January 17th, 2011 at 9:48 PM ^

Out of all his accomplishments and people he has touched...the fact that he has supported the rights of minorities across this country shall never be forgotten. We honor both these fine men today.


January 17th, 2011 at 10:05 PM ^

Sleep tonight
And may your dreams
Be realized
If the thunder cloud
Passes rain
So let it rain
Rain down him
So let it be
So let it be

Sleep tonight
And may your dreams
Be realized
If the thundercloud
Passes rain
So let it rain
Let it rain
Rain on him


January 17th, 2011 at 10:08 PM ^

Early morning, April 4
Shot rings out in the Memphis sky
Free at last, they took your life
They could not take your pride

In the name of love
What more in the name of love
In the name of love
What more in the name of love
In the name of love
What more in the name of love...


January 18th, 2011 at 1:39 AM ^

One of my favorites, but as a huge MLK and U2 fan, I thought it was interesting that they screwed up the fact of when MLK was shot.  He was shot at 6:01 PM, not in the morning.  I've caught U2 concert footage where Bono sings "early evening, April 4". 

It's kind of like Journey singing "...born and raised in South Detroit..."  Um, South Detroit is Canada.

There, I just ruined two great mid-80s songs.  And proved how incredibly old I am.

On a completely serious note, one of the best road trip in the world is going from the Lorraine Hotel, where Dr. King was killed (now the National Civil Rights Musuem) in Memphis to New Orleans down Highway 61 through the Delta.  Good history, good food and good music. 


January 17th, 2011 at 10:32 PM ^

in Mississippi to hear two old pastors this weekend.  A 73 year-old white man who spent time in the 60's providing training and resources to African-American pastors and a 69 year-old African-American preacher who received his help back then.  The two told tales of predominately black churches being burned and of harrassment they faced during that time.  After some personal sharing, they took turns reading one of Dr. King's sermons and then offered some words of hope.  It was eye-opening for someone raised in Michigan.


January 17th, 2011 at 10:49 PM ^

I hear stores like that and I think how interesting it would be to have walked in those shoes, then I think of the horror and danger they've been through and I wonder if I would have the courage.


January 17th, 2011 at 11:13 PM ^

mlk would be proud of the intolerance.  too bad the truth hurts.  Ausonius was right..."truth is the mother of all hatred."  we have created a dependant society and the sheeple have yet to awaken to realize the slaughter being undertaken by the powers with money.  facts are a stubborn thing, especially when the mind of the adolescent adult is in control.  thank you for resembling the arroance of the uofm fanbase...intolerance and fear...which is exactly how come rr was run out of town and my post was deleted.  good night people because you are too numb to ever wake up going this rate.  watch the movie "inherit the wind,"  it just might shed some light to a dark situation.  i really feel sorry for you in your current state.


January 17th, 2011 at 11:36 PM ^

which progress are you talking about that mlk would be proud it the number of blacks on welfare, or the number in prison, or the inner city education system, or the fact barack obama cut school vouchers which removes poverty children from recieving the same private schooling educational benefits as baracks girls get all because they are part of the elite, or the close to 70% single parent households (mainly ran by the mother) because the father has cowardly ran away from his responsibilities or the failure and complete reverse discrimination of affirmative action or the ineptness of the likes of jessie jackson and rev. al sharpton...which one would you like to discuss as progress.  take a look at the 95% of blacks who discriminantly voted for barack obama...yes we have come a long way...backwards.  see where all the destitute are and you will find out who runs it and is in charge.  by the way...who are the black leaders of the day mentoring our youth?  answer these questions and then we will see the real progress.  too bad mlk was all in vain.  

El Jeffe

January 17th, 2011 at 11:37 PM ^

mlk would be proud of the intolerance.

You mean MLK the guy who had his house firebombed and was arrested numerous times and thrown in prison and killed because he wanted black people to be able to do uppity things like sit anywhere they damn pleased on a bus and in a restaurant and work in any job they were qualified for and marry whomever they wanted? That MLK? That's the guy who would be proud of intolerance?

Enjoy Bolivian!


January 17th, 2011 at 11:43 PM ^

Even though I probably agree with some of the bat shit crazy views you hold and would enjoy a conversation over a cup of Jimson Weed Tea, this board is a specific no-politics zone. Also because your post was removed is no reason to post another stammering about intolerance. It is an internet post, not a manifesto that will be read by millions of Americans and Chinese spurring an international revolution of the proletariat.


January 17th, 2011 at 11:26 PM ^

An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.

-MLK Jr.


January 18th, 2011 at 11:48 AM ^

Here are some excerpts from the 1957-58 monthly advice column Dr. King wrote for Ebony magazine:

Question: I was in a home the other day where a 3-year-old child read the riot act to his mother. The mother took it with a sheepish smile. This, I am told, is permissiveness. It seems to me that what modern children need is a large dose of parental permissiveness applied to their backsides. Do you agree?

MLK: It is quite true that many modern parents go too far in allowing their children to express themselves with hardly a modicum of discipline. … This almost “lunatic fringe” of modern child care has been responsible for most strange and fantastic methods of child rearing in many American homes. … The child must realize that there are rules of the game which he did not make and that he cannot break with impunity.

Question: I was raised in a Christian environment. My father placed great stress on premarital virginity. I am 29. Of late, I have begun to doubt the validity of his teaching. … Is he right?

MLK: I think you should hold firm to the principle of premarital virginity. The problems created by premarital sex relationships are far greater than the problems created by premarital virginity. The suspicion, fears, and guilt feelings generated by premarital sex relations are contributing factors to the present breakdown of the family. Real men still respect purity and virginity within women. If a man breaks a relationship with you because you would not allow him to participate in the sexual act, you can be assured that he did not love you from the beginning.

 Question: My problem is different from the ones most people have. I am a boy, but I feel about boys the way I ought to feel about girls. I don’t want my parents to know about me. What can I do?

MLK: Your problem is not at all an uncommon one. However, it does require careful attention. The type of feeling that you have toward boys is probably not an innate tendency, but something that has been culturally acquired. … You are already on the right road toward a solution, since you honestly recognize the problem and have a desire to solve it.

 Question: About two years ago, I was going with a young lady who became pregnant. I refused to marry her. As a result, I was directly responsible for a crime. It was not until a month later that I realized the awful thing I had done. I begged her to forgive me, to come back, but she has not answered my letters. The thing stays on my mind. What can I do? I have prayed for forgiveness.

MLK: You have made a mistake. … One can never rectify a mistake until he admits that a mistake has been made. Now that you have prayed for forgiveness and acknowledged your mistake, you must turn your vision to the future. … Now that you have repented, don’t concentrate on what you failed to do in the past, but what you are determined to do in the future.