Posts tagged as:

Dr. King

Two Deaths in Hollywood — Gary Coleman and Dennis Hopper

May 29, 2010

Yesterday, word came that former Diff’rent Strokes star, TV cameo regular, and former California gubernatorial candidate (but who wasn’t in 2003?) Gary Coleman died of an intracranial hemorrhage at the age of 42.  He had kidney issues his whole life, which stunted his growth making him seem forever young.  I was shocked to hear that [...]

Read the full article →

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day!

January 19, 2009

In 1983, the US Congress and President Reagan made the observed birthday of Martin Luther King Jr a federal holiday.  Twenty-six years later, and forty-one years after Dr. King’s assassination, we stand poised to inaugurate America’s first biracial President.  Contemplating that, I ran into this CNN article which shows that nearly 2/3 of America’s black population [...]

Read the full article →

Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.

April 4, 2008

Forty years ago today, the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was shot and killed on a balcony outside the Lorraine Motel by James Earl Ray just after 6pm.  The Civil Rights Movement lost its most powerful Twentieth Century figure that day, and the movement was never the same.  However, the successful civic action by millions of [...]

Read the full article →