Here's Martin Luther King Jr. Telling A Joke On The Tonight Show

OK, it's not a good joke, but the man was busy. It was Feb. 8, 1968, and Martin Luther King Jr. and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference were in the thick of planning the Poor People's Campaign, which would culminate in a tent city going up on the Mall in Washington. It was also just two months before King was… » 1/19/15 5:20pm 1/19/15 5:20pm

Bill Simmons Thinks Memphis Fans Get Tense Because MLK Was Shot There

For many years now, Bill Simmons has positioned himself as a kind of ULTRA fan. He's not simply the voice of the fan anymore. He is more fan than you. He understands fandom in a way that you could not possibly understand. He understands that when fans get loud, things are going well! And when fans get quiet, things… » 5/30/13 9:29am 5/30/13 9:29am

"An Olympics Without Black Athletes": Martin Luther King Jr., John…

John Carlos is best known as the man who, along with Tommie Smith, raised a clenched fist—the Black Power salute—on the medal stand after the 200 meter race. Carlos took bronze, and Smith gold, at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics. But that moment was a culmination of months of political discussion among black leaders in… » 10/27/11 2:00pm 10/27/11 2:00pm