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Rep. Charles Rangel (file/credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Rep. Charles Rangel, 31 Others Arrested As Airport Workers Stage Sit-In

Thirty-two people, including U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel, were arrested in the peaceful demonstration and charged with disorderly conduct.

01/20/2014

Food pantry (file/credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Stories From Main Street: Honoring Dr. King’s Legacy By Helping Those In Need

Northern New Jersey Rotary Clubs packing 25,000 meals to help the hungry in the community.

01/20/2014

The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. (credit: AFP/Getty Images)

Newly Discovered MLK Audio Recording From 1962 Made Public

To mark the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, the New York State Museum has posted an online exhibit featuring a newly discovered audio recording of a 1962 speech by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

01/20/2014

The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. (credit: AFP/Getty Images)

John Cordice, NYC Surgeon Who Helped Save Martin Luther King Jr., Dead At 95

A New York City surgeon who was part of the medical team that saved the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. from a nearly fatal stab wound in 1958 has died at the age of 95.

12/31/2013

March On Washington Anniversary

Mayoral Candidates Join Tens Of Thousands In March On National Mall

Tens of thousands of people — including three New York City mayoral candidates — participated Saturday in a march on the National Mall ahead of the anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.

08/24/2013

FBI photo of James Earl Ray. Ray assassinated Rev. Martin Luther King on April 4, 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee. (photo by National Archive/Newsmakers)

Looking Back On 45 Years Since MLK Assassination

The civil rights leader was shot to death at the age of 39 as he stood on a balcony at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis on April 4, 1968. Shortly after the assassination, James Earl Ray was arrested and later pleaded guilty to killing King.

04/04/2013

Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) (Photo credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Addressing Controversy, Menendez Invokes Words Of MLK At Black History Month Event

Amid a handful of allegations that threaten to mar his reputation in the Senate, Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., continues to maintain his innocence, decrying the accusations as right-wing attempts to “destroy” his career and invoking the words of Martin Luther King Jr. in asserting his faith that justice will win out.

02/25/2013

Commander-In-Chief Ball

‘America’s Possibilities Are Limitless,’ Obama Says On Day Of Pageantry

President Barack Obama took a public oath of office on Monday after he was sworn in during a private ceremony on Sunday. The Constitution requires presidential terms to begin on Jan. 20.

01/21/2013

One Million Moms for Gun Control attend a rally and march across the Brooklyn Bridge on January 21, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

One Million Moms Group March, Rally In NYC For Tougher Gun Control

One Million Moms for Gun Control marched across the Brooklyn Bridge to City Hall Monday to call on Congress to take New York’s lead and enact tough gun-control legislation.

01/21/2013

Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

Mobile Couch: Honoring The Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Americans across the country are honoring the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., on Monday.

01/21/2013

A man holds his child as they view damage from Sandy along the Jersey Shore in Belmar - Oct. 30, 2012 (credit: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

National Day Of Service Brings Hundreds Of Volunteers To Tri-State Area Beaches

The group says more than 2,500 people representing 22 organizations took part in the simultaneous cleanups that took place at 30 locations.

01/19/2013

Rev. Williams Owens (first on right) (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Opinion: Rev. William Owens Confronts Barack Obama On Same-Sex Marriage

Rev. William Owens takes great issue with Obama’s linkage of Dr. King’s civil rights movement of the past to the current gay rights movement regarding same-sex marriage. Owens says that King embraced traditional religion, and he strongly suggests that King would not want his civil rights’ mission altered to include same-sex marriage.

08/03/2012

Occupy Wall Street Christmas gathering in Zuccotti Park - New York, NY - Dec 25, 2011 (credit: Monica Miller / WCBS 880)

Occupy Wall Street Protesters Join March To Martin Luther King Jr. Tribute

About 400 demonstrators singing “We Shall Overcome” marched in a candlelight vigil Sunday night to Riverside Church in Manhattan for an hours-long program featuring musical performances and quick speeches.

01/15/2012

Smoke billows from the Twin Towers - New York, NY - Sep 11, 2001 (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Schools Nationwide Struggle To Teach The Story Of 9/11

It’s etched forever in the minds of their teachers, but for the majority of school children, Sept. 11, 2001, is a day of infamy they don’t remember.

09/02/2011

Mets owners Jeff, Fred Wilpon (credit: Drew/AP Photo)

Jeff Wilpon: Majority Sale Of Mets ‘Not On The Table’

Jeff Wilpon, speaking at the Mets’ spring training complex Wednesday, reiterated that while the franchise is indeed exploring a partial sale, the Wilpon family will retain a majority stake.

WFAN–02/16/2011

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