Posts Tagged: MLK

Stevie Wonder joined Twitter and paid tribute to MLK

Stevie Wonder Joined Twitter and Paid Tribute to MLK

Stevie Wonder joined Twitter and paid tribute to MLK. His first tweet was a star studded tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. Stevie’s first tweet was sent last night at 8 p.m., which is also the time that MLK was pronounced dead fifty years ago. Stevie got help from his famous friends like Katy Perry, Dave Chapelle, Warren… Read more »

Did you know that Samuel L Jackson was an usher at MLK's funeral

Did You Know that Samuel L Jackson was an Usher at MLK’s Funeral

Did you know that Samuel L Jackson was an usher at MLK’s funeral? First, let me say I never realized that Samuel L Jackson is 69. Samuel was a sophomore at Morehouse. The assasination of Dr. King 50 years ago, moved Samuel into activism. He was later expelled from Morehouse. Read his recollection here.

Pepsi Apologies to MLK’s Daughter

Behind that disastrous ad that Pepsi did that featured Kendall Jenner, Pepsi has apologized to Dr. Martin Luther King’s daugher, Bernice King. Bernice posted on Twitter, “If only Daddy would have known about the power of #Pepsi.” Pepsi posted, “@BerniceKing We at Pepsi believe in the legacy of Dr. King & meant absolutely no disrespect… Read more »

Pepsi Apologizes for Ad With Kendall Jenner

Pepsi had this bright idea. They figured having Pepsi solve the world’s injustices in a commercial starring Kendall Jenner would be a great idea. Boy did they miss the mark. All the people that work in the marketing and commercial department at Pepsi didn’t see this as a bad idea. Really? Even Dr. King’s daughter,… Read more »

Rachel Dolezal to Appear at MLK Event in North Carolina

Rachel Dolezal, who was dragged big time for trying to pass herself off as Black, will speak at an MLK event in North Carolina. The theme of the event is “Healing Race Relations through Conversation and Participation.” Read more here.

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St. Bernard Parish votes NO to renaming street after Dr. King

The community of Violet, inside St. Bernard Parish, in :Louisiana had an open meeting to vote on renaming Colonial Boulevard Martin Luther King Boulevard. Violet, a community that is 56 percent African American, was represented by mostly White citizens. Some of the argument against renaming was, “He never lived here.” One man said “I don’t… Read more »