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Martin Luther King Day

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  • Day honoring King's legacy comes amid calls for renewed activism

    ATLANTA Drawing from the film "Selma," ongoing protests over police-involved shootings and global acts of terror, faith and academic leaders Monday prescribed the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to help heal a still-fractured world. Speaking at...
  • King's message of civil disobedience resonates among protesters

    King's message of civil disobedience resonates among protesters
    When he first heard that a white police officer had fatally shot a young black man near St. Louis last summer, the Rev. Jamal Bryant got a sick feeling in his stomach. Then a friend sent video. "Seeing Michael Brown's body on the ground, covered in...
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day events in the Lehigh Valley

    Martin Luther King Jr. Day events in the Lehigh Valley
    Events commemorating Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the Lehigh Valley: Monday, Jan. 19 •The Oscar-nominated movie "Selma" is being shown for free to anyone 17 and younger at the Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas at ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks, 101...
  • From Run the Jewels to J. Cole, how today's musicians carry on Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy

    From Run the Jewels to J. Cole, how today's musicians carry on Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy
    At the recent 2015 Golden Globe Awards, show host Tina Fey delivered one of the most poignant and effective jokes of the evening in regard to the multi-nominated film “Selma,” based on the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.-led voting rights march...
  • From the archives: Evanston church hears Dr. King

    Editor's note: On the eve of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we look back more than 50 years to a Sunday in 1963 when the reverend delivered a sermon to an Evanston congregation. The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. explored the parable of the Good Samaritan...
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day closings for the Chicago area

    Martin Luther King Jr. Day closings for the Chicago area
    Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a federal holiday. These public services will be affected then: Schools: Chicago Public Schools will be closed. Most suburban schools will be closed; check your local district. Government offices: Federal, state,...
  • James P. West: Martin Luther King Jr.'s actions, 'Earthrise' photo capture spirit of humanity

    The racial tension in Ferguson, Mo., and New York may appear as a major setback for the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. Yet King, who was never one to be discouraged by setbacks, deserves more than ever to be remembered as a unique American whose ideas...
  • Black ice remains a threat in Philadelphia

    PHILADELPHIA A day after three people died in a series of pileups on icy interstates in the Philadelphia area, officials are warning motorists to drive carefully because of a new threat of black ice. Crews were out all night treating major thoroughfares,...
  • Boys' Basketball: Edison grinds out victory

    Boys' Basketball: Edison grinds out victory
    On opening night of the Sunset League boys' race last Friday, one of the key games had Edison traveling to face Huntington Beach. Both the Chargers and Oilers entered league play having successfully maneuvered through preseason play with 12 victories...
  • Mostly sunny and nice this week

    Mostly sunny and nice this week
    Expect an overall nice week with cool mornings, mild afternoons and lots of sun. The chance of rain increases by Thursday and Friday. South Florida's Martin Luther King Jr. Day forecast: Mostly sunny with afternoon highs in the mid 70s and evening...
  • Five things for Monday, Jan. 19

    Five things for Monday, Jan. 19
    Here are your stories for Monday in Central Florida: Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade; shooting at an apartment complex; Brazilian tourists; Pats and Hawks headed to Super Bowl; and more. It's Martin Luther King Jr. Day. See photos of Saturday's parade...