Martin Luther King Jr.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Americans across the country are honoring the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., on Monday.
The group says more than 2,500 people representing 22 organizations took part in the simultaneous cleanups that took place at 30 locations.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Mets’ owners met with MLB Commissioner Bud Selig on Tuesday to discuss the team’s finances. A person familiar with the meeting says it involved owner Fred Wilpon, team president Saul Katz and chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon.
Sandy Alderson insists a lawsuit against the Mets owners by the trustee trying to recover money for Bernie Madoff’s victims isn’t limiting his moves as the team’s new general manager.
To mark the 25th anniversary of King’s birthday becoming a federal holiday, services, ceremonies and parades were held Monday.
U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Gov. Andrew Cuomo were among those scheduled to participate in Sharpton’s annual event at held at his National Action Network headquarters in Harlem.
The slain civil rights leader’s summer working in a tobacco field in the Hartford suburb of Simsbury influenced his decision to become a minister and heightened his resentment of segregation.
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