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  • Teaching our children
    Avoiding Home Grown Terrorist
    The U.S. State Department Counterterrorism's Bureau is looking at ways to deter radical Islamist recruitment and to prevent vulnerable Americans from being radicalized; according to cbsnews.com.Who are vulnerable Americans? Cbsnews.com, Oct.23...
  • FYI on MLK events slated for today and this month in Chicagoland
    FYI on MLK events slated for today and this month in Chicagoland
    In honor of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, Wirtz Center hosts a free reading of Lydia R. Diamond play The Gift Horseat 2 p.m. today in the Josephine Louis Theater on 20 Arts Circle Drive in Evanston. To attend the event presented by the...
  • MLK's dream is still out of reach
    MLK's forgotten dream
    When I was in elementary school, I auditioned to be the lead in a school play. I was given the part, and ironically my co-stars name was Coretta Scott. I kid you not, that was her real name. Coretta played my wife and I was, Dr. Martin Luther King...
  • Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
    Martin Luther King and Housing
    On January 19, 2015 the nation will be celebrating the federal holiday honoring the life of the Rev., Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Since his assassination in 1968 the holiday which was established in 1983 people have become familiar with his life...
  • MLK wisdom on  Eric Garner Protest
    MLK wisdom on Eric Garner Protests
    Orlando, FL- A steady stream of protesters filled the streets of downtown Orlando, in protest of a New York grand jury's decision not to indict a police officer in the death of unarmed Eric Garner, a black man who did not resist arrest.As an...
  • Thinking of Ferguson: Movies on racism and riots
    Thinking of Ferguson: Movies on racism and riots
    If you're watching the news and thinking about the events of Ferguson, you might consider watching these movies to better understand race relations.If you're old enough to remember the Los Angeles Riots, then consider that the African...
  • FBI’s letter, demanding that Martin Luther King commit suicide, released in full
    FBI’s letter, demanding that Martin Luther King commit suicide, released in full
    In 1999, the family of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. prevailed in a jury trial that found the government responsible for MLK’s murder. The family sought a mere $100 in damages, to make the point that their only goal was justice. The...
  • Cliven Bundy
    Cliven Bundy: If you think i'm a racist, then blame Martin Luther King JR.
    Cliven Bundy. Just when you thought he couldn't say anything more ridiculous, he proves you wrong.The Nevada rancher who was found to be freeloading off of the government to the tune of $1 million in back grazing fees revealed himself to be a...
  • Actress Carmen Ejogo
    Carmen Ejogo to play Coretta Scott King in civil rights film
    Actress Carmen Ejogo is set to once again step into the iconic shoes of late civil rights activist Coretta Scott King but this time for the big screen. According to a report at The Hollywood Reporter on Monday Ejogo is in talks to play Mrs. King...
  • Freedom 2 Twerk
    Real Talk: 5 modern things MLK would've been against
    In my hometown of Atlanta, I grew up on a steady diet of Martin Luther King, Jr. If there was ever a black superhero, it was he. Even though it was my duty to quietly revere MLK like every other good boy and girl, I refused to drink the Kool-Aid....
  • Arizona State fraternity
    Arizona State fraternity: Controversial MLK Day party gets frat suspended
    An Arizona State fraternity has been suspended and is under investigation after holding a controversial party for Martin Luther King Day. The frat was allegedly looking to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr., but ended up doing it in racially...
  • Oprah Winfrey to produce 'Selma' Pic
    Oprah Winfrey to help produce civil rights film ‘Selma’
    Oprah Winfrey is adding to her list of movie producer credits. The Wrap reported on Sunday Jan. 19 that the media mogul and actress has joined the civil rights era drama “Selma” as a co-producer.Related article: Ava DuVernay to direct ...
  • TKE suspended after MLK Black Party
    Tau Kappa Epsilon's MLK black party spoof was funny (kind of)
    An "MLK Black Party", an event sponsored by Arizona State University's newest suspended Greek org Tau Kappa Epsilon, praised gangsters.A number of students found the party and its social media pics offensive enough to complain. So it...
  • MLK day may be over but Northwestern's MLK week continues with free events
    MLK day may be over but Northwestern's MLK week continues with free events
    Northwestern University’s weeklong Martin Luther King Jr. celebration continues with freeevents that are open to the public.EVANSTON CAMPUS EVENTSCivil Rights and Social Justice, “Calling All Voices,” 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday,...
  • Seattlelites march for Martin Luther King and $15 minimum wage
    Seattlelites march for Martin Luther King and $15 minimum wage
    Thousands of people showed up at Garfield High School on this brisk Monday morning to celebrate the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. and to air a list of grievances at a broken political system to continue the dream of Dr. King. The tagline of this...