Tag: MLK

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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‘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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Letter from a Birmingham Jail

| January 13, 2015

My Dear Fellow Clergymen:
While confined here in the Birmingham city jail, I came across your recent statement calling my present activities “unwise and untimely.” Seldom do I pause to answer criticism of my work and ideas.

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Heartland concert commemorates life, dream of Dr. Martin Luther King

Heartland concert commemorates life, dream of Dr. Martin Luther King

| January 13, 2015

FORT WAYNE—The legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is scheduled to come to life Jan. 18 in a commemorative concert by Heartland, northeastern Indiana’s only professional vocal ensemble. The performance, which starts at 6 p.m. at Plymouth Congregational Church, 501 W. Berry St., Fort Wayne, features Heartland and soloist, baritone Carver Cossey. The group […]

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Justin Jordan, wife Charity provide local connections to historic movie ‘Selma’

Justin Jordan, wife Charity provide local connections to historic movie ‘Selma’

| January 8, 2015

Special to Frost Illustrated FORT WAYNE—Fort Wayne’s very own Justin Jordan contributed to the newly released feature film “Selma,” starring David Oyelowo and produced by Oprah Winfrey and Brad Pitt. The South Side High School graduate (’99) provided graphic design and art direction support as a graphics production assistant on the film under production designer Mark […]

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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 (FinalCall.com) – The recent disclosure that a researcher found an unedited copy of an infamous FBI letter sent to civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr., may have taken some by surprise and may have left the mainstream media gasping in shock. But, these responses betray a […]

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