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Martin Luther King Day

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  • War memorial separates list of fallen soldiers by race, dividing a South Carolina city

    Along Main Street in a small South Carolina city, there is a war memorial honoring fallen World War I and II soldiers, dividing them into two categories: "white" and "colored." Welborn Adams, Greenwood's white Democratic-leaning mayor, believes the...
  • Capital Prep-Mercy Girls Basketball Game: 'A Great Environment'

    Capital Prep-Mercy Girls Basketball Game: 'A Great Environment'
    Despite the lopsided score, the Capital Prep-Mercy game on Monday at the University of Hartford was a rousing success, drawing almost 2,000 people to watch a girls basketball game. Capital Prep, No. 1 in The Courant's state rankings, beat No. 2 Mercy 88-...
  • Hate speech spray-painted on Montgomery County home on MLK Day

    Hate speech spray-painted on Montgomery County home on MLK Day
    CHEVY CHASE, Md. (AP) — Montgomery County police say they're investigating a hate crime after a racial epithet was found spray-painted on a garage door in Chevy Chase on Martin Luther King Day. Police say a neighbor saw the slur, painted in big...
  • Capital Prep Girls Dominate Mercy, 88-48

    Capital Prep Girls Dominate Mercy, 88-48
    WEST HARTFORD – Kiah Gillespie got up at 7 a.m. Monday and was ready to play. Her teammate Desiree Elmore was so ready she said she would have played at 3 in the morning. But the Capital Prep girls basketball team, No. 1 in the Courant's...
  • Recent police shootings add significance to L.A. King day celebration

    Recent police shootings add significance to L.A. King day celebration
    Tens of thousands of people lined up along Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in South Los Angeles on Monday for the 30th annual Kingdom Day Parade, celebrating the life of the legendary civil rights leader while dancing to the beat of marching bands and...
  • Weekly jobless claims rise but remain low

    More Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week, but applications rose less than expected, holding at a level that signals a strong job market. Initial claims for jobless benefits rose 11,000, to 278,000, for the week ended Jan. 31, the Labor...
  • Program helps empower youths

    Program helps empower youths
    When Vivian Jackson moved to Dania Beach, she began hunting for recreational activities for her three children. The single mom found programs in Cooper City and Hollywood, but nothing in her neighborhood. Wanting to change that, Jackson created the CARE...
  • Flyers getting closer to full strength

    Flyers getting closer to full strength
    VOORHEES — At least the Flyers will have close to a full line-up when they play the New York Islanders on Thursday night. That wasn't the case when they were bullied out of Nassau Coliseum in a Jan. 19/Martin Luther King Day matinee game, 7-4....
  • Honoring MLK's commitment to service

     Honoring MLK's commitment to service
    Can volunteering to make a blanket in Winnetka for the homeless in Chicago combat social injustice? William Traynor said he believes it can. With his young daughter, Kylie, and niece Erin, by his side, Traynor and several hundred others knuckled down at...
  • District 181 extends school year two days

    District 181 extends school year two days
    Assuming no additional missed school days because of bad weather or other emergencies, students in Hinsdale-Clarendon Hills Elementary District 181 may finish the 2014-15 school year a bit later than initially planned. June 9, a Tuesday, may now be the...
  • Education notebook: Virginia Wesleyan to host Buddhism scholar, Hampton NAACP to host education forum, TNCC adds paramedic training

    Virginia Wesleyan College's Center for the Study of Religious Freedom will host Rita M. Gross, a religious studies scholar and advanced Buddhist practitioner, for two events this week on campus. Both programs are free and open to the public. The...