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Political commentator, author, and journalist Keith Boykin was the keynote speaker Monday at Eastern Michigan University's Martin Luther King Jr.'s luncheon.  89.1 WEMU's Jorge Avellan attended and has the story.

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January 21st is Martin Luther King Day, an annual federal American holiday that celebrates the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.  It is intended to celebrate the life and achievements of the influential American civil rights leader. 

At Eastern Michigan University, nearly a week of activities are planned, including a keynote address by Keith Boykin, New York Times bestselling author and TV's leading commentator on politics, race, and sexual orientation.  89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry spoke to Boykin about the current state of politics and his upcoming address at EMU.