Mar, 28 2018 | Written by ATLien
I attended a special screening for NBC News & MSNBC’s? original documentary film ‘HOPE & FURY: MLK, THE MOVEMENT AND THE MEDIA’
?at the Woodruff Arts Center in Atlanta last night (March 27, 2018).
The release of the documentary marks the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s assassination in Memphis and the screening event was held in honor of Dr. King and the legacy of the civil rights movement.?
Andy Lack, NBC News Chairman and Executive Producer, introduced the riveting documentary, and afterwards MSNBC host Joy Reid moderated a conversation about?the power of images during the civil rights movement?with panelists Rev. Al Sharpton; Hank Klibanoff,?Pulitzer Prize-winning co-author of ?The Race Beat?; and?Phil Bertelsen,?award-winning producer and director of the film.
Special guests in attendance included Kathleen Cleaver, civil rights activist and former Black Panther; Deborah Watts, cousin of Emmett Till; and?C.T. Vivian, Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient.
More details + view a clip of the documentary below… Continue Reading…
Jan, 15 2018 | Written by ATLien
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life impacted the world by more than just a few honorable quotes, King’s legacy lives on in each member of society who serves to better their community.
The civil rights legend, is honored each year on the third Monday in January with a day of service for his contributions to the civil rights movement in America.
[FLASHBACK: Martin Luther King Jr’s ‘I Have A Dream’ Speech + How ‘FATE’ & Claudette Colvin Helped Shape History… ]
While we all take a day to honor the late great Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s efforts, it’s important to remember that his ‘dream’ has yet to become a reality. ?It’s also important to remember that each one of us has a voice to speak out about things we feel are unjust.
That being said… take another moment to reflect on Dr. King’s journey through the photos and significant quotes below… Continue Reading…
Nov, 18 2015 | Written by ATLien
Meet 51 year-old Bobby Paul Edwards.? Edwards posed for the mugshot above after being arrested for assault and battery charges in South Carolina last year.
The arrest sparked a federal investigation that revealed that the man Edwards was accused of assaulting for more than four years, was a Black mentally disabled employee of his restaurant.
Now a federal lawsuit has been filed which alleges that Edwards and his brother forced the man into slavery.
Christopher Smith, a mentally handicapped African American man, was subjected to ?severe physical harm? by Bobby Paul Edwards, 51, while working at J&J Cafeteria in Conway. The lawsuit documents 14?cases of action including slavery, assault and battery, false imprisonment, violations of the Fair Labor and Wages Act and numerous forms of discrimination.
Details about this horrific crime below… Continue Reading…