Tag: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

5 Biggest News Stories of the Week: April 28

As the saying goes, the news never stops — but there’s a lot of it out there, and all of it doesn’t always pertain to our readers. In this weekly news roundup, we’ll cover the top news stories that matter most to our diversity focused audience. 1. Civil Rights Leaders…

Archived: 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…

Archived: 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.”…

Archived: 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…