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Metro Detroit Celebrates The Legacy Of MLK With Music, Marches And Scholarships

As the nation pauses to remember civil rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on the national holiday in his honor, many Detroiters took time to honor his legacy.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/19/2015

Left to right, foreground: Colman Domingo plays Ralph Abernathy, David Oyelowo plays Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., André Holland plays Andrew Young, and Stephan James plays John Lewis in SELMA, from Paramount Pictures, Pathé, and Harpo Films.

10 Things I Learned from Screening ‘Selma’

I am shocked people of my age seemingly know so little about this civil rights era …

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/18/2015

Left to right, foreground: Colman Domingo plays Ralph Abernathy, David Oyelowo plays Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., André Holland plays Andrew Young, and Stephan James plays John Lewis in SELMA, from Paramount Pictures, Pathé, and Harpo Films.

Selma Carries A Message That Is Ripe For The Ages

Selma follows three attempts by civil rights leaders led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. back in 1965 to stage a peaceful march from Selma, Alabama to Montgomery, Alabama. Even though the events happened nearly 50 years ago, the message is all too timely.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/09/2015

Thousands attend the Freedom March rally in Hart Plaza. (WWJ/Beth Fisher)

Freedom Walk Brings Thousands To Hart Plaza

President of the Detroit branch of the NAACP, the Reverend Wendell Anthony, says they’re here to continue Dr. King’s work.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/22/2013

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Detroit March Next Saturday To Mark MLK Anniversary

Rudy Simons, who participated in the original march as a young man, will be there.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/11/2013

High School Kids

King’s ‘Walk To Freedom’ Inspires Video Contest

Local college and high school students are being encouraged to participate in a special video contest called “Now is the Time” — designed to connect Dr. King’s legacy with today’s actions.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/25/2013

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Matt’s Favorites: Video Of MLK Assassin, Death For Facebook Killer, Massive Data Leak Shows How The Rich Hide Wealth, Giant Pong, And Much More

So what’s new, different and wonderful in the high-tech world this fine sunny Opening Day Friday? Glad you asked…

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/04/2013

NAACP Detroit Branch members discuss the event. (credit: WWJ/Mike Campbell)

March To Mark 50 Years Since MLK’s Walk Down Woodward

A historic event is being planned for this summer in Detroit.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/25/2013

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High School Coach Who Shot, Killed Teen Robber Won’t Face Charges

A 70-year-old assistant basketball coach who killed one teenager and wounded another as they attempted to rob him at gunpoint outside of a Detroit high school will not face charges in the case.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/14/2013

High School Coach Kills 1, Injures Another In Suspected Robbery

One teenager was shot to death, another shot and wounded, around 7:30 p.m. outside Martin Luther King High School on the city’s near west side.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/02/2013

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