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Archive for April 4th, 2007

Martin Luther King, Jr. The Villified

Posted by Jack Stephens on April 4, 2007

Ron Kipling Williams, of the blog Aware and Outraged, writes about Martin Luther King, Jr. and the publics perception of him at the end of his life to commemorate the 39th anniversary of his assassination:

Let us also be very clear that toward the end of his life Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was not only unpopular, but was a marked man. Some tried to claim he was beyond his usefulness. He was vilified in the media for his remarks against Vietnam in his 1967 speech. Civil rights leaders who once stood side by side with him began distancing themselves.

So, one of the greatest tributes we can pay to Dr. King is to assert our voices and mobilize to end the US occupation in Iraq. I truly believe it would be what he wanted.

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Abstinence and Marriage: Reality Check

Posted by Jack Stephens on April 4, 2007

Jill writes:

Good to know that abstinence-until-marriage programs get more federal funding than any of the other HIV/AIDS prevention programs in developing nations. Yes, you read that right: They get more money than all other HIV prevention programs.

And quotes from Newsweek:

For many women, marriage is a risk factor for AIDS because of their husbands’ dangerous behavior. Worldwide, 80 percent of women newly infected with HIV are practicing monogamy within a marriage or a long-term relationship. This shatters the myth that marriage is a natural refuge from AIDS. And it shows that, more than two decades into the epidemic, our fight against AIDS has failed to address the unique circumstances of women—especially women in the developing world.

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