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#ReclaimMLK: Bringing the Long View Into Contemporary Racial Politics

Martin Luther King Jr.‘s legacy isn’t like a stone statue with fixed significance and predictable contours—it takes on different meanings depending on the American cultural climate at a given moment. truthdig.com  January 19, 2015 Twitter/#ReclaimMLK This year’s observations of Martin Luther King Day around the country carried the charge of galvanizing events in the latter […]

▶ Legendary author Maya Angelou dies at age 86

STORY HIGHLIGHTS Maya Angelou had an illustrious career as a poet, singer, dancer and director She died at home in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, her literary agent said One of her most famous works was “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” By Todd Leopold, Ashley Fantz, Moni Basu and Faith Karimi, CNN updated 8:40 AM EDT, Thu May […]