Tag: Martin Luther King

In Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King

I usually republish the iconic “I Had A Dream Speech” on Martin Luther King Day. However, with the United States’ current foolhardy involvement and the senseless deaths on both sides in the Israel conflict, his “Beyond Vietnam” speech seems more apropos this year.

Delivered at NYC’s Riverside church on April 4th, 1967, exactly one year before he was murdered, Dr. King touches on the issues of America’s constant involvement in foreign wars and the need for all good people of conscience to speak up against them. He speaks of the globalist oppression that leads to these conflicts that can be linked to the ongoing oppression of people here in the United States. It is scary how little progress we have made in our consciousness since Dr King made this speech and that we are still raging these senseless wars. Substitute just a few words and this same speech could be made today.

Happy Birthday Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.!

So much has changed – Obama and Oprah are evidence of King’s Dream realized, yet so much has stayed the same – Black men are still being lynched by cops and civilians, African-American unemployment is double the national average, and racism, while cloaked, is alive and well. Dr. King’s Dream is still only half realized but at least we are on the way!

Join TGATP at MLK NOW 2020

Join TGATP on Monday, January 20th from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM, for the Blackout for Human Rights fifth annual MLK Now event, honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Happy Martin Luther King Day 2017!

With a man entering the White House due to voter suppression of millions of people in key swing states, this year, even more than most, we embrace the legacy of Martin Luther King as an inspiration for the fight to come!

Because He Dreamt

Today’s celebration of the 51st anniversary of Martin Luther King’s iconic “I Had A Dream” speech at the March On Washington, had me pondering the whole issue. How far have we actually come? And will we ever get all the way there?