Tag: Martin Luther King Jr.

African-American Pastors Criticize Trump Ahead Of MLK Day

In services ahead of Martin Luther King Day, ministers in black churches across the country on Sunday called out President Trump for reportedly making disparaging remarks about Africa and Haiti in discussions about immigration, expressing disappointment in the direction of the country since Trump took office. The Rev. Raphael G. Warnock told a mostly African-American…

Senate Votes To Confirm Sen. Jeff Sessions As U.S. Attorney General

Senator Jeff Sessions was confirmed as the next attorney general in President Trump’s administration on Wednesday night, earning a simply majority by around 7:20 p.m. with the vote total at 52 yes to 47 no. The night before Senator Elizabeth Warren made headlines for attempting to read a letter written by Coretta Scott King criticizing…

#ShePersisted Goes Viral After Senate Votes To Silence Warren

GOP Turtle-Man Mitch McConnell inadvertently created a rallying cry for supporters of Sen. Elizabeth Warren when he rebuked her after the Senate voted to prevent her from speaking. As Democrats held the Senate floor overnight to protest Sen. Jeff Sessions’s (R-Ala.) nomination for attorney general, Warren quoted a 1986 letter that the late Coretta Scott…

MLK’s Daughter Slams Trump Remarks

Martin Luther King Jr.’s daughter on Tuesday scolded Donald Trump for suggesting to his supporters that “Second Amendment people” can prevent a President Hillary Clinton from nominating Supreme Court justices of her choice. “As the daughter of a leader who was assassinated, I find #Trump’s comments distasteful, disturbing, dangerous,” Bernice King tweeted shortly after Trump’s…

Martin Luther King Jr. Day 30th Anniversary [VIDEO]

Americans on Monday will honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., the iconic civil rights leader slain in 1968, with gatherings, parades and community service. Martin Luther King Jr. Day is observed on the third Monday in January each year, around the time of King’s Jan. 15 birthday. It’s one of America’s largest days…

Martin Luther King Jr. Was a Radical, Not a Saint

Today Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. is viewed as something of an American saint. His birthday is a national holiday. His name adorns schools and street signs. Americans from across the political spectrum invoke King’s name to justify their beliefs and actions, as President Barack Obama will no doubt do in his second Inaugural speech…

Complete Inauguration Schedule Listed Here – All Events – Let’s PARTY

9.a.m. Former presidents, House of Representatives members, senators, governors and Cabinet designees begin to arrive at the U.S. Capitol for the public, ceremonial inauguration of President Obama and Vice President Biden. 9:30 a.m. Fifth-grade chorus from Public School 22 in Staten Island, New York performs 10 a.m. U.S. Marine Band performs 11:14 a.m. First lady…