10/2014 5:17:50 AM PDT · by rktman · 19 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 7/10/2014 | Ted Nugent
    We have all seen the roving reporter man-on-the-street interviews. Im sure we all have some friends, acquaintances, even family members and others who have uttered the painful statement. I dont know about anyone else, but when I first heard people say that they voted for Barack Obama because he was black, or that it was time for a black president, my skin crawled. I am well aware that that statement of mine will be isolated and made out to be racist by the dishonest media and the maniacally boneheaded Saul Alinsky gang over at the Huff-n-Puff Post and beyond, but...
  • Who is heir to Dr. King's "Letter from a Birmingham jail"?

    04/11/2014 10:44:40 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 4 replies
    The Thanks Project ^ | 04/11/14 | Steve Berman
    Fifty-one years ago today, Dr. Martin Luther King penned one of the most famous essays of the civil rights movement from a cell in the Birmingham city jail. It was in the form of a letter written to a group of clergymen who expressed their distaste for the kind of "direct action" in which King engaged. Jail has two effects on the human mind and spirit. While confinement seeks to crush the spirit, one who is jailed for their sacred cause typically experiences a greater focus and clarity, and is given the ample time in which to express and fortify...
  • The Cycle of Violence and Retribution Ends with Me: A Homily for the 7th Sunday of the Year

    02/23/2014 3:49:39 AM PST · by markomalley · 15 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 2/22/2014 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    In todays Gospel the Lord is teaching us, by his grace, to break the cycle of retribution and hatred. When someone harms me I may well experience anger. And in my anger I may well seek to get back at the offender. If I do that, then Satan has two victories and brought the anger and retribution to a new level. And most likely the one who originally harmed me will take exception to my retribution and inflict more harm on me. And so the cycle continues and escalates. Satan loves this.Break the Cycle But the Lord has dispatched...
  • Black Leaders Impeding Dr. King's Dream

    02/08/2014 11:50:16 PM PST · by kathsua · 11 replies
    Lawrence Journal world ^ | 2/7/14 | Reasonmclucus
    The biggest impediment to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s, dream of a society in which color is not considered important is the continued used of the extremely racist term "African-American". The term implies the descendants of slaves are a separate race whose members belong in Africa rather than the United States even though many have ancestors who were living in North America long before the American Revolution. The term "African American" arbitrarily segregates people by skin color. The term treats people with dark complexions as if they only had African ancestors even if more of their ancestors came from somewhere...
  • Martin Luther King's daughter defiant after estate sues for Bible, Nobel prize

    02/06/2014 3:47:44 PM PST · by george76 · 11 replies
    CNN ^ | February 6, 2014 | Jason Hanna
    The daughter of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. said Thursday that her brothers won't take King's Nobel Peace Prize and traveling Bible from her without a fight. Bernice King alleges her brothers Dexter King and Martin Luther King III want to sell the objects, and she told reporters that she won't stand by to let it happen. The slain civil rights icon's estate -- controlled by his sons -- filed a complaint in Fulton County Superior Court in Atlanta last week to force Bernice King to turn over the items. "Not on my watch," she said at Atlanta's Ebenezer...
  • MLK: homosexuality a 'problem' with a 'solution'

    01/26/2014 3:24:46 PM PST · by James R. Aist · 19 replies
    RenewAmerica.com ^ | January 26, 2014 | Matt Barber
    The left has hijacked MLK's dream. For decades now, this pleasure-based, sex-centric political movement delineated by deviant sexual appetites and behaviors has ridden his coattails. They've dared to equate demands for celebration of bad behavior to Christian notions of racial equality. They've perverted the genuine civil rights movement to fit their own disingenuous designs.
  • Martin Luther King's personal physician in Chicago, longtime friend of Obama: Quentin Young

    01/21/2014 9:42:25 AM PST · by ETL · 11 replies
    The Obama File and Discover The Networks
    First, a tidbit from the far left Democracy Now:"Dr. Quentin Young, Longtime Obama Confidante and Physician to MLK" (Martin Luther King) ____________________________ And now from "The Obama File"...RE: QUENTIN YOUNGThe primary figure who delivered Obama to the single-payer camp was Quentin Young, an 86-year-old retired physician who was a longtime friend and neighbor of Obama in Chicago. Young joined the Young Communist League as a teenager in the late 1930s. From the mid-1940s through the mid-1970s, he was closely associated with the Communist Party. In October 1968 he was called to testify before theHouse Un-American Activities Committee, which was probing...
  • 8 of the snarkiest Martin Luther King memes online (and 3 truly inspirational ones)

    01/20/2014 11:09:49 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 10 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 1-20-14 | The Looking Spoon
    Based on the lack of links on Memeorandum and Drudgeabout MLK dayit's hard to tell if people aren't commenting because of the sense the mission was accomplished, or because many of those who "honor" him aren't fooling anyone anymore.That said, on the surface it may appear that I'm trying to disrespect or discredit the work and words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. FAR from it!If the Civil Rights movement happened today he and his allies would no doubt take to pounding the pavement of social media, but he would still be pounding literal pavement too. This is a man...
  • Was Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Saved?

    01/20/2014 7:53:11 AM PST · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 74 replies
    IFB ^ | 1/20/2014
    Was Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Saved? This is a question that I have often asked myself. There is no doubt that he had the trappings of a Christian, but was he saved as the Word of Almighty God requires (Matt. 7:21-23, Rom. 10:2-4)? This is not a black or white issue but a sound biblical one, for in the END that is what life is ALL about. Yes, Dr. King had a great dream, vision and was fearless about bringing civil rights to America tagically the lawless white and black Left in this country has hijacked and corrupted his...
  • Documents: NSA spied on Martin Luther King, Muhammad Ali

    09/28/2013 2:37:46 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Yedioth Ahronoth ^ | 09.27.13, 10:50
    The US National Security Agency spied on civil rights leader Martin Luther King and boxer Muhammad Ali during the height of the Vietnam War protests, declassified documents reveal. According to the BBC, the documents show the NSA also tracked journalists from the New York Times and the Washington Post and two senatorsDemocrat Frank Church and Republican Howard Baker.
  • American "Race" Is Red and Yellow, Black and White

    09/16/2013 3:41:00 AM PDT · by kathsua · 15 replies
    Lawrence journal world ^ | September 14, 1013 | Reasonmclucus
    Dr. Martin Luther King's dream of a color blind society cannot be realized as long as the media and black leaders continue to perpetuate the old southern myth that the descendants of North American slaves are a different "race" from light skinned Americans. The term "African American" is an extremely racist term that implies the descendants of slaves belong in Africa rather than the United States even though many have ancestors who were living in North America at the time of the Revolution. The dark skinned peoples of Sub-Saharan Africa might be of a different race from the light skinned...
  • Fifty Years Later: A Dream Realized, A Dream Abandoned

    09/03/2013 10:15:58 AM PDT · by Clintons-B-Gone · 5 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | September 9, 2013 | R.G. Yoho
    This past week, we heard a lot about the fiftieth anniversary of Martin Luther Kings historic March on Washington. Commentators and reporters told us what it all meant. Celebrities and news-makers expressed their views on the significance of the speech. We even heard opinions from some of the original participants. They all presented us with their insights and analysis on the anniversary.
  • Barack Obama uses the March on Washington to attack his opponents. This man is shameless

    08/30/2013 4:23:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The London Telegraph ^ | August 28, 2013 | Dr. Tim Stanley
    Barack Obama's speech on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington was classic Obama: beautifully delivered, moving, deceptive, divisive, frustrating. And, of course, it was far more about Barack Obama than it was Martin Luther King Jr. It started with a history lesson, a reminder of the significance of that bright shining moment in 1963 when thousands of ordinary Americans, "assembled here in our nation's capital under the shadow of the great emancipator to offer testimony of injustice, to petition their government for redress, and to awaken america's long slumbering conscience." For all Americans left and right...
  • Every Top Republican Invited to MLK Anniversary Event Said No

    08/30/2013 6:55:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 71 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 08/30/2013 | by Matt Wilstein
    Conservative commentators have had a lot to say over the last 24 hours about the fact that Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC), the only African-American in the Senate, was not invited to yesterday’s March on Washington 50th Anniversary celebration. According to Bill O’Reilly, it was strange that “no Republicans and no conservatives were invited” to the event. As it turns out, that’s just not true.As the Washington Post’s Ed O’Keefe reported today, “not a single Republican elected official stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on Wednesday.” But it’s not because they weren’t invited. While Scott’s office has confirmed...
  • Senator Tim Scott Turned Down Invitation to 50th Anniversary of MLK Event

    08/30/2013 6:53:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 08/30/2013 | by Tommy Christopher
    One of the controversies surrounding the 50th anniversary celebration of the March on Washington and Dr. Martin Luther King‘s “I Have A Dream” speech has been the absence of Republicans at the event, despite many of them having been invited. One prominent Republican, Senator Tim Scott (R-SC), told Roll Call through a spokesperson that he had not been invited, but the paper reported, Thursday afternoon, that an email confirms that Sen. Scott’s office declined an invitation to the event earlier this month.On Wednesday, Roll Call reported on the status of invitations to Republican leaders like Speaker John Boehner and Majority...
  • Miley Cyrus's twerking routine was cultural appropriation at its worst

    08/30/2013 12:28:08 AM PDT · by malkee · 20 replies
    The Guardian (London) ^ | August 27, 2013 | Hadley Freeman
    So like King, I too have a dream: I have a dream that female celebrities will one day feel that they don't need to imitate porn actors on magazine covers and in their stage acts. I have a dream that the predominantly white music world will stop reducing black music to grills and bitches and twerking. And I have a dream that stupid songs about seducing "good girls" will be laughed at instead of sent to No 1. And most of all, I dream that I never, ever have to see Miley Cyrus gyrating against Robin Thicke's crotch again. We...
  • With friends like these Another viewpoint on Martin Luther King

    08/29/2013 9:14:14 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 4 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/29/13 | Michael D. Shaw
    Dr. Ben Carson, professor emeritus of neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins University, is the latest would-be superstar for establishment conservatives. The good doctor gained immediate fame by coming out against gay marriage, in defiance of Obama. Black, accomplished, outspoken, and conservativewhats not to like? Quite a bit actually, but for starters, take a look at his recent column entitled I have a dream, 50 years later. Regrettably, it will probably be another 100 years before we are able to discuss the real Martin Luther King, Jr. in polite society. Still, Carson is either astonishingly ignorant, or more likely gelded to come...
  • Obama: If Minorities Start Thinking Government's The Problem, That Leaves Marketplace On Its Own

    08/29/2013 4:58:30 AM PDT · by i88schwartz · 36 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | August 29, 2013 | RealClearPolitics
    PRESIDENT OBAMA: There is an argument that was made in 1964, 1965 on through the 80s and 90s in which those who resisted any change in the status quo, particularly when it came to economic opportunity, made two big arguments. Argument number one was, any efforts by government to help folks who were locked out of opportunity, whether it was minorities or the poor generally, unions, any effort by government to help those folks is bad for the economy. And that became a major argument. And if, in fact, people start thinking the governments the problem instead of the solution,...
  • Obama Incapable of Channeling Martin Luther King, Jr.

    08/28/2013 7:27:16 PM PDT · by digitalrainmaker · 4 replies
    Right Wing Patriot ^ | 8/28/2013 | Jeff Francis
    Today marks the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther Kings I Have a Dream speech in Washington, D.C. and President Obama will attempt to channel MLK but will ultimately fail. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a man who believed in uniting people, not dividing them and for peaceful, non-violent protest. Obama serves as a stark contrast through his actions.Where Martin Luther King sought to unite, Obama seeks to divide. Where King desired to raise all people up, Obama desires to keep them down. MLK saw the inherent dignity of man, while Obama only sees a serf who needs the State to...
  • The Trashing of Dr. King's Dream

    08/28/2013 10:23:40 AM PDT · by LD Jackson · 27 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 08/28/13 | Charles M. Phipps
    Today being the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s 'I Have A Dream' speech it's appropriate to revisit part of that speech and see how his dream has progressed. The full transcript of his speech can be read here. I am going to focus on one tiny part. "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character." Have we as a society reached the point where we do not judge people based...
  • The Dream is No More: MLK's dream in August fifty years ago is evolving into a nightmare

    08/28/2013 6:38:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/28/2013 | Steve McCann
    [SNIP] The issue of civil rights remained at the forefront of my consciousness and on that summer day in August of 1963, while attending Catholic University in Washington D.C., I was one of 200,000 people at the Lincoln Memorial to hear Martin Luther King deliver his "I have a Dream" speech. Over the next five years I participated in voter registration drives, demonstrations, and marches to once and for all put an end to the stain on the American character. I have, over the years, watched with some degree of pride and accomplishment as doors were opened, barriers torn down,...
  • I HAVE DREAMED , I HAVE DREAMED

    08/28/2013 5:21:21 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 7 replies
    Jeremiah 23 ^ | 599 BC | Jeremiah
    I HAVE DREAMED , I HAVE DREAMED Mine heart within me is BROKENBECAUSE of the prophets;all my bones SHAKE ;I am like a drunken man, and like a man whom wine hath overcome ,BECAUSE of the LORD,and because of the words of his holiness. For the land is FULL of adulterers ;for because of SWEARINGthe land mourneth ; the pleasant places of the wilderness are DRIED UP ,and their course IS EVIL,and their FORCE is NOT RIGHT. For BOTH prophet and priest ARE PROFANE ;yea, in MY househave I found THEIR WICKEDNESS,saith the LORD. WhereforeTHEIR WAY shall be...
  • MLK III Disgraces his Father

    08/27/2013 5:48:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/27/2013 | J. Robert Smith
    Here's a case of the fruit falling and rolling a long way from the tree. Last Saturday, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, Martin Luther King III spoke. He echoed his father's words from fifty years ago about people not being judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. In the words of MLK III: "The task is not done, the journey is not complete," he said. "The vision preached by my father a half-century ago was that his four little children would no longer live in a nation where...
  • Drinking From the Cup of Bitterness and Hatred: This wasnt the dream of 50 years ago

    08/26/2013 2:08:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | August 26, 2013 | Aaron Goldstein
    It is important that we commemorate the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.s I Have a Dream speech. Dr. King not only arguably delivered the greatest speech spoken on American soil, but his words were a critical turning point in the history of civil rights in America. When King said that he dreamt of the day that his children would be judged by the content of the character instead of the color of their skin, it was the point at which many white Americans began to rethink their views about blacks. Yet half a century later, it is sadly...
  • Sowell: A Poignant Anniversary

    08/26/2013 12:57:05 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | August 27, 2013 | Thomas Sowell
    The 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, and of the Reverend Martin Luther King's memorable "I have a dream" speech, is a time for reflections some inspiring, and some painful and ominous. At the core of Dr. King's speech was his dream of a world in which people would not be judged by the color of their skin, but by "the content of their character." Judging individuals by their individual character is at the opposite pole from judging how groups are statistically represented among employees, college students or political figures. Yet many if not most of...
  • Flashback: Bryant Gumbel Insists MLK's Adultery Should Be Censored: 'Print the Legend'

    08/25/2013 8:28:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | August 25, 2013 | Tim Graham
    This weekend's promotion of the legend of Rev. Martin Luther King offers a reminder that the liberal media can blatantly state that it is their job to "print the legend," and not report on a historic figure's flaws. In the fall of 1989, King's longtime lieutenant Ralph Abernathy wrote a book titled "And the Walls Came Tumbling Down." Abernathy told the tale that Rev. King committed adultery with two women on the night before he was murdered. Bryant Gumbel, then a co-host of NBC's Today, lectured: "When the truth collides with a legend, print the legend." Our November 1989 newsletter...
  • Rep. John Lewis: Look to MLK as American Founding Father

    08/25/2013 2:32:14 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 30 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | August 25, 2013 | Amy Woods
    Georgia Democratic Rep. John Lewis -- who as a 23-year old civil rights activist helped organize the 1963 "March on Washington" -- said on Sunday that Martin Luther King, Jr. should be looked upon as one of America's founding fathers. Lewis said that he "saw hundreds and hundreds of young people" at the 50th anniversary events in Washington on Saturday, and "I said to myself, 'This is it', Dr. King must be looked upon as one of the founding fathers of a new America," said Lewis on ABC's "This Week." "He helped hold us together."
  • Page: Now, for the rest of the speech

    08/25/2013 1:04:26 PM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 5 replies
    Chicago Tribune via Chicago Tribune ^ | August 24, 2013 | Clarence the Crosseyed Page Email: cpage@tribune.com.
    Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves. Christopher Columbus discovered America. The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. had a "dream." We like to remember history in short and snappy bumper-sticker sound bites. Real life is a bit more complicated. Columbus "discovered" a "New World" that was new to him anyway, not to the people who already lived in it. Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation did free slaves in the states that seceded. He had to prod, cajole, bribe and browbeat Congress to free the rest. And the Rev. Dr. King had a "dream" that he described eloquently at the March on Washington for Jobs...
  • MILLER: Is this Martin Luther Kings legacy? National Mall covered in garbage

    08/25/2013 12:44:33 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 77 replies
    Ther Washington Times ^ | August 25, 2013 | Emily Miller
    <p>The day after thousands rallied to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.s March on Washington, the National Mall looks like a trash dump.</p> <p>The grass from the Lincoln Memorial to the World War II Memorial is covered Sunday with empty soda cans, water bottles, boxed lunches, newspapers, a broken chair and rally signs. The Reflecting Pool also was filled with trash.</p>
  • The end of race: 50 years after King's speech, it's time to stop caring about skin color

    08/25/2013 7:42:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Politico ^ | 08/24/2013 | Gov. Bobby Jindal
    Scan the news on any given day in America, and you will invariably find multiple stories about race, racism, ethnicity, and race relations. We cant seem to get enough of this topic, and correspondingly, the media appetite for all things race-related is unquenchable. Racism is one of the more tragic features of the human condition. Like greed, envy, and other sins, it has been around for thousands of years, on every continent. So here we are, in the most advanced, successful, and powerful nation in the history of the world, and yet we continue to struggle to get past the...
  • 50 Years Later: March on Washington Today Honors King

    08/24/2013 8:30:15 AM PDT · by don-o · 26 replies
    ABC ^ | August 24, 2013 | Chris Good
    Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, civil rights leaders, activists and supporters of racial equality gather at its original site today. Wednesday will mark a half century since Martin Luther King Jr. delivered the iconic "I Have a Dream" speech on Aug. 28, 1963. A massive rally is planned on the National Mall for that anniversary, and President Obama will speak on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial Wednesday. But today, leaders convene at the Lincoln Memorial for the National Action to Realize the Dream March, which includes a morning prayer, a series of speeches and a...
  • Ex-Gay Gospel Singer Removed from MLK Concert

    08/11/2013 3:42:09 PM PDT · by lbryce · 71 replies
    AP via Fox ^ | August 11, 2013 | Staff
    Ex-gay gospel singer who says God delivered him from being gay was removed from a concert lineup at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial after a request from Washington's mayor. The Washington Post reports singer Donnie McClurkin was scheduled to perform at the concert Saturday evening to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. Several gay rights activities objected to his participation ahead of the event. Doxie McCoy, a spokeswoman for Mayor Vincent Gray, says the Grammy-winning singer decided not perform because the purpose of the event was to bring people together.
  • FL Capitol Mural: Man Who Looks Like Zimmerman Shoots Trayvon Martin Likeness

    08/09/2013 8:21:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 148 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | August 9, 2013 | Tony Lee
    A mural of a man who looks like George Zimmerman shooting a likeness of Trayvon Martin was unveiled Friday at the state Capitol of Florida. A mirror sits in the spot under a hoodie where Trayvon Martin's face would be, bordered by Martin Luther King, Jr.'s face decorated with streaks of blood....
  • It's Time to Cancel Martin Luther King Day

    08/07/2013 9:06:40 PM PDT · by Loud Mime · 69 replies
    Patriot Post ^ | 8/7/2013 | Burt Prelutsky
    I realize that's a provocative title, but let's face it, as things stand, the third Monday of January would be better used to celebrate grandmothers or our beloved pets. By devoting a national holiday to Rev. King, we're only highlighting the abyss that exists between his hope that we begin judging one another by our character rather than by our skin color and that inconvenient thing called reality. As we saw during the entire Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman brouhaha, the majority of blacks see everything in terms of black and white. And why wouldn't they when their so-called leaders, including the...
  • Rep. Peter King: Libertarians in GOP Risk Destroying Party (and RINOs like King dont?)

    07/28/2013 1:00:46 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 99 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Sunday, 28 Jul 2013 02:04 PM | Greg Richter
    If Republicans dont quash the libertarian streak shown recently by some of their members they risk following the destructive lead of Democrats in the 1960s, says GOP Rep. Peter King of New York. When you have Rand Paul actually comparing [NSA leaker Edward] Snowden to Martin Luther King or Henry David Thoreau, this is madness, King said Sunday on CNNs State of the Union. This is the anti-war left-wing Democrats of the 1960s that nominated George McGovern and destroyed their party for almost 20 years. I dont want that happening to our party.
  • Zimmerman Prosecutor Invokes Martin Luther King (Invokes "I have a dream")

    07/11/2013 1:24:20 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/11/2013 | By Dimitrios Halikias
    Zimmerman prosecutor Prosecutor Bernie de la Rionda invoked Martin Luther Kings I Have A Dream speech in describing the testimony of trial witness Rachel Jeantel. Rionda described Jeantel as unsophisticated, but argued that she is the most valuable witness the jurors have heard from. Jeantel was on the phone with Trayvon Martin moments before he was shot and killed and testified last week that Martin told her that Zimmerman was following him. Rionda told the jury: I had a dreamthat today, a witness would be judged not on the color of her personality, but the content of her testimony. Jeantels...
  • Glenn to speak Wednesday [ June 19, 2013 ] in front of the U.S. Capitol

    06/19/2013 6:22:02 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 37 replies
    www.GlennBeck.com ^ | Jun 17, 2013 | Glenn Beck
    This Wednesday, June 19, in Washington D.C. there will be an open forum that will feature “border security, anti-amnesty members of Congress.”The debate is slated for 9AM to 12PM and then again from 2PM to 5PM. In between, members of Congress will join with an already-planned Tea Party rally against the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of conservative organizations. Glenn will be joining the event and speaking at noon. “There are 70 Republicans now in congress that we sent there,” Glenn said. “They’re standing up this week and they’re about to be slaughtered.” “I think there will be five people...
  • TODAY IN HISTORY: D-DAY IN BIRMINGHAM 'THE CHILDREN'S MIRACLE' MAY 2, 1963

    05/02/2013 5:27:58 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 1 replies
    5/2/1963 | Self
    FIFTY YEARS AGO TODAY THE PIVOTAL MOMENT IN THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT OCCURRED IN BIRMINGHAM WHEN CHILDREN MARCHED INTO BULL CONNOR'S POLICE LINES. At noon on Thursday May 2nd the first protestors came out of Sixteenth Street Baptist Church to leave the black part of Birmingham headed for downtown in violation of a court injunction. But there was something different because they were high school students recruited into a fading protest effort that had begun nearly a month ago on April 3rd. Dr. Martin Luther King had urged his organizers to come up with something to draw national media attention...
  • MARTIN LUTHER KING, CONSERVATIVE?

    01/21/2013 5:02:56 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    Powerline ^ | 01/21/2013 | Steven Hayward
    Im confused. I hear there is some kind of celebration of a black leader going on in Washington today, Martin Luther King Jrs birthday, except that its somebody else. I think Ill skip whoever this poser may be, and celebrate Dr. King instead for his conservative principles.Scott writes movingly below about Kings prophetic gifts and courage, and rightly so. I appended a brief note about how Kings Letter from the Birmingham Jail contains a short treatise about natural law that is a serious difficulty and deep embarrassment for todays liberals, who wish to acknowledge and empower nothing higher than an...