- Labor, civil rights activist Grace Lee Boggs dies at age 100 Updated: Oct-05-15 11:00 pm
DETROIT - Grace Lee Boggs, a longtime activist who was part of the labor, civil rights, black power, women's rights and environmental justice movements, died Monday at her Detroit home. She was 100.
- Carter to mediate dispute over MLK Bible, Nobel Peace Prize Updated: Oct-05-15 9:54 pm
ATLANTA - Former President Jimmy Carter is stepping in to help resolve a legal battle over the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s traveling Bible and 1964 Nobel Peace Prize.
- Law firm labeled hate group leading Kim Davis' crusade Updated: Oct-05-15 8:28 am
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Kim Davis' lawyer stood onstage in a Washington D.C. hotel and pointed to a photo on the screen. It showed 100,000 people packed into a Peruvian soccer stadium, Mat Staver told the crowd, all there to pray for the Kentucky clerk battling against gay marriage.
- Meet the man behind Black Lives Matter St. Paul Updated: Oct-03-15 1:11 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Rashad Turner doesn't want your sympathy. He doesn't want to be your friend. He doesn't care if you like him. Turner says black Minnesota deserves more than it gets, and he's going to change that by getting in the way every chance he can.
- Martin Luther King's niece speaking at pregnancy center Updated: Oct-01-15 4:01 am
ORANGEBURG, South Carolina - The niece of the late Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. is speaking in Orangeburg with citizens and community leaders on helping women with unplanned or difficult pregnancies.
- Pope uses popularity to chart new direction for church & US Updated: Sep-28-15 1:15 am
In Congress and at a parish school, at the United Nations and a city jail, Pope Francis spent a whirlwind U.S. visit bridging the realms of the disadvantaged and elite, trying to turn the attention of the mightiest nation on earth away from ideological battles and toward a world he said desperately needs help.
- Pope praises activists Day, Merton for shaping US values Updated: Sep-24-15 3:05 pm
WASHINGTON - In his speech to Congress, Pope Francis highlighted the contributions of four Americans he said helped shape fundamental values that will "endure forever in the spirit of the American people."
- Students campout overnight at MLK Jr. national historic site Updated: Sep-24-15 4:02 am
ATLANTA - One hundred metro Atlanta area fourth grade students will camp overnight at the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site.
- Students urged to 'make their voices heard' for civil rights Updated: Sep-17-15 8:03 pm
MURFREESBORO, Tennessee - Two leading figures of the American civil rights movement urged university students Thursday to "make their voices heard" on issues of justice and equality, 50 years after the Voting Rights Act was signed into law.
- Plan would bring Martin Luther King Jr. statue to Montgomery Updated: Sep-15-15 5:33 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Confederate monuments and a statue of Jefferson Davis can be found on the grounds of the Alabama Capitol. A few blocks over, there's a park dedicated to Rosa Parks, and a Freedom Riders museum occupies the old Greyhound bus station.
- Editorials from around Ohio Updated: Sep-14-15 1:36 pm
Excerpts of recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers:
- A look back to when Detroit's promise seemed boundless Updated: Sep-14-15 12:01 pm
"Once in a Great City: a Detroit Story" (Simon & Schuster), by David Maraniss
- After tragedy, search resumes for new Capitol statue artist Updated: Sep-14-15 7:10 am
ATLANTA - When sculptor Andy Davis and state Rep. Calvin Smyre, D-Columbus, walked out of the King Center a few days after July Fourth, both were elated.
- Ole Miss honors Campbell, who fought segregation on campus Updated: Sep-11-15 5:29 pm
OXFORD, Mississippi - The University of Mississippi is naming a plaza for the late Rev. Will Campbell, its former religious life director who was pressured into leaving after he challenged racial segregation on campus in the 1950s, and later became a prominent civil rights worker.
- Co-author of 'Black Rage,' Dr. William Grier dies at 89 Updated: Sep-09-15 7:12 pm
SAN DIEGO - Dr. William Grier, a psychiatrist who co-authored the groundbreaking 1968 book, "Black Rage," which offered the first psychological examination of black life in the United States, has died at age 89.
- Bad grandpa? Book downplays actor Walter Brennan's dark side Updated: Sep-09-15 10:47 am
"A Real American Character: The Life of Walter Brennan" (University Press of Mississippi), by Carl Rollyson