Entertainment

The Biggest Problem with ‘Selma’ Has Nothing to Do with LBJ or the Oscars

  (The Washington Post) – “Selma” delivers a powerful dramatization of the bloody civil rights march in Alabama that led to the passage of the Voting Rights Act in 1965. The depiction has received an Oscar nomination for Best Picture, but has been criticized for various deviations from historical fact. Supporters of President Lyndon Johnson have decried his portrayal as an antagonist who only reluctantly supported the Voting Rights Act after attempting […read more]

Op-Ed

King and LBJ Stood Together

By Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson NNPA Guest Columnist   The new highly-acclaimed motion picture ”Selma” suggests that former President Lyndon Baines Johnson was not an ardent supporter of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and that he and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had a […read more]

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Op-Ed

The War on Poverty – and MLK

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist   We are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the War on Poverty at roughly the same time we’re observing the 85th birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. That’s fitting because despite the concentrated effort to neuter King by overemphasizing his […read more]