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  • The Coretta Scott Letter On Immigration NO Dem Wants To Read In Congress

    02/10/2017 10:12:41 PM PST · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 23 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 02/09/2017 | Rachel Stoltzfoos
    The second letter from Coretta Scott King urged Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch not to repeal sanctions on employers of illegal immigrants, because of the ďdevastating impactĒ it could have on unskilled and semi-skilled workers, particularly in the black and Hispanic communities.
  • Read the letter Coretta Scott King wrote opposing Sessionsís 1986 federal nomination

    02/09/2017 11:30:59 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 31 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Wesley Lowery
    Coretta Scott King, the widow of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., urged Congress in a letter to block the 1986 nomination of Jeff Sessions for federal judge, saying that allowing him to join the federal bench would ďirreparably damage the work of my husband.Ē The letter, previously unavailable publicly, was obtained on Tuesday by The Washington Post. (Read the full letter below) ďAnyone who has used the power of his office as United States Attorney to intimidate and chill the free exercise of the ballot by citizens should not be elevated to our courts,Ē King wrote in the...
  • After Decrying Fake News, Journalists Are Still Binging On Fake News

    01/23/2017 1:50:08 PM PST · by markomalley · 4 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 1/23/17 | Sean Davis
    If you thought the results of the 2016 election would cause members of the news media to do a bit of soul-searching about the tenor of their coverage, you were wrong. If you thought they might want to understand why their hysterical attempts to take down Donald Trump were all for naught, you were mistaken. And if you thought they were interested in understanding why media trust numbers just hit record lows, you were delusional.After spending weeks post-election complaining about the rise of so-called fake news and attributing Hillary Clintonís loss to its proliferation, a large number of members of...
  • HuffPo, Time Magazine, Others Claim Trump Removed MLK Bust [thanks so sloppy "reporter" Zeke Miller]

    01/21/2017 9:40:48 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 54 replies
    Shorenewsnetwork ^ | Jan 21, 2017 | Shore News Network
    In another bout of Inauguration Day fake news, liberal news reporters in the Oval Office claimed President Trump removed the bust of Martin Luther King from the office. The incorrect rumor/tweet spread through the liberal blogosphere like free safety-pins. Time Magazineís political correspondent Zeke Miller dropped the match and others quickly threw dry tinder on the rumorís fire.
  • Morning Joe: Obama Like Jackie Robinson, MLK, 'One of Great Presidents We've Ever Had'

    01/18/2017 8:44:23 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 80 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Assessing President Obama's legacy, the panelists on today's Morning Joe seemed in competition to outdo each other with misplaced praise. Historian David Maraniss led off, calling Obama "the Jackie Robinson of American electoral politics." Next up was Joe Scarborough, who upped the ante by placing Obama in the same category as Martin Luther King, Jr. Batting clean up, Walter Isaacson hit one out of the hyperbole park, claiming that "Obama will go down as one of the great presidents we have ever had." View the video here.
  • Like John Lewis, shamelessly I glom onto MLKís legacy

    01/16/2017 4:28:29 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/16/17 | A. Dru Kristenev
    Real cause of Dr. King Ė to bring this nation together in a fulfillment of his vision, a great unified America The hackery that is prevalent within the democrat party has become so virulent, it is on the verge of accomplishing its decades-long goal of undermining the foundations of our government. In many ways, the goal has already been reached, particularly when party toadies the likes of John Lewis have built their career on a single act, even if it was one deserving merit.
  • Trump meets with Martin Luther King III on Monday to discuss voting rights

    President-elect Donald Trump, who spent the weekend engaged in a war of words with civil rights activist and U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), met Monday with Martin Luther King III to discuss voting rights. The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.ís eldest son walked into Trump Tower at 12:51 p.m. with a handful of colleagues affiliated with the Drum Major Institute, a progressive public policy think tank where he is president. ďToday, President-elect Trump is going to sit down with Martin Luther King III and others in New York and have a conversation about voting, about bringing more people into the...
  • MLKís niece: I voted for Trump

    01/16/2017 2:32:49 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 7 replies
    http://www.americanthinker.com ^ | 01/16/2017 | Matt C. Abbott
    The latest media-manufactured controversy surrounding President-Elect Trump involves Congressman John Lewis, who wonít be attending the inauguration because he believes that Mr. Trump will be an illegitimate president. (He reportedly believed the same about George W. Bush.) American Thinker editor Thomas Lifson has written a very good piece about how the congressman shouldnít be considered immune from criticism simply because of his background as a civil rights leader. The American left created a claque around [Congressman Lewis], requiring any serious discussion of the man to include a disclaimer as to his heroic status and infallibilityÖ. This made him the perfect...
  • There Are No Plans For Trump To Visit Smithsonian African American History Museum On MLK Day

    01/16/2017 3:16:25 PM PST · by catnipman · 23 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | 1/14/2017 | Salvador Hernandez
    Despite reports, there are no plans for Donald Trump to visit the Smithsonian African American History Museum on Martin Luther King Day, multiple spokespeople for the venue told BuzzFeed News on Saturday.
  • Donald Trump cancels Martin Luther King Day visit to national African American history museum [fake

    01/16/2017 2:52:10 PM PST · by ichabod1 · 56 replies
    President-elect Donald Trump canceled plans to spend Martin Luther King Day at the Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture ó losing a chance for much-needed goodwill after his feud with a civil rights leader.
  • Report: At least 5 shot during Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration in Miami

    01/16/2017 2:37:01 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 64 replies
    CBS News ^ | January 16, 2017 | Crimesider Staff
    Police at the scene of a shooting that left at least five injured during a Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration in Miami. Three people were transported by emergency personnel to a hospital, and others brought themselves in for treatment after a shooting during a Miami Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration, reports CBS Miami. A law enforcement source told the station that at least five people were shot during the incident, which occurred at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park. The source said two of the wounded were in critical condition. The station reports that one person is in...
  • As Lewis Shuns Trump, MLK's Son Meets With President-Elect

    01/16/2017 10:21:45 AM PST · by blam · 30 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 1-16-2017 | Tyler Durden
    Tyler DurdenJanuary 16, 2017 As Congressman John Lewis - a prominent civil rights era figure - continues to shun the president-elect (for his illegitimacy), it appears none other than Martin Luther King Jr.'s son is willing to give him a chance. Trump's incoming press secretary, Sean Spicer, announced via Twitter that the two will meet and discuss the civil rights leader's legacy. John Lewis remains indignant to facts and the US constitution... But Martin Luther King Jr.'s son appears willing to cross the chasm of propaganda and discuss his father's civil rights' legacy... As ABC reports, senior transition sources initially...
  • King's daughter: Fight 'no matter who is in White House'

    01/16/2017 9:51:01 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 16, 2017 12:04 PM EST | Bill Barrow
    As civil rights leaders and activists gather at sites across the country to celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., the slain civil rights leaderís daughter is encouraging Americans to fight for his vision of love and justice ďno matter who is in the White House.Ē Bernice King addressed more than 2,000 people gathered at her fatherís Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta four days before President-elect Donald Trumpís inauguration. She spoke hours before her brother, Martin Luther King III, is scheduled to meet with the president-elect at Trump Tower in New York. While Bernice King did not offer a...
  • Is Google trolling the South? (Vanity)

    01/16/2017 9:39:12 AM PST · by lerker · 32 replies
    google.com ^ | 1/16/2017 | google
    Is google trolling the south? Search a restaurant from the deep south and get: Search up north and get:
  • Vanity....Where are the hundreds of thousands of anti-Trump protestors, today/

    01/16/2017 9:28:28 AM PST · by JLAGRAYFOX · 40 replies
    Where are the hundreds of thousands of anti-Trump protestors...the media told us would be out and about in massive numbers, starting last Saturday and continuing to next weekend? The Sharpton gig, over the weekend produced about 500-1000 folks....Sharpton predicted 25,000 plus would show up...not so!!! No such thing.....not even close. LMAO!!! Today, MLK holiday was supposed to see hundreds of thousands of anti-Trump protestors marching throughout the entire country. Mighty silent...so far and the day is altready past the midway point. Have not seen or heard one word on this subject. All I see and hear is folks like John...
  • When Anniversaries Collide: Dr. Martin Luther King and Emile Zola

    01/16/2017 7:58:07 AM PST · by RightSideNews · 12 replies
    Virginia Free Citizen ^ | January 16, 2017 | Craig Johnson
    By Craig Johnson This weekend marks the 88th anniversary of the birth of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (January 15, 1929).† It also marks the 119th anniversary of the famous letter, ďJíaccuse!Ē It was written by influential French writer, Emile Zola, and published in the French newspaper, LíAurore, on January 13, 1898. Zola wrote the open letter to Felix Faure, President of France.† ďJíaccuseĒ is French for ďI accuseĒ.† Zola accused President Faure of antisemitism in the unfair charging and convicting of French Army staff officer Alfed Dreyfus.† The charge was espionage, which carried a sentence of...
  • Alveda C. King, MLK's niece, voted Donald Trump

    01/16/2017 6:20:48 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 16, 2017 | Matt C. Abbott
    ... As a Catholic commentator and pro-life advocate, I asked Evangelist Alveda C. King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and a pro-life leader (she serves as director of Civil Rights for the Unborn, the African-American outreach for Priests for Life and Gospel of Life Ministries), if she hopes Mr. Trump will be a pro-life president. Evangelist King graciously responded as follows: ĎI pray that all polar opposites learn to Agape Love, live and work together as brothers and sistersóor perish as fools. While I voted for Mr. Trump, my confidence remains in God, for life, liberty and the...
  • President-Elect Trumps Tweets RE: MLK Day

    01/16/2017 5:55:42 AM PST · by JPX2011 · 32 replies
    Twitter ^ | January 16, 2017 | President-Elect Donald Trump
  • MLK's wife convinced he stayed faithful despite FBI tapes of him having sex with women (Ed.Tr.)

    01/16/2017 5:12:54 AM PST · by brucedickinson · 93 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1-15-2017 | Daniel bates
    Coretta Scott King said that the civil rights leader was faithful even though the FBI sent her tapes of him having sex with other women. Mrs King said without a confession from her husband she had a Ďgut feelingí that their marriage was secure. Mrs King said she believed her husband was Ďno saintí - but his but his faults were things like stepping out of his pajamas and leaving them on the floor.
  • Shattuck: Hope coming for black America

    01/16/2017 5:00:01 AM PST · by calvincaspian · 12 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | 01-16-17 | Tom Shattuck
    In the late 1960s, much of Martin Luther Kingís work was directed at improving the conditions for black Americans, with a pragmatic approach of eradicating poverty, unemployment and the many other dead ends that hindered a path to the American Dream. Many of those hindrances remain, and not until now, with a President Donald Trump about to take office, has there been such an opportunity to demolish the constraints that have stifled opportunity in minority neighborhoods. He considers it a personal challenge.
  • ĎBlackí Activist Rachel Dolezal Dropped from MLK Event by North Carolina Town

    01/01/2017 8:10:14 AM PST · by NCDragon · 34 replies
    Heatstreet.com ^ | December 30th, 2016 | Jillian Kay Melchior
    A North Carolina town has nixed Rachel Dolezal from its Martin Luther King Jr. Dreamfest next month, saying her scheduled appearance would ďtake away from the goalsĒ of the event. Charming Cary, North Carolina, had originally booked Dolezal to speak on a panel about racial identity and race relations. The former president of the Spokane, WA NAACP chapter, Dolezal drew nationwide controversy after news broke that she was born to white parents. She says she identifies as black.
  • Dr. Martin Luther Kingís Niece Endorses Donald Trump ďI Fully Agree with So Many Things That Heís Sa

    Dr. Martin Luther Kingís Niece Endorses DONALD TRUMP Ė ďI Fully Agree with So Many Things That Heís SayingĒ Dr. Aveda King, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.ís niece endorsed Donald Trump for president. She says his plan for the black community ďis promising.Ē Martin Luther King Jr.'s niece has just endorsed Donald Trump, noting his "plan for urban communities is promising" Dr. Alveda King spoke with FOX Business Network. Dr. Alveda King: I have listened very carefully to everything Mr. Trump has said in the last 72 hours or so and I fully agree with so many of the things...
  • To the dems protesting.......in 1963 MLK was a gun owner on an FBI Watch List!

    06/22/2016 5:38:13 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 12 replies
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  • Martin Luther King to go on $5 bill

    04/20/2016 2:18:50 PM PDT · by markomalley · 144 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4/20/16 | Joseph Lawler
    Abraham Lincoln will not be the only person depicted on the $5 bill much longer. The Treasury Department announced Wednesday that it will overhaul the design of the $5 note, a move overshadowed by its decision to revamp the back of the $10 bill to include women and to feature Harriet Tubman on the front of the $20. Civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr., famed opera singer Marian Anderson and first lady Eleanor Roosevelt will be depicted on the back of the updated $5 bill.All three will be portrayed in historical moments in front of the Lincoln Memorial, which...
  • Alveda King says to vote for candidates who oppose abortion and Planned Parenthood

    03/06/2016 9:14:09 PM PST · by Morgana · 15 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | March 6, 2016 | Carole Novielli
    As we come to the end of Black History month, the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King is encouraging everyone to vote for candidates who oppose abortion and the Planned Parenthood agenda. Dr. Alveda King, the niece of civil rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King said in a written statement that not voting is not an option for her because too many people paid a heavy price for that right: ďNot voting is not an option. Too many people in the suffragette and race wars in the U.S. (including my dad Rev. AD King, my uncle, ML King, and yes,...
  • MLK‚Äôs inspiring 'I have a dream' quote survives PC nightmare at Oregon campus

    01/30/2016 3:44:01 PM PST · by Libloather · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/29/16 | Perry Chiaramonte
    **SNIP** It was during the remodel when Laurie Woodward, director of the school's student union, posed the question to others on the board, as well as students. "Does the MLK quote represent us today?" a student asked the board when the issue arose, according the Daily Emerald. Apparently, some students believed King's call for all people to be judged equally was not inclusive enough for some. "Diversity is so much more than race," sophomore Mia Ashley toldl the school paper. "Obviously race still plays a big role. But there are people who identify differently in gender and all sorts of...
  • Lawbreaking Bikers Promote Anti-Second Amendment Message

    01/24/2016 7:40:20 AM PST · by marktwain · 22 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 24 January, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    People all along the East Coast are increasingly being subjected to a low level of lawless intimidation with massive traffic intimidation by a subculture of outlaw bikers.† This is a separate subculture that revels in their ability to escape police and to break traffic laws with impunity.† You will not find many, if any, Harleys, street bikes or touring bikes among them.† I did not see any riders with recognizable "colors" that are emblematic of motorcycle clubs that have significant reach.† Most are unlicensed dirt bikes and ATVs.† The riders have learned to break the law with impunity, especially...
  • ATV Riders, Bikers Hit South Florida Streets for 'MLK Ride Out'

    01/18/2016 7:59:06 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Jan 18, 2016
    Hundreds of ATV and bike riders ripped through South Florida's streets for MLK Ride OutFor the second year in a row dirt-bikes, all-terrain vehicles and motorcycles ripped through the streets and freeways of South Florida on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Footage showed hundreds of riders weaving in and out of traffic in Miami-Dade and Broward, with at least one serious injury reported in Fort Lauderdale. According to Miami-Dade Police, officers made several arrests and towed multiple motorcycles and ATVs throughout the day. They said they are continuing their traffic safety enforcement efforts. Juan Perez, Deputy Director of MDPD, tweeted:...
  • Paul Ryan visits Dallas for MLK Day

    01/18/2016 5:50:38 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 7 replies
    WFAA.COM ^ | 18 JANUARY 2016 | WFAA.COM
    DALLAS -- U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan is a special guest of a Dallas minister during a public forum on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The two leaders have special interests in helping those living in poverty. Ryan will be at the library in downtown Dallas late Monday to continue MLK's legacy. He was invited to Texas by Pastor Omar Jahwar of Kingdom War Church, who was a guest of Ryan's during the State of the Union last week.
  • St. Paul Cop On Leave Over Facebook Comment On Protest

    01/18/2016 5:08:06 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 17 replies
    WCCO.com ^ | 1/18/16 | AP
    The St. Paul Police Department has put an officer on leave while it investigates allegations that an officer made a post on Facebook urging drivers to run over protesters who rallied on a bridge Monday against the police killings of two black men. The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports that the social media message told people how to avoid being charged with a crime if they struck someone during the march on Martin Luther King Day.
  • Whites killed MLK. Now we honor him: Column [USA Today Link Only]

    01/18/2016 12:22:52 PM PST · by C19fan · 69 replies
    USA Today [link only] ^ | January 17, 2016 | Oliver Thomas
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  • Two Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Parades In Houston (Can't We All Get Along?)

    01/18/2016 12:09:28 PM PST · by TexasCajun · 27 replies
    Click2Houston/KPRC2 (NBC) ^ | 01.17.16 | Click2Houston/KPRC2
    Black Heritage Society's 37th Annual Original MLK Birthday Parade will begin at Crawford and Texas near Minute Maid Park, and end at Hamilton and Preston. In Midtown, the MLK Grande Parade will be on San Jacinto Street and Elgin Street. People will enjoy a mile of 15 floats and 30 bands. The grand marshal is Rushion McDonald who is the executive producer of The Steve Harvey Show. He's a Houston native and University of Houston graduate. Both parades begin at 10 a.m.
  • A Reflection on a Sermon of Dr. Martin Luther King Refuting Atheistic Materialism

    01/18/2016 8:26:10 AM PST · by Salvation · 4 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 01-17-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    A Reflection on a Sermon of Dr. Martin Luther King Refuting Atheistic Materialism Msgr. Charles Pope January 17, 2016 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., whose birthday we commemorate this weekend, is best known as a civil rights leader who worked to end racial injustice. But Dr. King had other things to say as he preached each Sunday, first in his own assembly and later as he moved about.Among his recorded sermons is one in which Dr. King addresses the problem of unbelief, of materialism and atheism. His reflections are well worth pondering today because the issues he addresses are...
  • Confederate flag's removal turns King Day into celebration (SC)

    01/18/2016 8:14:35 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 18, 2016 6:02 AM EST | Jeffrey Collins
    Civic leaders, activists, artists and others are celebrating, marching and paying homage Monday to Martin Luther King Jr., marking the 30th anniversary of the federal holiday honoring the slain civil rights leader. In South Carolina, civil rights leaders planned a march to their state capitol as in past years when their rally highlighted calls to remove the Confederate flag from Statehouse grounds. The King Day at the Dome gathering began in 2000 with that call. Last July, organizers got their wish as South Carolina swiftly removed the flag which had flown at the capitol for more than 50 years after...
  • Was Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. A Saved Man As the Bible Teaches?

    01/18/2016 9:16:18 AM PST · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 59 replies
    IFB ^ | 1/18/16
    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 ‚ÄúChristian‚ÄĚ, 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 tragically the lawless white and black Left in this country has hijacked and corrupted his...
  • Donald Trump dedicates 'record' crowd size to Martin Luther King

    01/18/2016 10:05:51 AM PST · by EveningStar · 58 replies
    Business Insider ^ | January 18, 2016 | Colin Campbell
    Real-estate tycoon Donald Trump began his Monday-morning speech on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day by touting his "record" crowd size there. Trump was speaking in Lynchburg, Virginia, at Liberty University's convocation. The Republican presidential front-runner noted that he also drew a big audience in 2012 when he addressed the Christian university.
  • Vanity--How are you celebrating MLK Day

    01/18/2016 8:36:03 AM PST · by BridgeOutAhead · 97 replies
    01182016 | self
    I know everyone has their won special ways of celebrating holidays. How about MLK Day? What do you do to make it special?
  • Ted Cruz: Today We Honor Rev. King, A Sojourner of Justice

    01/18/2016 8:22:57 AM PST · by Isara · 45 replies
    The Resurgent ^ | January 18, 2016 | Senator Ted Cruz
    There are moments in our national history that have called Americans to bend the arc of history towards justice. Each moment has required exceptional leadership. Today, we commemorate one such leader who illuminated our nation by his courage and dedication to the truth. Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. understood the American potential more fully than it was actualized at the time. He challenged the distorted conventional acceptance of a "separate but equal" citizenry. Instead, he drew upon that promise of our founding that every person is "endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights." Reverend King reminded communities across the...
  • Airport workers plan disruptions in nine U.S. cities on MLK Day

    01/18/2016 1:10:52 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 37 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | January 17, 2016 | Luz Lazo, Washington Post
    Workers from nine U.S. airports are planning to block bridges, march through terminals and protest at airline headquarters during a day of civil disobedience on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The workers - a mix of cleaners, baggage handlers, fuelers and wheelchair attendants - will risk arrest at airports and other locations including the Mall, to bring attention to their campaign for better wages, the Service Employees International Union said. The actions are the latest in the airport workers' campaign for a $15-per-hour minimum wage, a benefits package and job protections. They're also protesting threats against their efforts to unionize....
  • Protesters Plan to Meet on Twin Cities Bridge on MLK Day

    01/17/2016 3:40:39 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 24 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 1/17/16 | AP
    Protesters from the group Black Lives Matter plan to meet on a Mississippi River bridge that connects Minneapolis and St. Paul during a Martin Luther King Day rally. Activists plan to meet at 3:30 p.m. Monday on the Minneapolis and St. Paul sides of the Lake Street-Marshall Avenue Bridge. The two groups then will march toward each other and meet in the middle of the bridge.
  • USAF Apologizes for Advertising Gun Range 'Fun Shoot' on MLK Day

    01/17/2016 1:00:58 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 54 replies
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | 15 January 2016 | ANTON NILSSON
    Air Force apologizes for advertising a 'fun shoot' at range on Martin Luther King Day using image of murdered civil rights leader - The controversial poster advertised a skeet shoot at an Air Force base in Georgia - The flyer promised attendees would get 'two rounds and lunch' for $20 and featured a picture of Martin Luther King, Jr. - Air Force officials issued a statement apologizing for the 'insensitive' flyer Officials at an Air Force base in Georgia drew criticism on Thursday after posting controversial flyers advertising a 'Martin Luther King, Jr. fun shoot' featuring a picture of the...
  • Advice on a good children's book for Martin Luther King Jr. Day?

    01/14/2016 10:04:10 AM PST · by BamaGirl · 43 replies
    Today | Me
    Hi Yall! My son's preschool teacher asked me to find a children's book about Martin Luther King Jr. for next week. Does anyone have any advice on a good one? s Thanks in advance! BamaGirl
  • High School Forces Kids to Attend ‚ÄėRacial Identity‚Äô Classes on MLK Jr. Day

    01/12/2016 8:31:42 AM PST · by detective · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Jan 12, 2016 | by Joel B. Pollak
    New Trier High School, one of the country's top public schools, is forcing students to attend seminars on racial identity on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. "The goals for this day are to help New Trier students develop a deeper understanding of their own racial identities and the identities of others, and to better understand how we can all work to counter the impact of systemic racism in our lives," reads a statement on the school district's website. Attendance is mandatory, though other public institutions in New Trier Township will be closed in observance of the holiday.
  • MLK monument to be built above Confederate heroes at Stone Mountain

    10/13/2015 12:13:14 PM PDT · by bob_denard · 51 replies
    new pittsburgh courier online ^ | 13/10/2015 | Terry Shropshire
    STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. ó State officials have confirmed that a monument to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. will be built ďabove and beyondĒ the monument that celebrate the heroes of the Confederacy on the gigantic rock at Stone Mountain Park. According the Associated Press and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has signed off on the project. Park officials said that an elevated tower ó featuring a replica of the Liberty Bell ó would celebrate the single line in the civil rights martyrís 1963 ďI Have a DreamĒ speech that makes reference to the 825-foot-tall hunk of granite: ďLet...
  • A monument to MLK will crown Stone Mountain

    10/11/2015 10:48:18 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 52 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | October 11, 2015 | Jim Galloway
    On the summit of Stone Mountain, yards away from where Ku Klux Klansmen once burned giant crosses, just above and beyond the behemoth carving of three Confederate heroes, state authorities have agreed to erect a monument to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Specifically, an elevated tower ó featuring a replica of the Liberty Bell ó would celebrate the single line in the civil rights martyrís 1963 ďI Have a DreamĒ speech that makes reference to the 825-foot-tall hunk of granite: ďLet freedom ring from Stone Mountain of Georgia.Ē (snip) Gov. Nathan Deal has green-lighted the projects, and a formal...
  • Former President Carter mediating dispute between Martin Luther King heirs

    10/07/2015 6:33:58 AM PDT · by fungoking · 10 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 10/07/15 | David Beasley
    Former President Jimmy Carter is helping settle a dispute between Martin Luther King Jr.'s children over whether to sell King's 1964 Nobel Peace Prize medal and the Bible he carried during the civil rights movement. King's sons, Martin Luther King III and Dexter King, want to sell their father's possessions, while the late civil rights leader's surviving daughter, Bernice King, opposes the sale, calling the items "sacred." Earlier this year, a judge in Georgia approved mediation to resolve the legal fight after attorneys in the case said they were close to an agreement and that a mediator would help finish...
  • Confederate flags placed at Martin Luther Kingís church

    07/31/2015 7:26:14 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 31, 2015 4:26 AM EDT | Kate Brumback
    Surveillance cameras caught images of two white males laying Confederate battle flags on the ground near the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.ís church, but it wasnít clear whether they had committed a crime. Atlanta police Chief George Turner said Thursday his officers were working with federal authorities and hadnít determined what, if any, charges might be sought. Turner said they had not ruled out a hate crime, though Georgia has no state hate crimes law. An officer from the Atlanta FBIís joint terrorism task force was on the scene ďto better determine if any specific threats were receivedĒ and to...
  • Banning Confederate Flag Conflicts with Dr. Kingís Teaching

    07/07/2015 12:02:17 AM PDT · by kathsua · 4 replies
    London Telegraph ^ | July 6th, 2015 | reasonmclucus
    Treating the Confederate Flag as a hated enemy because some low life racists have misused it conflicts with Dr. Martin Luther Kingís teaching that we should love our enemies. Instead of trying to ban the flag, black leaders should be embracing it so they can turn it into a symbol of racial harmony. Turning the Confederate Flag into a symbol of racial harmony would rob racists of an opportunity to misuse a popular southern symbol to further their goals
  • How the Right Hijacked MLK to Fight Gay Marriage

    07/01/2015 2:43:21 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | July 1, 2015 | Patricia Murphy
    A number of prominent conservatives seem convinced that Martin Luther King, Jr., would have fought marriage equality. They are probably wrong. In their fight against the Supreme Courtís same-sex marriage decision, leading conservatives have been turning to an unlikely source for inspiration: Martin Luther Kingís ďLetter from Birmingham JailĒ (PDF), the collection of notes that King smuggled out of his jail cell during his eight-day detention for protesting the Jim Crow laws that sanctioned discrimination across the South. The letter is one of the most iconic documents from of the Civil Rights era and includes Kingís observations on the injustice...
  • Exclusive: Dr. Alveda King On Baltimore Riots: MLK Jr. Would Be "Heartbroken"

    04/27/2015 8:35:07 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 53 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | April 27, 2015 | Alex Swoyer
    In an exclusive interview with Breitbart News, Dr. Alveda King, niece of the great civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., said if he saw these Baltimore riots, ďheíd be heartbroken, I am.Ē