Tag: martin luther king

Sponsors of hate today must be held accountable

Sponsors of hate today must be held accountable

| May 4, 2017

By Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. (President and CEO, NNPA) Over the next several days, across the United States, people will pause in solemn remembrance of the 49th anniversary of the tragic assassination of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., in Memphis, Tenn., on April 4, 1968. Back then, I was a young, college student and […]

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the fire this time. . . .

the fire this time. . . .

| March 7, 2017

tell me how long the train’s been gone rootfolks poets press ©omowale-ketu oladuwa the american negro has the great advantage of having never believed the collection of myths to which white americans cling: that their ancestors were all freedom-loving heroes, that they were born in the greatest country the world has ever seen, or that […]

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MLK speaker at Manchester battles racism by building understanding

MLK speaker at Manchester battles racism by building understanding

| January 31, 2017

NORTH MANCHESTER—“After 148 years of nothing but violence and hatred, it’s time we get to know one another on a social basis, not under a cover of darkness.” –Daryl Davis Manchester University has selected a musician and author—one who has made it his quest to understand and combat racism—to be the keynote speaker at its 49th […]

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Today’s activists can learning from King’s ‘creative disruption’

Today’s activists can learning from King’s ‘creative disruption’

| January 26, 2017

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA Newswire Columnist) When Dr. Martin Luther King envisioned the Poor People’s Campaign in 1968, he envisioned all kinds of people descending on our nation’s capital, bringing demands to federal agencies. He envisioned people pushing for affordable housing, for quality education, for better health care, for minority business development programs, and more. […]

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MLK’s legacy for Black America in 2017

MLK’s legacy for Black America in 2017

| January 25, 2017

By Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. (President/CEO, NNPA) As the United States of America and the global community salutes, recognizes and commemorates the 88th birthday of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., it is a providential time to reassess the meaning and challenges of Dr. King’s legacy for Black America in this year of […]

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Anderson University celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Anderson University celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

| January 12, 2017

Day of reflection and service suspends classes on Monday, Jan. 16 ANDERSON—In honor of the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Anderson University is suspending classes, Monday, Jan. 16. Instead, students will have opportunities to participate in service projects, demonstrations and other celebratory events in remembrance of King’s legacy. The events of […]

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USF invites community to participate in MLK Day activities

USF invites community to participate in MLK Day activities

| January 10, 2017

‘A Day On, Not a Day Off’ FORT WAYNE—As many schools and businesses in the area will take a day off on Monday, January 16 to celebrate Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life, the University of Saint Francis is taking a different approach. Students, faculty and staff plan to pay tribute to Dr. King […]

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MLK  Club set to lead 32nd Annual Unity Day Celebration

MLK  Club set to lead 32nd Annual Unity Day Celebration

| January 5, 2017

Celebration to honor legacy of Dr. King, President Obama, Prophet Cedric Walker By Clifford Buttram Jr. Special to Frost Illustrated The Martin Luther King (MLK) Jr. Club is a non-profit organization and was founded in 1986 by the late Glyn R. Gleason. It was organized to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther […]

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Spotlight on Dee McKinley for being Honored as one of Fort Wayne’s Urban League Lions

Spotlight on Dee McKinley for being Honored as one of Fort Wayne’s Urban League Lions

| November 14, 2016

By Jeanie Summerville  What’s up, babies? For those of you, who weren’t able to attend this year’s Fort Wayne Urban League Gala Extravaganza to honor their Lions Chuck Surack, Wil Smith, Judge Wendy Davis and Dee McKinley, it was fantastic as usual and everyone enjoyed themselves.  I especially enjoyed it because I had the opportunity […]

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40 years a queen

40 years a queen

| June 30, 2016

FORT WAYNE—Fort Wayne and surrounding area gospel music fans were out in force Sunday, June 26 at Jerusalem Baptist Church when the community gathered to celebrated the city’s own Queen of Gospel Radio, Delois McKinnley-Eldridge. McKinnley-Eldridge has graced the local airwaves with the finest in gospel music for 40 years and shows no sign of […]

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