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kinda late to the party on this one and it's my own fault, but i'm sure there are heads who haven't seen this video yet.
there's been a lot of talk comparing our new president barack obama to the reverend dr. martin luther king, jr. perhaps they both have the gift of eloquence and oration, but for me that's where it ends. towards the end of rev. dr. king's life, he was making connections between poverty, racism, and miltarism that brother barack wouldn't be able to do and still have any hopes of being commander-in-chief. very few talk about the post-"i have a dream" speech dr. king, but that's where you'll find the more radical and revolutionary preacher and leader. meanwhile, connections between the two figures (mostly due to a matter of timing) during obama's acceptance speech at the democratic national convention, his victory speech as president-elect and inauguration speech were virtually inescapable. again, as public speakers, both are brilliant. politically, they're further apart than convenient timing would suggest.
even though i have some ideological differences with brother barack, my prayers are certainly with him and the first family. and i can't front on those that suggest that the rev. dr. king ran so that obama could fly. so with that in mind, here's the fourth installment of the unauthorized biography series by shaun boothe. the video treatment is, as always, masterfully done. can't wait for next month, though...he does JIMI HENDRIX next. that one should be hot...