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    MLK was a great man. I have a lot of respect for him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PoliTalker View Post
    "Martin Luther King Jr. (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was an American Christian minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the Civil Rights Movement from 1955 until his assassination in 1968. Born in Atlanta, Georgia, King is best known for advancing civil rights through nonviolence and civil disobedience, inspired by his Christian beliefs and the nonviolent activism of Mahatma Gandhi.

    King led the 1955 Montgomery bus boycott and in 1957 became the first president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC). With the SCLC, he led an unsuccessful 1962 struggle against segregation in Albany, Georgia, and helped organize the nonviolent 1963 protests in Birmingham, Alabama. He helped organize the 1963 March on Washington, where he delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech.

    On October 14, 1964, King won the Nobel Peace Prize for combating racial inequality through nonviolent resistance. In 1965, he helped organize the Selma to Montgomery marches. The following year, he and the SCLC took the movement north to Chicago to work on segregated housing. In his final years, he expanded his focus to include opposition towards poverty and the Vietnam War. He alienated many of his liberal allies with a 1967 speech titled "Beyond Vietnam". J. Edgar Hoover considered him a radical and made him an object of the FBI's COINTELPRO from 1963 on. FBI agents investigated him for possible communist ties, recorded his extramarital liaisons and reported on them to government officials, and on one occasion mailed King a threatening anonymous letter, which he interpreted as an attempt to make him commit suicide.

    In 1968, King was planning a national occupation of Washington, D.C., to be called the Poor People's Campaign, when he was assassinated on April 4 in Memphis, Tennessee. His death was followed by riots in many U.S. cities. Allegations that James Earl Ray, the man convicted of killing King, had been framed or acted in concert with government agents persisted for decades after the shooting. Sentenced to 99 years in prison for King's murder, effectively a life sentence as Ray was 41 at the time of conviction, Ray served 29 years of his sentence and died from hepatitis in 1998 while in prison.

    King was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal. Martin Luther King Jr. Day was established as a holiday in numerous cities and states beginning in 1971; the holiday was enacted at the federal level by legislation signed by President Ronald Reagan in 1986. Hundreds of streets in the U.S. have been renamed in his honor, and a county in Washington was rededicated for him. The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., was dedicated in 2011."

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    King was present in a hotel room when a friend of his, Baltimore pastor Logan Kearse, raped a woman who resisted participating in unspecified sexual acts. The FBI agent who surveilled the room asserted that King “looked on, laughed and offered advice.” Other allegations include that King’s philandering—long known to be extensive—was even more rampant than historians knew; that King took part in group sex; that King may have fathered a child with one of his mistresses; and—less pruriently—that King continued taking money from his onetime ally Stanley Levison, a Communist Party member, even after he was supposed to have broken off ties.

    https://www.politico.com/magazine/st...cuments-227042


    Yeah lets all have a Happy Day for this POS





    Trump was present in a hotel room when a friend of his, Baltimore pastor Logan Kearse, raped a woman who resisted participating in unspecified sexual acts. The FBI agent who surveilled the room asserted that Trump “looked on, laughed and offered advice.” Can u here the outcry

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    Quote Originally Posted by volsrock View Post
    King was present in a hotel room when a friend of his, Baltimore pastor Logan Kearse, raped a woman who resisted participating in unspecified sexual acts. The FBI agent who surveilled the room asserted that King “looked on, laughed and offered advice.” Other allegations include that King’s philandering—long known to be extensive—was even more rampant than historians knew; that King took part in group sex; that King may have fathered a child with one of his mistresses; and—less pruriently—that King continued taking money from his onetime ally Stanley Levison, a Communist Party member, even after he was supposed to have broken off ties.

    https://www.politico.com/magazine/st...cuments-227042


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    Trump was present in a hotel room when a friend of his, Baltimore pastor Logan Kearse, raped a woman who resisted participating in unspecified sexual acts. Can u here the outcry
    King was a flawed man, no question. All of us are. But that's not why you dislike/hate him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by guno View Post
    King was present in a hotel room when a friend of his, Baltimore pastor Logan Kearse, raped a woman who resisted participating in unspecified sexual acts. The FBI agent who surveilled the room asserted that King “looked on, laughed and offered advice.” Other allegations include that King’s philandering—long known to be extensive—was even more rampant than historians knew; that King took part in group sex; that King may have fathered a child with one of his mistresses; and—less pruriently—that King continued taking money from his onetime ally Stanley Levison, a Communist Party member, even after he was supposed to have broken off ties.

    https://www.politico.com/magazine/st...cuments-227042

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    Quote Originally Posted by FastLane View Post
    MLK was a great man. I have a lot of respect for him.
    He had good intentions of wanting equality and unity. There was no reason to kill him for that. Unfortunately, his death contributed more to his cause than his life did.
    I'd say he achieved his goal, well half of it, anyway. Blacks have proven they are equal (sometimes better) and can be very successful in all fields (and not just on them).
    When a poor little black girl can work at it and become the richest woman in the US and most other countries as well, I'd say there's equal opportunity now.
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    Interesting perspective my friend posted on Facebook regarding Dr. King:

    ""In his last speech Dr. Martin Luther King said take our Black dollar out of any company that does not support Black people. Hit the oppressor in his pockets then watch him start paying attention to our issues. He was murdered shortly thereafter by the U.S. Government. He was saying we must learn to use our collective economic strength to truly make progress and build a solid economic base. So true today!""


    My friend talks a lot about black economic empowerment and keeping black money in the black community. He uses the Chinese as an example. Not sure how easily that can be done in 2019 considering how intertwined our economy, where we live etc. is. Nor is this country mostly like white and black like in Dr. King's day. But a number of people agreed with what he said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack View Post
    The Slaves never win.

    Thanks Martin, you left us with such words of wisdom
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack View Post
    Will anybody be going to the Parades and other Festivities?
    I'm observing Robert E. Lee Day.

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    Let us know how it went.
    There are plenty of things going on today where I live. Maybe Hollywood producers could come and try to get the extras they need for the next Tarzan movie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RB 60 View Post
    He had good intentions of wanting equality and unity. There was no reason to kill him for that. Unfortunately, his death contributed more to his cause than his life did.
    I'd say he achieved his goal, well half of it, anyway. Blacks have proven they are equal (sometimes better) and can be very successful in all fields (and not just on them).
    When a poor little black girl can work at it and become the richest woman in the US and most other countries as well, I'd say there's equal opportunity now.
    I agree that he had good intentions. The problem is, despite MLK saying he wanted people to be judged by the content of their character, so many today that are part of a certain political ideology, continue to push things that judge on skin color. Affirmative action is a prime example.

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    Hello cawacko,

    Quote Originally Posted by cawacko View Post
    Interesting perspective my friend posted on Facebook regarding Dr. King:

    ""In his last speech Dr. Martin Luther King said take our Black dollar out of any company that does not support Black people. Hit the oppressor in his pockets then watch him start paying attention to our issues. He was murdered shortly thereafter by the U.S. Government. He was saying we must learn to use our collective economic strength to truly make progress and build a solid economic base. So true today!""


    My friend talks a lot about black economic empowerment and keeping black money in the black community. He uses the Chinese as an example. Not sure how easily that can be done in 2019 considering how intertwined our economy, where we live etc. is. Nor is this country mostly like white and black like in Dr. King's day. But a number of people agreed with what he said.
    Sounds like inward thinking. Ideally, we all learn how to live and coexist in the same world.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CFM View Post
    I'm observing Robert E. Lee Day.
    "Navy Aircraft Carrier to Be Named for Black Pearl Harbor Veteran'

    You racist bastard, the next 2,999 Aircraft Carriers are going to be named after them too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miss Margot Frank View Post
    You claimed that last year,and spent the day here posting
    And dog shares all day long, same thing today. I guess the "racism worship" didn't turn out so great either, remember that? I guess bringing polka-dotted sheets rather than the standard white ones was frowned upon.
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