Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. displays the poster to be used during his Poor People’s Campaign in 1968. AP Photo/Horace Cort Joshua F.J. Inwood, Pennsylvania State University On April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, while fighting for a 10-cent wage increase for garbage workers. These efforts by King were part… Continue reading MLK’s vision matters today for the 43 million Americans living in poverty
by Sharon Austin, the Conversation What would MLK do? I don’t have to wonder what Dr. King would recommend. He believed in institutional racism. In 1968, King and the Southern Christian Leadership Council sought to tackle inequality with the Economic Bill of Rights. This was not a legislative proposal, per se, but a moral vision of a just… Continue reading Black Americans mostly left behind by progress since Dr. King’s death
Here is where we are as a planet in 2018: after all of the wars, revolutions and international summits of the past 100 years, we live in a world where a tiny handful of incredibly wealthy individuals exercise disproportionate levels of control over the economic and political life of the global community. Difficult as it… Continue reading Take power back from the billionaires
by Zaid Jilani, The Intercept In 1999, the polling agency Gallup set out to determine the individuals Americans most admired in the 20th century. Mother Teresa came in first, with 49 percent of Americans putting her at the top; the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., ranked second, with 34 percent placing him on the same list. But, the… Continue reading Martin Luther King Jr. Spent The Last Year Of His Life Detested By The Liberal Establishment
The nihilism in black America has become a massive spiritual blackout in America. The undeniable collapse of integrity, honesty and decency in our public and private life has fueled even more racial hatred and contempt. The rule of Big Money and its attendant culture of cupidity and mendacity has so poisoned our hearts, minds and… Continue reading America is spiritually bankrupt. We must fight back together
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