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In Memory of... "The King"

2018 marks the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s death, but has his dream turned into a nightmare?


A year before Dr. Martin Luther King Jr was assassinated, he admitted in an interview in May, 1967 that the dream he once had has turned into a nightmare. During the last few months and years prior to his death, he explained he went through a period of soul searching, agonizing moments that helped him believe things would become more difficult in the future, and the optimism he had was superficial, because realistically, we still have a long way to go.


Within the interview was one of his classic speeches where he talked about black empowerment, and that black people have something to offer the world. Dr. King also said black people can’t rely on others to fight injustices for them. Not even the Emancipation Proclamation could help because the fight is bigger than just a document.


In order the be free, Dr. King said black people must search deep within their own souls and sign their own Emancipation Proclamation. During this time, black men were looked down upon and were not seen as men. Dr. King explained to black men that nobody should take away their manhood, and to be proud of their African heritage because they don’t have anything to be ashamed of.


For many years, lies were told about black people being inferior compared to other races of people, according to Dr. King. Everything concerning the word “Black” meant that it was ugly and evil. Just look in the dictionary, because the synonym of the word black is degrading, while white is always something pure.


Dr. King’s goal for this speech was to tell black people to be proud of who they are, and to embrace the melanin in their skin because black is beautiful.


To check out Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s interview and speech, click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kr9alxHclvY&t=3s



Dr. Martin Luther King Jr vs President Donald Trump…


Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s birthday was Jan. 15th, and a few days before his birthday, President Donald Trump called certain African nations, Haiti and El Salvador “sh*thole countries.” On Dr. King’s birthday, President Trump made a weekly address video detailing how Dr. King’s dream inspired all Americans from different backgrounds through his words, because his dream is the American dream.


He also said Dr. King dreamed of a world where people are judged by who they are, not how they look, or where they come from, but President Trump did the opposite when he called certain African nations, Haiti and El Salvador “sh*thole countries,” the Washington Post reported.


“Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” President Trump said, suggesting the U.S. bring more immigrants from places like Norway, according to the Post.


The origin of every black and brown person who lives in the U.S. are of African and Hispanic decent, which means they come from different African and Hispanic nations. If President Trump was familiar with the history of the U.S., he would know that the U.S. was built on the labor of minority people.



What if...


The last few years of Dr. King’s life were difficult because he was conflicted, and realized he should of done some soul searching before being the voice for the unjust. After living life and from experience, he noticed he could have better articulated himself and put more thought about the future for those who were treated unjustly.


Dr. King also wasn’t well liked by people who didn’t care about the inequalities happening to black people in the United States during the Civil Rights Movement. He felt all people should have a chance to make something of themselves if given an equal opportunity.


I feel people are more courageous to speak, edit the narrative of somebody’s work, accomplishments and criticize the content of their character after they have passed away and can’t defend themselves. I believe some people criticized Dr. King while he was alive, but now praise him because he stood up courageously against the system of inequality.


I also believe Dr. King would have lived a longer life if the system he was fighting against wasn’t full of jealousy, envy and pushed the narrative of inequality.


If Dr. King was still alive today, he would be 89-years old, and I think he would say we made some progress, but not much in 2018 because the United States of America still has a “dominate the weak” mentality, which was the same injustices he was fighting against in the 1960s before he was assassinated.


Three days after Dr. King’s assassination, Jazz singer Nina Simone’s bass Gene Taylor wrote “Why? (The King of Love is Dead)” after the news of Martin Luther King Jr.'s death had reached him.


To check out Nina Simone’s “Why? (The King of Love is Dead),” click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3jiFbOMr8E



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