Tag Archives: Martin Luther King

04Nov/17

Latest JFK files include secret documents on Martin Luther King

SELMA, ALABAMA, UNITED STATES (NBC) – The latest trove of formerly classified documents related to the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy included about a dozen secret documents on slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King, including an FBI dossier that alleged King may have fathered an illegitimate child and had an affair with folk singer Joan Baez. Continue reading

16Jan/17

Lewis: “Never, ever hate”

In his first public comments since getting into a war of words with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, civil rights icon John Lewis honors the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. by telling a crowd of young men at a breakfast in Miami to, “never, ever hate.” Continue reading

16Jan/17

President-elect Trump meets Martin Luther King III

King III says “in the heat of emotion a lot of things get said,” as he gets questioned by journalists about Trump’s tweets attacking Lewis.

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21Jan/16

LL Cool J backs Smiths Oscar boycott

Grammy-winning rapper and actor LL Cool J receives star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and says he backs Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith in their Oscar boycott.
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18Jan/16
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Crowds hit to the streets to honor Martin Luther King, Jr.

Crowds in Texas marched in the streets to honor Martin Luther King, Jr.

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18Jan/16
MLK Memorial

FBI Director Comey lays wreath to honor Martin Luther King, Jr.

FBI Director James Comey discusses police shootings before laying a wreath at memorial to Martin Luther King, Jr.

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17Jan/16
Ride Along 2

“The Force” weakens under pressure from “Ride Along 2”

Space opera “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” is no match for the star power of Kevin Hart in “Ride Along 2” and Leonardo DiCaprio in “The Revenant.”

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11Mar/15

President Johnson’s condolence letter to Coretta Scott King goes up for auction

The condolence letter written by President Lyndon Johnson to the widow of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. after his assassination heads to auction.

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08Mar/15

On Selma anniversary, Obama says racial progress made but more needed

U.S. President Barack Obama observes the 50th anniversary of the civil rights confrontation in March 1965 in which police in Selma, Alabama beat protesters marching across the Edmund Pettus Bridge to demand voting rights for African Americans.
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