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Confederate flag group pulls request for parade on MLK Day

A pro-Confederate flag group has withdrawn its request to hold a parade on Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Lexington. Media outlets report Grayson Jennings of the Virginia Flaggers sent an email to Lexington officials saying his organization requested the permit for a parade on Jan. 16 only in an effort to swap permits with an … Continue reading

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Dueling marches honor heritage of civil rights and Civil War

In Lexington, Virginia, a city steeped in Old South history, an anti-racism group plans to hold a march on a weekend that honors Confederate heroes, while Confederate flag supporters have applied for a permit to hold a parade on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Both sides say they’re just celebrating “diversity.” The Roanoke Times (http://bit.ly/2eYXw1x) … Continue reading

Norfolk State University commemorates Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Norfolk State University commemorates Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

by Michael L. Grantham Every year, the public, students, organizations, and faculty members are welcome to participate in the Martin Luther King, Jr. walk. This year at Norfolk State was no different. During this walk, students had the chance to bond with one another by coming together and walking to show respect for the accomplishments … Continue reading

Urban League honors community leaders at NSU event
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Urban League honors community leaders at NSU event

The Urban League of Hampton Roads has named Mr. James Church, Ms. Sharon Durrette-Hunt, Dr. Ashby Kilgore, Dr. Avi Santo and Mr. Bruce Thompson as its 2016 Martin Luther King Jr. Community Leader award winners. The awardees will be honored at the Urban League’s 32nd Martin Luther King Community Leaders’ Breakfast Monday, Jan. 18, 2016, 7:30 … Continue reading