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Woolworth’s to Waffle House: Black women, food service, and a history of refusal

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On the same day Travis Reinking shot four people to death, including one Black woman in a Tennessee Waffle House, disturbing cellphone footage circulated on social media of 25-year-old Chikesia Clemons being wrestled to the floor and threatened by uniformed police officers in a Saraland, Alabama Waffle House.

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One witness recalls the last days of Martin Luther King | Podcast

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Clara Ester recounts the chain of events leading up to the 1968 assassination of a Civil Rights icon

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Vitamin K: How an episode of Boondocks on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. foretold how much we lost our moral fiber | Think Piece

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“What happened? What happened to our people Huey?”

If Martin Luther King were alive today, what would he say?

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Co-opting a King: Dr. King’s legacy and the misuse of his words | Think Piece

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Dr. Martin Luther King’s popularity has surged this year—not just because of the yearly festival of remembering him on his birthday, nor the implications of his legacy on the Black Lives Matter Movement—but because his words and image are misconstrued for a variety of purposes.

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To pimp a dream: MLK voiceover sells Dodge trucks, draws criticism

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The Super Bowl is a yearly fete known in more contemporary times for its advertisements and half-time shows.

This year drew online outrage with the use of Civil Rights icon, Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., to market automobiles. Ironically, he vehemently expressed dissent from dominant culture’s promotion of materialism.

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MLK birthplace declared a national historic park

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This week, Donald Trump signed a bill changing the historic birthplace of slain Civil Rights leader, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. from a historic site to a historic national park.

Located in the Sweet Alburn district of Atlanta, the landmark consists of King’s birthplace, the church in which he was baptized and a member, as well as he and his wife’s memorial site.

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Trump signs MLK proclamation, reporter asks ‘are you a racist?’

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Washington, DC. — One day after dehumanizing remarks made by President Donald Trump, he signed a proclamation for the federal holiday dedicated to Martin Luther King Jr.

Reporters questioned his comments prior sordid comments.

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Activist Erica Garner burial services

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Harlem, Ny. — Hundreds of mourners attended the funeral of activist Erica Garner on Monday, January 8. Garner, a 27-year-old-mother-of-two and social activist suffered an asthma attack that triggered a massive heart attack.

Garner threw herself into activism after her father, Eric Garner, died at the hands of New York police officers.

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