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Jazz Speaks for Life – Martin Luther King at the Berlin Jazz Fest in 1964

Andrew Read; Martin Luther King Jazz in Europe
To celebrate Martin Luther King day we are reposting article first published in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the assassination of MLK on the 4th of April 1968. The article re-publishes Dr King’s speech at the Berlin Jazz Festival in 1964

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Ted Cruz Invokes Dr. King, and Scholars See a Familiar Distortion

Jennifer Schuessler New York Times
In the confirmation hearings of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, Sen. Ted Cruz cited the famous “I Have a Dream” speech to suggest King would have opposed race-conscious policies. It was a striking moment, in a day full of them.

Modern-Day Moses: Rev. William Barber II

Charles M. Blow New York Times
His sense of purpose and vision for his life is unobscured and unencumbered. This is a man on a mission, the grandest and most noble of missions: to save a country and his countrymen from themselves, to insist that morality ought to dictate policy.

Tidbits - Jan. 20, 2022 - Reader Comments: Supreme Court Spreads COVID, Children, Schools, Omicron; Capitol Armed Coup Plotters; Voting Rights; Real Martin Luther King; Harry Belafonte; Don’t Look Up; Student Activist Scholarships; more....

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Paul Tillich's Socialist Decision

Matt McManus Bias Magazine
This too-little-knows treatise by Martin Luther King Jr.'s favorite teacher was written in Germany, notes reviewer McManus, as the Nazis were transitioning "from a threatening political movement to a lethal political dictatorship."

MLK’s Forgotten Call for Economic Justice

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The Nation
“Negroes have benefited from a limited change that was emotionally satisfying but materially deficient... Jobs are harder to create than voting rolls.”

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Martin Luther King Was a Radical, Not a Moderate

Peter Dreier Common Dreams
Martin Luther King called himself a democratic socialist. He believed that America needed a “radical redistribution of economic and political power.” He challenged America’s class system and its racial caste system. He opposed US militarism
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