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With a statue of President Abraham Lincoln at her back, Joann Sims, of Newark, holds a sign during a rally in remembrance of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on the 44th anniversary of his assassination today in Newark, N.J. Story here. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Question: How has the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. affected your life?
The bearded Idaho wacko accused of trying to kill President Obama with a long-range rifle round thinks he is the second coming of Jesus Christ. A bizarre video of Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez, who was charged with attempted assassination on Thursday, shows the 21-year-old making a pitch to Oprah Winfrey to cast him on her show. “You see, Oprah, there is still so much more that God needs for me to express to the world. It’s not just a coincidence that I look like Jesus,” Ortega-Hernandez said, with his hair slicked and a crucifix around his neck, in the rambling, 20-minute video. “I am the modern day Jesus Christ that you all have been waiting for”/Aliyah Shahid, New York Daily News. More here. (AP file photo)
Question: What should be done with this guy?
In this Aug. 28, 1963, black-and-white file photo, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. addresses marchers during his “I Have a Dream” speech at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington. Story here. (AP file photo)
Question: What impact did the life and human rights struggle of Martin Luther King Jr. have on you?
The head of the nation’s largest civil rights organization will lead a march in Spokane on Sunday to commemorate the 43rd anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., who was killed April 4, 1968. Benjamin Todd Jealous, president and CEO of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, will speak at the Demand Justice and Promote Peace event, which will include a march from the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena to Riverfront Park. “We feel very privileged that he is going to come in,” said V. Anne Smith, president of the NAACP’s Spokane chapter. In addition, Oscar Eason Jr., president of the NAACP Alaska, Oregon and Washington State-Area Conference, will be a speaker. The event starts at 3 p.m./Kevin Graman, SR. More here.
Question: Would you feel safe marching in the parade Sunday in Spokane to commemorate the 43rd anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., only months after the bombing attempt?
Pearl Harbor, 9/11 and JFK’s assassination. Today is one of those thankfully few dates in American history that rocked the nation with a tragedy so big it stopped the clocks in people’s memories. Forty-seven years ago, John F. Kennedy was shot and killed in Dallas, Texas. Share your memory of the day the president died/Melissa Bell, Washington Post. Photos here.
Question: Do you still have fond memories of John F. Kennedy?