Martin Luther King Jr. Martin Luther King Jr. en-us Copyright 2015, Deseret News Publishing Company Wed, 25 Nov 2015 00:00:01 MST Wed, 25 Nov 2015 21:18:26 MST Newspapers Some Americans refuse to give up on Confederate flag Many Americans assumed the Confederate flag was retired for good after governors in South Carolina and Alabama removed it... Sun, 02 Aug 2015 10:07:15 MDT Confederate flags placed outside MLK’s Atlanta church Four Confederate flags were placed outside of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s church here Thursday. Authorities said they... Fri, 31 Jul 2015 14:30:00 MDT Confederate flags left near Rev. Martin Luther King's church Confederate battle flags were stealthily placed on the grounds of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s church, and authorities... Thu, 30 Jul 2015 12:54:16 MDT My view: Differences should not foster intolerance Ideally, laws should respect all people, all races and all walks of life to the fullest extent possible. Sometimes it seems... Tue, 28 Jul 2015 00:00:00 MDT Five principles to help guide public dialogue over what marriage means Unless overruled, divisive decisions like Obergefell v. Hodges should be followed out of respect for rule of law. But as a... Sun, 26 Jul 2015 00:00:00 MDT Ga. debates Confederate carving set in stone and state law Art, monument or embarrassment? Sat, 25 Jul 2015 15:26:49 MDT Woman deemed oldest US veteran set for flight to meet Obama A 110-year-old woman believed to be the nation's oldest veteran is preparing to visit Washington on an honorary trip that... Thu, 16 Jul 2015 11:18:03 MDT Activist who took down Confederate flag drew on her faith As she prepared for her mission — scaling the 30-foot flagpole outside the South Carolina Statehouse to bring down the... Mon, 13 Jul 2015 16:30:00 MDT Blacks torn between anger, mercy for Charleston shooter Under an outdoor tent a few blocks from Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, Sharon Simmons paused while cleaning up... Mon, 06 Jul 2015 13:51:58 MDT Want a national day? Check a website in North Dakota To most Americans, July 4 is Independence Day. But on Marlo Anderson's calendar, it's also Caesar Salad Day and Barbecued... Wed, 01 Jul 2015 10:16:37 MDT Obama delivers unvarnished race lecture at eulogy President Barack Obama used his eulogy for a slain pastor to deliver an unvarnished lecture on America's racial history... Fri, 26 Jun 2015 17:46:00 MDT Memphis debate revives over statue of rebel leader Forrest A debate over Confederate symbolism has been rekindled by a suggestion to remove a statue of Nathan Bedford Forrest —... Thu, 25 Jun 2015 12:45:00 MDT Charleston’s Emanuel AME Church reopens with prayer, praise and a call for change Hundreds Sunday packed the pews of Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church readying themselves to bury nine beloved... Mon, 22 Jun 2015 16:30:00 MDT History of the Confederate flag on Statehouse grounds The shooting deaths of nine people at a black church in Charleston, South Carolina, have reignited calls for the Confederate... Mon, 22 Jun 2015 15:34:39 MDT Genny Rowley: Pope’s encyclical a reminder of our common call: love of neighbor The pope’s encyclical invites us to something basic: the love of neighbor. We have reached a moment in history in which... Sun, 21 Jun 2015 10:55:00 MDT South Carolina legislator: Take down Confederate flag The Confederate flag has no place on South Carolina Statehouse grounds, and it's past time to remove the symbol of hatred, a... Sat, 20 Jun 2015 19:50:00 MDT 'You are welcome:' The night Emanuel opened its door to evil When Angela Brown saw the Facebook post about a shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, her mind immediately... Sat, 20 Jun 2015 15:52:08 MDT Ogden churches stand as one in aftermath of Charleston tragedy Ogden churches came together at noon Friday at Embry Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church to pray and remember the nine... Fri, 19 Jun 2015 18:40:00 MDT 'Mother Emanuel' shooting reminder of history and role of black churches in America Charleston's Emanuel A.M.E. Church history serves as a reminder of the rich history and important role of black churches in... Fri, 19 Jun 2015 15:55:00 MDT Episcopal bishops to lead anti-gun violence march in Salt Lake City In the aftermath of a mass shooting in Charleston, S.C., the upcoming anti-gun violence march in Utah organized by 60... Thu, 18 Jun 2015 19:20:00 MDT In our opinion: Recent Kathmandu, Baltimore responses show need to measure social progress, not just economic growth The Social Progress Index is on the right track to understanding and learning from the experiences of Kathmandu and Baltimore... Wed, 20 May 2015 00:00:00 MDT District attorney may drop cases investigated by trooper who resigned The Salt Lake County District Attorney's Office announced Tuesday that it may have to dismiss criminal cases investigated by... Tue, 12 May 2015 16:45:00 MDT Will a guaranteed basic income replace welfare? Vox's Dylan Matthews celebrated May 1, International Workers' Day, by reviving the debate over a guaranteed basic income as a... Thu, 07 May 2015 20:40:00 MDT Chris Hicks: ‘Selma,’ ‘Spare Parts’ are on home video this week The historical civil rights film "Selma" and a real-life underdog competition story "Spare Parts" lead new movies on home... Thu, 07 May 2015 18:45:46 MDT Taxpayers are already paying the bill over NJ bridge scandal A nearly yearlong investigation into the 2013 lane George Washington Bridge Lane closures resulted in two indictments and a... Sat, 02 May 2015 11:28:03 MDT Bridge scandal charges may prove a mixed bag for Christie The charges handed down against three former allies of Gov. Chris Christie in the George Washington Bridge traffic scandal... Sat, 02 May 2015 10:22:48 MDT Ex-Christie ally to plead guilty in traffic jam case A former loyalist to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie arrived at court Friday to plead guilty to charges related to creating a... Fri, 01 May 2015 12:46:41 MDT Ex-FBI agent charged with lying during 'Whitey' Bulger trial A former FBI agent lied to jurors during mobster James "Whitey" Bulger's trial and overstated his professional... Thu, 30 Apr 2015 13:52:20 MDT Police try to enforce curfew, clash with Baltimore protesters for a second night A line of police behind riot shields hurled smoke canisters and fired pepper balls at as many as 200 protesters Tuesday night... Tue, 28 Apr 2015 21:38:32 MDT 'Good kid': Lawyer pleads for Boston Marathon bomber's life Mon, 27 Apr 2015 18:05:50 MDT Boston Marathon bomber's lawyer urges jury to spare his life A lawyer for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev urged a jury Monday to spare the young man's life, portraying him as "a... Mon, 27 Apr 2015 12:07:13 MDT 4 notable remarks from President Obama’s Easter Prayer Breakfast President Obama turned both personal and preachy Tuesday during his annual Easter Prayer Breakfast, which he has hosted at... Tue, 07 Apr 2015 18:38:16 MDT Gardner C. Taylor, dean of black preachers, dies at 96 The Rev. Gardner C. Taylor, widely considered the dean of the nation’s black preachers and “the poet laureate of... Mon, 06 Apr 2015 16:15:00 MDT Religious freedom fight over gay marriage will persist Conservative faith leaders who have made religious liberty a rallying cry as gay marriage spread throughout the states have... Fri, 03 Apr 2015 14:16:30 MDT Passover: Welcoming gentiles for Seder a strong tradition When it comes to Passover, Seder is hardly just for Jews at Lee Nelson's house. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 12:25:55 MDT Gang chief, international fugitive among dozens paroled A former prison gang kingpin and a black revolutionary-turned-international fugitive are among 74 inmates who owe their... Sat, 28 Mar 2015 11:30:50 MDT Oklahoma isn't alone in race-related fraternity incidents Many colleges are clamping down on campus fraternities after their reputations are sullied by race-tainted incidents. Sun, 15 Mar 2015 08:46:23 MDT Rev. Willie Barrow, front-line civil rights fighter, dies The Rev. Willie Barrow, a front-line civil rights fighter for decades and a mentor to younger generations of activists, died... Thu, 12 Mar 2015 09:40:00 MDT 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday in Selma puts spotlight on deep poverty With the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday this weekend, America was reminded how this small city helped bring sweeping... Mon, 09 Mar 2015 19:40:00 MDT Kentucky GOP clears path for Paul's dual campaigns Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul took his first step toward running for president with state party leaders on Saturday endorsing his... Sat, 07 Mar 2015 23:04:32 MST Selma civil rights milestone marked by first black president America's racial history "still casts its long shadow upon us," President Barack Obama said Saturday as he stood in... Sat, 07 Mar 2015 22:39:27 MST Thousands gather to commemorate Bloody Sunday anniversary Thousands of people gathered in Selma, Alabama on Saturday morning ahead of a speech by President Barack Obama at the 50th... Sat, 07 Mar 2015 14:32:12 MST Photos: Remembering Selma 50 years later It only lasted minutes, but images of sheriff's deputies lobbing tear gas and beating civil rights marchers with batons and... Fri, 06 Mar 2015 12:15:51 MST Lyndon B. Johnson linked Latinos, civil rights in 'Selma' speech ears ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson asked a joint session of Congress to respond to the brutal beatings of protesters in... Wed, 04 Mar 2015 11:56:12 MST After the Oscars, diversity remains a topic of discussion What was missing from the Academy Awards turned out to be the issue that could not be ignored on the night trophies were... Mon, 23 Feb 2015 16:16:45 MST Photo gallery: 'Birdman' takes flight at an Oscars punctuated by politics The long take of "Birdman" has stretched all the way to the Academy Awards, where the jazzy, surreal comedy about an actor... Mon, 23 Feb 2015 10:00:00 MST