By Jineea Butler NNPA Columnist Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s last conversation with Harry Belafonte echoed in my head as I watched the Ferguson aftermath send the country in a tailspin: “I’ve come upon something that disturbs me deeply. We have fought hard and long for integration, as I believe we should have, and I […]
Special to the NNPA from The Final Call But, these responses betray a woeful ignorance that exists among the American public and the media’s failure to properly and clearly address government abuses and the targeting of civil rights and Black Power Movement leaders and organizations. This sordid and disgusting episode in U.S. intelligence activity isn’t […]
By Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. NNPA Columnist As I watched President Barack Obama address the nation on his “controversial” Executive Order on immigration reform, I was reminded of the evening that I was inside Riverside Church in New York City on April 4, 1967 when Dr. Martin Luther King Jr gave his courageous sermon in […]
Airport workers and supporters held an MLK day protest in favor of paid sick leave for contracted passenger service workers at New York and New Jersey airports.
The largest Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration in the state of Indiana lived up to its name Jan. 20 as a record crowd attended the annual event honoring the slain civil rights activist.
“How many perfect moments can you count in your life?” asks educator and scholar Theodore Ransaw. “The civil rights movement was God’s blessing of delivering the right people for the perfect moments in history that changed our world today.”
Ivy Tech Community College Northeast is scheduled to host Interpreting the Dream, a Martin Luther King Jr., tribute, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Jan. 23 in the Student Life Center gymnasium on North Campus (3701 Dean Drive).