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If not for Nelson Mandela, Jireh Mabamba probably would not be a student at the University of Minnesota Duluth. He certainly would not have been able to attend a prestigious, formerly all-white high school in Durban, South Africa. And he may not even have survived beyond his childhood.
Friday, December, 06, 2013 - Duluth News Tribune - News
I remember exactly where I was when the reality of gun violence pierced my illusion of a safe and peaceful world. As a junior at Grand Rapids Senior High School, my world was pretty small when the death of President John F. Kennedy shocked the whole world. I remember it so vividly; it is hard for me to comprehend it happened 50 years ago last week.
Friday, November, 29, 2013 - Duluth News Tribune - Opinion
The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s family and one of his former top aides, Andrew Young, have been united for decades by a common goal — protecting the legacy of the slain civil rights leader.
Thursday, November, 28, 2013 - Duluth News Tribune - Entertainment
"The Gettysburg Address” is the most important speech in American history.
Tuesday, November, 19, 2013 - for the News Tribune - Opinion
Historic votes today in the Illinois Legislature positioned that state to become the largest in the heartland to legalize gay marriage, following months of arduous lobbying efforts by both sides in President Barack Obama's home state.
Tuesday, November, 05, 2013 - Associated Press - News
The issue at hand is whether to vote yes for a $48.9 million school referendum that progressively would increase our property taxes over the next 25 years or whether to vote no and then request a different, more-economically responsible solution to the problems we face as a community.
Wednesday, October, 30, 2013 - for the News Tribune - Opinion
Thursday will mark the eighth anniversary of the death of a well-known African-American figure named Rosa Parks, who was one of the many African-Americans to stand up and fight bravely for equal rights.
Sunday, October, 20, 2013 - Duluth News Tribune - Opinion
One of the first things you see when you enter Laura MacArthur Elementary School in the heart of West Duluth is a banner proclaiming, “We will be a reward school by 2015.”
Sunday, September, 29, 2013 - Duluth News Tribune - News
Chester Bowl Improvement Club will host its 29th annual Fall Festival at the ski hill in Chester Park, raising funds they intend to give to local skiers.
Saturday, September, 21, 2013 - Duluth Budgeteer News - Budgeteer
Listening to Martin Luther King’s speech on its 50th anniversary reminded me of a sermon of Prophet Muhammad historically known as his “Farewell Sermon.”
Tuesday, September, 17, 2013 - Duluth News Tribune - Opinion
Aug. 28 marked the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech, which earned him a stature exclusive only to Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln. All three men faced enormous challenges, but their faith, courage and sacrifices helped shape modern America by advancing the notion of basic human equality and universal freedom.
Saturday, September, 14, 2013 - Duluth News Tribune - Opinion
President Obama’s words from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial were bound to be criticized as underwhelming, no matter what he said. The context, though, was nothing short of mind-blowing.
Sunday, September, 01, 2013 - Washington Post Writers Group - Opinion
If Barack Obama had been anyone else except the president of the United States speaking Wednesday at the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, his speech might have been considered good.
Sunday, September, 01, 2013 - Kansas City Star - Opinion
WASHINGTON — With 42 speakers over four hours at the March on Washington 50th Anniversary commemoration Wednesday, maybe I missed it. But I don’t think any of them mentioned Antoinette Tuff.
Sunday, September, 01, 2013 - Duluth News Tribune - News
Barack Obama, the nation’s first black president, marked the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington on Wednesday by calling for economic equality.
Thursday, August, 29, 2013 - McClatchy Washington Bureau - News
The speech analyzers will come later, but next to Martin Luther King and John Lewis, the most frequent name invoked Wednesday at the March on Washington 50th anniversary event probably was Bayard Rustin.
Thursday, August, 29, 2013 - Duluth News Tribune - News
ROBIN WASHINGTON: While no University of Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs sweat shirts have yet been reported among March on Washington anniversary events here this week, one Northland icon has been spotted.
Thursday, August, 29, 2013 - Duluth News Tribune - News
The theory of retributive justice is common to most cultures throughout the world. It is evident in many ancient texts, illustrating that it has stood the test of time. Its premise is that punishment, if proportionate, is the best response to crime.
Monday, August, 26, 2013 - Duluth News Tribune - Budgeteer
Mary-Pat Hector of Atlanta operates much like a 1960s civil rights activist as she plans for the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.
Monday, August, 26, 2013 - Associated Press - News
One would think that after 50 years this country would have achieved Martin Luther King's goals. And yet, as preparations are being made for the commemoration of that “March for Jobs and Freedom” five decades ago, we still are fighting against attempts to deny certain people the right to vote.
Sunday, August, 25, 2013 - Duluth News Tribune - Opinion