New this week: 'Your Place or Mine' and 'All That Breathes'
This week’s new entertainment releases include an album from Paramore that shows off the band's funkier side, the Academy Award-nominated documentary “All That Breathes” about Indian brothers who heal birds of prey, and two rom-coms just in time for Valentine's Day — “Your Place or Mine” on Netflix and “Somebody I Used to Know” on Amazon Prime Video.
At funeral, Sharpton calls out 5 Black police officers accused of killing Tyre Nichols: 'How dare you'
Delivering the eulogy at the funeral of Tyre Nichols, the 29-year-old Black man who died three days after being beaten by Memphis police during a traffic stop, the Rev. Al Sharpton called out the five Black officers who have been charged in Nichols’s death for their conduct in the city where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in 1968.news.yahoo.com
Ceremony for Tyre Nichols held at Mason Temple Church, where Martin Luther King Jr. gave his final speech
King spoke about the difficult days ahead during the civil rights movement – but the "promise land" on the horizon. During his speech on Tuesday night, Nichols' stepfather, Rodney Wells, also spoke about the "fight ahead of us" to achieve justice.cbsnews.com
Will the public embrace "The Embrace"?
A 22-foot-tall bronze sculpture of arms hugging, inspired by a photograph of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King, was unveiled at Boston Common on January 13. But some of the reactions – from the public, comedians, and social media – have been harsh. Correspondent Nancy Giles talks with sculptor Hank Willis Thomas about the response to his public art honoring love.news.yahoo.com
Leslie Jones Hilariously Mocks That MLK Statue in ‘Daily Show’ Debut
Comedy CentralA little more than a month after Trevor Noah officially said goodbye to The Daily Show, Comedy Central welcomed former Saturday Night Live cast member Leslie Jones as the first of several planned guest hosts on Tuesday night. And she had a hell of a story to start with in the inadvertently suggestive statue of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. that was unveiled in Boston the day before.After staring for a few seconds at the sculpture, which is supposed to depict King and his wife, Corettanews.yahoo.com
MLK Day: ‘It’s so important to really delve into your history so you know where your roots are, and to also not let history repeat itself’
Those who participated in Martin Luther King Jr. Day events said they viewed the holiday not simply as a day off school or work but as a call for service and reflection on the activism and teachings of King.chicagotribune.com
Dear Abby: Am I wrong for not wanting my kid to have to spend holidays with family child abuser?
DEAR ABBY: Years ago, my child was sexually abused by a relative. While I’m glad everything was completed, I’m still not comfortable having him around my child or any of their younger siblings. Is it bad that I still don’t want my child and other children around the abuser? Is it bad I don’t want my child to have to spend every major holiday and celebration with their abuser in the same space? The best way to handle this would be to forgo family gatherings at which the abuser will be present.mlive.com
Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with these events across Michigan
Organizations all across the state are preparing to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with keynote speakers, marches, ceremonies and even community service projects dedicated to the civil rights activist. The federal holiday lands on Monday, Jan. 16, this year, but many events throughout Michigan are beginning this weekend to honor King and his role in the civil rights movement. Martin Luther King Jr. Day is always celebrated on the third Monday of January which is the the civil rights leader’s birth month. Now, decades later, the day is still being celebrated throughout the country and all over Michigan. Saginaw/Bay City:How to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2023 in mid-MichiganJackson:These Martin Luther King Jr. celebrations are happening in Jackson CountyGrand Rapids:How to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2023 in Grand Rapids areaKalamazoo:Former ESPN personality Jemele Hill highlights MLK Day events in Kalamazoo areaMuskegon:Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2023 events happening in Muskegon CountyAnn Arbor:Where to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Washtenaw CountyFlint:Here’s how Martin Luther King Jr. Day is being celebrated, honored in FlintRead more on MLive:Here’s how players can stay anonymous in Michigan if they win the $1.1B Mega Millions jackpotRetired college professor vows to speak at every Ottawa County board meeting the next 2 years‘American Pickers’ films two episodes in Michigan with rocker Jack Whitemlive.com
DeAndra Larkin to keynote Big Brothers, Big Sisters MLK breakfast in Flint
FLINT, MI — DeAndra Larkin will keynote the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. breakfast in Flint. Big Brothers, Big Sisters will focus its discussion and theme around “Navigating New Norms,” encouraging the community to attend on Monday, Jan. 16 at the Flint Farmers’ Market. Big Brothers Big Sisters is an important organization in our community. Big Brothers Big Sisters devotes itself to the success of Flint and Genesee County’s youth through service and one-to-one mentorship. Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Flint and Genesee County has been in operation since 1944.mlive.com
How to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2023 in mid-Michigan
SAGINAW, MI — Martin Luther King Jr. Day is Monday, Jan. 16. Here’s a look at some of the events planned for the holiday to take place across mid-Michigan:27th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Unity CelebrationThe 27th annual Martin Luther King Jr. The Unity March will begin at 10 a.m. Monday, Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Martin Luther King Jr. Day food giveaway to take place at Midland’s Dow DiamondMidland is hosting a food giveaway Monday, Jan. 16, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a special day of service that pays homage to King’s work as a civil rights activist and leader.mlive.com
Where to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Washtenaw County
WASHTENAW COUNTY, MI -- Events all throughout Washtenaw County will celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the role he played in the civil rights movement. The federal holiday is Monday, Jan. 16, and these are some events that are taking place across Washtenaw County to commemorate King and his work. The discussion is 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 16, at 343 South Fifth Ave.Eastern Michigan University’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 2023 CelebrationDr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration KickoffThis celebration, from 9:45 to 11:15 a.m. Friday, Jan. 13, at 124 Judy Sturgis Hill Building. Lewis will take listeners through her story and celebrate her civil rights efforts from 2 to 3 p.m. Monday, Jan. 16. If there are other Martin Luther King Jr. events in Washtenaw County that are not on this list, please email Makayla Coffee at email@example.com to add them.mlive.com
CNN analyst, bestselling author Bakari Sellers to serve as Saginaw MLK event keynote
SAGINAW, MI — A Civil Rights activist and two-time New York Times bestselling author will serve as the keynote speaker during one of Saginaw’s most prominent annual Martin Luther King Jr.-centric events. Audiences can attend the event featuring Bakari Sellers at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, at Saginaw Valley State University’s Malcolm Field Theatre. The son of Civil rights leaders Cleveland and Gwendolyn Sellers, Bakari Sellers is the author of a memoir, “My Vanishing Country,” and a children’s book, “Who Are Your People?” Both texts explore the fight for diversity, equity and inclusion in the U.S. Sellers serves as an analyst for CNN and hosts “The Bakari Sellers Podcast” on The Ringer Podcast Network. The Jan. 18 event at SVSU will include the presentation of scholarship awards by regional community foundations to regional high school seniors.mlive.com
Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2023 events happening in Muskegon County
Martin Luther King Jr. at events this week and on the federal holiday honoring his legacy Monday, Jan. 16. Martin Luther King Jr. Day was first celebrated as a federal holiday in 1986. The holiday is often observed as a day of remembrance and solidarity with marches, keynote speakers and community service. Learn more about shift times and sign up for the MLK Day of Service here. Community MLK Day at the Muskegon Museum of ArtThe Muskegon Museum of Art, 296 W Webster Ave., is again offering its Free Community Day to celebrate and honor Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, Jan. 16.mlive.com
Martin Luther King Jr. Day food giveaway to take place at Midland’s Dow Diamond
BAY CITY, MI — Midland is hosting a food giveaway Monday, Jan. 16, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a special day of service that pays homage to King’s work as a civil rights activist and leader. The food distribution event will take place at Dow Diamond, 825 E. Main St. A mix of fresh and nonperishable food items will be given away to those in need. Organizers ask that attendees make sure there is space in their vehicles for the food items. The Food Bank of Eastern Michigan, Corteva Agriscience, Midland County Emergency Food Pantry Network, The Arc of Midland and the Great Lakes Loons are hosting the event. Read more from MLive:Michigan Theater to show free double feature on Martin Luther King Jr. DayPrinceton educator named keynote speaker for Martin Luther King Jr. event in Grand RapidsCancer screening and health fair scheduled in Flint on MLK Jr. Daymlive.com
Arbor Circle hosting community event at Wealthy Theatre to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr.
GRAND RAPIDS, MI - Arbor Circle is inviting the community to a Thursday panel discussion commemorating Martin Luther King Jr., before his federal holiday on Monday. Arbor Circle, which provides mental health counseling, substance use treatment and family services in West Michigan, is hosting the event in partnership with GR Media Initiative and Film Incubator (GR-MiFi). The free event is scheduled from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan 12 at Wealthy Theatre, 1130 Wealthy St. “We are especially excited to partner with GR-MiFi this year,” said Taylor Greenfield, director of development at Arbor Circle, the group’s second annual Growing Together event. The option to join virtually is available through the Eventbrite registration page.mlive.com
These Martin Luther King Jr. celebrations are happening in Jackson County
JACKSON COUNTY, MI – Organizations in Jackson County are gearing up to celebrate the upcoming Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday. Martin Luther King Jr. Diversity CelebrationThree members of Jackson’s Willis family are the featured speakers at the upcoming Martin Luther King Jr. Diversity Celebration, including John Willis and his sons, Khari and Jay,The event begins with breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 13, at the American 1 Event Center, 128 W. Ganson St., at the Jackson County Fairgrounds/Keeley Park. Read more: Khari Willis and family are speakers at Jackson’s Martin Luther King Jr. Diversity CelebrationJackson College Annual MLK Community CelebrationJackson College invites the community to commemorate the life and legacy of King at its annual celebration. Anthony Parker, ASP Logistics president/CEO, is the college’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Medal of Service Award recipient this year. Jackson County Branch NAACP Day of ServiceThe Jackson County Branch NAACP is hosting its yearly Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 16, at the Greater Bible Way Temple, 322 Madison St.mlive.com
Michigan Theater to show free double feature on Martin Luther King Jr. Day
ANN ARBOR, MI -- An Ann Arbor movie theater has teamed up with a nearby museum to present a free double feature in honor of Martin Luther King Day this January. Michigan Theater and the African American Cultural and Historical Museum of Washtenaw County will be presenting a double feature on Monday, Jan. 16, 2023. “By making these two screenings free, we have lowered the monetary barrier to the residents of southeast Michigan so that they may immerse themselves in two powerful and thought-provoking films that celebrate Black history and culture.”The Michigan Theater Foundation includes both the Michigan Theater and the State Theatre. The first film of the double feature, “Summer of Soul,” is a documentary by Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson released in 2021. For more information or to obtain free tickets, visit the Michigan Theater online.mlive.com
Huge ‘One Drop’ sculpture arrives in Muskegon to pay homage to its water and unity
MUSKEGON, MI – A large new sculpture in downtown Muskegon pays homage to the city’s connection to water, but also the importance of working together to build a community. “One Drop,” a 27-foot sculpture of a single drop of water, was placed outside the city’s convention center across from Muskegon Lake earlier this week. On Thursday, July 21, it was officially dedicated as the sixth project of the MuskegonCity Public Art Initiative. It is the work of Georgia artist Marc Moulton, who built a steel structure to form the water drop and then covered it with individually cut pieces of tinted prismatic steel. The art initiative is striving to bring 10 works of art to the city of Muskegon.mlive.com
Biden to award Medal of Freedom to Biles, McCain, Giffords
The White House says President Joe Biden will present the nation's highest civilian honor to 17 people, including gymnast Simone Biles, actor Denzel Washington and the late Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain, with whom Biden served in the Senate.
The Lincoln Memorial at 100: How a monument to history became a part of history
On May 30, 1922, a memorial to the "Great Emancipator" was dedicated in Washington, D.C., in front of a large, segregated crowd. In time the memorial would become a symbol of inclusion, and a powerful platform for the healing of racial divides.cbsnews.com
Murakami plays antiwar songs on radio to protest Ukraine war
Playing James Taylor’s “Never Die Young” and going back to songs that marked the antiwar movement in the 1960s, Japanese author Haruki Murakami added his voice to protests against the war in Ukraine with a special edition of his Tokyo radio show.