Salute to Greatness Awards Gala 2019

Christine King Farris Remembers Brother Martin

It was inside Freedom Hall, at the King Center, that I spotted Dr. Christine King Farris. The only sister, and only surviving sibling, of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., was sitting at a table with family and friends. She sat quietly as everyone else clammered for pictures and conversation. The Dream...
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 Native Americans lead the march down Virginia Street as thousands take part in the Women's March in Reno.

10,000 Expected for Inaugural Indigenous Peoples March in D.C.

Chenae Bullock is a member of the Shinnecock Tribe. When I sat down with Bullock recently at the Entercom Radio Atlanta studios, she talked about an upcoming effort aimed at "uniting all indigenous peoples throughout the world." As many as 10,000 people from across the world are expected to gather...
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The King Holiday Observance will include the Dream Forward Awards and the Salute to Greatness Awards Gala

King Holiday: A Message of Reconciliation and Love for Humanity

As the King Center observes the 2019 King Holiday, the formal kick-off reception will be held on Tuesday, January 15, 2019. It will feature the Dream Forward Awards and will take place in Freedom Hall at The King Center beginning at 6:00 p.m. Recognized for their community service leadership,...
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Bernice King talked about the government shutdown while announcing the 2019 MLK Holiday Commemorative events

Bernice King: 'Worse Than A Depression' If Government Isn't Reopened. It Has To Be About People.

King Center CEO, Dr. Bernice A. King, was quite emotional Thursday, as she prepared to announce the slate of public programs and events in celebration of the King Holiday Observance. The National Park Service, which oversees the preservaton of historic sites, was not in attendance inside the...
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The FBI is offering a $5,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest of Antariouse Caldwell, aka “Phat”.

UPDATE: Gangster Disciple Sought After Indictment For Multiple Metro Atlanta Murders

UPDATE: The FBI says that Antariouse "Phat" Caldwell was arrested this morning at a motel in Jonesboro following an anonymous tip from the public. The tipster said they recognized Caldwell from publicity they had seen about a tattoo on his neck that read “No Mercy”. With assistance from the Clayton...
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R. Kelly performs the National Anthem prior to the game between the Brooklyn Nets and the Atlanta Hawks at Barclays Center in 2015.

#MuteRKelly Co-Founder: Fanbase vs Protesters Shows Huge Divide Among Black Women

Kenyette Barnes says being a survivor of sexual abuse is not her primary motivator as co-founder of the #MuteRKelly movement. Yet, what that experience does, according to Barnes, is provides her "insight and a sense of empathy" that propels her as she does the work of holding the chart-topping R...
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Her family says that Joycelyn Savage was 19 when she was "lured away" by singer R. Kelly

Attorney: "Surviving R. Kelly" Is G-Rated Compared To What's Really Going On

While Atlanta attorney Gerald Griggs says the "Surviving R. Kelly" docu-series was "well put together", he also believes "it's the G-Rated version of what's happening and has happened." He believes there's "absolutely more" than what the public has heard and seen. Griggs represents the Savage...
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Rapper Young Thug (white hoodie) is among a group of onlookers at the scene of a deadly double shooting

UPDATE: Local Rapper Possible Victim In Deaths Of 2 Men Found On Southwest Side

Two men found dead inside a vehicle Thursday morning in the West End area of Atlanta have been identified. Close to 100 people gathered across the street. Atlanta rapper Young Thug was among them. Posts to social media indicated that one of the dead men was local mixtape rap artist Quinton Porter,...
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Attorney C.K. Hoffler (l) represents Regina and Michael Wynn in their lawsuit filed in Clayton County State Court

Lawyer: Wrong Ashes Could Have Trickle Effect And Impact Many Families

Attorney C.K. Hoffler says "the best way to get to the bottom of this is in a court of law." The Atlanta lawyer represents the family of the late Paulette Patricia Bradley. It was two weeks after the family held a memorial service for the McDonough woman, when they learned the ashes, that they...
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Penny Marshall at the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party following the 86th Academy Awards held at Sunset Plaza

Penny Marshall, Director of "The Preacher's Wife," "Big," And "A League of Their Own," Passes Away

Award-winning actress and director Penny Marshall, who directed big-budget Hollywood films like The Preacher's Wife, Big, A League of Their Own, and Jumpin' Jack Flash, and became one of the film industry's top-grossing women directors of all time, has died at 75. According to her publicist...
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