Tag: MLK

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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Celebrating Unity Day: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.—his work, mission, continuing legacy

Celebrating Unity Day: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.—his work, mission, continuing legacy

| January 10, 2015

By Clifford Buttram Jr. Special to Frost Illustrated From September 2013 to March 2014, I had the opportunity to work in Montgomery, Ala. During that time period, I was able to attend Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church and I subconsciously wondered from time to time what it was like in 1954 when Dr. King […]

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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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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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