Category Martin Luther King

The Deep State and the Sex Tape: Martin Luther King, J. Edgar Hoover, and Thurgood Marshall

by PETER LEE In the case of Martin Luther King, America’s deep state intersected with politics and civil rights and Thurgood Marshall’s strategy for African American legal equality in some ugly and dangerous ways. And they intersect at a most unpleasant and unhappy point, one that is largely ignored when putting an optimistic, feel-good gloss […]

Martin Luther King Also Had a Nightmare

In honor of Martin Luther King Day, WhoWhatWhy presents — through a fascinating collection of pictures — a brief history of American racism, a look at the kind of hatred, atrocities, and soul-searing humiliation that spurred King into action. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Photo credit: LBJ Library / Wikimedia The life of Martin Luther King, […]

The Betrayal of the Black Elite

Cornel West & Chris Hedges: How the Black Elite Betrayed the Civil Rights Tradition (VIDEO) Dr. West argues that the black prophetic tradition has been replaced by capitalism and individualism. By Adam Johnson / AlterNet In the first episode of Chris Hedges’s new teleSUR show Days of Revolt, the Pulitzer-Prize winner sat down with long-time […]

The symbolism of Bush and Obama at Selma

Ajamu Baraka Today Barack Obama in his role as the President of the U.S. and chief spokesperson for the white ruling class, and as a representative of the “new” black professional-managerial class, has been assigned the task to explain and legitimate the ongoing subjugation of the black poor and working class five decades after the […]

Celebrating Neo-Black History Month: Remaking Black Images

People often ask me, “Nomad, what do you mean by ‘Neo-Black’ history?” Well, they don’t. But if they did I would say it is black history from an imperialist perspective. Black history rewritten to support a corporate agenda. A Neo-Black is a black person that supports and enables that agenda. The movie Selma is another […]

Under US Civil Law, covert US government agencies were found guilty of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr

2014 Worldwide Wave of Action: Arrest Dr. King’s killers: US government, media ‘leaders’ up to today (8 of ?) “We have done what we can to reveal the truth, and we now urge you as members of the media, and we call upon elected officials, and other persons of influence to do what they can […]