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  • 8 shot Monday in Chicago

    01/19/2021 5:20:58 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | January 19, 2021 | By Sun-Times Wire
    Eight people were shot Monday in Chicago, including a 44-year-old man who was shot inside a vehicle in Chatham on the South Side. About 11:15 p.m., he was sitting in his parked car with another person when he was shot in the shoulder and twice in the back, Chicago police said. A man was wounded in a shooting in Woodlawn on the South Side. He was on the street about 6:45 p.m. in the 6100 block of South Rhodes Avenue when someone opened fire, striking him in the shoulder, police said. Minutes prior, a 19-year-old man and a 17-year-old boy...
  • Dozens arrested in NYC as cops, protesters clash outside City Hall Park

    01/19/2021 5:14:54 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 19, 2021 | By Larry Celona and Kenneth Garger
    Police and Black Lives Matter protesters clashed outside City Hall Park on Monday night, resulting in dozens of arrests and several injured officers, authorities said. The confrontation began at about 8:30 p.m. after hundreds of protesters that originally met outside the Barclays Center marched across the Brooklyn Bridge in a demonstration honoring Martin Luther King Jr., according to social media posts. Once they made their way into Manhattan, they were met with a heavy police presence and chaos ensued, online footage shows. Ten police officers were injured in the melee, sources said, and a captain was struck in the helmet...
  • Bidens load food boxes in Philadelphia on MLK Day

    01/18/2021 10:37:41 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 46 replies
    thehill ^ | 01/18/2021 | Morgan Chalfant
    Biden's minimum wage push faces uphill battle with GOP President-elect Joe Biden and incoming first lady Jill Biden volunteered at a hunger relief organization in Philadelphia on Monday to mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The Bidens helped pack food boxes at Philabundance, the largest hunger relief organization in Philadelphia, as part of a national day of service two days before Biden will be sworn in as the next president.
  • MLK Letter from Birmingham Jail (not how you think it'd be...listen in 50 mins or so)

    01/18/2021 6:14:45 AM PST · by CincyRichieRich · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | April 16, 1963 | MLK
    Listen in: When listening, ask a few questions to yourself we can discuss: 1. What are differences and similarities between 1963 and today? e.g., BLM and Antifa vs real, genuine need for change, violence vs non-violence. 2. If you are white, what role to you have? If you are mixed race, any differences? If you are black, what is your role? E.g., uniter or divider, how? 3. If you are a Jesus follower, what would the Holy Spirit tell you your role is?
  • Instead Of Rejecting It, The Civil Rights Movement Fulfilled The American Revolution

    08/18/2020 8:48:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 18, 2020 | S. Adams Seagrave
    American colonial leaders in the 18th century and Martin Luther King, Jr. both fused religious beliefs with philosophical principles to motivate action. Throughout the Stamp Act crisis of the 1760s — the “Prologue to Revolution,” according to the title of historian Edmund S. Morgan’s published collection of documents — the British North American colonists sent petition after petition to both houses of the British Parliament. These petitions frequently asserted the rights that the colonists possessed as British subjects.According to the Resolutions of the Stamp Act Congress in 1765, the colonists were “entitled to all the inherent rights and liberties” due...
  • John Lewis Helped Win the Civil Rights War; Why Are We Still Fighting It?

    07/23/2020 5:38:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies ^ | July 23, 2020 | Larry Elder
    Civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis, a top aide to Martin Luther King Jr., died last week. In 1965, Lewis suffered a fractured skull when he led 600 civil rights workers on a peaceful protest that turned violent as Lewis and the protesters were attacked by the police on the Edmund Pettis Bridge in Selma, Alabama. Ten years earlier, Rosa Parks famously challenged the Jim Crow segregation laws by refusing to give up her seat in the front section of a bus in Montgomery, Alabama. The Supreme Court, a year earlier, unanimously struck down "separate but equal" school laws. Congress...
  • Former NFL Star Herschel Walker Blasts Biden For Comparing George Floyd to MLK Jr.

    06/19/2020 5:12:57 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 15 replies
    The Lid Blog ^ | 18 June 2020 | Jeff Dunetz
    Former NFL Star Herschel Walker took aim at Joe Biden after the Democrat nominee for President said George Floyd’s death had a greater impact on the world than the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. Walker, Heisman Trophy winner who started his pro career playing for the New Jersey Generals of the USFL, a team that was owned by some guy named Donald J Trump. After his three years in the USFL, the league went out of business so the running back moved to the NFL where he played for 11 years, most noticeably with the Dallas Cowboys. Biden’ s...
  • How Black Lives Matter’s Antagonism To Marriage And Family Hurts Black Americans

    06/16/2020 9:02:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 16, 2020 | Glenn T. Stanton
    BLM seeks to dismantle the very institution that research consistently shows is most likely to aid and empower black Americans: the natural family. Black Lives Matter — the organization, not the irrefutably true statement — has taken center stage in the necessary debate on race today, overshadowing others like the NAACP and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.All know that BLM’s leadership is strongly calling for the defunding and possible abolishment of local police departments. This proposal has been resisted or dodged by leading Democrats for various reasons. But what about BLM’s view of the family as a resource for black...
  • How Much Longer Will MLK’s Statue Stand?

    06/13/2020 1:53:53 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 26 replies
    National Review ^ | June 12, 2020 | John Hirschauer
    In 1957, Ebony magazine invited Martin Luther King, Jr. — then a civil-rights upstart known for leading the Montgomery Bus Boycotts — to write a monthly advice column. King agreed. In 1958, a young reader asked him the following question: My problem is different from the ones most people have. I am a boy, but I feel about boys the way I ought to feel about girls. I don’t want my parents to know about me. What can I do? Is there any place where I can go for help? The King of our popular imagination may have told the...
  • Biden says MLK assassination ‘did not have the worldwide impact’ that George Floyd’s death did

    06/12/2020 9:24:40 AM PDT · by lionstar · 35 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/11/2020 | Morgan Phillips
    Joe Biden on Thursday compared the death of George Floyd to the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. in 1968, saying Floyd’s death had a bigger global "impact" than King’s. At an economic reopening roundtable in Philadelphia, the former vice president spoke of how the advent of smartphones had precipitated global participation in the movement against police brutality and racial injustice. “Even Dr. King’s assassination did not have the worldwide impact that George Floyd’s death did,” Biden said. “It’s just like television changed the Civil Rights movement for the better when they saw Bull Connor and his dogs ripping the...
  • Joe Biden Blanks Out and Then Insults Martin Luther King In Disastrous Public Comments(Dementia-Joe)

    06/12/2020 8:10:35 AM PDT · by sickoflibs · 64 replies
    RedState ^ | June 11, 2020 | Bonchie
    Joe BidenÂ’s staffers have to be dreading the day the full campaign gets back into swing. Keeping the former vice president in the basement has perhaps done more for his chances in 2020 than any other single factor. Case in point? This is what happens when he leaves the confines of his home and tries to talk to people in public. Drew Holden @DrewHolden360 Serious Q: At what point does the mainstream media start talking about this? Dems have chosen as their presidential nominee a man who - despite the unique protection afforded by quarantine - very clearly is seeing...
  • Biden says Floyd death having bigger global impact than MLK assassination

    06/11/2020 12:27:46 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06 11 2020 | Max Greenwood
    Former Vice President Joe Biden said on Thursday that even the 1968 assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. did not have the same global impact as the killing of George Floyd in police custody last month has. Speaking at a roundtable discussion in Philadelphia, Biden said that the advent of smartphones had allowed the reality of police brutality against people of color to spread like it never has before, comparing it to how the rise of television in the 1960s showed Americans the police violence that marked the Civil Rights Movement. “Even Dr. King’s assassination did not have...
  • Infamous Hate Crime Hoaxer To Host Race Rally In DC on August 28,2020, At the Anniversary of MLK's "I Have A Dream" Speech

    06/07/2020 11:46:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/07/2020 | Jazz Shaw
    Given the current unrest surrounding the death of George Floyd, it’s not surprising to learn that yet another rally is being planned in D.C. But this one is being announced well in advance, scheduled to take place on August 28th, the anniversary of the Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King’s “I have a dream” speech given 57 years ago. Unfortunately for those interested in participating, the host of this rally is perpetual opportunist Al Sharpton. Any time there is any sort of unrest involving issues of race, you can always expect Al Sharpton to show up and find a way...
  • (Rev. Jesse Lee) Peterson Honors MLK With 'Jackson Repudiation Day'

    01/18/2002 4:46:32 PM PST · by Jean S · 23 replies · 256+ views ^ | 1/18/02 | Carl Limbacher and Staff
    Civil rights leader the Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson is sponsoring the Third Annual National Day of Repudiation of Jesse Jackson. The event is held annually on the Rev. Martin Luther King holiday and "will be held every year until Jesse Jackson 'repents of his wrongs.'" "Jesse Jackson is desperate and out of control," said Peterson, who has sued the corporate shakedown artist for civil rights violations and assault and battery. "Jackson has recently attempted to undermine the Bush administration and the 'War on Terrorism' by trying to negotiate with the Taliban. Jackson is currently attempting to 'shake down' corporations like ...
  • The Latest: Sharpton sees socialism-civil rights parallel

    02/26/2020 8:14:04 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | February 26, 2020
    Rev. Al Sharpton is reminding black voters in South Carolina that civil rights leaders faced the same political flak for being alleged socialists that Bernie Sanders, a democratic socialist, faces today. Sharpton, who hosted a half-dozen Democratic presidential hopefuls Wednesday morning at a ministers’ breakfast sponsored by his National Action Network, made his observation before introducing Sanders.Noting that Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was also criticized as a socialist while fighting for voting rights and other critical issues to the black community, Sharpton urged attendees to research that history. …
  • Outrage Ensues When Four White Students Win MLK Jr. Day Essay Contest

    02/12/2020 8:32:11 AM PST · by montag813 · 33 replies
    24News ^ | 02-12-2020 | Lynn Foster
    by Lynn Foster So much for being judged "by the content of one's character." The University of Montana has very few black students. Which is understandable, because the state of Montana has very few black people. This demographic profile created some issues, however, when the school sponsored a Martin Luther King Jr. Day essay contest and four white students were announced as the winners. Students and other observers (most of them white themselves) got very upset. "Jesus Christ this is shameful and embarrassing, and I say that as a pasty ass white girl," wrote Nika Martignoni on a Facebook post...
  • California pardons gay civil rights leader in new initiative

    02/10/2020 7:03:15 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 8 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | February 5, 2020 | Don Thompson
    A civil rights leader who was gay and a confidant of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was posthumously pardoned by California Gov. Gavin Newsom, who also announced Wednesday what may be the nation's first process for forgiving those convicted under outdated laws punishing homosexual activity.
  • Uproar Over Essays Turns MLK’s Dream Inside Out. The University of Montana judged contest submissions on content instead of the writers’ race. Big mistake.

    02/06/2020 8:01:20 PM PST · by karpov · 25 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | February 6, 2020 | Heather Mac Donald
    The University of Montana asked students, staff and community members to participate in an essay contest on the legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. When the school released the results last month, Montana students and race activists across the country accused university officials of racism and disrespect. That’s because all four winners were white. Turns out some would rather the school had honored King by judging entrants on the color of their skin rather than the content of their submissions. The four contest winners started receiving threats, and the African-American studies program, which had sponsored the contest, removed...
  • Martin Luther King Jr's daughter slams Kellyanne Conway for claiming he would oppose Trump impeachment

    01/22/2020 10:29:00 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 22 replies ^ | 1/21/2020
    Bernice King, the daughter of Martin Luther King Jr says she wishes Donald Trump's administration would "keep his name, and incorrect analysis, out of their conversations about current issues" after the White House's muddled response to memorial events honoring the late civil rights leader.
  • The forgotten assassination of MLK’s mother Alberta King in 1974

    01/20/2020 12:16:08 PM PST · by lowbridge · 38 replies ^ | October 12, 2019 | MILDRED EUROPA TAYLOR
    The sad event occurred on June 30, 1974, about six years after her son was killed. It was a Sunday, and Mrs King and her family were at their Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Ga., which was headed by her husband, Rev. Martin Luther King Sr. King Sr. was not at church that day. Mrs. King was reportedly elated that she would be playing a new organ the church had just received. In front of about 500 congregants, the 69-year-old began playing the organ for the Lord’s Prayer while the congregation bowed their heads in prayer. That was when the...