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Steven Reed Becomes Montgomery’s First Black Mayor

Montgomery, Ala., a city known as the birthplace of the civil rights movement, just elected its first Black mayor, Judge Steven Reed. Montgomery is a majority-black city but had been one of three cities with a population over 100,000 in the Deep South that had never elected a Black mayor,…

Pro-Trump Students Mock MLK with Trump Hat Photo

By Sheryl Estrada A controversial photo on the Instagram account of “students4trump” at the University of South Florida (USF) is gaining massive attention. The university’s bust of slain civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is pictured wearing Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s signature “Make America Great Again” red…

MLK Monument on Stone Mountain Meets Resistance

By Sheryl Estrada A monument to honor Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. on top of Stone Mountain will rest above a carving of key figures of the Confederacy. A monument to honor slaincivil rights leader Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., planned for the top of Stone Mountain Park in Georgia,…

MLK Day Celebrations Turn Into More Protests

By Julissa Catalan Via Michael Appleton for The New York Times Activists all over the country used Martin Luther King Jr. Day as an opportunity to exercise exactly what he fought for—the right to peacefully protest for the Black community to gain respect, equality and basic civil rights. Atlanta The…