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JOHANNESBURG (AP) — President Barack Obama says Nelson Mandela earned his place in history through struggle, shrewdness, persistence and faith.
NEW YORK (AP) — Maya Angelou, who first met Nelson Mandela in the early 1960s, praised him as a great man worthy of comparison to another icon she knew — the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — His native land and the world are mourning the loss of South African leader Nelson Mandela. The country's first black president has died at 95 after a long illness.
SALEM, Mass. (AP) — A 14-year-old Massachusetts boy has pleaded not guilty in the killing of his high school math teacher. Philip Chism is accused in the Oct. 22 death of Colleen Ritzer, a popular teacher at Danvers High School. Chism had recently moved to Massachusetts from Clarksville, Tenn.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A rash of police shootings across New Mexico has prompted renewed calls for reform of law enforcement procedures.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s family and one of his former top aides, Andrew Young, have been united for decades by a common goal — protecting the legacy of the slain civil rights leader.
SARASOTA COUNTY - A man was arrested Tuesday after leading authorities on a chase, and ultimately, crashing into a ditch.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Broadway-bound play about President Lyndon B. Johnson starring Bryan Cranston has named its Martin Luther King Jr. and its J. Edgar Hoover.
SARASOTA- The Sarasota County Commission have cleared the way to buy land for a new youth sports complex.
They can still hear the voice that brought the news, breaking into a song on the car radio or disrupting a lesson over a school public address speaker. They remember the prayers offered up from sidewalks and sofas, some whispered and others wailed. They can still taste the tears.
Five decades after President John F. Kennedy was fatally shot and long after official inquiries ended, thousands of pages of investigative documents remain withheld from public view. The contents of these files are partially known _ and intriguing _ and conspiracy buffs are not the only ones seeking to open them for a closer look.
Not that many years ago, three portraits hung in thousands of African-American homes, a visual tribute to men who had helped black people navigate the long journey to equality.
Martin Luther King, Jr. delivers his iconic "I have a dream" speech on the National Mall August 28, 1963.
BRADENTON – Rev. Willie Holley was a high school senior in Pompano Beach when Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his famed “I have a dream” speech in 1963. Things have changed in the half-century since then. “One of the ones that comes to mind right away was the prom night experience at the Howard Johnson restaurant,” he says. All dressed up in their finest clothes, the restaurant still refused to serve them. “We went to White Castle and got some hamburgers,” he remembers.
SARASOTA, FL - 50 years ago today Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Protesters angered by the acquittal of George Zimmerman in Trayvon Martin's killing are leaving the Florida Capitol after staging a 31-day protest.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Protesters angered by the acquittal of George Zimmerman in Trayvon Martin's killing are leaving the Florida Capitol after staging a 31-day long protest.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Protesters angry by the acquittal of George Zimmerman are leaving the Florida Capitol after staging a 31-day long protest.
SARASOTA, Fla., - City leaders gathered Thursday at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park to encourage a civil and peaceful response to the verdict in the George Zimmerman murder trial.
DETROIT (AP) — Thousands participated in a Detroit march commemorating the 50th anniversary of one that Martin Luther King Jr. led in 1963.
SARASOTA, Fla. - The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a man who brought a six-year-old boy with him as he and a friend drove to a north Sarasota home to buy drugs.