Little seen Martin Luther King interview 11 months before his assassination

Today we honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. As we suffer through a day and age where white nationalism has seen a grand resurgence I am troubled about the health and safety of our democracy. Today I wanted to pass along this little seen interview by NBC News of Dr. King as he discusses what he sees as a “new phase” of the civil rights movement on the horizon. Photo credit: 17 Inspiring Martin Luther King Quotes.

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80 major western wildfires burning as of today

This is from the annals of our state is on fire…again. From NBC News today: From California to New Mexico wildfires are devastating the west coast and other parts of the country. More than 1,800 square miles of land have been torched due to drought.

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MLK interview about “new phase” of the civil rights movement 11 months before assassination

I found this gem today and I wanted to pass it along in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. As the inauguration of the first black vice president looms large this week the strong military presence and shutdown in D.C. makes it obvious we still have a lot of work to do.

The attack on Capitol Hill was both jarring and disgusting. The noose they constructed, chants of “hang Mike Pence” and the brandishing of a confederate flag inside House chambers made me sick to my stomach. White nationalism is a scourge on the soul of America and we need to hit the reset button on how we talk about it and how we track and combat it.

The future of our great nation depends on it.