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  • Biden applauds call for ceasefire in Gaza at Morehouse College commencement

    05/19/2024 10:06:41 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 10 replies
    Nypost ^ | 05/19/2024 | Ryan King
    President Biden applauded a call for a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip Sunday while attending the commencement of Morehouse College in Atlanta on Sunday. Valedictorian Deangelo Fletcher, who spoke before Biden’s commencement address, stopped short of any direct rebuke of the president but called for an “immediate and a permanent ceasefire.” “It is only right for the class of 2024 to utilize any platform provided to stand in solidarity with peace and justice,” Fletcher said while evoking the activism of Morehouse alumnus Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Black-Jewish Relations: Martin Luther King & Israel

    04/09/2024 9:15:00 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 4 replies
    Speaking at the annual convention of the Rabbinical Assembly in 1968, Dr. King said: The response of some of the so-called young militants does not represent the position of the vast majority of Negroes. There are some who are color-consumed, and they see a kind of mystique in blackness or in being colored, and anything non-colored is condemned. We do not follow that course ... Peace for Israel means security, and we must stand with all of our might to protect its right to exist, its territorial integrity. I see Israel, and never mind saying it, as one of the...
  • Bennie Thompson slams RFK Jr.’s ‘dangerous rhetoric’ defending wiretapping of MLK Jr.

    01/15/2024 6:30:18 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/15/2024 | Brett Samuels
    Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) on Monday blasted comments from presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. in which he defended the government’s surveillance of Martin Luther King Jr. “The racist campaign to spy on Martin Luther King, Jr in an effort to discredit the civil rights movement and stifle America’s march toward racial equality is indefensible,” Thompson, the former chair of the House panel investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol, said in a statement first given to The Hill.
  • I would expect this at a MAGA rally, but here? Our community behaved abominably over the Israel-Hamas resolution

    01/14/2024 5:24:34 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 21 replies
    Lookout Santa Cruz ^ | January 14, 2024 | Andrew Goldenkranz
    Longtime Santa Cruz resident and educator Andrew Goldenkranz says Martin Luther King Jr. would not be happy with Santa Cruz this weekend, which marks his birthday. Tuesday’s 10-hour Santa Cruz City Council meeting and unruly public forum about an Israel-Hamas cease-fire resolution showed an ugly side of the city, he says. The war is heartbreaking all around, he writes, but seeing community members treat each other with such contempt was also disappointing and hurtful
  • The Reason the DOJ Asked for Leniency for a BLM Protester Who Killed a Man Is Simply Unbelievable

    09/06/2023 5:49:35 PM PDT · by CFW · 43 replies
    Red State ^ | 9/6/23 | Bonchie
    On Tuesday, Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio was sentenced to 22 years in prison for his role in the unrest on January 6th. Convicted of seditious conspiracy, Tarrio, who was not present at the Capitol, pleaded for leniency but received none. (For more reporting and background on Tarrio's case, click here) [link included in article] The same wasn't true for a Black Lives Matter protester who set fire to a pawn shop after looting it in May 2020. Montez Lee, who appeared on video proclaiming that he was going to "burn this ***** down" ended up killing Oscar Stewart, who...
  • Martin Luther King Jr ‘watched and laughed’ as woman was raped, secret FBI recordings allege

    01/16/2023 5:29:59 PM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 113 replies
    Martin Luther King Jr ‘watched and laughed’ as woman was raped, secret FBI recordings allege
  • [Redacted} The chilling details of MLK’s first assassination attempt by a Black woman

    01/16/2023 3:22:56 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 22 replies
    Face2Face Africa via MSN ^ | January 16, 2023 | Mildred Europa Taylor
    The day was September 20, 1958. Dr Martin Luther King, Jr., then 29, was in a Harlem department store, signing copies of Stride Toward Freedom, his account of the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott which he led. He was suddenly approached by a 42-year-old well-dressed woman, who asked him: “Are you Martin Luther King?” “Yes,” King replied, without looking up from where he was signing his book. The stylishly dressed woman, who would later be identified as Izola Ware Curry, said: “I’ve been looking for you for five years,” and plunged a 7-inch, ivory-handled steel letter opener into King’s chest. Curry...
  • Biden’s Comments Saying Floyd’s Death Had More Impact Than MLK’s Come Back to Haunt Him

    01/18/2022 7:04:22 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Law Enforcement Today ^ | January 18, 2022 | Jim Patrick
    One man inspired millions and helped change a country. The other was a career criminal and drug addict who inspired criminals to riot in the streets and shake down businesses in the name of “equity.” This past Monday, we celebrated the birthday of the former, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Now, a comment made by one Joseph Robinette Biden from June 2020 has been resurrected in which Biden said Floyd’s death had greater global impact than that of Dr. King. Newsweek reported that Biden’s original comments were made at an economic roundtable in Philadelphia in the weeks after Floyd’s...
  • Time to Re-Evaluate the Legacy of Martin Luther King (thought-provoking article from a black author)

    01/12/2022 2:20:43 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 84 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Vince Everett Ellison
    After finding evidence that the "man of God" and "moral conscience of our nation," the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., participated in the rape of a parishioner, engaged in numerous sex orgies, received cash payments from known communists, and admitted that he was a Marxist, King biographer and Pulitzer Prize–winning author David Garrow wrote of King, "There is no question that a profoundly painful reckoning and reconsideration inescapably awaits." *snip* To have been a Christian minister, it is illuminating that King's ideology is anathema to Christianity, manliness, and American freedom. Consider this: after attempting to integrate an all-White hotel...
  • The False God of Science - Martin Luther King Jr.

    04/16/2021 11:42:53 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 7 replies
    MLK Institute Stanford University ^ | July 1953 | Martin Luther King, Jr.
    Let us notice this morning how modern man has made a god of science. It was quite easy for modern man to put his ultimate faith in science because science had brought about such remarkable advances, such tangible and amazing victories. He realized that man through his scientific genius had dwarfed distances and placed time in chains. He noticed the new comforts that had been brought about by science, from the vast improvements in communication to the elimination of many dread plagues and diseases. And so after noticing these astounding successes modern man ushered in a new god and a...
  • Malcolm X met the Klan to discuss a separate black state

    10/12/2020 5:43:58 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 52 replies
    The Times UK ^ | 12th October 2020 | Mark Bridge
    A previously unpublished interview with a Nation of Islam minister has revealed a detailed account of a secret two-hour meeting involving Malcolm X and the Ku Klux Klan that discussed an extraordinary unholy alliance. The conversation on January 28, 1961, detailed in a forthcoming biography of Jeremiah Shabazz, reveals how, on behalf of Nation of Islam leader Elijah Muhammad, Malcolm X and a fellow minister sought the white supremacist terrorist group’s help in acquiring a “separate state” for black Americans opposed to integration. According to Malcolm X’s fellow minister, the Klansmen offered Nation members the right to wear “purple robes”...
  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Where Is the Outrage Over Anti-Semitism in Sports and Hollywood?

    07/15/2020 11:42:18 AM PDT · by SJackson · 42 replies
    Holllywoodreporter ^ | 7-14-20 | Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
    The Hollywood Reporter columnist calls out the hateful outbursts against Jews by Ice Cube, DeSean Jackson and others and explains how the muted response "perpetuates racism" and contributes to an overall "Apatholypse." Recent incidents of anti-Semitic tweets and posts from sports and entertainment celebrities are a very troubling omen for the future of the Black Lives Matter movement, but so too is the shocking lack of massive indignation. Given the New Woke-fulness in Hollywood and the sports world, we expected more passionate public outrage. What we got was a shrug of meh-rage. When reading the dark squishy entrails of popular...
  • Martin Luther King & Israel

    12/11/2019 2:35:55 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 2 replies
    Speaking at the annual convention of the Rabbinical Assembly in 1968, Dr. King said: The response of some of the so-called young militants does not represent the position of the vast majority of Negroes. There are some who are color-consumed and they see a kind of mystique in blackness or in being colored, and anything non-colored is condemned. We do not follow that course ... Peace for Israel means security, and we must stand with all our might to protect her right to exist, its territorial integrity and the right to use whatever sea lanes it needs. Israel is one...
  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Greek Classics

    11/27/2019 5:15:47 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 4 replies
    The National Herald ^ | Jan 25, 2008 | Alex Mallias
    This year will mark the 40th anniversary of the death of Martin Luther King, Jr. His death on April 4, 1968, found my country in the midst of one of its darkest hours, as the one year anniversary of an oppressive military dictatorship neared. With my fellow citizens living under military rule and deprived of the very basic freedoms, I was inspired by the people of Birmingham, Ala., of Memphis and Atlanta, who, in a most dignified way, poured into the streets, standing up for what was rightly theirs. Across the Atlantic, the civil-rights movement reached us in the clarion...
  • Gandhi Is Deeply Revered, But His Attitudes On Race And Sex Are Under Scrutiny

    10/02/2019 11:59:00 AM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    NPR ^ | October 2, 2019 | Sushmita Pathak
    When Martin Luther King Jr. visited the villa in Mumbai, India, where Mohandas Gandhi stayed in the 1920s, he had a special request: He wanted to spend the night in Gandhi's bedroom. ........................................................ Now, six decades later, many black Africans are calling Gandhi a racist. #MeToo activists are questioning his sexual practices. Hindu nationalists are rejecting Gandhi's vision of a pluralistic India that is strengthened by diversity.
  • On The Legacies, And The Monuments, Of Thomas Jefferson And Martin Luther King Jr.

    06/03/2019 4:05:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | June 3, 2019 | Scott Morefield
    Leftists have expanded their war against historical monuments to include statues of one of our nation’s key founders and its third president, Thomas Jefferson. Their basis - at least in part - is the claim that the Declaration of Independence author “raped” one of his slaves, Sally Hemmings, over 200 years ago.However, even if Jefferson had a sexual relationship with Hemmings and children by her, which is now generally accepted but also legitimately disputed, the notion that the former U.S. president “raped” her is also suspect, as least in the sense that one would typically describe a forcible rape. But...
  • 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,...
  • Police: Teacher Arrested for DUI Tried to Spit on Officers (mug shot)

    05/28/2019 7:52:59 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 28 replies ^ | 5/9/2019 | Fox 40 Web Desk
    ELK GROVE — An Elk Grove man suspected of driving under the influence reportedly spat at police officers when he was being taken into custody Monday evening, according to the Elk Grove Police Department. Investigators say they found 54-year-old John Chandler off Elk Grove Boulevard near Black Swan Drive behind the wheel with the engine running. Chandler showed signs of impairment, police said. As officers took Chandler into custody, officials say he resisted and even tried to spit on officers. Chandler’s booking photo shows him bloodied and wide-eyed with his tongue sticking out. FOX40 later learned Chandler is a teacher...
  • The left now has a MeToo problem with Martin Luther King. Jr.

    05/28/2019 3:43:36 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 24 replies ^ | 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.
  • 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.