Comedian Celebrates MLK Day by Tweeting 'I Love You' at Racists

Solomon Georgio, an L.A.-based comedian, decided to celebrate Martin Luther King Day with a little nonviolent resistance. He combed Twitter for racist tweets, but instead of shaming or raging at their authors, he simply wrote something patient and kind and then added, "I love you." The primary revelation: Racists DO NOT… » 1/21/14 3:40pm 1/21/14 3:40pm

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 might… » 8/28/13 2:05pm 8/28/13 2:05pm

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