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  1. Farley Elementary 5th graders get surprise trip to Space CampRead the original story w/Photo

    11 min ago | Alabama Live

    Space Camp participants work through a mission in September. An endowment from a late Elks Club member is sending the fifth-graders from Farley Elementary School to camp in February.


  2. New life for A.G. Gaston Motel: Mayor presents plan to preserve building, enhance civil...Read the original story w/Photo

    12 min ago | Alabama Live

    The long-shuttered A.G. Gaston Motel would be preserved and transformed into the centerpiece of an educational and public policy center under a new proposal from Mayor William Bell. Bell's $10 million plan includes incorporating much of the hotel into a new academic "Freedom Center," along with building commercial space and an annex for the adjacent Birmingham Civil Rights Institute.


  3. Trailer: 'Selma'Read the original story w/Photo

    33 min ago | Pensacola News Journal

    'Selma' is based on the true story of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the civil rights marches of Selma, Alabama. David Oyelowo stars as Martin Luther King, Jr. 'Selma' is based on the true story of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the civil rights marches of Selma, Alabama.


  4. U.S. racial justice quest comes full circle in fil...Read the original story

    52 min ago | WOZZ-FM Appleton

    When director Ava DuVernay was shooting the Martin Luther King Jr. movie "Selma," she was nervous how the story of a 50-year-old battle for black voting rights would feel relevant for 21st century Americans. "Selma," the first U.S. feature film ever to focus on the iconic civil rights leader, arrives in theaters next week, after nationwide protests over the killings of unarmed black men by white police officers that have put race relations back on top of the political agenda.


  5. Civil Rights Act of 1964Read the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Investopedia

    Landmark federal legislation that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex and national origin. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 granted equal access to employment, schools and public spaces.


  6. David Oyelowo on Playing MLK: 'I Couldn't Have Done it Without God's Help'Read the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Essence Magazine

    In perhaps the most important role of his career, David Oyelowo stepped into the revolutionary shoes of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to portray him in Selma . In what is shaping up to be one of the year's biggest films, Selma tells the powerful story of the 1965 voting rights march from Selma, Alabama to Montgomery, led by none other than Dr. King.


  7. Oprah Winfrey Battling Flu During Movie Promotional TourRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago |

    The Lee Daniels' The Butler star has been making the media rounds for the new movie, but during an appearance on U.S. talk show Live! with Kelly and Michael on Thursday , the 60 year old revealed she hasn't been feeling well. While making her entrance on the show, Winfrey only touched elbows with members of the audience, explaining she simply did not want to get anyone sick.


  8. 10 Things You Should Know About the Rabidly Anti-LGBT Liberty CounselRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | PressReleasePoint

    In 1989, attorney Matthew Staver and his wife, Anita, founded Liberty Counsel, a legal organization aimed at "advancing religious freedom, the sanctity of life, and the family." But a primary focus of the organization over the years has been preventing and attacking the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people around the world.


  9. Nat'l Bar Association responds to #Oprah call for plan - #IcantbreatheRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | North Denver News

    In a recent interview, Oprah Winfrey compared the present-day protests to the 1960 marches. However, she indicated that the difference between those acts of protest and the one today is that there is a lack of a Martin Luther King, Jr. and a plan.


  10. Dr. Antonia Neubauer to be Featured Speaker at IIPT World SymposiumRead the original story

    4 hrs ago | PR Log

    Dr. Neubauer will speak on "Sustainability and Development: Moving from Charity to Empowerment and Independence" during this event to honor the legacies of Nelson Mandela, Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr. PRLog - Dec. 18, 2014 - INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. -- Myths And Mountains announced this week that Dr. Antonia Neubauer, President of Myths and Mountains and Founder of READ Global, will be a featured speaker at the IIPT World Symposium: Cultivating Sustainable and Peaceful Communities through Tourism, Culture and Sport being held at Emperors Palace, Ekurhuleni, South Africa , February 16-19, 2015.


  11. David Oyelowo Credits Oprah With Bringing 'Selma' To FruitionRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago |

    David Oyelowo became involved with Martin Luther King biopic 'Selma' seven years ago; a project which saw many pitfalls along the way - from financing to director selection - but is now here to tell an extraordinary story of one of the world's biggest heroes. It was 2008 when screenwriter Paul Webb first announce the project, which would also bring on board Brad Pitt as a producer, but according to Oyelowo it took seven years in total to complete - a situation that wasn't as much of a drawback as it sounds in hindsight.


  12. Emerson Stone, CBS News VP produced first live call-in show with sitting President, dies at 86Read the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | CBS News

    Emerson Stone, the CBS News executive who produced the first and only live call-in show with a sitting U.S. president, has died. Stone, 86, died in Greenwich Hospital on Monday of complications from a fall he took at homeSunday.


  13. Behind the Scenes at the "Justice for All" Protest MarchRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | CNN

    Having arrived Washington D.C. on December 12th, I went to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial for some last minute inspiration and illumination. I came to D.C. with 300 packs of Sunflower Peace Seeds, A Big Sign, and a Dream.


  14. Why Selma Matters TodayRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Slate Magazine

    A still from Selma and a prayer during a walk-out outside the House of Representatives on Capitol Hill December 11, 2014 in Washington, DC. To win reform, you can't just protest.


  15. Aussie PM's reaction to Sydney underscores gun control fallaciesRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago |

    Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott's reaction to the Sydney terrorist standoff, quoted in a story in this morning's Seattle Times , provides one of those "Well, DUH" opportunities for Second Amendment activists to illustrate the fallacy behind strict gun control laws, including Washington State's recently-passed Initiative 594. According to the Associated Press story, "Abbott has ordered a sweeping government review of the siege and the events leading up to it, including why Monis was out on bail and how he obtained a shotgun despite the country's tough gun laws."


  16. King: The Martin Luther King Story arrives on Blu-ray in time to honor the manRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago |

    It is never to early to make an annoucement, Especially an important one, this one from Olive Films. We promise more coverage nest month, but as you prepare to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., we want you to know that Olive Films is bringing the TV mini-series King: The Martin Luther King Story t o Blu-ray for the first time on January 27. Dr. King offered an olive branch to the world, and now Olive Films offers the miniseries.


  17. VIDEO: Oprah Winfrey Talks Martin Luther King Biopic SELMA on 'Today'Read the original story

    6 hrs ago |

    TODAY's Al Roker spoke to Oprah Winfrey , star and producer of the upcoming Martin LUTHER King biopic SELMA in an exclusive interview. Check it out below! Ava DuVernay's biopic of Dr. Martin LUTHER King, Jr., SELMA hits theaters on December 25 in a limited release, expanding January 9, 2015.


  18. How would you grade Papenfuse's first year in office?: Q&A with TLA recapRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago |

    Harrisburg Mayor Eric Papenfuse lights the new city Christmas tree in the Martin Luther King Jr. City Center, Dec. 17, 2014. Mark Pynes Tara Leo Auchey: So as we get this chat underway, it seems useful for me to personally state my position with the Papenfuse Administration, for transparency's sake.


  19. 'Selma' allows Carmen Ejogo to play Coretta Scott King a second timeRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Los Angeles Times

    'Selma' actress Carmen Ejogo: 'We are all starting to feel that we need to take power back at some level' It's rare for an actor to portray the same historic character in more than one project, but Carmen Ejogo has taken a second shot at getting into the skin of Coretta Scott King. Beginning on Christmas Day, audiences can see her in director Ava DuVernay's civil rights film "Selma," 13 years after portraying Scott King in HBO's miniseries "Boycott."


  20. SELMA to Open; BOYCHOIR to Close Palm Springs International Film FestivalRead the original story

    7 hrs ago |

    The 26th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival will launch on Friday, January 2 with the opening night screening of the Golden Globe nominated SELMA directed by Ava Duvernay. The Festival will wrap on Sunday, January 11 with the US premiere of Boychoir directed by Franois Girard.