I had a few debates about the timing of this historic celebration, and many chose to believe that this 50th anniversary celebration of the March on Selma coming at the same time of the new uprising of the young revolution was only a coincidence, and not any attempt to thwart their movement. I can't whole heartily agree with that. When you think about it, there's enough Black history during the civil rights era alone to have an anniversary each month of the year for somebody involved in the 60's movement, however that seems to depend on what part or who in the civil rights movement is chosen to be recognized. My question is who is deciding to have these anniversaries, and exactly when and why. I don't recall any 10, 20, 30, etc... anniversary for Selma, although it was an important time. I only remember seeing parts of it on television as a kid every other year as part of the history of the civil rights movement, which would mostly fall on the anniversaries of the King assassination, but never on the actual date of the march, like we're seeing today with the celebrated march on Selma. A lot of the young may not be aware of this, but names like Rosa Parks, Medger Everts, Jame Meredith, Gandhi (who really despised Blacks at first), Jimmy Lee Jackson, and even Emitt Till weren't really mentioned that much until a decade or two ago, if that long. I'm not saying these events or individuals weren't remembered or recognized, but you never thought they would have televised Rosa Parks funeral when she passed years later, or anyone would mention Emitt Tills name in a rap video years later, even though that video was disrespectful. With all these individuals being important parts of our history, and after watching how the timing of the Selma celebration, for example the movie, coincided with this new young movement, it leaves me to feel that if the people in power want to kill any new uprising, they have plenty of ammunition, while using it in the guise of recognizing Black history. Right now it seems like if we ever rise again like we were about to do last fall, then they will take another one of our Black public figures from the civil rights era and put out a movie or form some kind of 5, 10, 15, 20, etc... year anniversary for any one of them, and do it over and over again, in order to decrease the momentum. The way it's going now, it looks like we will be having 100th year anniversaries, will beyond 50th year anniversaries, and still be stuck in the same place. How else do you explain celebrating Selma, and hearing a Black president give a good speech on the 50th anniversary, almost at the same time the DOJ announces they will not press charges on George Zimmerman or Darren Wilson, and probably on none of the cops who killed Eric Garner. The way it looks now, I'm not even sure if the cop who killed 12 year-old Tamir Rice will even be indicted. Most people, including the families of the victims, where expecting charges not to be filed, which makes it even worst. So to me, it instead feels like they're showing us that they're 50 years ahead of us in ways to thwart our movements, while pretending to honor a 50 year celebration or recognition, the recognition of something that was tragic in itself. I'm not only talking about the physical part of the march as being tragic, however I talking about the mental part as well when you see they're actually in the process of gutting the Voting Rights Act 50 years later, after people were beaten, and some even killed. And many big named Blacks support this celebration, and not only Al this time. In my opinion, I think if Dr. King could say something, I think he would ask us not to use his name and others who sacrificed during the civil rights era to refocus on pass achievements 50 years ago, especially after these recent DOJ decisions. I think he would have put off any celebration, even his annual King Holiday, if these celebrations were in any way going to take the focus off or dampen the spirits of the young that we were seeing in this recent uprising. Now on a better note, I do like how the DOJ put the Ferguson Police Department on blast, causing some resignations. I just want this to continue in that police department, and the rest of the police departments in this entire country. But it shouldn't take bad emails about the Black President of the United States to finally get these officers removed, meanwhile getting away with killing unarmed Black men. Anyway, I'm hoping these actions by the DOJ will rekindle the fire that was lost.