Harry Belafonte (a Caribbean) and MLK...

Harry Belafonte (a Caribbean) and MLK (an AA)

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“Formerly King_spade”

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Since: Jan 11

Toronto

#1 Nov 14, 2012
So I was reading about Harry Belafonte today and something that was very interesting to me is how close Harry Belafonte and MLK actually were.

http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lswpbqfNrK1...

http://rilm.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/harry...

http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/...

http://www.nytimes.com/imagepages/2011/09/04/...

http://www.nytimes.com/imagepages/2008/12/11/...

http://ic.pics.livejournal.com/humus/758313/3...

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-V2-b8mn-mqg/TxRnNlk...

http://worldclasskids.tripod.com/belafontekin...

http://www.blogcdn.com/www.luxist.com/media/2...

"Harry Belafonte, a supporter of Martin Luther King, Jr., and the civil rights movement, used his celebrity as a beloved entertainer to garner funding for the movement. In her autobiography, Coretta Scott King said of Belafonte, "whenever we got into trouble or when tragedy struck, Harry has always come to our aid, his generous heart wide open" (King, 144-145)."

"In late March 1963, Belafonte invited prominent individuals to a meeting at his New York apartment, where King and Fred Shuttlesworth discussed plans for the Birmingham Campaign and appealed for financial support to be used primarily for bail money. Without hesitation, Belafonte organized a committee to raise funds for the movement. While King was held in a Birmingham jail Belafonte raised $50,000, allowing the campaign to proceed."

http://mlk-kpp01.stanford.edu/index.php/encyc...

It got me thinking about how some posters in here try to push the ideas that Caribbean people had nothing to do with Civil Rights, that there was this huge animosity between Caribbeans and AAs and that they have nothing in common. Then I just bursted out laughing because it is obvious here that Harry Belafonte was MLK's right hand man.

Anyway, just thought I would share.

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#2 Nov 14, 2012
Harry is a nobody and us black americans did not need his big mouth to help us because we did it ourselves. Nice try though.

“ dreaming of revelry”

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Since: Mar 12

West Palm Beach, FL

#3 Nov 14, 2012
sassyntrashy wrote:
Harry is a nobody and us black americans did not need his big mouth to help us because we did it ourselves. Nice try though.
you are not one of us! u are not aa!

“Formerly King_spade”

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Since: Jan 11

Toronto

#4 Nov 14, 2012
sassyntrashy wrote:
Harry is a nobody and us black americans did not need his big mouth to help us because we did it ourselves. Nice try though.
LMAO. See, this is what I mean about laughing at people like you.

Your most famous civil rights leader considered Harry Belafonte his right hand man. They supported each other and Harry raised funds for MLK so that MLK could do his thing because he needed financing. Harry Belafonte is more relevant to the civil rights movement than you or the fools that think like you will ever be. It is because of your ignorance that he is nobody to you. To the people that actually mattered in AA history (like MLK), he mattered.

Look at him here with Bill Cosby

http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m5rrvbsz141...

http://www.gettyimages.ca/detail/news-photo/c...

or here with Muhammad Ali

http://i.usatoday.net/life/books/03_muhammadp...

http://cdn.ph.upi.com/collection/pv/upi/1220/...

Interesting how they recognize him yet you call him a nobody. And then you think that I am the one trying to fool someone ? LMAO. That's funny.

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#6 Nov 14, 2012
Harry is no different than the hollywood types of today who back causes for more publicity.

“Formerly King_spade”

Level 5

Since: Jan 11

Toronto

#7 Nov 14, 2012
sassyntrashy wrote:
Harry is no different than the hollywood types of today who back causes for more publicity.
LOL, are you kidding ? This is the story you are trying to come up with now ?

Harry didn't have to do a damn thing. He could have taken his money, gone back to Jamaica and lived an upperclass life. Instead, he was a part of civil rights. And when MLK was killed, he continued to fight for civil rights.

You clearly have no idea of the long list of causes he has been involved in when he really did not have to. The fact you think you can trash his name not only shows how ignorant you are but how disgusting of a person you are as well.

“ dreaming of revelry”

Level 5

Since: Mar 12

West Palm Beach, FL

#8 Nov 14, 2012
the blacksmith wrote:
So I was reading about Harry Belafonte today and something that was very interesting to me is how close Harry Belafonte and MLK actually were.
http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lswpbqfNrK1...
http://rilm.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/harry...
http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/...
http://www.nytimes.com/imagepages/2011/09/04/...
http://www.nytimes.com/imagepages/2008/12/11/...
http://ic.pics.livejournal.com/humus/758313/3...
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-V2-b8mn-mqg/TxRnNlk...
http://worldclasskids.tripod.com/belafontekin...
http://www.blogcdn.com/www.luxist.com/media/2...
"Harry Belafonte, a supporter of Martin Luther King, Jr., and the civil rights movement, used his celebrity as a beloved entertainer to garner funding for the movement. In her autobiography, Coretta Scott King said of Belafonte, "whenever we got into trouble or when tragedy struck, Harry has always come to our aid, his generous heart wide open" (King, 144-145)."
"In late March 1963, Belafonte invited prominent individuals to a meeting at his New York apartment, where King and Fred Shuttlesworth discussed plans for the Birmingham Campaign and appealed for financial support to be used primarily for bail money. Without hesitation, Belafonte organized a committee to raise funds for the movement. While King was held in a Birmingham jail Belafonte raised $50,000, allowing the campaign to proceed."
http://mlk-kpp01.stanford.edu/index.php/encyc...
It got me thinking about how some posters in here try to push the ideas that Caribbean people had nothing to do with Civil Rights, that there was this huge animosity between Caribbeans and AAs and that they have nothing in common. Then I just bursted out laughing because it is obvious here that Harry Belafonte was MLK's right hand man.
Anyway, just thought I would share.
he sure is good looking! all this time i thought he was aa.

“ dreaming of revelry”

Level 5

Since: Mar 12

West Palm Beach, FL

#9 Nov 14, 2012
the blacksmith wrote:
<quoted text>
LMAO. See, this is what I mean about laughing at people like you.
Your most famous civil rights leader considered Harry Belafonte his right hand man. They supported each other and Harry raised funds for MLK so that MLK could do his thing because he needed financing. Harry Belafonte is more relevant to the civil rights movement than you or the fools that think like you will ever be. It is because of your ignorance that he is nobody to you. To the people that actually mattered in AA history (like MLK), he mattered.
Look at him here with Bill Cosby
http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m5rrvbsz141...
http://www.gettyimages.ca/detail/news-photo/c...
or here with Muhammad Ali
http://i.usatoday.net/life/books/03_muhammadp...
http://cdn.ph.upi.com/collection/pv/upi/1220/...
Interesting how they recognize him yet you call him a nobody. And then you think that I am the one trying to fool someone ? LMAO. That's funny.
he and ali!

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#10 Nov 14, 2012
the blacksmith wrote:
<quoted text>
LOL, are you kidding ? This is the story you are trying to come up with now ?
Harry didn't have to do a damn thing. He could have taken his money, gone back to Jamaica and lived an upperclass life. Instead, he was a part of civil rights. And when MLK was killed, he continued to fight for civil rights.
You clearly have no idea of the long list of causes he has been involved in when he really did not have to. The fact you think you can trash his name not only shows how ignorant you are but how disgusting of a person you are as well.
America is the land of paradise so he didn't miss out om anything leaving Jamaica. But most importantly jumping on the civil rights band wagon brought him a lot of publicity that his music and acting skills could jot bring him. And even then he is still no civil rights hero.

“ dreaming of revelry”

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Since: Mar 12

West Palm Beach, FL

#11 Nov 14, 2012
sassyntrashy wrote:
<quoted text>America is the land of paradise so he didn't miss out om anything leaving Jamaica. But most importantly jumping on the civil rights band wagon brought him a lot of publicity that his music and acting skills could jot bring him. And even then he is still no civil rights hero.
old hoar.
-AAA-

Magnolia, TX

#12 Nov 14, 2012
He isn't AA.

“Formerly King_spade”

Level 5

Since: Jan 11

Toronto

#13 Nov 14, 2012
sassyntrashy wrote:
<quoted text>America is the land of paradise so he didn't miss out om anything leaving Jamaica. But most importantly jumping on the civil rights band wagon brought him a lot of publicity that his music and acting skills could jot bring him. And even then he is still no civil rights hero.
You really need to leave your small town if you ever plan to know what you are talking about when it comes to other countries. Do you know how upper class people live in the Caribbean ? VERY WELL. They want for nothing.

You are in no position to say Harry Belafonte is not a civil rights hero when the biggest civil rights hero recognized Harry Belafonte. You say that Harry got publicity from the civil rights movement that his music and acting didn't bring which is completely idiotic of you to say because it is his music and acting skills that brought in the money he used to fund MLK. He had the money FIRST, and still turned around to help MLK.

It's sad that you think you can trash people you know nothing about.

“Formerly King_spade”

Level 5

Since: Jan 11

Toronto

#14 Nov 14, 2012
-AAA- wrote:
He isn't AA.
I know, that's why I said Harry is Caribbean.
Bayou City

Houston, TX

#15 Nov 14, 2012
sassyntrashy wrote:
Harry is no different than the hollywood types of today who back causes for more publicity.
True. He knew that rubbing elbows and being photographed with MLK, Ali, and Bill Cosby would keep his name in the news and prop up his sagging career. He was a photo-op specialist. LOL!!!!!

“ dreaming of revelry”

Level 5

Since: Mar 12

West Palm Beach, FL

#16 Nov 14, 2012
Bayou City wrote:
<quoted text> True. He knew that rubbing elbows and being photographed with MLK, Ali, and Bill Cosby would keep his name in the news and prop up his sagging career. He was a photo-op specialist. LOL!!!!!
i bet that was indeed the case!
Bayou City

Houston, TX

#17 Nov 14, 2012
Sassykatt wrote:
<quoted text> i bet that was indeed the case!
I firmly believe it was. They call folks like that "social climbers". He wanted to stand on the shoulders of icons to create the illusion that he was in their league. LOL!!!

“Formerly King_spade”

Level 5

Since: Jan 11

Toronto

#18 Nov 14, 2012
Bayou City wrote:
<quoted text> True. He knew that rubbing elbows and being photographed with MLK, Ali, and Bill Cosby would keep his name in the news and prop up his sagging career. He was a photo-op specialist. LOL!!!!!
Do you actually know anything about Harry Belafonte's life ? Doesn't sound like it.

“ dreaming of revelry”

Level 5

Since: Mar 12

West Palm Beach, FL

#19 Nov 14, 2012
the blacksmith wrote:
<quoted text>
Do you actually know anything about Harry Belafonte's life ? Doesn't sound like it.
tell us.im guessing he was a singer?

Since: May 12

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#20 Nov 14, 2012
the blacksmith wrote:
<quoted text>
Do you actually know anything about Harry Belafonte's life ? Doesn't sound like it.
Sassyntrashy is a white racist troll, here to divide black people.
There is no ther reason why she would immediately post negatively about a black actor who contrivuted financially to teh civil rights movement.
Lol!
Bayou City is an upfront racist and he/she also agrees with Sassyntrashy's assesment :)

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