King monument didn’t come cheap, thanks to King family

On the eve of this weekend’s dedication, a reminder of the King kin’s greed (originally posted 4/17/09): A few years back they sold their father’s words and image to a communications company — “I have a dream … that everyone will use Cingular wirless service.” This is worse: The family of the Rev. Martin Luther … Continue reading King monument didn’t come cheap, thanks to King family

Replacing King with a crook

I don’t suspect sinister motives in the decision to move the portrait of Martin Luther King Jr. to make room for Gov. Hogg’s portrait, but the symbolism stinks as bad as Sonny’s land deals. Perdue’s mug belongs on a “Wanted” poster next to the state ethics office (if one existed).

mlk’s final speech

Commemorating the 40th anniversary of his assassination, Memphis magazine has a timeline of the last “31 hours, 28 minutes” of Martin Luther King Jr.’s life, including this passage about his final speech: 10:30 p.m. — King concludes his speech with, “Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord!” and takes a … Continue reading mlk’s final speech