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Feb 8, 2009

I was browsing the web (Google) searching for matches to the query "Mary Neal USDOJ" when I came upon a MySpace site by Dreamer aka Rappstarr (408 & Heartbreak) 4/08 The MC.  He did a blog:  MySpace_OscarGrant_Dreamer_aka....

In his blog, I thank him very much for posting my article about Oscar Grant entitled:

Oscar Grant:  1st Unarmed Black Man Killed by Police in 2009 - Next?
http://my.nowpublic.com/world/oscar-grant-1st-unarmed-black-man-police-killed-2009-next

Dreamer's blog had a different ending to my Oscar Grant article than it should, because I edited the piece after his printing.  I have put the updated ending of that article here.  THE CENSORSHIP AGAINST MLK 40 YEARS AFTER HIS DEATH THE SHOULD NOT GO UNNOTICED.  Online text versions of Dr. King's speech should be corrected, and I am sure the publishers would want it corrected if they knew.

When I saw Dreamer's blog tonight, my computer tried to shut down (my computer is in the control of others).  The Dreamer may have a popular site, and there are those who are against African Americans knowing Dr. King's true words apparently object to my notifying publishers of the needed corrections.  

When I put the information about the needed corrections in my EXPOSED blog on Google, someone tried to have the entire blog listed as spam and shut down.  That is how determined the same people who censor me are to keep Dr. King's online versions of his final speech presented incorrectly to the public.

Martin Luther King, Jr.'s final speech, "I've Been to the Mountaintop," suffers censorship in one of its two most often used quotes.

Dr. King spoke to the people who met in Memphis, Tennessee on April 3, 1968, to hear what turned out to be MLK's last address to the people that he would ever make.  He spoke about the need for courage in their struggle for civil rights and for decent treatment in a country that was their home, but that refused to acknowledge them as full citizens endowed with the same rights as others.

Here is the ending to my article and a link to the document that shows the needed edits to correct online renditions of Dr. King's speech:

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We hope for positive CHANGE under Mr. Holder as Attorney General, and increased accountability regarding police violence to men of color and to all citizens.  Equal justice is important to everyone, as noted by Rev. Martin Luther King, whose birthday we will soon celebrate.  

This writer was very displeased to learn that Rev. King's final address, "I've been to the Mountaintop" had been fraudulently edited in 18 of the 20 online printed versions of that famous speech, leaving out key phrases having to do with "illegal injunctions" and "dogs and water hoses."  Due to much censorship, it was very hard for me to alert the public that the printed versions of that speech presented by 90% of the online versions, which were presented as being authentic, omitted text.  After publishing news of the misprinted text on December 17 and my article was verified and carried by CLG News, I noted some online publishers were correcting their online text.  I hope this continues and that other of our historic and valued speeches by great Americans will be checked thoroughly to ensure the integrity of the historic record.  Please see the link below:

MLK's Final Speech Fraudulently Edited to Change History
http://my.nowpublic.com/culture/mlks-final-speech-was-fraudulently-edited-change-history

The best way not to have to re-write history as seems to be the case with Rev. King's final speech online - fabricate false accounts of citizen's deaths, or violate the law by falsifying or withholding public records, as happened in my brother's jailhouse death - is to do just as Rev. King admonished in his final public address on April 3, 1968.  Rev. King advised America to "just be true to what you said on paper."

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Right now, children are learning their parts for BLACK HISTORY MONTH PROGRAMS across America, and they are being taught the wrong quote - a horrible fake, not Dr. King's exact words at all.

I ASK AGAIN, WHY IS THERE STILL AN EFFORT TO RE-WRITE BLACK HISTORY IN AMERICA?

WHY WERE DR. KING'S REFERENCES TO AMERICA'S "ILLEGAL INJUNCTIONS" AND HAVING TO FACE "DOGS AND WATER HOSES" DELETED FROM HIS FINAL SPEECH SO OFTEN IN ONLINE PRESENTATIONS OF HIS SPEECH AT A QUOTE THAT IS MOST OFTEN USED AND TAUGHT TO OUR CHILDREN?

I will not stand silently by while Dr. King is mistreated even in death.  He was dogged out in life, assassinated due to prejudice and a desire to silence his message about the common brotherhood of man and the importance of standing up for rights even in the face of opposition from one's government.

Please read the article, see the censorship, and correct all online text presentations of Dr. King's final speech.  I request that every publisher who offers Dr. King's "I've Been to the Mountaintop" address to take a look at the text you published and ensure that it is an accurate rendition of Dr. King's words. 

Some may think Dr. King's speech is misquoted in 90% of the online text versions of his final speech due to some error.  However, I know what happened with my computer when I tried to publish the information.  My computer is already under close watch, you see, due to my family's justice quest regarding the secret incarceration and wrongful death of Larry Neal in Shelby County Jail, Memphis, Tennessee and to curtail our efforts to expose my family's subsequent denial of justice by the USDOJ and others.  CyberStalkers may be hired to curtail information about The Johnnie Cochran Firm FRAUD. (Google it)

I HATE CENSORSHIP.  CENSORSHIP ON THE INTERNET IS EQUAL TO NAZI BOOK BURNING.

I note that my presentation of the information about MLK's speech being censored in this Sharebook was changed to that very faint font that means that either it cannot copy, print, and it may be earmarked for later removal.  See it here and compare the font with other posts - http://www.care2.com/c2c/share/detail/990176

Fredrick Douglas had this to say about the practice of curtailing one's freedom of speech and freedom of press:  "It is just as criminal to rob a man of his right to speak and hear as it would be to rob him of his money."

Mary Neal
http://wrongfuldeathoflarryneal.com/

 

 


 

Feb 1, 2009
MLK Portrait

Most of my readers know what an MLK enthusiast I am.  It was thrilling to learn that in 1964, Rev. King predicted that America would have an African American president in less than 25 years.  Rev. King made this prediction during an interview with BBC's Bob McKenzie.  Although it took about two decades longer than Rev. King predicted for that event to occur, January 2009 brought the fulfillment of his prophetic vision.

Knowing Rev. King made that bold forecast and came fairly close to getting the timeframe right (only five elections off) makes me believe that his "Mountaintop" speech was not merely a metaphorical oratory designed to keep his supporters motivated amidst the harsh reality of the unbridled hatred they faced during their historic struggle for freedom and equality.  Rev. King's "I've Been to the Mountaintop" address was actual prophesy.  View the interview recently unearthed by BBC World News America at this link:

DR. KING'S PREDICTION
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/world_news_america/7838851.stm.

Rev. King made his startling prediction during a time when he and thousands of freedom fighters were engaged in a justice quest for non-violent social change in America.  They demanded equal rights for African Americans during an era when that concept was considered outrageous and obscene by many white Americans and too ambitious by many blacks.  But Rev. King was an optimist.  Even while picking himself up from hot Southern pavement, dripping wet after being knocked down by the powerful force of water spewing from fire hoses held by angry policemen, and even while helping a fellow marcher escape the jowls of a vicious German Shepherd, Rev. King was able to envision an America where a black man would take the oath of office for the presidency of the United States. 

People of other races were active participants in African Americans' quest for civil rights during the King Movement, and some gave their lives for the cause of freedom and justice for all.  The success of the civil rights movement involved people from different races and socio-economic classes working together to realize their ideal of bringing America closer to actually being what she said on paper.  Likewise, the joint effort of people from different races and backgrounds finally made Dr. King's 1964 prediction a reality in 2009.

Can't we all just get along?  YES WE CAN -- YES WE DID!     (See excerpt below.)

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Feature Story from civilrights.org
by Marc Morial
January 5, 2004

They [White Freedom Fighters] are - still - the largely invisible men and women of the struggle for racial justice in America. By that I mean those white Americans who joined the crusade not out of a sense of noblesse oblige, but out of a complete belief in the "self-evident" truth that human beings are created equal.

In other words, they understood, as Martin Luther King, Jr. said so powerfully in the "I Have A Dream Speech," that "their destiny is tied up with our destiny and their freedom is inextricably bound to our freedom."

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Other than Jesus and my mama, Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Ms. Dorothea L. Dix are my favorite heroes.  During the course of my family's justice quest regarding the wrongful death of Larry Neal and The Cochran Firm fraud, I have acquired other heroes, but MLK and Dix remain my favorites.  See why I find them so admirable at the link below:

HAPPY HEROES DAY - APRIL 4th
http://my.nowpublic.com/culture/happy-heroes-day-april-4-mary-neal

Rev. King's optimism was based on his strong belief that good conquers evil.  His confidence in that regard helps me believe in the eventual actualization of ultimate justice for my family.  Facing tremendous odds, Rev. King had strong faith.  Because Rev. King believed, he persevered, and we all inherited a more sane world.

We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope.  ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
 
HAPPY BLACK HISTORY MONTH!

Mary Neal
Website:
http://wrongfuldeathoflarryneal.com

Articles: http://my.nowpublic.com/search?fulltext=1&type=story&keys=mary+neal

Author's page: http://www.care2.com/c2c/people/profile.html?pid=513396753

Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill: http://www.care2.com/c2c/group/AIMI

 
 
 African American Heroes
                
                                       Obama at the Capital
                   "Change has come to America"


President Barack Obama also showed strong faith and perseverance during his presidential contest.  I was among those who thought his goal was too ambitious and agreed that he should wait eight years before running for the highest office in the land.  I never doubted his ability to lead, but rather, I doubted that our nation had arrived at the day Martin Luther King, Jr. predicted, when millions of white voters would judge President Obama by the content of his character and not the color of his skin.  I was wrong, and it pleases me very much that I was.  Like the commercial says, "You've come a long way, baby!" 

Congratulations, America!

Blessings,

Mary




 

 


 

 
 
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