You Only Get One Shot at Life, So Definitely Tweet About How MLK Would Say 'All Lives Matter'

Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. day! This is a wonderful occasion to reflect on the subversive legacy of a man who gave his life to bend the arc of the moral universe faster; it is a day of service, and there’s no public service quite like showing your ass. To wit, here’s Joe Walsh—failed Illinois politician and former…

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"An Olympics Without Black Athletes": Martin Luther King Jr., John Carlos, And The Boycott That Wasn't

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…