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  • Angela Davis, former fugitive wanted by FBI, to offer MLK Day lecture

    01/17/2019 7:37:09 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 20 replies
    Fox ^ | 1/17/209
    Angela Davis, an activist who gained notoriety in the 1960s and 70s while working with the Communist Party USA and the Black Panther Party and whose involvement in the armed takeover of a California courtroom resulted in four deaths, will be a featured speaker next week at a Martin Luther King Jr. Day event. Davis has remained an activist and advocates on social problems related to incarceration, racial discrimination and poverty. Her presence next Wednesday at the University of New England in Biddeford, Maine, is meant to champion the school’s devotion to inclusion and diversity, university president James Herbert said,...
  • Oh, Brother: Obama Compares JFK, MLK Murders to Vegas, Thousand Oaks Mass Shootings

    12/15/2018 5:24:19 PM PST · by jazusamo · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 15, 2018 | Beth Baumann
    Former President Barack Obama on Wednesday was presented with the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Ripple of Hope Award, which celebrates leaders “who have demonstrated a commitment to social change," the Associated Press reported. “I’m not sure if you’ve heard, but I’ve been on this hope kick for a while now. Even ran a couple of campaigns on it. Thank you for officially validating my hope credentials,” Obama said during his acceptance speech. “If we summon our best selves, we can inspire others to do the same. It’s easy to succumb to cynicism, the notion that hope is a...
  • Is This Worse Than '68?

    10/30/2018 5:03:24 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 30, 2018 | Pat Puchanan
    Saturday, in Pittsburgh, a Sabbath celebration at the Tree of Life synagogue became the site of the largest mass murder of Jews in U.S. history. Eleven worshippers were killed by a racist gunman. Friday, we learned the identity of the crazed criminal who mailed pipe bombs to a dozen leaders of the Democratic Party, including Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden. From restaurants to Capitol corridors, this campaign season we have seen ugly face-offs between leftist radicals and Republican senators. Are we more divided than we have ever been? Are our politics more poisoned? Are we living in what...
  • 'White American Bible Belt' Often Worshiped Racism and Called It Jesus Christ, Says Russell Moore

    04/06/2018 7:58:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/04/2018 | Michael Gryboski
    Often in history, the "White American Bible Belt" paid homage to racism while calling it "Jesus Christ," according to prominent evangelical Russell Moore. Delivering a speech at the MLK 50 Conference in Memphis, Tennessee, on Tuesday, Moore drew a parallel between America's struggle for racial equality and the ancient Israelites being told to choose between serving God or serving Baal. "Time and time again, when told they could not serve both, the people of God tragically often chose to worship Baal but to rename him God," said Moore, president of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission. "And...
  • The Right Should Never Cede MLK to the Left

    04/04/2018 12:02:15 PM PDT · by Behind the Blue Wall · 25 replies
    Vanity | April 4, 2018 | Behind the Blue Wall
    On the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, if you can indulge me a quick soapbox about the political use and abuse of his legacy. I'm not going to argue that MLK was exclusively a man of the right. He wasn't and his legacy isn't. Most of us know of his too close for comfort associations with Communists, as well as the extent to which some of his ideals and rhetoric veered off into leftist territory, particular in his later (and less successful) years. But there is far too much that is valuable about...
  • Things get hot when a white panelist is told not to quote Martin Luther King (tr)

    04/04/2018 7:34:34 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 31 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | 4/2/2018 | Tom Tillison
    Full title: Things get hot when a white panelist is told not to quote Martin Luther King: I will ‘every single day. And you won’t stop me’ TV One host Roland Martin was quickly put in his place by fellow panelist Jennifer Grossman on Easter Sunday during a discussion about diversity among White House interns under President Donald Trump. MSNBC’s “Live with Alex Witt” did a segment on the police shooting last week of an unarmed black man in California when the host decided to pivot to President Trump, noting a lack of diversity amid White House interns. Witt compared...
  • Holder at MLK event: Age of bullies, bigots not fully over

    04/02/2018 6:59:31 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 2, 2018 7:56 PM EDT | Adrian Sainz
    Despite advances the country has made since the Rev. Martin Luther King. Jr. was slain while fighting poverty and racism, “the age of bullies and bigots is not fully behind us,” former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said Monday. The remark was one of two thinly veiled references to President Donald Trump that Holder made during his appearance at a symposium on the first of three days of events commemorating the 50th anniversary of King’s assassination. […] Holder, the first black U.S. attorney general, spoke at a symposium sponsored by the University of Memphis and the museum. He was introduced...
  • Grandmother reveals 50-year-old secret about MLK's assassination

    04/02/2018 10:39:08 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 53 replies
    www.wistv.com ^ | March 30th 2018, 11:20 am CDT | By Cameron Clinard, Kontji Anthony, Jeremy Jones
    Rhonda James (Source: WMC Action News 5) __________________________________________________________________________________________________ MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Rhonda James has been living with a painful secret for 50 years. "It was just what my mother wanted, my parents wanted for us. She wanted us to go on and go to school and go to college and have a regular life." James is a grandmother who has lived in Memphis her whole life. She was 8 years old in 1968 when the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. came to Memphis to support the Memphis sanitation workers in their strike for higher wages and better working...
  • How Liberals and Gay Rights Activists Have Hijacked the Legacy of Martin Luther King Jnr

    03/13/2018 6:03:52 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 2 replies
    The New Black Magazine ^ | 13 Mar 2018 | Ambra Nykol
    A great success of liberal groups has been to disconnect the work of Dr. King with the fact that he was a minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. People love to call King "Doctor" but rarely do they refer to him as "Reverend". ...Based on the fact the King was a Bible-believing Baptist (and assuming he didn't subscribe to the private interpretation methodical, choose-your-own-adventure brand of Christianity), we can deduce that he probably did not condone homosexuality as a lifestyle. ... I doubt we would ever see King, a man of faith, a Reverend, raised in a fundamentalist home,...
  • WikiLeaks: Hillary Protested for Black Panthers at Yale

    07/27/2016 3:11:03 PM PDT · by cdga5for4 · 32 replies
    WikiLeaks ^ | March 16, 2016 | WikiLeaks
    From: Jake Sullivan To: Hillary Clinton Date: 2012-06-11 06:13 Subject: CHICAGO UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department of State Case No. F-2014-20439 Doc No. C05791181 Date: 11/30/2015 RELEASE IN FULL From: Sullivan, Jacob J Sent: Tuesday, June 12, 2012 1:13 PM To: Subject: FW: Chicago FYI Original Message From: Rubin, Barnett R Sent: Tuesday, June 12, 2012 1:12 PM To: Sullivan, Jacob J Subject: Chicago Reading the Secretary's remarks at Wellesley, I realized that we both participated in the August 1968 demonstrations at the DNC in Chicago. We also both went through the Panther/Cambodia demos at Yale in 1970, but I was arrested...
  • Use of Martin Luther King Jr. to sell trucks infuriates admirers during Super Bowl

    02/05/2018 4:56:23 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 64 replies
    NBC FAKE NEWS ^ | 2/5/18 | James Rainey
    ... pregame protesters rallied against racism and a television ad infuriated many viewers by invoking the voice of Martin Luther King Jr. to sell pickup trucks.... ....The biggest blowback, however, was reserved for Dodge. To many commentators, the advertisement seemed to co-opt the martyred civil rights icon in the service of crass commercialism and unblinking patriotism. King loudly opposed the Vietnam War and argued for military expenditures to be redirected to domestic spending — particularly to serve....
  • UPDATE: Martin Luther King Jr. sites closed by shutdown

    01/20/2018 7:50:33 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 35 replies
    KCRG ^ | Jan 20, 2018
    Martin Luther King Jr.'s childhood home, historic Ebenezer Baptist Church and the visitor center at MLK National Historic Site in Atlanta are closed amid the federal government shutdown. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports a smattering of people wandered the park's grounds during the closures Saturday. Freedom Hall, which is privately owned, remained open for visitors to take in exhibits about King, Rosa Parks and Gandhi, but employees said attendance had dropped dramatically for a Saturday. Still, some were trying to make the best of what was their first visit to the historic site. Aric Dupre, who traveled from Cincinnati for a...
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Tells Us to Take Personal Responsibility, Not Blame Others

    01/15/2018 7:44:54 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    PJ Media ^ | January 15, 2018 | D.C. MCALLISTER
    In 1953, Martin Luther King Jr. preached a sermon at Dexter Avenue Baptist Church that we need to hear today, because it’s about something we’ve forgotten as we stoke the flames of anger and blame others for our real and perceived sufferings — it’s about personal responsibility. Our refusal to accept responsibility is a rot within our society, a cancer that is eating away at our institutions, relationships, and liberty. We point fingers at others instead of pointing them at ourselves. We see ourselves as victims of everything — the economy, government action or inaction, other people, our parents, our...
  • Archibald Carey, Jr's 1952 GOP convention speech [RARE AUDIO]

    01/15/2018 7:41:40 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 1 replies
    Sound Cloud ^ | 1/15/18
    On the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s famous ‘I Have a Dream,' a forgotten speech from more than a decade earlier reveals what helped inspire it. Chicago preacher Archibald Carey, Jr’s landmark 1952 civil rights speech was thought to be lost to history, until WBEZ found it. Here's the speech in its entirety with a brief introduction of Carey at the top. (special thanks to the Eisenhower Presidential Library)
  • Dayton Calls for More Decency at MLK Day Celebration

    01/15/2018 6:39:53 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 19 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 1/15/18 | Tyler Berg
    At the 32nd Annual State of Minnesota Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration in St. Paul, Gov. Mark Dayton discussed the need for more progress in combating racism. This year's theme for the ceremony, held at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts in St. Paul, was based on a statement the activist once made: "Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'" State Rep. Ilhan Omar (DFL) and St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter both served as keynote speakers. During the ceremony, Dayton expressed his concerns that indecency was gaining the upper hand. "Here in...
  • WTF MSM!? NY Times celebrates MLK Day by calling Trump racist multiple times

    01/15/2018 12:26:23 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 43 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | January 15, 2018 | Rob Eno
    This doesn’t seem random … NY Times full-bore … Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. To celebrate the day, over the long weekend the New York Times dedicated not one, not two, but three pieces to declaring President Donald Trump a racist. First up we have “Donald Trump’s racism: The definitive list.” Then there’s Charles M. Blow’s piece, “Trump is a racist. Period.” This piece has the helpful URL “trump-racist-shithole.” Then there’s “The heartbeat of racism is denial.” The last one is great: If you deny you are a racist, it means you are one. Flake-out … When Josef...
  • The Day Martin Luther Luther King Jr. Prayed at the Billy Graham New York Crusade

    01/15/2018 10:56:45 AM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 8 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | Justin Taylor
    On July 18, 1957, the pastor of Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama—the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.—gave a public prayer at Madison Square Garden as part of the long-running Billy Graham evangelistic campaign. In an earlier interview with historian Grant Wacker, I asked him about the background of this development by Graham to address racial justice through his ministry. He responded: Till then, his racial justice efforts were mostly memorable for starting to de-segregate his crusade audiences in 1953 (possibly 1952). In the context of the early 1950s, insisting that he would not tolerate segregated audiences was...
  • CNN Praises MLK for Being a Socialist ‘Before It Was Cool’

    01/15/2018 10:43:11 AM PST · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 35 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 1.15.18 | Alex Griswold
    A CNN piece published Monday heralded Martin Luther King Jr.'s views on issues beyond civil rights, including his support for democratic socialism. CNN's John Blake wrote about "Three ways MLK speaks to our time," published as a straight news article rather than an opinion piece. Blake wrote that on the holiday honoring his legacy, King's commitment to socialism, role as an "environmental hero," and congeniality towards his opponents ought to be considered alongside his racial advocacy.
  • Donald Trump’s Support Among Blacks Has Doubled Since 2016, Amid Racism Claims

    01/15/2018 8:36:45 AM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 14 Jan 2018 | NEIL MUNRO
    Two new polls show President Donald Trump’s rising support among black voters, highlighting his political gains from pushing employers to hire Americans instead of lower-wage migrants. The growing support from blacks — despite furious Democratic claims of racism — could become a shocking political validation in November when Trump will face millions of upper-income Democratic voters who are angry at his “Buy American, Hire American” policies. Among black men, Trump’s “2017 average approval rating significantly exceeds his 2016 vote share,” admitted a January 11 article in the Atlantic by author Ronald Brownstein. “23 percent of black men approved of Trump’s...
  • Alveda King: Outrageous to call Trump 'racist'

    01/15/2018 7:42:47 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1-13-18 | Fox News
    Jan. 13, 2018 - 3:18 - Fox News contributor shares her perspective.