(Photo) Spike Lee To Boycott The Oscars In Honor Of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

“#OscarsSoWhite… Again,” is the phrase Spike Lee used to open up his critical attack on the Academy. In a strategically planned Instagram rant, Lee revealed he will be joining other actors like Jada Pinkett Smith and boycotting this year’s Oscars. The awards have been under fire since early last week, when the nominations were revealed and proved that once again black actors and films have been overlooked. Read more below.


(Video) Killer Mike Discusses The Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. With Bernie Sanders

Run the Jewels emcee Killer Mike has been very vocal about his support for Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. In honor of today’s holiday, he joined Sanders, Dr. Cornel West, and former Ohio state senator Nina Turner for a panel discussion on Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy. Throughout the live-streamed panel discussion the group detailed why Dr. King’s work in social justice is still changing America today and how it is related to Bernie Sander’s campaign. Check out their discussion below.


(Photos) Air Force Base Is Claiming That “Fun Shoot” Flyers With MLK Printed On Them Were an “Honest Mistake”

First off lets say happy birthday to one of the most influential people that helped lead the civil rights movement. Today is Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday and he would have been 87 years old today. The Robins Air Force Base in Georgia has everyone giving them the side eyes this week for advertising their “Fun Shoot” with Martin Luther King Jr on the flyer. This event is described as a trap skeet and sporting clay shooting event scheduled on Martin Luther King Day. The Air Force Base has been advertising this even since December 28, 2015. They have since then apologized. Check out the rest of this story after the jump.


J. Cole, Chris Rock, Michael B. Jordan + More To Headline MLK Jr. Event In NYC

Blackout for Human Rights will be hosting “MLK Now” on MLK day, a special event to celebrate and honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and explore how his message and vision continue to resonate in today’s racial, social and political landscape. The event will feature some of MLK’s historic speeches, performed by notable names like Chris Rock, J. Cole, Michael B. Jordan, Octavia Spencer, Anika Noni Rose, Tessa Thompson and many more. The event is happening Monday, January 18 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Riverside Church (South Hall) in NYC. It’s free for all, but you must register for tickets here. This is such a great way to honor MLK’s legacy!


Spike Lee Blasts The Oscars For Overlooking ‘Selma’

Spike Lee Blasts The Oscars For Overlooking ‘Selma’ 25 years ago, Kim Basinger nervously went off script and SHAMED ! Oscar voters for not including Spike Lee’s Film “Do the Right Thing” in more than two categories (it was nominated for Best Original Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor). On Thursday, after Selma only secured two Oscar nominations (for Best Picture and Best Original Song), Lee had some advice for the especially-slighted director Ava DuVernay: “F**k ’em.” CLICK READ MORE TO SEE HOW Spike Lee Blasts The Oscars For Overlooking ‘Selma’ !


(Video) Common Speaks On Latest Role In ‘Selma’, Details Collaborative Hit ‘Glory’

Chi-town great, Common has sat down with Yahoo News’ Katie Couric, to discuss his most recent role in the powerful film ‘Selma’!


(Video) NBA: Jesse Jackson Believes That Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Would Be Proud Of This Superstar

What an honor! Jackson is one of the most notable figures of the civil rights movement and was a trusted friend of Dr. King. Reporters recently caught up with the Reverend who said that Dr. King would be proud of LeBron James. Hit the jump for details.


Oprah Winfrey’s Martin Luther King Jr. Movie “Selma” Has A Release Date; Find Out Inside!

Recently, fans learned that beloved media icon and billionaire club member Oprah Winfrey would be involved in the project that would bring historic Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King Jr’s life to the big screen in a film that will be titled, “Selma”. According to reports, a date for its release has been slated. Get deets on the film’s release inside.


IFWT Remembers Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. On The Day Of His Passing

46 years ago today, we lost one of the most influential leaders in the Civil Rights movement that helped paved the way for people of all races to get along and live side-by-side today. On April 4th, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee. His legacy will always and forever live on. Watch his legendary “I Have A Dream” speech in honor of his life below. Rest In Peace, MLK!


(Video) Mary J. Blige And Angela Bassett Star As Betty Shabazz And Coretta Scott King

Malcom X and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. are two of the most known and important figures of Black History. After the two leaders were murdered and even before that, their wives supported all of their movements and stood by their husbands through everything. Although Dr. Betty Shabazz and Coretta Scott King are well known publicly, we don’t really see much about their personal lives and struggles of raising their children as widows. Lifetime Network has announced that they will be airing a TV movie, Betty & Coretta, on February 2nd at 8pm. Angela Bassett will be playing the role of Dr. Shabazz while Mary J. Blige will be starring as Mrs. King. The film will be focused on Betty and Coretta’s work following their husbands’ death. Mary J. Blige and her husband, Kendu Isaacs, take on the role of exectutive producer while Shem Bitterman directs the film. The role of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr will be played by Malik Yoba and Lindsay Owen Pierre will portray Malcom X. Check out the trailer for Betty & Coretta below.


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