Somehow, I guess because God loves me, I missed the nonsense of state Sen. Frank Nicely’s Senate Resolution 154, in which it looks like we’re trying to make the official state position that James Earl Ray may not have killed Martin Luther King Jr.There’s a lot going on in this resolution, and I’m not going to retype the whole thing when you can click on the link. There are three things, broadly: 1. It states that once Ray walked back his guilty plea, he always maintained his innocence in the King assassination. 2. It states that Harry Avery, commissioner of correction for the state of Tennessee, was doing his own investigation of the King assassination and that the governor at the time tried to stop him. 3. It states that the TBI made a report about Avery’s investigation, which then ended up at the TSLA until the House Select Committee on Assassinations swooped in and took it. The TSLA wants it back.Every part of that is interesting but strange. First … [Read more...] about James Earl Ray Killed Martin Luther King Jr.
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CHEYENNE — The Cheyenne Police Department is investigating an altercation which resulted in the stabbing death of Jennifer Pratt, 45, of Cheyenne. The incident occurred at about 3:45 p.m. on April 16 in the 1800 block of Ames Avenue - on the east side of Martin Luther King Park.Tanya Pearson, 46, of Cheyenne, and Pratt knew each other prior to the incident. The two met at Martin Luther King Jr. Park where they were involved in an argument in which a knife was introduced. Pratt suffered knife wounds and died from her injuries before officers responded.Pearson has been arrested for homicide. This case remains under investigation by the Cheyenne Police Department … [Read more...] about CPD identify victim and suspect in Martin Luther King Jr. Park stabbing
AGAWAM- On Saturday, the community came together to honor individuals and organizations at the second annual Social Justice Awards ceremony hosted by Martin Luther King Jr. Family Services, Inc. Held at Chez Josef in Agawam, the awards were given to those who met the organization's goal to nurture and empower individuals, families, and youth to achieve new realities of peace, social and economic justice, self-determination, self-actualization, and self-sufficiency. The more than 500 in attendance paid tribute to the the 2018 Martin Luther King Jr Social Justice Awardees: Heriberto Flores - Economic Development" Dora Robinson - Life Time Achievement Lucille Kennedy - Entrepreneurship Willette Johnson - Education Dr. Shirley Whittaker - Health Springfield Chapter NAACP - Race Relations The Late Jafet Robles - Legacy … [Read more...] about [email protected] The 2nd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Social Justice Awards
0 View Gallery View Comments The new HBO documentary "King in the Wilderness" chronicles the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s final years, the most challenging time of his life. Striking images and footage plus interviews with friends reveal the man beyond the "I Have a Dream" speech. Allies say an equally meaningful speech was the one in which King made his feelings known against the Vietnam War - a courageous speech that earned him enemies. As the FBI sought to bring him down, King struggled against the rising anger of the Black Power movement and the "racial hypocrisy" that took root across the country. Ultimately, King sacrificed his life in his nonviolent fight. But lesser known are the mental and emotional tolls on him before his assassination in Memphis. … [Read more...] about Pikes Pick: HBO documentary offers new look at Martin Luther King Jr.
WASHINGTON (Circa) - The House of Representatives will observe the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination with a ceremony in Statuary Hall to honor his life and legacy. His son, Mr. Martin Luther King III, will be one of the keynote speakers. This event is expected to begin at 3 p.m. ET. If you are watching this on our mobile site, click here. … [Read more...] about WATCH LIVE: House Speaker Ryan speaks at Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. event