BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Jan. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Just days before the nation commemorates the birth of Martin Luther King Jr., officials in Jefferson County announced plans to preserve and share a little known, yet significant piece of civil rights history sitting silently at the courthouse in downtown Birmingham. Jefferson County President Pro-Tem Lashunda Scales recently […]
DETROIT, Jan. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Rainbow PUSH founder and legendary civil rights leader, Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr., will host MLK national holiday at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, January 20, 2020 at historic Fox Theater in Detroit. The prestigious Let Freedom Ring Awards will be bestowed on four remarkable individuals whose work has promoted and protected freedom, opportunity, fairness and dignity, thus furthering the legacy […]
LOS ANGELES (PRWEB) November 19, 2017 — Tavis Smiley, in partnership with Mills Entertainment, the leading producer of alternative and branded live entertainment, announce the initial dates for the nationwide tour of DEATH OF A KING: A LIVE THEATRICAL EXPERIENCE. This multi-media stage presentation of Smiley’s best-selling book, Death of A King: The Real Story […]
A restaurant owner posted a demeaning Facebook message on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, playing into the racially charged stereotype of African Americans liking fried chicken and waffles with watermelon. The move sparked complaints about "outright" racism.
ATLANTA (AP) — Scott Shepherd didn’t fire the shot that killed Martin Luther King Jr., but the former Ku Klux Klan Grand Dragon says he has always felt remorse toward the family of the slain civil rights leader and all who honor his legacy. He reached for atonement Monday evening, sitting on a dais next […]
Shots rang out around 3:40 p.m. at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park in Miami, where thousands were gathered to celebrate the Civil Rights icon's legacy.
During the event, actors, activists, and musicians will pay homage to Dr. King with recitations of his most revered speeches, as well as musical performances.
Democratic frontrunner Bernie Sanders is bringing attention to the water crisis that is unfolding in Michigan. Sanders is calling for Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder to resign after the situation left over 30,000 people in Flint without drinkable tap water and thousands of people sick. “There are no excuses. The governor long ago knew about the […]
Check out all the happenings in and around Richmond on Martin Luther King Jr. Day… Monday: Jan. 17 10am, Mass Meeting at The Arthur Ashe Center, 3001 North Boulevard. 1pm, Worship Service at Sharon Baptist Church, 22 Leigh Street Henrico County: 9:30am, Church Service at St. Peter Baptust Church, 2040 Mountain Road, Glen Allen 11:30am, […]
Why Volunteer on King Day? With Dr. King’s leadership, our nation made great strides against racial discrimination and toward increased civil rights. Dr. King’s teachings can continue to guide us in addressing our nation’s most pressing social needs today. Each of us can contribute to strengthening our own communities by serving in Dr. King’s honor […]