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Now, local civil rights activists are planning to launch a petition to save their efforts to rename the Paseo after King -- if the city council doesn't get involved. "We felt this was an insult," said the Rev. Sam Mann said, the vice president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference of Greater Kansas City.
Five decades later, Johnson is the dean of civil rights activists in Dallas, dedicated to passing on the hard-won lessons of the civil rights movement to a ... Johnson eventually left school to work full time for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), the civil rights organization founded by King.

He followed up his career in King's Southern Christian Leadership Conference with nearly four decades as a Georgia legislator, pushing legislation that ... Brittany Packnett, 33, who became an activist after Michael Brown was killed by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, in 2014, said her activism is ...
Though she did not later become one of the many famous black activists of the 1950s and 1960s, Linda Brown, who passed away last week at age 75, .... Southern Christian Leadership Conference recruited school kids—teenagers, pre-teens, and even elementary school students—to take to the streets.
The Kansas-based group picketed outside Rancho Romero Elementary school for its gender equality less plan and for allowing a transgender ... the LGBT students and to "remind folks that the small hate group does not speak for the broader Christian community or speak for the faith community as a whole.
The conservative blog Activist Mommy posted an article analyzing the “blasphemous” use of religious imagery in the brand's logo, according to the Toronto Star. "The name, 'Sweet Jesus' refers to a blasphemous expression one might use when thoroughly enjoying one of the company's ice cream cones ...

Her 17-year-old daughter, Grace, was just about to go to a Christian rock concert in Kansas City. Conley felt compelled to warn her. "If she hears ... Proud of the young activists, James was strident in likening their passion to the activism of another era. "I used to stand here, in Theis Park, on a stage like this, ...
But, I have to confess, the Kansas City Royals have astounded even this veteran observer. A week or so ago, the ... The local Christian activists went up the wall, and so did the fundamentalists on Muser's team, one of whom was Mike Sweeney, who was the franchise cornerstone. Muser was gone by the ...
The music of Dan Schutte, a composer of Catholic hymns, is a staple at Visitation Parish in the heart of Kansas City. The man himself is less welcome. The renowned composer has been disinvited from a scheduled April 28 concert. That alone is shocking, as the lyrical, soothing tones of his work are heard ...
LGBTQ advocates, however, were just as quick to point to Pompeo's extensive record — mostly as a congressman from Kansas, before becoming CIA director last ... In contrast, Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, a conservative Christian think tank, praised Trump's choice of Pompeo, ...
The holiday as we know it in America was promoted by activists to celebrate Irish culture, in order to fight prejudice against Irish immigrants. Today ... referring to the book Jews use as a guide at Passover Seder, or ritual meal, "but we know the Passover story because we grew up in a Christian household.".
Before the march began, activists took to the stage and spoke of their struggles and triumphs. ... An activist from the Christian community excoriated the government for ignoring the scourge of forced conversions, where Muslim men kidnap minority women, force them to convert to Islam and marry them ...
While some bluish states are considering tightening gun-control laws, red states like Kansas, Indiana, and South Dakota have actually responded to .... As a movement dominated by white Christian men, contemporary conservatives see themselves on the losing side of the great power shifts of our age.
The op-ed comes directly after the rapper cancelled a performance at Kansas City's The Riot Room due to the fact that the Norwegian black metal band ... Kweli's new essay opens by discussing far-right activist Jeremy Christian, who killed three men on a bus in Portland when they tried to defend a young ...
81 People's Liberation Army Hospital in eastern Jiangsu province for a minor stomachache, a relative of Li's told Bob Fu, a religious activist who has known the lawyer for over a decade. Fu said in a statement through his U.S.-based Christian nonprofit group China Aid that the "Chinese regime should be ...
A Christian school in Post Falls is moving forward with its raffle, planned for March 10, which includes a chance to win a firearm, among other items. Classical Christian Academy said it had received "many supportive calls, as well as a few critical comments." ...
His leadership summits and crusades in more than 185 countries and territories forged powerful global links among conservative Christians, and threw a .... Graham was no social activist and never joined marches, which led prominent Christians such as theologian Reinhold Niebuhr to publicly condemn ...

Fundamentalists excoriated him for his new direction and broke with him when he agreed to work with more liberal Christians in the 1950s. ... As the civil rights movement took shape, Graham was no social activist and never joined marches, which led prominent Christians such as theologian Reinhold ...
The Winter Olympics have made instant celebrities of several American athletes, but only one has publicly mixed it up with the vice president of the United States. That would be Adam Rippon. Fierce on social media and unafraid to speak his mind, Rippon is a favorite of fans and media alike in ...
LGBT Activists Bully UK Theater to Censor Christian Film About Voluntarily Leaving Gay Lifestyle ... Unlike the Westboro cult (Westboro Baptist Church of Wichita Kansas) that so vulgarly spews hateful invectives on anyone who disagrees with them, Core Issues seeks to lovingly engage in conversation and ...
But excerpts from an audio tape have leaked of Hawley speaking to a conclave of Christian-right activists in December that's more than a little out there, ... of famed Christian nationalist activist Dave Lane's American Renewal Project, itself financed by the virulently anti-gay American Family Association.
A US judge blocked a Kansas law that requires state contractors to certify that they do not boycott Israel. The decision was the first of its kind against such legislation. Palestinian rights activists and legal scholars said the ruling on Tuesday opens the door for striking down anti-BDS laws across the country.
The local head of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) said Friday it will lead a drive to gather signatures to place the issue on the August ballot and rename the thoroughfare Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. The drive is in reaction to a recent decision by the Kansas City Parks and ...
As a former Kansas Republican congressmember, Pompeo has a history of making Islamophobic statements. He's also been a major ally to the billionaire right-wing Koch brothers. For more, we speak with Lee Fang, investigative reporter with The Intercept. His 2016 piece is “Trump CIA Pick Mike Pompeo ...
He's run for mayor three times and pushed ten light-rail proposals onto Kansas City ballots since 1997. Or for litigious ... Memphis faced two lawsuits last year over a list that included political activists to be escorted in city hall. According to ... "I'm a peaceable individual and a professed Christian. I'm certainly ...
"In this case, the town is saying 'No, we only want Christian or religious prayers to be given' and they're telling atheists no," he said. ... The practice was largely noncontroversial until last year, when activists opposed to a Tyson Chicken plant started attending the meetings regularly and questioned why the ...
As I argue in The Atlantic, the deeper issue is the distinctly non-Christian substance of Donald Trump's values. ... to the Southern Baptist Convention's Russell Moore, to Bishop Claude Alexander, to bible teacher Beth Moore, to anti-slavery activist Gary Haugen -- who are embracing a different and better ...
Atheists who want to deliver an invocation at a Sedgwick County, Kansas Commission meeting can “go to hell,” a county commissioner said Tuesday. ... The practice was largely noncontroversial until last year, when activists opposed to a Tyson Chicken plant started attending the meetings regularly and ...
Syrian activists say two hospitals have been hit amid a wave of airstrikes on opposition-held areas in the northwest province of Idlib, the largest remaining rebel stronghold in Syria. The bombardment comes after rebels shot down a Russian fighter jet on Saturday. The activist-run Edlib Media Center and the ...
But excerpts from an audio tape have leaked of Hawley speaking to a conclave of Christian-right activists in December that's more than a little out there, ... of famed Christian nationalist activist Dave Lane's American Renewal Project, itself financed by the virulently anti-gay American Family Association.
A US judge blocked a Kansas law that requires state contractors to certify that they do not boycott Israel. The decision was the first of its kind against such legislation. Palestinian rights activists and legal scholars said the ruling on Tuesday opens the door for striking down anti-BDS laws across the country.
Antiabortion activists divided over what 'pro-life' means even as they score legislative wins ... (Jessica Christian/San Francisco Chronicle via AP) ... Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life, which operates student activist groups at around 1,100 schools nationally, said the disagreements at the private ...
Trump stood among antiabortion activists in the Rose Garden, where he praised the mission of March for Life participants on the Mall. ... Ralph Reed, a longtime conservative Christian activist who leads the Faith and Freedom Coalition, recalled that "a thrice-married billionaire from Manhattan" was ...
He died Jan. 23 in Chester, Va. He was 88. Walker was brought in by King to be the executive director of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and served in that post during 1961-64. ... Hugh Masekela was a South African jazz musician and anti-apartheid activist. He died Jan. 23 in Johannesburg ...
Raised in a conservative, Christian home, and is also openly gay, Steph White came from a small town of Kansas, . Rather than her own identity inspiring advocacy, though, she said her motivation came from her sister being bullied as a child. She found herself questioning how to put her moral convictions ...
"It has made me take every story with a large grain, a block of salt," said Lori Viars, a Christian conservative activist in Lebanon, Ohio, who gets her news from Fox and CNN. "Not just from liberal sources. I've seen conservative 'fake news.'" Democrat Kathy Tibbits of Tahlequah, Oklahoma, reads lots of news ...
“She is not just affable, she is an activist and she gets things done,” said the Rev. Robert Hill, an event organizer and the retired pastor of Community Christian Church. ... Wasserstrom, who died in 1988, was the director of the Kansas City branch of the National Conference of Christians and Jews.
Detectives discovered that evidence was missing while recently re-examining the 1978 fatal stabbing of a 25-year-old Black gay political activist named ... in Johnson County that could result in one of them becoming the first openly gay member of the Kansas legislature., the Kansas City Star reported.
“To stand by some of the things that Donald Trump has said and for Mike Pence to say he's a devout Christian man is completely contradictory.” Game on. Pence's press secretary, Alyssa ... Gay-rights activists have interpreted that to be Pence's support for gay conversion therapy. During the 2016 election ...
LGBT Activists Bully UK Theater to Censor Christian Film About Voluntarily Leaving Gay Lifestyle ... Unlike the Westboro cult (Westboro Baptist Church of Wichita Kansas) that so vulgarly spews hateful invectives on anyone who disagrees with them, Core Issues seeks to lovingly engage in conversation and ...
Barton has also headlined the 2013 Kansas Prayer Breakfast during Brownback's time as governor. .... That Barton has continued to nurture a reputation as a credible historian and activist (he founded a super PAC devoted to Christian Reconstructionist Ted Cruz's 2016 presidential campaign) says a lot ...
Ali said those detained, including a female activist, are accused of links to the Muslim Brotherhood group, which was officially branded a terrorist ... The move ignited protests in several Arab and Muslim nations, including Egypt, where the country's leading Muslim and Christian clerics have refused to meet ...
The first time Samantha Field was allowed to wear makeup was at a wedding in her ultra-conservative Christian community two weeks after her 16th birthday. ... Nick Syrett, who teaches women's studies at the University of Kansas and has written about child marriage in the U.S., said a teen dating an older, ...
Among the American Renewal Project's fellow travelers is the highly debunked evangelical author and activist David Barton of the Texas-based WallBuilders. Barton pushes the theory that the Founding Fathers were deeply religious Christian men and that Congress initially intended for the Bible to be used ...
Among the American Renewal Project's fellow travelers is the highly debunked evangelical author and activist David Barton of the Texas-based WallBuilders. Barton pushes the theory that the Founding Fathers were deeply religious Christian men and that Congress initially intended for the Bible to be used ...
Ellen Koontz, a Kansas contract schoolteacher, is asking a federal judge to ... a credo against swearing oaths, and turn-the-other-check Christian pacifism. .... in Egypt as a highly politicized anti-Israel Mennonite activist.
... are likely to disappoint Rohingya activists and human rights groups, ... meeting with Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim, Christian and Jewish leaders ...
... who describes himself as a conservative Christian who hews to family .... a black activist who founded the #MeToo movement on Twitter in ...
Indeed, other LGBT activists suggested this week that open ... Another Moore supporter, Texas Christian activist Steven Hotze, warned in 2015 ...
Addressing a fundraising banquet of 500 Christian conservative donors and activists, an influential group in Iowa, Sasse steered clear of ...


 

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