Gospel concerts, days of service, marches and festivals are some of the ways communities throughout the Phoenix area will celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. in 2019. The celebrations will include high-profile visits to the Valley by civil rights activist Carmen Perez and singer Damien Sneed. The holiday in recognition of the slain civil rights leader is Monday, Jan. 21, but commemorations are not limited to that day. Here is a list of celebrations if you would like to get involved in your community. Tempe: MLK Diversity Awards Breakfast This is the 21st year the Tempe Human Relations Commission has held this event to honor local individuals, businesses and community groups that have demonstrated a commitment to diversity in Tempe. Keynote speaker is East Valley NAACP President Roy Tateu. Details: 8 a.m. Monday, Jan. 14. Tempe Marriott at the Buttes Resort, 2000 Westcourt Way. $10. 480-350-2905, www.tempe.gov. Scottsdale: Community Dinner Celebration … [Read more...] about Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2019 events around Phoenix honor civil-rights leader
Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn MLK Day March and Breakfast Fullscreen Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Buy Photo Many gathered downtown to honor Martin Luther King Jr. on Sunday January 14, 2018 for the annual MLK March sponsored by the Doña Ana County Branch of the NAACP. Robin Zielinski / Sun-News Buy Photo Fullscreen Buy Photo Mayor Ken Miyagishima speaks as many gathered downtown to honor Martin Luther King Jr. on Sunday January 14, 2018 for the annual MLK March sponsored by the Doña Ana County Branch of the NAACP. Robin Zielinski / Sun-News Buy Photo Fullscreen Buy Photo Many gathered downtown to honor Martin Luther King Jr. on Sunday January 14, 2018 for the annual MLK March sponsored by the Doña Ana County Branch of the NAACP. Robin Zielinski / Sun-News Buy Photo Fullscreen Buy Photo Laurie Shade-Neff, of Las Cruces, hold a sign that read, "Love is the way," on Sunday … [Read more...] about NAACP plans march, breakfast to honor Martin Luther King Jr.
ST. CLOUD — Former St. Cloud school board member Jerry Von Korff is planning to sue the state on behalf of St. Cloud NAACP for what he argues are constitutional violations for its underfunding of education. Von Korff, an attorney at St. Cloud-based Rinke Noonan Law Firm, plans to file a complaint no later than Jan. 31. The complaint will demand the state fully fund the special education expenditures of the St. Cloud school district this legislative session. Von Korff, who is handling the litigation pro bono, will talk about the lawsuit at the annual Freedom Fund Banquet on Jan. 20. "The idea is it's going to be a shock to the system to cause people to step back," Von Korff said Thursday. "It's pretty clear there's something systemic going on where the courts need to do something." The lawsuit will name Gov. Tim Walz, Minnesota Department of Education, its Commissioner Mary Cathryn Ricker, Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka and House Speaker Melissa … [Read more...] about Former school board member, St. Cloud NAACP plan to sue Minnesota for education funding
Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn The Restoration of the Dunbar Historical Library 1932-2017 Fullscreen Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Renovations are completed at Dunbar Historical Library at 903 Martin Luther King Dr. in San Angelo. This one of the few continuously used building in San Angelo's black community. Yfat Yossifor Fullscreen Buy Photo The grand opening of the Dunbar Historical Library is well attended. Many present worked to save and preserve the library that served San Angelo's black community from 1932-72. Rashda Khan/San Angelo Standard-Times Buy Photo Fullscreen Buy Photo Numerous old photos from 1932-72, when the Dunbar Library was part of the Tom Green County Library System, are now on display. Rashda Khan/San Angelo Standard-Times Buy Photo Fullscreen Buy Photo The Dunbar Historical Library grand opening drew a lot of visitors to the historic building. Rashda Khan/San Angelo … [Read more...] about Anniversary event celebrates Dunbar Library restoration, keeps legacy alive in San Angelo
You'll have several options to celebrate our nation's independence with friends and family in the Coastal Bend. The fun activities include concerts, fun runs, parades and — of course — fireworks. Here's a roundup of things to do on the Fourth of July in Corpus Christi and the Coastal Bend. More: Buy 4th of July fireworks at these Corpus Christi-area fireworks stands More: Here’s what you need to know about fireworks ban in Nueces County Where to watch fireworks? City of Corpus Christi Mayor's 4th of July Big Bang Celebration The show will start at 9:30 p.m. with fireworks set off from a barge dock located in Corpus Christi Bay, just north of the People’s Street T-Head. That means spectators will have views from North Beach, North Bayfront Park, Sherrill Park and Cole Park. Events leading up to the fireworks on July 4 include a Kid Zone and Game Zone, from 3 to 6 p.m., music and other entertainment at 6 p.m., … [Read more...] about 4th of July events and where to see fireworks in Corpus Christi, Rockport and Port Aransas