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Celebs Tweet About Martin Luther King Jr.

Jan. 21, 2013

Rebecca Villaneda--HispanicBusiness

Martin Luther King Jr.

Celebrities acknowledged Martin Luther King Jr. today with quotes of the late, great humanitarian.

From Justin Timberlake and Taboo of the Black Eyed Peas, to Dr. Phil and Ellen Degeneres, celebrities took to Twitter to wish people a Happy MLK day.

Justin Timberlake (@jtimberlake): Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that --MLK Jr. #Inspiration

Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow): "A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus." -- #MLK. Congratulations, President @BarackObama!

Taboo (@TabBep): #MLK would be proud to share his day with @BarackObama being inaugurated. #DreamsComeTrue

Rapper Common (@common) also acknowledged President Obama on MLK day: Happy MLK Day to all. President Barack Obama is A True Light in this World.

Tyra Banks (@tyrabanks): #MLK taught me to shut my ears to all that say I can't do something.

Al Franken (@alfranken): Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." Today we honor a man whose work shaped American justice-Martin Luther King, Jr #MLK

Scottie Pippen (@ScottiePippen): "The time is always right to do what's right." -- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. #MLK

Travis Barker (@travisbarker): "If you cant fly then run, if you cant run then walk, if you cant walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward"-#MLK

Dr. Phil (@DrPhil): Darkness can't drive out darkness only light can do that. Hate can't drive out hate only love can do that. - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. #MLK

Nicole Scherzinger (@NicoleScherzy): "We may have all come on different ships, but we're in the same boat now."-Martin Luther King Jr

Dr. Wayne W Dyer (@DrWayneWDyer): "Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'" - Martin Luther King, Jr.

Tavis Smiley (@tavissmiley): "Silence Is Betrayal", Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Michelle Branch (@michellebranch): "In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends." -Martin Luther King Jr.

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