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4 hrs ago | WTLV

Reported gas leak detours traffic at MLK exit from Hart Bridge

A dump truck leaking diesel fuel after it crashed into a dividing wall caused the Martin Luther King Jr. Expressway to be closed for a few hours.


6 hrs ago | Examiner.com

Geomancy 101.0A: Introduction

When Oprah asks vulnerability expert Brene Brown for her personal prayer, the author cites a Martin Luther King Jr. quotation.


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10 hrs ago | Psychology Today

Remembering a Legendary Humanist

Though it won't get the attention it deserves, today marks the 125th anniversary of the birth of one of the great humanists of the twentieth century.


21 hrs ago | RecordNET

Today's must-read letter -- Published April 15, 2014

In Sunday's Record, syndicated columnist Leonard Pitts wrote "Compassion can't wait," outlining how Christianity always seems to be "bringing up the rear" when it come to fighting for equality, social justice and human rights.


Related Topix: Opinion

Mon Apr 14, 2014


Cinema in Focus: 'Cesar Chavez'

In the Bible, Mark records Jesus as saying: "A prophet is not without honor except in his own town."


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New York Daily News

Rosa Parks' belongings remain in Harlem warehouse as legal battle continues

The decades-old civil rights memorabilia, including her Presidential Medal of Freedom and a signed postcard from Rev.


Related Topix: Montgomery, AL

Business Journal

Report: Harry Belafonte, King Estate settle dispute over MLK documents

An agreement in a legal battle between Harry Belafonte and the three surviving children of Martin Luther King Jr. gives the singer ownership of several items that belonged to the civil rights leader, reports Bloomberg.


Related Topix: African-American, Publishing, Media, New Times

Fox News

'Absolute Disgrace' Lesson asks students to compare MLK, cop killer

A lesson plan asking students to draw a "possible parallel" between late civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr., right, and convicted cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal is an "absolute disgrace," the widow of the fallen officer told FoxNews.com.


Related Topix: Public Relations, Education Etc., Prison

Sun Apr 13, 2014

Marco Eagle

Great Divide: Gap between poor and wealthiest continues to widen

Natalie Vazquez, 28, rests her head on friend, Riley Williams, as they sit on the hood of Williams' car following the discovery of a burglary at Vazquez's North Memphis apartment Monday.


Cinema Blend News

Martin Luther King Biopic 'Selma' Finds Its Coretta Scott King

Two major projects involving the life and times of Martin Luther King Jr. have tried and failed to make their way into production over the course of the last couple of years.


Related Topix: African-American, Middle of Nowhere, The Butler, Montgomery, AL

Sat Apr 12, 2014

Tikkun Magazine

Loving-Kindness to the Thousandth Generation

When the news of Bashar al-Assad's chemical weapon attack on the people of Syria first came into focus, many of us in the United States, not knowing what to do with the rage and pain, called for a punitive counterattack.


Related Topix: US News, Liberal Political News


Belafonte Dispute: Martin Luther King, Jr. Documents

Anyone who possesses documents from Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., has a treasure from one of the greatest men to ever grace our country.


Related Topix: African-American, Punk, The Casualties

Indianapolis Business News

Lou's Views: Pulpit fiction

It's tricky to find a well-rounded person of the cloth on stage. They're often portrayed as either saintly or suspect .


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, The Christians, Theater, Anything Goes

Fri Apr 11, 2014


Easter 2014: Will Costco be open or closed on Easter Sunday?

While some celebrate Easter as a holy day, others think of it as another day to catch up on errands, including shopping.


Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Easter, 4th of July, SoMa (San Francisco, CA)


Martin Luther King Jr. estate, Harry Belafonte settle legal fight

The estate of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and U.S. singer and activist Harry Belafonte said on Friday they settled their dispute over possession of documents of the late civil rights leader that gives ownership to the entertainer.


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Harry Belafonte, Folk

News Max

Ex-Charlton Heston Agent: Actor Was Critical Part of US History

Legendary actor Charlton Heston is set to get his own commemorative stamp from the U.S. Postal Service, and the timing of it couldn't be more appropriate, says Hollywood PR representative Michael Levine.


Related Topix: Law, Employment / Labor Law

Thu Apr 10, 2014

KUT-FM Austin

Students & Activists Chain Themselves to UT's MLK Statue to Protest Obama's Speech

Protesters gathered on the UT campus to protest President Obama's immigration policies during his speech today at the Civil Rights Summit .


CBS 47

Civil Rights Museum needs help

ST AUGUSTINE, Fla.-- At the center of civil chaos during the 1960s was St. Augustine.


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Lesson has schoolkids comparing MartinLuther King to cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal

A lesson plan asking students to draw parallels between late civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. and convicted cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal is an "absolute disgrace," the widow of the fallen officer told FoxNews.com.


Related Topix: Education Etc.

WTVR Richmond

LBJ and Martin Luther King, Jr.

It took the assassination of a president, a ferocious legislative battle and a bloodied army of protesters filling the streets of America to get the Civil Rights Act of 1964 passed.


Related Topix: Law, Employment / Labor Law, US News, US Supreme Court, Boston College