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today we mourn the 51st year of the assassination of #MLK

some things you may not have know about this hero who foresaw his own death?
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his birth name was Michael, not Martin

1934 while in germany, his father, a minister, at Atlanta’s Ebenezer Baptist Church became inspired by the Protestant Reformation leader Martin Luther

king, sr changed his own name as well as that of his 5-year-old son
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martin entered college at 15, skipping grades 9 & 12

1944 - enrolled at Morehouse College

ordained before graduation with a degree in sociology
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A thread:

As I reflect on the assassination of my father 51 years ago today, this photo means a great deal to me. Even as a child, he captivated me. And
now, as his 56 year-old adult daughter, he continues to captivate me. 

#WeWillGetThere
#MartinLutherKingJr.
#MLK
I was leaning in then; I am leaning in now. I did not fully grasp who he was then, but now I fully understand. He was a prophet to the world. His words and teachings provide the just, equitable, humane, and peaceful way to create a just, equitable, humane and peaceful world.
What he taught us through his example and through the movement emanated Christ. He was the embodiment of the Christ Spirit. We ignore his words and teachings at our own peril.
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A thread on #nonviolence:

This man is not being passive. He is demonstrating attention to an ultimate goal by making it clear who’s the oppressed and who’s the oppressor. He is harnessing his energy to win a critical policy change in the freedom struggle.
#Nonviolence is not passive; nor does it cower in the face of evil and injustice. However, it is strategic, active and tactical, with an ultimate goal in mind. Now the question is: What’s the ultimate goal?
A critical mass of people with a shared ultimate goal will help us develop a global, comprehensive strategy. We determine the parts that make up the whole. Example: reuniting children with families is a part of the ultimate goal of creating a more peaceful, just, humane world.
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Do you want a Government that actively tries to eradicate #poverty , #homelessness & #hunger Do you want access to free health care?
@UKLabour @AndrewYang @DrJillStein @jimmy_dore @evolvepolitics @skwawkbox @TheCanaryUK
Do you care so much about the environment that you would welcome an international institute that supports #scientists in an #endeavour to halt or reverse #GlobalWarming
As technology advances are you concerned about your job and your children's future? goo.gl/puAt8h The 4th economic revolution has not just started it is here!
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To all the people, designated White by colonizing nations, who are becoming disillusion by your evangelical or Christian faith: When you walk away from Jesus you are not #woke. You are operating out of the white supremacy you say you abhor. 1/ #LiberatingEvangelicalism
When you walk away from Jesus and Christian faith to be “woke” you are walking away from a faith that sprang from brown, indigenous, colonized people. You’re walking away from faith born on the underside of empire in the context of oppressed peoples. 2/ #LiberatingEvangelicalism
You’re walking away from the faith of enslaved people who found such profound liberation in Jesus that they broke laws to gather together and worship in #trees! 3/
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Please RT @DonaldJTrumpJr and let us not forget FBI spied & plotted vs MLK like @realDonaldTrump using the same formula!

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that."#MLK #DarkToLight
#MAGA
#BlackHistoryMonth2019
@beverlygage @yale_history compiled extensive research and proof of FBI's constant surveillance and the evil plot against #MLK and helped bring alarming details to light - similar to @JudicialWatch in present day
#FactNotConspiracyTheory
#DarkToLight
#TruthMatters
#BlackHistory
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.@NBCPhiladelphia You just devoted a full segment to lauding a convicted rapist. You gave #BillCosby's attorney seven minutes to talk about how "Some women lie" and Cosby's long-overdue rape conviction was "infidelity" Cosby and Camille "dealt with." This was disgraceful.
70 women have accused Cosby of rape. He was deemed a violent sexual predator by the court for his decades of drugging and raping women.

Your piece presented Cosby as if these assaults never happened. Your reporter dismissed the crimes Cosby was convicted of.
You showed clips of The Cosby Show and allowed Cosby's attorney to assert Cosby was a Civil Rights icon on par with #MLK #MalcolmX and #NelsonMandela. You shamed @NBCPhiladelphia and further traumatized Cosby's victims.
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This is an interview with Michelle Alexander from April 2016. I re-watched it last week and I am surprised that more people don't know about it and that it still only has 59,000 views as of January 2019. In this interview, Michelle Alexander endorses the "political revolution."
It's a great interview and here's the clip if you want to watch the whole thing, but I will provide a transcript of the first three minutes to give you a sense of what she says to @chrislhayes. #BernieSanders #Bernie2020 #OurRevolution @OurRevolution
Michelle Alexander, by the way, is the author of The New Jim Crow, Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, and I highly recommend the book, too, as it provides a tremendous insight into the racial injustice inherent in the U.S. mass incarceration era. @thenewjimcrow
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When did it become ok to promote violence against a child? Is it because the child is white or catholic? We have come along way to fulfilling #MLK’s dream to suddenly lose our way. #racism #Violence
This is dangerous very dangerous. No one has checked those asking for violence against a kid. Social media was on fire attacking this kid(s). Even tomorrow when the kid gives an interview many are attacking him. When does it stop?
Now the left hates this interview. These out of control adults on the left need to get a life. I will continue to calm them and their hypocrisy out every chance I get! Please join me. #SavanahGuthrie #CovingtonCatholicHighSchool
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1/11
In the debate over what happened between @CovCathColonels students & Native American elder Nathan Phillips, another exchange--with a young man holding up two fingers--has been overlooked. It is more subtle, but may tell us more about our crisis of racial misunderstanding.
2/11
PRELUDE: The day's whole ugly affair begins when five self-styled "Black Hebrew Israelites" begin taunting white kids for wearing MAGA hats. (Go to 1:07:00 in their video) There appears to be no other provocation.
3/11
RESPONSE: More than 50 students drown out the insults with chants that the school is famous for--including one resembling a Samoan "haka" war dance. @CovCathColonels call it the "Sumo." (1:10:02 in video)
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At the conclusion of #MLKDay, a brief thread about my father and how we can authentically honor him. #MLK90 #MLK:
He was a global, comprehensive thinker who believed that all of humanity is interconnected.
He was not anti-political. He believed that laws should reflect a quest for justice and peace. And he worked and protested for legislative change.
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Trump: Day 731
-Day 31 of the #TrumpShutdown
-Spent 2 Mins at #MLK Memorial
-MLK's Son Shuts Down Mike Pence
-8,158 False Claims in First 2 Years
-Posts Fake Image w/ Longer Finger
-Giuliani Sz Statements 'Hypothetical'
-China Grants Ivanka 5 Trademarks
Add...
Day 836 since Donald Trump admitted to sexual assault — yet he’s still in the Oval Office
Add...
Day 687 of NO EVIDENCE produced by Trump that his phones were tapped by Obama.

The FISA warrant Trump referenced targeted Carter Page. #TrumpLies
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There is a myth going about. It is spoken on our news. It is taught in our schools. Liberal free thinking allies and racists alike tout it. It is an image that is much more a mirage of a colorblind hero in the body of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Gather round. #MLK2019 #MLK #MLK90
Let's jump right in with a quote from the "I Have A Dream" speech.

Dear White People,
Dr. King's mind was on a lot more than Black kids and White kids holding hands. Read this part: #MartinLutherKingJr on #PoliceBrutality. How #BlackLivesMatter of him...
Schools don't teach that #MartinLutherKing began the Poor People's Campaign, believed in Americans having a universal guaranteed income, and stood vehemently against the "evils" of capitalism and the Vietnam War. His dream went so exceedingly beyond "content of character".
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NEW Q THREAD
#MLKDay
#MLK
#MLK2019
RACISM AND SEGREGATION DONE BY DEMOCRATS .. PERIOD.
#FakeNewsMedia pushes it.
All hate Groups and ties
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Black Panthers
Illuminati
Masons
JESUITS
ANTIFA
NAZI
LUCIFERIANS
SATANISM
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and more
SECRET SOCIETIES
Hillary Clinton kisses Dragon KKK leader Robert Byrd. Snopes a fake website endorsed by elites and tech companies as factual website has lawsuits upon them. They are white racist mean people. White Supremacy words come, antisemitism n more
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Dec 24 1865
In Pulaski, Tennessee, a group of Confederate veterans convenes to form a secret society that they christen the “Ku Klux Klan.” The KKK rapidly grew from a secret social fraternity to a paramilitary force.....
google.com/amp/s/www.hist…
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Trump and Pence spend TWO MINUTES in the freezing cold at Martin Luther King Jr. memorial after Al Sharpton slammed president for 'insult' of having no official events
@realDonaldTrump
@madmandave1011
@fedupwarriorq17
@neXgenAnon
#MLK
#MLKDay
#MLK2019
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DB is clearly projecting a threat.

Lincoln was assassinated in 1865.

VP Burr shot Hamilton on July 11, 1804. Hamilton died following day. We all not what happened to #MLK.

@SecretService LOOK 👇🏻
We all know what happened to #MLK***

I’m going to blame that typo on the sun reflecting off of my phone 😅👍🏻
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#SeptimaClark's papers at @avery_tweets and LDHI are two important archives of her intellectual production. Her writings reflect the depth of her brilliance and political savvy. ldhi.library.cofc.edu/exhibits/show/… #MLKDay #CiteBlackWomen
For example, her handwritten essay "Good-bye Jim Crow" encapsulates her analysis of the political reverberations of the Civil Rights Movement and its impact on U.S. society. #MLKDay #CiteBlackWomen

ldhi.library.cofc.edu/exhibits/show/…
Black women wrote, theorized, and organized throughout the 1960's with Dr. King, not in his shadow. It's important to remember that, and remember that the ideas and politics that emerged from this moment that we celebrate today were built out of community. #Mlk #CiteBlackWomen
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#MustWatch video by #GISPscholar Mathew Forstater honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King and highlighting his call for a #JobGuarantee to ensure racial justice & economic security

#MLKDay #MLKDay2019 #FullEmployment #EconomicJustice #GreenNewDeal
Additional resources on #MLK and #JobGuarantee: Related Readings:
Forstater, Mathew (2004) "'Jobs for All': A Fitting Tribute to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr." cas2.umkc.edu/econ/economics…
Forstater, Mathew (2007) "From Civil Rights to Economic Security: Bayard Rustin and the African American Struggle for Full Employment, 1945-1978" International Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 36, No. 3. cas2.umkc.edu/econ/economics…
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“When the architects of our republic wrote the magnificent words of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, they were signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir.“ #MLK2019 Democrats are not the party of #MLK anymore goo.gl/images/qvwmSV
It is obvious today that America has defaulted on this promissory note in so far as her citizens of color are concerned. Instead of honoring this sacred obligation, America has given the Negro people a bad check, a check which has come back marked “insufficient funds.” #MLK2019
“This is no time to engage in the luxury of cooling off or to take the tranquilizing drug of gradualism. Now is the time to make real the promises of democracy.” #BuildTheDamnWall #MLK2019 @SpeakerPelosi has a wall. America deserves one, too, for protection.
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On this #MLKDay, don't just tweet famous quotes & then go on about your day. I ask that you live in #MLK's spirit and live out his words. Work to help those that are oppressed, to help those in need. Work to eliminate racism in all its forms. Be kind. Be just. #IHaveADream
#MLK's #IHaveADream speech:
I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation.
Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, signed the Emancipation Proclamation. This momentous decree came as a great beacon light of hope to millions of Negro slaves who had been seared in the flames of withering injustice. #MLK
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Jewish involvement in the Civil Rights Movement #Jews and #Blacks marched arm & arm. Jews were earliest supporters of #UrbanLeague, #ILGWU organized too. #AmericanJewishCommittee, #AmericanJewishCongress & #ADL were central in the fight (1 #MLKDay
onjewishmatters.com/jewish-involve…
#Jews made substantial financial contributions to many civil rights organizations including: #NAACP, #UrbsnLeague, #CongressofRacialEquality, & #StudentNonViolentCoordinatingCommittee (2) #MLKDay #MLK #MLKJr
50% of #CivilRights attorneys were #Jews & 50% of whites who went to Mississippi in 1964 were Jews who went to challenge #JimCrowLaws. Clark's study relied upon by the USSCt in Brown v Bd of Education case was paid for by #AmericanJewishCommittee #MLKDay (3)
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“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.”~Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr in “Letter from a Birmingham Jail”🇺🇸✊🏿✊🏽✊🏻

#MLKDay
Every #MLKDay, I take the time to reread Dr. King’s “Letter from a Birmingham Jail.”

And every year, I weep when I read this paragraph.😥
If you haven’t read #MLK’s “Letter from a Birmingham Jail,” here is the link: africa.upenn.edu/Articles_Gen/L…

Trust me, it’s well worth your time.🇺🇸✊🏿✊🏽✊🏻

#MLKDay
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Today I taught a Kindergarten class. I like to do Kindergarten every once in a while to give me a break to where I can just have fun and relax and just enjoy the innocence of children. No games, no awkward hormones, nobody weirdly hitting on me despite me being old enough to...
2) to be their father, just wholesome time with kids who think I’m Superman or some shit. I was in a small town, Woodlake to be exact which ain’t but 15,000 if that. So when I picked up my 23 slightly scared, slightly confused Kinders today, I noticed that one of them was...
3) Was different. Particularly that he was Middle Eastern. He had the same clothes as everyone, spoke perfect English (well as good as a 5 year old can). He was polite, maybe a little hyper but again, he’s 5. He stood up and pledged allegiance to the flag (which I don’t do)...
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Today, his birthday (#MLK90) thru Monday (#MLKDay), my father will be quoted more than he is during any other time throughout the year. A thread with a few things to consider about #MLK:
He was a purveyor of peace, but it is contrary to the authentic King to call for peace without being a doer and seeker of justice. He said, “True peace is not merely the absence of tension; it is the presence of justice.” #MLK #MLK90
He was a love and truth revolutionary.
He taught, led and worked for the eradication of white supremacy, not the eradication of white people. #MLK90 #MLK
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