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1 hr ago | The Times

Early morning fire damages Shreveport home

Shreveport firefighters had to avoid a downed electric service line to put out a blaze at a home in the Martin Luther King Jr. neighborhood early this morning.

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Related Topix: Fire, Shreveport, LA

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Seattle Times

In enthralling ‘Great Society,’ LBJ’s victory lap is cut short

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and President Lyndon Johnson confer in Robert Schenkkan's play "The Great Society," now on stage in Ashland at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

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Related Topix: Seattle, WA

The Telegraph

Martin Luther to matsanyaya

Justice Dipankar Dutta of Calcutta High Court quoted Martin Luther King, Jr., the American civil rights movement leader, while delivering the order on Monday Martin Luther King, Jr. and his wife Coretta Scott King in Calcutta in 1959.

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Related Topix: Prison

The Jersey Journal

Jersey City hopes City Hall annex planned for MLK Drive will revitalize area

Jersey City is planning to build a $20 million City Hall annex on Martin Luther King Drive, one that city officials hope will bring benefits to one of the city's most economically distressed neighborhoods.

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Related Topix: Jersey City, NJ

Sat Jul 26, 2014

The Tribune-Democrat

VIDEO | NAACP honors Heritage Leaders

From her birth and throughout her formative years, Jim Crow laws were in effect, barring her and other African-American citizens from becoming equal members of U.S. society.

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Related Topix: African-American, Johnstown, PA, Cambria County, PA

BroadcastNewsroom

The lives of Benjamin E. Mays and M.L.K. at the crossroads of...

The lives of Benjamin E. Mays and M.L.K. at the crossroads of American history presented in an Atlanta performance of "Only Just A Moment," a powerful stage production.

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Related Topix: Fulton County, GA, Atlanta, GA, Theater, Arts, Morehouse College, African-American

Indybay.org

Alameda Labor Council Passes Resolution Condemning OUSD for censoring Mumia

Alameda Labor Council Passes Resolution Condemning Oakland Unified School District for censoring Mumia Abu-Jamal Repost all of "Urban Dreams" Now! On Monday, July 14th, the Alameda Labor Council passed the following resolution in response to the banning of "Urban Dreams" by the Oakland Unified School District .

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Oakland, CA, Prison

Fri Jul 25, 2014

CBS Local

Civil Rights 50 Years Later: Law Was A Victory For Women, Too

Over two weeks, WCBS 880a 2s Wayne Cabot is taking a look at the law and its impact on the decades that follow.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

WAFF-TV Huntsville

Huntsville teacher suspended for violating testing policy

A Huntsville City Schools teacher has been suspended for 15 days after allegedly assisting a student change answers on a standardized test.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

NJ.com

New Jersey TRIAD to honor Rev. Dr. H. Holland Fields Jr. and wife with top award

Rev. Dr. H. Holland Fields Jr., left, and his wife Carolyn are pictured during the 21st Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship & Awards Breakfast in 2012.

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Related Topix: Salem County, NJ, Salem, NJ

Oakland Post

Teachers Accuse School Officials of Censorship for Closing Website

Teachers, community members and students are complaining that the Oakland Unified School District has violated academic freedom when it unilaterally, without any public discussion, shut down an "Urban Dreams" website, containing 27 units of federally funded curriculum developed by educators focusing on human rights issues.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Public Relations, Oakland, CA, Stanford University

The Miami Herald

Illinois postpones river bridge closure until 2015

The Belleville News-Democrat reports that the Illinois Department of Transportation has delayed until next summer its planned closure of the Martin Luther King Jr. Bridge linking St. Louis to Illinois' East St. Louis.

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Related Topix: East St. Louis, IL

The Town Talk

Interstate 49 North slowly progressing in Shreveport

Giant mounds of gravel, heavy grading equipment, and a freshly cut swath through the woods just east of the Martin Luther King Jr. neighborhood in north Shreveport are the last piece of the Interstate 49 North puzzle that within a few years will link the northernmost Louisiana stretch to southern Arkansas.

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Related Topix: Louisiana, Louisiana Government, Arkansas

Mon Jul 21, 2014

KSDK-TV Saint Louis

MLK Bridge work postponedMLK Bridge work postponedRehab work on the...

MLK Bridge work postponed Rehab work on the Martin Luther King Jr. Bridge has been postponed, the Illinois Department of Transportation said Monday.

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Related Topix: East St. Louis, IL

San Jose Mercury News

San Jose: Simulated gunman exercise scheduled Friday at SJSU and MLK library

San Jose State University plans to conduct a training exercise Friday simulating a gunman at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library, the school announced.

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Related Topix: San Jose, CA, Santa Clara County, CA, San Jose State University

The Campbell Reporter

San Jose: Simulated gunman exercise scheduled Friday at SJSU and MLK library

San Jose State plans to conduct a training exercise Friday simulating an active-shooter at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library, the school announced.

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Related Topix: San Jose, CA, Santa Clara County, CA, San Jose State University

DNAInfo.com

Biz Markie, Kool Moe Dee and Rob Base Join Wingate Park Concert Series

Every week from now through the middle of August, the neighborhood is invited to Wingate Park for the 32nd annual Martin Luther King Jr. concert series .

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Related Topix: Anthony Hamilton, Soul, Hip-Hop, Stephanie Mills, R-N-B, Black Entertainment, Gyptian, New York

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Lexington Herald-Leader

Fayette schools study alternatives to MLK Academy, but law center says change is too slow

Martin Luther King Jr. Academy, 2200 Liberty Road, has several programs and satellite locations in addition to its daytime program for students who've had behavior issues at other schools.

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Related Topix: Liberty Road, KY, Education Etc., Family, Kids

Lucianne.com

One Giant Leap Apollo 11 shistoric trip to the moon marksits 45th anniversary

A ONE GIANT LEAPA Apollo 11A s historic trip to the moon marks its 45th anniversary Fox News, by Staff The year was 1969.

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Sat Jul 19, 2014

Vicksburg Post

50 years after visit, church recalls MLK in Vicksburg

A half century ago this week as Mississippians were still reeling from the murders of three civil rights workers in Neshoba County and a new beginning with the passage of the Civil Rights Act, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. took to the pulpit of a Vicksburg church.

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Related Topix: Vicksburg, MS

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