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Alabama: The Newest Amazon Union Battleground
"Okay lena to understand. What is happening at this alabama warehouse. I'm guessing we should start by looking at some history. Yes and i spoke to just the person for that. Monday is gym specially and i'm a voca auditor for mercedes benz. Us international. We do audits on vehicles. After they're built jim as a very unique perspective on the union voted amazon because his mercedes plant. That was the epicenter of the last time. A super high profile labor battle played out in the state of alabama. And it makes sense that we'd be talking about auto plants because of course. A lot of foreign automakers have been opening factories in the south for decades. Now alex since the nineties yes they brought a lot of new jobs and jim you know he loves his job but he has a pretty glum view of why these foreign car companies came to the south in the first place the coming here because of the fact that there is not a fear of unions. You know they're saying we're just not educated. You know country bumpkins and whatnot. They don't know nothing about unions and don't care a lot of this stems from to work laws and all this other states which say that each worker can choose not to pay union dues still. The auto industry is historically pretty unionized. So the big auto union. The united auto workers decided to go after these new southern factories prompting intense anti union campaigns all labor experts. I talked to about unionization in alabama. Brought up this period of time. Like michael innes jimenez from the university of alabama the board that i'll never forget. Do you want tuscaloosa to be the next detroit. Let's throw race in there too. Obviously but seeing this post industrial city in a lot of pain and blaming the unions and then something incredible happened. workers at volkswagen in. Tennessee voted against the union and vw was the one company that actually wanted a union. It was the governor and republican lawmakers who fought against it from the air things just unraveled nissan workers in mississippi also rejected. The union at jim spits lease mercedes. Plant in alabama. Uaw didn't even petition for a vote. What it all comes down to is getting that vote and we haven't got that in twenty five years on three attempts so this sets the stage for where we are. Now this is. Why alina been asking you. How alabama became the first state to potentially have a unionized amazon warehouse. Right that's why so many people find it surprising. But i actually think that could be one of the three main reasons why this warehouse got to a union votes. So quickly we know amazon has stamped out union attempts and other places perhaps. The company also wasn't expecting such aggressive organizing in alabama compared to more traditionally Activist places. That's factor number. One are the other two to others are about the time and the place. Then let's start with a time. This is one of the things. I heard from the union. That's helping organize amazon workers in bessemer. The unions called the retail wholesale and department store union. And it's president. Stuart applebaum pointed out that this warehouse is only about a year old so it opened right as the pandemic started. I believe that the pandemic opened a lot of people is they understand now that they need a collective voice to stand up for themselves and to protect themselves. I also think that people had expectations when they came in that were not being realized. Amazon has been raking in profits during the pandemic which workers often bring up and also amazon went on a massive hiring spree and this by the way is often when workers ended up gaining some more power which is when they know that the employer needs more workers. The retail union folks say the best. My warehouse workers reached out to them quietly in the summer. They were describing grueling productivity quotas. They wanted to have more say in how they work. How they get disciplined. How they get fired. The union then mobilized support system of other folks from the region who are already unionized particularly workers from poultry plants. Okay and that brings us to your third factor alina. Which is the place right exactly. Professor michael innes jimenez pointed out something notable about alabama on that few people might realize if you follow the border and the coastline between california and maryland. alabama has the highest unionization rate for every state between california maryland. and then throw in tennessee. Also it's a pretty low rate. Only about eight percent of alabama workers are union members which is lower than the national average. But it is higher than all other southern states. And then you've got the specific location of the amazon warehouse which has bessemer. It's a working class. Suburb of birmingham. It's got early roots. In steel and mining and unionized labor. And another thing about bessemer is that it's a community that's predominantly black and the amazon unionization campaign is evoking social justice themes focusing a lot on respect in the workplace and of course this is all happening on the heels of the black lives matter protests. Yes exactly but the union also presented as part of its history. Its members marched with martin luther king junior in the sixties the union president talks about how in the south labor and civil rights battles have always been intertwined and so alina people think that all of these things at the time the place the context will end up making a difference and give alabama. The nation's first unionized amazon warehouse. the union. certainly hope so folks there told me more than half of the workers at the bessemer warehouse signed petitions for union shop. So they think this could be it of course amazon for its part has led a big anti-union campaign. They've got required meetings where workers were told. How union dues our waste of money. How great these jobs are already with all the benefits and the starting wage of fifteen dollars an hour and for context. The minimum wage in alabama is also the federal minimum wage which is seven dollars. Twenty five cents an hour which makes amazon starting wage of fifteen dollars an hour. More than double the alabama minimum. That is actually a big point four. Jim spits lee over the mercedes benz plant as he's watching this big amazon union. Vote play out it'll send a nami ripple but it's going to send one. It's going to let people know that. Hey even people fifteen dollars an hour. Seventeen dollars an hour can have union in their workplace. Bessemer warehouse workers will be voting by mail through the end of march. If this votes exceeds at an anti union place like amazon in alabama. This could turn a whole new page for both the
Ibram X. Kendi And Keisha N. Blain On The 400-year story Of Black people In America
"Professor planes. You've got the top box. I'm going to start with you. This is a different kind of history book right. It's a history book where some of the ninety writers aren't even historians collectively who are the writers. And why are their voices so important so we asked an array of writers to contribute to the volume. And as you point out so many of them are not professional Journalists to contribute we asked philosophers to contribute We asked creative writers to contribute as well as poets end. What we wanted to do was really grapple with four hundred years of history. And not you know. We really didn't want it to feel like a typical a history book. I and of course asking ninety historians Would have i think a taken away from the the sort of you know tone that we were trying to set which was bringing together a diverse community which met people coming to the history writing about the history from their own experiences but also from their unique trainings whether in the field of journalism are in the field of law and so it was important for us to create something new something special something original and that meant bringing in writers from a wide array of backgrounds. Professor professor blaine just talked about the fact that you have poets in the book and you write quote sometimes. History is best captured by poets out. Some more there's anything. I've learned in my time writing history. That is that it's deeply complex. Variegated story that in many ways. We have to imagine things that we don't have a speculate on on on decisions that we don't have a specific for that we have to stretch archive especially when writing on on people's particularly working class. Americans certainly working cost black folks who haven't left an archive who haven't left on speeches and and necessarily written records and so you know. Poets have the capacity to really show the depth and complexity and the imagination and creativity of humanity. And and so when we when that comes to bear on history. And i think they were really able at the end of each section to really flush out and contextualized. You know forty years. When i was in school. Professor blaine We're going way back like the nineteen seventies nineteen eighties black history The way we're talking about today just wasn't taught. Slavery was a chapter and not exactly told honestly the accomplishments of black americans were diminished if they were even acknowledged so has anything changed since the seventies in the eighty s. What needs to change. So i think some things have changed You know when you look at how history textbooks written. We're certainly at a place where the textbooks that are produced today or even in the last ten years i think are better than the ones that were a public. Maybe twenty years ago does not mean that we still don't have work to do. In fact we have a lot of work to do. Especially i think in the last two or three years. We've been talking about textbooks in places states like texas for example where they're still a debate about how you talk about the civil war and how you talk about slavery and like you. I certainly encounter textbooks. That didn't really flesh out are the nuances. You know an even the trauma of of the the experience of slavery in often times a glossed over eight or or perhaps had a little box to focus on martin luther king junior but other than that not really center a historical figures i and so a lot has changed in part of that. Change is directly tied. I think to the work of a professional historians. We've been working very hard odd to excavate the history in in in order to help people better write about the history. I in a way that reflects the richness than the complexity and diversity of the black experience but particularly in a way that centers black agency which is key that black voices appear. That black ideas appear in. These textbooks are still some work to do. But i think we're making progress. I think four hundred souls is certainly the kind of texts that would help us move forward in that direction.
How the San Francisco Comunity Music Center is thriving in the pandemic
"Of our counters died from complications due to hiv and aids. I'm the remaining survivor. There are many who supported a stirring that time but having navigated losing dancers choreographers audience members weekly similar to what we're seeing now and yet the differences so many people were unaware and didn't care you can tell. The pain still sits with me the trauma and i think that we are in that now. We will be in that period of time. I would say decades of time where we will be sitting with. What wasn't done. What was left unsaid. What was not attempted for the safety of people over profit. This is the co founder and executive director of dancers group wayne hazard. The dancer group was born in the middle of the aids crisis and has over the decades into a service organization providing wrap around fiscal sponsorship programs and services to incubate and support artists and the dance community as well as their historical roots at presenting unique grassroots base. Dance to the san francisco bay area. I'm joined remotely via zoom by wayne hazard the executive director of dancers group. Thanks for being here win. Thanks george it's my pleasure on martin luther king junior day twenty twenty one yes quite a solemn day and quite a powerful day so segue to our first question. Which is i think. The audience probably doesn't know dance group which is an interesting can of service group model. So if you could give us a little background on the dancers group and some of the really unique the of eighteen programs while it's my favorite topic obviously vance's group has been around since nineteen eighty two and we were founded in san francisco's mission district. We really started out. As a collective of choreographers of dance makers looking to have support space and camaraderie and ways to be in relationship to one. Another and really. That hasn't changed thirty nine years later. I like to call us now. Hybrid organization. Because i think it kind of clicks with people one and two. It's kind of what we do in terms of providing direct services to dance makers dancers those interested in dance and we also present dance at timmy's and i say that in that way because we do commissioning of work but we also have large programs of the your leg bay area dance week where pretty The pandemic we had twenty two thousand people in the spring. Take free dance. Classes all over the bay area from hip hop to who led to back to tap to beginning movement classes. Were children to adults. Dance for people with parkinson's you name it. We probably haven't morale-booster over the years so the services we do really are about you know supporting people where they are classes. Discounts performance information discounts on those and. Then we provide direct services to dance makers through our fiscal sponsorship program. We have over one hundred and twenty five dance companies dance projects that fundraise under us so each year close to one point. Five million raised less than we redistribute through expenses back to those entities where over generally pandemic times of three hundred thousand people attend those company and artists activities classes and performances though this last going on ten months with covid nineteen and so much of obviously performing arts and dance especially is a personal experience. How has the dance group dealt with the covid nineteen and economic meltdown. And then how do you feel like. It's impacted all of the dozens of dance. Performance groups that you incubate and work with big question. I'll start by saying that. Dancers groups founders along with myself win through the aids pandemic in the early eighties. All the way into the nineties and still continuing today as a worldwide pandemic beget really not seeing that way. Because of i think broadly and it's changed a bit but seeing as a gay male disease. Two of our founders died from complications hiv and aids. I'm the remaining survivor. There are many who supported a stirring that time but having navigated losing dancers choreographers audience members weekly similar to what we're seeing now and yet the differences so many people were unaware and didn't care you can tell. The pain still sits with me the trauma and i think that we are in that now. We will be in that period of time. I would say decades of time where we will be sitting with what was done what was left unsaid. What was not attempted for the safety of people over prophet so specifically to your question. I think one of the first things we did as an organization is aboard said. Are you okay and we. We talked a lot. We said to staff your job is there. We like many organizations applied for support both private foundations and others to help us navigate this time. We are very fortunate in the bay area to have major foundations. Like the hewlett some rain ins and haase's and fly checkers Really step forward and then we just looked at getting information out early on also. Many organizations were creating cove relief funds and the area had going. i and i was approached by a donor. Saying here's a large took money. Let's get this out to dancers. And i said well what if we join forces with theatre bay area would if we not created just one more fun but just was able to get more money to one fund and so the funder liked that the donor like that theatre bay area. Love that inter music. Sf joined as well and so there's a performing arts workers relief fund on theatre bay area dot org site it's also on dancers
A Safety Net for America
"There's a popular martin. Luther king junior quote that lays bare the false promise of the american dream. He said it's all right to tell a man to lift himself up by his bootstraps. But it is cruel just to say to a bootlace man the oughta lift himself up by his own bootstraps now because it was martin luther king junior's birthday recently because we the people seem to have finally elected policymakers who care that are growing inequality is quite literally killing. Many of us thought it prudent to talk about safety nets for boot lewis americans. A safety net traditionally provides a margin of protection against the fluctuations of everyday life the highs and lows it allows for room for error. It helps you endure and designed purposely. It lets you succeed. Safety nets come in a variety of literal and figurative flavors artist. We're talking about actual rope. You can fly higher knowing you won't die if you slip. If you're an investor. A percentage of capital that remains fluid in cash or bonds. So you can make other bets on crazy biotech companies. Or i guess game stop is what we're doing this week if you're doomsday prepar. Who's pretty convinced. It's the end times but safety net might be an underground bunker in your backyard packed with ken. Paris and dynamite. They'll safety nets are complicated. Systemic concept but the first principles are easy to understand if millions of americans are hungry without water without health insurance and healthcare without childcare without wages. Whatever we're doing is working and because we live in a interconnected society not a spaceship made for one. The unequal distribution of safety nets actually affects everyone as america continues along in a quote unquote k shaped recovery or enormous wealth gap continues to grow. Thus many americans haven't had to think about a proper. Can i buy food this week. Safety net for some time now while others are further away from one than ever before white people are for the most part born with a safety net. The color of their skin. This simple unearned. Genetic inheritance provides a set of boots enabling most white people to simultaneously feel protected from sudden life changes and to take risks and embrace opportunities all relative but why people like me and stuff away a bunch of cash and then take advantage of opportunities like nonexistent interest rates and skyrocketing market values to remortgage houses and by tesla or bitcoin because the goal is growth through compounding interest. Not figuring out how to pick up free school lunches during your twelve hour onsite during a pandemic in a world that is more volatile than ever with list of externalities that includes invisible novel viruses in your living room and workplace and actual oceans. Making their way into your kitchen. It's more important than ever that we think through what it means for everyone to have a safety net as morgan hausa. We'll tell you a functionable. Reliable margin of safety means not having to sell your stocks and interrupt compounding interest when shit hits the fan and compound interest is incredible. It's everywhere for example. The ice age didn't happen because it suddenly got super cold outside. It happened because the summers were gradually and consistently more tepid. And the ice just eventually didn't melt but compound interest goes both ways. I mean look at the climate crisis or the continued state of black housing landownership food. College debt and education positive compound interest means not having to choose between food and rent. You don't even have to think about that when you don't have to worry about and food you can do so much more. It means building an infrastructure and culture of wellness and prevention. Not just going to the emergency room with no idea why your chest hurts because and this is vital to understand. It's not usually the suddenly sick person paying that bill. Ambulance rides and emergency room. Visits that are unable to be paid for by. The patient are often paid for by the hospital with something called charity. Care and that's subsidized by state grants basically your tax dollars of course sixty percent of the time. That sick person isn't white and this is the system. We've designed person doesn't have a safety net. A safety net means paying wages that allow for less congested three generation living conditions that viruses can't thrive in that allow for healthy plant based foods and building a strong microbiome that allow for not living next to fucking fossil fuel facilities and uncapped wells. So kids can grow and learn and breathe and you'd be amazed at what kids can do when they can grow and learn and breathe. I means paid sick. Leave for the days. You just can't do it whether you're suffering physically or mentally so you can do your best work on the other days. A safety net is paid parental leave for welcoming child into your family. It's childcare once you go back to work in preschool. After that for your mental health for your performance at work for your child's future it means giving every american child a few thousand bucks every year starting at birth to be spent indoor invested however. The parents see fit for food now and for turning on that fiscal compound interest for the rest of their lives. We can do better. We can make sure people land on their feet and that the entire society benefits society that decides that safety net's of every kind should be universal. We'll find her citizens able to reach further and faster and will suffer for less when faced with a pandemic. your challenge is to consider the safety nets available to you today and to manifest ways. You can extend those to your business in your community to lift all boats a bunch of guys longtime ago said the life liberty and the pursuit of happiness are unalienable. But i'll tell you this. Hungry person has no liberty no freedom no safety net to millions of americans have no liberty to speak of martin. Luther king talked about that in washington to paraphrase here. He said ever since the founding fathers of our nation dreamed this dream. America has been something of a schizophrenic personality on the one hand we have proudly professed the noble principles of democracy life liberty and the pursuit of happiness. But on the other hand. We have sadly practiced the very antithesis of those principles. Now more than ever before. America is challenged to realize it's noble dream for the sheep of the world. Today does not permit us the luxury of an anemic democracy. Our hours late and the clock of destiny is ticking out. We can't expect people to solve existential crises like climate change and they can keep their water turned on. So i asked today look to your own safety nets and find ways to extend them to your neighbors
Amanda Gorman's books jump to bestsellers after inaugural poem
"The dawn is hours before we knew it. Somehow we do it. Somehow we've weathered in witnessed a nation that isn't broken but simply unfinished we the successors of a country and the time were a skinny black girl. Descended from slaves and raised by a single mother can dream of becoming president only to find herself reciting for one that was amanda gorman the inaugural youth poet lawyer it reading from her poem. At the hill we climb which she read at joe biden's inauguration alexandra alter profiled gorman and interviewed her joining us now to talk a little bit more about that hey alexandra hey pamela so this was a really exciting week in washington but i most loved about the news events. This week was that a poet was the breakout star of the inauguration ceremony on wednesday. Amanda gorman was the youngest inaugural poet and us history. She joins a very elite class of poets. Only been a handful of poets who have performed it including robert frost my ngelo elizabeth richard blanco. So she really brought a lot to this performance. And when i spoke to her what was really interesting to me was. She felt enormous pressure. Not just because of the size of the audience she was going to be addressing. Tens of millions of people potentially watching the events at home but because of the state of the country she felt real responsibility to present a poem that reflected joe biden's inaugural theme of america united and. She said they didn't give her any specific guidelines but they said that's the three million inauguration but she also really wanted to address. What has happened recently in the country. Particularly the partisan divisions that we've seen the political violence the effects of the pandemic. It's a really dark moment. And so she was kind of trying to counter johnston to forces the potential for unity. But also these deep divisions that we're seeing in the country now so interestingly. She was really struggling with the poem. The inaugural committee reached out to her late december. She had a few weeks to work on it and was kind of she said it's like it felt like climbing a mountain would do a few versus a day and then on january six. We all watched across the country as the unfolded at the capital. There was the insurrection. There and rioters stormed the capital. And amanda gorman at that point had written about half of her poem and she stayed up late into the night and finished it because she just felt this urgency. And so you're there are verses in the poem that reflect what we saw that day the other thing that she said that was interesting about how she prepared to write it was. She said she always starts with historical research so she studied speeches from leaders who really brought their countries together. In times of crisis she looked at speeches by winston. Churchill abraham lincoln martin luther king junior and she listened to music that inspired her including the musical hamilton. There are a couple of hamilton references within the poem. That some people caught including lin-manuel miranda who was very appreciative of her poetry. So it's been incredible to see their response to her work after she gave this really kind of inspiring performance her books. She has two books coming out this year. Actually three because they're releasing the poem she wrote as a standalone and she has now the number one and number two books on amazon and this is a poet who is twenty two years old and she's preparing to publish her debut collection. This fall so she's gone incredibly quickly from somebody who had following and was pretty well known in the poetry world to kind of national literary star and one other thing that i loved about her performance and her approach to it which she talked about how she felt like she was representing not just her own words but representing poetry itself representing american poetry and y you know it was important to have poetry part of the ceremony. She said when. I spoke to her now more than ever. The united states needs an inaugural poem. Poetry is typically the touchstone that we go back to when we have to remind ourselves of the history that we stand on the future that we stand for so i thought it was lovely that she felt that she was standing up in front of the capital. Two weeks after the insurrection took place kind of representing poetry as a form that can unite the country.
22-year-old poet Amanda Gorman delivers stirring inauguration performance
"Have heard about it by now. The words of the youngest inaugural poet in recent. Us history quickly spread around social media after she spoke on stage twenty two year old. Amanda gorman delivered her original poem the hill we climb. During yesterday's inauguration ceremony it was about overcoming obstacles coming together as a nation and taking part in positive change. Gorman told cbs news. She researched speeches. From abraham lincoln. And dr martin luther king as she began writing she told npr. She struggled to finalize the poem until the capital riots. Then she completed it that night. A variety of celebrities including oprah winfrey praised her performance online.
Inaugural poet Amanda Gorman: 'Even as we grieved, we grew.'
"Twenty two year old Amanda Gorman became the youngest poet to speak at a presidential inauguration the title of Gorman's poem the hill we climb she referenced the violence at the capitol we've seen a force that would shatter a nation rather than share it would destroy our country if it meant delaying democracy Gorman had said she wanted to combine a message of hope for the Biden presidency without ignoring the evidence of discord and division even as we grieve we grew that even as we hurt we hopes that even as we tired we tried that will forever be tied together victorious Gorman echo the words of John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther king junior and referenced everything from biblical scripture to Hamilton well we have our eyes on the future history has its eyes on us said Donahue Washington
The President's picture
"Now back on election night in two thousand eight. I was sitting on the couch watching the news. My career in photojournalism at morphed into a career shooting weddings. Not because. I really wanted that because it paid money. Such is life and so there. I was sitting on that couch. Not working the most historical election night of my life. The crowd is reaching a million in grant park. The anchor said in washington. Tens of thousands of people are gathered at the white house. Some tv journalist explained breathlessly. And i couldn't take it anymore. I looked at the clock. It was eleven. I gotta go. I said to man where she replied. No i gotta go make a picture of something and so a jumped into my car and sped down a sleepy military road. And then i loved myself. Where would i find a parking spot near the white house. Isn't it funny. How logistics can be such a buzzkill aloft. Again you idiot. Forget the white house. Go to the lincoln. Martin luther king marian anderson. I have a dream. I figured there'd be thousands of people just like the white house was a ton of the twenty. Six as i walked up at tv crew was walking away. Nothing to see here. My fellow agenda said to me. Helpfully barack obama's speech from bronco was coming through the radio. My fellow citizens. I stand here today humbled by the task before us. Grateful for the trust. You've bestowed mind-mindful of the sacrifices borne by our ancestors. I felt lanka wounded into a candid camera prank twenty-six very quiet people who gathered around a single transistor radio in the steady drizzle. Not even a mile from where tens of thousands of people were screaming. Their heads off. It was around midnight and was very dark in the rain was fogging things up on my camera. But i'm made some pictures because that's what we journalists do the next morning at six. Am i emailed gone you at the new york times. I think. I wrote something like election night. Lincoln memorial twenty six people in rain in the subject filled to get his attention. Five minutes later. My phone rang. i chuckled. The photo ran the size of a stamp on the op-ed page of the times. The next day better than nothing. I thought then some woman named connie email me i say some woman comically because i didn't know her at the time she has since become a dear friend but back in two thousand and eight two days. After the election of barack obama. She was just columnist. I didn't know saying she wanted to write a story about my picture and she was on deadline so i called her back and some guy named sherritt answered the phone detecting trend here. Connie really needs to talk to you but she's just getting out show. Just hang on a few moments. She'll be here so i talked to share it for five minutes chatting about the election and everything and having no idea i was talking to a united states senator email. My sister woman named connie schultz interview today connie schultz. I love her. She's on msnbc all the time you dingo and connie wrote beautiful column. Everyone was excited for me. The grainy photo of the twenty-six folks in the dark and the rain that i shot for no publication in particular was suddenly gaining traction. My neighbor republican joe crowley loved it. He asked me if he could give some to his colleagues. I made copies. Joe gave them to members of the congressional black caucus he also brought one to the white house event and gave it to the president and that photo got framed and hung outside the president's study for eight years and that's where this story should end except that in two thousand sixteen after donald trump was elected. The new president-elect was invited for white house to by president. Obama and my old friend pete souza took a photo of that man. Sizing up the president's study. Will you see in. The photo is his orange hair as he pokes his head in and his hands on the wall right next to my framed photo. Pete's picture is awesome and that's where this story ends except for today because i've been getting e mail after e mail from people who've gotten their hands on president obama's memoir and in his memoir. He says that my photograph the slightly boring one of twenty six people standing in the rain is his favorite photo from his election night. His what president obama rights. But i worry the my memories of that night night so much else has happened these past twelve years a shady by the images that i've seen the footage of our family walking across the stage the photographs the crowds and lights and magnificent backdrops as beautiful as they are. They don't always match the lived experience in fact my favorite photograph from that nice isn't a drum park toll rather it's the one i received later as a gift. The photograph the lincoln memorial taken. As i was giving my speech. It shows a small gathering of people on the stairs that's is obscured by the dot is behind them. The giant figure shining brightly. Here face craggy is is slightly downcast. They're listening to the radio. I am told quietly contemplating who we are as people. And the ark of this thing. We call
The Dow is set to rise at the open of trading Tuesday
"The business news Stocks begin trading this week after taking the Martin Luther King Jr holiday off yesterday. On Friday, the Dow was down 177 points of 30,814. NASDAQ was down 1414 points. And the S and P was down 27 this morning The futures are pointing to a higher start. We've got the down futures up 164 s and P's up. 25. The NASDAQ futures up 123
In open letter to Dr. King, Stevie Wonder calls for equality
"Singer songwriter Stevie Wonder releases an open letter to Dr Martin Luther King Jr on The holiday honoring the slain civil rights leader in the video, wonder laments the lack of progress against racism. In this 36 years since the holiday became a reality, it makes me physically sick. I am sick of politicians try to find in the easy solution to a 400 year. Problem Wonder once the new administration to form a Truth commission to find solutions and recommendations for
Nurse shares her experience treating COVID-19 patients in Miami and Los Angeles
"L. A county became the first in the nation to hit more than one million cases since the beginning of the pandemic. I see you. Availability remains at 0% at most hospitals. Cherie Perry Smith is a traveling ICU nurse who arrived in L a last week and she stationed at Martin Luther King Jr Community Hospital in south L. A, and she recovered from having Cove it back in October. Welcome to press play, Cherie and Welcome to L A. Thank you, Madeline. Thank you for having me. Well, it's great to have you and this is your fourth station for covert treatment. I believe you were in Atlanta. Miami in Texas. How does the situation in l A compared to those cities? It's really rough. It was probably most comparable to Miami. Honestly, um, is, um I see you capacity is just it's beyond capacity. Um you know him, Okay. It was a 10 bed. I see you, and then it was expanded to 20. And now there are 35. We're still expanding. So it serves a community of 1.8 million in Compton. So it's It's really hard and Nations are The communities being Rod's very heavily. So it reminded me of a lot of Miami. Just limited resource is and people coming in really late in coming in. Really, really Siddiq. Oh, right, because they're putting off treatment because they know that there's very little capacity, right? Right. So people are coming in already, you know, with Multiple organ systems failing. Wow. So when you're comparing it to Miami, what do you mean by that? Take us back to the Miami days and what it looked like I was in Miami over the summer, and that's actually where o'clock clothing on while I was there. I mean, I didn't cover till October, but it was in Miami. It was it was like working. The ICU is normally pretty stable, like you is not like working in the ER. So when I've been er nurse, too, but I preferred ICU because it's always controlled. There's this uncontrolled is done stable, multiple cold's going off with multiple patients. It's a war zone on DATs. What Miami felt like and L a certainly Was very reminiscent of that period of time in my career where the patients are so unpredictable, and it's just when you have multiple people coding at the same time. It's very hard to give them the resources they need, because you're stretched very thin. And so that is what you're seeing now in L. A All right, um, lovely. We have PPE here, Which is my blessing. Just because Miami we were given one gown for patient per day. I was in one in 95 masks for three weeks. I get on in 95 mask every time I come on shift, so I'm grateful for that here, and I can use gowns one time and one time out. I'm grateful that you know people have generously donated to this hospital on we have peopie. But the patients are very, very stick. You know, we have patients in their thirties there. We have mothers. We have fathers. We have just people and it's really sad. You're on zoom calls, and they're saying goodbye and It's very hard. Were you expecting that? MLK has been on CNN. They've been told it the epicenter of the epicenter in L. A On. Guy knew all this going into the assignment, but I think because I had been in Atlanta for a little bit, and that's home. I kind of got used tol like, you know the stability of working in a stable covert unit again and So I was a little triggered when I got here. I had to take a moment to kind of be compressed because, um It took me time, you know, especially after having cold it, you know, to see those patients like that, cause I certainly thought that could have been me too, too. So, um my first night was rough. Umm Cold's going off and I looked like I was, um, orientation precept. It was amazing. All the nurses and staff physicians are amazing at the hospital it working so hard and Even stretched so thin that they said they sent in the National Guard to help us as well. So it's The first night I had to take a moment of my precept and say, Hey, I just need to take a breather. Get out my Mass because I felt those flashbacks coming back from working in Miami and And so many people die in a day. You know, it's really hard. Yeah, it really is. Especially since as you say, we saw these images you know, on the news from Miami over the summer and in other cities as well, New York, Of course in the spring. And yet, here we are. Almost a year into it. You hit the nail on the head. You know, it's like you think you're prepared and you never are. You know, I remember Washington when it was happening December in China, And then I watched in Italy and I watched the New York and Hey, And here we are, Like you said, a year out coming up on one year and and there's no break. It's just you feel like you don't get any respite. No. No rest from from the chaos and I mean, we're even in Texas. When I was in Texas. They had a mobile morgue Did er there? And, um You know, it's and I'm hoping with the vaccines rolling out, you know things will we kind of get herd immunity, But even nurses, there's physician. There's people that are very skeptical about it. And I've had both of my doses now, but I think that that's gonna be a problem with getting the pandemic under control is the apprehension to give back to native Can you explain that to me
Dr. Martin Luther King honored in New York City
"Honor honor the the message message and and spirit spirit of of the the Reverend Reverend Dr Dr Martin Martin Luther Luther King King Jr Jr on on the the Monday Monday closest closest to to his his birthday. birthday. Dr Dr King's King's fight fight for for Equality Equality and and Justice Justice for all continues today. This year. The pandemic forced the cancelations of gatherings for day of service events, but The National Action Network in Harlem. The mayor and governor were among those joining Reverend Al Sharpton for an annual celebration of King's legacy, Mayor de Blasio said. Those who don't believe in equality don't deserve to work for New York City. Let's be clear on this King Day. There's no room for any racist in public service. They need to be gone. That there is no room for any white supremist list in public service or in any uniforms anywhere in America. They need to be fired. Now around the country. King's words are especially resonant right now. Margaret Wong is the president of the Southern Poverty Law Center. And on this MLK Day she reflected on the uprising at the Capitol Less than two weeks ago, they pointed out that hate does not drive out hate. Only love can do that. And it can be very hard to hate. Those toe. Love those who hate you, but it is more important than ever that we understand what drives that hate. Also important to help the poor Martin Luther King led the fight. Against poverty and we need to restore that, and one adds the Biden administration is a start. But we have to commit ourselves to enabling their efforts to be felt and doing what we can in our communities to help one another. I'm surely antler. Wins
Biden volunteered in Philadelphia to mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day
"Elect Joe Biden is spending Martin Luther King Day packing food boxes in Philadelphia abide in his wife participated in a feeding America event called Phil Abundance this morning of both wearing masks and gloves are packing boxes in a cove in 19 friendly outdoor assembly line. Meantime, Vice President elect Kamila Harris and her husband were also seen packing supplies at a food bank in Washington, D. C.
‘The Embrace’: Boston Looks Ahead To MLK Memorial As Monuments Come Down Across US
"Push to get a memorial to Dr King here in Boston, as well as to his wife, Coretta Scott King in the city where they met is finally moving forward. After years of planning, a memorial in Boston is edging closer to becoming reality. The statue called the Embrace will honor Dr King and his wife, Coretta Scott, where the couple met and study together. Back in the 19 fifties work on the $9.5 Million.22 foot high bronze sculpture showing four arms embracing his ex Actually to begin in March. It will be installed on Boston common near the site of a 1965 rally and March, led by Martin Luther King Junior who would have turned 92 years old on Friday.
"martin luther king" Discussed on Kottke Ride Home
"A new documentary out today called. Mlk fbi which traces the ways in which the fbi was surveilling. Martin luther king junior towards the end of his life as well as other black activists in an attempt to tamp down the civil rights movements directed by legendary filmmaker sam pollard. This documentary is based on a nineteen eighty one book by historian david garrow as well as documents released by the national archives in two thousand seventeen and two thousand eighteen quoting the atlantic. Mlk fbi arrows attempts to stifle the civil rights movement through coordinated efforts to spy on king with the hope of discrediting his righteous public image with king as with many black activists since the beginning of the twentieth century. The fbi surveillance wasn't an isolated obsession. It was part of a long running effort to keep black americans from acquiring institutional power. Pohlad told me the film traces. Exactly how the surveillance of king started how it was conducted and the effects it had on his life end quote using tons of archival footage and interviews with firsthand witnesses. The film illustrates how. Fbi's surveillance of black americans began as part of fbi director. Jaeger hoover's obsession with rooting out. Communism <unk> believing black people to be more susceptible to political manipulation as their efforts became more focused specifically on martin luther king junior and his growing influence. The fbi sought to expose his extramarital affairs as a way of discrediting him to the public and his followers but director sample are noted to npr's fresh air quote would hoover didn't bank on was back in the sixties. The press did not take the bait. They didn't reveal the personal lives of these public figures. They didn't do with john kennedy. They didn't do with others and they didn't do it. With dr king and quotes and while this documentary serves as a needed reminder. That martin luther king junior was not universally revered in his time there could be wearing that paints too negative a picture of him by including personal details like the affairs he had producer. Benjamin heddon said a our approach however quote he wouldn't be d- mythology someone he would simply be portraying him with responsibility and sympathy the way he would subject in his documentaries who was not known to the wider public and quotes and hannah georgia's said in the atlantic quote. Mlk fbi offers an important corrective to prevailing myths about king and his principles of nonviolent resistance. Which were not in fact. Widely embraced as my colleague. Van newkirk wrote in two thousand eighteen hostility toward the civil rights. Movement turned into a cherry. Pick celebration of the revolutions victories over segregation in over easily caricatured gap toothed bigots in the south and quotes and continuing georgia's. The reality was that opposition to king into the racial progress. He symbolized was restricted by region or by political affiliation diplomats and republicans alike had turned against king by his later years especially after he voiced objection to the vietnam war. It's impossible to separate the fbi's decades long commitment to tracking black activists from its relative failure to address the credible threats posed by white nationalists including those that surfaced with last week's deadly attack on the capital the fbi surveilling king and using dubious reasoning to do so isn't altogether shocking for much of the country's history sabotaging black rebellion by any means necessary has been integral to preserving white political power. The new and still contested development is finally accepting black people as active participants in american democracy and quotes.
When the FBI Spied on Martin Luther King Jr.
"A new documentary out today called. Mlk fbi which traces the ways in which the fbi was surveilling. Martin luther king junior towards the end of his life as well as other black activists in an attempt to tamp down the civil rights movements directed by legendary filmmaker sam pollard. This documentary is based on a nineteen eighty one book by historian david garrow as well as documents released by the national archives in two thousand seventeen and two thousand eighteen quoting the atlantic. Mlk fbi arrows attempts to stifle the civil rights movement through coordinated efforts to spy on king with the hope of discrediting his righteous public image with king as with many black activists since the beginning of the twentieth century. The fbi surveillance wasn't an isolated obsession. It was part of a long running effort to keep black americans from acquiring institutional power. Pohlad told me the film traces. Exactly how the surveillance of king started how it was conducted and the effects it had on his life end quote using tons of archival footage and interviews with firsthand witnesses. The film illustrates how. Fbi's surveillance of black americans began as part of fbi director. Jaeger hoover's obsession with rooting out. Communism believing black people to be more susceptible to political manipulation as their efforts became more focused specifically on martin luther king junior and his growing influence. The fbi sought to expose his extramarital affairs as a way of discrediting him to the public and his followers but director sample are noted to npr's fresh air quote would hoover didn't bank on was back in the sixties. The press did not take the bait. They didn't reveal the personal lives of these public figures. They didn't do with john kennedy. They didn't do with others and they didn't do it. With dr king and quotes and while this documentary serves as a needed reminder. That martin luther king junior was not universally revered in his time there could be wearing that paints too negative a picture of him by including personal details like the affairs he had producer. Benjamin heddon said a our approach however quote he wouldn't be d- mythology someone he would simply be portraying him with responsibility and sympathy the way he would subject in his documentaries who was not known to the wider public and quotes and hannah georgia's said in the atlantic quote. Mlk fbi offers an important corrective to prevailing myths about king and his principles of nonviolent resistance. Which were not in fact. Widely embraced as my colleague. Van newkirk wrote in two thousand eighteen hostility toward the civil rights. Movement turned into a cherry. Pick celebration of the revolutions victories over segregation in over easily caricatured gap toothed bigots in the south and quotes and continuing georgia's. The reality was that opposition to king into the racial progress. He symbolized was restricted by region or by political affiliation diplomats and republicans alike had turned against king by his later years especially after he voiced objection to the vietnam war. It's impossible to separate the fbi's decades long commitment to tracking black activists from its relative failure to address the credible threats posed by white nationalists including those that surfaced with last week's deadly attack on the capital the fbi surveilling king and using dubious reasoning to do so isn't altogether shocking for much of the country's history sabotaging black rebellion by any means necessary has been integral to preserving white political power. The new and still contested development is finally accepting black people as active participants in american democracy and quotes.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his legacy
"Today is Martin Luther King Day a day when we look back on Dr King's commitment to nonviolent civil disobedience to advance civil rights and reflect on his famous 1963 speech delivered here in D, C. I have a dream. A little Children. One day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin. But by the content of their character, I agree. Following last year's death of a black man, George Floyd at the hands of a white police officer and this month's deadly attack on the U. S Capitol by supporters of President Trump include including far right extremists. Is Dr King's dream still alive? Well, joining us now to talk about that Maya King with politico who covers politics, race and campaigns. My It's always good to talk to you. Thank you so much for joining us today. Hi. Thanks for having me. What might Dr King think of the protests going on today? How far have we really come on racial issues as we mark his birthday. I think it's king were alive today he would be able to draw a number of parallels between his time in his experience and activism and what we've seen really over the past 12 months, with massive protests and civil disobedience, calling out Systemic racism and police violence on But of course, the current threat that we face of violence largely led by white supremacist groups, who have felt largely emboldened by a number of Government leaders of these are things that Martin Luther King also warned us against, and said that you know if America really did continue to try to advance on the platform or legacy of racism and racial terror. That that could cause issues for more than just racial minorities. But the broader community that we see across this country and I think that's especially evident, of course, looking at just how tight security is around Wednesday's inauguration.
Indiana Attorneys Offer Free Legal Counsel as Tribute to Dr. King
"In the spirit of martin luther king junior's messages of equality and justice indiana's legal community is offering free legal counsel today to those in need kelsey kotnik with the indiana state bar association. There's so many hoosiers who are needing help because of the pandemic has just made everything worse for so many people and the entire indian illegal system has kind of come together to make sure that hoosiers can get the legal help that they need. But there's such a demand. The indiana bar has hosted. Its talk to a lawyer today. Program for nearly twenty years. As an annual tribute to dr
Historic Atlanta church to hold virtual MLK Day service due to pandemic
"Most Atlanta events marking the Martin Luther King Jr holiday or virtual this year because of the pandemic. One will feature a new elected US senator. Here's W A. B E s a mill, Moffett. The traditional parade celebrating the Martin Luther King Jr holiday will not be held because of covert 19. The weeklong celebration of King's legacy has been taken place virtually with it online Church service this morning. King's daughter, Bernice King and the Reverend T. D. Jakes will speak along the Georgia Senator elect Raphael Warnock. Warnock is the pastor of Ebeneezer Baptist Church, the same place where both King and his father preached.
"martin luther king" Discussed on Amanpour
"It is local eighteen thousand police departments. This is failed leadership at local level. It's a lot of speeches and not not a whole lot of courage, so I think that the demand now for them to do what they know. Know, they can do to exercise the power that they have to do it into. Just do it. I don't think that we need to talk around. We don't need to talk about a boycott I. Don't need you know we don't. We don't need that right now. They're like what we need. Is People already in the streets? In the reason? You're talking to me right now because they're in the streets. So because we are in the street because people all across the world on the street and has gotten people's attention and mayor. City! Council people they need to respond to that and do something that is meaningful. Because they had the power to do it today, they can't punt in the more they punt. The more people are just going to stay in the street. So raise you correctly said you are in the streets, and that's why we're talking about talking to you and I've been doing that my whole career around the world watching as I say, uprisings for freedom and democracy and dignity and justice so what I want to ask you. Is this the family of George Floyd? Just as we speak, came out and said end, the violence bought. You've gotTA. GotTa keep out on the streets key protesting MP's but lock those guys up in other words. They're saying all the rest of the others. The police the three others need to be held accountable like show van was. Is that what you're saying also needs to happen now is that the I guess the purpose of being in the street until that actually happens as floyd family was saying. So. You know you already know how I feel about. Telling pro-death is not to be violent. The violence isn't coming from the The protests is coming from the police, but we think about that solution it is. It is about making sure there's justice and Accountability Accountability that people confuse the terms, but they are similar, but not the same. Accountability is what happens after the trauma justice, the idea that there should be no trauma in the first place, so arresting me officers is good that is that is accountability. But Justice is what you see people in the street for two. They are saying that this has to stop the. There can't be another case in any city at anytime, and until we figure out a plan to get there, I don't know how the unrest ends. Well. I'm very pleased that you took time to talk to us. During mckesson of black lives, matter and Martin Luther King the third. Thank you both for your really important contributions. We expect a lot from our homes..
"martin luther king" Discussed on Personology
"Do you have thoughts as a historian had he not been assassinated the ways in which he might have changed things further? Were there things on the horizon that it looked like he might impact had he lived longer life. Oh of course yeah. I think that he just started as like when you compare him to someone. Light Dandy at the age of thirty nine damned done. Nothing early in India. You had achieved some change in South Africa that all the things that we re thinking of in terms of Ghandi's accomplishments. They were still in the future when he was thirty. Nine from Martin Luther King to be fascinated at what is really an early age. What I would say is that yeah you had lot. He would like to accomplish. One of the ironies is that because his visionary goals were so visited there would be no Martin Luther King Holiday if Martin Luther King Live because he would have been seen as someone trying to achieve things that were unachievable. Eliminating poverty has eliminating war. Do you think he could really on his own. Stop the war in Vietnam and stopped all the wars since then he was trying to do something very radical. You know just think of of the poor people's campaign I described it to my students terms. They would understand that bachelor occupy movement. Some of them remember the occupied though pence of ten years ago. Badger that a leader. Today that I'm GonNa go occupy the National Mall States until Congress passes anti-poverty legislation just think of how radical that would be how Daesh us that would be. So I think that Martin Luther King if he had lived he would have been seen as this radical leader and you don't make radical leaders into national holidays so I think what happened was because he was assassinated before that. Follow the into of weddings doing terms of report people's campaign than it was then possible to honor or this person because he was associated with this great civil rights and that is the place that he he made impact and the that is the place where we saw incredible change following his time to the Rights Act of nineteen sixty four civil rights act of nineteen sixty five or rule. Minutes changes in the history of states perhaps important as the fourteen fifteen th amendment to the constitution so we make Martin Luther King National Holiday because he is the person most associated with that civil rights revolution. You know you can't choose a better person for that for him. That was simply part of his vision. Part of what he wanted to accomplish with his life but our national psyche. I guess what you're saying is the combination of his success in this in this particular arena and his sudden death which essentially martyred him made us see him in a certain light. Yes I noticed it. On Martin Luther King Holiday there's a tendency to replay. The I have a dream speech but not his speech attacking the war in Vietnam because that's still controversial. What else in that speech? We have destroyed bath to most terrorist institution. Family and the village is our national psychology that has essentially in some ways. Immortalised him further. Well that wraps things up for this episode a huge thanks to Dr Clayborn Carson for more on. Mlk's life and work check out. His edited volumes of the papers of Martin Luther King Junior. Also if you're interested in more information about the people we discuss in the series you can check out my book the power of different and make sure to follow me on twitter at Dr Gail Saltz or at personality. Md to follow along with all the latest news about the show. Personality is a production of iheartradio. The executive producers are Dr Gail Saltz and Tyler Clang. The supervising producer is dylan. Fagin the associate producer is Lowell Berlanti editing. Music and mixing by Lowbrow Berlanti for more podcasts from iheartradio visit the iheartradio APP apple podcasts. Or wherever you get your podcasts..
"martin luther king" Discussed on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah: Ears Edition
"Dr Martin Luther King Junior wearing a gold chain promoting a party called freedom to work. It was supposed to take place at this club but it's been cancelled. The owner says he's disgusted and they'll we know torquing year there will be no tw- working here. Sound like Gandalf in Tyler Perry movie that will be no all the strips flow. Also how you going to photoshop Dr King with gold chains to try I make them look cool he was already cool. Look at look at these pictures of Dr King from back in the day. Look at playing pool in a suit. The civil rights march shot so cool. It doesn't matter if he misses and here. He is making the laboratory cool standing in front of book. Stacks of money. But there's this favor Martin Luther King wearing sunglasses inside trevor. He could've taken that call in private but he left the door open for the hate us but maybe maybe the most popular activity on. Mlk Day a is using his legacy to push your own agenda and no one has done in a more interesting fashion than this guy. I believe that God Appreciation Day Honors Honors the Legacy of Dr King. And the truth is I think Martin Luther King would agree with me if he were alive. Today that if African Americans had been given given.
"martin luther king" Discussed on RUMBLE with MICHAEL MOORE
"That We did this in an evil way immoral way so he was on a mission later that summer. Nineteen sixty eight he planned. It had what was called the poor pupils march on Washington. DC and to really start training his focus on the fact that unless we fix economic injustice we will not have any other kinds of justice of course that marched Iguana John Eventually but He had been killed and It did not become what people hope that it would be so. Let me play this for you here. Now the final clip on our podcast today on Martin Luther King Day From a speech given in Chicago by Martin Luther King Junior call the three evils of our society August thirty first nineteen sixty seven. Yes how is Dr. Aw Evil comes forth in the guise of good. It is time of double when men in high places have a high blood pressure of deceptive rhetoric and anemia of concrete performance. Tsk Tsk we crowd against well afoul handouts to the poor but generously approve and all depletion. Allowance wants to make the rich richer. Six Mississippi plantations received more than a million dollars a year not to plant cotton but no provisions made to feed the ten of who is put out of work by the government subsidy..
"martin luther king" Discussed on RUMBLE with MICHAEL MOORE
"My friends. The role ahead will not always be smooth. I will still be rocket pieces of frustration. Meandering during points of the Wilderness and that would be inevitable setbacks here and there will be those moments when the billions of hope you will be transformed into the fatigue of the spam dreams sometime be shattered an hour. The`real hopes best we may again with KIA drenched is have to stand before the beard of some courageous civil liberal rights worker. whose life would be snuffed out my the best? The act obsession mom difficult and painful as it did. We must walk on in the days ahead with an a basis faith in the future as we continue our shot of course we may gain consolation insulation. Where so nobly left by that great black BOP was also a great freedom fighter yesterday? James Weldon Donald Johnson Stony the road withdraw litter the chessmen rod felt in the days when hope on bone on had died yet with a steady beat. Have not our weary feet come to the place. For which are Paul the side we have come over. overweigh that with tears has been watered. We have come treading pass through the blood of the Slavic out from the gloom pass Till now we stand it lands where the bride gleam of our bright start is cast lead this affirmation beyond ringing cry. It will give us the courage to face the uncertainties of the future. It will give are tired feet new strength as we continue our forward stride toward the city of freedom when I days become dreary with low hovering clouds of dispatch. We're on nights. Become doc on a thousand midnights. Let us remember. That is a creative force in this universe working pin to pull down the gigantic mountings of evil. How that is able to make our way out of no way transform? Yesterday's into bright tomorrow let us realize that talk of the Mario Universe is long but it bins to justice notice realized that William Cullen Bryant is Right Truth Creston arise again that US go out realizing that the Bible is right right to see God is not mom whatsoever. The man saw that also also in this is our hope for the future. With this faith we will be able to sing in some not too distant Amara with a cosmic pash can and we have overcome. We have overcome deep in my heart. I did billy we Overcome three evils of our society that have to be eliminated. Racism militarism and this unjust economic system. That is called capitalism. This is the Martin Luther King that You will not hear from today. But it is what he spoke about his entire careers entire life Of the injustice of this economic system that is Not Democratic not agreed upon by the majority of the people most people don't have say in what's happening with their economy selected in the hands of the few and he saw that the things were never really really really change unless we changed that unless as we had a more democratic economy is very powerful stuff I WANNA I wanNA play for you a Clip that's not from speech. But from an appearance on the tonight show with Johnny Carson in February of Nineteen. Sixty Eight on this particular night Johnny Ah the night off and I believe in this case if I remember correctly the week off and he invited Harry Belafonte One of the great a singers actors activists political icons and heroes so the Twentieth an twenty-first-century The Great Harry Belafonte subbing for Johnny Carson as the host that night they gotta think about this rebel finds a black man guest hosting the tonight show in nineteen sixty eight. I mean that You know I have a kind of a memory of that but you gotta believe that. That was a kind of a radical legal thing to do and maybe we have him on. He's he's agreed to come on The podcast here on onto rumble Sometime in the near future. We'll ask him about about about hit the guest hosting for Johnny Carson amongst many many other things said I'd love to talk to him about enough for you to hear what he has to say now in his ninety indecent and still as a spry and as great as ever but that night he must obviously had something to do with booking The guests that at ninety he has on Martin. Luther King Junior and king comes out onto onto the tonight show stage With a sketch and that sketch Henderson the band playing them out Dad I'm dumped died and now here's Martin Luther King and It was a guy like APP just like remembering that SORTA anyways So king sits down and You can you can I think the I think the full on youtube somewhere full clip of his appearance that night. But I just want you to hear these two minutes. Thirty five seconds as a king tells Harry Belafonte what he's up to in this year of nineteen sixty eight. What he's planning to do in the spring and and and the this key injustice about the way our economy is And how that needs to change this is on February eighth. Nineteen sixty eight less than eight weeks to months before he's assassinated Martin Luther King Junior. When you're on the tonight show I guess I could use some of the time? Get into pleasantries and you talk about too many experiences. I've had unity here in Europe and other places. What do you have in store for us this summer? Good question I don't know about the summer I guess I should begin with what we have in store for. The rain not feel that we are in the midst of the most critical period in our nation and the economic problem is probably the most serious problems confronting the Negro community and I might say the most serious here's from Problem Confronting People Jenner. And I don't WanNa be now or about this talking about the black for our country because I must be concerned about Puerto Ricans will Mexican narrow. I'm American Indians and Appalachian Whites and we are. Oh confronting a major depression In the poor community times come to brains bath the power of direct action the Nonviolent Direct Action Movement on the basic economic conditions. We've face all over the country. Nonviolence is Denison Menderes Force and grappling with a social problem of legal legal segregation and descend from of deprivation surrounding that system. And of course it has been a major force in grappling with political problem with the denial of the right to vote but in winning. Victor is like the civil rights of sixty four and the voting rights burst of nineteen sixty five around the issue of segregation and voting rights. We discover that these as Legislative Strides did very little to improve the lot of the millions of Negroes in the ghetto. How's the north and in the nation generally in other words a good little penetrate the lower depths of Negro deprivation in communities all over the final clip? I'm playing for you today here on rumble. is From a speech that Martin Luther King Junior Dr gave on August thirty first nineteen sixty seven at a conference in Chicago The speeches called the three evils of society sort of build. Somebody said a few weeks earlier in the speech you just heard from about the inner twining of these these three evils of racism and war and our economic system and And he decries the idea that that what we have actually is socialism for the rich and capitalism for the poor and the irony of this and the hypocrisy of it is was I think too much for him to bear and he just he's in the final weeks of his life now and he's speaking out against this again. This this will be played on the evening news tonight. This will not be played at most tributes to him But it Here in this clip here where he says that the The fact is is that capitalism was built on the exploitation and the suffering of black slaves this myth of how we built this country in the early days. 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"martin luther king" Discussed on The BreakPoint Podcast
"I'm Shane Morris sitting in for Johnston Street today as the nation marks. Dr Martin Luther King Day I want to share with you. Chuck Colson thoughts on one of Dr King's most powerful legacies days for the Colson Center. This is break point in their eloquent defensive life marriage and Religious Liberty Chuck Colson. The authors of the Manhattan Declaration made this bold statement treatment. There is no more eloquent defense of the rights and duties of religious conscience than the one offered by Martin Luther King Junior in his letter from Birmingham Jail Today Day on Martin Luther King Day we wanNA share with you. breakpoint commentary Chuck Colson aired back in the year. Two thousand about letter from Birmingham jail. Although recent revelations point linked to Dr King's moral failings the issues Dr King raised about the nature of law what constitutes an unjust law and how we should respond to unjust. Laws are as true true today as ever. So here's chuck. Colson from January of two thousand adjust law is a manmade code that squares with the moral law or the law of God an an unjust law is out of harmony with the moral law. Do you know who wrote those words. It was with these very words in his memorable letter from Birmingham jail. That Martin Luther King Junior threw down the gauntlet in his great civil rights. Crusade King refused to obey what he regarded as an immoral law that did not square with the law of God all across America. Millions of the people are celebrating the birthday of this courageous man and deservedly so he was a fearless battle for truth and all of us are in his debt because he remedied past wrongs and brought millions millions of Americans into the full riches of citizenship in schools and on courthouse steps. People will be quoting his. I have a dream speech. It's an elegant powerful classic sick. But I would suggest that Dr King's greatest accomplishments one which will be little mentioned today because it has suddenly become politically incorrect is his advocacy of the true true. moral foundations of law king defended the transcendent source of laws authority and in doing so. He took a conservative Christian view of law in fact he was the most eloquent advocate of this viewpoint in his time as interestingly enough Justice Clarence Thomas is today writing from a jail. King declared that the code of Justice is not man's law. It is God's law. Imagine a politician saying that today. We all remember the controversy that in just a few weeks ago when George W Bush even made reference to his Christian faith in a televised was national debate but king built his whole case on the argument that an unjust law is no law. At all exactly as argued by Saint Augustine and Thomas Aquinas us to be just king argued. Our laws must always reflect God's law and this is the greatest you today in the Public Square is the law rooted in truth is it transcended immutable and morally binding or is it as liberal. Interpreters suggest simply whatever the court says. It is ever since Dr King's Day the. US Supreme Court has been moving moving a step by step away from the positions. This great civil rights leader espoused to continue in this direction. As I've written can only lead to the loss of self-governing democracy so so I would challenge each of us today to use this occasion to reflect not just on his great crusade for civil rights but also on Martin Luther King's wisdom in bringing law back to its moral foundations nations. Many think of king some kind of liberal firebrand but when it comes to the law he was a great conservative who stood on the shoulders of Thomas Aquinas and Saint Augustine striving without apology to restore our heritage of justice. This is a story. I tell my new book. How now should we live a great moment history when a courageous man applied the law of God to to the unjust laws of our time and made a difference? And that's the lesson. We should be teaching our kids on this holiday. This isn't just another day off from school or a day to go to the mall. In fact I have a suggestion. Take this data. Sit Down with your kids and read them. King's letter from Birmingham jail. It may be the most important civics lesson they'll ever get for breakpoint. This is Chuck Colson in Washington..
"martin luther king" Discussed on On Purpose with Jay Shetty
"Ever want to get to a point where we stop questioning our beliefs our habits our values because then we get on the dangerous ranger aside of rationalizing. Something that can be very painful to our own selves. So when you think about it what are you rationalizing in your life. A behavior just one behavior. You know you wanted to change about yourself get really close to it because I want you to start thinking about how to reframe and thinking about how to change it and all you have to do is once you're aware of it. You can amended mended right. Once you become aware of something you can amend it and then act on the amendment so if I say one of the things that I've rationalize is being judgmental like I think that everyone should just get on with their lives and stop complaining or let's say that okay. How am I going to mend? I'm not going to be more empathetic compassionate when that door arises because actually I'm realizing realize what I'm doing is rationalizing something. That went wrong like he talked about how slavery was justified. Morally biologically theoretically scientifically and he says human beings cannot continue to run without eventually rationalizing which is crazy. That's such a powerful statement that we can keep doing wrong but we have to rationalized at one point because we don't want to feel we're doing something wrong. It's a while is this. It's so powerful. Because it shows that humans are innately. Good we are good people report but when you're doing something wrong you make yourself feel that it's good to do that. Oh that is so powerful so powerful. Thank you so much to Martin Luther King Junior for making us aware of that such a powerful point. Now Okay Sir I would also ask him this Martin Luther King. I'd love to ask you what people really want in your opinion like what we really looking for. I want to know that from you. From an existential point of view they want equality period. We want to be persons judged on the basis of the color of our skin but on the basis of the content of our character. And I think this is something that we all have to strive for for ourselves else. I if we want to be liked for our external if we want to be liked for what we have what we own or how we think Robin rather than who we are. Then we are attracting that judgment right if we if we all just who we are. And we're happy that we shared that the move. Find People like us who we are but if we always try and gain the validation of others based on what we own you know how well we think and who know and that kind of stuff then we almost inviting the judgement so we always have to reflect the other way around. How are we judging those around us? Are we unfairly judging someone because of their skin color because they clothing because of their accent because of their background how many judgments do we have in our lives that external it may not be someone's color that may not be it but we you all have more subtle judgments in us that stop us from giving people equality that's giving ourselves equality the movie judge on this is for these externals the more we're going to judge ourselves for our extensive. You'll judging someone for what they post on instagram. You're now going to think you're doing something right. Beulah judge yourself on a deep level. C judgment is a trait. If you judge you judge yourself more if you judge yourself more judge this when we become empathetic and kind and honest with ourselves we become empathetic kind and honest with others. It's a it's a muscle that you don't just switch between how you treat yourself and how you treat others We seem to have a similar pattern like if always being mean gene to others. We often think that person. Is You know confident or arrogant but actually that person often is treating themselves badly as well and I think we forget that that a lot the people end up treating themselves badly to there was something I I it on instagram. I'm just trying to find it because I think it was really really important whereas originally where is it. So there's this that are shared people who put you down ignore you and make you feel bad and not confident. They have their own self esteem issues. Don't make it about you. Who does that? And it's also one more. Yeah if someone is not good to you this this is lane if someone is not good to you that probably really bad themselves. Remember that relic. It's it's interesting. How one of our behaviors come together in that way? So I think that's a really really powerful reflection in point now I'd go unto US Montiel I'd say won't can you share with us about your famous. I have a dream speech. I think it'd be an amazing thing to ask him. Because it's such gotcha powerful speech for something said in words without music without you know it wasn't said in a in a in a challenging time name and it remains so powerful and and still to this day. Everyone's had a speech like that does such powerful words there and we already know that Martin taking one is speaking prize when he was eleven years old is I said so. I think it's I think it's good question. Also I must confess it that dream that I had that day has at many points turned into a nightmare now. I'm not one to lose. Hope I keep on hoping I still have faith in the future but have had to analyzed many things over the last few years and I would say over the last few months. I've gone through a lot of soul searching and guiding moments and I've come to see that that we have many more difficult days ahead and some of the old optimism was a little superficial and now it must be tempered with a solid realism and I think the realistic the fact is that we still have a long long way to go. While those are his words I did not make that up. Martin Luther King Said those words in this embassy entity how incredible. It's amazing that someone like him is able to say that about. Oh probably if not definitely the most powerful public speech of all time in terms of global notoriety. Amazing he's here. He's able to pose check and reflect. It's okay to change your mind and admit that something was optimistic optimistic. And now you're trying to figure it out and think long and hard about what worked. What didn't and how you can move forward in this effective way? A and what I love most about this is he knew how much work with needed. He was aware of how much work was needed. And he wasn't losing hope on it and he was still committed to it and at the same time. I don't think I don't think the speech was false promises I think the speech was a emblem of aspiration of who we want to become and who should be and I think we need. I don't think he shouldn't have said those things. I think that speech is needed. But I think what's lovely family here. This is another state by him. That those who love peace need to learn to organize themselves as well as those who love war and that's why this statement eight men of old optimism was a little superficial and now it must be tempered with a solid realism. I love that because I think that's often where we miss out is is that we have these beautiful ideas. We have these beautiful goals and desires. But we don't turn them into a solid realism. And this is something that I really press fee in your own life at twenty twenty. You may have these lofty goals. You have this amazing idea turned into solid realism right. Don't become an armchair philosopher. Don't just become a couch. Pundit or somebody just sitting there talking about these things get into action trying things out going to build that community going. Start that venture. Don't settle for toll about these things. So I love that transition he's recommending for all of us to go from a superficial understanding is solid realism. Okay so the next question I would ask him. which which I think's a really important one for right now and I think it's a fascinating for for us to think about his? What are your thoughts on wall? When a nation becomes obsessed with guns of war it loses its social perspective? It's much more more difficult to really arouse a conscious conscience or a during a time of war. I've noticed the other day and weeks ago. A person that he you were shut down in Chicago and he was a clear case of police brutality. That was unpaid steady of the paper. But on page run at the top was seven. The no eight Viet Cong killed. That is something about a war like this that makes people insensitive. It does the conscience. It strengthens the forces of reaction and brings into being bitterness and hatred and violence and it strengthens the military industrial complex of that country. So this is something that's really really the important and powerful that we get distracted from. What's waiting important when this happens in I'm I'm not a political or social commentator toils a And I don't WanNA claim to be but I but I think it is important. That war doesn't really bring us together as people when we've never that really come out of a war and felt good about it like you know. I didn't think that that exists. especially if if you're starting it yourself responding to what's happening happening and at and said towards that was maybe unavoidable but now this is just something that really needs to be carefully assessed when we look at the impact of this on our society as a whole now the next few segments that I'm going to Martin Luther King from the BBC face to face face interview from nineteen sixty one so my question would be. What are some of the best advice you've ever received from your mother? She always said to me. You must never feel that you are less than anybody else. You must always feel somebody and you must feel that you are as good as anybody else. And of course. This came. Uh Up with me. In spite of the fact that I still confronted the system of segregation every day on the one hand. My mother told me that I should feel a sense of somebody. Somebody on the other hand I had to go out and face a system. Which stabbed me in the face every day saying you're less than you're not equal to so this was a real tension within and what I love about this is that's what we get strengthened right like when you build your resolve in your mind and then you still go against whatever it is and this is all of us right? This doesn't just apply to please do not just apply this to two challenges with race and color applies to any interview life where you feel you making resolve. This is the difference. It's it's all about. It's the strength of your resolve against the strength of someone's once criticism right. That's that's really what it is. If you've made a commitment to to have a resolution right what is your self tool that allows you to persist list when your environment isn't supportive. We all feel bad work. We all without communities we feel that maybe in the workplace probably what we know what we want to do and who we want to be people who wish shutting down and at that point is not about the the. It's not about how loud you raise your voice. It's not about how how. How big you build your muscles? It's not about how much you shout. It's about the strength of resolve.
"martin luther king" Discussed on On Purpose with Jay Shetty
"Activist. Who became the spokesperson and prominent leader in the civil rights movement from nineteen fifty five until his assassination in one thousand nine hundred sixty eight Martin? Martin Luther King led the noble and peaceful struggle for civil rights. He experienced beatings and imprisonment but remained. non-violent king influences all all of us to be Kinda to themselves and to others Martin Luther King Junior it is an absolute joy. Pleasure is your privilege and honor. It is an absolute honor to sit down with you on the podcast. Now I'd earned do accents and either undo voices so I will not be doing the voices anytime I ask a question to Martin Luther King Junior you will be hearing the words in my in my regular voice and of course I'm not sitting getting the material on it. I believe I am but I do believe that. We can learn so much from his life now. I want to start sharing a few sense. You may not have known about Martin Luther King so enjoyed playing baseball people and flying kites with his friends. He wrote his bicycle all around the neighborhood. As a teenager. Martin Luther King Junior enjoyed wrestling playing the piano and listening to opera. When Martin was in the eleventh grade he entered a speech contest and he won a prize for it right so it was always bad but the first thing I'd love to ask Martin Luther King is where does your commitment to the idea of non violence come from and just so you know these answers that I'm sharing to these questions off from the K.? Talks new phase of civil rights struggle. NBC interview so the question would be. Where did your commitment to the idea of non violence come from here would say morally? I was led to nonviolence because I felt that it was the best moral way to deal with the problem it would just be impractical for his community to turn to violence he. He has neither the instruments nor the techniques. Violence worry about ten or eleven percent of the total population of the nation. And I would say we are about one percent of the the firepower so it would just be totally impractical and unwise and unrealistic for his community to think of violence. What I like about this approach to nonviolence is how practical it is and how non-emotionalist how factual it is like he's saying saying that he just because he's communities such underrepresented in the population? How they even GonNa find the tools to do a violent protest and it's like so so I'd like to extract something that I'm learning here? Is that often. We make bad decisions when we act emotionally or out of attachment so we may think that in particular options good. Because we're we're down to a win being treated well. He was so good at looking at the more practical impactful action. And and I think this is something we may make a mistake. On a personal level a business level community level where we make decisions from a place of emotion or judgement or how we been untreated and not relooking. What's actually going to bring about a change? What's actually going to make an impact so when we react? We don't respond when we just snap. Snap back that doesn't actually have an impact right like if someone drives posture. You and doesn't let you drive carefully on the roads this happens a lot in la. Hey and you then go and cut in front of them and then they cut in front of you and then you kind of them and they cut in front of you. Who really wins if anything you both GONNA end up in an accident and potentially because harm to other people? It doesn't stop right. It doesn't stop if you don't and it's so interesting to see this movement towards peaceful protests that took place despite receiving you know despite receiving so much pain and bad treatment but to go about it that ways is truly noble and I just read this British beautiful statement today. I WANNA share with you harder. Who knows the today's show? She shared it and it was from. Brad turn will listen to this. It's a beautiful quo. So many of the most generous people have no money. Many of the wisest people have no formal education. Many of the kindest people have been hurt the worst. That's just the way. It is many of the kindest people have been hugged. The was many of those peaceful people have actually dealt now the most violence. It's it's incredible that life works out that way but it is beautiful for us to know why Martin Luther King Junior decided to go down this now. This the question why are people able to treat or behave poorly towards others outside their race. If we're innately good I've always felt this way. That humanity's innately good. We're born good. We're not born hating someone else's Nelson Mandela said. We're not born judging other people right when you're born you don't go. Oh yeah that different color from me or that person doesn't make as much money as my parents. Do you think like a kid so so I would ask him why people belabor still treat or behaved poorly towards other people. When we're not born that way? Where does that come from? Human beings cannot continue to do wrong without eventually rationalizing that wrong. So he said slavery was justified. Morally and biologically they're radically scientifically everything else. And it seems to me that America Masih that no other ethnic group has been a slave on American soil. The other thing is that the color became a stigma. American society made his community caller. A stigma Ma and that can never be overlooked at that time. And I'm sure people face this all the time. Now you know. I'm sure people experience in all different ways and and I'm sure that everyone Experiences this right this is interesting. Ethnicity thing this is this is everywhere. We all experts in different parts of the world. Now it's interesting how we become good at justifying finding things that are wrong and I want you to think about this in a very personal way. What are you justifying in your life? Something that you know you're doing is wrong but you're justifying it. See How am extracting the principles from this that apply to you and your personal life and I want to think about this. What are you doing right? We need to uncover why we do what we do. which helps us come through an outright because how much are we rationalizing a habit or a poor trait that we have because we we find an excuse right like for example we say oh yeah I know I'm being really rude to this day deserve it and we're rationalizing like they treat people badly so they deserve I'm going to she badly to where rationalizing I would really question how much we rationalize our poor habits and behaviors and how detrimental they can? Actually Ashley be because it gets really really challenging when we rationalize something too long and then it becomes the norm and as Martin Luther King says that then it can be never overlook gets to the point where it's so normal and you accept reality..
"martin luther king" Discussed on In Black America
"Dr Martin Luther. The King Junior is considered by many as the father of the civil rights movement. Born on Tuesday January Fifteenth Nineteen Twenty nine at the family home in Atlanta Atlanta Georgia. He was christened. Michael Luther King but in one thousand nine hundred ninety four daddy came changes name at the young Martin experienced racial prejudice in nineteen forty four at the age of fifteen he graduated high. School ended Morehouse College in Atlanta with the intention of becoming a medical doctor but changed his mine in his junior year in April nineteen forty eight. Cain received his bachelor's degree in sociology and quotas theological seminary in Chester Pennsylvania. Wayne in May nineteen fifty. One graduated with a bachelor of Vinegar. Degree Anas Valedictorian and student body and I team fifty five. I burned his doctorate in systematic theology from Boston University in Spring. Nineteen sixty three kings. Nine violent tactics were put to the most severe test asked in Birmingham Alabama doing a mass protests for fair hiring practices and the desegregation of department stores police. Brutality used against the march dramatize the plight of African Americans to the nation at large with enormous IMPAC king and others were arrested but his voice was not silenced. Wallet Is Jail Cell. He read a public statement by eight Alabama clergyman that criticizes activities as untimely and unwise on the margins. Other newspaper. He can pause. It's classic Pie Letter from Birmingham. J. Up to refute his critics. And your statement. You assert that I- actions even though peaceful must be condemned because they precipitate violence. But there is this a logical assertion. Isn't this like condemning robbed man because his possession of money precipitated. Evil Act of robbery isn't this condemning socrates because his unswerving and commitment to truth and his philosophical inquiries precipitated the act by the misguided populists in which they made him drink. Hemlock isn't this like condemning Jesus because his unique out consciousness and never ceasing devotion. To God's will precipitated the evil act of Crucifixion. More and more. I feel that the people of ill will have used time much. Lloyd Oy effectively then have the people of goodwill we would have to repent in this generation not merely for the hateful words and actions of the bad people but for the appalling silence of the good people now is the time to make real the promise of democracy and transform our pending national allergy into a creative SOMMA brotherhood. Now is the time to live on national policy from the quicksand of racial injustice to the solid rock of of human dignity. I have no fear about the outcome of our struggle in Birmingham. Even if I'm motives at present misunderstood we he will reach the goal of freedom in Birmingham all over the nation because our goal of America is freedom abused down SCON- or we may be Destiny is tied up with America's destiny before the pilgrims landed at Plymouth. We were here before the pen of Jefferson Edson majestic words of the declaration of independence across the pages of history red. We were here. More than two centuries off Obama's labored in this country without wages they made competent king. They built a home Salaam masters. While suffering gross injustice in shameful humiliation and yet out of a bottomless vitality they continue tended to thrive and develop if the inexpressible crew is our slave raid. Could not stop us the opposition. We we now face will surely fail. We will win Freedom because sacred heritage of our nation and the tunnel final will of the Almighty God bought it and Echoing demands never before have I written so long Maleta. I'm afraid that much too long to take your precious time. I can assure you that it would have been much shorter if I had. I've been writing from a comfortable desk. But what else can one do when he is alone in our jails sale of than write long letters think think long Forbes and pray long prized via said anything in this letter that overstates the truth and indicates an unreasonable impatience nations. I beg you to forgive me if I said anything that understates the truth and indicates my having patience that allows me to settle for anything less than brotherhood. I beg God to forgive me. I hope this letter finds you strong into fade. I also hope that circumstances will soon make it possible for me to meet each of you not as an integrationist as a civil rights leader leader but as a fellow clergyman and the Christian brother as all hope that the dog clouds of racial prejudice will soon pass pass away and the deep fog. Misunderstanding will be lifted from our fears drenched communities and then some not too distant Tamara. Ara the radio. Stars of love and brotherhood will shine over our great nation. With all the scintillating beauty yours for the cause of peace and brotherhood Martin Luther King Junior and nineteen fifty seven in New Orleans seeking to build upon the success of the Montgomery bus boycott with the hope of greatness status of southern blacks and America's poor king summit together number of black leaders to lay the foundation for the organization Tation now known as the southern Christian leadership conference at C. L. C. King was elected its first president and he soon began helping other communities. Organize is their own protests against discrimination the envelope Andrew Young former mayor of Atlanta and. US Ambassador was one of King's most trusted advisers looking back on it. We think of those as the best days of our lives. Actually at the time it was We really didn't know what we were doing. We knew things were wrong and somebody had to do something about it and we just stumbled along from one thing to the other two. We found a way to make it work and in Fortunately most of us had read a lot about India and we understood some of the nonviolent methods of Gandhi. And we just I experimented until we find out how to organize people nobody was trained as an organizer. We knew the black community. We knew the cities that we working in fairly well and We learned gradually over a period of time. How to get things done? What type of impact at the late? Dr Martin Luther King King have on you at that time. Well Martin was an amazing young man. He had been sort of thrust in the leadership. He never really really wanted it. And yet he couldn't get away from it and he was essentially trying to do something for other people that kind of dedication and the sort of things that he said matter of factly. If a person hadn't found something that they're willing to die for they probably not fit to live anyway. You know. Somebody's dropped that on you in a joking kind of friendly conversation it makes you think you know what is it that I'm willing to die for and you begin to to the thing about your life and think about other people in a new way. I mean he was amazing that all of the things that he did and he never lived before two years old and yet in the midst of it all he was still privately of very easy going. friendly joking. O'Kane clowning lovable guy in nineteen fifty three king completely. His doctorate and was granted. The degree two years later upon completion of his dissertation Asian married at the time he returned to the south to become pastor Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery Alabama there. He made his first smart on. The civil rights movement came fight for justice and equal rights began on December fifth nineteen fifty five five days after the late Rosa Park with foods obeyed. The city rules mandating segregation on buses and nineteen fifty six at the boycott continue Kane gang national prominence as a result of the sectional speaking skills and personal courage although increasingly portrayed as supremely black spokesperson King did not mobilize mass protests activities during the first five years at the Montgomery Bus Boycott had ended on August twenty eighth nineteen sixty. Three King led a massive march on Washington. DC lead and deliver it one of the most passionate addresses of his career. Even the state of Mississippi state sweltering with the heat Toko injustice sweltering with the heat oppression be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice. I have a dream my four. Little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content that character. I have a dream today. Have a dream that one day and in Alabama with its vicious racists.
"martin luther king" Discussed on In Black America
"From the University of Texas at Austin K. U. T. radio this is in black. America came to be known as the blood. It is possible that the pre spend leave. I looked over that man on the ground and one of the robbers were still around as possible that they felt that the man on the ground was merely faking acting like he had been robbed and in ought to seize them over their love and bath quick and he's deceased so the first question that the priests ad the first question that the lead by squalls. If I stopped the help this man what will happen to me. But then the Good Samaritan and came out and he reversed a question. If I do not stop to help this man. What will happen to him? That's the question before you tonight. Not at past stuff to help the sanitation worker. What will happen to my job? Mount Stopping the help the sanitation workers. What will happen to all of Iowa's spending my office every day and every week as a pathway jeff question is not if I stuff to help this man and need what will happen to me? The question miss if I do not stop to help. The sanitation work of will happen to them. That's the question reverend. Dr Martin Luther. The King Junior would have been ninety one this year. Had He lived out a dream for racial equality in this country. He was a man walking down the oppressed and for a man who question unfair laws and went to jail rather than submit to them. King was passionate fighting for civil rights and although he died by violence his life and teachings were dedicated Kennedy to a deep disrespectful violence and its consequence he won a Nobel Prize for peace. His lectures and dialogues stirred the conscience of the nation. Doc in November one thousand nine hundred eighty three legislation was signed creating Martin Luther King Junior day making it only the third National Holiday born in the twentieth century in Fall Nineteen ninety-one National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis Tennessee. Sasser made it was dedicated to his remembers on October sixteenth. Twenty eleven the MLK memorial dedicated on the National Mall. I'm John Leo. Hanson junior and welcome to another edition of in Black America on this week's program a tribute to the late reverend. Dr Martin Luther King Junior in Black America..
"martin luther king" Discussed on Rantin' and Ravin'
"Right. Right. Right. Right. Right. Right. Yeah. Like, she was she her mind, you know, she had. Yeah. Exactly. Yeah. So tell her to go Walker for the caps. You wanna go? You wanna do your part of the million man March to see you can leave there with a million men? Twenty nine start a podcast series. I guess once a month ago try at one time to see how it goes. But I think it will be a fun environment corn rows. In conversations. I think I think the thing that our hope that comes out of this is that it'll be. I would like it to be an environment where styling is being done. You know, people come in. We still styling getting somebody getting their nails done Kerr. Whatever we talking with. And we really need men to come to this. You understand we need very few women. I need a lot of men to come to this. And maybe one other woman. But it'll be about us talking about relationships, and, you know, self esteem, and, you know, just following your dreams, right? I think you're great example of that. You've you've made moves and done the things that you want and put yourself in the environments that you wanna be in. And I think I've done that as well. I think we we we all could come from a place where we have to build and create. But it doesn't mean that we can't. Redefine and create other avenues that people didn't even know or make connections away. People didn't think were possible and people are constantly like, oh, how did you do that? Why did you get here? How did you? I'm like, you know, number one, the Lord, you know, that's number one and number two. I'm also just open. I don't restrict myself. I don't say I can't go here. I can't do this. I can't be here. I can't hang with people, blah. I'm like, you know, there's something that opens up say, yes, try, let me see, you know, all the things that come my way as best been from me being open and connecting with people got on the tonight show doing, you know, the monologues with Jimmy Fallon. You know, it's like that happened. And you know, I got my first time in Montreal comedy festival, which I thought would be a certain, you know, I wanted to be on new faces that was my big thing. And I didn't get new faces. And then. I want my first time ever going. There was part of the biggest show, which is nasty show and I recorded for Showtime. So it's like, you never know what's going to happen. You know, try not to sometimes people are trying to follow a path and sometimes path limits. What the possibility is on if you just trying to go out and be a teacher. Knowing that you love hair, you won't be a teacher. But you could also have been a teacher and opened up a path to then do hair and become a celebrity hairstylist and on your own salon have your dogs travel all over the world, right? Never limit yourself. One of the things I wanna talk about first of all it's Martin Luther King birthday. Yes. Happy birthday to Martin Luther King. Remember when they were saying happy birthday to happy birthday to your happy. Like only black people know how to make a song. That's what maybe a minute have long into a theatrical guys will number every piece for five minutes for five minutes. And then other people joining in and like, you know, why why does everybody why is it like a Jackson Five reunion to sing happy birthday. You know, when would Stevie Wonder added on lines to it, we come to you today owners like they did a special thing. Right. Because we always gotta add salt and milk to whatever. The fuck y'all doing. And that's just what it is. Even the national anthem. We gotta ask salt milk to that. We gotta Pepe data. Put it back on the stove bullet it up because you know, there's a presentation that has to happen. A lot of times people like to call it ghetto, but I like to call it grandeur. Okay. Yeah. So happy Martin Luther King day. Got a little note on you about model of the king..
"martin luther king" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show
"We've talked a lot about professional football here in a minute. And our next guest is certainly heading in that direction. The great linebacker from the university of Alabama MAC Wilson who announced the other day that he will move on after distinguished career at the university. Mac. Thank you, very very much for joining us. Good afternoon to you and congratulations on your time at Alabama. Noon. He was well, thank you for having math before we talk about Alabama. I wanna ask you because we just got through playing a clip in commemoration of this holiday honoring Dr Martin Luther King, and I know young people don't have the kind of recollection as some of us who were alive during Dr king's life. But but as a young person growing up in Montgomery, Alabama place that was very integral in Dr king's rise. As a minister, the he pastored a church there. What does this day mean to you? A lot of you know, mom, McCain was wasn't man whose bear quarter in and around Gherman, basically, you know, well from his fight facilities equalize Islam able to play football the grade school like Alabama, you know, he was a hero. And he soon America will occur lead. Like, and he also, you know, he died for freedom as well. Well, what an what an incredible and very poignant answer for someone who who grew up many years after Dr king had left Montgomery, but that's that's that's really very memorable answer. Well, MAC let me move on to your career at Alabama. Now that it's over. I'm sure a lot of memories are passing three your your mind. What stands out? There's out. I mean for my career is is being able to play, you know, with a lot of great group of guys, you know, even from freshman year until this point, you know, how at great team made caring team as he will always love each other like brothers. And you know, there's just experienced the play on the great coaches and also on great coaches in the world co saving, you know. It was a Hughes unin that's something that I cherish forever. You know, you can't get back in time. I enjoy my years here. But no, you got to move on to the next step in life. And not to rush you to the NFL, but certainly projection this is projection season. And there's there's still plenty for you to do in terms of of working out and being examined. But how do you feel right now? What are you hearing? Great, you know out here. A lot of things I have little chance to go first around they go out there, or whatever the case may be, but you know, not paying his anything like that. Because at the end of the day, you know, the worst has to be put in I still have to fill case, you know, my ability to to beat a player to everybody thinks I am I still have to. So you know, NFL teams that have great care some great person. You know, I love football. And I'm not just playing football just to be playing. So, you know, there's a lot of things that you know, I have to work on these lakes past six weeks before the combined and to continue to be a better person than a player. Now, not not to Russia told him in two weeks since your last game. But what what are you doing right now? Because this isn't something you can just take vacation. I mean, you gotta get ready. What what are you doing right now to to get ready for the combine? You know, obviously we lost. You know, we got back took the the Sunday off the Monday off. And I went to work at Tuesday, you know, because there's no there's no time to waste. I can't be sitting around everybody else working hard and preparing themselves to you know, for the next chapter..
"martin luther king" Discussed on Two Broads Talking Politics
"I'm here with teddy I teddy high, and I'm here with Arthur high are high. Guess what? Are we going to talk about stay Martin Luther King junior? It the things that he did great. It why civil rights that are here today should should have been there. What Hughes alive? Okay. So who was Martin Luther King junior? He was just super smart boy, you skip to create a man who believe in peaceful, peaceful protests integrate leader of the civil rights movement. Okay. So teddy is looking at a book that he read called who was Martin Luther King junior from who HQ and who's it by by body baiter, okay in so Teddy's read this book, and he's gonna tell us a little bit about Martin Luther King junior. So when and where was Martin Luther King junior born on January fifth nineteen twenty died in the city of lead to Georgia. Okay. Arthur what were you gonna say black and white bow can now go to same school? Yeah. That's true. Do you go to the same school as little? Kitts? Yes. Yeah. I do. And are you able to use the same water fountain and sit at the same lunch table? Yes. And you think that's good? Yes. Kindle at school sits at at the lunch table that. I sit at are you friends? Yes, we're best friends. And does it matter that you look a little bit different? No does that change anything about who you are or what kind of people you can be. No because. You should always you should always judge people by their character. Not by the color of their skins in. What does it mean to judge people by their character? Of what their behavior is what they do. Not the color of the skin what was life like in the south in the US south. When Martin Luther King junior was a kid. It's here in this book. So. So here's a quote from the book. Martin Luther King junior was always very good student. He loved region make speeches he studied very hard. Skipped two grades at just fifteen years old graduated from high school that sober Martin works. Martin worked at Siddons Simsbury, Connecticut. It was barred first time with the north. He had a job in tobacco fields Hughes. Surprised to see how different life was for blacks in the north black children did white tilted went to the same schools. There is no separate restaurants. So as I said. Thousands. What it was like the door. Okay. So that's. So the question she asked about how was in the south. So I was reading that part of the book about the north. So just so you know, that the north of the south was the opposite of north so So to stop. stop me. Well, you south was opposite. As the north the because there's a lot of things that weren't there. Blacks could goes say breath rods. Drink the same waterfowl dudes, go to different schools. So what were the different schools like black and white coat in? What was the difference between those kinds of schools? What did the white schools have that the blood schoo- student have white? They had white playground. So what did the white schools have that the black schools didn't have playgrounds for the grounds in what else guests or even windows? Okay. So it sounds like they were separate or even how big and Samal. Yes. So the the schools for the black kids were smaller. Sometimes. Yes. And does that seem very fair to you guys? Go why not it is not Humaid ok p people should be treated that way..
"martin luther king" Discussed on The Takeaway
"Our guest charles mckinney said dr martin luther king junior's legacy has become distorted over time and listeners we are hearing from you how is dr king's life addressed in schools today penatta stephen elementary school music teacher from nyack new york mice didn't have the impression that dr king was powerful speaker close friend of the president and widely accepted more leader i emphasized to them that he was arrested for protesting around twenty times vilified by the press and threatened with physical violence regularly i also talked to them at length about the poor people campaign emphasizing the fact that much of dr king hoped to achieve particularly economic quality for all races has still not yet been accomplished my name is peggy and i'm calling from england new jersey and i am actually a middle school art teacher the decision about who does what to celebrate it is usually left up to me and they might have a little bit of discussion but unfortunately it's not taking us seriously as i like i am a black woman and it is serious and important to me so i make a point of trying to incorporate some project around that time however is just not enough devotion put to this and it's sad because i teach an urban school district and our kids really should learn more by name is gin yell and i'm calling from hollywood florida i have a son in fourth grade and they do a little bit about martin luther king and a little bit about rosa parks but they don't really go into it it's incumbent upon the parents to teach the children because this will only going touch the circus.
"martin luther king" Discussed on Timesuck with Dan Cummins
"Now think that's why people like jfk mlk an rfk were killed okay so i'll with that now i don't want to go worked up over an assassination theories credible is maybe i just want you to know about it the real focus episode is definitely kings incredible life think about his legacy with the civil rights act with nineteen sixty four have been passed without his tireless work maybe not now what obama if ever become president maybe not the martin luther king junior research and education institute at stanford university at is home to the king papers project a comprehensive collection of all king speeches correspondence and other writings institute is also involved with a liberation curriculum initiative in the gandhi king community both of which used king's life and ideas to connect social activists around the world working to promote human rights who knows how much good that alone is done how many other social activists of it inspired directly by his work other than his autobiography i learned about the the i leaned gives me on the stanford website for research and his times of great information on that on dr king on that some so much it basically everything about the guy at stanford website in a speech held in london 1954 marlon king repeatedly hit repeated his call for economic sanctions against south africa who knows how much his words you know led to ending apartheid in that country is teaching tolerance are are taught to kids across the world and we'll be for decades i'm sure his speech is still touch the lives of new generations of people every day you know how many african americans have found strength the persevered to intolerance in martin luther king's words how many are still comforted by his voice reminded that they're not alone reminded they're just as good as anybody powerful shit.
"martin luther king" Discussed on Timesuck with Dan Cummins
"And then there's the innocent idiocy of user sammarai jackie who's who says i'm a filipino i truly respect martin luther king for reuniting the black and white peoples now they realize how the black people are famous in the other country just like lebron james you get it san jack jackie you can't speak english well you can but who cares you you get you will you understand his message would mlk really wanted was for more african american people to be famous that's that's what it's about fame you get it the dream was always about famed the whole time and it was mostly about lebron james lebron james is the culmination of king's vision none of aama becoming president not the end of segregation no playing basketball really well and being recognised internationally for this athletic skill that's what mlk was talking about finally to job sammarai jackie and then there is a silly words slip up the just kinda made me laugh frederick be h one said was i the only one getting goosebumps yup you probably william when getting goosebumps because those aren't real things goosebumps that sounds like a horrific version of goosebumps when instead of muscles contracting inhere follicles tied in cousin here to stand up your muscles literally shoot your fucking body hair completely ah your body with explosive bomblike forced to take ira as it goose bomb going off there are too many white racist idiots account in his speeches comments section hundreds not thousands of and bombs dropped really disgraceful really despicable budget trolling disgusting racial slurs dared type slim all over the place by scared ignorant sometimes evil people i saw known tell us behind any of them nothing creative but then there's also a lot of races commerce left users who are not white and after spending this past week in the king timesuck i feel like those comments actually would have maybe heard him more like he refused to lower himself to the level of the white oppressor and he expects his followers do the same the most ridiculous commentator i've found or commentary commenter was a guy going by true goaldenboy champ and i know for sure he's african american because he posts selfie videos you know records himself in addition just leaving comments and other videos and his his videos are.