WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) -- Actor and civil rights activist Harry Belafonte says young people need to think outside the box to solve the nation's problems.
The Winston-Salem Journal reported (http://bit.ly/XyW7Nz) that the 85-year-old Belafonte said people should think radically about social issues. He spoke earlier this week at Winston-Salem State University's celebration to honor the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
Belafonte said civil rights activists 50 years ago thought creatively about solving problems, something he says is missing today.
He told the students that King was a radical. The singer and actor called Jesus a fierce radical who was involved in helping the poor and speaking against injustice.
Belafonte worked with King during the civil rights movement.
He said King would agree with Pres9ident Obama who said every citizen must help improve the country.