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20

A Word From Martin Luther King Jr

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161 Responses to “A Word From Martin Luther King Jr”


  1. 1 Don
    June 2, 2020 at 11:26 am

    Good Morning TOD!

  2. 3 globalcitizenlinda
    June 2, 2020 at 11:28 am

  3. 4 marleysperson
    June 2, 2020 at 11:48 am

  4. 5 jer44
    June 2, 2020 at 11:52 am

    • 6 jacquelineoboomer
      June 2, 2020 at 1:06 pm

      Thanks for posting that – I was coming to look for it, because I missed it!

      • 7 Betsy
        June 2, 2020 at 10:52 pm

        I missed it too, but does anyone know if it was covered on all the media, or just on cable news?

        • 8 jacquelineoboomer
          June 3, 2020 at 12:54 am

          I don’t know for sure but I don’t know where it was covered in full. I’ve seen snippets of it during the day. Lawrence O’Donnell mentioned Joe’s speech throughout a good portion of his show tonight – glad, finally!

  5. 9 marleysperson
    June 2, 2020 at 11:52 am

  6. 10 marleysperson
    June 2, 2020 at 11:54 am

    Is Cornyn up for re-election this year? I hope so.

  7. 13 pkayden
    June 2, 2020 at 11:56 am

  8. 14 Nerdy Wonka
    June 2, 2020 at 12:03 pm

    It’s been a really freaking hard week for Black people. Hell, it’s been a pretty freaking hard month with the revelations of Ahmaud Arbery’s murder, Breonna Taylor’s murder, George Floyd’s murder and the countless others whose names have not made national news. The Coronavirus crises disproportionately affecting and killing us. The economic downturn disproportionately affecting us. It’s been a messed up year.

    We do not need harmful white people and non-Black POC who think this is some kind of fun gap week or month for them. If you’re not going to be helpful, stay home and STFU. It’s not enough that you consume our culture, now you also make mockery and light of our pain? We have had it with your callousness.

    Black people are out here like the walking wounded. We’re showing up to work, we’re showing up for others, we’re trying to present professional faces and demeanor, we’re doing what we can to continue to function, but we are TRAUMATIZED. Anxiety is on 10. PTSD is on 10. Nerves are on 10. Waking up crying, going to bed crying, insomnia, trying to find what little bit of joy we can, but still there’s a shadow that weighs heavy.

    This shit seeps into our bones. It is heavy. It affects our long term health. Watching people you know who have had no choice but to be stoic and strong all their lives, breaking down. Watching that moment the innocence is stripped from cherished Black children’s eyes as they realize how cruel the world is to them. Watching Black teenagers have to experience and consume Black death over and over again with no quantifiable justice and seeing them realize they do not walk the same path as their white and non-Black POC cohorts. This is not something that Black people can walk away from. When the news cycles and protests die down, this horror still lives with us because it’s our everyday lived experiences. Amidst the bountiful culture we create, this horror both large and small still walks beside us.

    It has been really heavy and we do not need you dipping your toes in and dancing around like it’s a fucking rave. You’re all the way in or you can GTFO.

  9. 17 jer44
    June 2, 2020 at 12:05 pm

  10. June 2, 2020 at 12:08 pm

    #IMPOTUS is going full authoritarian. We are staring into the ugly maw of martial law. People of color will again be disproportionately affected as they have been by Covid-19.

  11. 19 jer44
    June 2, 2020 at 12:09 pm

    • 20 COS
      June 2, 2020 at 1:07 pm

      But Sasse and all of the Republicans keep supporting all of his wrongdoing; no matter what it is. Talk is cheap.

  12. 21 jer44
    June 2, 2020 at 12:19 pm

    NOW: Attorney Ben Crump gives updates on the cases of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and George Floyd –
    https://abcnews.go.com/live/video/special-live-09

  13. 22 jer44
    June 2, 2020 at 12:28 pm

    VP Biden will attend the funeral of George Floyd.

  14. 23 jer44
    June 2, 2020 at 12:29 pm

  15. June 2, 2020 at 12:29 pm

    Minnesota would reject Trump’s domestic military deployment:
    “Mayor Melvin Carter of St. Paul, Minnesota, tells Rachel Maddow that Governor Walz has told him that Minnesota will reject Donald Trump’s overtures to send active U.S. military to police protesters demonstrating against police violence.”
    (https://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/mn-would-reject-trump-domestic-military-deployment-st-paul-mayor-84220997730)

  16. 27 Nerdy Wonka
    June 2, 2020 at 12:33 pm

  17. June 2, 2020 at 1:05 pm

    “An accommodating GOP, Trump are transforming America into a dictatorship.”
    “This administration and Republican leadership have corrupted the justice system, purged and persecuted nonpartisan military personnel and government employees to install apparatchiks in their place, regularly encouraged paramilitary activity among supporters, thwarted any efforts of legitimate legislative oversight, claimed absolute immunity for Trump, promoted propagandistic media while falsely discrediting the accuracy of legitimate news, manipulated the courts, marbled the administration and judiciary with unqualified lackeys, driven contracts to supporters, used the U.S. Treasury to reward friends, attempted to coerce foreign governments into leveling false charges at political rivals, eagerly courted supportive dictators around the world, excused friends from their crimes while seeking political prosecutions of enemies on false charges, sought to bend our intelligence agencies to partisan ends, threatened a free press with retaliation, revised or suppressed historical records that were unfavorable, publicly smeared perceived opponents, sabotaged fair elections, created a cult of personality around its leader, distributed government largesse based on fealty to the leader, defined critics as subhuman, traded in race-baiting and nationalism, caged children and broken up desperate families, defined all events solely in terms of how they affect the leader, shattered revered institutions protecting Americans, reviled our allies while embracing our enemies, and attempted to call into question the validity of elections that go against the leader while intimating that they might attempt to postpone elections if the leader’s poll numbers are weak. And that catalog of horrors is the abbreviated list.”
    (https://lasvegassun.com/news/2020/may/17/accommodating-gop-trump-are-transforming-america-i/)

    • June 2, 2020 at 1:06 pm

      “These are the core attributes the world has used for decades to identify dictators. And these actions are actively afoot in America today, and they are gaining greater velocity with each day we grow closer
      to the election.”

    • June 2, 2020 at 1:07 pm

      “Any realist cannot ignore the wanton destruction of the system of checks and balances and nonpartisan government and the congealing of despotic abuses. One must conclude we are living in the early days of an authoritarian regime.”

    • June 2, 2020 at 1:08 pm

      “The GOP knows it will fade into history soon without drastic action,
      so it’s holding onto power by any means necessary and scheming to permanently tilt the scales in its favor.
      True Americans — the spiritual descendants of Madison and his fellow founders, who recognize Trump and those around him as the vandals they are — know they can’t let that happen.
      But we all need to realize that the emergency is no longer on the horizon, coming gradually closer.
      It’s here. We’re living it. And only we can put a stop to it.”

  18. June 2, 2020 at 1:09 pm

    THE MILITARY MUST SAY NO.

  19. June 2, 2020 at 1:10 pm

    Look for the HELPERS

  20. 34 jacquelineoboomer
    June 2, 2020 at 1:13 pm

    ICYMI (my granddaughter pointed it out to me; my great grandson’s a big fan of Nick):

  21. 35 Nerdy Wonka
    June 2, 2020 at 1:18 pm

    Black artists are using their voice, money, and bodies and you have these billion dollar corporations putting out what amounts to a thoughts and prayers PR statements.

    OPEN. YOUR. PURSE. Your statements should be accompanied by large continued funds to organizations doing the work. Your statement should also be accompanied by detailed comprehensive policy on how your company is going to ensure that your workplace across the globe is inclusive, open, holds each other accountable, and your hiring practices are transparent.

  22. June 2, 2020 at 1:21 pm

    Bishop of the Episcopal church Trump used for his photo-op last night slammed Trump.
    (per both-sidey NPR)

  23. 37 Nerdy Wonka
    June 2, 2020 at 1:21 pm

  24. 38 Nerdy Wonka
    June 2, 2020 at 1:25 pm

    DEFUND. THE POLICE.

  25. 39 Nerdy Wonka
    June 2, 2020 at 1:35 pm

  26. 40 Nerdy Wonka
    June 2, 2020 at 1:37 pm

  27. 41 marleysperson
    June 2, 2020 at 1:39 pm

    FYI

  28. 42 Nerdy Wonka
    June 2, 2020 at 1:42 pm

  29. June 2, 2020 at 1:58 pm

    Valerie Jarrett (the senior advisor to President Barack Obama) speaking with Hayes.
    About Trump’s response: “It’s appalling, but not surprising. It shows a la ck of moral leadership for the pain that so many families across the country are feeling.”
    See: (https://www.msnbc.com/all-in/watch/obama-adviser-on-trump-protest-response-dropped-to-yet-another-low-of-nearly-four-years-of-lows-84212293535)
    –“These demonstrations are so important.”
    –Specific, detailed, directions on how we move forward…

  30. 45 marleysperson
    June 2, 2020 at 2:19 pm

    You have to watch.

  31. June 2, 2020 at 2:26 pm

    I get it.
    You think to yourself how can somebody that dumb get you in a corner and get you up against the wall?
    But by now we know why he’s willing to break all kinds of laws and ethical norms. Been too easy to look away, maybe hope he’ll latch on to another distraction next week. But actually he has been moving the needle away from democracy towards unilateral control since taking office. GOP officials are with him.
    Proto-authoritarians try it out first. They do it in steps, see how you react, see if it’s time to ramp things up.
    Timing is everything and we are tired…we’ve been snowed relentlessly.
    S.O.S.
    U.S.Military.Must.Say.No.

  32. June 2, 2020 at 2:30 pm

    As Stoughton points out, the warrior model of policing is steeped in dominance as a response to fear, whereas a guardian mentality is rooted in the long-term strategy of building partnerships with the community via trust. Until police reform is grounded in being clear about the difference, it will fail.

  33. June 2, 2020 at 2:43 pm

    thx mp for your post above:
    Both Corden and Colbert asking very hard how white people can take action.
    Mike Dyson (Corden): “The Pandemic of COVID meets the pandemic of 1619.”
    KIller Mike (Colbert): Advising white people to go to Jane Elliott’s Anti-Racist Educator video.
    (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFQkLp5u-No)

  34. 52 Dudette
    June 2, 2020 at 2:59 pm

    For when you need a laugh! 😆

  35. 53 jer44
    June 2, 2020 at 3:20 pm

  36. 54 marleysperson
    June 2, 2020 at 3:32 pm

    Cowards. Read the thread

  37. 55 jer44
    June 2, 2020 at 3:33 pm

  38. 56 marleysperson
    June 2, 2020 at 3:34 pm

  39. 57 marleysperson
    June 2, 2020 at 3:39 pm

    Hope they all fall like dominos

  40. 58 jer44
    June 2, 2020 at 3:45 pm

  41. 59 marleysperson
    June 2, 2020 at 3:48 pm

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  47. 66 marleysperson
    June 2, 2020 at 5:03 pm

  48. June 2, 2020 at 5:10 pm

  49. June 2, 2020 at 5:11 pm

    Worth reading …

    • 70 Obama Grandmama
      June 2, 2020 at 11:58 pm

      Does GW Bush still have a speech writer? Or is Laura the writer? It is hard for me to believe he wrote this himself.

  50. 71 jacquelineoboomer
    June 2, 2020 at 5:14 pm

  51. June 2, 2020 at 5:17 pm

  52. 73 Nerdy Wonka
    June 2, 2020 at 5:19 pm

    Meghan McCain is such a fucking liar.

  53. 74 marleysperson
    June 2, 2020 at 5:29 pm

    When they show you who they are, believe them. Vote them all out. Every last one. They have no business making laws that are injurious to the people they are supposed to represent.

  54. 75 marleysperson
    June 2, 2020 at 5:38 pm

    Thread. Share with your friends/family that have ignored or been willfully ignorant

  55. June 2, 2020 at 5:43 pm

    back in 1968…Philadelphia hosted a Black Power Conference…i wonder if there are some in the PA Blk caucus are old enough to remember that conference

  56. 77 marleysperson
    June 2, 2020 at 5:43 pm

    He needs to be in jail and lose his law license

  57. 78 jacquelineoboomer
    June 2, 2020 at 5:50 pm

    Andrew’s ego is back. Yuck.

    • 79 COS
      June 2, 2020 at 6:53 pm

      Totally agree with you Jacqueline. I am kinda over Gov. Cuomo. He did a great job with the covid19 in NY. Not sure why he sucks up the daily airtime on tv every morning nationally. The other governors update locally.

      • 80 jacquelineoboomer
        June 2, 2020 at 7:25 pm

        He served a good purpose but now he’s back into being more self-serving, so his viewership will be much less, I’m sure.

  58. 81 Nerdy Wonka
    June 2, 2020 at 5:54 pm

    Rihanna has always been about it.

    It’s been a pleasure to watch how her activism began a long time ago and how it continues to evolve as her platform gets bigger.

  59. June 2, 2020 at 6:00 pm

  60. 85 Dudette
    June 2, 2020 at 6:33 pm

    Reuters Y’all! Damn!

  61. 88 Dudette
    June 2, 2020 at 6:50 pm

  62. June 2, 2020 at 7:12 pm

    Please keep them safe.

  63. 90 jacquelineoboomer
    June 2, 2020 at 7:15 pm

  64. 91 jer44
    June 2, 2020 at 7:33 pm

  65. June 2, 2020 at 7:38 pm

    GOP Poppa:
    “”Russian President Vladimir Putin has set July 1 as the new date for a constitutional referendum that could allow him to remain in power through 2036.”
    (Benen)

  66. 94 jer44
    June 2, 2020 at 7:40 pm

  67. 96 jer44
    June 2, 2020 at 7:43 pm

  68. June 2, 2020 at 7:47 pm

    World Wide Protests…Amazin✊🏽

  69. 98 jer44
    June 2, 2020 at 7:51 pm

  70. June 2, 2020 at 7:51 pm

    Good news:
    In MT dark money must continue to be disclosed.
    PS….I still think Bush is an obedient Republican.

  71. June 2, 2020 at 7:57 pm

    “Conservative Icon George Will
    Urges November Sweep: Vote Out Trump, All GOP Enablers.”
    (https://www.huffpost.com/entry/george-will-trump-republicans_n_5ed5bb7ac5b6e87a67b8f7ae)

  72. 101 jacquelineoboomer
    June 2, 2020 at 8:20 pm

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  74. 106 pkayden
    June 2, 2020 at 9:11 pm

  75. 108 pkayden
    June 2, 2020 at 9:23 pm

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  79. 117 Dudette
    June 2, 2020 at 11:52 pm

    The Lincoln Memorial 😢

  80. 118 Dudette
    June 2, 2020 at 11:56 pm

  81. June 3, 2020 at 12:04 am

    Just my today’s random thought. 💞😷

    Today’s funny-not-funny optic @ WH: Virus45 wanted a fence (aka wall) to keep those darn protesters away from WH actual fence. As if they could breach that fence, run around 17 acres, maneuver the WH snipers, Secret Service, etc. & get to his sorry arse. Puhleese! Visual tonight is this high fence, some kind of armed military police on one side, protesters in summer wear, bikes, masks, etc., on other side. (Gotta say, those armed whatevers didn’t look like they wanted to be there, behind a chain link fence, looking @ their fellow citizens.) Oy, Virus45, how’s yr cage now? 👀😎

  82. June 3, 2020 at 12:06 am

    Right ON!!

  83. 121 Dudette
    June 3, 2020 at 12:08 am

  84. 122 marleysperson
    June 3, 2020 at 12:13 am

    Excellent news

  85. 124 nena20409
    June 3, 2020 at 12:17 am

  86. 125 nena20409
    June 3, 2020 at 12:18 am

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  88. 128 Dudette
    June 3, 2020 at 12:40 am

    I knew it would come to this one day.

  89. 133 nena20409
    June 3, 2020 at 12:46 am

  90. 134 nena20409
    June 3, 2020 at 12:53 am

  91. 135 nena20409
    June 3, 2020 at 1:05 am

  92. 136 Dudette
    June 3, 2020 at 1:06 am

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  94. 141 Dudette
    June 3, 2020 at 2:14 am

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  96. June 3, 2020 at 2:48 am

    Can’t say I didn’t warn them …

    Good night TOD.

  97. 144 Dudette
    June 3, 2020 at 2:48 am

    😢🙏🏾♥️

  98. 145 Dudette
    June 3, 2020 at 2:52 am

  99. 146 Dudette
    June 3, 2020 at 2:54 am

  100. 147 Dudette
    June 3, 2020 at 3:04 am

    Goodnight

  101. 148 nena20409
    June 3, 2020 at 3:56 am

  102. June 3, 2020 at 4:12 am

    My guv

  103. June 3, 2020 at 4:58 am

    An absolute travesty.

  104. June 3, 2020 at 6:43 am

    THIS

  105. 154 marleysperson
    June 3, 2020 at 8:29 am

    Something just occurred to me. Now I know why his wife and youngest son always look the way they do. There is no joy and laughter. Monsters hide in the bunker then they get exposed and go away. Can’t come soon enough.

  106. 155 marleysperson
    June 3, 2020 at 8:39 am

  107. 156 marleysperson
    June 3, 2020 at 8:46 am

    Initiate an arrest warrant for Bill Barr. GREAT IDEA!!!

  108. 157 jer44
    June 3, 2020 at 9:05 am

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  110. 159 jacquelineoboomer
    June 3, 2020 at 9:17 am

  111. 160 marleysperson
    June 3, 2020 at 9:18 am

    Kids know


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