martin luther king jr
Although his birthday was actually on January 15, today (January 21) is when Martin Luther King Jr. born day is observed as a federal holiday. Plenty of water cooler type conversations over the years, and an episode of The Boondocks, have been held about what Dr. King would think of today’s Hip-Hop music if he […]
Damian Lillard has a major phobia on his hands, one that’s stopping him from going back to our nation’s capital. The Portland Trail Blazers rookie went to Washington D.C. last week to play the Wizards and re-ignited his biggest fear: statues.
The love hate relationship between rappers and Twitter continues. Earlier this week, Kanye West pulled a “do over” on Twitterdom, deleting all of his previous Tweets with “BE BACK SOON” being the lone remaining message. But have no fear, Yeezy came back like cooked coke crack and went on a short diatribe bigging up the […]
Nelsan Ellis, known to many as Lafayette Reynolds on HBO’s vampire drama, True Blood, has landed a new role. Ellis has been cast as Martin Luther King Jr. in the forthcoming film, The Butler, reports Deadline.com. Directed by Lee Daniels, the film follows a White House butler as he serves eight American presidents over the course […]
Mary J. Blige’s acting career is picking up steam. The Queen of Hip-Hop Soul (and part-time chicken crooner) has landed a role, playing Betty Shabazz in the new film Parallel Lives.
The parents of a second-grader at Meridian Ranch Elementary School in Peyton, Colo. should be stoned for sending their son to school in black face. The boy, Sean King, was of course told to remove the makeup, which he wore to portray Martin Luther King Jr. for a “Wax Museum Day” project.
The Washington National Cathedral is set to immortalize the legacy of Rosa Parks by dedicating a statue to the civil rights pioneer, to be unveiled Thursday (May 10). The statue will be placed in the section of the church dedicated to human rights. Parks, who passed away in 2005, will join the likes of other noted human […]
Public Enemy – “Can’t Truss It” [Video] Here’s a little classic P.E. in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Fight The Power! “Most of my heroes don’t appear on no stamp.”
Bossip: Pay Yo Bills: Uncle Sam Wants To Work On A Song With The-Dream…It’s Called “Gimme My $117,000 Ninja” 24 Wired TV: Clerk Fired After Being Robbed at Gunpoint Current Hip-Hop: Akon – “Love You No More” [Download] Vibe: Talib Kweli Remembers Martin Luther King Jr. and His Impact on Hip-Hop The Root: For King, the […]
Martin Luther King Jr. Notes & Papers Debut Online Today, the King Center Archive has made available nearly a million documents associated with the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Notes and missives written the Civil Rights icon, including letters, telegrams, photos and speeches are easily searchable. The wealth of material, which includes documents such […]
Bossip: Guess Which Rapper Was Kidnapped By His Dad As A 9-Month-Old Baby And Driven Across State Lines With His Mom Handcuffed To The Front Seat? 24 Wired TV: Jason Derulo Tries To Prove He Isn’t Gay And Says He Tries To Chop Down 90% Of The Women He Meets In Life! The Root: Rick Perry Flip-Flops on […]