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  • Protesters urge Confederate group to move event held on MLK weekend

    Protesters urge Confederate group to move event held on MLK weekend
    It was, according to some, not a sight one would expect to see on the weekend celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday — dozens of men in Confederate regalia marching in the streets of Baltimore and giving speeches praising generals...
  • From this Selma house, Martin Luther King made civil rights history

     From this Selma house, Martin Luther King made civil rights history
    Jawana Jackson scrunched her eyebrows, momentarily puzzled as she stared at a bedroom bureau. "I really thought the pajamas were in one of these drawers," she said in the tone of an aunt concerned that her visiting nephew might go without proper...
  • Dr. Martin Luther King celebrated with community service, parades

    Shelsea Romney, 15, could have slept in as others did on Monday's Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, or seen the movie "Selma" about the civil rights icon, as some of her friends were doing. Instead, she joined her mother, her two sisters, and about 30...
  • Dr. Martin Luther King holiday events in Baltimore, Annapolis

    Dr. Martin Luther King holiday events in Baltimore, Annapolis
    A number of events are planned for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday: • Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts will host the 15th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. parade. The parade begins at 11:30...
  • MLK parade to cause road closures, parking restrictions Monday

    MLK parade to cause road closures, parking restrictions Monday
    The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parade will cause road closures and parking restrictions in Baltimore on Monday, particularly along the corridor named for the civil rights pioneer. Commuters on Monday, which is a holiday in honor of King, should expect...
  • Quickly, Jan. 13: 'Who robs a Radio Shack?'

    Cannot help but think that Martin Luther King Jr. would have expected President Obama to represent the United States at the Paris Unity Rally. Sometimes I cannot understand what Obama’s strategy for the remainder of his term is going to be. This...
  • Hundreds march against police brutality on MLK Day

    Hundreds march against police brutality on MLK Day
    Several hundred people marched Monday in Chicago to voice concern over police brutality and racial profiling in the U.S. The march, which followed a 4-mile route that wound from River North to the Chicago Board of Trade, was one of several that took place...
  • Trayvon Martin, others make New Yorker cover

    Trayvon Martin, others make New Yorker cover
    For Martin Luther King Jr. Day, The New Yorker has tied the civil rights leader's legacy to current events. King is shown in the Jan. 26 cover drawing along with Trayvon Martin and other young men of color who were killed at early ages. They are shown...
  • 818 Roundup: Burbank filmmakers in the running for Super Bowl commercial; Glendale councilwoman marches in Paris

    818 Roundup: Burbank filmmakers in the running for Super Bowl commercial; Glendale councilwoman marches in Paris
    Good morning, 818! We hope you had a great weekend. Today is Monday, Jan. 19, 2015 -- Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Temperatures for today are expected to reach a high of 74 degrees and a low of 48 degrees with partly cloudy skies in the evening, according...
  • Monday: Eat. Drink. Do.

    Monday: Eat. Drink. Do.
    5 things to do this weekend in Chicago EAT Throwback Burger Umami Burger 1480 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-423-2005 The Los Angeles-based chain puts its spin on the classic burger with this menu addition that features two beef patties, white cheddar cheese,...
  • John Lewis tells his truth about 'Selma'

    The role of art in our society is not to reenact history but to offer an interpretation of human experience as seen through the eyes of the artist. The philosopher Aristotle says it best: “The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of...