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 […]
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 […]
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 (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 […]
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.”