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Martin Luther King, Jr. – The Other America 2.0
January 13, 2022
In 1967, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., espoused that America literally existed as two Americas.  In his depiction of the two Americas, Dr. King spoke of one America where the land overflowed with the “milk of prosperity and the honey of opportunity.”  King implored Blacks to imagine experiencing the unencumbered pursuit of happiness.  ... read more »
January 13: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday Denied to Become State Holiday,1987
January 13, 2022
January 13: Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday was Denied to Become State Holiday,1987 ... read more »
Giving Thanks
November 25, 2021
“In everything give thanks.” That Bible verse can be hard to put into practice. Just by being alive we can be sure of having moments of sadness as well as happiness. When you’re active in politics, you experience both wins and losses. Sometimes it can be hard to feel grateful. ... read more »
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Malikah Shabazz, a daughter of Malcolm X, dies at 56
November 23, 2021
Malikah Shabazz, one of six daughters of slain civil rights leader Malcolm X, was found dead in her home in New York City, police said Tuesday. She was 56. Shabazz was found Monday in her home in Brooklyn, a police spokesperson said. Her death appeared to be from natural causes, he said. ... read more »
Wilmington Highlights Black Art with Return of Exhibition
November 1, 2021
The National Guard had occupied Delaware's largest city for nine months in the wake of Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination, and the trauma from both of these events left the Black community reeling, marking a moment in Wilmington's history that city residents still recall today. ... read more »
October 14: Martin Luther King Jr. received a Nobel Peace Prize, 1964
October 14, 2021
October 14: Martin Luther King Jr. received a Nobel Peace Prize, 1964 ... read more »
Couple Preserving Florida House Linked to Martin Luther King
October 11, 2021
A house connected to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is now in the hands of a couple who plans to preserve it. ... read more »
Metro Officials Give Update on Crenshaw/LAX Project
October 7, 2021
Metro’s Crenshaw/LAX Transit Line is moving closer to opening, according to CEO Stephanie Wiggins and top managers assigned to the project.   ... read more »
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Church of MLK’s 1st leadership position gets museum funding
August 16, 2021
As the Alabama church where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was elected to his first leadership position in the civil rights movement marks its 155th anniversary, work has begun to make a museum out of the crumbling building where that vote was taken. ... read more »
Honoring the Revolution in Watts
August 11, 2021
On August 11, the uprisings that took place in 1965 are still felt today. The “Watts Rebellion,” marched to a familiar tune of racial injustice. The tip of the iceberg that had a titanic effect on the local community, was fueled by a police act. ... read more »
Stacey Abrams, Black Lives Matter are Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize
February 11, 2021
Both Stacey Abrams and the Black Lives Matter movement have been nominated to win the Nobel Peace Prize. ... read more »
Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital Receives $500,000 BOFA Grant to Train and Hire More Healthcare Professionals in South L.A.
February 11, 2021
To help meet the increased demand for highly-trained nurses and essential healthcare workers in medically-underserved areas like South Los Angeles, Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital (MLKCH) announced it has received a half million dollar grant from Bank of America to expand its healthcare worker career programs.  ... read more »
Council Member Mark-Ridley Thomas Reflects on Martin Luther King’s Mission During 29th Annual Empowerment Congress Summit
January 21, 2021
The awareness brought on by activist Martin Luther King Jr., outlined a plan for empowerment; he addressed it to a society founded on freedom. King spoke of unity in a time of division, to celebrate his life and reflect on what he stood for, Councilmember Mark Ridley-Thomas paid tribute to King’s accomplishments; by curating the 29th Annual Empowerment Congress Summit during the week the nation celebrated Martin Luther King Day. ... read more »
Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Everlasting Legacy for Peace in the Face of Racism and Violence
January 14, 2021
“Men, for years now, have been talking about war and peace.  But now, no longer can they just talk about it. It is no longer the choice between violence and nonviolence in this world, it’s non-violence or nonexistence—that is where we are today.” - Martin Luther King, Jr., 1968. ... read more »
Georgia voters will decide fate of Senate and a new South
December 3, 2020
On Jan. 5, Georgia voters will decide the runoff for their two U.S. Senate seats. Their votes will determine whether Republicans retain control of the Senate or whether Democrats gain a 50-50 tie, with Vice President Kamala Harris the tie-breaking vote. ... read more »
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