MARTIN LUTHER KING
Jamie Dimon said his daughter wrote him a 'long, elegant, nasty letter' after he joined Trump's business council. He referenced MLK to explain why he did it.
JPMorgan Chase's CEO said his daughter asked 'how could you, Dad?' when he joined Donald Trump's business council. He cited Martin Luther King.news.yahoo.com
Rev. Jesse Jackson, wife Jacqueline hospitalized for COVID
The Rev. Jesse Jackson, a famed civil rights leader and two-time presidential candidate, and his wife have been hospitalized after testing positive for COVID-19, according to a statement Saturday. Jesse Jackson, 79, is vaccinated against the virus and received his first dose in January during a publicized event as he urged others to receive the inoculation as soon as possible. “Doctors are currently monitoring the condition of both,” according to the statement from Jesse Jackson's nonprofit, the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition.news.yahoo.com
Average new US virus cases below 100K for 1st time in months
Coronavirus cases are continuing to decline in the U.S. after a winter surge. Researchers at Johns Hopkins University say the seven-day average of new coronavirus cases in the country dropped below 100,000 on Friday, Feb. 12 for the first time since November 4. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)ATLANTA – Average daily new coronavirus cases in the United States dipped below 100,000 in recent days for the first time in months, but experts cautioned Sunday that infections remain high and precautions to slow the pandemic must remain in place. That average dropped below 100,000 on Friday for the first time since Nov. 4. “We are still at about 100,000 cases a day.
Crafts + supplies to help open up a conversation with your kids about diversity
SAN ANTONIO – Colors of the world markers and crayons, “I have a dream” clouds and a “world changer” - they’re just some of the crafts to get you started on a discussion with your kids about race, unity, diversity and the teachings of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.Jada Rashawn, of No Other Nanny, gives tips and pointers in the video above. You can follow her on Instagram and check out her website here. Related:- Potty training tips for new parents
Bernal Middle School student wins citywide MLK art contest; art to be used in 2021 virtual march
SAN ANTONIO – An 11-year-old student in the Northside Independent School District was selected as the winner of an annual citywide art contest presented by the City of San Antonio’s Department of Arts & Culture and the Martin Luther King Jr. Commission. Yesenia Morin, a student at Bernal Middle School, won the contest with her artwork titled “It Takes All of Us.” The artwork will now be used as visual representation of the 2021 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Virtual March on Jan. 18. I think that it’s important to remember the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King because he encouraged all of us to work together for the good of everyone,” Morin said. “Yesenia is extremely talented and always thinks outside the box when she creates her artwork, John Davis, Bernal Middle School Art Teacher said. The MLK Commission announced in September that a virtual-only event would replace the annual march in 2021 due to COVID-19 concerns.
GEORGIA TAKEAWAYS: Black turnout fuels Warnock victory
But Black voters were a force in the early vote and on Election Day. Notably, it wasn’t just in metro Atlanta, but also in rural and small-town counties across South Georgia, where Black turnout has historically lagged. That means it was an alliance spanning from the most affluent Black residents of Atlanta, including recent transplants to Georgia, to those Black Georgia natives who hail from the most economically depressed pockets of the state. But Black voters can point to Tuesday’s vote count and take credit for that strategy ending in defeat. But Democratic turnout stayed strong, as well, with Fulton and DeKalb in the core of metro Atlanta on pace to nearly match or exceed their general election turnout.
GEORGIA TAKEAWAYS: Black turnout fuels Warnock victory
But Black voters were a force in the early vote and on Election Day. Notably, it wasn’t just in metro Atlanta, but also in rural and small-town counties across South Georgia, where Black turnout has historically lagged. That means it was an alliance spanning from the most affluent Black residents of Atlanta, including recent transplants to Georgia, to those Black Georgia natives who hail from the most economically depressed pockets of the state. But Black voters can point to Tuesday’s vote count and take credit for that strategy ending in defeat. According to AP VoteCast, Republican voters are siding with Trump: About 6 in 10 approve of Kemp’s handling of the election aftermath.
Justice Department Settles Lawsuit Against the South Dakota Department of Social Services Alleging Intentional Race Discrimination Against Native American Job Applicants at the Pine Ridge Reservation
Under the terms of the settlement agreement, subject to court approval, the Department of Social Services will pay $350,000 in back pay and other monetary relief to approximately 60 Native American job applicants. The Department of Social Services also must comply with reporting requirements regarding its hiring of Specialists at the Pine Ridge Office. According to the amended complaint, in October 2010, Cedric Goodman, a Native American job candidate, applied for a Specialist position at DSSs Pine Ridge Office. After interviewing Goodman and other qualified Native American candidates, DSS removed the job posting and hired no one. After unsuccessful conciliation efforts, the EEOC referred the matter to Department of Justices Civil Rights Division.justice.gov
Throwback Thursday: How Mt. Zion Church impacted Civil Rights in SA; Bible that lasted through fire
Zion First Baptist Church on Martin Luther King Drive has served the San Antonio community and opened its doors to those in need. “The church was there for a long time until 1924 when they marched from Santos Street to this current location and they built this church,” said Rev. It continues to serve community members, no matter what race or social status. “We’re here to do God’s will and not just to look good or to say, look how long we’ve been here,” said Rev. “We want people to say, ‘look what God is doing.’”There are generations of families that have walked through the doors and worshipped at Mt.
Kansas City votes overwhelmingly to remove Martin Luther King Jr.'s name from historic street
Kansas City voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved removing Dr. Martin Luther King's name from one of the city's most historic boulevards. The decision comes less than a year after the city council decided to rename the street, which had been known as The Paseo. Unofficial results showed the proposal to remove King's name received nearly 70% of the vote, with just over 30% voting to retain King's name. They walked into the Paseo Baptist Church and stood along its two aisles. The Reverend Vernon Howard, president of the Kansas City chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, told The Associated Press that the King street sign is a powerful symbol for everyone but particularly for black children.cbsnews.com
Kansas City votes to remove King's name from historic street
They said removing the name would send a negative image of Kansas City to the rest of the world, and could hurt business and tourism. U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, a minister and former Kansas City mayor who has pushed the city to rename a street for King for years, was at Sunday's rally. He said the protesters were welcome, but he asked them to consider the damage that would be done if Kansas City removed King's name. "It means something to everyone in Kansas City," she said. It's very important to Kansas City."
Talking about 'Selma' with someone who was there with Martin Luther King
Talking about 'Selma' with someone who was there with Martin Luther King CBS News' Bill Plante was in Selma, Alabama in 1964 and spoke to Dr. King during the marches. Ahead of the release of the movie 'Selma' CBSN sat down with Plante to hear his experience during the monumental civil rights marches.cbsnews.com
A team of rivals unites on the football field
For years, Martin Luther King and Germantown high schools in Philadelphia were archrivals. Then, an $81 million budget deficit forced the city to merge the two schools. But on the football field, what was before a team of rivals united as one against the odds. Don Dahler reports. (Video Courtesy: Tribeca Digital Studios/We Could Be King -- www.tribecafilm.com/wecouldbekingcbsnews.com