Tag: MLK

The Mountaintop: Director’s notes

The Mountaintop: Director’s notes

| February 9, 2015

Editor’s note: During this Black History Month, the University of Saint Francis School of Creative Arts is scheduled to present “The Mountaintop,” a play by American playwright Katori Hall, described as “a gripping reimagination of events the night before the assassination of the civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.” Below, the play’s director, […]

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Martin Luther King, spiritual Healer (1929-1968)

Martin Luther King, spiritual Healer (1929-1968)

| January 28, 2015

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. Martin Luther King wrapped himself around the gauze of the crucified Jesus and began his short journey on this earth. He believed strongly as James Russell Lowell put it: “Truth forever on the scaffold. Wrong forever on the throne.” Judge Derrick Bell interpreted this quote with the following: “Defeat, disgrace […]

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‘Martin Luther King in Palestine:’ Film chronicles unique journey of peace to Middle East hotspot

‘Martin Luther King in Palestine:’ Film chronicles unique journey of peace to Middle East hotspot

| January 27, 2015

FORT WAYNE—The Indiana Center for Middle East Peace is scheduled to present the film “Al Helm: Martin Luther King in Palestine,” chronicling Dr. Clayborne Carson’s play about Dr. King as it was presented in Palestine, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Feb. 5 at the Downtown Allen County Library Theater, 900 Library Plaza. Dr. Carson is […]

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Chavis: Civil Rights Movement needed more now than five decades ago

Chavis: Civil Rights Movement needed more now than five decades ago

| January 27, 2015

By Nathan Hardin Special to the NNPA from The Fayetteville Observer PEMBROKE–Civil rights leader Benjamin Chavis kicked off a week-long Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration in Pembroke on Jan. 16  by saying a civil rights movement is of greater need in the state now than it was nearly five decades ago. “One of the […]

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New report finds ‘staggering inequality’ of incomes once decried by MLK

New report finds ‘staggering inequality’ of incomes once decried by MLK

| January 21, 2015

(GIN)—Income inequality, one of the issues that so troubled the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., is again front and center in today’s news. A new report on the topic has come up with figures that even caught the financial community by surprise. For example: members of the “world’s richest” club earn half-a-million dollars per minute, the […]

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2015 MLK Club Unity Day guest speakers; Breakfast with the Clergy

2015 MLK Club Unity Day guest speakers; Breakfast with the Clergy

| January 14, 2015

By  Clifford Buttram Jr. The MLK Club Annual Unity Day celebrations promote community awareness, camaraderie, and an opportunity to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Each year, we host a Breakfast with the Clergy to start the celebration and to acknowledge and award our local clergy. Immediately following the breakfast, […]

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‘The Mountaintop’ play brings dramatization of MLK’s final hours to USF campus

‘The Mountaintop’ play brings dramatization of MLK’s final hours to USF campus

| January 14, 2015

FORT WAYNE—The University of Saint Francis School of Creative Arts presents “The Mountaintop,” a play by American playwright Katori Hall. Directed by Brad Beauchamp, “The Mountaintop” is a gripping reimagination of events the night before the assassination of the civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The local production stars Fatima Washington and Ennis […]

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Movie Review: ‘Selma’

Movie Review: ‘Selma’

| January 13, 2015

By Dwight Brown NNPA Film Critic R.I.P. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Your story has been told. Your legacy passed on. Your strategies for non-violent demonstrations shared. Your ability to change hearts, minds, and laws has been well-documented.  “Selma,” in the most inspiring way, relays MLK’s state of grace. It is a worthy homage befitting […]

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Groups collaborate on special youth summit

Groups collaborate on special youth summit

| January 13, 2015

FORT WAYNE—“Continuing the Journey,” a Youth Empowerment Seminar (Just Say YES) community forum, is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Jan. 17 at McMillen Community Center, 3901 Abbott St. Registration begins at 9 a.m. Collaborators include: IDAAC, the Indiana Commission on the Social Status of Black Males, the Fort Wayne Urban League FWUL Guild, […]

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The movement, the police state, letter and prescription for healing

The movement, the police state, letter and prescription for healing

| January 13, 2015

Let us start by stating the obvious: America needs to have a serious, in-depth conversation about race. There is much this nation needs to  discuss with regard to race, from problems of economic and health disparity to the segregation in our spiritual institutions on Sunday mornings that belies the sickness of human division. That’s a […]

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