EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a revised version of a brief piece that was published on TheBayNet.com in 2008. A great deal has changed since then, but the message of what Martin Luther King Jr. stood for has remained constant. We wanted to honor his holiday with the following from our archives.

WASHINGTON — Since his assassination in 1968, the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. has remained a focal point for millions of people. His non-violent approach to effecting social change might seem lost in today’s society, but the fact is, the once humble preacher transformed the landscape of America forever with his determined peaceful approach to radical change.

Perhaps it is fitting today that nearly every major city across the country has a street, school or park named after him. Even more evident of his life’s work is the change in how Americans think about each other.

King was a man of exceptional courage who demonstrated his belief in non-violence with steadfast dedication, despite the myriad obstacles he faced along his sojourn toward equality for all men and women. In his 13 years in the national spotlight, from 1955 until his murder on April 4, 1968, King faced death threats. His home was bombed, he was hounded by law enforcement agencies, including J. Edgar Hoover’s FBI, even after receiving the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964.

King’s famous words, “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character,” lives on in the hearts and minds of many.

Since his murder, many doors have been opened for minorities and people of color that had previously been closed. The United States has seen a black man hold the country’s highest office, and now a female of color in the second highest spot.

It’s been 54 years since one man made it all possible through a seemingly impossible dream of change. Tolerance will continue to open the door to freedom and equality for all Americans.

We hope everyone will treat their neighbors and community with kindness, tolerance, and respect. Through those means, we can embrace the dream that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had many years ago.

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  1. WOW! It’s not the new changes are bad but they sure do slow me down because of all of the scrolling I have to do to find the news. Where is the “opinion ” page?
    I’ve noticed that all of our comments are gone. Wanna bet it was planned that way?

  2. Yeah dude. I was in the middle to posting to you on this comment section about how Clown Head spends all weekend going around to each post just to make sure she gets the last word, and then when trying to submit the comments, it just hung.

    Refreshed the webpage and this monstrosity popped up haha.

    Not to mention that it looks like you have to enter your screen name and email address every time you comment.

    I’m sure they will work out some of the kinds but so far, the grade is an “F”

    No date/time stamps on the articles.
    No breakdown by Counties that I see
    Hard to find the articles you were posting on…..etc….

  3. Also, I know CC you mentioned this about 6 months ago but it would also be nice if they could add the feature in for you to go back in and edit your posts.

    1. Oh yes! Those liberal democrat baynet journalists have totally SCREWED UP this time! There is no place to comment on most of the articles now and all of our previous comments are gone! Then they say my screen name doesn’t exist when I try to sign in??? Maybe they’ll fix all of this in time, but I seriously doubt it. It’s like thinking that Biden will wake up in time. I think they’ve screwed this up for good thing this time.

  4. Oh yes! Those liberal democrat baynet journalists have totally SCREWED UP this time! There is no place to comment on most of the articles now and all of our previous comments are gone! Then they say my screen name doesn’t exist when I try to sign in??? Maybe they’ll fix all of this in time, but I seriously doubt it. It’s like thinking that Biden will wake up in time. I think they’ve screwed this up for good this time. And it’s MUCH slower now!

  5. WOW! I just hit the back arrow thinking I could add to my comment but instead, it posted both of them. WOW! Everything the left touches gets SCREWED TO THE MAX!

  6. WOW! Everything the left touches gets SCREWED TO THE MAX! Now it says: “my comment in under moderation”??? They couldn’t be any more ignorant. Maybe dumb dog is the new editor…

    1. “Dumb Dog” haha. It never get’s old. It has to be you CC. but if not, who were you before they shit-canned your old account?

  7. So, I went and tried to login via the login link. Said the same thing for me. That account doesn’t exist but it does seem to let you use my “No_Collusion” screen name and input my email address to comment from the bottom of the article without issue.

    Weird. I’m sure they will get this all fixed in time. Kinda reminds you of the Obama-care website, doesn’t it? HAHAHA

    1. Yup. The Obamacare website is exactly what I was thinking and I’ll bet the Baynet used the same people to set up this one. And yes, the vze is me but I’ll tell you how the Baynet screwed that up after they get it fixed tomorrow, hopefully.
      Notice how there are no thumbs up & down anymore? And there’s still no way to edit or delete comments. It’s obviously a really cheap and poorly done website. I like the older one better. I have high speed Fios internet here but now it takes 5-8 seconds just to open a page.
      I’m betting that this site will be void of activity if they don’t get their act together.
      Everything new is now going the “Biden Way”. That is: Nothing works well anymore and nobody knows what to do about it. Apparently, just like Pelosi, they’ve rushed this new website through so “they could see what’s in it”.
      What’s really bad is that they don’t even have the big Charles County news that the left LOST the mask mandate vote! I’ll keep commenting…

      1. Yeah, I did notice that there is no up or down voting ability anymore. Also, it looks like half the sites you can’t even comment on. Seems like that after an article ages to a certain point in time, commenting will no longer an option. Probably the driving force to make this change was Clown Head’s Tomes that she posts on here. Not enough storage space and the cost was most likely astronomical to the Baynet.

        Storage space ain’t cheap man!!!!

        Headus O’ Clown is not going to know what to do with herself if she can’t comment and have the last word on every single article.

        Gnum seh???

        1. Sure do! They instinctively ruin everything they touch and yet they call it an “improvement”???
          I’ll still comment on some posts, but I’ll bet they’ll lose most of the ones that used to comment here. Some, I’m glad but others, I’ll miss. I guess the Baynet folks got tired of censoring all of the truthful comments. It’s sad that they try to ban or mandate things but, if they can’t control everything, they’ll implode. TTYL.

        2. “Headus O’ Clown is not going to know what to do with herself if she can’t comment and have the last word on every single article.”

          OMG! I LOVE this!!

          No Clue, you run and hide. Your most recent attempt to come on here and spew your ignorant garbage was an utter failure. You never have the last post because you can’t follow a post, can stay on topic, can’t post relevant comments and your posts end up being nothing but idiotic ramblings. So you run and hide.

          You have no knowledge, no expertise and no ability to intelligently argue a point.

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