Tag: Martin Luther King


CARE Rockbridge MLK Community Parade draws more than 800 participants

Love won out – again – as organizers of the second annual CARE Rockbridge MLK Community Parade estimated that well over 800 came out in bitterly cold temperatures this morning to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

What to see at UVA: 10 inspiring events commemorating the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Every year, the University of Virginia’s Office of the Vice President and Chief Officer for Diversity and Equity, along with dozens of UVA departments and offices, partners with local organizations to offer a variety of events that echo and continue the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s work.

African American Heritage Museum to host Martin Luther King Jr. program

The Waynesboro African American Heritage Museum is hosting an event to mark the birthday of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

UVA commemoration to explore MLK’s ‘Call to Higher Ground’

Honoring the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will bring together University of Virginia and local community members in the coming weeks.

No tolls: McAuliffe announces deal on MLK Freeway extension in Portsmouth

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced on Friday an agreement that ensures no tolls will be collected on the Martin Luther King (MLK) Freeway extension project, a key achievement in his work to reduce the financial impact of major construction improvements on motorists in Hampton Roads.

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James Madison University calendar: Jan. 16-25

Campus events and activities at James Madison University.

NAACP chairman keynotes Washington and Lee Martin Luther King Jr. celebration

Her speech and all other events in the multi-day program, “Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.,” are open to the public at no charge.

Virginia Tech’s ‘What Happened to the Dream?’ celebration honors Martin Luther King’s legacy

To remember the life and legacy of civil right leader Martin Luther King Jr., Virginia Tech will host, “What Happened to the Dream?”, a ten-day celebration beginning Jan. 19.

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice, and freedom, everywhere

At the surface, the tensions over the failure of grand juries in Missouri and New York to indict cops who killed unarmed suspects in a pair of recent petty-crime cases have been directed at police.

David Swanson: We must always have war because magic

This advertisement for permanent war appeared in my local newspaper today. By pointing out this fact I am neither opposing working with religious groups that favor peace nor asserting that Martin Luther King Jr. was a warmonger.

Former GOP LG candidate E.W. Jackson reports on visit to Ferguson

Bishop E.W. Jackson Sr., pastor of a local church in Chesapeake and bishop of Exodus Faith Ministries, visited Ferguson, Missouri, on a fact-finding mission for STAND, a nonprofit organization bringing people together across racial and cultural lines.

Chris Graham: More echoes of the civil rights era in Ferguson

The grainy footage from the civil rights era protests of the 1960s is getting an update in HD with the ongoing unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, stemming from the police shooting of an unarmed teen two weeks ago.

Chris Graham: Letter from a Ferguson Jail

Why I am writing about Ferguson. Mo.? A young man, Michael Brown, of Ferguson, Mo., accused now of being involved in a strong-arm robbery, of a small pack of cigars, actually at most shoplifting and shoving, those of us worldwide who have seen the video provided to us so facetiously by the Ferguson, Mo., police department, can agree, was shot multiple times by a police officer and left for dead for hours, like roadkill, in the middle of a street.

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Randy Forbes: The Wagon Wheel Illusion

An optical illusion exists called the Wagon Wheel effect. When the wagon wheel effect is taking place, a spoked wheel appears to rotate in a different direction than its true rotation.

Follow up: Couple of issues with Confederate flag column

I’ve been to the Washington and Lee University campus several times, and I didn’t remember seeing a lot of Confederate flags flying around during my visits.

Chris Graham: Robert E. Lee, the Confederate flag, and Washington and Lee

It’s hard at first glance to imagine Washington and Lee University scrubbing its Lexington, Va., campus of Confederate flags and other signs of the Old South, but that’s what a group of law students at Washington and Lee is demanding, with the most controversial request of the self-styled Committee being that the school repudiate one of its namesakes, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee, who after the Civil War served as president of the school.

Created Equal: America’s civil rights struggle film screenings at Waynesboro Public Library

To mark the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s March on Washington, Waynesboro Public Library will offer a series of screenings and scholarly presentations centered on several documentaries with riveting new footage illustrating the history of civil rights in America.