Post Tagged with: "Martin Luther King Jr."

A panorama view of the kick off of Peace Week on the steps of City Hall. (Photo by Sonia Colon via Kings County Politics)

Remembering Martin Luther King Jr. in 2019

African American, Culture, History, LGBTQ, New York January 18, 2019 at 5:48 pm

Community media outlets cover events to be held in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. from Peace Week to the city’s largest public celebration, which will feature #MeToo founder Tarana Burke.

Martin Luther King delivers what would be his final speech, "I've Been to the Mountaintop" on April 3, 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee. (Screen shot via video of his speech)

Remembering Martin Luther King, 50 Years Later

African American, New York April 3, 2018 at 1:37 pm

To mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, city officials and organizations will hold vigils and play his speeches.

‘I Am King’ on MLK Day

‘I Am King’ on MLK Day

African American, Manhattan, Youth January 12, 2018 at 3:57 pm

Antonio Javar Hairston hosts the third annual “I Am King” seminar in Harlem to educate and inspire 100 young Black men, reports Amsterdam News.

(Photo via BAM website)

MLK Events Planned for NYC

African American, History, New York January 11, 2018 at 4:04 pm

Community media outlets report on a number of events commemorating Martin Luther King scheduled for Monday, Jan. 15.

Martin Luther King Jr. gives his “I Have a Dream” speech on Aug. 28, 1963, on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. (Creative Commons photo)

Honoring Martin Luther King in NYC

African American, Brooklyn, Culture, Queens January 13, 2017 at 5:12 pm

A “March Against Hate” in Bay Ridge and a commemoration event at Queens College are among the events over the weekend in honor of Martin Luther King, neighborhood publications report. Meanwhile, Amsterdam News looks at how King’s birthday comes five days before Donald Trump’s inauguration.

Groups affiliated with the New York Immigration Coalition are asking the Supreme Court to support President Obama’s executive orders. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

NYC Immigrants Ask Supreme Court to Renew DACA and DAPA

Government, Immigration, Manhattan January 15, 2016 at 2:35 pm

Invoking Martin Luther King Jr.’s struggle for civil rights, immigrants gathered at a Manhattan church to ask the Supreme Court to rule in their favor, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Willie Mae Brown (Photo courtesy of Tabla Rasa Gallery via The Brooklyn Paper)

Remembering Selma and King

African American, Brooklyn, History February 13, 2015 at 4:25 pm

East Flatbush resident Willie Mae Brown, who was raised in Selma, Alabama, on Feb. 15 will read excerpts from her memoir of growing up during the civil rights movement, The Brooklyn Paper reports.

Marching for Juvenile Justice on MLK Day

Marching for Juvenile Justice on MLK Day

Young protestors in NYC marked Martin Luther King Jr. Day by marching for racial equality and juvenile justice.

Cristina Jiménez (Photo by Zaira Cortés via El Diario)

Hispanic Youths Also Have a Dream

Food, Latino, New York, Youth January 20, 2015 at 2:46 pm

As the nation remembers Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., El Diario interviews four young Latino civil rights leaders.

Supporters of citixenship rights for all imiigrants at the 50th anniversary of the march on washington dc (Photo via YWCA USA)

A Dream Unfulfilled for Latinos

History, Latino August 30, 2013 at 7:28 pm

Latinos attending the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington spoke of their desire for immigration reform, the preservation of voting rights and an end to discrimination, reports El Diario-La Prensa.

Vergara with artist Lance Bradley and the photograph of his mural in Harlem of Martin Luther King. (Photo by Robin Elisabeth Kilmer via Manhattan Times)

Displaying the Many Faces of Martin Luther King

African American, Culture, Manhattan August 29, 2013 at 5:14 pm

Photographer and Chilean native Camilo José Vergara exhibited images he took of murals of Martin Luther King from walls across the country, reports Manhattan Times. The Harlem exhibit reflected the varied appropriations of the leader’s image as well as his universal appeal.

A giant screen displays a speaker addressing marchers at the Lincoln Memorial and the National Mall in Washington DC on Saturday to mark the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s famous "I have a dream' speech. (Photo by Edward Kimmel via Flickr, Creative Commons License)

Latinos Also Dreamed with MLK

Black, History, Latino August 26, 2013 at 7:59 pm

While the 1963 March on Washington is often remembered as a rally of African American and white attendees, thousands among them were Hispanic including many Puerto Ricans from New York, reports El Diario-La Prensa.

From left to right: Selena Maldonado, Djassi Julien, David Ocasio, Nicole Salazar, Jieegy Diawara, Peter Lam

Pre-teens talk Martin’s dream and modern day racism

African American, Culture, Education, New York January 13, 2012 at 2:37 pm

“Dr. King’s dream is still alive, but when I go online to YouTube, I see a lot of people making racist videos,” said 12-year-old David Ocasio.