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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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Diddy Takes On Vogue’s ’73 Questions’ … 15 Interesting Facts You Never Knew About The Rapper

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Diddy just took on Vogue’s ’73 Questions’ and unveiled some random facts we never knew! So here are 15 of the most interesting — aside from the fact he went by his pseudo moniker, Love.

Why’d you move to LA: For the kids, the family the weather.

Biggest strength: My belief in God.

Biggest weakness: Fried chicken.

One thing you need every morning: I need a hug.

Biggest inspiration: My mother.

Last movie to make you cry with laughter: Eddie Murphy, Delirious.

Favorite food: Soul food.

Favorite midnight snack: Apple pie and ice cream.

To kick off a party, what song do you play: Dougie Fresh and Slick Rick’s “The Show.”

Most lavish, over the top, outrageously extravagant decoration on display: The Declaration of Independence at one of my 4th of July parties.

Style Icons: Dapper Dan.

Favorite Grammy: Hip Hop Album of the Year, No Way Out. 

First musical memory: Seeing James Brown at the Apollo.

Hope for the future: That my people, African Americans, will get a chance to build some economic wealth to make some positive changes in our community so we can stop asking people for things … that my people just get a piece of mind.

True or false – He takes a bath every night: True.

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