NYTS Piece Marks 40th Anniversary of MLK Assassination

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By: E&P Staff

The New York Times Syndicate is offering a 900-word essay called “From Black Power to Global Inequality” to mark this Friday’s 40th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

It’s by music and black history expert Marcus Reeves, who discusses — among other things — several parallels between 1968 and today. They include an unpopular war, race as a major topic, and how there’s still not enough focus on eradicating poverty.

Reeves is the author of “Somebody Scream! Rap Music’s Rise to Prominence in the Aftershock of Black Power.”

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