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The Birmingham Times
Leaders gather in Birmingham to discuss reduction in violence-related deaths of men and boyswe’ve got to start with African American men and boys.” The theme for the even
Leaders gather in Birmingham to discuss reduction in violence-related deaths of men and boys
The Birmingham Times / Posted an hour ago
we’ve got to start with African American men and boys.” The theme for the event was “The Fierce Urgency of Now” taken from Martin Luther King Jr.’s ‘I Have A Dream’ speech. “We’re at this moment where there’s ‘a fierce urgency of now’ to get this... Read more
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The Seattle Times
Couple draw artists to Seattle for inspirationLandis began thinking that wasn’t fulfilling and needed to give back to the com
Couple draw artists to Seattle for inspiration
The Seattle Times / Posted 6 hours ago
Landis began thinking that wasn’t fulfilling and needed to give back to the community somehow. They bought the house at Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and East Marion Street two years ago, and later learned that it was designed by Victor... Read more
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Register Pajaronian
Pajaronian Bob Fitch, activist and photographer, diesfor his photos of social justice movements during the 1960s and 1970s. He work
Pajaronian Bob Fitch, activist and photographer, dies
Register Pajaronian / Posted 7 hours ago
for his photos of social justice movements during the 1960s and 1970s. He worked as photographer covering such legends as Martin Luther King Jr. where he served as staff photographer for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference from 1965 to... Read more
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The Record Searchlight
Bob Fitch, who documented the civil rights era with his camera, dies at 76.1970s, died Friday at his Watsonville home. A former Weed area man and acclaim
Bob Fitch, who documented the civil rights era with his camera, dies at 76.
The Record Searchlight / Posted 7 hours ago
1970s, died Friday at his Watsonville home. A former Weed area man and acclaimed photojournalist who photographed the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and other black leaders during the civil rights era died Friday at his Monterey County home. Bob De... Read more
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The Arizona Republic
Latest Phoenix concert announcementsshe introduced Bob Dylan to the world in 1963, marched on the front lines of th
Latest Phoenix concert announcements
The Arizona Republic / Posted 7 hours ago
she introduced Bob Dylan to the world in 1963, marched on the front lines of the Civil Rights movement with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., inspired Vaclav Havel to fight for a Czech Republic, and participated in two of the early Amnesty... Read more
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WFAA Dallas-Fort Worth
Windows smashed at historic S. Dallas churchthe stained-glass windows at Mount Olive Lutheran Church after a vandal struck.
Windows smashed at historic S. Dallas church
WFAA Dallas-Fort Worth / Posted 8 hours ago
the stained-glass windows at Mount Olive Lutheran Church after a vandal struck. (Photo: WFAA) The century-old church on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard was vandalized on Monday night. Now, it is heartbreaking for Mount Olive members to see a... Read more
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Daily Press
The key to Tuck's win in Hampton? He listensLelesch said. At that meeting in March, dozens were signed up to speak on the n
The key to Tuck's win in Hampton? He listens
Daily Press / Posted 8 hours ago
Lelesch said. At that meeting in March, dozens were signed up to speak on the naming of the bridge for civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. Wallace pushed to hold an unscheduled vote to amend the name to include three famed slaves in an... Read more
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Al.com
For Margaret Brown, 'Black Belt' documentary was an artistic riskshouldn't be "beaten over the head" about old racial conflicts, that it's in th
For Margaret Brown, 'Black Belt' documentary was an artistic risk
Al.com / Posted 9 hours ago
shouldn't be "beaten over the head" about old racial conflicts, that it's in the distant past – and then quotes The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. to back up his argument. Rather than challenge the stance, or even express incredulity, Brown simply... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Winter Park residents petition library locationof Winter Park residents hope to prevent a $30 million library, events space an
Winter Park residents petition library location
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 9 hours ago
of Winter Park residents hope to prevent a $30 million library, events space and parking structure from being built in Martin Luther King Jr. Park on Morse Boulevard. A five-member committee filed a petition Friday in an attempt to... Read more
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The Daily Voice - Yonkers
Yonkers Officials, Residents Push State For School Rebuilding LegislationMike Spano, who has been pushing the bond issue, led the demonstration under cl
Yonkers Officials, Residents Push State For School Rebuilding Legislation
The Daily Voice - Yonkers / Posted 10 hours ago
Mike Spano, who has been pushing the bond issue, led the demonstration under cloudy skies Wednesday in front of the Martin Luther King Jr. Academy, according to his spokeswoman, Christina Gilmartin. The original plan was to get the... Read more
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The Morning Call
Catholic hero with Lehigh Valley ties is another step closer to sainthoodPope Francis addressed Congress during his U.S. visit last fall, he mentioned D
Catholic hero with Lehigh Valley ties is another step closer to sainthood
The Morning Call / Posted 11 hours ago
Pope Francis addressed Congress during his U.S. visit last fall, he mentioned Day in the same breath as Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King, Jr. Cardinal Dolan is also a fan. In 2012, when the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops recommending... Read more
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WTHR Indianapolis
PHOTO: First-time voter meets 102-old who's never missed an electionup for lost time. A sobering thought for all who take our right to vote for gra
PHOTO: First-time voter meets 102-old who's never missed an election
WTHR Indianapolis / Posted 15 hours ago
up for lost time. A sobering thought for all who take our right to vote for granted." "When the say a 'picture speaks a thousand words' this seems to be the case here." The photo was taken at the Martin Luther King Jr. polling site in Indianapo... Read more
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NorthWest Cable News
Rollover crash highlights 'fragile' traffic system right nowto check the travel times," said Travis Phelps, WSDOT Spokesman. Residents in
Rollover crash highlights 'fragile' traffic system right now
NorthWest Cable News / Posted 16 hours ago
to check the travel times," said Travis Phelps, WSDOT Spokesman. Residents in South Seattle along Beacon Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Way have noticed longer delays and blocked intersections because of the congestion too. WSDOT said the... Read more
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KING5 Seattle
Rollover crash highlights 'fragile' traffic system right nowto check the travel times," said Travis Phelps, WSDOT Spokesman. Residents in
Rollover crash highlights 'fragile' traffic system right now
KING5 Seattle / Posted 16 hours ago
to check the travel times," said Travis Phelps, WSDOT Spokesman. Residents in South Seattle along Beacon Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Way have noticed longer delays and blocked intersections because of the congestion too. WSDOT said the... Read more
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Staten Island Advance
Staten Island college, high school, local sports scheduleVerrazano BRL, 4 Petrides at Lafayette, 4 Port Richmond at Curtis, 4 CSIM at
Staten Island college, high school, local sports schedule
Staten Island Advance / Posted 17 hours ago
Verrazano BRL, 4 Petrides at Lafayette, 4 Port Richmond at Curtis, 4 CSIM at Grady, 4 HS girls' wrestling Curtis at Martin Luther King Jr., 5 Evangel Christian at SIA, 4:30 SI Shootout At Tottenville: New Dorp vs. Curtis,... Read more
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CBS News
Malia and Sasha Obamalook on as they arrive to take part in a community service project at Stuart Ho
Malia and Sasha Obama
CBS News / Posted 19 hours ago
look on as they arrive to take part in a community service project at Stuart Hobson Middle School in celebration of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in Washington on Jan. 17, 2011. President Barack Obama walks alongside... Read more
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ESPN
LeBron the activist vs. LeBron the athletecareer, he was still attempting to go halfway. Nike designed him a special pair
LeBron the activist vs. LeBron the athlete
ESPN / Posted 19 hours ago
career, he was still attempting to go halfway. Nike designed him a special pair of shoes. The sneakers were made to honor Martin Luther King Jr. and Black History Month. Nike had stitched a special message on the shoe that spoke not only to the... Read more
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Stamford Advocate
Things to do with mom on Mother's Day in Connecticuthas also been a date for launching political or feminist causes," history.com w
Things to do with mom on Mother's Day in Connecticut
Stamford Advocate / Posted 19 hours ago
has also been a date for launching political or feminist causes," history.com writes. "In 1968 Coretta Scott King, wife of Martin Luther King Jr., used Mother's Day to host a march in support of underprivileged women and children. In the 1970s... Read more
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Connecticut Post
Things to do with mom on Mother's Day in Connecticuthas also been a date for launching political or feminist causes," history.com w
Things to do with mom on Mother's Day in Connecticut
Connecticut Post / Posted 19 hours ago
has also been a date for launching political or feminist causes," history.com writes. "In 1968 Coretta Scott King, wife of Martin Luther King Jr., used Mother's Day to host a march in support of underprivileged women and children. In the 1970s... Read more
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Greenwich Time
Things to do with mom on Mother's Day in Connecticuthas also been a date for launching political or feminist causes," history.com w
Things to do with mom on Mother's Day in Connecticut
Greenwich Time / Posted 20 hours ago
has also been a date for launching political or feminist causes," history.com writes. "In 1968 Coretta Scott King, wife of Martin Luther King Jr., used Mother's Day to host a march in support of underprivileged women and children. In the 1970s... Read more
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Philly.com
Dean Pappas, owner of food processing firm, philanthropistthe early 1960s, Dean C. Pappas, a student at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pa
Dean Pappas, owner of food processing firm, philanthropist
Philly.com / Posted 20 hours ago
the early 1960s, Dean C. Pappas, a student at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pa., was inspired when he heard the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. speak there. "What impressed him was the passion that Dr. King had for the civil rights cause and how... Read more
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13 WMAZ Macon
Macon Chamber, local organization to host BOE forumGreater Macon Chamber of Commerce and 100 Black Men are hosting a forum Wednesd
Macon Chamber, local organization to host BOE forum
13 WMAZ Macon / Posted 21 hours ago
Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce and 100 Black Men are hosting a forum Wednesday for the Board of Education Elected Officials. It starts at 8 a.m. at the Douglass Theatre on Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. and will end at 10 a.m. (© 2016... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Winter Park commissioners hold 1-1 meeting on librarymeeting, minutes and an audio recording were posted. "… That allays any concer
Winter Park commissioners hold 1-1 meeting on library
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 22 hours ago
meeting, minutes and an audio recording were posted. "… That allays any concerns that I have," she said. "These guys are taking the extra step by making an audio recording. That gives you a very accurate picture and a complete picture of what... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Buhari, Fayose, Ugwuanyi, and This Horrid Lifeof mass murders by Fulani Herdsmen is unfolding in front of all our eyes. Think
Buhari, Fayose, Ugwuanyi, and This Horrid Life
AllAfrica.com / Posted 22 hours ago
of mass murders by Fulani Herdsmen is unfolding in front of all our eyes. Think of the quotes from Archbishop Tutu and Martin Luther King Jr. above. Think of the dictate of conscience. Think of the sacredness of life. Think of the impunity of... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
'Rhapsody in Blue' leads Chicago Sinfonietta sets 2016-17 lineupand young musicians from Chicago-area music schools and ensembles will join Che
'Rhapsody in Blue' leads Chicago Sinfonietta sets 2016-17 lineup
Chicago Tribune / Posted 22 hours ago
and young musicians from Chicago-area music schools and ensembles will join Chen for the orchestra’s annual tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Jan. 14-16. The choral finale to Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 will share the program with Vaughan... Read more
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The Oklahoman
Anti-tobacco campaign aims to educate Oklahoma elementary studentspeople to adopt healthy lifestyles and not leave the burden entirely on school
Anti-tobacco campaign aims to educate Oklahoma elementary students
The Oklahoman / Posted yesterday
people to adopt healthy lifestyles and not leave the burden entirely on school educators. Timothy Gates, a teacher at Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary, said the focus should not be placed on addiction only, but also on the dangers that come... Read more
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Daily Herald
Chicago Sinfonietta announces new season for Naperville, ChicagoMayan-inspired "Popol-Vuh" and "PizziCuban Polka." 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29; 7:
Chicago Sinfonietta announces new season for Naperville, Chicago
Daily Herald / Posted yesterday
Mayan-inspired "Popol-Vuh" and "PizziCuban Polka." 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29; 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31. • The annual "Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Tribute Concert" features the Roosevelt University Conservatory Choir, soloists from the Civic... Read more
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examiner.com
Kato and Kleo, 2 dogs sitting on death row for over three yearscan learn from our mistakes and make sure that two other dogs don’t suffer the
Kato and Kleo, 2 dogs sitting on death row for over three years
examiner.com / Posted yesterday
can learn from our mistakes and make sure that two other dogs don’t suffer the same fate, murdered because they could not speak on their own behalf. “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” -Martin Luther King... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Kinston City Council approves turn signal at Herritage, Vernonof a lease with Common Grounds of Eastern North Carolina.The Common Grounds org
Kinston City Council approves turn signal at Herritage, Vernon
Kinston Free Press / Posted yesterday
of a lease with Common Grounds of Eastern North Carolina.The Common Grounds organization has been leasing the property at Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and East Vernon Avenue since 2010 for a community garden. It is looking to expand its... Read more
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The Youngstown Vindicator
Vallourec reports earnings loss in first quarter 2016Vallourec reported adjusted first-quarter earnings in the negative Tuesday. Th
Vallourec reports earnings loss in first quarter 2016
The Youngstown Vindicator / Posted yesterday
Vallourec reported adjusted first-quarter earnings in the negative Tuesday. The company that operates Vallourec Star on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard saw a loss of $82.7 million in the first quarter, compared with a gain of $60.9 million... Read more
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The Youngstown Vindicator
Youngstown school officials seeking options for all-day preschoolboard has never publicly discussed the recommendation. Under Stohla’s draft pr
Youngstown school officials seeking options for all-day preschool
The Youngstown Vindicator / Posted yesterday
board has never publicly discussed the recommendation. Under Stohla’s draft program, Harding, Paul C. Bunn, Williamson, Martin Luther King Jr., William Holmes McGuffey and Taft Elementary schools were to become preschool-to-fifth-grade... Read more
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The Youngstown Vindicator
Vallourec 1Q earnings plummetVallourec reported adjusted first-quarter earnings in the negative Tuesday. Th
Vallourec 1Q earnings plummet
The Youngstown Vindicator / Posted yesterday
Vallourec reported adjusted first-quarter earnings in the negative Tuesday. The company that operates Vallourec Star on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard saw a loss of $82.7 million in the first quarter, compared with a gain of $60.9 million... Read more
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The Register NorthJersey.com
NJIT holds vigil after student killed at frat housetragedy” in his 25 years of working at the school. He said two people broke int
NJIT holds vigil after student killed at frat house
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted yesterday
tragedy” in his 25 years of working at the school. He said two people broke into the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity house on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard through a back door and went upstairs to a third-floor room where Micalizzi was awake and... Read more
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NJ.com
Vigil for fatally shot NJIT student is 'a prayer,' campus chaplain says23, was killed around 3 a.m. Monday as he tried to fight off two burglars in th
Vigil for fatally shot NJIT student is 'a prayer,' campus chaplain says
NJ.com / Posted yesterday
23, was killed around 3 a.m. Monday as he tried to fight off two burglars in the Tau Kappa Epsilon house on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, police sources said. The intruders fired multiple shots, which hit Micalizzi in the hand... Read more
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KGW Channel 8 Portland
City to help displaced Portlanders return to neighborhoodsa neighborhood that couldn't afford to shop there and needed housing, not store
City to help displaced Portlanders return to neighborhoods
KGW Channel 8 Portland / Posted yesterday
a neighborhood that couldn't afford to shop there and needed housing, not stores, it dropped plans to build on Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. and Alberta Street. That's when the city allocated $20 million to the housing budget to address... Read more
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Maneater
Top 5 Campus Eventsthat students can take into any career. Civil rights activist Diane Nash spoke
Top 5 Campus Events
Maneater / Posted yesterday
that students can take into any career. Civil rights activist Diane Nash spoke Jan. 20 at Missouri Theatre in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day four days prior. She spoke on the form of nonviolent activism she coins “agapic energy,” which she... Read more
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The Register NorthJersey.com
Vigil held for NJIT student killed at frat housetragedy” in his 25 years of working at the school. He said two people broke int
Vigil held for NJIT student killed at frat house
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted yesterday
tragedy” in his 25 years of working at the school. He said two people broke into the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity house on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard through a back door and went upstairs to a third-floor room where Micalizzi was awake and... Read more
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WTSP-TV Tampa
Missing Tampa teen locatedon Tuesday saying that the teen has been found. Oliver was reported missing Tu
Missing Tampa teen located
WTSP-TV Tampa / Posted yesterday
on Tuesday saying that the teen has been found. Oliver was reported missing Tuesday evening. Oliver was last seen on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and North 30th Street in East Tampa. She was wearing a grey shirt with "PACE School for... Read more
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WWL-TV, Channel 4 New Orleans
Working on the violence problem is the only way to stop itStand, that’s the topic of this week’s Commentary by Eyewitness News Political
Working on the violence problem is the only way to stop it
WWL-TV, Channel 4 New Orleans / Posted yesterday
Stand, that’s the topic of this week’s Commentary by Eyewitness News Political Analyst and Gambit columnist Clancy DuBos. Martin Luther King Jr. understood the dehumanizing effects of violence. It’s why he said, “Returning violence for violence... Read more
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CNBC
Apple CEO Tim Cook: US government is dysfunctionaland gifts to the world were unbelievable," Cook said. He also said he admires
Apple CEO Tim Cook: US government is dysfunctional
CNBC / Posted yesterday
and gifts to the world were unbelievable," Cook said. He also said he admires both Robert "Bobby" Kennedy and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for risking everything, including their lives, to push people towards inclusiveness. "They were all... Read more
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NBC Dallas Fort Worth
Historic South Dallas Church Vandalizedhurt them.” The church is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Historic South Dallas Church Vandalized
NBC Dallas Fort Worth / Posted yesterday
hurt them.” The church is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. During the 1960s, it was a meeting place for Martin Luther King Jr. and other members of the civil rights movement. Since then, the South Dallas community has come to... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
Sacramento police probe leaflets targeting Muslims, Latinos in midtown Sacramentoschool officials to obtain a restraining order to keep him off campus. He has
Sacramento police probe leaflets targeting Muslims, Latinos in midtown Sacramento
The Sacramento Bee / Posted yesterday
school officials to obtain a restraining order to keep him off campus. He has a history of opposing celebration of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. For several years in the 1980s, his group marked the day by distributing racist papers to... Read more
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New Bern Sun Journal
Coalition program to focus on factory animal feeding effectaccording to the release, “Muhammed will base her talk on ‘an injury to one is
Coalition program to focus on factory animal feeding effect
New Bern Sun Journal / Posted yesterday
according to the release, “Muhammed will base her talk on ‘an injury to one is an injury to all,’ in the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.”She has worked on several grants including the Community Health and Environmental Reawakening, in... Read more
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/Film
Fassbender Joins Entering Hades, Mackie to Play Cochranthe performances. In any case, this won’t be the first time Mackie has taken on
Fassbender Joins Entering Hades, Mackie to Play Cochran
/Film / Posted yesterday
the performances. In any case, this won’t be the first time Mackie has taken on a real-life figure – he’ll be seen as Martin Luther King Jr. in HBO’s All the Way later this year. Meanwhile, both Fassbender and Mackie can be seen as Magneto... Read more
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The Clarion-Ledger
History: Ida B. Wells refuses to give up seatagreed to stop mass demonstrations in return for Birmingham authorities ending
History: Ida B. Wells refuses to give up seat
The Clarion-Ledger / Posted yesterday
agreed to stop mass demonstrations in return for Birmingham authorities ending oppressive segregation laws and practices. Martin Luther King Jr. and Fred Shuttlesworth announced the settlement the next day. By this time, more than 2,400 had been... Read more
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The Register NorthJersey.com
Christie: Death of NJIT student killed at frat house 'an extraordinary tragedy'shot to death early Monday morning in what officials say was an attempted robbe
Christie: Death of NJIT student killed at frat house 'an extraordinary tragedy'
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted yesterday
shot to death early Monday morning in what officials say was an attempted robbery at the fraternity house he lived in on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. The investigation is ongoing. A pair of individuals broke into the home through the back door... Read more
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The Hollywood Reporter
Anthony Mackie to Play Johnnie Cochran in Signal Hill Moviewhere he will reprise his role as Falcon. Next up he'll star in the HBO movie
Anthony Mackie to Play Johnnie Cochran in Signal Hill Movie
The Hollywood Reporter / Posted yesterday
where he will reprise his role as Falcon. Next up he'll star in the HBO movie All the Way, playing Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. and will Jesse Owens in an upcoming biopic that he will also produce. He is repped by UTA and... Read more
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Arkansas Business
Ronald McDonald House Gets $1.2M From Mabee Foundationmoney will help pay for the new 32,000-SF Ronald McDonald House facility under
Ronald McDonald House Gets $1.2M From Mabee Foundation
Arkansas Business / Posted yesterday
money will help pay for the new 32,000-SF Ronald McDonald House facility under construction at the corner of 10th and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd in Little Rock. It's scheduled to open in November. To receive the donation, the nonprofit had... Read more
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NJ.com
No surprise slain NJIT student fought back, former teachers saybut he was justa nice guy." According to multiple police sources, Micalizzi wa
No surprise slain NJIT student fought back, former teachers say
NJ.com / Posted yesterday
but he was justa nice guy." According to multiple police sources, Micalizzi was inside the Tau Kappa Epsilon house on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard when two intruders entered through a rear door just after 3 a.m. After a struggle, they... Read more
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New University
STAND UP DR. WESTWest to the pulpit, carrying a message echoed throughout his social impact lect
STAND UP DR. WEST
New University / Posted yesterday
West to the pulpit, carrying a message echoed throughout his social impact lecture that honored the legacy of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The bombastic professor had the audience clapping, yelling “yes” and, in some instances, wiping away... Read more
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