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Social media is looking askance at the Federal Bureau of Investigation for honoring Martin Luther King Jr. in death after a mountain of evidence proves the agency tried mightily to destroy King while he was alive. History buffs will recall that during the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s J. Edgar Hoover, the former FBI…

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Many A-list celebrities from the worlds of entertainment and music understand the monumental importance of the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement. Hollywood heavyweight Will Smith took his son, Jaden, and his mother to MLK’s birthday celebration in Atlanta over the weekend. King would have been 91 years old today.…

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Round 3 of the Mo’Nique-Steve Harvey heavyweight verbal smackdown has commenced. The Oscar-winning comedienne and her husband-manager Sidney Hicks said some head-scratching utterances on their podcast in the aftermath of their much talked about appearance on Steve Harvey’s eponymously-titled television show last week. “When her and Steve got a chance to discuss it, you got a…

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There was a time when the narratives of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement’s heroes belonged to us, Black people. After Dr. King’s stock went public in 1986, the first year of the national holiday, that all changed. If you want to witness the fruits of White supremacy’s labor, pay close…

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A television meteorologist is out of a job the day after uttering a racial slur during a live broadcast. During a WHEC weather forecast in Rochester, New York, on Friday which showed a live shot of the city’s Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park, Jeremy Kappell referred to it as “Martin Luther Coon King Jr. Park.”…

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The Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday is one biggest days in the NBA’s regular season. A day full of marquee matchups and tributes to the civil rights icon is always a must-watch event every season and here are the top five things to look forward to this season. DeMar DeRozan The Toronto Raptors guard is currently on…

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It is hard to understand why there are so many documents on the Rev. Martin Luther King contained in the assassination files of President John F. Kennedy. You would think there would be much more information on Robert F. Kennedy, the former attorney general; he was, after all, the president’s brother. But there is more…

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At a young age, African Americans are encouraged to speak, dress and think like White Americans, preferably White Christian Americans. This road of assimilation is paved with smiles, rewards and pats on the back. The purpose of these accolades and kind words is to convince African Americans that assimilation leads to safety and success.

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The progressive movements that ended slavery; secured a woman’s right to vote; vanquished Jim Crow; and legalized marriage equality were neither led nor organized by nationally elected politicians. Those victories were made possible by activists, everyday Americans frustrated by immorality and injustice

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“From oppressive and crippling surroundings, George Washington Carver lifted his searching, creative mind to the ordinary peanut, and found therein extraordinary possibilities for goods and products unthinkable by minds of the past, and left for succeeding generations an inspiring example of how an individual could rise above the paralyzing conditions of circumstance.” –Dr. Martin Luther…

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UGA presents 2016 President’s Fulfilling the Dream Award As part of the 13th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Breakfast sponsored by the University of Georgia, the Athens-Clarke County Unified Government and the Clarke County School District, in Georgia, presented three awards to Athens and university community members for exemplary community service. The breakfast commemorates the…

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day is America’s most important holiday. It is the only holiday in which America is forced to honestly assess its racial history. Dr. King’s life is a microcosm of how America deals with race. Because when you celebrate Dr. King’s fight for freedom and justice, it removes America’s cloak of moral…

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