A True Legend

- By Bossip Staff

Posted by Bossip Staff

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated 40 years ago today. He is being remembered not only as a historical figure but a dynamic human being that forever changed the landscape of American society, unfortunately the full scope of his views have been widely ignored since his passing.

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  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0whBALnwgQQ $m♥K.E.Y.


    I was waiting for your to acknowledge his passing.

  • Ashley Seales

    He was a beautiful man. You will not be forgotten Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7E3oIbO0AWE awake

    He was DEEP and had wisdom, intelligence, compassion, and VISION beyond his years and this world. His influence on our country and the world lives on – a true legacy. I don’t really have any personal heroes, but the more I read about him and study his speeches and writings, the deeper my respect and admiration for him grows. Rest in PEACE, Martin.

  • msjlh

    I was listening to WHUR 96.3 and they were playing one of his speeches. I must say that until a few years ago I didn’t really understand the impact he and his words had/have on not just black people but people of all races.

    He was very eloquent in how he delivered all of his speeches. His words have a way of making you not just listen but also HEAR what he is saying. He was way before his time. He spoke of not using violence as a way to make your opinions, thoughts and feelings known. If he was still alive I believe he would have an even greater impact on society as a whole.

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  • Justme833

    He’s the greatest guy in american history. We will remember him for ever. Just a moment ago, I’ve also seen some topics at the celeb club seekwealthy.com. He is also the most important guy for our topics.

  • Just Sit and Be Pretty

    The Today Show did an excellent show in tribute to him this morning. It was a great piece in rememberance of this truly historic man.

  • Lauren

    Hopefully our country has learned a lot from Dr. King and we will not have to go down that road again. Many believe that Barack Obama will be assasinated (like Dr. King was) if he becomes president but my prayers are that America has will accept and move on, something Dr. King would have wanted if he were still here. Good man.

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  • Detroiter4Life

    @ JSABP

    I watched it too and I agree! I was truly appreciative to the show bringing the awarness to such a wonderful man! RIP Dr. King, as well as his beautiful wife Sis Coretta!!

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0whBALnwgQQ $m♥K.E.Y.

    The good die young :_(

  • http://myspace.com/afiya00 Afiya

    I’m really mad I didn’t take this day off…but I’mma sit here and do absolutely nothing but surf the net.

    Praises to the King…the real King.

    Martin can rest well now…we have Obama taking the helm!

  • Earth Sign

    Just imagine if he was alive today. He may have been president of this country, or even inspired other minorities to run. Rap music probably wouldnt have the same lyrics as today. Its seem that black people lost their way when Malcolm and Martin were killed and it is sad. We call each other the N word now more than ever and most of black fathers dont take care of their families. Its sad, but we must change our ways people. Stop living for today, and preserve for your childrens future. that would be a good start

  • http://! JRiddles

    RIP MLK. I think America would be different if both he and Malcolm were still alive.

    @Serafina…I feel you!

  • Lauren

    @ Serefina, I totally agree 100%. If only we had someone of his standard here with us today, all these imposters wouldn’t stand a chance.

  • Sydney

    Rev. Dr. King is greatly missed, but his influence is everywhere. I was born years after his death, but I grew up learning about his legacy. If I had been alive during the movement, I surely would have joined him and thousands of others in the struggle. We owe him a great debt.

    Martin Luther King Speeches

    I Have a Dream – Address at March on Washington

    August 28, 1963. Washington, D.C.

    This will be the day when all of God’s children will be able to sing with a new meaning, “My country, ’tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing. Land where my fathers died, land of the pilgrim’s pride, from every mountainside, let freedom ring.”

    And if America is to be a great nation this must become true. So let freedom ring from the prodigious hilltops of New Hampshire. Let freedom ring from the mighty mountains of New York. Let freedom ring from the heightening Alleghenies of Pennsylvania!

    Let freedom ring from the snowcapped Rockies of Colorado!

    Let freedom ring from the curvaceous peaks of California!

    But not only that; let freedom ring from Stone Mountain of Georgia!

    Let freedom ring from Lookout Mountain of Tennessee!

    Let freedom ring from every hill and every molehill of Mississippi. From every mountainside, let freedom ring.

    When we let freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, “Free at last! free at last! thank God Almighty, we are free at last!”

  • Earth Sign

    We got MLK haters yall. We need to be taking up for him on these other blogs i.e USA Today. This is what one person said:

    SilverSpur wrote- “King is not my hero and never will be. I grew up during the sixties and well remember his marches and the riots that always seemed to follow. I had friends who were taken out of their neighbourhood schools and bussed across the county all for the sake of King’s “Dream”. I am deepely offended by streets, buildings and schools named in honor of that man. King was a comunist who did nothing but start riots everywhere he went and should be remembered as such.


  • http://! JRiddles

    @Afiya…I am an Obama supporter, but they’re not exactly alike.







  • http://myspace.com/afiya00 Afiya

    of course not @JRiddles…no two people are alike…but Obama is as passionate as Martin.

  • intenzemocha

    Seeing his picture gives me chills in a good way-you know you are looking at a legend, it’s powerful and very hard to explain the emotion that comes over you-knowing everything he’s done and that he sacrificed his life for racial justice-specifically to improve the lives of black people-moreso me-reminds me of Jesus.

    May he rest in peace…….

  • http://! JRiddles

    @Earth Sign…for change to happen, there almost will alwys be riots. It’s funny that someone would associate King with violence, b/c he was against that.

    I repsect both MLK and X for their efforts to better quality of life for Blacks, but MLK was by far more passive in his ideas, so that person on USA TODAY needs to sit down.

    I’m mad if he/she is Black.

  • http://! JRiddles

    @Afiya, I do agree with you in saying that we have Obama, who can change things.

    But, their agendas are somewhat different, but two people can be alike. I said exactly, and two people cannot be exactly alike.

    They both are passionate, bold, and articulate.

    Martin expressed his love for all people, as does Obama. But, the way MLK wanted to better the Black community, was deeper than Obama, because he’s trying to become POTUS, so he’s focused on all issues.

    But, they’re both incredible men. I wish MLK was still here today.

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