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Martin Luther King Jr.

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  • Was Martin Luther King wrong?

    "The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice," the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. assured his followers. But was he right? The arc of American history, at least, has a different shape. During the 19th century, a high point for...
  • Aspiring Edgewood writer, 13, wins national essay contest

    Josiah Taft of Edgewood is the first-place winner in a national patriotic essay contest sponsored by the National Society of Colonial Wars Inc. Josiah, the son of Brad and MaryAnn Taft, is 13 years old and in eighth grade. He has been home-schooled...
  • Letters from the Editor: Clippers' controversy hits close to home

    Letters from the Editor: Clippers' controversy hits close to home
    My family became Clippers' fans last year. I know what you're thinking, but we didn't hop on the bandwagon. The nephew of one of the players is in my daughter's second-grade class. When school started in September, he told her about his uncle, whom...
  • Belafonte reflects on civil rights Movement, Martin Luther King at University of Baltimore

    Belafonte reflects on civil rights Movement, Martin Luther King at University of Baltimore
    A red-faced state trooper hardly acknowledged Harry Belafonte before a 1967 performance at the University of Baltimore during heat of the civil rights movement. After the show, part of a tour with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., an envelope from the trooper...
  • Why don't the brave KKK members rally in Allentown?

    There was a startling news item this week from Fairview Township, northern York County, where a gallant "neighborhood watch" has come to the rescue of the residents of Ridge Road. I was startled because I once lived near Ridge Road in that township. I...
  • Georgia's sweeping new gun law allows guns in bars, churches

    In Georgia, it will soon be legal to carry a gun in more places -- including bars, churches and government buildings -- following Gov. Nathan Deal’s signing Wednesday of a bill celebrated by supporters as a victory for the 2nd Amendment but...
  • Misconstrued words

    I hope readers will not be misled by the Scott Stantis cartoon in the April 25 Tribune. Martin Luther King Jr., and the Civil Rights Movement more generally, were firm proponents of Affirmative Action. King wrote in a letter, “It is impossible...
  • Tavis Smiley Receives Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

    Tavis Smiley has what could be deemed the perfect talkshow host name -- upbeat and amiable -- but growing up, he was often the butt of belittling schoolyard jokes. "When I was a kid, I hated my name," says the Midwesterner whose childhood pipedream was...
  • Maya Angelou, poet and civil rights advocate, dies at 86

    Maya Angelou, poet and civil rights advocate, dies at 86
    Poet, memoirist and performer Maya Angelou has died at age 86, Wake Forest University announced Wednesday. The multi-talented artist was also a celebrated civil rights advocate and pioneer. As a poet, Angelou was best known for reading at President...
  • Man breaks into National Civil Rights Museum, takes nap

    Man breaks into National Civil Rights Museum, takes nap
    A man broke into the Lorraine Motel this week and took a nap on a bed inside room 308, just a few doors down from room 306, where Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, WMCTV reports.  When security officers heard a window break early...
  • The Rev. Gerald W. 'Jerry' Weiss, United Methodist pastor

    The Rev. Gerald W. 'Jerry' Weiss, United Methodist pastor
    The Rev. Gerald W. "Jerry" Weiss, a pastor of United Methodist churches in Maryland who enjoyed collecting and repairing antique clocks, died April 6 of heart failure at the Charlestown retirement community. He was 84. "His use by God went beyond local...