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Martin Luther King

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When do we finally look beyond colour?

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According to writer Gyles Brandreth, the average person speaks around 860,341,500 words during their lifetime. If you start talking at one and live to be 80, that’s about 30,000 words a day.

Just Rankin’ Sh!t

All hail the King!

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5. Enjoy all of the classic party flyers

Every Martin Luther King Jr. Day there emerges a new set of heavily photoshopped flyers that depict the icon with all of the D-boy essentials: a thick wad of cash, gaudy jewelry, strippers, bottles of Hennessy. It’s damn near a Black institution. Go ahead and celebrate by basking in their stupidity, and then daydreaming about the civil rights leader’s iconic march on Compound.

4. Share an MLK quote that makes White people uncomfortable

Your White friends love to post “Kumbaya” King quotes about peace, unity, and faith in America. But they don’t know the real MLK was a whole revolutionary. So share one of his spicier quotables. Here’s a start…

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