By Ayesha K. Mustafaa Contributing Writer Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday celebrations take on many forms each year reflective of the legacy he endowed. From a day of giving and working to improve the lives of the less fortunate, to assessing if his “dream” has been realized “for all of God’s children.” At the […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — Martin Luther King Jr.’s daughter recently walked up to the pulpit of the Atlanta church where her father preached and, in a painful public display, dissociated herself from her brothers. She accused them of plotting to sell their father’s personal Bible and his Nobel Peace Prize — items she declared “sacred” and […]
Hattiesburg Mayor, Johnny Dupree gave the following speech today, August 28 2013 at the 50th Anniversary Commemoration of the March on Washington on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.
The following is the full transcript of the speech he gave, along with the video of the speech:
I want to thank the National Conference of Black Mayors, and the coalition for the opportunity to make a few remarks on this historic occasion.
Decades and decades of blood, sweat, tears, organizing meetings, sit-ins, jailings, boycotts, negotiations, adjudications—all culminated in a march….
A Mississippi television anchorman can keep documents and other materials tied to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., that the civil rights leader’s estate sued to obtain, a federal appeals court panel ruled Friday, March 8.
King’s estate sued WLBT-TV’s Howard Ballou in September 2011 in U.S. District Court in Jackson. The estate wanted possession of documents, photographs and other items that Ballou’s mother got while working for King.
A community-wide performing arts youth concert
By Ayesha K. Mustafaa
Tributes to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on what would be his 84th birthday began in Jackson with a “Soulful Celebration” presented by the PERICO Institute for Youth Development, Sunday, Jan. 13.
Held at the Jackson Medical Mall, it was delightful to see the choirs of African American teenagers so poised and reflective of the dignity due Dr. King’s memory….
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JPS Superintendent Dr. Cedrick Gray served as the keynote speaker for the birthday celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. held at the G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery Veterans Administration (VA) Medical Center Jan. 11.
Gray emphasized how Martin Luther King Jr. Day should be a day on and not off for all Americans, encouraging those in attendance to volunteer and make a difference in their community. He challenged the audience to take action by helping those who are suffering and in need….
By Ayesha K. Mustafaa
As a national holiday, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is celebrated every year on the third Monday of January; his actual birthday is Jan. 15. While federal offices, banks, schools and businesses close out of respect for Dr. King’s leadership in the Civil Rights Movement, many have plans to take this not as a day off but as a time to reflect on the principles he espoused and on what needs to be done to complete his dream….
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