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By Mangosuthu Buthelezi
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Luther King Jr.
Rapper Macklemore took the opportunity during his acceptance speech Sunday night at the American Music Awards to blast what he sees as racial profiling in America, specifically in the shooting death of black teenager Trayvon Martin. But former Rep. Allen B. West, a Florida Republican who is black, isn't seeing the connection.
New Orleans police vowed to swiftly track down the gunmen who wounded 19 people at a neighborhood Mother's Day parade, the latest case of violence flaring up around a celebration in the city this year.
Rahman Ali, Muhammad Ali's brother, said the legendary boxer no longer can speak and could be dead within days.
A 70-year-old women's basketball coach at a Detroit high school shot two men trying to attack him while walking two girls to their cars in the school parking lot Friday night.
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.
Magician David Copperfield said Wednesday he purchased a newly discovered audiotape of a Martin Luther King Jr. interview and would donate it to the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis to promote the civil rights icon's message of nonviolence.
A man with extensive ties to white supremacists was sentenced Tuesday to 32 years in prison after pleading guilty to planting a bomb intended to shower poison-laced shrapnel onto Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade marchers.
D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray is again using the dedication of the Martin Luther King National Memorial to help draw attention to the city's efforts to achieve voting rights in Congress. But this time he must also rekindle the momentum he generated earlier this year and channel the energy of competing interests.
As the once impossible begins to feel inevitable, conservatives find themselves grappling with the uncomfortable concept of falling in line behind former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.
Chicago mayoral candidate Rahm Emanuel is getting a high-profile boost from one of his old bosses, former President Bill Clinton.
Bishop Eddie Long said Sunday that he will fight allegations that he lured young men into sexual relationships, stressing that he would be back to lead the church the next week.
| Gov. Paul LePage changed his Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend plans and showed up at a breakfast honoring the slain civil rights leader Monday, days after he said critics of his decision to skip other events could "kiss my butt."