Tag Archives: Activists

04Nov/17

Latest JFK files include secret documents on Martin Luther King

SELMA, ALABAMA, UNITED STATES (NBC) – The latest trove of formerly classified documents related to the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy included about a dozen secret documents on slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King, including an FBI dossier that alleged King may have fathered an illegitimate child and had an affair with folk singer Joan Baez. Continue reading

20Aug/17

Comedian Dick Gregory, active in U.S. civil rights movement, dies at age 84

SAVANNAH, GEORGIA, UNITED STATES (NBC) – Comedian Dick Gregory, who took an active role in the civil rights movement in the United States in the 1960s, has died at age 84, his son said on social media on Saturday (August 19).
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10Apr/17

Malala receives highest U.N. honor to promote girls education

Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai is appointed a U.N. Messenger of Peace to promote girls education.
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28Nov/16

Trump slams recount efforts, claims voter fraud

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has taken to Twitter again to blast election recount efforts and to claim voter fraud cost him the popular vote. Linda So reports.
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25Nov/16

Green Party calls for U.S. presidential election recount

Green Party candidate Jill Stein says she has raised over $3 million to force recounts of election results in three states where Donald Trump scored narrow wins. Diane Hodges reports. Continue reading

17Jan/16

Michael Moore calls for federal help for Flint water crisis

Film maker Michael Moore called on President Barack Obama to make federal aid available for the city of Flint which is struggling with lead-contaminated drinking water.

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01Dec/15

Hillary Clinton celebrates civil rights activist Rosa Parks

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton recalls the work of civil rights activist Rosa Parks, and says, “our work isn’t finished.”

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16Apr/15

Bundchen’s catwalk farewell

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She’s the world’s highest-paid fashion model but Gisele Bundchen’s decided she’s got other things to do.

After almost a decade in the fashion spotlight this was her last stroll down the catwalk.

Spectators at the Sao Paolo Fashion Week in Brazil say her retirement is a loss to the industry.

14Mar/15

Gandhi statue unveiled in London

A statue of Indian independence leader Mahatma Gandhi is unveiled in London’s Parliament Square.

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