Elementary school students celebrated their diverse communities and honored Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during the final rounds of Foley & Lardner LLP’s Annual MLK Jr. Oratory Competitions in Dallas and Houston on January 14. The fourth- and fifth-graders, who advanced from preliminary and semifinal rounds, delivered original speeches addressing the topic: “How would Dr. King assess our progress in achieving his vision for America?” Continue reading
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
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).
Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai is appointed a U.N. Messenger of Peace to promote girls education.
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.
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
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.
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton recalls the work of civil rights activist Rosa Parks, and says, “our work isn’t finished.”
Tens of thousands of climate change marchers in London are joined by fashion designer Vivienne Westwood and singer Peter Gabriel.