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MLK Day name change by Mississippi city causes outrage

Thirty-one years after it was first celebrated as a federal holiday, this Monday officially became Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Biloxi, Mississippi — only after a social media firestorm that ignited ... read more

Miss. town to reconsider "Great Americans Day" designation on MLK Day, mayor says

BILOXI, MS -- The Biloxi City Council will meet Monday to discuss using the name “Great Americans ... to be edited to include MLK Day. In subsequent posts, the city of Biloxi tweeted that it is a ... read more

Biloxi Called MLK Day 'Great Americans Day,' And People Were Pissed

Biloxi, Mississippi, is facing outrage ... city’s website. But the backlash may do some good for the city. Gilich issued a news release late Friday requesting that the City Council change the name of ... read more

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Biloxi's Fight to Celebrate Martin Luther King

This year, for the first time, Biloxi, Mississippi, will officially celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day. For decades, the city has held concerts, parades, and parties for the civil rights leader; ... read more


Four Things You Didn’t Know About Martin Luther King, Jr.

He never legally changed his name. To this day ... they change the fact that Dr. King made an unequalled contribution to the cause of justice and equal rights in this nation.” John H. Cartwright, a ... read more

Songs From Jay-Z, Cyndi Lauper, Neil Diamond Inducted Into National Recording Registry

In spring 1959, on the same day Danny ... Death of Martin Luther King Jr., Robert F. Kennedy (April 4, 1968) On the night of April 4, 1968, Sen. Kennedy flew to Indianapolis to speak at a rally in a ... read more

Remembering the day the world lost MLK

Martin Luther King Jr.'s life came to a tragic end on this day 50 years ago. The legendary civil rights ... at civil rights events throughout the Capital Region. That didn't change when she headed ... read more

The Daily 202: Ralph Northam should read these books to better understand racism, historians say

For an understanding of Richmond itself, the professor floats Gregg Kimball’s “American City ... book on Martin Luther King Jr., which “gives us a much better picture of the man and his ideas than the ... read more

Dr. Martin Luther King Drive: In 1972, meant to be an honor, but now a cause for dismay

But Seay is ambivalent about Dr. Martin Luther King Drive. Although he was strongly in favor of the city’s renaming ... to the name change, it was not altogether popular. Even that consistently ... read more

"Misled into believing" MLK was a great man: How some Republicans fought against the King holiday

Thus, after building support for it all year, the Congressional Black Caucus and House liberals killed the proclamation of a national "Martin Luther King Day ... his name in the papers. Helms said at ... read more

8-year-old girl's rape, murder causes outrage across India

SRINAGAR, India -- The girl, just 8 years old, was grazing her family's ponies on a chilly January day in the forests of the Himalayan ... a quiet smile and one name: Asifa. The Associated Press doesn ... read more



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