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In his life, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was known for serving "the least of these", and rightfully so. In his "afterlife", streets, avenues and boulevards brandishing his name often serve as the addresses (or at least hangouts) of the new millennium edition of "the least of these". Rightfully so?

Birthed out of a well-known Chris Rock joke making fun of the violence and poverty often found on the streets named for the non-violent activist, this revealing documentary follows 13 high-school students from 5 Washington, DC high schools as they travel cross-country to observe and record, first-hand, the condition of America's MLK streets. Narrated by Rain Pryor, the film keeps the comedy-to-cultural-commentary connection alive as it looks critically at the street-naming phenomenon, King's legacy, and the effects of gentrification on the streets he once marched through. For a generation which has heard the "I Have A Dream" speech like a broken record, the film serves as a radical remix.

In 2007, Straight, No Chaser began to work with One Common Unity - a non-profit organization with a special focus on community-building, peace education, arts initiatives and media programming - to create A NU VIEW, a youth lead media workshop. This working relationship was a natural fit in line with SNC's community roots and existing partnerships themed in enthusing youth via alternative media. Through a workshop series created by SNC, A Nu View youth film program produced the ambitious young neo-journalists who helmed camera, interviewed politicians and pop stars, and pieced together the critically-acclaimed documentaries A Weigh With Words and The MLK Streets Project. OCU realtionship with The Ghandi Institue for Peace the DC Commission for the Arts, and the DC Humanities Concil was instramental in financing this program. We are grateful to OCU for their continued support in freeing youth with the keys to their truth.

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