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Group seeks to reverse naming of Kansas City street for MLK

More than 50 years after the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, the question of how to honor him continues to divide Kansas City residents.


David Von Drehle: We honor Martin Luther King Jr. not for his victories but for his vision

In Martin Luther King Jr., we have a model for choosing, and a fierce example of the final refusal to give up.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 21, 2019, 8:50 p.m.

Thousands turn out for Spokane march honoring MLK

Two-and-a-half-year-old Aveline Jones plodded in her yellow shoes, pink pants and black coat with her hand firmly in her mother’s grasp Monday as they joined about 3,000 other marchers to …


Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Closures, events around the city

Most of the City of Spokane and Spokane County government offices will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. day Monday, with only some public works services and …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 22, 2019, 8:42 a.m.

Spokane’s first Indigenous Peoples March winds through downtown

Spokane’s first Indigenous Peoples March, held Friday in coordination with


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 20, 2019, 6:30 p.m.

Leonard Pitts Jr.: Three stories and a letter

If you are good, yet silent, maybe you’re not really as good as you think.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 17, 2019, 10:20 p.m.

Sociology professor visits SCC to explore the legacy of the ‘real’ Martin Luther King Jr.

Sociology professor Darryl Brice visited Spokane Community College on Thursday to discuss the ways in which key pieces of Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy have been omitted from public discourse.


Three marches in four days: Indigenous, Women’s and MLK marches will advocate for unity, human rights this weekend

Several local groups advocating for unity, inclusion and human rights will gather in Spokane this weekend for the Indigenous Peoples Day march, the Woman’s March and to honor Martin Luther …


Spokane’s Claire Rudolf Murphy to read from ‘Martin and Bobby’

The event will also feature a panel of young leaders from Moscow High School.


A slur or a slip-up? Meteorologist is fired, city is roiled

Did a TV meteorologist broadcast a racial slur or simply flub a line?


Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan: Red for Ed: The teachers’ red state revolt rolls on

If you drive the southern route between Frankfort, the capital of Kentucky, and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, your halfway point will be Memphis, Tennessee. The route forms an arc, a shape …


Analysis: Blacks largely left out among high-paying jobs

An Associated Press analysis of government data has found that black workers are chronically underrepresented compared with whites in high-salary jobs in technology, business, life sciences, and architecture and engineering, …


UPDATED: Fri., March 30, 2018, 5:40 p.m.

Poll: 50 years after MLK, civil rights goals unmet

Fifty years after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., only 1 in 10 African Americans think the United States has achieved all or most of the goals of the …


UPDATED: Fri., March 2, 2018, 5:10 p.m.

McMorris Rodgers hosts Spokane faith, community leaders on Civil Rights trip to South

Members of Spokane’s black and faith communities are joining the congresswoman on a tour, led by Rep. John Lewis of Georgia, of several important sites during the Civil Rights movement …


UPDATED: Fri., March 2, 2018, 10:20 p.m.

Members of Congress lay wreath at site of King assassination

About a dozen Democrats and Republicans prayed and sang “Amazing Grace” during a solemn ceremony Friday at the site where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated nearly 50 …


White candidate for Georgia governor blasted over MLK video

A candidate for Georgia governor has taken down a campaign video that was filmed without permission at the church where Martin Luther King Jr. once preached.


LeBron James reflects on MLK’s legacy, criticizes President Trump on holiday

On a day for reflecting on race in America, LeBron James considered Martin Luther King Jr.’s ultimate sacrifice. A life given for love. “He had a vision and he took …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 16, 2018, 10:39 a.m.

MLK rally speakers call out Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ hecklers

While it’s intended to be a celebration and remembrance for the late reverend, Spokane’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Rally and March quickly turned political when two candidates vying for …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 15, 2018, 11:27 p.m.

Overflow crowd celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. at annual Spokane march

More than 3,000 people made the trek Monday morning to the Spokane Convention Center for the annual rally and march celebrating Martin Luther King Jr.


MLK III calls out Trump on alleged immigration comments

Martin Luther King Jr.’s eldest son is calling out President Donald Trump following accusations the president used a vulgarity to describe African countries during a meeting last week and expressed …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 15, 2018, 8:55 p.m.

MLK Day marked by Trump criticism, pledges to fight racism

Martin Luther King Jr.’s children and the pastor of an Atlanta church where he preached decried disparaging remarks President Donald Trump is said to have made about African countries, while …


Leonard Pitts Jr.: Dr. King’s words still ring true … 61 years on

A few words on the difficulty of voting while black. As we mark what would have been his 89th birthday, it seems fitting to recall that Martin Luther King spoke …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 15, 2018, 2:59 p.m.

50 years after Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination, Spokane civil rights leaders say his lessons more relevant than ever

Some Spokane leaders say they can still hear Martin Luther King Jr.’s booming voice playing over and over in their minds. They still remember the joy and reverence he shared …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 14, 2018, 8:43 p.m.

Photo of King, Malcolm X meeting still haunts

Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X met only once. On March 26, 1964, the two black leaders were on Capitol Hill, attending Senate debate on the Civil Rights Act …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 13, 2018, 7:20 p.m.

Leaders say Trump presidency is at odds with MLK’s legacy

The first Martin Luther King Jr. holiday of Donald Trump’s presidency is taking place amid a racial firestorm of Trump’s own making.


Theatrical production to showcase last year of MLK’s life

You think you know Martin Luther King Jr.’s story? Tavis Smiley is willing to bet you don’t. To mark the 50th anniversary of King’s assassination next April, the radio and …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 28, 2017, 3:39 p.m.

Martin Luther King Jr. statue unveiled in Atlanta

A statue paying tribute to civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. has been installed on the state Capitol grounds in Atlanta.


Statue of Martin Luther King Jr. took years and struggle

The sculpted clay was dry and the bronze would soon be cast, but artist Martin Dawe still found himself waking with a start before dawn, worried that he didn’t get …


Leonard Pitts Jr.: The ‘United’ States is anything but

We can transfigure a nation through the simple expedient of a ballot. America is a state of constant reinvention.


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