Posts Tagged as ‘Martin Luther King’

b-the change: This MLK Day, Arizona moves forward

In the aftermath of the shootings in Tucson, debates are raging over hate-filled rhetoric in the political sphere. According to Daniel Hernandez, the brave volunteer in Gabriel Zimmerman’s office who helped his boss amidst all the chaos: I think a lot of people are realizing that the political discourse has, for years, become completely destructive [...]

January 14, 2011 by Zebunnisa | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-the change: Join the dialogue that supports sanity not extremism

Aren’t you tired of all the extremist rhetoric that is so lightly thrown about nowadays? Here are some ways that you can do something about it. The controversy over the so called “ground zero mosque” is just one illustration of the extreme sentiments that often frame issues within today’s highly charged media landscape, especially with [...]

September 20, 2010 by ishita | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

because we found it: What would MLK say if he could Tweet?

In honor of Martin Luther King Day, Baratunde Thurston, co-founder of Jack & Jill Politics, mulled over the idea of the late civil rights leader on Twitter. In his Vanity Fair article, Thurston cleverly weaved through King’s history and philosophy through imagined tweets he would have proposed if the technology were as rampant then as [...]

January 19, 2010 by Stefani | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

guide to: Martin Luther King Jr. Day events over your long weekend

What are you doing for the long weekend? It’s not just to enjoy being off you know — this year, there are plenty events going on nationwide in celebration of the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. Here are some highlighted programs for the weekend. To see community service projects going in your area check [...]

January 13, 2010 by Stefani | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-days: Althea Simmons: monumental civil rights figure

Today’s Date: June 17th, 2009 Claim to fame: Simmons was head of the Washington branch of the N.A.A.C.P (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) since 1979. She held posts as National Educator Director, National Training Director, Director of Special Voter Registration drives and Associate Director of Branch and Field Services. In 1982, she [...]

June 17, 2009 by rachel | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-days: Coretta Scott King

Today’s Date: April 27, 2009 Claim to Fame: As the wife of renowned civil rights activist, Martin Luther King, Jr., Coretta Scott King was equally involved in the civil rights movement. She participated in the famous Montgomery Bus Boycott of 1955, and pushed for the passing of the Civil Rights Act in 1964. She gained [...]

April 27, 2009 by anisha | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

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