Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dan Rather Just Gave The Best Response To Trump’s NFL Remarks

Friday night, President Trump stood before a crowd of his devotees in Alabama and called NFL players “sons of bitches” for their respectful protest …

Donald Trump

Before Trump vs. the NFL, there was Jackie Robinson vs. JFK

President Trump ignited a firestorm this weekend by demanding NFL owners fire players who kneel during the national anthem, setting off a wave of protests by players, coaches and even owners that riveted the country Sunday. But long before Colin Kaepernick and other NFL players drew Trump’s ire, …

Black History

Amid Trump’s NFL war, photos of Martin Luther King Jr. ‘taking a knee’ resurface

Amid President Trump’s escalating war on NFL players who take a knee during the national anthem, photos of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. kneeling in prayer — and protest — resurfaced online over the weekend.<p>On Saturday, the nonprofit Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social …

Black History

Vietnam And The Right To Kneel

A few weeks ago, in the run-up to the PBS airing of Ken Burns’ documentary on Vietnam, I was asked by several friends for my opinion on that period of time in which the United States was being whipsawed emotionally, politically, financially, and, most important, mortally, by our involvement in the …

Department of Veterans Affairs

Addressing white supremacy can’t be a losing fight for progressives

It’s time to be intentional about fighting against all forms of inequality in our country<p>Diallo Brooks2017-09-24T13:00:42Z•2017-09-24T13:00:42Z•0 Comments<p>0 Comments<p><i>“Now our struggle is for genuine equality, which means economic equality. For we know now, that it isn't enough to integrate lunch</i> …

Liberal View

Plans floated to ease traffic in Fayetteville

FAYETTEVILLE — Drivers in a few years are expected to get some relief from a major traffic bottleneck in Northwest Arkansas, but highway officials …

Transportation

Pedestrian struck on NE Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard

A man is in the hospital after he was struck by a driver in Northeast Portland, police say.<p>Portland Police responded to the intersection of Northeast …

Black History

Grizzlies announce 2017 training camp roster

The Memphis Grizzlies today announced their 2017 training camp roster. The team will hold Grizzlies 2017 Training Camp, presented by Mid-South Ford …

Basketball

Fans Should Boycott NFL Games Over National Anthem Protests, Trump Says

The president said he wanted NFL owners to "get that son of a bitch off the field," an implicit reference to Colin Kaepernick and others who have protested like him.<p>President Donald Trump went after players protesting in the National Football League during his speech Friday in Alabama to campaign …

News (U.S.)

New Atlanta Planning Book Takes Cue From Martin Luther King Jr.

Atlanta is projecting astronomical growth over the next 20 years, and the city has a new book intended to guide population growth by considering …

Cities

Where could a Martin Luther King statue go in Boston?

Perhaps it could be erected on the Common, an obvious option, where the sculpture of Civil War Colonel Robert Gould Shaw and the all-black …

Black History

"There Is So Much That Needs To Be Done'': Meet The People Of Memphis

For some, the Tennessee city is home. For others, it's hope.<p>Memphis, Tennessee. was stop four on our Listen to America road trip. While walking the streets that Martin Luther King Jr. and Elvis Presley once walked, we spoke to many of the locals to find out what brought them to Memphis. Here’s what …

News (U.S.)

Theatrical production to showcase last year of King's life

You think you know Martin Luther King Jr.'s story? Tavis Smiley is willing to bet you don't.<p>The radio and TV host is planning a nationwide tour next …

Entertainment

Forget free trade – we should be embracing pain-free trade

All one wants is for a normally sane individual not to tear their hair out over the simple things in life<p>You can try to change people’s minds, but this is difficult. You can bribe people to change their behaviour, but it’s expensive. Far simpler is to make the new behaviour easy and enjoyable in …

Free Trade

One D.C. Public Library In Each Ward Will Open For Select Holidays

District residents will be able to visit one D.C. public library in each ward during select holidays beginning in October.<p>The new hours are a result …

Washington D.C.

What could a King memorial in Boston look like?

When Mayor Marty Walsh announced Wednesday that he’d support the commission of a Boston monument to Martin Luther King Jr., it was viewed by many as …

Black History

Seven Signs of Liberal Privilege

Posted: Sep 20, 2017 10:31 AM<p>Alongside accusations of racism, sexism, homophobia, and Islamophobia, we can now list “white privilege” and “male …

Conservative View

Who was Izola Curry? And why did she try to kill Martin Luther King Jr.?

On Sept. 20, 1958, Izola Ware Curry, a poor and “demented” woman from Georgia, became a footnote in history when she tried to kill Martin Luther King …

Black History

What is a millennial?

You may not want to admit it, but if you were born between the early 1980’s to the mid-1990’s, you, my friend, are a millennial.<p>This group of people …

Millennials

Check out some of the world’s most famous statues as you’ve never seen them before

The world’s most famous statues have been cast in a new light after being expertly colourised. Vivid colour images showcase the Statue of David by Michelangelo with the white marble now a skin-coloured hue, Lord Nelson in London with a blue uniform and a red sash, and<br>Martin Luther King in …

Travel

Boston Seeks A New Statue To Honor Martin Luther King Jr.'s Legacy

Support the news<p>The city of Boston, in partnership with a prominent tech entrepreneur, announced Wednesday its plans to construct a grand memorial …

Black History

Berkeley middle school reports possible child abduction attempt

A Berkeley middle school student said she was approached at a bus stop Wednesday morning by a man in a green van who tried to get her into his …

Policing

Mayor backs new plan to build Martin Luther King Jr. memorial in Boston

Mayor Martin J. Walsh plans to throw his support behind a campaign by a well-known Boston tech entrepreneur to commission a monument to Martin Luther …

Boston

Kayak founder Paul English's newest venture: a Boston MLK memorial

Boston has long been promised a statue or memorial to honor the civil rights leader, who received his PhD at Boston University. A tech entrepreneur …

Boston

The power of love - CNA Columns: Bishops' Corner

Our long, difficult summer in this country seems to continue without end.<p>Even as the violence of Charlottesville and its aftermath still weigh heavy …

Catholicism

This Is Why We Chose Our Local Public School (Over Private And Charter Options)

When parents ask me where my daughter is going to kindergarten, I tell them my local, public, elementary school. Many are surprised, and follow the …

Education

Black America's complicated relationship with the flag and its celebrations | Opinion | NOLA.com

In March 1916 a reader with a "boyish hand" wrote The New York Age seeking that black newspaper's position on Hubert Evans, an 11-year-old black boy …

New Orleans

How Antifa Violence Has Split the Left

BERKELEY, Calif.—Thousands of protesters converged on Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park one Sunday late last month to confront far-right activists. Among them were dozens dressed in black with faces masked.<p>Organizers on bullhorns called for the crowd to be “defensive,” but matters didn’t …

News (U.S.)

The apotheosis of the religious right

His name is Judge Roy Moore.

Equality

Ashish's Latest Collection Is "About Finding Hope In Dark Times"

"Only in the darkness can you see the stars" was the ever-powerful Martin Luther King Jr. quote at the center of Ashish's spring 2018 collection. …

Fashion