Timuel Black recently spoke at the Rockefeller Memorial Chapel in Hyde Park to honor the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination. Black worked closely with King during the civil rights movement and was instrumental in orchestrating King’s first Chicago appearance in April of 1956 where he gave a moving speech at the same venue.
Freddie Figgers, an American inventor, self taught computer programmer, and entrepreneur, who operates his own cell phone company, Figgers Communications Inc., one of the nation’s fastest growing African-American-owned telecommunications firms.
The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. routinely would remind those of us who worked for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s about the vital importance of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). As we celebrated Black History Month 2017, Dr. King’s admonition concerning the enduring need for HBCUs should be reaffirmed every month.
Now that we have Donald Trump as our president, most Americans know that we have really screwed up. Since early November, we have heard
numerous influential Americans “whistling past the graveyard” by making comments about how Trump might surprise us and turn out to be a good president.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s words and actions seem relevant again because they’ve always presented a challenge to the status quo and always surged individuals to live up to humanity’s best possibilities.
Dr. Mae Jemison, astronaut, physician and science and technology advocate, will be the keynote speaker at Northwestern University’s 2017 commemoration of the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. Jemison will speak on both the Chicago and Evanston campuses.
Just five days before inauguration of Donald Trump as the country's 45th President, millions of Americans on January 15 will celebrate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. For many, memories of the civil rights icon revolve around his momentous "I Have a Dream" speech from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, calling for an end to racism and to the expansion of economic opportunities.
SEATTLE-- Americans would most like to be neighbors with the Obamas in 2017, according to the 10th annual Zillow® Celebrity Neighbor Survey Popstar Justin Bieber was selected as the least desirable neighbor, earning the most “worst neighbor” votes in survey history, breaking his own record from 2014.
To celebrate its January 2017 grand opening at 1447 E. 53rd Street, Nando’s “Peri Peri” South-African Portuguese restaurant recently commissioned Kilmany-Jo Liversage, a famous South-African mural painter to paint an oversized graffiti mural (10 ft. high by 36 ft. wide) on the inside of the new Hyde Park Restaurant.
Franklin Township, New Jersey – Sacramento Mayor and NBA Legend Kevin Johnson will deliver the welcoming remarks 9:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 11, 2016, First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens (FBCLG), as one of the highlights of the 5th Annual dfree® Financial Freedom Conference. The conference will attract some 2,500 people who are working on achieving financial security to the Central Jersey area.
Entertainment One Music Nashville (eOne Music Nashville) recently announced the appointment of Gina Miller to VP/General Manager of Urban Inspirational, promoting the veteran music executive from her previous role as VP National Promotions and Label Relations for eOne Music Nashville.