Tag: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Confederacy Fans 'Defend' Their Own Selma Memorial

By Michael Nam A group of men and women, all white, gathered at the Live Oaks Cemetery in Selma, Ala., while 50th anniversary celebrations of the watershed civil-rights march took place nearby, according to The Guardian. The cemetery is the final resting place of many a Civil War soldier, including…

Where Were You 50 Years Ago

By Michael Nam “Not only would I not be here because our society wouldn’t have changed as much as it has in 50 years,” President Obama told CBS reporter Bill Plante, “but this is also the source of inspiration that got me involved in public service in the first place.”…

Toyota Financial Services Honors Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy with Donations to Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Toyota Financial Services Honors Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy with Donations to Historically Black Colleges and Universities Contributions designated to further boost college retention and graduation rates, seen as key to ensuring the fulfillment of Dr. King’s dream for America TORRANCE, Calif., (Jan. 16, 2015) In honor of the life…

MLK Day Came About Through Persistence

By Sheryl Estrada Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s unwavering persistence in fighting for civil rights, justice, anti-discrimination and peace, to name a few things, spoke to a broken nation. And his assassination shook its core. Even so, it took almost 20 years for legislation, first introduced by Congressman John Conyers…

Frat Expelled After 'MLK Black Party'

Updated 1/24/14, 9:10am ET to include the fraternity’s expulsion from the university. By Chris Hoenig Arizona State University officials have expelled a popular fraternity after a racist and offensive party held on a weekend to celebrate the nation’s most revered civil-rights leader. The school’s Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE) chapter initially…