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1 hr ago | Examiner.com

Inside Atlanta's new National Center for Civil & Human Rights

When people think of Atlanta history they typically think of Coca-Cola and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. For tourists looking to explore-there's the World of Coca-Cola, and an entire district dedicated to Dr. King.

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Related Topix: Fulton County, GA, Atlanta, GA, Beverages, CocaCola

3 hrs ago | OpEdNews

Should We Put Our Swords Away?

Pacifism is more complex than it may appear. One form of pacifism is to never strike back, which was practiced personally by Martin Luther King, Jr. While King was giving a speech, a man jumped on stage and repeatedly punched him.

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Related Topix: US News, Liberal Political News

4 hrs ago | Daily Mail

Makeup free Tahnee Atkinson shows off trim pins as she steps out in monochrome outfit

Bearded marijuana activist says HE hoisted white flags above the Brooklyn Bridge Tahnee chatted away on her phone as she sported no makeup and monochrome casual wears that showed off plenty of her long legs.

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11 hrs ago | Creative Loafing Atlanta

Searching for Sweet Auburn

What may seem like contradiction is reality on Atlanta's most historic street. After decades of decay, Auburn Avenue is a street of dreams again.

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Related Topix: Fulton County, GA, Atlanta, GA, Downtown (Atlanta, GA)

Wed Jul 30, 2014

The Hartford Courant

Simsbury Zoning Board Approves Location For MLK Memorial

The zoning board last week approved the location for a Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial.

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Related Topix: Simsbury, CT

Examiner.com

Celebrate Black History month: free printable Martin Luther King Jr. bookmarks

February is Black History month and there are many ways it can be celebrated at home and in the classroom.

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Collider

Hbo Greenlights David Simon Miniseries Show Me a Hero Starring Oscar...

HBO is back in business with The Wire and Treme creator David Simon . Though the insanely smart and wonderfully talented writer is currently developing a Martin Luther King Jr. miniseries America: In the King Years at the network, it appears that a miniseries of a different sort will materialize first.

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Related Topix: Yonkers, NY

WKRN

Louisville seeks developer for dormant Gardens

Officials believe the century-old one-time armory where Elvis Presley performed and Martin Luther King Jr. spoke is suitable for adaptive reuse as a combination of apartments, offices, retail or institutional purposes.

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Martinsville Bulletin

Movie illuminates Thurgood Marshall's life

About 75 or 80 people gathered Monday in uptown Martinsville for a screening of "Thurgood," a film about the late Thurgood Marshall, who was a lawyer for the NAACP before he became the first black member of the Supreme Court.

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Related Topix: Martinsville, VA, Henry County, VA, Celebrities, Laurence Fishburne

Toledo Blade

A bigger, more high-tech Mott library gets OK

Toledo City Council cleared the way Tuesday for a new Mott Branch library to be built along the Dorr Street corridor, a $5 million to $6 million project the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library expects to start in 2016 or 2017 across the street from the existing 42-year-old facility.

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Related Topix: Libraries, Lucas County, OH

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Naples Daily News

Patton to head Collier schools through 2018 The Collier County School ...

Corey Perrine/Staff Superintendent Kamela Patton listens during a Collier County School Board meeting Tuesday at the Martin Luther King Jr. Administrative Center in Naples.

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Related Topix: Collier County, FL, Naples, FL

Right Wing News

Unions Demand Oakland Schools Teach Kids That Cop Killer Mumia Abu-Jamal Was Just Like MLK

A collection of labor unions is demanding that leaders of California's Oakland Unified School District allow a lesson plan that compares convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal to civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to appear on the district's website.

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Related Topix: Education Etc.

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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