Tuesday, October 14, 2008

A Dream Deferred

Martin Luther King's legacy certainly has breath in today's society. I would be crazy to say that it doesn't exist and that there is no hope for his dream to come to fruition. How much we will see of it in our lifetime is unclear. I just don't get his children. Over the past couple of years, I've witnessed some very unflattering stories on their behavior and mismanagement. Now we've all heard the saying that the apple doesn't fall too far from the tree. Their parents are heroes. Why does it have to come to something like this? They act like they are some ex-best friends on Judge Karen or some shit. I just expected better. MLK Jr. is a hard act to follow, but DAMN! Get it together people.

King children fight over papers in Atlanta court

ATLANTA (AP) — The children of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King are facing off in an Atlanta courtroom, at odds over their mother's personal papers that could factor into a lucrative book deal.
It is one of three separate lawsuits in recent months among the surviving King children: The Rev. Bernice King, Martin Luther King III and Dexter King.
In Tuesday's case, Dexter King, as the head of his father's estate, is seeking his mother's papers, which are currently in his sister's possession.
Bernice King is refusing to turn over the papers, claiming her mother did not want to participate in the $1.4 million book deal.
New York-based Penguin Group is threatening to pull the deal this week without the documents.

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