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Rick Snyder's appointment of Bishop IRA Combs Jr. to the Michigan civil rights Commission. Combs, who leads Greater Bible Way Temple of the Apostolic Faith in Jackson, is known for his conservative views on social issues - including LGBT rights. Jackson pastors are urging Snyder or the Michigan ...
Durham State Rep. Mickey Michaux, 87, is retiring after nearly 45 years in politics. He's the dean of the General Assembly who insists that at the beginning, he had zero interest in being a politician. That is until a good friend finally convinced him to run. Martin Luther King Jr. (Yes, that Martin Luther King Jr.) ...

Later this month, the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Council is expected to approve renaming the Lexington Day Treatment Center to honor the civil rights activist and educator. Grevious died in January 2017. The center is a school operated jointly by the city, Fayette County public schools and the ...
Maxine Cousin, whose father's violent death in 1983 in the now-defunct city jail launched her on a 34-year campaign for equal rights and justice - notably as a plaintiff in the federal lawsuit which led to the restructuring of Chattanooga government in 1989 - died last week in a local hospital. She was 71.
Does this mean a future Doctor Who episode will explore the American civil rights struggle? Rosa Parks became a pivotal figure in the movement in 1955 after refusing to obey bus driver James F Blake's order to give up her seat in the "coloured section" to a white passenger, after the whites-only section ...
"There's a lot to be furious about," said Shaun King, the political commentator and civil rights activist. "But I'm also hopeful." It was Friday afternoon at Northeastern's Blackman Auditorium, and King was reflecting on the current state of affairs in the U.S. The nation's political climate, he explained, had ...

Civil-rights activist DeRay Mckesson speaks at a Black History Month event at Lynchburg College on Saturday, Feb. ... Geddis, who like Mckesson is gay, said the Black Lives Matter activist's dedication to social justice in the face of homophobia has encouraged countless other gay African-American men to ...
Speakers include David Goodman, the brother of Andrew Goodman, who was 20 years old when he and two other civil rights activists were ambushed and killed by Ku Klux Klansmen during Freedom Summer. Andrew Goodman, Michael Schwerner and James Chaney had been investigating the burning ...
Kerri Harris, a United States Air Force veteran and civil rights activist, plans to challenge Delaware's Senior U.S. Senator Tom Carper in this year's primary midterm elections. On Wednesday, Harris appeared LIVE in studio on the Susan Monday Show to discuss her decision to run, the campaign and her ...
She endured despicable jail conditions and other cruelties marching for civil rights alongside other African-Americans in Orangeburg, South Carolina, in the 1960s. Frances Hamilton was just a teenager on March 15, 1960, when she was arrested with more than 350 others protestors who marched in ...
Almost a week after Turning Point USA Founder and President Charlie Kirk visited Colorado State University, famed civil rights activist Angela Davis brought her ideas to the campus. Davis was the keynote speaker for Black History Month at an event put on by the Black/African-American cultural Center and ...
As Black History month gets underway, Von Blum hopes that anyone interested in the civil rights movement will start to learn more about the activists and events beyond well-known faces like Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks and Brown V. Board Of Education, which outlawed segregated schools. In "Civil ...
February is Black History Month and VIA transit is honoring an iconic civil rights activist and her achievements. Eyewitness News reporter Savannah Louie takes a ride on the bus to show us how. Savannah Louie, KENS 4:59 PM. CST February 05, 2018. CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN Google+ PINTEREST. Take a ride on ...
While their stories may not be widely known, countless dedicated, courageous women were key organizers and activists in the fight for civil rights. Without these women, the struggle for equality would have never been waged. "Women have been the backbone of the whole civil rights movement," activist ...
Parks and other civil rights activists organized the "Committee for Equal Justice for Mrs. Recy Taylor". In 1955, Parks became known as "the mother of the freedom movement" when she refused to give up her seat on a Montgomery bus. After her arrest, Parks became an icon of the civil rights Movement.
civil rights Activist Peggy Preacely was a prominent figure in the student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, or SNCC, whose members were heavily involved in the 1960s freedom movement in the South. Preacely says she had to learn how to "not react." "Growing up in Harlem I had to know how to fight ...
civil rights activist Rabbi Saul Berman discussed his involvement with the civil rights movement in Selma, Alabama, as the closing keynote address on ... During Berman's time in prison, police chief Wilson Baker offered to let the activists go as long as the clergymen agreed to leave Selma, Berman said.

New Brunswick, NJ - Over the past year, Rutgers University and the surrounding towns have been the target of bias and hate incidents. Locally, community activists have taken steps to combat these hate incidents, be it through art or community organizer. On Jan. 23, Rutgers University officials ...
New Brunswick, NJ - Over the past year, Rutgers University and the surrounding towns have been the target of bias and hate incidents. Locally, community activists have taken steps to combat these hate incidents, be it through art or community organizer. On Jan. 23, Rutgers University officials ...
Born in St. Louis, the son of a Methodist minister, Lester became a folk singer and organizer for the student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, and later one of its more radical voices as the civil rights Movement gave way to Black Power. His activism and books led to an appointment at the University of ...
Dr. Wyatt Tee Walker's daughter confirmed the veteran theologian and activist's death to The Associated Press/USA Today yesterday (January 23). Patrice Walker Powell said her father was either 88 or 89, based on varying family records. She added that he died at an assisted living facility in Chester, ...
ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- You may not expect upbeat music during a memorial service, but for the family and friends of Rosa Blue, it created a perfect atmosphere to say their final goodbye. In fact, services were called a "Home Going Celebration" instead of a funeral. The well-known Geneva civil rights activist ...
Iconic civil rights activist Frankie Muse Freeman was laid to rest Saturday morning at the Washington Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church, where she was a long-time member. She passed away on Friday, Jan. 12 at the age of 101. Attorney Freeman is survived by her daughter and four grandchildren.
The University of Alabama's decision to expel Harley Barber over racist videos she posted on social media was unconstitutional and should be rescinded, three prominent civil rights activists urged in an open letter to the college's president. While the former American Civil Liberties Union officials said they ...
Donna Thomas speaks to fifth graders about her experience marching alongside Martin Luther King on Friday at Longcoy Elementary school in Kent. (Leah Klafczynski/Beacon Journal/Ohio.com). Image 1 of 7. View Gallery. Full Screen Linked Image. By Theresa Cottom. Beacon Journal staff writer.
A Tuscaloosa native is going to become a member of the International civil rights Walk of Fame. Dr. Charles Steele Jr. worked alongside Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during the civil rights movement. Steele was a Central high school graduate who organized marches in Tuscaloosa. Steele will be in Atlanta ...
Wednesday, civil rights activist John Barnett said he met with Taylor and believes he's innocent. Barnett claimed that because Taylor only has one arm and he's never seen an alligator outside of a zoo, he couldn't have been involved. The FBI believes Taylor wasn't alone and says he failed a lie detector test when asked ...
I'm an activist and also a futurist," says Abrams. "It's just a continuation of what I've been doing for the last 75 years." Abrams has been a pivotal part of Little Rock history - a leader in the renaming of Martin Luther King, junior boulevard, the integration of central high school - and the first parade in Martin ...
Frankie Muse Freeman, a civil rights activist and the first woman to be appointed to the United States Commission on Civil rights, has died at the age of 101. Freeman's death was confirmed by her daughter, Shelbe Patricia Bullock on Friday, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. "She went peacefully with ...
McLemore became involved in the civil rights movement and student activism in the early 1960s. He was a member and activist for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). He has participated in voter ...
Augusta, GA. (WJBF)- "Martin has a dream. Martin has a dream," kids chanted in the parade. "He had a dream that all black boys and black girls and white boys and white girls would come together and be equal," 12-year-old Jeremiah Jackson who was at the parade told NewsChannel 6's Samantha ...
As a state coordinator with National Action Network, he and other civil rights activists expressed anger and outrage while standing together outside the Charleston County Courthouse in downtown Charleston. They talked about their frustration over the president's reportedly rude statement on people entering the country ...
But now Donald's family and civil rights activists claim police aren't telling the truth. "That day there was no resistance put up by Jason at all," said a family member. "The questions I hear about what he did or didn't possess are completely irrelevant. We saw on tape Jason was beaten and brutalized without ...
Dion Diamond was sitting at a "whites-only" lunch counter in Arlington, Va., in 1960 when a crowd started gathering around him. At the time, he was a young black man participating in a sit-in at a local five-and-dime store with a group of black and white university students, and they were drawing some ...
Lee: civil rights activists remember Martin Luther King. Posted Monday, January 8, 2018 2:12 pm. The Landing at Laurel Lake and Hevreh of Southern Berkshire will present "Memories of Martin: Reminiscences of civil rights activists" on Sunday, Jan. 14, in commemoration of Martin Luther King Day. This free event will ...
Both of these tragic deaths hold personal significance for my family. My parents, civil rights activists, were personally acquainted with the Rev. King. My mother, Sybil Morial, and King were students together at Boston University while she pursued her Masters Degree in education and he his PhD in theology.
"Second Chance was one of the best things that happened during that time," said Beauregard, whose mother, Grice's sister, also fought for civil rights. "My aunt had a lot of ways of giving people meaningful jobs, the ability to buy homes and take care of their families." In 1973, the California Supreme Court ...
There, she befriended Highlander founder Myles Horton and Johns Island activists Esau Jenkins and Septima Clark. She developed a keen interest in the civil rights movement and took pictures of the people leading the fight for justice. Her portrait of Parks is part of the Smithsonian collection. A set of her ...
An activist and writer, Erica had become an outspoken voice in the fight against police brutality. Thousands of people sent her well-wishes over the past week, including US politicians, artists, civil rights activists and others. After news of Garner's death broke, many took to social media to pay tribute to her.
Recy Taylor, who spearheaded an anti-rape activism movement in the Jim Crow South after she was abducted and brutally raped by six White men in 1944, passed away in Abbeville, Alabama on Thursday. She was 97. Taylor had been in good spirits on Wednesday before her sudden death in her sleep at ...
His views on the police evolved as relations between Latino activists and law enforcement officials warmed. "I saw a lot of injustices with the police, how they falsified reports," Padilla told the Weekly in a 2011 interview. "For 30 years we had a lot of complaints [of profiling]; we'd ask them to investigate it, and ...
Days after suffering a severe heart attack, Erica Garner--the 27-year-old civil rights activist and daughter of Eric Garner--was declared "brain dead with no chance of recovery" by doctors on Thursday, the New York Daily News has reported. Erica remains on life support, according to her mother, Esaw ...
When Marian Spencer was an undergraduate student at the University of Cincinnati more than 70 years ago, she wasn't allowed to live in a dorm on campus. Now, the civil rights activist's name will permanently reside on the university's newest residence hall. UC Board of Trustees voted Wednesday to ...
One day in 1973, Doug Jones was in a cotton tie mill in Fairfield's steel works, where red-bithot steel billets 10 feet long would "go through this press that would reduce it down to metal that would be real thin metal that would tie up bales of cotton,"Jones had just finished his first year at the University of ...
Speakers include David Goodman, the brother of Andrew Goodman, who was 20 years old when he and two other civil rights activists were ambushed and killed by Ku Klux Klansmen during Freedom Summer. Andrew Goodman, Michael Schwerner and James Chaney had been investigating the burning ...
ELLIE HALLENBORG/PHOTO EDITOR Local activists discussed the riots and fire that took place in a black Md. neighborhood in 1967. As part of Black History Month, the Homewood Museum invited Dion banks and Kisha Petticolas, co-founders of the community organization Eastern Shore Network for ...
I've been on every continent," she said. "I feel honored and blessed." family members described the 100-year-old as a seamstress, civil rights activist, mother, wife, and grandmother. Austin Disher is Guile's great-great grandson. He said he is proud of his grandmother, who accomplished many things in her ...
Activist and business owner Eula Johnson became the key figure in fighting for equality on South Florida beaches. Some people called her the Rosa Parks of South Florida. Johnson planned wade-ins at Fort Lauderdale Beach during the summer of 1961, even when the Ku Klux Klan threatened to ambush ...
Iconic civil rights activist Frankie Muse Freeman was laid to rest Saturday morning at the Washington Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church, where she was a long-time member. She passed away on Friday, Jan. 12 at the age of 101. Attorney Freeman is survived by her daughter and four grandchildren.
LANSING -- Dr. Diane Nash left Monday's crowd at the Lansing Center with a reading list. In her address at the 33rd Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Luncheon, Nash also stressed the importance of understanding that the civil rights movement didn't only belong to Dr. King. "If you understand that it ...


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