Tag: martin luther king

Honoring the true legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

While much of the celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr., Day will take the form of readings and re-publishings of Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech, The Root chooses to celebrate his acknowledgement of the reality as well as the dream, and of the ongoing fight necessary to turn the one into the other. While many supposedly concerned commentators are quick to invoke the name of MLK as a way of scolding black people to behave themselves, he was actually a radical who wasn’t nearly as lauded by the establishment as he is today.

What would King learn from us?

An elementary school teacher told a story to me once. I was still struggling to learn English, so over the course of the year I asked her often to retell the story.

Years ago in Alabama, the wife of a young preacher received a delivery of red carnations from her husband. They were beautiful, but as she touched them, she noticed they were artificial. When her husband came home, she asked about the flowers. He said, “I wanted to give you something that you could always keep.”

NAACP ignores pro-lifers

LOL! Pro-lifers from Georgia are upset about being ignored again at the NAACP annual convention: This July approximately 8,000 NAACP members met in Detroit for the organization’s annual convention. While Saturday’s major theme was improving access to heath care, NAACP…

The content of their character.

Brownfemipower has more on intentionally obscuring desegregation as an anti-racist goal in and of itself: but then i got to the very first comment in the long list of wonderful comments which was as follows: Affirmative action is all about…