Martin Luther King Jr. http://www.deseretnews.com/home/ Martin Luther King Jr. en-us Copyright 2014, Deseret News Publishing Company Tue, 02 Sep 2014 00:00:01 MDT Tue, 02 Sep 2014 23:02:41 MDT Newspapers http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss Why public special education programs are flopping in NYC http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607642/Why-public-special-education-programs-are-flopping-in-NYC.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607642/Why-public-special-education-programs-are-flopping-in-NYC.html New York City is now spending $200 million on private schools for special education. Critics argue that this is sapping the... Wed, 30 Jul 2014 05:05:00 MDT Association honors Darius Gray for contributions to Mormon history http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865605035/Association-honors-Darius-Gray-for-contributions-to-Mormon-history.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865605035/Association-honors-Darius-Gray-for-contributions-to-Mormon-history.html One of the founders of the Genesis group, Darius Gray, has been honored by the Mormon History Association with a special... Thu, 12 Jun 2014 16:00:05 MDT Moore, Warren predict Hobby Lobby win at Supreme Court http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865604892/Moore-Warren-predict-Hobby-Lobby-win-at-Supreme-Court.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865604892/Moore-Warren-predict-Hobby-Lobby-win-at-Supreme-Court.html Megachurch pastor Rick Warren and religious liberty advocate Russell Moore predicted the U.S. Supreme Court would find in... Tue, 10 Jun 2014 16:50:00 MDT Revenge may seem sweet, but it makes for a sour disposition http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865604823/Revenge-may-seem-sweet-but-it-makes-for-a-sour-disposition.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865604823/Revenge-may-seem-sweet-but-it-makes-for-a-sour-disposition.html Harvey Mackay is one of several presenters at the June 19 Rocky Mountain Leadership Conference, sponsored by Utah Business... Tue, 10 Jun 2014 15:11:54 MDT Poet Maya Angelou remembered for wisdom, clarity http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765654613/Poet-Maya-Angelou-remembered-for-wisdom-clarity.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765654613/Poet-Maya-Angelou-remembered-for-wisdom-clarity.html First lady Michelle Obama lauded poet, orator and sage Maya Angelou as the first person who let her know she could be a... Sat, 07 Jun 2014 22:25:23 MDT Mormon history group honors Darius Gray http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865604725/Mormon-history-group-honors-Darius-Gray.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865604725/Mormon-history-group-honors-Darius-Gray.html Now, the Mormon History Association has honored Darius Gray with a special citation for outstanding contributions to Mormon... Sat, 07 Jun 2014 10:45:38 MDT Is pulpit plagiarism on the rise? Some blame the Internet http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865604641/Is-pulpit-plagiarism-on-the-rise-Some-blame-the-Internet.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865604641/Is-pulpit-plagiarism-on-the-rise-Some-blame-the-Internet.html More pastors have been accused of plagiarism lately which raises the question of how this affects congregations and how... Fri, 06 Jun 2014 11:35:00 MDT Suspect in shootings at Jewish centers shows that hate is hard to handle http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765652504/Suspect-in-shootings-at-Jewish-centers-shows-that-hate-is-hard-to-handle.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765652504/Suspect-in-shootings-at-Jewish-centers-shows-that-hate-is-hard-to-handle.html In 1987, Frazier Glenn Miller Jr. wrote a six-page letter to a federal judge, pleading for leniency. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:27:44 MDT Abortion in cases of rape: New rifts in old debate http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765651759/Abortion-in-cases-of-rape-New-rifts-in-old-debate.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765651759/Abortion-in-cases-of-rape-New-rifts-in-old-debate.html Poll after poll over many years have shown that Americans overwhelmingly support legal access to abortion for women... Sat, 12 Apr 2014 00:00:00 MDT Long-sought diplomat added to FBI's 'most wanted' http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765651657/Long-sought-diplomat-added-to-FBIs-most-wanted.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765651657/Long-sought-diplomat-added-to-FBIs-most-wanted.html A diplomat suspected of killing his wife, mother and three sons in 1976 was added to the FBI's list of "Ten Most Wanted... Thu, 10 Apr 2014 11:42:53 MDT Rosa Parks archives remain unsold in warehouse http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765651642/Rosa-Parks-archives-remain-unsold-in-warehouse.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765651642/Rosa-Parks-archives-remain-unsold-in-warehouse.html At a time when interest in civil rights memorabilia is rekindled, a lifetime's worth of Rosa Parks' belongings — among... Thu, 10 Apr 2014 08:37:03 MDT Rand Paul speaks at Berkeley, criticizes Obama and others over surveillance issue http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765650127/Rand-Paul-speaks-at-Berkeley-criticizes-Obama-and-others-over-surveillance-issue.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765650127/Rand-Paul-speaks-at-Berkeley-criticizes-Obama-and-others-over-surveillance-issue.html In a university speech, Republican Sen. Rand Paul criticized President Barack Obama and other government leaders over recent... Thu, 20 Mar 2014 09:09:45 MDT Calvary Baptist pastor offers a helping hand during 40 years of service http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865598990/Calvary-Baptist-pastor-offers-a-helping-hand-during-40-years-of-service.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865598990/Calvary-Baptist-pastor-offers-a-helping-hand-during-40-years-of-service.html Pastor France Davis, 67, celebrates 40 years of leading the Calvary Baptist Church in Salt Lake City. This article looks at... Wed, 19 Mar 2014 06:56:59 MDT John F. Kennedy holds complex place in black history http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765641052/John-F-Kennedy-holds-complex-place-in-black-history.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765641052/John-F-Kennedy-holds-complex-place-in-black-history.html Not that many years ago, three portraits hung in thousands of African-American homes, a visual tribute to men who had helped... Thu, 21 Nov 2013 07:05:00 MST A look at Presidential Medal of Freedom recipients http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765642000/A-look-at-Presidential-Medal-of-Freedom-recipients.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765642000/A-look-at-Presidential-Medal-of-Freedom-recipients.html President Barack Obama honored 16 prominent Americans Wednesday with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest award the... Wed, 20 Nov 2013 11:56:20 MST Richard Davis: We must restore the trust lost when JFK died http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865590870/We-must-restore-the-trust-lost-when-JFK-died.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865590870/We-must-restore-the-trust-lost-when-JFK-died.html Is it possible to return to an era when Americans believed in their government, as well as other institutions? Can... Wed, 20 Nov 2013 00:00:00 MST New Bartlett's compiles black quotations http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765641724/New-Bartletts-compiles-black-quotations.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765641724/New-Bartletts-compiles-black-quotations.html For the debut Bartlett's anthology of black quotations, editor Retha Powers wanted to capture the personal, the political and... Fri, 15 Nov 2013 07:52:43 MST 5 decades later, some JFK probe files still sealed http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765641049/5-decades-later-some-JFK-probe-files-still-sealed.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765641049/5-decades-later-some-JFK-probe-files-still-sealed.html Five decades after President John F. Kennedy was fatally shot and long after official inquiries ended, thousands of pages of... Mon, 11 Nov 2013 09:00:00 MST Advisers: President Obama nurtures his faith away from the spotlight http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765640245/Advisers-President-Obama-nurtures-his-faith-away-from-the-spotlight.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765640245/Advisers-President-Obama-nurtures-his-faith-away-from-the-spotlight.html President Barack Obama is not an overtly religious man. He and his family rarely attend church, and he almost never... Sat, 19 Oct 2013 11:22:30 MDT U.S. will weather 'governance problem' better than any other nation, former Secretary of State says http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865588257/US-will-weather-governance-problem-better-than-any-other-nation-former-Secretary-of-State-says.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865588257/US-will-weather-governance-problem-better-than-any-other-nation-former-Secretary-of-State-says.html The nation needs leaders who "know the difference between principle and policy disagreements," former Secretary of State... Fri, 11 Oct 2013 18:30:00 MDT Swiss to vote on guaranteed income; could it work? http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865588036/Swiss-to-vote-on-guaranteed-income-could-it-work.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865588036/Swiss-to-vote-on-guaranteed-income-could-it-work.html Switzerland will vote on whether to have an unconditional guaranteed basic income of 2,500 Swiss francs per month from the... Wed, 09 Oct 2013 11:10:00 MDT Christian photographer writes about leaving Syria http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765638445/Christian-photographer-writes-about-leaving-Syria.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765638445/Christian-photographer-writes-about-leaving-Syria.html Karim Shamsi-Basha spent his childhood in Damascus, Syria, and when he tells that to Christians, they ask if he knew the road... Wed, 25 Sep 2013 07:09:55 MDT In the Whirled: Socializing our kids to death http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865587013/Socializing-our-kids-to-death.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865587013/Socializing-our-kids-to-death.html We live in a day and age when teamwork has never been more valued. We send kids to school at younger ages so they can... Tue, 24 Sep 2013 19:05:00 MDT The 'Dream' lives on: Utahns mark MLK speech but say there's more needs to be done http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865585443/The-Dream-lives-on-Utahns-mark-MLK-speech-but-say-theres-more-needs-to-be-done.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865585443/The-Dream-lives-on-Utahns-mark-MLK-speech-but-say-theres-more-needs-to-be-done.html For Freddie Belle Phillips Cooper, participating Wednesday in a ceremony commemorating the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther... Wed, 28 Aug 2013 17:39:43 MDT Commentary: BYU head coach Bronco Mendenhall focused on #EveryDayGreatness http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865585418/Commentary-BYU-head-coach-Bronco-Mendenhall-focused-on-EveryDayGreatness.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865585418/Commentary-BYU-head-coach-Bronco-Mendenhall-focused-on-EveryDayGreatness.html BYU head coach Bronco Mendenhall joined Twitter last April, but he's not tweeting about what he ate for breakfast or secrets... Wed, 28 Aug 2013 16:20:00 MDT New Harmony: Was America made in the image of Moses? http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865585405/Was-America-made-in-the-image-of-Moses.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865585405/Was-America-made-in-the-image-of-Moses.html When a book appears called “America’s Prophet,” these days most Americans — not just Utahns —... Sat, 31 Aug 2013 05:00:00 MDT More than 300 sites ring bells for MLK speech http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765636718/More-than-300-sites-ring-bells-for-MLK-speech.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765636718/More-than-300-sites-ring-bells-for-MLK-speech.html Church bells were ringing out Wednesday at the National Cathedral and nationwide to answer a call from one of the most... Wed, 28 Aug 2013 14:16:16 MDT The 15 best quotes from Martin Luther King's 'I Have a Dream' speech http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865585385/The-15-best-quotes-from-Martin-Luther-Kings-I-Have-a-Dream-speech.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865585385/The-15-best-quotes-from-Martin-Luther-Kings-I-Have-a-Dream-speech.html Three lists that highlight the March on Washington. Wed, 28 Aug 2013 10:05:00 MDT More than 100 sites to ring bells for MLK speech http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765636711/More-than-100-sites-to-ring-bells-for-MLK-speech.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765636711/More-than-100-sites-to-ring-bells-for-MLK-speech.html The final refrain of Martin Luther King Jr.'s most famous speech will echo around the world as bells from churches, schools... Wed, 28 Aug 2013 06:45:01 MDT In our opinion: Martin Luther King Jr.'s 'dream' 50 years later http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765636672/Martin-Luther-King-Jrs-dream-50-years-later.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765636672/Martin-Luther-King-Jrs-dream-50-years-later.html The commemoration march was last weekend, but today marks the official anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs... Wed, 28 Aug 2013 00:00:00 MDT Kathleen Parker: Obama helps no one by making himself the 'victim in chief' http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765636634/Obama-helps-no-one-by-making-himself-the-victim-in-chief.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765636634/Obama-helps-no-one-by-making-himself-the-victim-in-chief.html Barack Obama helped lead the way when he identified himself with Trayvon Martin, shot by George Zimmerman in the... Tue, 27 Aug 2013 00:00:00 MDT Is Martin Luther King Jr.'s dreama reality? In a changed Birmingham, Ala., yes and no http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765636501/Is-Martin-Luther-King-Jrs-dreama--reality-In-a-changed-Birmingham-Ala-yes-and-no.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765636501/Is-Martin-Luther-King-Jrs-dreama--reality-In-a-changed-Birmingham-Ala-yes-and-no.html When he boarded a Greyhound bus on his way to Princeton University, Glennon Threatt promised himself he'd never come back... Sun, 25 Aug 2013 00:00:00 MDT In our opinion: Martin Luther King Jr. and the call of faith http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765636520/Martin-Luther-King-Jr-and-the-call-of-faith.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765636520/Martin-Luther-King-Jr-and-the-call-of-faith.html Fifty years ago this week, a quarter of a million Americans converged on the nation's capital in the largest and most... Sun, 25 Aug 2013 00:00:00 MDT Marching for King's dream: 'The task is not done' http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765636509/Marching-for-Kings-dream-The-task-is-not-done.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765636509/Marching-for-Kings-dream-The-task-is-not-done.html Tens of thousands of people marched to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial and down the National Mall on Saturday,... Sat, 24 Aug 2013 12:24:46 MDT March on Washington showcased religious roots of Civil Rights movement http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865585076/March-on-Washington-showcased-religious-roots-of-Civil-Rights-movement.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865585076/March-on-Washington-showcased-religious-roots-of-Civil-Rights-movement.html A quick scan of the program of the March on Washington, which included three prayers, gospel music and four speeches by... Sat, 24 Aug 2013 12:00:00 MDT Politics and casting cameos undermine otherwise solid 'Butler' http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865584732/Politics-and-casting-cameos-undermine-otherwise-solid-Butler.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865584732/Politics-and-casting-cameos-undermine-otherwise-solid-Butler.html "The Butler" is alternately touching, sobering, depressing and even unnerving. Half of this movie will make you feel like a... Fri, 16 Aug 2013 00:00:00 MDT Utah to honor 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr. speech http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865584519/Utah-to-honor-50th-anniversary-of-Martin-Luther-King-Jr-speech.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865584519/Utah-to-honor-50th-anniversary-of-Martin-Luther-King-Jr-speech.html The state will honor the 50th anniversary of one of the most famous speeches in U.S. history. Mon, 12 Aug 2013 14:10:57 MDT Obama to honor Bill Clinton, Oprah with freedom medal http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765635517/Obama-to-honor-Bill-Clinton-Oprah-with-freedom-medal.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765635517/Obama-to-honor-Bill-Clinton-Oprah-with-freedom-medal.html Former President Bill Clinton is headed back to the White House — just for a day — and Oprah is coming, too. Thu, 08 Aug 2013 14:54:19 MDT Bob Ray Sanders: 50 years later, voting rights not secure for all Americans http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765635216/50-years-later-voting-rights-not-secure-for-all-Americans.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765635216/50-years-later-voting-rights-not-secure-for-all-Americans.html Aug. 28 will be the 50th anniversary of the day Martin Luther King Jr. gave his "I Have a Dream" speech at the great March on... Sun, 04 Aug 2013 00:00:00 MDT Religious liberty has become call to action for conservatives http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865584062/Religious-liberty-has-become-call-to-action-for-conservatives.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865584062/Religious-liberty-has-become-call-to-action-for-conservatives.html In the wake of court rulings on same-sex marriage, political observers have been connecting the dots between religious groups... Sat, 03 Aug 2013 11:25:00 MDT Green paint splattered on the Lincoln Memorial http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765634761/Green-paint-splattered-on-the-Lincoln-Memorial.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765634761/Green-paint-splattered-on-the-Lincoln-Memorial.html Fri, 26 Jul 2013 10:00:00 MDT Across US, people rally for 'Justice for Trayvon' http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765634348/Across-US-people-rally-for-Justice-for-Trayvon.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765634348/Across-US-people-rally-for-Justice-for-Trayvon.html One week after a jury found George Zimmerman not guilty in the shooting death of unarmed teen Trayvon Martin, people gathered... Sun, 21 Jul 2013 14:39:25 MDT Biography of Jackie Robinson leads new movies on DVD and Blu-ray http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865583323/Biography-of-Jackie-Robinson-leads-new-movies-on-DVD-and-Blu-ray.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865583323/Biography-of-Jackie-Robinson-leads-new-movies-on-DVD-and-Blu-ray.html Chadwick Boseman is terrific as Jackie Robinson in the new film biography “42,” with Harrison Ford excelling in... Thu, 18 Jul 2013 15:30:26 MDT George HW Bush to visit White House to celebrate volunteerism http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765633992/George-HW-Bush-to-visit-White-House-to-celebrate-volunteerism.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765633992/George-HW-Bush-to-visit-White-House-to-celebrate-volunteerism.html A commitment to volunteerism is bringing together presidents past and present. Mon, 15 Jul 2013 06:32:41 MDT Michael Gerson: South Africa will always have the legacy of Nelson Mandela http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765633690/South-Africa-will-always-have-the-legacy-of-Nelson-Mandela.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765633690/South-Africa-will-always-have-the-legacy-of-Nelson-Mandela.html As Nelson Mandela lies gravely ill — heaped with tributes and obscured beneath them — it is worth recalling his... Wed, 10 Jul 2013 00:00:00 MDT What if South had won at Gettysburg? http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865582810/What-if-South-had-won-at-Gettysburg.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865582810/What-if-South-had-won-at-Gettysburg.html One hundred fifty years ago this July, the greatest battle ever fought on North American soil was started over sore feet. The... Mon, 08 Jul 2013 18:20:49 MDT Glenn Beck's 'Man in the Moon' tour brings light, dark of US history to Salt Lake http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865582729/Glenn-Becks-Man-in-the-Moon-tour-brings-light-dark-of-US-history-to-Salt-Lake.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865582729/Glenn-Becks-Man-in-the-Moon-tour-brings-light-dark-of-US-history-to-Salt-Lake.html The Independence Through History Museum at the Grand American Hotel on Friday was part of Glenn Beck's three-day "Man on the... Fri, 05 Jul 2013 18:50:00 MDT