MLK Day: 11 Most Inspiring Martin Luther King Jr. Memes

Martin Luther King Jr. Day, MLK Day. While celebrating the birthday of the slain civil rights leader, remember his powerful words that helped unite a segregated nation.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day, MLK Day. While celebrating the birthday of the slain civil rights leader, remember his powerful words that helped unite a segregated nation.

Coming Distractions: Powerless plays up the Batman connection in first trailer

That’s Bruce Wayne to you. He’s B Dubs to his cousin. #Powerless pic.twitter.com/Za55BXJXQk

— Powerless (@NBCPowerless) January 13, 2017

Following the orgy of destruction that served as the climax to Man Of Steel, superhero franchises have become much more conscientious about collateral damage. That was what Captain America: Civil War was all about (aside from Cap and Bucky’s love affair); Zack Snyder also learned that lesson, moving Dawn Of Justice: Batman V Supermans big showdown to some uninhabited island where only sons of Martha live. And, as we see in the first Powerless teaser, even Bruce Wayne’s cousin is looking out for the little guy. Van Wayne (Alan Tudyk) runs the Wayne Enterprises’ subsidiary’s R&D department, which cranks out fairly useless items that are intended to offer some security to innocent bystanders, e.g., an umbrella that doesn’t prevent decapitation, but …

Following the orgy of destruction that served as the climax to Man Of Steel, superhero franchises have become much more conscientious about collateral damage. That was what Captain America: Civil War was all about (aside from Cap and Bucky’s love affair); Zack Snyder also learned that lesson, moving Dawn Of Justice: Batman V Supermans big showdown to some uninhabited island where only sons of Martha live. And, as we see in the first Powerless teaser, even Bruce Wayne’s cousin is looking out for the little guy. Van Wayne (Alan Tudyk) runs the Wayne Enterprises’ subsidiary’s R&D department, which cranks out fairly useless items that are intended to offer some security to innocent bystanders, e.g., an umbrella that doesn’t prevent decapitation, but ...

Donald Trump Praises Brexit; Slams EU & NATO In First Euro Post-Election Interview

Donald Trump is no stranger to provocative comments and this time he’s weighing in on the other side of the Atlantic. In an interview with Rupert Murdoch-owned Brit paper The Sunday Times with former Conservative leadership contender Michael Gove (one of the key figures leading the Brexit campaign last year), Trump indicated that there would be a major shift into how he’ll handle foreign relations going forward.
The President-elect, who is sworn into office on Friday…

Donald Trump is no stranger to provocative comments and this time he's weighing in on the other side of the Atlantic. In an interview with Rupert Murdoch-owned Brit paper The Sunday Times with former Conservative leadership contender Michael Gove (one of the key figures leading the Brexit campaign last year), Trump indicated that there would be a major shift into how he’ll handle foreign relations going forward. The President-elect, who is sworn into office on Friday…

Watch Martin Luther King Jr’s ‘I Have a Dream’ Speech (Video)

On August 28, 1963, the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered a speech that inspired America — and shamed it into honoring the principles on which it was founded.

Clarence Jones, who co-wrote an early draft of the “I Have a Dream” speech, recently recalled to TheWrap how King came to deliver the most famous part of his speech for the March on Washington.

As he looked out at the crowd, King said it would “go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation.”

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King was well into his prepared remarks, Jones said, when his favorite gospel singer, Mahalia Jackson, cried out, “Tell them about the dream, Martin! Tell them about the dream.”

And then King went off his script.

“When Mahalia shouted to him, I was standing about 50 feet behind him… and I saw it happening in real time. He just took the text of his speech and moved it to the left side of the lectern. … And I said to somebody standing next to me: ‘These people don’t know it, but they’re about to go to church.’ I said that because I could see his body language change from the rear. Where he had been reading, like giving a lecture, but then going into his Baptist preacher mode,” said Jones.

Also Read: How MLK Ad-Libbed the ‘I Have a Dream’ Speech

“Had there been anyone else — anyone else — who had shouted anything to him — I think he would have been a little taken aback. I’m not so sure he would have departed from the text of his speech. But Mahalia Jackson was his favorite gospel singer. When Mahalia said that it was almost like a mandate to respond.”

Watch the video:

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TCA: The Amazing Story of How MLK Ad-Libbed the ‘I Have a Dream Speech’

On August 28, 1963, the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered a speech that inspired America — and shamed it into honoring the principles on which it was founded.

Clarence Jones, who co-wrote an early draft of the “I Have a Dream” speech, recently recalled to TheWrap how King came to deliver the most famous part of his speech for the March on Washington.

As he looked out at the crowd, King said it would “go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation.”

King was well into his prepared remarks, Jones said, when his favorite gospel singer, Mahalia Jackson, cried out, “Tell them about the dream, Martin! Tell them about the dream.”

And then King went off his script.

“When Mahalia shouted to him, I was standing about 50 feet behind him… and I saw it happening in real time. He just took the text of his speech and moved it to the left side of the lectern. … And I said to somebody standing next to me: ‘These people don’t know it, but they’re about to go to church.’ I said that because I could see his body language change from the rear. Where he had been reading, like giving a lecture, but then going into his Baptist preacher mode,” said Jones.

“Had there been anyone else — anyone else — who had shouted anything to him — I think he would have been a little taken aback. I’m not so sure he would have departed from the text of his speech. But Mahalia Jackson was his favorite gospel singer. When Mahalia said that it was almost like a mandate to respond.”

Watch the video:

Related stories from TheWrap:

TCA: The Amazing Story of How MLK Ad-Libbed the 'I Have a Dream Speech'

Washington Post Columnist Warns Journalists of Trump Presidency: ‘The Fight of Their Lives’

Washington Post columnist Margaret Sullivan feels “journalists are in for the fight of their lives” when Donald Trump officially becomes the president on Friday.

“It’s possible to have a solid idea of what Donald Trump’s presidency will be like for the American media and for citizens who depend on that flawed but essential institution,” Sullivan wrote in a column for Monday’s Post. “The short form: hellish.”

Sullivan is the former New York Times public editor who is now at the Post, where she expressed concern regarding the media landscape under Trump’s presidency.

Also Read: Van Jones Predicts ‘Horrendous Abuse of Power’ Under Trump

“Consider, for example, the saga of Serge Kovaleski, the highly regarded New York Times reporter whose disability limits the use of his arms,” Sullivan wrote. “Yes, this is the reporter whom Trump mocked during the campaign — waving his arms in a crude but unmistakable imitation of Kovaleski’s movements. When criticized for doing so, Trump vehemently denied that mocking Kovaleski was even possible because he didn’t know him.”

Sullivan called Trump’s excuse a “lie” and noted, “Any reasonable person looking back at the facts would find that absurd.”

She continued: “Trump will punish journalists for doing their jobs. Famously touchy and unable to endure serious scrutiny, he has always been litigious.”

Also Read: BuzzFeed’s Ben Smith, CNN’s Brian Stelter Face Off Over Published Trump Memo (Video)

Sullivan went on to predict, “Trump’s reign will probably be awash in investigations and prosecutions of journalists for doing their jobs, stirring up the ugliest of class wars along the way.”

She feels journalistsare going to have to be better than ever before, just to do their jobs.”

“They will need to work together, be prepared for legal persecution, toughen up for punishing attacks and figure out new ways to uncover and present the truth,” Sullivan concludes. “Even so — if the past really is prologue — that may not be enough.”

Washington Post columnist Margaret Sullivan feels “journalists are in for the fight of their lives” when Donald Trump officially becomes the president on Friday.

“It’s possible to have a solid idea of what Donald Trump’s presidency will be like for the American media and for citizens who depend on that flawed but essential institution,” Sullivan wrote in a column for Monday’s Post. “The short form: hellish.”

Sullivan is the former New York Times public editor who is now at the Post, where she expressed concern regarding the media landscape under Trump’s presidency.

“Consider, for example, the saga of Serge Kovaleski, the highly regarded New York Times reporter whose disability limits the use of his arms,” Sullivan wrote. “Yes, this is the reporter whom Trump mocked during the campaign — waving his arms in a crude but unmistakable imitation of Kovaleski’s movements. When criticized for doing so, Trump vehemently denied that mocking Kovaleski was even possible because he didn’t know him.”

Sullivan called Trump’s excuse a “lie” and noted, “Any reasonable person looking back at the facts would find that absurd.”

She continued: “Trump will punish journalists for doing their jobs. Famously touchy and unable to endure serious scrutiny, he has always been litigious.”

Sullivan went on to predict, “Trump’s reign will probably be awash in investigations and prosecutions of journalists for doing their jobs, stirring up the ugliest of class wars along the way.”

She feels journalistsare going to have to be better than ever before, just to do their jobs.”

“They will need to work together, be prepared for legal persecution, toughen up for punishing attacks and figure out new ways to uncover and present the truth,” Sullivan concludes. “Even so — if the past really is prologue — that may not be enough.”

Russian Box Office Grows 9.5% to $727 Million in 2016

The movie box office in Russia grew 9.5% last year to total 49 billion RUB ($727 million), according to comScore. “Zootopia” was the best-selling film with 2.08 billion RUB ($28.2 million), followed by “The Secret Life of Pets” with 1.99 billion RUB ($311 million). “Deadpool” was third with 1.61 billion RUB (20.4 million), and then… Read more »

The movie box office in Russia grew 9.5% last year to total 49 billion RUB ($727 million), according to comScore. “Zootopia” was the best-selling film with 2.08 billion RUB ($28.2 million), followed by “The Secret Life of Pets” with 1.99 billion RUB ($311 million). “Deadpool” was third with 1.61 billion RUB (20.4 million), and then... Read more »

Tomi Lahren Teaches Jesse Watters How to Pronounce Her Name (Video)

Two up-and-coming conservative stars got together over the weekend when TheBlaze’s Tomi Lahren appeared on Fox News Channel’s “Watters’ World” with Jesse Watters.

And the first thing they cleared up was the tricky pronunciation of Lahren’s name. “It’s Tomi, like the boys name. Lahren like Laryngitis,” she told Watters.

Watters said he’s “got it,” and Lahren mentioned that she is called “much worse” on Twitter.

Also Read: Tomi Lahren Explains Why You Might Be A Snowflake (Video)

Watters then asked Lahren about Donald Trump’s recent press conference when he famously called CNN “fake news” after reporter Jim Acosta continuously interrupted the president-elect while trying to ask a question.

“Maybe if CNN wanted to give Trump a question, they should have just leaked it like they did with Hillary Clinton,” Watters joked.

Lahren chimed in, “I always say, ‘evolve or die,’ and in this case ‘adjust or die,’… Donald Trump will be our president. He will be inaugurated next Friday on January 20, he will be our 45th president,” Lahren said.

“As soon as the media and the Democrats that own the media and participate in the media accept that, I think maybe they have a chance to reclaim whatever dignity they had,” she added.

Check out the video above.

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Rapper Wale Trolls Tomi Lahren in Song and on Twitter

Two up-and-coming conservative stars got together over the weekend when TheBlaze’s Tomi Lahren appeared on Fox News Channel’s “Watters’ World” with Jesse Watters.

And the first thing they cleared up was the tricky pronunciation of Lahren’s name. “It’s Tomi, like the boys name. Lahren like Laryngitis,” she told Watters.

Watters said he’s “got it,” and Lahren mentioned that she is called “much worse” on Twitter.

Watters then asked Lahren about Donald Trump’s recent press conference when he famously called CNN “fake news” after reporter Jim Acosta continuously interrupted the president-elect while trying to ask a question.

“Maybe if CNN wanted to give Trump a question, they should have just leaked it like they did with Hillary Clinton,” Watters joked.

Lahren chimed in, “I always say, ‘evolve or die,’ and in this case ‘adjust or die,’… Donald Trump will be our president. He will be inaugurated next Friday on January 20, he will be our 45th president,” Lahren said.

“As soon as the media and the Democrats that own the media and participate in the media accept that, I think maybe they have a chance to reclaim whatever dignity they had,” she added.

Check out the video above.

Related stories from TheWrap:

Tomi Lahren Explains Why You Might Be A Snowflake (Video)

Tomi Lahren Calls on President Obama to Condemn Chicago Kidnapping

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