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MSNBC Host Hopes Trayvon Martin ‘Whooped the Sh*t Out of George Zimmerman’

On February 23 Cornell University held an event to honor Martin Luther King, Jr. MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry was the guest speaker, and during her speech she took time to say she hoped Trayvon Martin “whooped the sh*t out of George Zimmerman” before Zimmerman shot him in self-defense.

Massive protest shuts down parts of the Mall of America on a busy shopping day

Students Wave Palestinian Flag on Bay Bridge During Shutdown

Dozens of self-identifying Stanford students were arrested on Monday night after they shut down the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge in a “#blacklivesmatter” protest against alleged police brutality and oppression. After they closed off the bridge, the protesters pulled out a giant Palestinian flag and draped it across multiple lanes.

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De Blasio Joins Sharpton at MLK Rally

Bedfellows Bill de Blasio and Al Sharpton appeared together at Al Sharpton’s National Action Network headquarters on Monday for the organization’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day rally.

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Oakland #BlackLivesMatter Protests Continue

There was no shortage of “black lives matter” protests this past weekend as activists in Oakland and Berkeley sought to link their cause to the life of late civil rights activist Martin Luther King, Jr. Close to 150 #BlackLivesMatter protesters took

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LBJ or MLK? Selma Debate Highlights Skeletons in Democrats’ Closet

In the 2008 Democratic presidential primary, the moment when the momentum shifted decisively against Hillary Clinton was when the New York Senator embroiled herself in a controversy over whether President Lyndon Baines Johnson or Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. deserved

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Oakland MLK Demonstration: Chained Protesters Shut Down Federal Building

Friday in honor of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., protesters holding signs reading “Third World for Black Power” and “Global Resistance Against Police Violence,” chained themselves together and blocked the entrance to the Ronald V. Dellums Federal Building in downtown Oakland.