Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Usually, I like to use this space to start a conversation about the political and social issues facing our country as a whole. I try to focus on issues that either explicitly or implicitly affect everyone.
Commemorative events for the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. slid seamlessly into celebrations of a second swearing-in Monday for the nation's first black president, with many Americans moved by the reminder of how far the country has come since the 1960s.
The nation honored civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday — the same day it celebrated the inauguration of the first black president to his second term.
The National Park Service announced on Friday it will correct a paraphrased "drum major" quote etched into the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial to "more accurately reflect" King's words.
The new Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial is finally getting a proper dedication on the National Mall, weeks after a hurricane blew through Washington and postponed plans for a ceremonial opening in August.
Thundering applause and swelling cheers signaled the official dedication Sunday of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial, as thousands of supporters joined King family members, friends and local leaders in honoring the slain civil rights leader.
A Southern California school district has spent $105 million on a new state-of-the-art high school but now doesn't have the money to operate it.
The voice of the Rev. Martin Luther King again filled the halls of Ebenezer Baptist Church and a pipe organ triumphantly announced the reopening of the sanctuary regarded as the birthplace of the civil rights icon's vision of justice, equality and a nonviolent society.
The pastor of a prominent megachurch accused by three young men of coercing them into sex took trips with other male proteges in his youth ministry as part of a mentoring effort, a lawyer for the religious leader said Thursday.
The prominent pastor of a 25,000-member megachurch outside Atlanta denies allegations in a lawsuit that he coerced two young men from the congregation into a sexual relationship, his attorney said.
After nearly 10 months of silence, the Rev. Bernice King is telling the Southern Christian Leadership Conference to end the bitter infighting that has split the group.
A judge on Monday set bail at $30 million for a Northern California man accused of kidnapping a girl and holding her captive for 18 years.
"We pray that this day will be the beginning of a new day in America," she said. "It will be a day when people draw inspiration from the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. It will be a day when people realize and recognize that if it were not for Dr. King and those who fought the fight fought in that movement, we would not be celebrating this presidency."
At the Atlanta service, King's youngest daughter, Bernice King, said the country had been through a difficult year with divisive elections, military conflicts and natural disasters.