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  • 'I haven't heard him talk in a while...': Californians caught in Jimmy Kimmel prank - MLK alive

    01/20/2015 5:08:39 PM PST · by Libloather · 14 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/20/15
    'I haven't heard him talk in a while...': Californians caught in Jimmy Kimmel prank seem to think Martin Luther King is STILL ALIVE... and gave a speech on MLK day He may have been judged a significant enough political figure to warrant a federal holiday - but some Americans seem not even to know Martin Luther King Jr is dead. A string of pedestrians tracked down on a California street on Martin Luther King day Monday claimed they had seen seen a speech they were told the civil rights leader gave that morning in Washington, D.C. Speaking to a cameraman...
  • Selma, 50 Years On

    01/20/2015 10:48:09 AM PST · by Pelham · 41 replies
    Chronicles Magazine ^ | January 20, 2015 | Pat Buchanan
    On Martin Luther King Day, 2015, how stand race relations in America? Selma, a film focused on the police clubbing of civil rights marchers led by Dr. King at Selma bridge in March of 1965, is being denounced by Democrats as a cinematic slander against the president who passed the Voting Rights Act of 1965. In the movie, King is portrayed as decisive and heroic, LBJ as devious and dilatory. And no member of the Selma cast has been nominated for an Academy Award. All 20 of the actors and actresses nominated are white. Hollywood is like the Rocky Mountains,...
  • Great Quote from MLK

    01/20/2015 5:52:05 AM PST · by jda · 11 replies
    A great quote from Dr. Martin Luther King
  • HHS Secretary stumps for Obamacare at MLK Day breakfast hosted by Al Sharpton

    01/20/2015 1:38:16 AM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/19/15 | Francesca Chambers
    Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell used a 'King Day' speech at a breakfast hosted by Al Sharpton to promote Obamacare. Burwell, who was one of two Obama administration officials to speak, asked attendees of the National Action Network breakfast to 'tell your neighbors and tell your friends' to sign up for health care insurance. 'In the spirit of Dr. King, we're asking you to help us again, in big ways and small,' Obama's health czar told the activist organization, calling on them to help HHS sign up as many African Americans as possible before the Feb. 15 close...
  • Sen. Rand Paul: Break Down the Wall That Separates Us From the ‘Other America’

    01/19/2015 7:49:20 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | January 19, 2015 | Senator Rand Paul (R-KY)
    We need to notice and be aware of the injustices embedded in our criminal justice system.In his 1967 address to Stanford University, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke of two Americas. He described them as, “two starkly different American experiences that exist side by side.” In one America, people experienced “the opportunity of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness in all its dimensions.” In the other America, people experienced a “daily ugliness” that dashes hope and leaves only “the fatigue of despair.”(continued)
  • 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.
  • Ferguson protesters interrupt Dr. King ceremony at Harris-Stowe State University

    01/19/2015 3:16:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    KTVI-TV ^ | January 19, 2015 | Staff
    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- Ferguson Protesters interrupted a Martin Luther King Day celebration at Harris-Stowe State University early Monday afternoon. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that around 1:00pm, about two-dozen protesters burst into the auditorium waving an upside-down American flag and chanting “No Justice, No Peace.” They grabbed a microphone and accused the university and the clergy in attendance of being part of the “establishment.” Protesters left the building after Michael Brown’s mother, Lesley McSpadden, appealed for calm and the King ceremony resumed. Later, there was a confrontation between protesters and Harris-Stowe students about the disrupted event. Police were called...
  • Martin Luther King Jr., That Great Religious Fundamentalist?

    01/19/2015 2:35:57 PM PST · by millegan · 10 replies
    ChurchPOP ^ | 2015 | ChurchPOP
    Today we remember the great civil rights leader, Martin Luther King Jr. Nearly universally respected, King is particularly commended by secular liberals. This is highly ironic because King, a baptist minister, embodied many of the things that secular liberals today dislike the most about “conservative” Christians. If you actually read what King wrote and said, you might be surprised (or not surprised) to find that he regularly appeals to God, the Bible, and even the natural law. Put any of these words in the mouth of a conservative Christian today and liberals would probably label the person a “fundamentalist,” sound...
  • King Holiday Events Include Air of Protest Over Deaths of Black Men (Gentle Giant, Trayvon & Eric)

    01/19/2015 1:50:23 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The New York Times ^ | January 19, 2015 | Michael Paulson
    After a year of unrest over how the justice system responded to the deaths of several unarmed African-American men, many people marking Martin Luther King’s Birthday on Monday were more rueful than celebratory. Some marchers in a small city in northern Alabama wore black shirts with the names of three of the men in white print: Michael Brown, Eric Garner and Trayvon Martin. Two died in confrontations with police officers, and one with a neighborhood watch coordinator. In an acknowledgment of the complexity of the issue, the shirts also bore the names of Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos, the two...
  • Dueling Billboard Campaigns Pit MLK Against Mandela On Israel

    01/19/2015 12:04:38 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, pro-Israeli group Stand With Us has placed two ads on 50 billboards with across the city, including one ad which features a quote from Dr. King in support of the Jewish-majority state. The billboard depicts King’s declaration that “Israel must exist and has the right to exist, and is one of the great outposts of democracy in the world.” Israel is the only country outside the U.S. that also commemorates Martin Luther King Day, according to Stand With Us spokeswoman Jennifer Kutner.
  • Michael Brown protesters clash with King Day observers

    01/19/2015 12:15:49 PM PST · by Second Amendment First · 76 replies
    Protesters invoking Michael Brown and Ferguson burst into an auditorium at Harris-Stowe State University early Monday afternoon and briefly shut down a Martin Luther King Day celebration. The protesters and Harris-Stowe students later confronted one another outside the venue, as police converged on the area. Shortly before 1 p.m., as the King observance was in progress in the crowded auditorium, about two-dozen protesters came in waving an upside-down American flag and chanting "No Justice, No Peace." They took the stage, and as the crowd began filing out angrily, they used a microphone to accuse the university and the clergy who...
  • Race Issues In America: A Ranger’s Perspective

    01/19/2015 8:29:45 AM PST · by aft_lizard · 8 replies
    SOFRep ^ | Dec 6 2014 | Nick "The Reaper" Irving
    I’ve been asked to give my thoughts on the highly publicized recent “events” in the media because of the pigmentation of my skin. Yes, I am “African American,” but I’d like to simply be referred to as an American. My ethnic background also includes white, black, and Native American. Now that that’s out of the way, here is where I stand: – 15 million children die each year from starvation. (A third of these children live in Africa) – A few months ago, we were all going to get Ebola. (My allergies did get a little crazy around that time.)...
  • Dems Replaced MLK with Sharpton

    01/19/2015 4:54:08 AM PST · by SJackson · 25 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | January 19, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Selma, the new Martin Luther King Jr. biopic, had barely been released before it was being used as a weapon of racial division by Sharpton. Al Sharpton is a racist whose advocacy of hate has made him the dominant black leader. The ascent of Sharpton from street thug to MSNBC host and Obama confidante is the clearest possible rejection of the MLK legacy, not by white racists, but by black racists and their progressive collaborators. That hasn’t stopped Sharpton from hijacking the King legacy by holding annual MLK day events and using Selma to accuse Hollywood of racism to shake...
  • Need a good civil rights documentary for my young homeschooled kids (Vanity)

    01/18/2015 8:12:08 PM PST · by Hetty_Fauxvert · 57 replies
    Jan. 18, 2015 | moi
    Our kids are in second grade (homeschooled with me and my husband) and while they probably know more about the Civil War than most seven-year-olds, we haven't gotten into civil rights issues from the 1950's and 60's yet. However, our kids are old enough now to pick up on things from the radio and newspaper, so I think it's time to start to cover that. I'm looking for a relatively short documentary (or recordings of particular speeches, etc.) that presents Jim Crow, civil rights, MLK, etc. fairly factually and without a heapin' helping of white self-hate added in. (I also...
  • MLK marches w/Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Eric Garner and slain officer on cover of New Yorker

    01/18/2015 9:35:16 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Grio ^ | January 17, 2015 | Blue Telusma
    The January 26th edition of The New Yorker imagines a world where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. marches arm in arm with some of the most polarizing news figures from 2014 and the #BlackLivesMatter movement. The publication is known for it’s controversial covers, but this one entitled “The Dream of Reconciliation” – shows Dr. King with Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin, and New York City Police officer Wenjian Liu, who was killed by a gunman in December – peacefully walking with arms linked as an American flag waves in the background. Artist Barry Blitt who drew it says he...
  • 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...
  • Martin Luther King Was a Crusader but Was He a Christian?

    01/17/2015 8:59:40 PM PST · by John Leland 1789 · 97 replies
    Don Boys' Common Sense for Today News ^ | January 12, 2015 | Dr. Don Boys
    Much of America is excited about the MLK movie titled “Selma”; however, there is discussion, debate, and some say distortion, if not dishonesty, about the role Lyndon Johnson played in some of King’s activities, especially the 54-mile march from Selma to the Alabama capital of Montgomery that led to the passing of the Voting Rights Act in 1965. Let me state clearly that I have little to no respect for Johnson or King and I’ve made that judgment based on their lives, not because Johnson was a Democrat and King was a Black. One’s political party or one’s race is...
  • Selma and the Sanctimony of Liberals

    01/17/2015 10:50:39 AM PST · by george76 · 26 replies
    pjm ^ | January 16, 2015 | Mary Grabar
    The film's portrayal of LBJ has the left up in arms. It’s always interesting to witness the sanctimony of liberals (usually Democrats) when their narratives of history are challenged by those they say they “helped.” Thus it has happened with the movie Selma, which has focused negative attention on President Lyndon Johnson ... in The FBI and Martin Luther King, Jr., Garrow reported on the delight Johnson took in listening to the surveillance tapes of King (whom Garrow approvingly presented as a radical and socialist). Garrow wrote, “When one aide attempted to defend King’s sincerity on the issue of [opposition...
  • Oprah Winfrey, ‘Selma’ filmmakers to march in Alabama town to mark Martin Luther King Jr. holiday

    01/17/2015 7:50:48 AM PST · by PROCON · 28 replies
    dailynews.com ^ | Jan. 16, 2015 | Kirthana Ramisetti
    The creative team behind the Oscar-nominated film will march in Selma on Monday, as an homage to the events depicted in the film.The filmmakers of “Selma" will celebrate civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. on his birthday by marching in his honor. The creative team behind the drama, which received an Oscar nod for best picture but was snubbed in other major categories, will march in Selma, Ala., on Monday to commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
  • Geraldo likens criticism of Al Sharpton to criticsm of MLK

    01/16/2015 3:36:04 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Mediaite via Red Alert Politics ^ | January 15, 2015 Mediaite
    Martin Luther King Jr.’s accomplishments include being one of the most revered civil rights leader in history. Al Sharpton’s accomplishments include dodging taxes and being really awful at reading a teleprompter. But that didn’t stop Geraldo Rivera from comparing the two men on Bill O’Reilly’s show. O’Reilly had him on to discuss Fox poll numbers that suggest that, overall, Americans are not fond of the Rev. “Al Sharpton’s constituency really likes him a lot. He is the man for the black civil rights movement right now,” Rivera replied. “It’s sad that a shakedown artist tax cheat can be put in...
  • Notorious Red Exploits King Legacy

    01/16/2015 7:12:42 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 4 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | January 15, 2015 | Cliff Kincaid
    Janel Davis of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that a “noted scholar, author and veteran civil rights activist” by the name of Angela Davis will deliver the keynote address January 18 at Kennesaw State University’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day observance. This is the same Angela Davis “who supported the imprisonment of Soviet political dissidents (calling them common criminals), cheered on the 1968 Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia, and was awarded the International Lenin Peace Prize (formerly the International Stalin Peace Prize) by communist East Germany,” as noted by another paper, the British Telegraph. The differences reflect the abysmal state of...
  • Martin Luther King and Black Privilege!

    01/15/2015 11:09:33 PM PST · by John Leland 1789 · 14 replies
    CSTNews ^ | January 14, 2015 | Dr. Don Boys
    Martin Luther King and Black Privilege! Don Boys, Ph.D. No evangelical or Bible-believing church would support their pastor if he espoused even one of the heretical teachings of Martin Luther King, Jr. And it is not sufficient to say as the film “Selma” does that King was flawed. Everyone is flawed and the film and other media are willing to admit some flaws, foibles, and failures of King without dealing with him in totality. That is not done with King because he is special; that is Black privilege. Revealing the very crass, crude, and corrupt King would destroy the hero...
  • Madonna Compares Herself to Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King Jr., Sparks Outrage on Instagram

    01/02/2015 5:35:08 PM PST · by Libloather · 84 replies
    US Magazine ^ | 1/02/15 | Sierra Marquina
    Bold move. Madonna’s been busy on Instagram promoting her upcoming 13th studio album Rebel Hearts by Photoshopping her cover art look onto famous heads like Marilyn Monroe and Homer Simpson. The iconic singer, however, upset fans when she took it a step further and began altering the famous faces of world leaders like civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. and former President of South Africa Nelson Mandela. “This #rebelheart had a dream!” the “Like a Virgin” songstress captioned a Photoshopped image of MLK Jr. on Friday, Jan. 2, replicating her album cover, which features her face tied with black...
  • ‘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...
  • The Real Lesson of Selma

    01/01/2015 8:30:33 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 142 replies
    National Review ^ | 1/1/2015 | Rich Lowry
    Today’s America is vastly different. It is not 1965. That is the implicit message of the new movie Selma, a stirring depiction of the Selma-to-Montgomery voting-rights march told from the perspective of Martin Luther King Jr. The story is a familiar one, but never loses its power. King and his forces descend on a rural Alabama where it takes an act of courage for a black person even to attempt to register to vote. Through peaceful marches, they show for all the nation to see the desperate cruelty of the Alabama authorities, most infamously at Edmund Pettus Bridge when marchers...
  • WashPost on Ferguson: A Racist Town and 'Civil Rights' Landmark, Just Like Selma

    11/28/2014 8:10:30 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 35 replies
    NEWSBUSTERS ^ | NOV 28, 2014 | Tim Graham
    WashPost on Ferguson: A Racist Town and 'Civil Rights' Landmark, Just Like Selma By Tim Graham | November 28, 2014 | 8:49 AM EST As proof the national media is trying to turn Ferguson into Selma – with no appreciation of a difference in racism between Alabama in the 1960s and St. Louis in 2014 – see Krissah Thompson’s Thanksgiving Day dissertation in The Washington Post. A headline was “To many, ‘Ferguson’ is shorthand for police mistreatment of blacks.” "Though it has been less than four months since Michael Brown was killed, the town seems to have entered the pantheon...
  • martin luther king, jr. niece: 'moral bankruptcy' ruling washington d.c. under obama

    10/19/2014 12:45:55 PM PDT · by tinyowl · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Oct 18, 2014 | Matthew Boyle
    There is a “moral bankruptcy” that’s settled into leadership of America in the White House and throughout Washington, D.C., Dr. Alveda King—the niece of Martin Luther King, Jr.—said in an interview Friday morning. “All of our leaders—or many of our leaders—are just morally bankrupt right now,” King said when asked if President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder have helped or hurt the black community in America. “They’re not calling on God. We still stay ‘In God We Trust’ and ‘One Nation Under God’ but we’re not practicing that. We need to call on God. There’s a moral bankruptcy in...
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Niece: 'Moral Bankruptcy' Ruling Washington D.C. Under Obama

    10/19/2014 8:27:09 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/18/14 | Matthew Boyle
    There is a “moral bankruptcy” that’s settled into leadership of America in the White House and throughout Washington, D.C., Dr. Alveda King—the niece of Martin Luther King, Jr.—said in an interview Friday morning. “All of our leaders—or many of our leaders—are just morally bankrupt right now,” King said when asked if President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder have helped or hurt the black community in America. “They’re not calling on God. We still stay ‘In God We Trust’ and ‘One Nation Under God’ but we’re not practicing that. We need to call on God. There’s a moral bankruptcy in...
  • MLK Jr's Niece Explains Why We're Not 'Free at Last'

    07/01/2014 8:47:03 AM PDT · by topher · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Jun 27, 2014 | Cortney O'Brien
    Martin Luther King, Jr's fight for civil rights is not over, insists his niece Dr. Alveda King. Speaking at the 44th annual National Right to Life convention in Louisville, Ky., King explained that she is continuing her uncle's legacy because the presence of abortion shows that not all of us can enjoy that freedom for which he fought. King encouraged the audience to chime in with her as she sang the last few verses of "How Great Thou Art" during her keynote speech for the NRLC prayer breakfast. Her faith took a prominent role throughout her address as she discussed...
  • Armed Resistance in the Civil Rights Movement: Charles Cobb & Danielle McGuire on Forgotten History

    06/15/2014 7:23:18 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The American Prospect ^ | June 11, 2014 | Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux
    Cobb, author of This Nonviolent Stuff'll Get You Killed: How Guns Made the Civil Rights Movement Possible, and Danielle McGuire, a historian at Wayne State University, discuss the fundamental role of armed resistance in the civil rights movement.**********On his first visit to Martin Luther King Jr.’s house in Montgomery, Alabama, the journalist William Worthy began to sink into an armchair. He snapped up again when nonviolent activist Bayard Rustin yelled, “Bill, wait, wait! Couple of guns on that chair!” Worthy looked behind him and saw two loaded pistols nestled on the cushion. “Just for self-defense,” King said. In his new...
  • MSNBC Hosts Stupefied That Martin Luther King III Says To Engage With The Tea Party' (Touré)

    05/10/2014 6:15:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | May 9, 2014 | Caleb Howe
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)On MSNBC today, Martin Luther King III said that African-Americans should be members of both political parties, and should engage with the Tea Party. Host Touré was absolutely floored and visibly at a loss over what he clearly considered an incomprehensible suggestion. “ "We're not a monolithic people, so, while I happen to be a Democrat, I think it's important for African-Americans to be Republicans, I think it's important for African-Americans to be independent. I say this, kind of, I also think it's important to be engaged with the Tea Party." The noticeably confused hosts don't know how to deal...
  • Obama to Headline Al Sharpton’s NAN Conference

    04/07/2014 9:54:12 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 9 replies
    True Revoltb ^ | 7 Apr 2014 | Bradford Thomas
    President Obama is lending his political support to fellow community organizer Al Sharpton by headlining the MSNBC host’s National Action Network (NAN) conference this week in New York. Obama’s choice to headline the conference underscores the close ties of the two leaders and provides an increased sense of political legitimacy to the controversial leader and his much-maligned organization. Sharpton’s conference is held in April "not just to commemorate the anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination, but to honor his legacy by proactively engaging in dialogue that will spawn change." The NY Daily News reports that along with President...
  • Kobe Bryant Forced Back Onto Tribal Plantation After Heresy About Trayvon

    04/03/2014 1:08:54 PM PDT · by IChing · 6 replies
    ClashDaily.com ^ | 4/2/14 | Donald Joy
    Two years ago, Barack Obama infamously emphasized skin color above all other factors in his remarks about a boiling controversy, saying, “…my main message is to the parents of Trayvon Martin. You know, if I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon.” Obama did the same thing again over a year later, immediately after the jury found George Zimmerman not guilty in that case–barging in front of the cameras for the explicit purpose of emphasizing skin color (instead of character and conduct) regarding issues of crime, justice, and public safety, Obama self-righteously prattled on for over 17 minutes in a...
  • MLK a Republican? Or Just a Dream?

    03/05/2014 8:03:05 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 29 replies
    PJTV ^ | 3/4/14
    Democrats insist that MLK wasn't a Republican. They want to claim, and take credit for, his dream, but not the blame for destroying that dream.
  • 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 today’s 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...
  • 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.
  • ASU fraternity expelled over Martin Luther King Day party

    01/24/2014 6:26:02 AM PST · by armydawg505 · 41 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 1/24/14 | unknown
    Arizona State University permanently severed ties with the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity late Thursday, just days after suspending the local chapter over accusations it hosted a distasteful party in commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. University officials notified the fraternity of its decision and said the school is continuing to investigate members of the chapter and students who attended the party for violations of the ASU Code of Conduct, MyFoxPhoenix.com reported. "At ASU, students who violate these standards will be subject to disciplinary sanctions in order to promote their own personal development, to protect the university community, and to...
  • ASU revokes fraternity chapter after racist party (MLK)

    01/23/2014 7:45:23 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 23, 2014 9:54 PM EST
    Arizona State University announced Thursday that it is severing ties with a fraternity after the chapter hosted a distasteful party in commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, replete with racist stereotypes and offensive costumes. The school said in a statement that it has notified Tau Kappa Epsilon its recognition as a fraternity chapter at ASU has been permanently revoked. Revoking recognition means the 65-year-old local chapter is no longer affiliated with ASU, the group won't be listed on the university's website and it cannot recruit members or hold on-campus meetings. …
  • [Video] Fox News’ Bob Beckel Calls NRA’s Colion Noir “A Punk” Over His MLK Day Gun Rights Video

    01/23/2014 6:23:07 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 26 replies
    Guns Save Life.net ^ | Jan 22, 2013 | Dan Cannon
    [Video] Fox News’ Bob Beckel Calls NRA’s Colion Noir “A Punk” Over His MLK Day Gun Rights Video January 22 2014 by Dan Cannon Share This Post First off, Colion Noir got featured on Fox News’ The Five. Bravo man. You know you’re doing something right when you get the mainstream media’s panties in a wad. If you aren’t aware, Noir made a video on Martin Luther King Jr Day for the NRA News in his role as an NRA News Contributor. The video focused on the fact that MLK saw the need for firearms for self defense and even...
  • Michigan black student union: ‘physical action’ if seven demands not met in one week

    01/22/2014 10:03:19 PM PST · by ~Pandora · 63 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 01/20/2014 | Chuck Ross
    Members of the University of Michigan Black Student Union said they would have to resort to “physical action” if a list of seven demands issued on Martin Luther King Day are not met within seven days, The Ann Arbor News reported. “If negotiations are not complete we will be forced to do more, beginning to increase valiantly our activism for social progress and take physical actions on the University of Michigan’s campus,” said senior Shayla Scales to a group of students gathered on campus, according to the Ann Arbor News. The seven demands, read aloud by an activist associated with...
  • How Sarah Palin Exploits Right-Wing Racism (They're fuming over her MLK-day message to Barry)

    01/22/2014 2:02:20 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 81 replies
    US News and World Report ^ | January 21, 2014 | Jamie Chandler
    Once again, the curmudgeonly Sarah Palin didn't let a holiday pass without reminding us that she has Facebook page. On Martin Luther King Day, she posted a response to President Obama's New Yorker interview where she called on him to honor MLK by not playing the race card. The president had said that his approval rating suffers because some people don't like the idea of having a black president. Now her post doesn't rival some of her other holiday harangues, such as her book "Good Tidings and Great Joys," a how-to-guide to fighting back against the War on Christmas, or...
  • AWFUL! Rev. Jeremiah Wright at MLK Breakfast: Tea Party Is “2.0 Upgrade of Lynch Mobs” (Video)

    01/21/2014 5:46:31 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | January 21, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    Obama’s former pastor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, gave a speech to a largely black crowd in Delaware on MLK Day. The vile Chicago pastor said the Tea Party is “a 2.0 upgrade of the lynch mobs.” Reverend Wright spewed his toxic nonsense in Delaware yesterday at the 30th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Annual Breakfast in Wilmington, Delaware. Rather than rejecting his hate speech the crowd gave him a standing ovation.: (VIDEO-AT-LINK)The crowd loved it and gave him a standing ovation. Delaware Online reported, via The Last Tradition: The controversial Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright told a crowd celebrating Martin...
  • ASU fraternity suspended after 'offensive' MLK party

    01/21/2014 1:20:39 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 47 replies
    KPHO ^ | 01/20/2014 | Greg Argos
    TEMPE, AZ (CBS5) - A representative for Arizona State University said school officials have suspended Tau Kappa Epsilon's chapter operations while they investigate an unregistered Greek event that has many on campus offended Pictures from the event, coined "MLK Black Party" by the group, show members and guests dressed in basketball jerseys, flashing gang signs and even drinking from watermelon cups. "This isn't appropriate at all and you really have no business dressing like this on a day that's sort of revered for African-Americans," said ASU senior Frank Hogan after seeing some of the pictures. "I think this represents the...
  • Democrats celebrate MLK Day by attacking black people

    01/21/2014 8:21:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Best Of Cain ^ | January 19, 2014 | Herman Cain
    And if it's war they want . . .So how do Democrats celebrate Martin Luther King Day this year? By attacking black people!Many of you are familiar with my friend Niger Innis, who is widely recognized as the voice of the Congress of Racial Equality and is currently running for Congress in Nevada’s Fourth Congressional District.Niger is one of those strange characters who drive liberals crazy – a black conservative. And to judge from their current assault on Niger and other black conservatives with whom he is associated – including me – it is clear that they believe the black...
  • What Sarah Palin gets totally wrong about MLK Day and the 'race card' (Must've hit a nerve)

    01/21/2014 12:55:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    The Week ^ | January 21, 2014 | Peter Weber, senior editor
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) caused a small kerfuffle on Monday by requesting of President Obama, on her Facebook page: "Mr. President, in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. and all who commit to ending any racial divide, no more playing the race card." Nobody seems quite sure what prompted the request, though USA Today and Talking Points Memo, among others, suggest it was a new Obama profile in The New Yorker, in which the president famously says that marijuana is no worse for people than cigarettes and alcohol. In the germane passage regarding race, Obama tells interviewer David...
  • Sebelius: Observe MLK Day by signing up for Obamacare

    01/20/2014 8:19:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 20, 2014 | Caroline May
    Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is using the memory of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to encourage Americans to sign up for the troubled Obamacare system. “As we celebrate the inspirational life of Dr. King, please join us in this historic effort by helping your friends, neighbors, and loved ones get covered through the Marketplace,” Sebelius said of the observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Sebelius explained that King’s civil rights leadership extended to advocacy for the poor, and that he was concerned about health care inequality. “Dr. King memorably described inequality in health care as...
  • Palin slams Obama in MLK post

    01/20/2014 2:13:31 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    CNN's Political Ticker ^ | January 20, 2014 | Ashley Killough and Sara Fischer
    <p>Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin reposted a quote from Martin Luther King, Jr.'s famous "I Have A Dream" speech on Monday–and took a swipe against President Barack Obama at the same time.</p> <p>"Mr. President, in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. and all who commit to ending any racial divide, no more playing the race card," she said in a Facebook post Monday, a holiday that marks the civil rights icon's birthday.</p>
  • ‘I Have a Dream’ Speechwriter: Martin Luther King Jr. Would Oppose Amnesty for Illegal Aliens

    01/20/2014 9:44:26 AM PST · by montag813 · 12 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 01-20-2014 | John Urban
    Above: La Raza protesters hijacking MLK’s legacy for a cause he would vehemently oppose, said his top aide and speechwriter.- John Urban | Top Right NewsAs the nation celebrates the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King today, advocates for illegal aliens have attempted to hijack the legacy of MLK to support their push for amnesty. Janet Murguia of the National Council of La Raza (“The Race”), speaking at the Realize the Dream March and Rally last year said, “We march so that everyone knows that true justice must include enacting comprehensive immigration reform.” Murguia said Hispanics knew Martin Luther King “was talking to us” when they listened to King’s...
  • Martin Luther King Jr. biopic dropped by Oliver Stone after script with adultery rejected

    01/20/2014 8:01:16 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 105 replies
    Post-Standard, Syracuse, NY ^ | January 20, 2014 at 7:14 AM | By Geoff Herbert
    Oliver Stone announced on Friday he is no longer involved with an upcoming movie about the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. after the studio rejected his script. "Sad news. My MLK project involvement has ended. I did an extensive rewrite of the script, but the producers won't go with it," the director wrote on Twitter. "The script dealt w/ issues of adultery, conflicts within the movement, and King's spiritual transformation into a higher, more radical being," Stone continued. "I'm told the estate & the 'respectable' black community that guard King's reputation won't approve it. They suffocate the man &...
  • January 20 - A sad day

    01/20/2014 6:43:00 AM PST · by Baynative · 46 replies
    Sometrhing I'm thinking | 1/20/2014 | Pensive me
    I'm watching Martin Luther King's speech at the mall in Washington D.C. - I'm looking at the reflecting pool and thinking where America has gone...