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Hillary Clinton Returns to Wellesley and Rips Trump with Nixon Comparison

Hillary Clinton Returns to Wellesley and Rips Trump with Nixon Comparison

Hillary Clinton

To wild cheers at her alma mater, where she made a fiery speech nearly 50 years ago, Clinton condemns ‘assault on truth and reason’ and issues rallying cry: ‘Don’t let anyone tell you your voice doesn’t matter’

Sabrina Siddiqui in Wellesley, Massachusetts | The Guardian UK

Taking the stage nearly 50 years ago at Wellesley, the liberal arts college famed for its activism, student body president Hillary Rodham turned to address roughly 400 of her female peers.

As the first ever student to speak at the school’s commencement, or graduation ceremony, she faced a daunting task in addressing the prevailing climate of 1969. In a tumultuous period marked by the Vietnam war and social justice movements, Rodham was poised to discuss how her generation could effect change.     Continue reading

The legendary 1965 confrontation on Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma

Today’s selection from the book– from Landslide by Jonathan Darman. The legendary 1965 confrontation on Selma’s Edmund Pettus Bridge:

“In an Alabama city called Selma, … in early January 1965 two civil rights groups — the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) — had formed an uneasy alliance to launch a voting rights campaign. As with Mississippi in the summer of 1964, they had chosen their target strategically. Segregation in Selma was vivid and monstrous. It was typified by James Gardner Clark, sheriff of Dallas County, the face of white law enforcement. Clark was a made-for-TV racist, with a bulging waistline and a fondness for the night stick, which he often waved at television cameras. He did not have the ability to control his impulses, nor did his city. 

On January 8, Martin Luther King, Jr., arrived at Selma’s segregated King Albert Hotel at the beginning of the campaign, hoping to check in. ‘Get him! Get him!’ a woman in the lobby screamed, and a young man obliged, punching King repeatedly and kicking him in the groin.  Continue reading

50-Year Anniversary of Martin Luther King’s Iconic Speech

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March on Washington inspired the masses and, at the time, encouraged U.S. citizens that democracy could work.

It was 50 years ago this month that Martin Luther King Jr. stood before millions of people gathered at the Washington Mall and delivered his most memorable and iconic speech. As it came to be called March on Washington, King’s speech is recognized as the emotional high point of 1963.  [read more]

Martin Luther King Jr.- Quotes You Never Heard – with pictures

Martin Luther King  – On His Legacy   MLK-06
If any of you are around when I have to meet my day, I don’t want a long funeral. And if you get somebody to deliver the eulogy, tell them not to talk too long. Every now and then I wonder what I want them to say…I’d like somebody to mention that day, that Martin Luther King, Jr., tried to give his life serving others. I’d like for somebody to say that day, that Martin Luther King, Jr., tried to love somebody. I want you to say that day, that I tried to be right on the war question. I want you to be able to say that day that I did try to feed the hungry. I want you to be able to say that day that I did try in my life to clothe those who were naked. I want you to say, on that day, that I did try, in my life, to visit those who were in prison. I want you to say that I tried to love and serve humanity.
“The Drum Major Instinct” (1968).
“Be the CHANGE you want to see in the WORLD” –  Mahatma Gandhi
Now view the  slides below with the MLK quotes – click arrows to see all slides:       Continue reading

Portrait of a globalized family !

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/21/us/politics/21family.html?pagewanted=all

This is a old piece on President Obama that was written by Judi Kantor (NYT), in January 2009.  You should find it quite interesting

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President Obama hugged his half-sister, Maya Soetoro-Ng, at her December 2003
 wedding to Konrad Ng, third from right, in Hawaii . From left, his daughters, Sasha
 and Malia; his grandmother Madelyne Dunham, seated; Konrad’s parents, Joan
 and Howard Ng, and brother Perry Ng; and Michelle Obama. Continue reading

‘Slavery by Another Name’ by Dr. Sharon Malone – video

Thus documentary airs on Feb. 13th at 9:00 PM. On PBS

Eric Holder’s Wife Tells Her Story in PBS – ‘Slavery by Another Name’

January 11, 2012  Comments

by Cherie Saunders  (Note: see video at the bottom of this entry)

Slavery by Another Name is a 90 minute documentary that challenges one of America’s most cherished assumptions: the belief that slavery in this country ended with Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation of 1863.

Dr. Sharon Malone speaks during the ‘Slavery By Another Name’ panel during the PBS portion of the 2012 Winter TCA Tour held at The Langham Huntington Hotel and Spa on Jan. 4, 2012 in Pasadena, Calif.

*Imagine this…  You do some research into your family tree and discover that your uncle, who was born nearly 30 years after slavery, was one of thousands of black men pulled back into a forced labor system in which they were arrested – largely on trumped up charges – and compelled to work without pay as prisoners.

Imagine that this “convict leasing” system saw the groups of prisoners sold to private parties – like plantation owners or corporations – and that it was not only tolerated by both the North and South, but largely ignored by the U.S. Justice Department.

Now, imagine that nearly a century after your uncle served 366 days in this penal labor system, you find yourself married to the head of the U.S. Justice Department, who, ironically, just so happens to be the first African American in the position.  Continue reading

THE INHUMAN RACE – 100 Years in 10 Minutes:1911- 2011

THE INHUMAN RACE – 100 Years in 10 Minutes: 1911- 2011

Compilation of the last 100 year- 1911-2011-  by a contributor to YouTube.

He has made the following statement:
“Some important events are missing (Yuri Gagarin, Martin Luther King, and some more…)    In a few weeks I will revise this video and add some more events.

To not blow up the time frame of 10 minutes,  I had to leave out some more or the less important events I wanted to show.

Exclusive original recordings, except for ”14.Apr.1912 Sinking of Titanic”(movie) and ”31.   Oct.1952 Explosion of the first hydrogen bomb (another explosion and not Ivy Mike)”

Uploaded to YouTube by on Dec 28, 2011    http://www.viralvideocenter.com Enjoy!

— Post #1029

Ten Things Martin Luther King, Jr. Taught Us

Today’s Visionary: 10 Things Martin Luther King, Jr. Taught Us About Today’s Struggles

By Richard (RJ) Eskow

A lot of people in the media are so afraid of offending anyone that they can’t even tell the truth about the man whose memorial is being unveiled this weekend in Washington.

Their coverage could give you the impression that the purpose of Martin Luther King, Jr’s life was simply to make everybody in this country feel good about themselves. So once again we’re presenting ten quotes that represent Dr. King as he truly was — the kind of brave and visionary leader we so badly need today.   Continue reading

How great leaders inspire action – Simon Sinek

How great leaders inspire action – Simon Sinek

About this talk

Simon Sinek has a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership all starting with a golden circle and the question “Why?” His examples include Apple, Martin Luther King, and the Wright brothers — and as a counterpoint Tivo, which (until a recent court victory that tripled its stock price) appeared to be struggling.

Click on video screen below to play the video talk

About Simon Sinek

In 2009, Simon Sinek released the book “Start With Why” — a synopsis of the theory he has begun using to teach others how to become effective leaders and inspire change. Full bio and more links