Tag: civil rights

Influential leader to keynote MLK Unity Day

Influential leader to keynote MLK Unity Day

| December 17, 2013

The Martin Luther King Jr. Club is gearing up for its 29th annual Dr. King’s Unity Day Celebration, the largest Dr. King celebration in the state of Indiana.

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OPERATION StudentNomics

OPERATION StudentNomics

| December 15, 2013

My plan to fix the Black Community and broader Fort Wayne issues is to use the 1712 Willie Lynch social problem as an educational opportunity for middle and high school students to become involved in TV productions.

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A look back at the Kennedy civil rights legacy

A look back at the Kennedy civil rights legacy

| December 1, 2013

LET’S DO BETTER Most of us are thankful. Most of us grew up believing Thanksgiving was a time to show gratitude for whatever we had. As time passed, we became somewhat more aware of the historical inaccuracy of Thanksgiving (for example, discovering America’s theft from Native Americans), but the tradition remained. This celebration is now […]

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The power of our shared vision and partnership

The power of our shared vision and partnership

| November 19, 2013

By Benjamin Jealous—Two decades ago, as a young organizer in Mississippi, I learned that there are only two types of temporal power: organized people and organized money.

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Black farmers finally collect $1.2 billion in Pigford II discrimination case

Black farmers finally collect $1.2 billion in Pigford II discrimination case

| November 2, 2013

For decades, black farmers fought the United States Department of Agriculture over racial discrimination. The farmers, mostly in the south, lost crops, their farms and their homes.

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Book review: ‘The Rejected Stone’ by Reverend Al Sharpton

Book review: ‘The Rejected Stone’ by Reverend Al Sharpton

| October 18, 2013

Every once in awhile—especially when he’s somewhere unexpected—Reverend Al Sharpton looks around, surprised and pleased. He’s been working for social justice and civil rights since he was nine years old, and there are many things he never thought he’d see in his lifetime.

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Ayanna Gregory pays homage to father, trailblazing civil rights activist Dick Gregory

Ayanna Gregory pays homage to father, trailblazing civil rights activist Dick Gregory

| October 15, 2013

“This play is an ode to my father,” said Gregory. “It’s my way of letting him know, ‘I know who you are now.’” Gregory stressed to the audience how important these stories were to her and how important it is for everyone to share their stories with younger generations.

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50 years later: What are we really doing?

50 years later: What are we really doing?

| September 10, 2013

Author of ‘King—The Dream Revisited’ revisits work 20 years after debut By Minister Servant LeRoy Page Special to Frost Illustrated After reading several newspaper articles and watching station after station of TV news reports concerning black on black crime and violence 20 years ago, I thought “What would Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm […]

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Local groups celebrate 50th anniversary of ‘I Have a Dream’ speech

Local groups celebrate 50th anniversary of ‘I Have a Dream’ speech

| September 9, 2013

The Martin Luther King Jr. Club Inc., the University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne Urban League and television channel PBS39 joined others across the world in commemorating the historic March on Washington on Aug. 28, at the USF Performing Arts Center.

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NAACP remembers Medgar Evers at Freedom Fund Banquet

NAACP remembers Medgar Evers at Freedom Fund Banquet

| September 9, 2013

By Madeline Marcelia Garvin Special to Frost Illustrated This year’s 68th Annual Allen County NAACP Branch #3049 Marjorie D. Wickliffe Freedom Fund Banquet that occurred Sept. 7 at the Fort Wayne Coliseum, commenced at 7 p.m., and approximately 275 guests were welcomed by the zealous, avid NAACP supporter and Banquet Chairperson Sheila Curry-Campbell. After an inspirational invocation […]

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