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Harry Belafonte on Colin Kaepernick  "To Mute the Slave Has Always Been to the Best Interest of the Slave Owner"

Harry Belafonte on Colin Kaepernick “To Mute the Slave Has Always Been to...

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Radio Facts: harrybelafonteI don't really have to or I shouldn't have to let anyone know who Harry Belafonte is but for the sake of this post, I will just say this. Belafonte is a singer, songwriter, actor, and social activist to put it plainly. He was an early supporter of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1950s and 1960s, and one of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s confidants. Throughout his career he has been an advocate for political and humanitarian causes, such as the anti-apartheid movement and USA for Africa. Since 1987 he has been a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. In recent years he has been a vocal critic of the policies of both the George W. Bush and Barack Obama presidential administrations. Harry Belafonte now acts as the American Civil Liberties Union celebrity ambassador for juvenile justice issues.With that being said, the icon weighed in on this Colin Kaepernick controversy in a sit down interview with TV One's Roland Martin. It's so amazing how he can use very little words but make his point so clear. Check out the clip below.https://youtu.be/6jfZvWq-F3A
Harry Belafonte Sues the Martin Luther King jr. Estate

Harry Belafonte Sues the Martin Luther King jr. Estate

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Radio Facts: harry bIn an attempt to auction off some original works of Martin Luther King Jr at the Sotheby auction, Harry Belafonte was met with some opposition from the Martin Luther King Jr. estate when they blocked the sell. Belafonte has the notes that were in Dr. King's suit pocket when he was assassinated in 1968. He also has a condolence letter written to Coretta King by President Lyndon Johnson. And, he has various King speeches, including the outline for the famous "The casualties of the war in Vietman" speech.The attempted auction occurred in 2008 but Belafonte has waited until now to act by filing a lawsuit asking a judge to confirm he's the rightful owner. Currently Sotheby's is holding all the docs until a court decides who owns the priceless stuff.Mr. Belafonte gained possession of the docs due to having a very long and close relationship with King during the civil rights movement. Harry Belafonte and King worked tirelessly together to give the less fortunate equal rights.
Beyoncé Puts a Ring on It In Support of Gay Marriage

Beyoncé Puts a Ring on It In Support of Gay Marriage

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Radio Facts: Radio Facts: After her and her husband, Jay-Z took criticism for not using their power to stand up and influence the world,...
Janet Jackson Honored At amfAR Gala

Janet Jackson Honored At amfAR Gala

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Radio Facts: Radio Facts:As part of fast approaching 2013 New York Fashion Week, recording artist and actress Janet Jackson was honored yesterday for...

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