Unheard MLK Audio Found in Attic

In today's link roundup: A man discovers unheard audio of Martin Luther King Jr. in his father's attic in Tennessee. Plus: The Rev. Jesse Jackson calls on the DOJ to investigate the death of Chavis Carter.

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Unheard Martin Luther King Jr. audio found in a Chattanooga attic: Stephon Tull was sorting through dusty boxes in his father's attic in Chattanooga, Tenn., a few months ago when he stumbled onto an audio reel labeled, "Dr. King interview, Dec. 21, 1960." He didn't know what he had until he listened to it on a reel-to-reel tape recorder and discovered his father interviewing the civil rights icon for an incomplete book project. 

The Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. calls for an investigation into the shooting death of Chavis Carter: During a news conference on Wednesday in Memphis, Tenn., the Rev. Jesse Jackson called on the Justice Department to investigate the death of 21-year-old Carter, who was shot in the head while handcuffed in the back of a patrol car in Arkansas. 

Is Kanye West joining American Idol? The latest scuttlebutt linking a celebrity to the judges' table on the next season of American Idol is that Yeezy is in the running to be seated next to Mariah Carey. Now, that would be some season!

National Urban League wants Nike to reconsider LeBron sneaker price: After reports surfaced on Tuesday that Nike is set to sell its new LeBron James sneakers for $300, Urban League President Marc Morial urged the shoe company to reconsider the prices. While it's ultimately "the consumer's choice," Morial said that the shoe is insensitive to the market because people are going back to school and struggling to buy school supplies.

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