MLK was a Revolutionary

by Tre B

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Equality in a society based on one group dominating all others is a revolutionary concept.  MLK was a revolutionary.

Don’t get it twisted, despite the watered-down, docile version of the man they show you on TV and in tributes around this time of year MLK was really a revolutionary.  The reason he’s not with us today is because those revolutionary tendencies were showing through with more force with regard to the war in Vietnam and the economic empowerment of poor people in this nation.  He was truly a dangerous Negro, a Black man that defied that status quo and couldn’t be controlled like some of his contemporaries that are still with us today. Continue reading

Freedom Rider: Obama is not King

from our fam over at Black Agenda Report…

by BAR editor and senior columnist Margaret Kimberley 

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It is the height of historical distortion to compare President-Elect Barack Obama in any way, shape or form to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. King “is probably the only person in American history who gave up a close relationship with a president,” Lyndon Johnson, “because his convictions demanded it.” Those convictions were anchored in King’s opposition to “racism, materialism and militarism.” Obama, conversely, makes common cause with financial speculators and militarists. Under the current system, “It is simply impossible to be both a fighter for justice and president of the United States.” Read More…

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