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The Life of Martin Luther King Jr.

The Life of Martin Luther King Jr.

  One of the most influential people of the 20th century, Martin Luther King Jr. gave a voice to millions of Americans still struggling under the oppressive weight of societal inequality. Achieving prominence through the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s, it can be argued that no person did more to advance the rights of African American people throughout all of American history.   Through non-violent means, Martin Luther King Jr. transformed the societal landscape of America, ushering in an era of progressive thought and action that radically altered a country still struggling to emerge from a violent past of slavery and racial abuse.   His legacy is widespread and powerful, echoing through the generations and garnering an immense level of respect.   Early Life of Martin Luther King Jr. 501 Auburn Avenue, where Michael (later Martin Luther) King Jr. was born. Source: Library of Congress   Born on January 15, 1929, Michael King Jr. was the second of three children to Alberta Williams King and Michael King Sr. He grew up in …

Missing Line Of Duty? Here Are 12 Must-See Police Dramas To Check Out Next

Missing Line Of Duty? Here Are 12 Must-See Police Dramas To Check Out Next

As Line Of Duty’s millions of devotees will already know, nothing beats the thrill of a high-stakes police drama. After six seasons of Jed Mercurio’s BBC series following the AC-12 anti-corruption unit, fans might be feeling in need of another bingeable show to fill the gap. And while viewers are still waiting patiently for any update about a potential return of the hit police drama starring Martin Compston, Vicky McClure and Adrian Dunbar, in the meantime there are plenty of police and detective thrillers out there to sink your teeth into… Broadchurch Olivia Colman and David Tennant in Broadchurch Before Line Of Duty gripped TV fans, there was Broadchurch. David Tennant and Olivia Colman star in this Bafta-winning ITV drama about the murder of an 11-year-old boy in a small Dorset community. It was an instant hit, with fans heaping praise on the show for exploring how the crime affected the local community, along with all the classic expectations of a whodunit. Slow Horses Gary Oldman in Slow Horses Critics were raving about this hidden …

Trump calls Lt. Gov. Robinson ‘Martin Luther King on steroids’

Trump calls Lt. Gov. Robinson ‘Martin Luther King on steroids’

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Trump compares North Carolina Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson to ‘Martin Luther King on steroids’ — despite a long history of offensive remarks

Trump compares North Carolina Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson to ‘Martin Luther King on steroids’ — despite a long history of offensive remarks

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Former President Donald Trump likened North Carolina Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson to Martin Luther King Jr. in an endorsement Saturday, despite the gubernatorial candidate’s long history of controversial comments about homosexuality, religion and victims of sexual abuse. “This is Martin Luther King on steroids,” Trump said of Robinson at a pre-Super Tuesday rally in North Carolina. “I told that to Mark. I said, I think you’re better than Martin Luther King. I think you are Martin Luther King times two,” he continued as he offered Robinson his endorsement in the Republican gubernatorial primary on Tuesday. Robinson has been a vocal supporter of the former president and first endorsed Trump for re-election in June while speaking at the Faith and Freedom Coalition Conference in Washington, D.C. Robinson, a pastor, is a polarizing figure, catching harsh criticism for his past comments about women, Muslims, Jewish people and members of the LGTBQ community. The favorite to secure the North Carolina gubernatorial Republican nomination has, for example, insinuated that homosexuality is a stepping stone to pedophilia, …

Where Nat Geo’s “Genius” meets America’s remix of Martin Luther King and Malcolm X

Where Nat Geo’s “Genius” meets America’s remix of Martin Luther King and Malcolm X

Genius is a designation tossed around too lightly in the modern age. And yet some understand it to describe the type of revolutionary thought that can lead to societal and cultural transformation. Not always — and not usually, History is awash in unsung geniuses whose fame was built in whole or part on others’ intellectual discoveries and strategies, men and women left out of history books or barely mentioned.  The first installment of National Geographic’s “Genius” anthology, the one devoted to Albert Einstein, addresses this by gazing at Mileva Marić, the theoretical physicist’s first wife and intellectual muse. “Genius: MLK/X” follows suit by glancing at Coretta Scott King’s (Weruche Opia) influence on her husband Martin (Kelvin Harrison Jr.) reminding us at regular intervals of the aspirations she put aside to support her husband. Betty Shabazz’s (Jayme Lawson) path is similarly paved, shown as the dutiful partner to the great Malcolm X (Aaron Pierre) who at a crucial point, tires of being subservient to the whims of the great Elijah Muhammad (Ron Cephas Jones, in his final …

Dexter Scott King, son of Martin Luther King Jr., dies of cancer at 62

Dexter Scott King, son of Martin Luther King Jr., dies of cancer at 62

Dexter King, son of the late civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., listens to arguments in the State Court of Criminal Appeals in Jackson, Tenn., Friday, Aug. 29, 1997, to determine whether two Memphis judges overstepped their authority surrounding the investigation of the King assassination. The King Center in Atlanta said the 62-year-old died Monday at his California home. Helen Comer/The Jackson Sun via AP hide caption toggle caption Helen Comer/The Jackson Sun via AP Dexter King, son of the late civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., listens to arguments in the State Court of Criminal Appeals in Jackson, Tenn., Friday, Aug. 29, 1997, to determine whether two Memphis judges overstepped their authority surrounding the investigation of the King assassination. The King Center in Atlanta said the 62-year-old died Monday at his California home. Helen Comer/The Jackson Sun via AP ATLANTA — Dexter Scott King, the younger son of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King, died Monday after battling prostate cancer. The King Center in Atlanta, which Dexter King …

Dexter Scott King, Son of Martin Luther King Jr., Dies of Cancer at 62

Dexter Scott King, Son of Martin Luther King Jr., Dies of Cancer at 62

Atlanta, Georgia —  Dexter Scott King, the younger son of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King, died Monday after battling prostate cancer. The King Center in Atlanta, which Dexter King served as chairman, said the 62-year-old son of the civil rights icon died at his home in Malibu, California. His wife, Leah Weber King, said in a statement that he died “peacefully in his sleep.” The third of the Kings’ four children, Dexter King was named for the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama, where his father served as a pastor when the Montgomery bus boycott launched him to national prominence in the wake of the 1955 arrest of Rosa Parks. The family of Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King at their Atlanta home in 1963. Dexter King, age 2, sits on his mother’s lap. Also pictured are Martin III, age 5, and Yolanda, 7. Dexter King was just 7 years old when his father was assassinated in April 1968 while supporting striking sanitation workers in Memphis, Tennessee. …

Martin Luther King Jr.’s son Dexter Scott King, 62, dies one week after late father’s birthday

Martin Luther King Jr.’s son Dexter Scott King, 62, dies one week after late father’s birthday

Dexter Scott King, a civil rights activist like his legendary father Martin Luther King Jr., has died. He was 62. The youngest of Mr. King’s two sons with wife Coretta Scott King, he carried on his father’s legacy through his work with the Center for Nonviolent Social Change, which is known as The King Center, and as president of the King estate. King died from prostate cancer, according to The King Center. His wife Leah Weber King, who he married in 2013, said in a statement: “He transitioned peacefully in his sleep at home with me in Malibu,” adding: “He gave it everything and battled this terrible disease until the end. As with all the challenges in his life, he faced this hurdle with bravery and might.” WATCH: Remembering Martin Luther King Jr. 50 Years On In the 15 years that MLK was married to Mrs. King, the two welcomed four children together. Their first daughter, Yolanda King, was born in 1955, though passed away aged 51 in 2007, one year after her mother’s death. …

Dexter Scott King, son of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., dies of cancer at 62

Dexter Scott King, son of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., dies of cancer at 62

ATLANTA (AP) — Dexter Scott King, the younger son of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King, died Monday after battling prostate cancer. The King Center in Atlanta, which Dexter King served as chairman, said the 62-year-old son of the civil rights icon died at his home in Malibu, California. His wife, Leah Weber King, said in a statement that he died “peacefully in his sleep.” The third of the Kings’ four children, Dexter King was named for the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama, where his father first served as a pastor. He was just 7 years old when his father was assassinated in 1968. As an adult, Dexter King became an attorney and focused on shepherding his father’s legacy and protecting the King family’s intellectual property. In addition to serving as chairman of the King Center, he was also president of the King estate. Coretta Scott King died in 2006, followed by the Kings’ oldest child Yolanda King in 2007. “Words cannot express the heart break I feel from …

Bill Ackman Claims Martin Luther King Jr. Would Have Been Against Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion—And Yes, He Was Serious

Bill Ackman Claims Martin Luther King Jr. Would Have Been Against Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion—And Yes, He Was Serious

Billionaire Bill Ackman, who’s been in the news a lot of late thanks to his quest to oust former Harvard president Claudine Gay, spent part of Martin Luther King Jr. Day in a conversation on X with Democratic presidential candidate Dean Phillips and X owner Elon Musk. The big takeaway from that chat? That Ackman believes King—who was, quite famously, against racism—would have hated diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts that have been implemented in schools and businesses. Yes, according to the hedge fund manager, King’s “I Have a Dream” speech is “precisely about a world where people will be judged not by the color of their skin, but the content of their character. And when I came to learn about the DEI movement, which is an ideological movement, it’s really the reverse of that…I think Dr. King would be very opposed to this sort of ideology, even though you know, diversity is a good thing, even though of course, a culture where everyone feels comfortable and included is critically important.” Ackman—who claimed earlier this month that DEI initiatives …