Tag Archives: Dr. Martin Luther King

WAKE UP JAM: #MLKDay Edition: #KingDreamChorus ‘King Holiday’ [vid]

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No MLK Day would be COMPLETE without this CLASSIC from the King Dream Chorus–‘King Holiday’! King Holiday is an R&B/Hip-Hop single released on January 13, 1986 by the King Dream Chorus and Holiday Crew. Composed by Phillip Jones, Kurtis Blow, Grandmaster Melle Mel and Bill Adler, it was released in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, which was first celebrated as a national holiday in the United States on January 20, 1986. All proceeds from the single were donated to the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change. The single peaked at No.30 on the Billboard Hot Black Singles chart. Continue reading WAKE UP JAM: #MLKDay Edition: #KingDreamChorus ‘King Holiday’ [vid]

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VIBES from the Vault: #MLKDay- #KingDreamChorus ‘King Holiday’ [vid]

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No MLK Day would be COMPLETE without this CLASSIC from the King Dream Chorus–‘King Holiday’! King Holiday is an R&B/Hip-Hop single released on January 13, 1986 by the King Dream Chorus and Holiday Crew. Composed by Phillip Jones, Kurtis Blow, Grandmaster Melle Mel and Bill Adler, it was released in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, which was first celebrated as a national holiday in the United States on January 20, 1986. All proceeds from the single were donated to the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change. The single peaked at No.30 on the Billboard Hot Black Singles chart. Continue reading VIBES from the Vault: #MLKDay- #KingDreamChorus ‘King Holiday’ [vid]

#PresidentTrump spends #MLKDAY golfing! [details]

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It appears that Donald Trump had BETTER things to do on a day of SERVICE that is #MLKDAY–GOLF! Continue reading #PresidentTrump spends #MLKDAY golfing! [details]

WAKE UP JAM: #MichaelJackson ‘Will You Be There?’

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WAKE IT UP!!

Today, we celebrate the LIFE and LEGACY of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr!  I think of some of his profound words:

“These are revolutionary times. All over the globe men are revolting against old systems of exploitation and oppression, and out of the wombs of a frail world new systems of justice and equality are being born. The shirtless and barefoot people of the land are rising up as never before. “The people who sat in darkness have seen a great light.”

These are indeed revolutionary times… After reading this, I was inspired to write this post and this song came to mind–Michael Jackson’s ‘Will You Be There’. Continue reading WAKE UP JAM: #MichaelJackson ‘Will You Be There?’