O'Reilly: Maybe Blacks Should Wear 'Don't Get Pregnant At 14' Shirts

Bill O'Reilly remains a fool on a soap box and this time he decided to throw respectability politics, racist stereotypes and what I'm sure he'll dismiss as "humor" at the son of Martin Luther King Jr. Instead of "I Can't Breathe" shirts, O'Reilly said protestors should wear "Don't Get Pregnant at 14" shirts. Because… » 12/18/14 10:30am Today 10:30am

Bethenny Frankel and Others Have a Dream

In today's Tweet Beat, people said some things about having dreams that were not exactly what Martin Luther King Jr. had in mind. If you were the Golf Channel, you said it and then deleted it. If you were Joe Scarborough, you also did that (though left the post in question up and tweeted at yourself about it?). Other… » 8/28/13 7:40pm 8/28/13 7:40pm

How Not to Talk About MLK on This Historic Day (Or Ever, Really)

Today is the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech. Dr. King was a lion among men, one of the most visible civil rights leaders of his time (maybe of all time), his rhetoric was soaring and accessible and inclusive. So, on occasions such as these, it's tempting to wonder what he… » 8/28/13 2:05pm 8/28/13 2:05pm

Mad Men: Don Draper Is a Shitty Dad

While Mad Men has yet to fully establish a black character with any kind of depth or a significant storyline, its handling of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. on last night's episode was still really honest for its portrayal of how a white, wealthy, alcoholic man would've reacted to the tragedy: by making… » 4/29/13 5:40pm 4/29/13 5:40pm

No, Fox News, Martin Luther King Jr Wasn't Anti-Abortion

Fox News is commemorating this Martin Luther King, Jr day by inviting his niece, Dr. Alveda King, to come and speak about his legacy. He was a conservative, she explained, who hated abortion. Except that isn't even close to true, not even the tiniest bit. Leave it to Fox News to wrap a crap sandwich in a lie and call… » 1/16/12 6:45pm 1/16/12 6:45pm

Odetta, "Queen Of American Folk Music," Dead At 77

Odetta, the singer whom Rosa Parks adored and Martin Luther King Jr. called the queen of American folk music, died yesterday at the age of 77. She was, by all accounts, a legend, with a powerful voice, and the prison songs and work songs of the Deep South shaped her life. Odetta sang at the march on Washington in… » 12/03/08 11:00am 12/03/08 11:00am

Paging Jeremiah Wright: There's A White Guy Stealing Your Show!!!

And in the end, it was a white Catholic guy who drove Barack Obama to quit his radical, black Muslim separatist Church of Latter-Day Erstwhile Standup Comedians. Anyway, meet Father Michael Pfleger. He doesn't even preach at Trinity Church, he's just a regular on their "You Can't Do That On The Vatican" open mic… » 6/02/08 10:00am 6/02/08 10:00am