Save the Lion King and the Circle of Life!


129,829 have signed. Let’s get to 250,000

It’s horrific — teeth and claws are being ripped from majestic lions and smuggled for jewelery. In a generation or two lions could be completely wiped out — along with elephants, rhinos, and giraffes.

But an amazing new idea championed by the UN could finally unlock the funds to save them…

They’re pushing massive companies like Disney, whose new Lion King film just made over a BILLION dollars at the box office, to give just a small fraction of the money they spend on animal adverts to wildlife projects. Because they spend so much, it could help save these incredible creatures from extinction! And if Disney takes the lead, other major advertisers like Netflix, Google and more will likely follow suit.

They’re deciding right now whether to join — so let’s create a massive show of public support to persuade Disney’s CEO, and flood his social media just before the UN’s official Lion’s Share launch in September! Every signature can help unlock thousands of dollars for threatened species.

Posted: 20 August  2019

Martin Luther King Jr. -Jobs and Freedom


chaseNMLKOn August 28, 1963, Martin Luther King Jr., delivered a speech to a massive group of civil rights marchers gathered around the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC. The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom brought together the nations most prominent civil rights leaders, along with tens of thousands of marchers, to press the United States government for equality. The culmination of this event was the influential and most memorable speech of Dr. King’s career. Popularly known as the “I have a Dream” speech, the words of Martin Luther King, Jr. influenced the Federal government to take more direct actions to more fully realize racial equality.

Mister Maestro, Inc., and Twentieth Century Fox Records Company recorded the speech and offered the recording for sale. Dr. King and his attorneys claimed that the speech was copyrighted and the recording violated that copyright. The court found in favor of Dr. King. Among the papers filed in the case and available at the National Archives at New York City is a deposition given by Martin Luther King, Jr. and signed in his own hand.


Discussion Questions:

  • What was the official name for the event on August 28th, 1963? What does this title tell us about its focus?
  • What organizations were involved in the the March on Washington? What does this tell us about the event?
  • How does Martin Luther King, Jr. describe his writing process?
  • What are the major issues of this case? In other words, what is Martin Luther King, Jr. disputing?
  • How does Martin Luther King, Jr. describe his earlier speech on June 23rd in Detroit?
  • How does Martin Luther King, Jr. compare and contrast the two “I have a dream…” speeches? What are the major similarities and differences?

Langston Hughes … dreams deferred


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What happens to a dream deferred?
Does it dry up
like a raisin in the sun?
Or fester like a sore. …
Maybe it just sags like a heavy load.
Or does it explode?

—Langston Hughes, from his poem “Harlem” (1951)

“Hold fast to dreams,                                                                                                    For if dreams die                                                                                                             Life is a broken-winged bird,                                                                                 That cannot fly.”

~ Langston Hughes