On King day, Trump mentioned as much as civil rights leader

ATLANTA /January 15, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — They had gathered to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr., but many of those who delivered speeches on the national holiday created to honor the slain civil rights leaders focused their remarks on another man: President Donald Trump. Two of King’s children, the pastor of the Atlanta church where King … Continue reading On King day, Trump mentioned as much as civil rights leader

King children criticize Trump, decry racism on MLK holiday

ATLANTA/January 15, 2018(AP)(STL.News) — Martin Luther King Jr.’s children and the pastor of an Atlanta church where he preached decried disparaging remarks President Donald Trump is said to have made about African countries, while protests between Haitian immigrants and Trump supporters broke out near the president’s Florida resort Monday, the official federal holiday honoring King. At … Continue reading King children criticize Trump, decry racism on MLK holiday

LeBron reflects on MLK’s legacy, criticizes Trump on holiday

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio/January 15, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— LeBron James says honoring the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. is more important than ever because “we’re trying to be divided right now by somebody.” James was referring to President Trump, whom the Cavaliers star has openly criticized in the past. James spoke Monday as he and his teammates prepared … Continue reading LeBron reflects on MLK’s legacy, criticizes Trump on holiday

Racial firestorm surrounds Trump at MLK holiday

ATLANTA/January 13, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The first Martin Luther King Jr. holiday of Donald Trump’s presidency is taking place amid a racial firestorm of Trump’s own making. In the same week that he honored King by making a national park out of the ground where King was born and preached until his death, Trump denigrated … Continue reading Racial firestorm surrounds Trump at MLK holiday

Martin Luther King III & Family Release King Holiday Message & Plans for Commemoration

50 years after the death of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the King Family renews calls for unity and equality ATLANTA, GA/January 13, 2018 (STL.News) – Martin Luther King III, son of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King, today released a message marking the 89th anniversary of his father’s birthday and the … Continue reading Martin Luther King III & Family Release King Holiday Message & Plans for Commemoration

On King Day, divisions and hope in the era of Trump

ATLANTA (AP)(STL.News) — Scott Shepherd didn’t fire the shot that killed Martin Luther King Jr., but the former Ku Klux Klansman says he has always felt remorse toward the family of the slain civil rights leader and all who honor his legacy. He reached for atonement Monday evening, sitting on a dais next to Bernice … Continue reading On King Day, divisions and hope in the era of Trump

South awaits thaw from snowstorm, icy roads and numbing cold

DURHAM, N.C. /January 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Southerners awaited a big thaw that would end days of icy roads, broken pipes, snow and numbing cold after a fierce winter storm blasted their normally mild region. For the third straight night, stare troopers warned of ice making roads and highways treacherous after the snow that hit a … Continue reading South awaits thaw from snowstorm, icy roads and numbing cold

South cleans up after unusually intense storm that killed 15

DURHAM, N.C. /January 18, 2018(AP)(STL.News) — Southerners shoveled, scraped and plowed their way Thursday out of a snowy deep freeze that caused a standstill across much of a region accustomed to mild winters. At least 15 people died, including a baby in a car that slid off an icy overpass outside New Orleans, and a 6-year-old … Continue reading South cleans up after unusually intense storm that killed 15