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Commemorating King and Chavez

In April we observe two anniversaries with an interesting coincidence. April 4 marks 50 years since Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination at age 39, and April 23 marks 25 years since César Chávez passed away at age 66. This twin remembrance calls us ... read more

The Parkland teens started something. How can it become a social movement?

Edna Chavez, a Latina student from South ... stood beside MLK’s 9-year-old granddaughter, Yolanda Renee King, at the Washington march, and Yolanda appeared with Corin at an Atlanta event two weeks later commemorating the civil rights leader. read more

Military Training Instructor super retires after 29 years

Jesse Gomez, 433rd Training Squadron superintendent, during ceremonies last week commemorating the chief’s retirement ... ve come in contact with,” said Senior Master Sgt. Ricardo Chavez, 433rd operations superintendent. The retirement ceremony for ... read more

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CityLine Examines Race: Race Amity

HERE ABOUT THE SHARED SPIRITUAL CALLING THAT LED A RABBI TO MARCH ALONGSIDE DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, AND SEE HOW A PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN CESAR CHAVEZ AND FRED ROSS HE ... AND THE ACTIVITIES OF SALUTING, COMMEMORATING, AND RESTORING OUR SPIRITS ABOUT TH ... 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 Andrew Goodman fought to define the freedoms of ... 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.” Conversely, Chavez Sr.’s inability to speak English ... read more

Earl Ofari Hutchinson: King Holiday is Still a Black Holiday for Far Too Many Americans

It took years of public protest and finally legislative action before Virginia in 2000 finally separated the state holiday commemorating ... by King’s actions and borrowed heavily from the tactics of the civil rights movement. Cesar Chavez, who now ... read more

Workmen’s Circle Restores Defaced L.A. Mural

A few weeks ago, someone spray-painted “Free Palestine” on this wall, defacing a mural commemorating the Jewish activist ... with Martin Luther King and Cesar Chavez hovering beside a child waving a Purim grogger, silently evoking the ancient noise ... read more

Bakersfield community celebrates MLK’s life

As well as commemorating the 50th anniversary of ... from some of the organizations spoke about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s organizing and how it helped shape our community today. Camila Chavez from the Dolores Huerta Foundation dedicated her speech ... 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 Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard in 2009. read more


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