Tag: MLK

Integrating into a burning house

Integrating into a burning house

| December 10, 2014

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 […]

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The King letter, sordid government surveillance

The King letter, sordid government surveillance

| November 28, 2014

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 […]

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Why blacks should support immigration reform

Why blacks should support immigration reform

| November 25, 2014

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 […]

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J. Edgar Hoover’s war on Black America

J. Edgar Hoover’s war on Black America

| February 24, 2014

In the late 1960s, it became apparent that America’s racist power structure had long had a secret ally at the very top: J. Edgar Hoover.

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Dr. King ‘turning in his grave’ over family greed

Dr. King ‘turning in his grave’ over family greed

| February 20, 2014

The children of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. sue each other—as well as loyal family friends—so often that you need a program to keep up with the court action.

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Airport workers, supporters arrested at MLK protests

Airport workers, supporters arrested at MLK protests

| February 20, 2014

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.

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2014 King Unity Day Celebration biggest ever in area

2014 King Unity Day Celebration biggest ever in area

| January 30, 2014

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.

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Theodore Ransaw to deliver MLK lecture at Manchester University

Theodore Ransaw to deliver MLK lecture at Manchester University

| January 28, 2014

“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.”

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Africa was point of pride for MLK

Africa was point of pride for MLK

| January 25, 2014

On Dec. 18, 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. recalled his first trip to Africa with his wife Coretta to attend the independence day celebration of the new nation of Ghana.

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Ivy Tech to host Martin Luther King Jr. tribute for college, community

Ivy Tech to host Martin Luther King Jr. tribute for college, community

| January 22, 2014

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).

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