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  • Kansas City to vote on removing King’s name from street

    11/05/2019 8:42:46 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 40 replies
    AP ^ | 11 05 2019 | https://apnews.com/2b2d3231ca1a4eac94713f26d187ca7d
    Emotions that simmered for nearly a year over the renaming of a historic major thoroughfare in Kansas City, Missouri, for the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. led to a tense scene at a black church as get-out-the vote efforts wound down ahead of residents going to the polls. About 100 supporters of keeping the King name for the 10-mile (16.1-kilometer) boulevard were at a rally to court voters Sunday when opponents walked into the Paseo Baptist Church and stood along its two aisles. Those against the King name stood silently and did not respond to calls for them to sit...
  • Rev. MLK, Jr. "I have a dream ... where little black boys & black girls ... join hands with (TR)

    08/29/2019 6:43:00 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 9 replies
    American Minute ^ | August 28, 2019 | Bill Federer
    Rev. MLK, Jr. "I have a dream ... where little black boys & black girls ... join hands with little white boys & white girls and walk together as sisters & brothers" "I have a dream ... where little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls and walk together as sisters and brothers," stated Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., AUGUST 28, 1963, at the Civil Rights March in Washington, D.C. Martin Luther King, Jr., attended Booker T. Washington High School in Atlanta, Georgia, 1942-1944. Booker T. Washington founded...
  • Biden Calls for Doubling Capital Gains Tax Rate [semi-satire]

    08/23/2019 4:22:22 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 10 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 25 Aug 2019 | John Semmens
    Alleging that "it was Reagan's unwarranted tax cuts that led to the assassinations of Bobby Kennedy and Dr. Martin Luther King in the 1970s," Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice-President Joe Biden called for "a doubling of the capital gains tax rate." "Trump is taking this country down that same disastrous path," Biden claimed. "The tax cuts and deregulation he crammed down America's throat have unleashed the same explosion of prosperity and greed that characterized that tragic earlier era. We must elect Democrats to avoid repeating these earlier mistakes." The former Veep vowed that "if I'm your next president, I will...
  • Biden compares Trump's election to assassinations of Robert F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King

    06/23/2019 12:14:28 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 48 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 23,2019 | Jon Brown
    Former Vice President Joe Biden likened the cultural effects of President Trump's election to the assassinations of former Sen. Robert F. Kennedy and Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., in a Saturday interview with Al Sharpton. During a discussion in South Carolina that touched on criminal justice reform, Biden argued that Trump's rise to power had awakened an entire generation to the necessity of getting involved in politics, much like the violent murders of political figures did for baby boomers in the 1960s. "I think what’s happening now is, I think that Donald Trump may have reawakened sensibilities in this country...
  • FBI's long-buried allegations of MLK misconduct [#MeToo- Release the Rape-Tape]

    06/09/2019 9:00:35 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 60 replies
    Baltimore Sun/AJC ^ | June 8, 2019 | Ernie Suggs and Shelia Poole
    FBI's long-buried allegations of MLK misconduct met with skepticism. Andrew Young spent hundreds of nights with Martin Luther King Jr. traveling and living out of hotel rooms .... said, did he see, hear or witness the salacious accounts... of King's alleged sexual activities ~snip~ Garrow sifted through more than 19,000 documents in JFK assassination files unsealed 2018.... based on the FBI documents, King had sexual relations with at least 40 women....The most damning allegation was that [he] ... was present during the rape of a woman by a fellow minister in a Washington, D.C., hotel room on Jan. 5, 1964....
  • The troubling legacy of Martin Luther King

    06/06/2019 8:11:10 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 25 replies
    Standpoint ^ | June, 2019 | David J. Garrow
    Newly-revealed FBI documents portray the great civil rights leader as a sexual libertine who ‘laughed’ as a forcible rape took place. [The]documents reveal the full extent of the FBI’s surveillance of the civil rights leader Dr Martin Luther King... They expose in graphic detail the FBI’s intense focus on King’s extensive extramarital sexual relationships with dozens of women, ..... The FBI’s tape recording of that criminal assault [King witnessed] exists today, resting under court seal in a National Archives vault. [ 2027]~snip~.... when they are made fully available a painful historical reckoning concerning King’s personal conduct seems inevitable. ...“King, who...
  • AMERICAN NEWS OUTLETS REFUSE TO EXPLAIN WHY THEY SNUBBED EXPLOSIVE MLK REPORT

    06/01/2019 10:07:12 PM PDT · by Oscar in Batangas · 15 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | June 01.2019 | Rachel Stoltzfoos
    The Washington Post and The Atlantic declined to explain Friday why they snubbed an explosive report on the late Martin Luther King Jr. from a renowned historian who discovered old FBI files making sexual allegations against the civil rights icon. ... The Atlanta Journal-Constitution said it did not publish the report because it’s impossible to independently verify the claims, or if the primary source documents actually exist. The outlet also said decades-old events do not fall under “the typical domain” of a newspaper. ... ..critics of Garrow’s report, including several historians who talked to The Washington Post, [claim] that the...
  • Why the AJC is reporting the MLK sex allegations

    05/30/2019 10:08:54 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 94 replies
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | May 30, 2019 | Ty Tagami
    Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer David J. Garrow, an authority on Martin Luther King Jr., offered his explosive story on King to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and reportedly to other U.S. publications before it was published in Great Britain. The AJC turned down Garrow’s offer. The piece, which reveals new sexual allegations against the civil rights icon, was published in Standpoint, a United Kingdom-based cultural and political magazine.It was also offered to The Atlantic and The Washington Post, according to Standpoint.The AJC declined to run the piece because it was based on information that would in some cases be impossible to independently verify,...
  • FBI recordings accuse MLK of watching and laughing as a pastor raped a woman, having 40l affairs

    05/27/2019 12:25:32 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 74 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/26/19
    Secret FBI tapes that accuse Martin Luther King Jr of having extramarital affairs with '40 to 45 women' and even claim he 'looked on and laughed' as a pastor friend raped a parishioner exist, an author has claimed. The civil rights hero was also heard allegedly joking he was the founder of the 'International Association for the Advancement of P***y-Eaters' on an agency recording that was obtained by bugging his room, according to the sensational claims made by biographer David Garrow - a Pulitzer prize-winning author and biographer of MLK. Writing in British magazine Standpoint, Garrow says that the shocking...
  • Martin Luther King Jr. was the ‘Harvey Weinstein of the Civil Rights movement’-M. Moschbacher

    05/28/2019 4:31:54 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 59 replies
    Twitter @ Standpoint Magazine / NewsPunch Mag. ^ | January 28, 2019 | Vanity/Twitter-mix
    A blending of bits and pieces from Standpoint magazine and Newspunch - both British sources as the USA media has been eerily silent. Martin Luther King Jr. was the ‘Harvey Weinstein of the civil rights movement’ who had ’40 affairs,' Michael Mosbacher, the acting editor of Standpoint magazine, which is publishing Mr Garrow’s article about the files, says the tapes reveal MLK as “the Harvey Weinstein of the civil rights movement”. [Newspunch Mag 9-28-19] Mosbacher continues, “If public figures are now all – rightly – subject to scrutiny, there should be no exception for Martin Luther King, however worthy his...
  • The left now has a MeToo problem with Martin Luther King. Jr.

    05/28/2019 3:43:36 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 24 replies
    https://www.americanthinker.com ^ | May 27, 2019 | Monica Showalter
    The left, which has been so eager to topple statues of Confederate generals, slave-owning founding fathers such as Thomas Jefferson, even Kate Smith who sang objectionable racist songs early in her career, now has a Martin Luther King, Jr. problem.
  • Should All the MLK Statues Come Down?

    05/28/2019 3:30:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 69 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 28, 2019 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Quick question, ladies and gentlemen, should all the statues of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King now come down? Should all of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King boulevards throughout America be renamed? I ask this because of a story that you can’t find in the Drive-By Media. You cannot find it. It ran over the weekend, but you can’t find it. “Sealed FBI audiotapes allege the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had affairs with 40 women and watched while a friend raped a woman, according to a report.” FBI documents from the sixties… And we don’t doubt...
  • Cottonwood Road gets a new name

    05/28/2019 5:57:23 AM PDT · by umgud · 59 replies
    Bakersfield Now ^ | Lexi Wilson
    BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — The renaming of a street may be the road to change. Cottonwood Road in southeast Bakersfield will now be named South Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. "There's a lot of energy and a lot of excitement," community leader and ShePower organizer, Arleana Waller said. Waller grew up on Cottonwood Road. She believes the new name will change the areas negative reputation.
  • Reflecting on Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Faith in the American Dream

    01/22/2019 10:43:04 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/22/19 | Dennis Jamison
    Those who fan the flames of divisiveness and disunity within this nation, do not rest on the foundation of Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy In the wake of the day designated to honor the contributions of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., intelligent Americans can wonder about the legacy of this incredible man of God. And, the embattled political spheres demonstrated they are not prepared to see the same vision as Dr. King. Even if only the “I Have a Dream” speech at the Lincoln Memorial is used as a measuring stick, one can understand the words and intent that...
  • Martin Demands White Panelist Not Invoke MLK; She Pushes Back HARD

    01/15/2019 7:37:35 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 43 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | January 15, 2019 | Tom Blumer
    On Sunday's MSNBC Live with Alex Witt, after panelist Jennifer Grossman invoked Martin Luther King's historic "content of their character" statement, TV One journalist Roland Martin, in a demanding tone, requested a "favor": "Please don’t quote Dr. King." Apparently in Martin's world, only a black person like him can quote King, while a white person like Grossman can't. To her credit, Grossman pushed back hard: "I will quote Dr. Martin Luther king every single day and you won’t stop me."
  • Maxine Waters: MLK Would Be Trying To Get Trump Impeached [WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES]

    01/15/2018 10:46:46 AM PST · by seanmerc · 63 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 15 Jan 18 | Peter Hasson
    California Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters celebrated Martin Luther King Jr Day by claiming the civil rights leader would have encouraged people to march for the impeachment of President Trump. “If MLK was alive today, he’d be marching not only for civil rights & protecting voting rights, but to urge Members of Congress to accept their responsibility to save the U.S. from a dangerous man who has no respect for our Constitution & no concern for strengthening our democracy,” Waters wrote on Twitter on Monday.
  • Moving the Goal Post on Racism

    09/14/2017 11:14:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 14, 2017 | Larry Elder
    In 1964, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. appeared on a BBC news show. The host asked King about Attorney General Robert Kennedy's prediction, an audacious one at the time, that a black man could be elected president in 40 years. King thought it would not take that long: "There are certain problems and prejudices and mores in our society which make it difficult now. However, I am very optimistic about the future. Frankly, I have seen certain changes in the United States over the last two years that surprise me. ... On the basis of this, I think we may...
  • #MeToo Comes For Martin Luther King

    05/27/2019 3:38:10 PM PDT · by OddLane · 151 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | May 26, 29019 | Rod Dreher
    Historians have known for many years that civil rights icon Martin Luther King had been unfaithful to his wife. But now, David Garrow, who won a Pulitzer Prize in 1987 for his biography of King, has unearthed previously classified FBI documents showing that King was genuinely sexually depraved. From the Times of London (behind subscriber paywall): A huge archive of documents recently released from Federal Bureau of Investigation files exposes in detail King’s sexual activities with dozens of women as he travelled the country campaigning against racial inequality...
  • Secret FBI Recordings Show MLK ‘Laughed, Watched’ During Rape

    05/27/2019 2:07:06 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 91 replies
    Conservative Daily Post ^ | May 26, 2019 | Georgette
    The tapes are scheduled for release in 8 years, but David Garrow has unearthed FBI summaries of the various perverted and disgusting incidents. Famed biographer David Garrow has discovered FBI summaries of the incident. In what seems to be an unreal revelation, secret tapes complied by the Federal Bureau of Investigation apparently show Martin Luther King Jr. laughing and watching while a friend rapes a woman.[snip] The shocking files could lead to a ‘painful historical reckoning’ for the man who is celebrated across the world for his campaign against racial injustice, according to one biographer.... But David Garrow, a biographer...
  • FBI 'has tapes of Martin Luther King laughing as woman was raped in front of him'

    05/26/2019 1:55:11 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 139 replies
    The Mirror UK ^ | May 26, 2019 | Christopher Bucktin
    The FBI tried to destroy the reputation of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr as controversial unearthed files reveal. Shocking details of the FBI’s smear campaign against MLK Jr have been found on secret tapes, it is claimed. Its is alleged the agency accused the celebrated civil-rights campaigner of having up to 40 affairs. ~[snip} J Edgar Hoover, who believed he had Communist Party ties. Details of the covert tapes have been revealed by biographer David Garrow, ... MLks secret heartache and the white woman he could never marry.... Hoover feared [King's] popular movement could destabilise the country. Agents...