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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Challenge to Our America

July 16 2018, 02:03 | Alexander Lowe

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Brandon Tubbs said many people have heard or know about the speeches given by Martin Luther King Jr. during his fight for civil rights.

Their industries would be more concerned with persons than with profits, and would respect the rights of consumers, and would so improve job opportunities, working conditions, human relations, and sharing of profits that all workers would be free of destructive feeling of alienation from their work, their co-workers, and the themselves. Students in the local community also performed during the breakfast.

Any intimacy with King's work makes it clear that by King's standards Trump's Presidency is nothing less than a fascist triumph.

But in between, the president sat in a White House meeting on immigration policy and denigrated much of the African diaspora as "shithole countries" while expressing a preference for immigrants from Norway, a majority white nation.

The ensuing program highlighted the fact that while he was felled by an assassin's bullet in 1968, King's dream of equality for all continues to live on in the hearts of folks here and elsewhere.

Dr. Bernice King, was just four years old when her father was assassinated.

Numerous pleasures we enjoy today are the results of many years of our ancestors, who boldly and bravely stood against racism, classism, sexism, and many other economic and social injustices in order to secure necessary change, open the door and pave the path for a brighter sustained future.

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During a speech to African leaders last fall, he referred to the non-existent country of "Nambia" when attempting to discuss Namibia.

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"And I looked at him right quick and said: 'Oh no, don't do that".

"I don't [Trump] understand what Martin Luther King, Jr.is all about".

"I think it's important because we care about our home". America saw Obama not for who he actually was personally or ideologically, but for who they "projected" him to be.

We appropriately remember King and his message with marches and other events.

The Black Entertainment Television personality and managing principal of Baltimore-based JIJ Communications challenged the adults in the crowd to see beyond the hair and the attitude and the sagging trousers of today's young people and instead see their promise, recognize the talents they may not recognize in themselves, and nurture those talents - even in the young people they may fear.

"He talked about love and hate so effectively", said Xernona Clayton, King's office manager in Atlanta. "People feel like he is their mentor even in his death, their guide", said Bernice King.

During the civil rights movement, King directly confronted and exposed the ills of racism, and led a movement that pressured the American government to end legalized segregation. The Hispanic unemployment rate dropped a full point in the previous year and is close to the lowest in recorded history.

Bernice King, who serves as the King Center's chief executive, said the lesson of nonviolence is to focus on defeating injustice, not individuals.

Garrett said she was guided by King's spirit of generosity and kindness during her volunteer work for the dinner.



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