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Effort to replace faded MLK, Chavez street signs

New signs for the Grand Rapids streets commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Cesar E. Chavez. (April 3, 2018) “Both gentleman in our past who showed people a different way of living, a differen... read more

Unity Group's Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Starts Wednesday

The Unity Group’s 43rd annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration is a series of activities commemorating the work of civil rights ... Patrick Henry, Rosa Parks, Cesar Chavez, Michael Schwerner and ... read more

Julio César Chávez Jr. Lost So Much More Than A Fight

One newspaper account described the crowds as the “kind you see with a Brad Pitt or a Mick Jagger or even Frank Sinatra when he was king.” This comparison to ... the product he was pushing.” Conversel... read more

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Local FLOC leader to give keynote talk to honor King

Jr. The event tomorrow night coincides with King's Jan. 15 birthday, which this year falls four days before the federal holiday commemorating the civil rights leader. While King's legacy is most often ... read more


Group pushing to rename Stark Street in downtown Portland after LGBTQ activist Harvey Milk

A group is pushing to rename Southwest Stark Street in downtown Portland after prominent LGBTQ ... including Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in 1990, Naito Parkway in 1996, Rosa Parks Way in 2007 and ... read more

Stockton Art Scene: Wide-ranging events are on the horizon

It included dinner and a ceremony with firecrackers, dragon dancers and the monkey king. Check with the restaurant for next ... On Tuesday, Khemya MitRahina leads djembe drumming at the Cesar Chavez M... read more

Downtown galleries open late for First Friday Art Walk

commemorating the 450th anniversary of the founding of St. Augustine. This exhibition will be the only time all obelisks, both large and small, will be on view together. Open from 5 to 9 p.m. Galleria ... read more

Watsonville Brown Berets turns 15, takes new approach

WATSONVILLE - Most known for political protests, the Watsonville Brown Berets' latest project promotes pedal ... all races - as well as the nonviolent teachings of Cesar Chavez and Martin Luther King ... read more

Libya marks anniversary of Gadhafi rule

Gadhafi watched as his army marched by as part of the extensive parade commemorating his rule. The flamboyant Libyan leader was flanked by Venezuelan President Huge Chavez, Zimbabwean President Robert ... read more

The tradition should continue Antiquities Act allows us to honor our collective history

The new Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument includes the A.G. Gaston Motel, where in 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. made the decision to go to jail to show support for local civil rights prote... read more

Zimbabwe: Who Owns Our Images?

Mahatma Gandhi, Ernesto Che Guevara, Fidel Castro, Martin Luther King Jr, Malcolm X, Kwame Nkrumah ... during this month of October when progressive forces the world over are commemorating the 40th an... read more



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