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Martin Luther King Jr

Hammond honors King with candlelight march

Hammond honors King with candlelight march

Marchers make their way to the Hammond Civic Center on Monday morning during an event honoring the late civil rights leader.

January 20, 2014 12:00 am
JOHN KEY: Honor King's legacy with focus on income inequality

JOHN KEY: Honor King's legacy with focus on income inequality

A recent study funded by the Pew Charitable Trusts showed nearly 70 percent of Americans born in poverty never achieve upward mobility. Such data defy the mythical notion that today’s impoverished masses can somehow transform their economic lives simply by maximizing resources trickling down…

January 19, 2014 12:00 am
Local doctor blazed many trails for African-American women

Local doctor blazed many trails for African-American women

GARY | Dr. Deborah L. McCullough has blazed many trails for African-American women during her life.

January 17, 2014 7:10 pm

Hammond garbage, recycling pickups delayed by MLK Day

HAMMOND | The Hammond Sanitation and Recycling Department is not working Monday because of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday.

January 16, 2014 12:00 am
VU's Hoult-Saros to receive MLK Award

VU's Hoult-Saros to receive MLK Award

VALPARAISO | Getting a call from Valparaiso University President Mark Heckler was almost as shocking to Stacy Hoult-Saros as getting a call from the president of the United States.

January 16, 2014 12:00 am
Gary woman serves God by helping others

Gary woman serves God by helping others

GARY | Sadie Newby-Ethridge believes everyone has a purpose in life, and her purpose is to help set young people on the right path.

January 15, 2014 8:00 pm
Judge Calvin Hawkins works to keep kids in school

Judge Calvin Hawkins works to keep kids in school

Lake Superior Court Judge Calvin Hawkins sits in his courtroom at the Lorenzo Arredondo Justice Center in East Chicago. Hawkins is one of six nominees for the Martin Luther King Jr. Drum Major Award.

January 14, 2014 12:00 am

Full week of MLK Day events planned by VU

VALPARAISO | A weeklong celebration of the legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. will kick off Thursday under the theme The Beloved Community and continue through Jan. 23 at Valparaiso University and several other locations around the city.

January 11, 2014 8:49 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Community colleges help King's dream live on

GUEST COMMENTARY: Community colleges help King's dream live on

The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s historic “I Have a Dream” speech 50 years ago, at the foot of the Lincoln Memorial, referenced the Emancipation Proclamation. He spoke of the "beacon of hope" promised in Lincoln’s words — and the need for our nation to make good on that promise.

October 02, 2013 12:00 am
Gathering remembers 'Dream,' seeks fight for justice

Gathering remembers 'Dream,' seeks fight for justice

WASHINGTON, D.C. | Merrillville resident Bishop Harvey calmly walked around the Lincoln Memorial on Saturday morning taking in the crowd, signs and taking photos.

August 24, 2013 6:30 pm Photos

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Hammond holds annual MLK walk, celebration

Hammond holds annual MLK walk, celebration

HAMMOND | The Matlock family bundled up and arrived early Monday morning at Hammond City Hall for the city's annual Martin Luther King Jr. march.

January 21, 2013 7:25 pm Photos

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King, Obama lauded as interfaith leaders at VU ceremony

King, Obama lauded as interfaith leaders at VU ceremony

VALPARAISO | The significance of having the nation honoring Martin Luther King Jr. on the same day it celebrated the second inauguration of its first black president wasn’t lost on Eboo Patel, who said both men built bridges between people of different religions.

January 21, 2013 6:00 pm Photos

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MLK daughter to visit region

GARY | The daughter of the late Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. will be in Gary on Feb. 22 and 23 to host a special program, Keeping the Dream Alive Youth Rally 2013 and Beyond — Moving from Rhetoric to Action.

January 18, 2013 10:02 pm
Answering the call to pastoring, service

Answering the call to pastoring, service

GARY | Rozelle Hammonds said God called him three times to turn from alcoholism to service.

January 17, 2013 6:30 pm
Rev. Marion Johnson says communication between generations is essential

Rev. Marion Johnson says communication between generations is essential

GARY | The Rev. Dr. Marion J. Johnson Jr. said as “a called man of God” he tries to set an example and be a role model for others, especially young people.

January 15, 2013 8:45 pm

Bellaboo's Play and Discovery Center to host MLK event Monday

LAKE STATION | Bellaboo's Play and Discovery Center, 2800 Colorado St.,  will host  "Dreamcicles" from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday.

January 15, 2013 6:45 pm

MLK walk steps off Monday from Hammond City Hall lot

HAMMOND | The city will hold a Martin Luther King Jr. candlelight march at 6:45 a.m. Monday.

January 15, 2013 12:05 am
Service celebrates life of Martin Luther King Jr.

Service celebrates life of Martin Luther King Jr.

Deacon Melvin R. Tardy, a first-year academic adviser at the University of Notre Dame, speaks Sunday during the annual tribute to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. at the Cathedral of the Holy Angels in Gary.

January 13, 2013 5:33 pm
Service celebrates life of Martin Luther King Jr.

Service celebrates life of Martin Luther King Jr.

The Wirt-Emerson Visual and Performing Arts High Ability Academy Concert Choir performs "Joy to the World" during the annual tribute to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on Sunday at the Cathedral of the Holy Angels in Gary.

January 13, 2013 5:31 pm
How to talk to your kids about Conn. mass shooting

How to talk to your kids about Conn. mass shooting

The killings at a Connecticut elementary school left parents struggling to figure out what to tell their children.

December 17, 2012 9:00 am
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