Op-Ed

Blacks More Willing to Make Privacy Concessions

by George E. Curry NNPA Columnist Although the federal government secretly spied on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and other civil rights leaders in the past, Blacks are more willing than Whites to have their privacy rights invaded if it will help investigate possible terrorists. Read More

National

Memphis Centerstage as World Reflects on Dr. King

by Karanja A. Ajanaku Special to the NNPA News Service from The New Tri-State Defender MEMPHIS – A billing for the evening read: “Mountaintop Speech Commemoration.” It was a summons to gather back at Mason Temple, where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave his last oration Read More

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Op-Ed

The 1963 March on Washington, Black Labor and Today

By Bill Fletcher, Jr. NNPA Columnist   August 2013 represents the 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington.  Publicly associated with Dr. King’s famous “I have a Dream” speech, this march brought more than 250,000 people to Washington, D.C. to demand freedom and jobs.   Initiated Read More

Religion

Latino Minister Fires Up Ebenezer on King Day

[CNN] Atlanta (CNN) – In all the 45 years of a commemorative service on the birthday of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., there had never been a Latino delivering the keynote address. That changed Monday as the Rev. Samuel Rodriguez took the podium and belted out Read More