Remembering the day Martin Luther King Jr. debuted precursor to ‘I Have A Dream’ speech in Detroit
The Walk to Freedom ended at the TCF Center -- then named Cobo Arena -- where Dr. King delivered a powerful speech. It was a precursor to his iconic “I Have A Dream” speech two months later in Washington.
Oscars shortlist includes ‘Collective' and ‘MLK/FBI'
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Wednesday unveiled its shortlists for several categories, including documentary feature, international feature, original song, original score, visual effects and makeup and hairstyling. Titles as diverse as “Tenet” (for score and visual effects), “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm” (for the original song “Wuhan Flu”), “Eurovision Song Contest” (for song) and “Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Story” (for score, song and makeup) are in the initial mix. The Korean American film “Minari," which was controversially nominated for a foreign language Golden Globe, was not eligible in the same category for the Oscars. Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross could find themselves double nominees, as both “Soul” and “Mank” were shortlisted for original score. Winners will be announced at the 93rd Oscars on Sunday, April 25, which will be telecast live on ABC.
Triumph Church honors Martin Luther King Jr. though drive-in service in Southfield
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Although it had to find a new location other than the Fox Theatre, Triumph Church found a way to make sure all people could still honor the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. this year. “What we’re doing today (Monday) is reminding the people that we have a responsibility to keep the dream alive,” said the Rev. Solomon Kinloch Jr., pastor of Triumph Church. Aside from just a word about the messages and principals of Martin Luther King Jr., there was also a food giveaway for families in need. “Triumph Church is not just a church that believes in worship.
Rev. Wendell Anthony reflects on this past year for Martin Luther King Jr. Day
“I’m inspired when I see the number of young Blacks and Whites who are part of the Black Lives Matter movement,” Rev. DeLashea Strawder, director of Detroit’s Mosaic Youth Theater, believes there has been progress. “There’s nothing wrong with that -- nothing wrong with good, strong, healthy debate.”“Of course, we’re not going to always agree, and that’s OK,” Strawder said. “My dream would be for everybody to be just equal,” said Makiah Quinn, a Mosaic Youth Theater member. “I don’t think that’s too much to ask.”Anthony had much more to say.
Southfield MLK Task Force hosts peace parade, virtual program
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Around the country, people are paying tribute to the late Martin Luther King Jr. Yvette Ware-Devaull helped organize the event. “I want people to think about peace,” Yvette Ware-Devaull said. If you ask anyone at Southfield’s Justice Now, the Martin Luther King Jr. car parade had to happen. The parade went through neighborhoods and parked at City Hall where King’s message and legacy was celebrated.
Listen to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s advice from column in 1950s
A special edition of “The Best Advice Show” brings us advice directly from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. -- seriously. “I didn’t learn this until the other day, but Martin Luther King Jr. Was an advice columnist for Ebony magazine. I hope that today you’re thinking about King or reading about him, maybe listening to his speeches. But right now I want to share some advice from him because this is an advice show,” host Zak Rosen says. Find “The Best Advice Show” wherever you listen to podcasts.
Remembering the day Martin Luther King Jr. debuted precursor to ‘I Have A Dream’ speech in Detroit
DETROIT – Monday is the 35th official Martin Luther King Jr. Day. For many, MLK Day is just another day off -- a day to relax, a day to do things, do some community service. For one couple, the day means so much more to them because they were there the day King came to Detroit and debuted his original “I Have a Dream” speech on June 23, 1963. Somewhere in that crowd was a 22-year-old warrior for Civil Rights named Dorothy Dewberry-Aldridge. She and her husband, Dan Aldridge, have spent more than 60 years fighting for Civil Rights, equality and social justice.
Metro Detroit weather: On and off snow showers, Sunday night
Scattered snow flurries and showers are possible tonight. On and off snow remains in the forecast for MLK Day, Monday, but traveling will still be possible. As we celebrate and reflect, it will be chilly and mostly cloudy with on and off flurries and snow showers. Up to a half inch or inch of snow is possible. Tuesday will have on and off snow showers with highs in the low 30s.
Metro Detroit weather: Still slippery with flurries, snow showers Sunday evening
It remains slippery Sunday evening, with flurries and light snow showers continuing to fall. It remains a bit snowy overnight on Sunday and during MLK Day on Monday, but accumulations will be light. Snow showers continue Sunday evening. As we celebrate and reflect, it will be chilly and mostly cloudy with on-and-off flurries and snow showers. Tuesday will have on-and-off snow showers with highs in the low 30s.
Metro Detroit weather: Still slippery with flurries, snow showers Sunday afternoon
Flurries and light snow showers continue today with chilly conditions. Sunday afternoon will be cloudy with flare-ups of more widespread snow showers. Snow showers continue Sunday evening. Snow showers leave Sunday night. Tuesday will have on and off snow showers with highs in the low 30s.
Metro Detroit weather: Chilly with snow showers Sunday
It will of course be chilly with the slipperiest time of day in the afternoon and evening. Sunrise is at 7:58 a.m.Sunday afternoon will be cloudy with flare-ups of more widespread snow showers. Snow showers continue, Sunday evening. Snow showers leave Sunday night. Tuesday will have on and off snow showers with highs in the low 30s.
Metro Detroit weather: Snow flurries Saturday night, more snow showers Sunday
Snow flurries flow across Detroit and Southeast Michigan early tonight. Snow showers are likely, especially Sunday afternoon, evening and night. Snow flurries blossom before midnight and gradually dissipated afterward. It gives us a chance of scattered snow showers during the day. In Detroit and south of 8 Mile, some rain may mix with snow and a trace to 1 inch of snow possible.
Metro Detroit weather: A few flakes Saturday, more snow expected Sunday
Scattered snow flurries and light snow showers are appearing on Storm Tracker 4 just before dinner on Saturday. Scattered flurries and light snow showers develop mainly north of Eight Mile Road. It gives us a chance of scattered snow showers during the day Sunday. Neighborhoods north of Eight Mile Road, particularly those in Livingston County, have a better chance of receiving over an inch of snow. In Detroit and south of Eight Mile Road, some rain may mix with snow and a trace to one inch of snow is possible.
Metro Detroit weather: Chilly Saturday with a curtain of clouds
MLK Day will still be chilly with a healthy amount of clouds. Scattered flurries and light snow showers develop mainly north of 8 Mile Road. In Detroit and south of 8 Mile, some rain may mix with snow and a trace to 1 inch of snow possible. Welcome to MLK Day, Monday! Tuesday and Wednesday will be mostly cloudy with on and off flurries and light snow.
Metro Detroit students serve others to honor legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday also marks the 26th anniversary of the Day of Service, honoring the Civil Rights leader’s legacy. Despite COVID restrictions, some students in Southfield honored that commitment by leading by example. At MacArthur K-8 University Academy, community service is the center of everything the students do. Students and teachers work together on community service projects all year round, but on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, those service projects are highlighted. Observed every year on the third Monday of January, Martin Luther King Jr. Day is the only federal holiday designated as a national Day of Service to encourage everyone to volunteer.
'MLK/FBI' probes when bureau bugged Martin Luther King Jr.
Yet only two days later, on Aug. 28, 1963, the FBI’s head of domestic intelligence, William C. Sullivan, sounded an internal alarm on King. Absolutely not.’ In some ways, you could even say we were a little bit complicit.”On one hand, “MLK/FBI” enhances the legacy of King. Not just King’s indiscretions but an explosive and controversial allegation discovered by Garrow in FBI records that King watched while a woman was sexually assaulted. “A big part of my thinking two years ago is that everyone needs to be prepared for what will be in the full transcripts and the surviving tapes," Garrow said. The FBI’s recordings of King are under court seal at the National Archives until Jan. 31, 2027.
California hospital, in midst of COVID-19 crisis, maxes out
Los Angeles continues to see hospitalizations rise day after day, setting a new record Tuesday with almost 8,000 hospitalized and more than a fifth of those in intensive care units. The San Joaquin Valley and Southern California regions have been hardest hit, with no more capacity in ICUs to treat COVID-19 patients. Ambulance crews in Los Angeles County on Monday were directed to stop transporting patients they can’t resuscitate in the field. Dr. Marc Eckstein, medical director and emergency medical services commander of the LA Fire Department, said the directive recognizes that such scenarios are “all risk and no gain” at this time. The hospital has a 10-bed ICU but has expanded that level of care to three sections of the hospital and is treating 36 patients.
Today in 1963: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. leads massive civil rights march in Downtown Detroit
DETROIT Although one thing Dr. King is known for is his iconic I Have a Dream speech during the March on Washington in August of 1963, he lead a march in Detroit two months prior. Detroits Walk to FreedomThe June 1963 march in Detroit was, at the time, the largest civil rights demonstration in U.S. history, with 125,000 marching down Woodward Avenue. The crowd carried signs and moved in relative silence as tens of thousands more watched from sidewalks and buildings. Inside, public officials, African American business and civic leaders, and dignitaries including John B. Swainson, Congressman Charles Diggs, and Rev. It is estimated that over $100,000 was raised for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), the civil rights organization for which Dr. King served as president.
Ninth night of protests ends peacefully in Detroit
DETROIT – Sunday was a day of demanding change. Thousands of people marched along some of Metro Detroit’s busiest streets calling for an end to racial inequality. RELATED: George Floyd protesters gather across Metro Detroit for second weekendDetroit’s 8 p.m. curfew came and went Saturday with protesters still in the streets, but the ninth night of protesting ended peacefully. From Michigan Avenue to Campus Martius, down Gratiot, up Jefferson Avenue to Hart Plaza and then back to Detroit Police Headquarters. Thousands of people marched roughly five miles, throughout Downtown Detroit, calling for a change.