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Today, on The Meter, we discuss the legacy of Martin Luther King. The civil rights leader organized marches throughout his career that led to sweeping reforms in race relations. We will cover the latest in the New Jersey bridge "scandal" involving Gov. Chris Christie and how this may effect his presidential desires. As he midterm elections take shape a voter ID law in Pennsylvania has been struck down by a state judge claiming its an unreasonable burden. In North Carolina a judge has stuck down a law requiring a woman to have an ultrasound before an abortion. Are these cases a threat to democracy? In a seemingly rare moment of bipartisanship the US Congress passed a $1.1 Trillion spending bill that funds the government thought September reversing previous cuts and freezes. Please join the discussion at 10:00 AM. your not is essential.
Grammy winner, Dr. Martin Luther King…did she say Grammy winner? Yes indeed! Dr. King won a Grammy in 1971 for Best Spoken Word Album for “Why I Oppose the War in Vietnam”. What else don’t you know about him?
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TONIGHT WE PAY HOMAGE TO OUR ELDER MARTIN LUITHER KING JUNIOR WITH TWO OF HIS SPEECHES:
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Martin Luther King Jr. was born on January 15, 1929, in Atlanta, Georgia. King, both a Baptist minister and civil-rights activist, had a seismic impact on race relations in the United States, beginning in the mid-1950s. Among many efforts, King headed the SCLC. Through his activism, he played a pivotal role in ending the legal segregation of African-American citizens in the South and other areas of the nation, as well as the creation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. King received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964, among several other honors. King was assassinated in April 1968, and continues to be remembered as one of the most lauded African-American leaders in history, often referenced by his 1963 speech, "I Have a Dream."
Mrs. Naomi Ruth Barber King, wife of Rev. A.D. King, the brother of martyred Civil Rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said that after many years of being asked to record the unknown history of the King brothers in a book, at the age of 81, she finally decided to share her knowledge. Her book, "A.D. and M.L. King: Two Brothers Who Dared To Dream," is quickly becoming a highly sought after memoir as a new generation seeks to understand the motivation behind Dr. King's tactic of non-violent direct action in confronting southern racial hate. The family endured much in order to bring about the historic changes in America. The sacrifice of the King family is much more understood and appreciated through the work of Mrs. King, whose insight and honesty those memorable moments in history to life.
Former Singer Of The Roots Martin Luther Returns With New Single Featuring Quest Love
San Francisco, CA, October 21, 2014- Martin Luther McCoy, former singer of Grammy Award-winning hip hop/neo soul band The Roots has release his first single "Finally" featuring Quest Love of The Roots. With a soulful melody this native San Franciscan takes you back to true R & B.
With his single of Finally, Martin Luther is bringing back the soulful sounds of real R& . The kind of sound that just makes you feel good. “Before I started working on this single, I had to figure out what I wanted to offer, not only musically, but also spiritually, emotionally and intellectually" states Martin Luther.
Since his 2004 hit "Daily Bread” Martin Luther has worked alongside The Roots & Cody ChesnuTT (to name a few) & had an appearance in Dave Chappelle’s 2006 documentary Block Party. He played one of six lead characters in the 2007 Beatles musical Across The Universe as “JoJo”. The film was nominated for both a Golden Globe and an Academy Award.
In Finally there is a truthfulness emanates from Martins’ vocal chords and the strings of his guitar while his , strong, sensitive voice continues to command listeners with its riveting sound, leading them to their own higher ground.
Did you know that in 1999 the U.S. Government was found guilty of murdering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr? This Thursday join us the day after MLK's birthday on As Real As It Gets Radio. We will analyze MLK's legacy and ask the question; "Has MLK's work and dream done in vain?" Join my co-shost Amber Jones and I this Thursday on As Real AS It Gets radio show live on blogtalkradio.com