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Martin Luther King Day

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  • Newest black leaders coming from all walks of life

    Newest black leaders coming from all walks of life
    The message is as important as ever, but the ones delivering it have changed. As South Florida celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day, professors, pastors and public servants say unlike black leaders of the past, who came from the church, today's leaders...
  • 'Ride Along' cruising to victory over 'Lone Survivor,' 'Jack Ryan'

    It looks like Kevin Hart will easily lock up a first-place finish at the box office during the busy Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend, coming in ahead of last week's victor "Lone Survivor" and the new "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit."  Universal Pictures'...
  • Box Office: 'Ride Along' Cruising to Certain Victory with $40 Million Over MLK Holiday Weekend

    It's looking like a good long weekend for Universal, with a decisive bow for "Ride Along" and a strong soph performance from "Lone Survivor" sure to take first and second place over the holiday weekend. "Ride Along" opened to $14.4 million Friday, and is...
  • Colby fire is 78% contained; all evacuation orders lifted

    Colby fire is 78% contained; all evacuation orders lifted
    After being driven for days by dry weather and high winds, the Colby fire was 78% contained Sunday morning, officials said, as firefighters made significant gains on the blaze near Glendora and Azusa. The last mandatory evacuation order in connection...
  • Nation honors Martin Luther King: parades, service, 'no shots fired'

    Nation honors Martin Luther King: parades, service, 'no shots fired'
    With calls for a day of service to the poor and a renewed commitment to nonviolence, Americans on Monday commemorated Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the federal holiday that honors the slain civil rights leader. President Obama and his wife, Michelle, will...
  • Greg Mortenson of 'Three Cups of Tea' returns to explain his actions

    Bestselling author Greg Mortenson agreed in 2012 to return $1 million to the charity he founded as part of a settlement over misuse of funds. The charity, the Central Asia Institute, was designed to build schools in remote regions of Afghanistan and...
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day marked by 'No Shots Fired' plea

    Martin Luther King Jr. Day marked by 'No Shots Fired' plea
    Martin Luther King, Jr., was honored Monday with parades, marches, a Google Doodle -- and a poignant plea to turn this holiday into a "No Shots Fired" Day. The King Center, devoted to King's philosophy of nonviolence while working to eliminate poverty...
  • 'Ride Along' wins at box office over Martin Luther King Day weekend

    The cop comedy “Ride Along” drove past expectations to win at the box office and set records over the Martin Luther King Day weekend, proving again that studios shouldn’t underestimate the diverse film audience. The Universal...
  • Is it too soon for Martin Luther King Day sales?

    Is it too soon for Martin Luther King Day sales?
    In the early 1980s, I was a (youthful) member of the editorial board of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette when the topic turned to the proposal for a national holiday to honor Martin Luther King Jr. Playing devil’s advocate, I asked whether a King holiday...
  • Martin Luther King Jr.: A lesson in freedom for conservatives and libertarians

    Martin Luther King Jr.: A lesson in freedom for conservatives and libertarians
    One of the great ironies of history and contemporary politics is that the word “freedom,” so central to Martin Luther King Jr.’s life’s work, has largely come to be associated with conservative and libertarian groups whose use of...
  • Parade, art museum activities, honor King's legacy

    Parade, art museum activities, honor King's legacy
    Shelia Burkhalter and her 8-year-old daughter, Sydney, spent Monday afternoon cutting out maps, drawing and writing in matching books titled, "My personal journey." The Burkhalters were participating in a day of activities at the Walters Art Museum to...