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  • 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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, 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 ^ | 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 · 45 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...
  • Martin Luther King Cheated On His Wife & Other Lesser-Known Facts About The Civil Rights Leader...

    01/19/2014 10:57:32 PM PST · by boknows · 70 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 1/21/13 | Jeff Stone
    <p>King even spent the last night of his life with a woman who was not his wife.</p>
  • Urban streets named for MLK still struggle

    01/19/2014 12:22:12 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 73 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 19, 2014 12:41 PM EST | Alan Scher Zagier
    A walk down the 6-mile city street named for the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. yields plenty of images that would surely unsettle the civil rights leader: shuttered storefronts, open-air drug markets and a glut of pawn shops, quickie check-cashing providers and liquor stores.The urban decay along Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in St. Louis can be found in other major American cities, from Houston and Milwaukee to the nation’s capital. “It’s a national problem,” said Melvin White, a 46-year-old postal worker in St. Louis and founder of a 3-year-old nonprofit group that is trying to restore King’s legacy...
  • City's MLK prayer breakfast turns into Democratic rally (economic justice in Chicago)

    01/19/2014 9:00:14 AM PST · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 1/17/14 | Michelle Manchir
    The city’s annual prayer breakfast to honor the life of Martin Luther King Jr. on Friday at times turned into an election-year pep rally for Illinois Democrats to push the idea of a minimum wage hike. **SNIP** Democratic U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin and Gov. Pat Quinn weren’t listed on the program, but both took the stage after guests dined on eggs and sliced melon. Both politicians who are seeking new terms this year tied their support for an increase of the minimum wage at the federal and state levels to King’s legacy of fighting for justice. Quinn said leaders today...
  • King had a dream, Obama has a drone, Rev. Wright says

    01/17/2014 7:34:09 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 23 replies
    Chicago SunTimes ^ | 1/15/14 | Stephen A. Crockett Jr.
    If the Rev. Jeremiah Wright believes — as he’s claimed in the past — that he and President Barack Obama will be buddies again when he’s out of office, the firebrand preacher didn’t do himself any favors Wednesday. Speaking at a breakfast co-hosted by the Chicago Teachers Union to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, Wright said that while the civil rights leader proclaimed “I have a dream,” Obama says, “I have a drone.” Wright, Obama’s former pastor, called for King’s “revolution of values” and a rejection of the “three-headed demon” of “racism, militarism and capitalism” — the foundations of...

    01/16/2014 5:43:07 PM PST · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles , Bible ^ | 1-16-14 | Jedediah
    My augmentation is "purely" spirit led and guided every step of the way FOR MY WORD IS IN YOU , nothing lacking or missing FOR I AM THE WORD AND THE SPIRIT so do not be anxious that something is missing FOR I AM WITH YOU and will "never" forsake you and this is why I AM your Yes and Amen to all you do in and through Me! Acts 17:27-29 Amplified Bible (AMP) 27 So that they should seek God, in the hope that they might feel after Him and find Him, although He is not far from each...
  • Obama compares Nelson Mandela to Gandhi, King and Lincoln during eulogy

    12/10/2013 4:10:10 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 73 replies
    AP ^ | December 10, 2013
    Obama is urging the world to act on Mandela's legacy by fighting inequality, poverty and racism. He says progress in the U.S. and South Africa mustn't cloud the fact there's still work to be done. He says South Africa shows us that we can change.
  • Products of California Public Schools React to Martin Luther King's Fatal Car Accident this Morning-

    12/02/2013 6:51:24 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 35 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 02 December 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    The clip linked below is really something else- dimbulbs interviewed on the street, asking for their reaction to Martin Luther King's being hit by a car this morning in Washington, DC. I know we always say it, but it IS really hard to fathom such shocking stupidity... what exactly ARE they teaching kids in California high schools? And if unaware that MLK was killed 45 years ago by a gunshot in Memphis, do these people even KNOW who Reagan was? None noticed they had school off on MLK Day...? This one's somehow even worse than the 'Obama voter' clips of...
  • FBI orders new agents to see MLK Memorial

    10/28/2013 4:57:41 PM PDT · by Libloather · 49 replies
    MSN ^ | 10/28/13 | David Ingram
    <p>WASHINGTON — The new FBI chief on Monday ordered all new agents and analysts to visit the national memorial to late civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. as a reminder not to repeat the abuses of the U.S. investigative bureau's past.</p>
  • Blacks Trash Conservative Actress On Twitter After She Quotes MLK: “SHUT UP WHITE B**CH”

    08/30/2013 7:30:20 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 62 replies ^ | August 29, 2013 | Kristin Tate
    Black actress Stacey Dash recently tweeted a part of Martin Luther King’s “I Have A Dream” speech, in order to celebrate its 50th anniversary. But, since Dash is a conservative, she got blasted by other blacks on Twitter. Here are some of the tweets, via The Blaze. (WARNING: Explicit language)
  • Trumka hsa "A Dream" and Obama Transforms the Full Time Job!!! (Disclaimer: It's Satire)

    09/02/2013 11:00:47 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 3 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 9-2-2013 | MOTUS
    Today, America celebrates the 100 anniversary of the first federal Labor Day holiday. In honor of the day, and in honor of the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s “I have a dream” speech, Richard Trumka takes the opportunity to address the workers of America: “I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for solidarity in the history of our nation.  Five score years ago a great American in whose symbolic shadow we stand today signed the Emancipation Proclamation. This momentous decree came as a great beckoning light of hope...
  • OP-ED: The Four Catastrophes (The Left be crazy)

    08/30/2013 8:20:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    Huntington ^ | August 29, 2013 | Professor Laura Finley, Ph.D., Barry Univ.
    The commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington has seen reflections and conversations about the nation’s progress toward achieving Dr. Martin Luther King’s dream of the beloved community. Not surprisingly, the focus has been on assessing racial equality, as many know Dr. King largely for his work on this issue. Dr. King’s vision and advocacy, however, was much broader in scope. As his writings and speeches show, Dr. King was concerned about what he called “four catastrophes:” militarism, materialism, racism and poverty. Dr. King described militarism as an “imperial catastrophe.” King, and others before him, critiqued not...
  • Should Tim Scott really have been at the march? Much of his agenda is at odds w/modern civil rights

    08/30/2013 3:56:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Salon ^ | August 29, 2013 | Alex Seitz-Wald
    Sure, zero Republicans may have turned out for Wednesday’s march commemorating Martin Luther King Jr., but the march organizers were the Real Racists for failing to invite South Carolina Republican Sen. Tim Scott, the only African-American in the Senate, conservative talking heads tried to claim today. Well, as it turns out, Scott was in fact invited to attend, but declined. “Thank you for extending to Senator Tim Scott the invitation,” a aide responded to the invitation, according to emails obtained by Roll Call’s Emma Dumain. “Unfortunately, the Senator will be in South Carolina during this time, so he will be...
  • 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...
  • NOT INVITED: Dr King’s Niece, The Nation’s Only Black Senator and Supreme Court Justice

    08/29/2013 4:44:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    A Time For Choosing ^ | August 29, 2013 | Gary P. Jackson
    While all of the radical left hijacked Dr King’s memory on Wednesday, and spewed their vile rhetoric, three of the nation’s most successful black leaders were conspicuous by their absence. Dr Alveda King, Dr King’s niece, as well as Tim Scott, the nation’s only black Senator, and Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, the only black man on the Court, were NOT invited to speak. Why do you think this is? I’ll tell you why, Dr Alveda King, Senator Scott, and Justice Thomas actually represent Dr Martin Luther King’s dream, his spirit. They would have served to remind Americans that Dr...
  • The True Martin Luther King, Jr.

    08/29/2013 12:24:12 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 79 replies ^ | 8-29-2013 | Jack Kerwick
    Michael Eric Dyson, a King admirer and hard leftist himself, makes this point unmistakably clear in his, I May Not Get There With You: The True Martin Luther King, Jr. Blasting away at the “the conservative misappropriation” of King, Dyson shows, not that King would have supported much of the left’s agenda, but that he in fact did do so. For starters, King resoundingly endorsed what is today called “affirmative action.” King insisted that “the nation must not only radically readjust its attitude toward the Negro in the compelling present, but must incorporate in its planning some compensatory compensation from...
  • 20,000 Currently Estimated at March on Washington, 100,000 Were Expected

    08/29/2013 8:14:23 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 75 replies ^ | 08-28-2013 | Staff
    While over 100,000 people were expected to show up at today’s ceremonies marking the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, late estimates put the crowd numbers at 20,000. Mike Levine of ABC News reported at 2:10 p.m. ET that unofficial crowd estimates from law enforcement sources put the number at “over 20,000.”
  • Sen. Tim Scott wasn’t invited to event commemorating MLK march on Washington

    08/28/2013 4:49:14 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 17 replies ^ | Aug 28 2013 | By JOEL GEHRKE
    Sen. Tim Scott, R.-S.C., the only African American serving in the United States Senate, wasn't invited to the event commemorating the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King's march on Washington, though a host of Democratic luminaries spoke on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. “Senator Scott was not invited to speak at the event,” Greg Blair, a spokesman for the South Carolina lawmaker, said in a statement to the Washington Examiner. “
  • Martin Luther King Speech 50 years ago:'I have a Dream...let freedom Ring' and libs spin

    08/28/2013 8:43:29 PM PDT · by sickoflibs · 22 replies
    SOL | 8/28/2013 | SOL of course
    Today being the 50 year anniversary of Martin Luther King's famous 'I have a Dream Speech' prompted another Washington DC rally last Saturday and just today Obama giving a speech on it. MSNBC covered the Saturday rally most of that day and today re-playing that entire speech and all day recapping how it all came to be with guest after guest very romantically and nostalgically. "He changed America" So just a few minutes ago I flipped to that channel for a minute and caught Martin Luther chanting 'Let Freedom ring' in that speech and thought how ironic it is. This...
  • REPORT: Gang Of Black Teens Attack White Mother Of Two In “Racist Attack”

    08/28/2013 8:14:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | August 28, 2013 | Andrew Marcus
    A Pittsburgh mother of two reports that she was the victim of a racist attack last Sunday. A Pittsburgh mother has said that she feared for her life when she was attacked by a group of teenagers in the city’s North Side on Sunday as they beat her while calling her racial slurs. [LINK] 1st they threw a bottle at her car, and when she confronted them on their behavior, they beat the white out of her. ‘I was mad. I knew they were younger,’ said Slepski. ‘I thought they were in their early 20s. I got out and said,...
  • Coretta Scott King in 1991: Hold Employers Accountable for Hiring Illegal Aliens

    08/28/2013 7:22:58 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 6 replies ^ | 28 Aug 2013 | Matthew Boyle
    Pro-amnesty activists trying to co-opt the civil rights messages of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to push immigration reform through Congress seem to be directly contradicting the wishes of the late Dr. King and his wife, Coretta Scott King. Mrs. King carried on her husband's civil rights activism after he was assassinated. In a 1991 letter to Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Coretta Scott King and other black community leaders argued that illegal immigration would have a devastating impact on the black community. At the time, Hatch was working his U.S. Senate position to undo some enforcement measures laid out in...
  • PETA says MLK's dream applies to animals, too

    08/28/2013 6:56:28 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 22 replies ^ | August 28, 2013 | Jacqueline Klimas
    Among the civil rights activists who attended Wednesday’s commemoration of the 1963 March on Washington were members of PETA, who said the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream of equality extends to our furry friends. A few volunteers for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals attended the ceremonies wearing shirts advocating for vegan’s rights. They declined to talk to a reporter, referring questions to their headquarters, where Senior Vice President Kathy Guillermo said the group was invited to participate by the event’s organizers and wanted to show that equal rights should extend not just to all people, but to...
  • Two Northeast Portland bicyclists injured in unprovoked attacks on or near MLK

    08/28/2013 3:07:21 PM PDT · by mojito · 52 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | 8/26/2013 | Joseph Rose
    Andy Sweeney posted the selfie on Reddit, hoping to find the positive side to the violence that left him with a broken smile on a Northeast Portland street last weekend. In the photo, the 20-year-old bicycle commuter and recent transplant from the Midwest flashed two shattered front teeth. "Some kids threw a traffic cone at me while I was riding my bike down MLK," Sweeney wrote next to the photo of his now-jagged incisors. "Any other (expletive) areas I should avoid?" Portland police, however, are taking Saturday night's unprovoked attack of Sweeney near Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and...
  • Nation’s only black Senator not invited to speak at March on Washington

    08/28/2013 4:25:00 PM PDT · by bimboeruption · 27 replies
    Red Alert Politics ^ | 8-28-2013 | Francesca Chambers
    Noticeably absent from the speaker line-up at the Let Freedom Ring event commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington today: the nation’s only black Senator, Tim Scott. Scott, a Republican Representative appointed by S.C. Governor Nikki Haley earlier this year to fill former Sen. Jim DeMint’s seat in the U.S. Senate after he retired, was not invited to participate in the historic event, a spokesperson for the Senator confirmed to Red Alert Politics in an email. African-American leaders who did receive an invitation to speak at included Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) – who participated in the original March...
  • Bill Clinton blatant prevarication about voting and ID laws

    08/28/2013 2:27:52 PM PDT · by NYer · 16 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | August 28, 2013 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    At the Lincoln Memorial today, with Pres. Obama – The First Gay President – sitting nearby, former President – The First Black President – Bill Clinton: “A great democracy does not make it harder to vote than to buy an assault weapon.” ROFL!US Federal law requires people who want to purchase a firearm, hand gun or longer-barreled, not only to show government issued photo identification, but also to undergo a background check!Is that more demanding than what is required simply to vote? How many of you routinely undergo a criminal background check when you go to the polls?Here is a...
  • March Remembers King's Dream

    08/28/2013 2:20:53 PM PDT · by massmike · 5 replies ^ | 08/28/2013 | JARED A. FAVOLE And ELIZABETH WILLIAMSON
    Barack Obama on Wednesday said the entire world drew strength from the March on Washington 50 years ago, but that continued economic inequality and stagnant wages show that only part of Martin Luther King Jr.'s dreams have been fulfilled. Washington, D.C., federal workers were given the opportunity to take a “liberal leave” day to participate in the observation.