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Martin Luther King Day

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  • MLK inspires kids to write get well cards to kids at Waukegan hospital

    MLK inspires kids to write get well cards to kids at Waukegan hospital
    Children recovering from various illnesses on the pediatric floor of the Vista East Medical Center in Waukegan will soon receive brightly colored get well cards with words of encouragement. The heartfelt messages were the inspirational result of a Dr....
  • Spady Museum's MLK Breakfast inspires community

    Spady Museum's MLK Breakfast inspires community
    With an energizing round of speeches, the Spady Cultural Heritage Museum celebrated Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy at its 15th annual breakfast. "Be inspired to serve your community. Martin Luther King Day isn't about a day off but a day on," said...
  • With 'Selma' and Ferguson, MLK Day events more meaningful

    With 'Selma' and Ferguson, MLK Day events more meaningful
    Roberta Meek's memory of the day she met the man is fading. It was 1965 or 1967. She was 9 years old or 11 years old. She and her father walked through a hotel lobby in Philadelphia, his big hand cradling her little one. She recognized a man striding...
  • Why we honor MLK

    Why we honor MLK
    It's been half a century since hundreds of marchers, determined to secure southern blacks' right to vote, set off across the Edmund Pettus Bridge outside Selma, Ala., on their way to the state capitol in Montgomery. The demonstrators intended to present...
  • MLK closings: SunRail, schools closed Monday

    SunRail riders who have to work Monday will need to make other arrangements. Central Florida's commuter-rail service will be closed for the Martin Luther King Day holiday. Normal service will resume Tuesday. All federal offices will be closed, and there...
  • Martin Luther King Day celebrations in the Lehigh Valley

    •The Oscar-nominated movie "Selma" is being offered for free to anyone 17 and younger at the Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas at ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. Showtimes are 12:30, 3:15 and 6 p.m. There is a four-ticket-...
  • Fatal crash, 49-car wreck follow unexpected freezing rain in Baltimore area

    Fatal crash, 49-car wreck follow unexpected freezing rain in Baltimore area
    A fatal crash in northern Harford County and a 49-car wreck near the Baltimore-Howard county line followed a slippery Sunday morning that began with an unexpected band of freezing rain. Police in multiple jurisdictions reported crashes "way too many to...
  • No better day, no better time

    No better day, no better time
    The recent spate of shooting deaths in Miami's Liberty City are deeply disturbing and, unfortunately, almost seen as part of the norm of urban America. Turning the tide against crime, poverty and a growing sense of hopelessness is never easy. If ever...
  • 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...