The Urgency of King’s Message: Forty Eight Years and Counting

I think I've found a new, potent source of energy; Martin Luther King, Jr. spinning in his grave over the state of race relations in the country and on the presidential election trail. All we need to do is tap into it and we can power our devices for the foreseeable future. Unfortunately, it won't do much for our national soul. In the 48 years since his untimely and tragic death, King's legacy has been begged, borrowed and stolen by those who believe they knew his intentions and by those who wanted...

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Republican Leaders Will Not Be Going to Selma – No Surprises Here

Why the heck would Republicans be interested in anything to do with Selma? I am disappointed that the Congressional Black Caucus and Rep. John Lewis would expect these Republicans to care about anything to do with the Civil Rights movement. Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) this week joined the Congressional Black Caucus in complaining that none of the Republican leadership in Congress would be attending a commemoration of the 1965 march for civil rights in Selma, Alabama. “I wish we had someone...

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Yes, Students Can See ‘Selma’ for Free

The producers of Selma have teamed up with Black business leaders from around the country for an unprecedented initiative to give students free access to the Oscar-nominated film. So far, nearly 100,000 middle schoolers have taken advantage of the program in cities like New York, Atlanta, Miami and New Orleans, BET reports. Due to popular demand, many more cities have been added to the program and nearly 120,000 tickets made available. To get their free ticket, students in the 7th, 8th or 9th grade...

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From Martin Luther King Jr. to Barack Obama – 50 Years Later

President Obama today offered a tribute to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., while also imploring all Americans to remember that the work of the iconic civil rights leader remains unfinished. "The arc of the moral universe may bend toward justice, but it doesn't bend on its own," Obama said on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on a rainy afternoon in Washington. "We'll suffer the occasional setback, but we will win these fights." Obama, who spoke to an estimated crowd of 20,000 -- far fewer...

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Section 5 – The Foundation Of OUR Voting Rights

[caption id="attachment_28896" align="alignleft" width="300"] Justice Scalia[/caption] Section 5 of The Voting Rights Act has become the most controversial topic in the news over the past week. And with Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia making unflattering comments like, I think it is attributable, very likely attributable, to a phenomenon that is called perpetuation of racial entitlement..., it puts more of a spotlight on the number one issue now facing the Supreme Court - the survivability...

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THE AMERICAN MOVEMENT

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The Character Of Dr. King – He Always Kept His Kool – Video

Dr. King appeared on The Mike Douglas Show and faced what some today might call "got'cha" questions. Watch the character of Dr. King, as he kept his kool, and calmly answered their questions, showing a clear authority on the matters he discussed.

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