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Civil Rights

Look: 13 Images Comparing Barack Obama With Martin Luther King, Jr.

by David Badash ● 9:12 AM January 21, 2013
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Here, on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, are 13 images being widely shared on Twitter comparing President Obama with the great civil rights hero, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Bigotry Watch

Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Niece Attacks NAACP For Gay Marriage Support

by David Badash ● 2:52 PM May 22, 2012
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MLK’s niece, the extremely anti-gay Alveda King, in a carefully-worded statement attacked the NAACP for their decision to publicly support gay marriage.

Civil Rights

Bayard Rustin, Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Gay Strategist, Deserves Better

by Stuart Wilber ● 12:45 PM August 23, 2011
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Master strategist Bayard Rustin was Martin Luther King Jr.’s organizer for the 1963 March on Washington, but because he was gay, he has been hidden from history.

Civil Rights

Martin Luther King, Jr. Shot 43 Years Ago Today Supporting Labor Rights

by David Badash ● 10:05 AM April 4, 2011
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Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated 43 years ago today in Memphis as he delivered a speech supporting labor rights for sanitation workers

Uncategorized

Watch: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “I Have A Dream”

by David Badash ● 10:33 AM January 17, 2011

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., delivered this speech in August 28, 1963, in front of more than 250,000 people, in Washington, D.C.

Civil Rights

Today Is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

by David Badash ● 11:50 AM January 18, 2010
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Martin Luther, King, Jr.’s name is synonymous with non-violent civil rights activism. King, who was born on January 15, 1929, was shot down at at 6:01 p.m. April 4, 1968. He died one hour later, at the age of 39. There are those who say the LGBTQ movement has “co-opted” the African-American civil rights movement. […]

Civil Rights

January 15: Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday. Watch: “I Have A Dream”

by David Badash ● 3:24 PM January 15, 2010
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News

Conservative Attacks Colbert’s ‘Vile Political Blackface’ As ‘Racism’

by David Badash ● 7:52 AM April 11, 2014
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Tea Party provocateur Ben Shapiro claims that Stephen Colbert, by playing a conservative on TV, is engaging in something akin to Blackface. Shapiro calls it “Conservativeface.”

News

Sarah Palin Attacks ‘Liberals’

by David Badash ● 9:52 PM March 1, 2014
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Sarah Palin has a message — one she probably found on someone else’s Facebook page and apparently co-opted as her own — for “Liberals.” She posted it to her Facebook page today.

Bigotry Watch

‘Arrest And Hang’: GOP State Candidate Calls For Obama’s ‘Execution’

by David Badash ● 6:29 PM January 21, 2014
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A Republican candidate for the Florida House is calling for the arrest and execution by hanging of President Barack Obama for treason — but only after a trial.

News

On MLK’s Birthday, Sarah Palin Accuses Obama Of ‘Playing The Race Card’

by David Badash ● 6:44 PM January 20, 2014
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On Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday, Palin didn’t congratulate the nation’s first Black president, didn’t celebrate the civil rights leader’s life, didn’t mourn his assassination, but politicized the national holiday by attacking the leader of the free world.

Discrimination

Phil Robertson, Suck My Duck

by Max S. Gordon ● 2:03 PM December 24, 2013
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Max Gordon takes on Phil Robertson’s racism and homophobia–as a black gay man well versed and conversant on America’s appetite for intolerance dressed up as free speech

Bigotry Watch

Watch: Gays ‘Are Cooperating With The Devil’ Says GOP Candidate

by David Badash ● 1:42 PM December 17, 2013
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Pastor and Colorado House Republican candidate Gordon Klingenschmitt says that gay people are gay because “of their free will, they’re cooperating with the Devil.”

Discrimination

Top GOPers Including Boehner Declined Invitations To Speak At 50th Anniversary Of King March

by David Badash ● 7:00 AM August 29, 2013
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Speaker of the House John Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor were both invited to speak at Wednesday’s “Let Freedom Ring” celebration commemorating the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s historic speech.