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January 22, 2019

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Entertainment

Johnny Cash at San Quinten, 1969 (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

Cash and King and Justice

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NNPA NEWSWIRE — “…As I listened to the words of a song recently, I was captured by the similarity in Dr. King’s words and the words of the ultimate country and western entertainer and one of the few with crossover appeal: the late J. R. (Johnny) Cash.” […read more]

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#IAmAPoet project pays tribute to MLK with words and images

NNPA NEWSWIRE — “…Dr. King selflessly came to Memphis to be a supporter and a voice for the sanitation workers, as well as he was a catalyst and spoke on behalf of many African-American people around the country; in the grand scheme of things, poets are a voice,” said Malone, emphasizing the role millennials have to play in supporting Dr. King’s Dream. […read more]

Education

Photos Provided by Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis Jr.
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Chavis Delivers Keynote at Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

NNPA NEWSWIRE — “Today, in his blessed name, I challenge the youth of America and the youth of the world to rise up, speak out, and to push forward for freedom, justice and equality,” said Chavis, a noted civil rights activist who counts among the famed “Wilmington 10,” who were falsely accused and wrongly convicted in connection with a 1970s firebombing of a grocery store in North Carolina. […read more]

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Elia Quintana, Director of Stakeholder Relations, American Petroleum Institute
Business

OP-ED: Securing the Opportunities of American Energy

NNPA NEWSWIRE — The natural gas and oil industry supports the jobs of more than 10 million American workers, and reports project an additional 1.9 million job opportunities in America’s natural gas and oil and petrochemicals industries by 2035 – nearly 40 percent of which will be held by African American and Hispanic workers. […read more]

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