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Hoodwinked History: How False Civil Rights Narratives Distort Modern Freedom Struggles | The Root

Hoodwinked History: How False Civil Rights Narratives Distort Modern Freedom Struggles | The Root

-We all know how sanitized mainstream black history has become. Matin Luther King Jr.? Now he was a kumbaya preacher-man. Rosa Parks was a tired seamstress- she didn’t get up because he feet were hurting. Can you blame her? Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee, everybody loved Muhammad Ali. Turns out that this remixed, retelling of black history is doing more harm than good. Today’s package: Whitewashing Black History. Over the years what we’ve come to refer to…

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KCC Performs Freedom Song at MLK Jr. Convocation

KCC Performs Freedom Song at MLK Jr. Convocation

♪ I woke up this mornin’ with my mind My mind was Stayed on freedom Well, I Woke up this mornin’ with my mind My mind was Stayed on freedom Oh well, I Woke up this mornin’ with my mind My mind was Stayed on freedom Hallelu Hallelu Hallelujah ♪ ♪ A- walkin’ an d talkin’ with my mind My mind was Stayed on freedom Yes, a- walkin’ and talkin’ with my mind My mind was Stayed on freedom Well,…

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Intellectual Freedom – Elton John Philadelphia Freedom (Parody)

Intellectual Freedom – Elton John Philadelphia Freedom (Parody)

I used to use the card catalog you know But the cabinet was tight I thought I’d find the answers on my own I used to sit inside reading to myself But my love has changed I’ve opened up the best work that I’ve done Because I live and breathe this Intellectual Freedom From the day that I became a librarian Intellectual Freedom gives the power to the people yeah And the people bring the peace to all the land…

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Lessons in Freedom from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Lessons in Freedom from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

– Today is the second message in our new series for the new year entitled 2020 Vision For the Year 2020. How do we take a step back and see the big picture here at the beginning of the year and figure out, where are we going? How are we gonna get there? Now, obviously, most of us spend almost all of our time, 95% of our time, sorta head down, working hard, checking off the boxes on today’s to-do…

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Amber Ruffin Celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a Song

Amber Ruffin Celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a Song

-Today is Martin Luther King Day. Here to celebrate is one of our writers. Please give it up for Amber Ruffin, everyone. [ Cheering and applause ] ♪♪ -♪ Get up and shout, Yay! ♪ ♪ It’s Martin Luther King Day ♪ ♪ It’s a day we look upon ♪ ♪ With happiness and cheer ♪ ♪ Get up and shout, Yay! ♪ ♪ It’s Martin Luther King Day ♪ ♪ It’s the day we remember ♪ ♪ What he…

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Culture in Decline | Episode #3 “C.V.D.” by Peter Joseph

Culture in Decline | Episode #3 “C.V.D.” by Peter Joseph

Oh, hello! Hey, tell me honestly. Do these pants make my ass look too big? Or wait, maybe not big enough? Is it time for a little butt cheek augmentation? Or maybe a little liposuction to take away these love handles, at least; and perhaps while I’m at it, a nice tummy tuck. That can’t hurt to even it all out! But wait, why should I stop there? Since I’m a bit too lazy to work on these pecs, perhaps…

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Martin Luther King Jr. – ‘Great March to Freedom Rally’ Speech – Detroit, Michigan – June 23, 1963

Martin Luther King Jr. – ‘Great March to Freedom Rally’ Speech – Detroit, Michigan – June 23, 1963

My good friend, the Reverend C. L. Franklin, all of the officers and members of the Detroit Council of Human Rights, distinguished platform guests, ladies and gentlemen, I cannot begin to say to you this afternoon how thrilled I am, and I cannot begin to tell you the deep joy that comes to my heart as I participate with you in what I consider the largest and greatest demonstration for freedom ever held in the United States. [Applause] And I…

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Gutfeld on CNN’s socialist tweet

Gutfeld on CNN’s socialist tweet

EXASPERATED VOICES ASKING WHY ISN’T THE MEDIA FOCUSING ON ALL GOOD NEWS. THINK ABOUT THAT. AS CAPITALISM ROARS ON, ONE OF OUR MAJOR NEWS OUTLETS DUBBED THE SOVIET UNION’S ECONOMIC PLAN THE ADOLESCENT MIND-SET IN TODAY’S MEDIA AND HOLLYWOOD. WHAT A PERFECT SNAPSHOT OF THE LEFT. THE MOST DISCREDITED ECONOMIC SYSTEM EVER — LOOK AT VENEZUELA. TO CNN’S CHILDREN THAT DOESN’T MATTER. IT’S ALL ABOUT BEING COOL. THE DOW’S WARS 401(K)s GROW, THEY LAUD A SYSTEM THAT RUINED MILLIONS OF…

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Martin Luther King Jr. ‘Birth of a New Nation’ April 7, 1957

Martin Luther King Jr. ‘Birth of a New Nation’ April 7, 1957

I want to preach this morning from the subject: “The Birth of a New Nation.” And I would like to use as a basis for our thinking together, a story that has long since been stenciled on the mental sheets of succeeding generations. It is the story of the Exodus, the story of the flight of the Hebrew people from the bondage of Egypt, through the wilderness and finally, to the Promised Land. It’s a beautiful story. I had the…

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