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Oprah, Jamie Foxx, President Obama To Commemorate MLK’s “I Have A Dream” Anniversary

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Today, August 28, marks the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s iconic “I Have  Dream” speech.

Marches are being held across the entire nation in honor of the late civil rights leader and to commemorate the anniversary of the famous speech delivered by King back in 1963. Martin’s daughter, Rev. Bernice King even opened Washington’s interfaith service this morning and reflected on what her father meant to the nation.

According to The Associated Press, Bernice said that “King is often remembered as a freedom fighter for equal rights and human rights. But she said he was most importantly a man of faith. She explained that he was a prophet and “faith leader” and it was that “and the spirit of God that infused that movement.”

President Barack Obama is scheduled to speak at 3:05 P.M. nearly to the minute Dr. King delivered his unforgettable speech. The President is expected to reflect on the civil rights movement, how far the nation has come, and address some of the obstacles we still face today.

Former President Bill Clinton will attend today’s ceremony, and Oprah Winfrey and Jamie Foxx are among the several speakers expected to address the crowd of nearly 260,000.

A number of celebrities also took to Twitter on Wednesday morning to honor King’s legacy:

“Because of you, I AM. Thank you Martin Luther King. #stilldreaming,” Amber Riley tweeted.

“Celebrating 50 Year March on Washington Dr. Martin Luther King #IHaveADream,” comedian-actor Mike Epps wrote.

Lee Daniels’ The Butler star, Forest Whitaker tweeted, “Martin Luther King, Jr. inspired millions of the silent heroes who stood up for what they thought was right.”

On Tuesday night, LeAnne Rimes wrote, “Do not know how I’m going to make it through singing Amazing Grace tmrw w/o crying. I’m truly honored & humbled to be a part of tmrw’s event.”

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  1. Hugh Kantfewlmy

    August 28, 2013 at 2:04 PM

    Wow! Looks like everybody made it there,..Let’s see who we have here,..The racist Jamie ‘kill Whitey’ Foxx, and of course Oprah “white girl won’t sell me no purse” Winfrey,..and even the liberal White perverts were well represented,..look over there – it’s Bill ‘the stain’ Clinton,..and assorted other freaks too numerous to mention.

    I’ll tell you who absolutely didn’t and couldn’t show up – Delbert Belton and Chris Lane,..my, my haven’t we come far.

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What ‘Geostorm’s’ Gerard Butler & Abbie Cornish Wish They Could Control Via Sattelite

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One of the many taglines for the new drama, Geostorm, is simply: “Some things weren’t meant to be controlled.”

The film follows a team comprised of world leaders that have one goal in mind; to save the world from natural disasters with the creation of Dutch Boy, a series of satellite grids that control weather and natural disasters around the world.

And while the movie is flooded with action and stellar performances, the film ironically rivals recent natural disasters and crisis around the world and welcomes a bigger conversation. “That’s the genius behind the movie,” the film’s star, Gerard told HipHollywood. “But nobody knew how acutely it was going to be happening when the movie came out.”

He added, “It’s fun, it’s epic, it’s exciting, but at it’s core, it’s like, listen, ‘we gotta be careful. We gotta be really careful.”

Co-star Jim Sturgess added. “There is this sort of back bone, a message about climate change and you kind of hope that audience members leave with that somewhere in the cautiousness.”

With the idea, however, that a large unit could control the world’s natural ills and weather patterns, imagine if the same could apply for people’s personal lives.

So when HipHollywood sat down with the cast of the film, we asked: If you could have a grid of satellites over your personal life, what would it control?

For Abbie Cornish, she “wouldn’t mind a satellite that could bring all the local organic seasonal fruits and vegetables to my house ” or “a satellite to drop down fresh flowers.” Jim Sturgess suggested he would love help with “being late for things.”

But it was Butler who suggested “Integration.”

He explained, “As opposed to having different satellites and saying ‘here’s one for my personal life, here’s one for my relationships, here’s one for my career; I’d rather just have one big satellite, combine them all together, and just shine a whole bunch of positive inspirational light on me as a whole.”

Geostorm hits theaters on Friday, October 20.

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