Tag Archives: MLK

Elizabeth Warren stopped on the floor of the Senate for attempting to read a 1986 letter from Coretta Scott King about the civil rights record of Attorney General nominee Jeff Sessions

Last night, on the floor of the United States Senate, Elizabeth Warren, in discussing the nomination of Senator Jeff Sessions for Attorney General, attempted to read a 1986 letter from Coretta Scott King to the U.S. Judiciary Committee about the Senator’s history relative to civil rights. [Sessions, at the time, was in the running to […]

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Our Voices Will Be Heard: highlights from MLK Day 2017 in Ypsilanti, MI

On this evening’s episode of the Saturday Six Pack, I’ll be talking with Ypsi High art teacher Lynne Settles, one of her students, and local historian Matt Siegfried about the silent march across Yspilanti that they coordinated this past Martin Luther King Day, and the multi-venue art exhibit that awaited all of those who attended […]

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Ypsi High students mark MLK Day with silent peace march and art exhibit

Both EMU and UM have great events lined up for Martin Luther King Day tomorrow. My family, however, will be spending the morning with Lynne Settles and her Ypsi High art students, who will be silently marching from Ypsilanti’s water tower, starting at 9:00 AM, to the building on Michigan Avenue where, 150 years ago, […]

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OK, let’s talk about the Baltimore riots

Three people have written to me over the past 24 hours requesting that I start a thread on the riots that are currently raging in Baltimore. This post is for them. If not for their notes, I don’t think I would have mentioned it here. It’s not that I don’t care that Freddy Gray was […]

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Reverend Dr. William Barber II on reclaiming the moral high ground and building a majority coalition around issues of social justice

Reverend Dr. William Barber II, the North Carolina minister who founded the Forward Together moral movement, is in the press today. It would seem that a young man in his group was arrested yesterday in Charlotte, at one of Barber’s Moral Monday events, for putting voter registration information on the windshields of parked cars. As […]

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