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
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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
“If someone had proposed that the Modern Civil Rights Movement start in Tidewater, it never would have gotten off the ground.” This is what I heard 30 years ago when I first arrived in Hampton Roads. The statement was from a long time, local activist’s description of how complacent Blacks in this region could be about the Civil Rights Movement in America. Instead, it started in Montgomery, Alabama. You know the story. Thanks to Rosa Parks, and others, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was recruited to lead the boycott that showed the masters of Jim Crow that Black people could use their dollars and their feet to fight Jim Crow. Compliancy or not, it surprised me, that on April 4, 2018, of all days, there was no significant local observation of Dr. King’s death a half century ago, especially on the Southside. Thanks to the Peninsula SCLC, there was a “Community Discussion On Violence” … [Read more...] about Did Hampton Roads Miss the Mark on Martin Luther King?