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Martin Luther King III visits Dolphins minicamp for voting initiative – WPEC

Martin Luther King III speaks to the media about getting the Dolphins to register to votes.

The Golden State Warriors won the NBA Championship last week, but many players have said they will go to be honored at the White House, as a protest to President Donald Trump.

Many athletes have taken political stances publicly, but still many don’t do their civic duty by showing up to the ballots. The Dolphins are taking a step to change that.

Last year, four Dolphins protested police violence against African-Americans, by kneeling during the national anthem.

Dolphins owner Stephen Ross stood up for his players, saying they had the right to do it. There’s another way that NFL players and all citizens can stand up for what they believe in.

And that is… to vote.

Martin Luther King III was at Dolphins minicamp Thursday as part of Ross’s RISE Initiative. King was helping the players register, making the Dolphins the first NFL team to organize its players to vote.

Last season the dolphins were at the center of activism controversy. Voting is the simplest form of activism and spreading that word is something everyone can get behind.

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DC Residents Remember Rev. King during Mural Removal – Afro American

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser recently joined former Mayor Anthony Williams, Councilmember David Grosso, Library Executive Director Richard Reyes-Gavilan, Board of Library Trustees President Gregory McCarthy and a handful of residents to kick off construction at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library and a ceremonial lowering of the buildings historic mural.

The event proved emotional for several residents on hand for the June 9 ceremony that ushers in a massive $208 million modernization project. The mural was removed for safekeeping and will be cleaned and stored for the duration of the librarys renovation. When the building reopens, the mural will be returned to the librarys Great Hall.

The first thing a visitor saw walking into the lobby of the library was this Dr. King mural it gave me a sense of pride every time I came here because I remember a time when libraries were segregated, Patricia Tarrance told the AFRO. Its amazing to see the care the city is using to remove it I think because they knew how much pride the residents took in seeing Dr. King and our fight for equality on that wall.

The 56-by-7-foot oil mural contains nearly 100 images, buildings, and events, and was painted by Jamaican-born artist Donald Miller. The mural was installed on the first anniversary of the national holiday honoring Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Jan. 20, 1986. In addition to the mural, public art honoring Dr. King will be solicited for the librarys vestibule and the plaza in front of the building.

My Administration is committed to expanding learning opportunities for residents of every age, in every neighborhood, and one way we are doing that is by building and renovating libraries across the District, Bowser said at the removal. Earlier this year, after 44 years of service, the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library the first public building in the country named for Dr. King closed its doors for a complete $208 million renovation. When it reopens in 2020, the MLK Library will offer tremendous learning opportunities to more than one million visitors each year.

In 2015, Bowser accelerated the funding to renovate the central library in her Fiscal Year 2016 Budget.

On March 4, 2017, the library closed for a complete modernization. When the $208 million transformation is complete, the building will feature: a new and transparent entryway, sculptured monumental stairs, a large auditorium and conference center, an interactive childrens space; and an expanded special collections space for researchers and local history enthusiasts.

I guess I am a bit overwhelmed watching this mural come down just because it has been a part of my daily life while working on my dissertation research for nearly 5 years, Tobin C. Taylor told the AFRO. Once the library administration opened the sitting area in the lobby, Id write while looking up at that mural. It reminded me that the fight for anything worth having is arduous but worth it.

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library – Wikipedia

The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library (also known locally as the MLK Library) is a 136-foot (41 m)[1] tall public library in downtown San Jose, California, which had its grand opening on August 16, 2003.[2] As of 2007[update], it is the largest library building in the western United States built in a single construction project, with over 475,000square feet (44,000 m) of space on eight floors and approximately 1.6million volumes. The King Library is a collaboration between the City of San Jos and San Jos State University: it is the main library for both San Jos State University and the San Jos Public Library system. In 2004 it was honored as Library of the Year by Library Journal and Thompson Gale, for its collaborative combination of the two functions as well as for the building.[3] On its tenth anniversary in 2013 it was still the largest joint university-municipal library in the United States.[2]

The Library building can accommodate over 2000 visitors.

The lower level (below floor 1) provides public computers, magazines and government documents. The reference collections are on floor 2. The volumes of the City Library system are shelved on floor 3. There, the non-fiction are indexed via the Dewey Decimal Classification and the fiction are sorted alphabetically by author’s last name. The volumes of the University Library (known also as the Research Collection) are shelved in floor 6 to 8 and are indexed via the Library of Congress Classification. Some duplicate volumes exist in both systems.

The center of the building is known as the Koret Atrium. On floor 1, in the atrium, a large LED display shows in real time the number of item loans (books and other media such as CDs and DVDs) that the entire City Library System has made since 2000. As of May 2016[update], that display showed a figure of over 177 million.

The lower level, second and third floors are where the majority of the public computers are located.

The fourth floor is dedicated to visitors with their laptops, and the lower floors provide large round tables for people to meet at. All floors except floor 1 provide individual alcoves for students or members of the public who are engaged in research for their studies. Floors 6 and 8 are “quiet study floors” and floor 7 is a “silent study floor”.

The library provides public computers and an online reservation system to reserve time on them. Students can also reserve study rooms through a similar online system. The computers are configured with Traditional Chinese input methods and input methods for some European languages. Some public computers are configured to access the library card catalog and other services only.[4]

In the Koret Atrium on floor 1, there is a kiosk of eight public computers with Internet access for which a library card is not required. These are configured so that use is limited to 15 minutes at a time.

The lower level has about 20 public computers, and floors 2 and 3 about 50 public computers each. Login to these computers requires a San Jose city library card number and PIN. Access time is nominally limited to 2 hours per day per library card, but at the end of the session, if less than 90% of the public computers are busy, the user is granted another hour of session time; such extensions can continue as long as the library remains open. Login sessions of public computer users are automatically terminated when the library closes to the public.

All floors are equipped with Wi-Fi service; using that service also requires a city library card number and PIN.[5] The public, unencrypted SSID is “King_Library_WIFI”.

Cash-only print release stations and printers are available on floor 1 and other floors. Some print stations can be operated with print cards.[6] Cash-only copiers are available on most floors.

Throughout the library are artworks by Mel Chin; the title of the series is Recolecciones (Spanish for “recollections”).[3][7][8]

After the Library is closed for the day to the public, it remains open for “extended study hours” to SJSU students, staff and faculty and to students from other approved local institutions.[9]

The Library is a major nexus point for student life at SJSU. Students often arrive with their laptops and engage in study groups both at tables and in study rooms.

The Library staff include Library Security Officers, some of whom carry body worn video cameras while patrolling the floors. Officers are posted at the entrances to the Library on the first floor and regularly patrol floors 1 to 3. Any person suspected of “library theft” is subject to detention as per the California Penal Code 490.5.[10] Sleeping is not permitted anywhere in the facility. [11] No food, except for covered drinks, or talking loudly is permitted at the public computers. Backpacks and other bags must be kept out of the way other others, such as at the confined spaces of the public computer areas. The regular security staff is supplemented by staff from CSC (Contemporary Services Corporation), who monitor floors 2 and 3. The Library and the Grace Community Center nearby on 10th Street are used by many homeless people.[12][13]

Security announcements, such as to evacuate the Library, sound throughout the central Atrium to all eight floors and via per-floor loudspeakers. There have been security incidents in 2015 and 2016 at the library.[14][15] Evacuations occur, on average, a few times per year. On the afternoon of January 11, 2016, at around 3 p.m. local time, a man, later identified as a member of the public rather than of the university, fell from the sixth floor to the ground floor of the Atrium and died. The library was evacuated and re-opened the next morning.[16][17]

Main street-side (northwest) entrance

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Crews are working to put out a fire at the M 9 Party Store located on South Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. [Read More] Thursday, June 8 – 10:16 PM TC Palm The property between Ocean and Martin Luther King Jr. boulevards and Georgia and High School avenues is being eyed for different projects. LIDIA DINKOVA/TCPALM.COM… [Read More] A 56-foot-long mural paying tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. has been up for more than 30 years. Workers carefully took down the mural to… [Read More] The first black professor to hold a tenure-track appointment at a mostly white Southern university, and a childhood friend of Martin Luther King Jr. [Read More] The Crestview Police Department is investigating a report of a shooting in the 1000 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue. No serious injuries were… [Read More] Cars with Greek letters on their license frames pull up to the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity house on Martin Luther King Boulevard in South Dallas…. [Read More] The Juneteenth Committee of Masjid Malcolm Shabazz and The Martin Luther King Jr. Center New York Support Group are hosting the annual Juneteenth KingFest Celebration… [Read More] Palmyra native Dr. Clarence B. Jones, a speechwriter and lawyer for the late Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., participates in a roundtable discussion with fellow… [Read More] FORT MYERS, Fla. Street signs are designed to help motorists navigate the roads, but what happens when they’re knocked down or displaced? That’s the case… [Read More] FORT MYERS, Fla. Street signs are designed to help motorists navigate the roads, but what happens when they’re knocked down or displaced? That’s the case… [Read More] (TriceEdneyWire.com) Former FBI Director James Comey, who was hired by President Barack Obama and fired by President Donald Trump, ordered the FBI’s new special agents… [Read More] The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an armed robbery at the Dollar General at 1444 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. on Monday, June 13,… [Read More] Coca-Cola, Martin Luther King, CNN, Ludacris and NeNe all come to mind when we think of this Southern metropolis but did you know it’s… [Read More] M-10 is expected to be closed between I-94 and I-75 over the weekend so work crews can demolish the Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard Bridge. [Read More] Traffic to be rerouted as crews work to demolish Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard bridge over the freeway… [Read More] Clarence B. Jones, the man who helped to write Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech returned to Palmyra High School nearly 70… [Read More] (TriceEdneyWire.com)Another April 4th has rather quietly come and gone. It’s way past time for those who considered themselves as supporters of Dr. Martin Luther King… [Read More] The fire was burning near 59th Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Way. [Read More] Starting next month, a new principal will take the helm of Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School.On Tuesday, the Tuscaloosa City Board of Education approved… [Read More] A South Jersey man who once served as counselor to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was honored Tuesday at his high school alma mater. [Read More]

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Winter Park Commissioners opted Monday to attempt to sell a 1.6-acre parcel near Martin Luther King Jr. Park. [Read More] Tuesday, June 13 – 3:23 PM Gainesville, Fla.– One little girl is trying to make a difference by showing her love for this countries law enforcement. Rosalyn Baldwin… [Read More] man-injured-in-shooting-on-martin-luther-king-boulevard… [Read More] Rock Island’s Martin Luther King Center wants to change the rules for who can serve on its board. They are asking the city… [Read More] The Martin Luther King Center wants to make changes to it’s board of directors, allowing non-Rock Island residents to serve. The board president presented the… [Read More] No Christian played a more prominent role in the 20th century’s most significant social justice movement. [Read More] On May 24, at 9:14 a.m., two suspects entered the City Food Market located at 900 Dr. Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard and selected several… [Read More] Monday, June 12 – 2:06 PM Southeast’s ‘Talking Booth’ Video Wins National AAF Award June 12, 2017 | Campus, Diversity, Faculty and Staff, Home Page, Student… [Read More] A Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office motorcycle officer is in serious condition following a crash Monday morning on Martin Luther King Drive and New Kings Road, according… [Read More] An officer with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office was involved in a single-vehicle crash Monday morning on Martin Luther King Drive and New Kings Road. [Read More] A Jacksonville Sheriff’s Officer was involved in a car crash on Martin Luther King Drive and New Kings Road. [Read More] On Tuesday, June 13 from 10 a.m to 3 p.m., head over the Goodwill Career Center on Martin Luther King Boulevard. [Read More] On Tuesday, June 13 from 10 a.m to 3 p.m., head over the Goodwill Career Center on Martin Luther King Boulevard. [Read More] Enjoy a meal and support local police and fire departments this month at Texas Roadhouse, 1642 Martin Luther King Blvd., Houma.Ten percent of your total… [Read More] A vehicle crash at the intersection of Medgar Evers Boulevard and Martin Luther King Jr. Drive left occupants with minor injuries. One of the drivers… [Read More] 1020 N Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Muncie, IN 47303. All – All… [Read More] Would it be possible for a stoplight to be installed at the intersection of Martin Luther King Boulevard and Carmel Drive (the street that leads… [Read More] When The High Point Enterprise reported in April that the Food Lion grocery store on E. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive would be closing, residents… [Read More] The question shouldn’t be why doesn’t Johnson City have a road named for Martin Luther King Jr., but why does Johnson City and this region… [Read More] The moment was so combustible that, apparently, the civility necessary to defuse it existed solely beyond the realm of sports. “Probably only Martin Luther King… [Read More]

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Yakima’s Juneteenth celebration set for Saturday at Martin Luther King Jr. Park – Yakima Herald-Republic

YAKIMA, Wash. — Yakimas annual Juneteenth celebration will kick off at noon Saturday at Martin Luther King Jr. Park.

The celebration will include games, arts and crafts, an open mike and free hot dogs and chips for children under age 12, among other activities. Food will be available for purchase.

Festivities will last until 6 p.m. at the park, located at the corner of Race and South Eighth streets.

Juneteenth is being organized by the Yakima chapter of the NAACP.

The event is open to the public if youre an American or even if youre not an American, the Rev. Robert Trimble said. The event celebrates the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation from President Abraham Lincoln, who said all slaves were free.

Saturdays event marks the 154th celebration of that day, but symbolizes even more in the 21st century, he said.

We must never forget our history, culture, heritage and the struggle and accomplishments of African-Americans here in America as we move forward in keeping America great, he said.

But instead of simply being an event for those looking to celebrate African-American culture, Trimble said, he hopes he and others have the opportunity to talk with new people, learn new points of view and build new relationships.

Because of that, hes welcoming anyone with anything to say a poem, an opinion, a song or any other statement to the open mike.

It should be an enjoyable afternoon and its open no matter who you are, no matter what color you are. Its a celebration to love and share the American dream, he said.

Booths can still be purchased, one for $15 or two for $25. For more information, call 509-910-0251.

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Graduation 2017: Martin Luther King High School in Riverside – Press-Enterprise

Seniors at Martin Luther King High School in Riverside graduated Tuesday, June 13 at a ceremony on the campus.

Joel Velasco, left, waves to his girlfriend Valentina Sanabria during Tuesday evenings graduation ceremony at Martin Luther King High School in Riverside, CA Tuesday, June 13, 2017. (Photo by Mark Dustin for the Press Enterprise/SCNG)

Members of Riverside Kingsmen perform during Tuesday evenings graduation ceremony at Martin Luther King High School in Riverside, CA Tuesday, June 13, 2017. (Photo by Mark Dustin for the Press Enterprise/SCNG)

Martin Luther King High School Chamber Singers perform Ill Be There For You during Tuesday evenings graduation ceremony at Martin Luther King High School in Riverside, CA Tuesday, June 13, 2017. (Photo by Mark Dustin for the Press Enterprise/SCNG)

Graduates are escorted back to their seats after receiving their diploma holders during Tuesday evenings graduation ceremony at Martin Luther King High School in Riverside, CA Tuesday, June 13, 2017. (Photo by Mark Dustin for the Press Enterprise/SCNG)

Andrew Zaragoza talks to his loved ones while looking for them in the stands during Tuesday evenings graduation ceremony at Martin Luther King High School in Riverside, CA Tuesday, June 13, 2017. (Photo by Mark Dustin for the Press Enterprise/SCNG)

Graduates todd their caps in celebration at the end of Tuesday evenings graduation ceremony at Martin Luther King High School in Riverside, CA Tuesday, June 13, 2017. (Photo by Mark Dustin for the Press Enterprise/SCNG)

Loved ones hold up signs spelling out Esmeralda during Tuesday evenings graduation ceremony at Martin Luther King High School in Riverside, CA Tuesday, June 13, 2017. (Photo by Mark Dustin for the Press Enterprise/SCNG)

Emily Loeun, left, and Kameryn Moeller, right, take a photo at the conclusion of Tuesday evenings graduation ceremony at Martin Luther King High School in Riverside, CA Tuesday, June 13, 2017. (Photo by Mark Dustin for the Press Enterprise/SCNG)

Hannah Ramelot smiles while holding up her diploma holder during Tuesday evenings graduation ceremony at Martin Luther King High School in Riverside, CA Tuesday, June 13, 2017. (Photo by Mark Dustin for the Press Enterprise/SCNG)

Matthew Johnson, left, Codey Serratos uncle, and Deeanna Serrato, right, Codeys mother, take photos of Codey during Tuesday evenings graduation ceremony at Martin Luther King High School in Riverside, CA Tuesday, June 13, 2017. (Photo by Mark Dustin for the Press Enterprise/SCNG)

Erica Sorenson, center, captures herself moving her tassel during Tuesday evenings graduation ceremony at Martin Luther King High School in Riverside, CA Tuesday, June 13, 2017. (Photo by Mark Dustin for the Press Enterprise/SCNG)

Graduate candidates react during a speech during Tuesday evenings graduation ceremony at Martin Luther King High School in Riverside, CA Tuesday, June 13, 2017. (Photo by Mark Dustin for the Press Enterprise/SCNG)

Graduate candidates walk to their seats during the processional at the start of Tuesday evenings graduation ceremony at Martin Luther King High School in Riverside, CA Tuesday, June 13, 2017. (Photo by Mark Dustin for the Press Enterprise/SCNG)

Evan Bradford gives a thumbs up after receiving his diploma holder during Tuesday evenings graduation ceremony at Martin Luther King High School in Riverside, CA Tuesday, June 13, 2017. (Photo by Mark Dustin for the Press Enterprise/SCNG)

Madison Radford waves to her loved ones after receiving her diploma holder during Tuesday evenings graduation ceremony at Martin Luther King High School in Riverside, CA Tuesday, June 13, 2017. (Photo by Mark Dustin for the Press Enterprise/SCNG)

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Jesse Jackson: Martin McGuinness was a peacebuilder like Martin Luther King – Irish Times

The Rev. Jesse Jackson tours the Bogside, Derry, with guide Paul Doherty, whose father Paddy was killed on Bloody Sunday.

Martin McGuinness was a peacebuilder of the same stature as Martin Luther King or Nelson Mandela, the civil rights campaigner Rev Jesse Jackson has said.

Rev Jackson is in Derry to officially open the refurbished Museum of Free Derry on Thursday.

The museum, in the citys Bogside, tells the story of the area from 1968 to 1972, including the emergence of the civil rights movement and Bloody Sunday.

He also plans to visit Mr McGuinnesss grave to pay his respects to the former IRA leader who became the Norths deputy first minister.

Rev Jackson, who was shown around the original museum by Mr McGuinness on a previous visit in 2011, described him as a transformative force for justice and peace.

He had the power to combine a kind of synthesis in his body representing the old and the new.

In the Bible, when peace comes, it says when the lion and lamb lie together, well that seems irrational because lions devour lambs and lambs run from lions they are opposites in their strengths, and here also you had extremes but because neither of them wanted the worst to happen ever again they found common ground.

Rev Jackson, who also visited Oakgrove Integrated College in Derry, said that the students there represented the moral high ground that had been achieved through peace.

They understand a unified Europe, they understand Catholics and Protestants going to school together.

Segregation is down, walls are down, and we can look back on the 50-year span of the civil rights movement here to see a level of progress that all involved should be proud.

Earlier Rev Jackson viewed the exhibits from the civil rights movement on display in the museum, and toured the Bogside in the company of Paul Doherty, whose father was among the 14 people killed on Bloody Sunday.

It is good to see the struggle codified and turned into a landmark, he said.

Im very impressed with the investment thats been put into it and how it is now a frame of reference for the future.

Its a reminder of how we are at our worst, and how we can become at our best.

When you look at Robben Island, which was a raw reminder of separation, its now a museum, and it makes me think that people are not going back to those times.

There will be people who try and make gestures but its not going back.

Rev Jackson praised the redevelopment of the former Ebrington army base, which is now a square hosting events and concerts and which now houses restaurants and a brewery.

In the square you feel that sense of freedom, and you can look back at the darkest night and realise now that it was dawn rather than dusk.

But Rev Jackson said that democracy requires eternal vigilance, citing the example of the effects of Donald Trumps US presidency, which he described as a counter-cultural revolution.

In America with the Trump vote one sees a lot of remorse from people because they didnt vote last time.

People are now saying things like because they didnt vote or were indecisive its led to this level of nationalism and this attack on globalisation.

Sometimes it takes time to unlearn a bad lesson learned well.

We had slavery longer than we had freedom, so there are scars, and you can see that here too.

Brexit is an interesting challenge in that the people of Northern Ireland voted to stay in the European Union so they see the value of bridges, and theyre resisting a nationalist pride inside Britain like in America where there were those who sought secession and created a civil war to maintain secession and slavery, but it will not gain traction.

Brexit tends to revive walls and revive fears, but what you find in the European Union is shared security, shared trade, more economic growth, and less fear.

I think the general election result last week showed that Britain is a leader in Europe, not a secessionist.

Britains strong enough to survive the first shock of Brexit but I think if the same vote was taken again it may not give the same result.

Rev Jackson said he was very proud of the connection between the civil rights movement in the southern states of the United States and that in the North of Ireland, which, as explained in the museum, drew much of its influence from Americas example.

It must not be forgotten just how turbulent and wrong things went on Bloody Sunday and during that time which led to that outburst of gunfire and death.

We had the same thing in Selma, Alabama, when Governor Wallace unleashed the dogs and the horses on Bloody Sunday.

The blood of that season fertilised a will to struggle, not the will to surrender, and we went from the blood of Selma to the White House in 50 years.

Our best days were ahead of us. Beyond the crucifixion, which is the blood, is the resurrection, and I think Irelands best days are ahead of it.

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Man wounded in shooting on MLK Boulevard in Central City – WDSU New Orleans

Man wounded in shooting on MLK Boulevard in Central City

Updated: 9:54 AM CDT Jun 13, 2017

A man was found with a gunshot wound to his leg late Monday in Central City.

New Orleans police said the shooting was reported after 10 p.m. in the 4200 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

Detectives said the victim had a gunshot wound to his leg.

Additional details were not released.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111.

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Martin Luther King III visits Dolphins minicamp for voting initiative – WPEC

Martin Luther King III speaks to the media about getting the Dolphins to register to votes. The Golden State Warriors won the NBA Championship last week, but many players have said they will go to be honored at the White House, as a protest to President Donald Trump. Many athletes have taken political stances publicly, but still many don’t do their civic duty by showing up to the ballots. The Dolphins are taking a step to change that. Last year, four Dolphins protested police violence against African-Americans, by kneeling during the national anthem. Dolphins owner Stephen Ross stood up for his players, saying they had the right to do it. There’s another way that NFL players and all citizens can stand up for what they believe in. And that is… to vote. Martin Luther King III was at Dolphins minicamp Thursday as part of Ross’s RISE Initiative. King was helping the players register, making the Dolphins the first NFL team to organize its players to vote. Last season the dolphins were at the center of activism controversy. Voting is the simplest form of activism and spreading that word is something everyone can get behind.

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DC Residents Remember Rev. King during Mural Removal – Afro American

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser recently joined former Mayor Anthony Williams, Councilmember David Grosso, Library Executive Director Richard Reyes-Gavilan, Board of Library Trustees President Gregory McCarthy and a handful of residents to kick off construction at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library and a ceremonial lowering of the buildings historic mural. The event proved emotional for several residents on hand for the June 9 ceremony that ushers in a massive $208 million modernization project. The mural was removed for safekeeping and will be cleaned and stored for the duration of the librarys renovation. When the building reopens, the mural will be returned to the librarys Great Hall. The first thing a visitor saw walking into the lobby of the library was this Dr. King mural it gave me a sense of pride every time I came here because I remember a time when libraries were segregated, Patricia Tarrance told the AFRO. Its amazing to see the care the city is using to remove it I think because they knew how much pride the residents took in seeing Dr. King and our fight for equality on that wall. The 56-by-7-foot oil mural contains nearly 100 images, buildings, and events, and was painted by Jamaican-born artist Donald Miller. The mural was installed on the first anniversary of the national holiday honoring Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Jan. 20, 1986. In addition to the mural, public art honoring Dr. King will be solicited for the librarys vestibule and the plaza in front of the building. My Administration is committed to expanding learning opportunities for residents of every age, in every neighborhood, and one way we are doing that is by building and renovating libraries across the District, Bowser said at the removal. Earlier this year, after 44 years of service, the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library the first public building in the country named for Dr. King closed its doors for a complete $208 million renovation. When it reopens in 2020, the MLK Library will offer tremendous learning opportunities to more than one million visitors each year. In 2015, Bowser accelerated the funding to renovate the central library in her Fiscal Year 2016 Budget. On March 4, 2017, the library closed for a complete modernization. When the $208 million transformation is complete, the building will feature: a new and transparent entryway, sculptured monumental stairs, a large auditorium and conference center, an interactive childrens space; and an expanded special collections space for researchers and local history enthusiasts. I guess I am a bit overwhelmed watching this mural come down just because it has been a part of my daily life while working on my dissertation research for nearly 5 years, Tobin C. Taylor told the AFRO. Once the library administration opened the sitting area in the lobby, Id write while looking up at that mural. It reminded me that the fight for anything worth having is arduous but worth it.

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library – Wikipedia

The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library (also known locally as the MLK Library) is a 136-foot (41 m)[1] tall public library in downtown San Jose, California, which had its grand opening on August 16, 2003.[2] As of 2007[update], it is the largest library building in the western United States built in a single construction project, with over 475,000square feet (44,000 m) of space on eight floors and approximately 1.6million volumes. The King Library is a collaboration between the City of San Jos and San Jos State University: it is the main library for both San Jos State University and the San Jos Public Library system. In 2004 it was honored as Library of the Year by Library Journal and Thompson Gale, for its collaborative combination of the two functions as well as for the building.[3] On its tenth anniversary in 2013 it was still the largest joint university-municipal library in the United States.[2] The Library building can accommodate over 2000 visitors. The lower level (below floor 1) provides public computers, magazines and government documents. The reference collections are on floor 2. The volumes of the City Library system are shelved on floor 3. There, the non-fiction are indexed via the Dewey Decimal Classification and the fiction are sorted alphabetically by author’s last name. The volumes of the University Library (known also as the Research Collection) are shelved in floor 6 to 8 and are indexed via the Library of Congress Classification. Some duplicate volumes exist in both systems. The center of the building is known as the Koret Atrium. On floor 1, in the atrium, a large LED display shows in real time the number of item loans (books and other media such as CDs and DVDs) that the entire City Library System has made since 2000. As of May 2016[update], that display showed a figure of over 177 million. The lower level, second and third floors are where the majority of the public computers are located. The fourth floor is dedicated to visitors with their laptops, and the lower floors provide large round tables for people to meet at. All floors except floor 1 provide individual alcoves for students or members of the public who are engaged in research for their studies. Floors 6 and 8 are “quiet study floors” and floor 7 is a “silent study floor”. The library provides public computers and an online reservation system to reserve time on them. Students can also reserve study rooms through a similar online system. The computers are configured with Traditional Chinese input methods and input methods for some European languages. Some public computers are configured to access the library card catalog and other services only.[4] In the Koret Atrium on floor 1, there is a kiosk of eight public computers with Internet access for which a library card is not required. These are configured so that use is limited to 15 minutes at a time. The lower level has about 20 public computers, and floors 2 and 3 about 50 public computers each. Login to these computers requires a San Jose city library card number and PIN. Access time is nominally limited to 2 hours per day per library card, but at the end of the session, if less than 90% of the public computers are busy, the user is granted another hour of session time; such extensions can continue as long as the library remains open. Login sessions of public computer users are automatically terminated when the library closes to the public. All floors are equipped with Wi-Fi service; using that service also requires a city library card number and PIN.[5] The public, unencrypted SSID is “King_Library_WIFI”. Cash-only print release stations and printers are available on floor 1 and other floors. Some print stations can be operated with print cards.[6] Cash-only copiers are available on most floors. Throughout the library are artworks by Mel Chin; the title of the series is Recolecciones (Spanish for “recollections”).[3][7][8] After the Library is closed for the day to the public, it remains open for “extended study hours” to SJSU students, staff and faculty and to students from other approved local institutions.[9] The Library is a major nexus point for student life at SJSU. Students often arrive with their laptops and engage in study groups both at tables and in study rooms. The Library staff include Library Security Officers, some of whom carry body worn video cameras while patrolling the floors. Officers are posted at the entrances to the Library on the first floor and regularly patrol floors 1 to 3. Any person suspected of “library theft” is subject to detention as per the California Penal Code 490.5.[10] Sleeping is not permitted anywhere in the facility. [11] No food, except for covered drinks, or talking loudly is permitted at the public computers. Backpacks and other bags must be kept out of the way other others, such as at the confined spaces of the public computer areas. The regular security staff is supplemented by staff from CSC (Contemporary Services Corporation), who monitor floors 2 and 3. The Library and the Grace Community Center nearby on 10th Street are used by many homeless people.[12][13] Security announcements, such as to evacuate the Library, sound throughout the central Atrium to all eight floors and via per-floor loudspeakers. There have been security incidents in 2015 and 2016 at the library.[14][15] Evacuations occur, on average, a few times per year. On the afternoon of January 11, 2016, at around 3 p.m. local time, a man, later identified as a member of the public rather than of the university, fell from the sixth floor to the ground floor of the Atrium and died. The library was evacuated and re-opened the next morning.[16][17] Main street-side (northwest) entrance

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Martin Luther King News on June 9, 2017 at 4:30 AM

Crews are working to put out a fire at the M 9 Party Store located on South Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. [Read More] Thursday, June 8 – 10:16 PM TC Palm The property between Ocean and Martin Luther King Jr. boulevards and Georgia and High School avenues is being eyed for different projects. LIDIA DINKOVA/TCPALM.COM… [Read More] A 56-foot-long mural paying tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. has been up for more than 30 years. Workers carefully took down the mural to… [Read More] The first black professor to hold a tenure-track appointment at a mostly white Southern university, and a childhood friend of Martin Luther King Jr. [Read More] The Crestview Police Department is investigating a report of a shooting in the 1000 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue. No serious injuries were… [Read More] Cars with Greek letters on their license frames pull up to the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity house on Martin Luther King Boulevard in South Dallas…. [Read More] The Juneteenth Committee of Masjid Malcolm Shabazz and The Martin Luther King Jr. Center New York Support Group are hosting the annual Juneteenth KingFest Celebration… [Read More] Palmyra native Dr. Clarence B. Jones, a speechwriter and lawyer for the late Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., participates in a roundtable discussion with fellow… [Read More] FORT MYERS, Fla. Street signs are designed to help motorists navigate the roads, but what happens when they’re knocked down or displaced? That’s the case… [Read More] FORT MYERS, Fla. Street signs are designed to help motorists navigate the roads, but what happens when they’re knocked down or displaced? That’s the case… [Read More] (TriceEdneyWire.com) Former FBI Director James Comey, who was hired by President Barack Obama and fired by President Donald Trump, ordered the FBI’s new special agents… [Read More] The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an armed robbery at the Dollar General at 1444 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. on Monday, June 13,… [Read More] Coca-Cola, Martin Luther King, CNN, Ludacris and NeNe all come to mind when we think of this Southern metropolis but did you know it’s… [Read More] M-10 is expected to be closed between I-94 and I-75 over the weekend so work crews can demolish the Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard Bridge. [Read More] Traffic to be rerouted as crews work to demolish Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard bridge over the freeway… [Read More] Clarence B. Jones, the man who helped to write Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech returned to Palmyra High School nearly 70… [Read More] (TriceEdneyWire.com)Another April 4th has rather quietly come and gone. It’s way past time for those who considered themselves as supporters of Dr. Martin Luther King… [Read More] The fire was burning near 59th Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Way. [Read More] Starting next month, a new principal will take the helm of Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School.On Tuesday, the Tuscaloosa City Board of Education approved… [Read More] A South Jersey man who once served as counselor to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was honored Tuesday at his high school alma mater. [Read More]

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Martin Luther King News on June 13, 2017 at 4:30 PM

Winter Park Commissioners opted Monday to attempt to sell a 1.6-acre parcel near Martin Luther King Jr. Park. [Read More] Tuesday, June 13 – 3:23 PM Gainesville, Fla.– One little girl is trying to make a difference by showing her love for this countries law enforcement. Rosalyn Baldwin… [Read More] man-injured-in-shooting-on-martin-luther-king-boulevard… [Read More] Rock Island’s Martin Luther King Center wants to change the rules for who can serve on its board. They are asking the city… [Read More] The Martin Luther King Center wants to make changes to it’s board of directors, allowing non-Rock Island residents to serve. The board president presented the… [Read More] No Christian played a more prominent role in the 20th century’s most significant social justice movement. [Read More] On May 24, at 9:14 a.m., two suspects entered the City Food Market located at 900 Dr. Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard and selected several… [Read More] Monday, June 12 – 2:06 PM Southeast’s ‘Talking Booth’ Video Wins National AAF Award June 12, 2017 | Campus, Diversity, Faculty and Staff, Home Page, Student… [Read More] A Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office motorcycle officer is in serious condition following a crash Monday morning on Martin Luther King Drive and New Kings Road, according… [Read More] An officer with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office was involved in a single-vehicle crash Monday morning on Martin Luther King Drive and New Kings Road. [Read More] A Jacksonville Sheriff’s Officer was involved in a car crash on Martin Luther King Drive and New Kings Road. [Read More] On Tuesday, June 13 from 10 a.m to 3 p.m., head over the Goodwill Career Center on Martin Luther King Boulevard. [Read More] On Tuesday, June 13 from 10 a.m to 3 p.m., head over the Goodwill Career Center on Martin Luther King Boulevard. [Read More] Enjoy a meal and support local police and fire departments this month at Texas Roadhouse, 1642 Martin Luther King Blvd., Houma.Ten percent of your total… [Read More] A vehicle crash at the intersection of Medgar Evers Boulevard and Martin Luther King Jr. Drive left occupants with minor injuries. One of the drivers… [Read More] 1020 N Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Muncie, IN 47303. All – All… [Read More] Would it be possible for a stoplight to be installed at the intersection of Martin Luther King Boulevard and Carmel Drive (the street that leads… [Read More] When The High Point Enterprise reported in April that the Food Lion grocery store on E. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive would be closing, residents… [Read More] The question shouldn’t be why doesn’t Johnson City have a road named for Martin Luther King Jr., but why does Johnson City and this region… [Read More] The moment was so combustible that, apparently, the civility necessary to defuse it existed solely beyond the realm of sports. “Probably only Martin Luther King… [Read More]

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Yakima’s Juneteenth celebration set for Saturday at Martin Luther King Jr. Park – Yakima Herald-Republic

YAKIMA, Wash. — Yakimas annual Juneteenth celebration will kick off at noon Saturday at Martin Luther King Jr. Park. The celebration will include games, arts and crafts, an open mike and free hot dogs and chips for children under age 12, among other activities. Food will be available for purchase. Festivities will last until 6 p.m. at the park, located at the corner of Race and South Eighth streets. Juneteenth is being organized by the Yakima chapter of the NAACP. The event is open to the public if youre an American or even if youre not an American, the Rev. Robert Trimble said. The event celebrates the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation from President Abraham Lincoln, who said all slaves were free. Saturdays event marks the 154th celebration of that day, but symbolizes even more in the 21st century, he said. We must never forget our history, culture, heritage and the struggle and accomplishments of African-Americans here in America as we move forward in keeping America great, he said. But instead of simply being an event for those looking to celebrate African-American culture, Trimble said, he hopes he and others have the opportunity to talk with new people, learn new points of view and build new relationships. Because of that, hes welcoming anyone with anything to say a poem, an opinion, a song or any other statement to the open mike. It should be an enjoyable afternoon and its open no matter who you are, no matter what color you are. Its a celebration to love and share the American dream, he said. Booths can still be purchased, one for $15 or two for $25. For more information, call 509-910-0251.

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Graduation 2017: Martin Luther King High School in Riverside – Press-Enterprise

Seniors at Martin Luther King High School in Riverside graduated Tuesday, June 13 at a ceremony on the campus. Joel Velasco, left, waves to his girlfriend Valentina Sanabria during Tuesday evenings graduation ceremony at Martin Luther King High School in Riverside, CA Tuesday, June 13, 2017. (Photo by Mark Dustin for the Press Enterprise/SCNG) Members of Riverside Kingsmen perform during Tuesday evenings graduation ceremony at Martin Luther King High School in Riverside, CA Tuesday, June 13, 2017. (Photo by Mark Dustin for the Press Enterprise/SCNG) Martin Luther King High School Chamber Singers perform Ill Be There For You during Tuesday evenings graduation ceremony at Martin Luther King High School in Riverside, CA Tuesday, June 13, 2017. (Photo by Mark Dustin for the Press Enterprise/SCNG) Graduates are escorted back to their seats after receiving their diploma holders during Tuesday evenings graduation ceremony at Martin Luther King High School in Riverside, CA Tuesday, June 13, 2017. (Photo by Mark Dustin for the Press Enterprise/SCNG) Andrew Zaragoza talks to his loved ones while looking for them in the stands during Tuesday evenings graduation ceremony at Martin Luther King High School in Riverside, CA Tuesday, June 13, 2017. (Photo by Mark Dustin for the Press Enterprise/SCNG) Graduates todd their caps in celebration at the end of Tuesday evenings graduation ceremony at Martin Luther King High School in Riverside, CA Tuesday, June 13, 2017. (Photo by Mark Dustin for the Press Enterprise/SCNG) Loved ones hold up signs spelling out Esmeralda during Tuesday evenings graduation ceremony at Martin Luther King High School in Riverside, CA Tuesday, June 13, 2017. (Photo by Mark Dustin for the Press Enterprise/SCNG) Emily Loeun, left, and Kameryn Moeller, right, take a photo at the conclusion of Tuesday evenings graduation ceremony at Martin Luther King High School in Riverside, CA Tuesday, June 13, 2017. (Photo by Mark Dustin for the Press Enterprise/SCNG) Hannah Ramelot smiles while holding up her diploma holder during Tuesday evenings graduation ceremony at Martin Luther King High School in Riverside, CA Tuesday, June 13, 2017. (Photo by Mark Dustin for the Press Enterprise/SCNG) Matthew Johnson, left, Codey Serratos uncle, and Deeanna Serrato, right, Codeys mother, take photos of Codey during Tuesday evenings graduation ceremony at Martin Luther King High School in Riverside, CA Tuesday, June 13, 2017. (Photo by Mark Dustin for the Press Enterprise/SCNG) Erica Sorenson, center, captures herself moving her tassel during Tuesday evenings graduation ceremony at Martin Luther King High School in Riverside, CA Tuesday, June 13, 2017. (Photo by Mark Dustin for the Press Enterprise/SCNG) Graduate candidates react during a speech during Tuesday evenings graduation ceremony at Martin Luther King High School in Riverside, CA Tuesday, June 13, 2017. (Photo by Mark Dustin for the Press Enterprise/SCNG) Graduate candidates walk to their seats during the processional at the start of Tuesday evenings graduation ceremony at Martin Luther King High School in Riverside, CA Tuesday, June 13, 2017. (Photo by Mark Dustin for the Press Enterprise/SCNG) Evan Bradford gives a thumbs up after receiving his diploma holder during Tuesday evenings graduation ceremony at Martin Luther King High School in Riverside, CA Tuesday, June 13, 2017. (Photo by Mark Dustin for the Press Enterprise/SCNG) Madison Radford waves to her loved ones after receiving her diploma holder during Tuesday evenings graduation ceremony at Martin Luther King High School in Riverside, CA Tuesday, June 13, 2017. (Photo by Mark Dustin for the Press Enterprise/SCNG)

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Jesse Jackson: Martin McGuinness was a peacebuilder like Martin Luther King – Irish Times

The Rev. Jesse Jackson tours the Bogside, Derry, with guide Paul Doherty, whose father Paddy was killed on Bloody Sunday. Martin McGuinness was a peacebuilder of the same stature as Martin Luther King or Nelson Mandela, the civil rights campaigner Rev Jesse Jackson has said. Rev Jackson is in Derry to officially open the refurbished Museum of Free Derry on Thursday. The museum, in the citys Bogside, tells the story of the area from 1968 to 1972, including the emergence of the civil rights movement and Bloody Sunday. He also plans to visit Mr McGuinnesss grave to pay his respects to the former IRA leader who became the Norths deputy first minister. Rev Jackson, who was shown around the original museum by Mr McGuinness on a previous visit in 2011, described him as a transformative force for justice and peace. He had the power to combine a kind of synthesis in his body representing the old and the new. In the Bible, when peace comes, it says when the lion and lamb lie together, well that seems irrational because lions devour lambs and lambs run from lions they are opposites in their strengths, and here also you had extremes but because neither of them wanted the worst to happen ever again they found common ground. Rev Jackson, who also visited Oakgrove Integrated College in Derry, said that the students there represented the moral high ground that had been achieved through peace. They understand a unified Europe, they understand Catholics and Protestants going to school together. Segregation is down, walls are down, and we can look back on the 50-year span of the civil rights movement here to see a level of progress that all involved should be proud. Earlier Rev Jackson viewed the exhibits from the civil rights movement on display in the museum, and toured the Bogside in the company of Paul Doherty, whose father was among the 14 people killed on Bloody Sunday. It is good to see the struggle codified and turned into a landmark, he said. Im very impressed with the investment thats been put into it and how it is now a frame of reference for the future. Its a reminder of how we are at our worst, and how we can become at our best. When you look at Robben Island, which was a raw reminder of separation, its now a museum, and it makes me think that people are not going back to those times. There will be people who try and make gestures but its not going back. Rev Jackson praised the redevelopment of the former Ebrington army base, which is now a square hosting events and concerts and which now houses restaurants and a brewery. In the square you feel that sense of freedom, and you can look back at the darkest night and realise now that it was dawn rather than dusk. But Rev Jackson said that democracy requires eternal vigilance, citing the example of the effects of Donald Trumps US presidency, which he described as a counter-cultural revolution. In America with the Trump vote one sees a lot of remorse from people because they didnt vote last time. People are now saying things like because they didnt vote or were indecisive its led to this level of nationalism and this attack on globalisation. Sometimes it takes time to unlearn a bad lesson learned well. We had slavery longer than we had freedom, so there are scars, and you can see that here too. Brexit is an interesting challenge in that the people of Northern Ireland voted to stay in the European Union so they see the value of bridges, and theyre resisting a nationalist pride inside Britain like in America where there were those who sought secession and created a civil war to maintain secession and slavery, but it will not gain traction. Brexit tends to revive walls and revive fears, but what you find in the European Union is shared security, shared trade, more economic growth, and less fear. I think the general election result last week showed that Britain is a leader in Europe, not a secessionist. Britains strong enough to survive the first shock of Brexit but I think if the same vote was taken again it may not give the same result. Rev Jackson said he was very proud of the connection between the civil rights movement in the southern states of the United States and that in the North of Ireland, which, as explained in the museum, drew much of its influence from Americas example. It must not be forgotten just how turbulent and wrong things went on Bloody Sunday and during that time which led to that outburst of gunfire and death. We had the same thing in Selma, Alabama, when Governor Wallace unleashed the dogs and the horses on Bloody Sunday. The blood of that season fertilised a will to struggle, not the will to surrender, and we went from the blood of Selma to the White House in 50 years. Our best days were ahead of us. Beyond the crucifixion, which is the blood, is the resurrection, and I think Irelands best days are ahead of it.

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Man wounded in shooting on MLK Boulevard in Central City – WDSU New Orleans

Man wounded in shooting on MLK Boulevard in Central City Updated: 9:54 AM CDT Jun 13, 2017 A man was found with a gunshot wound to his leg late Monday in Central City. New Orleans police said the shooting was reported after 10 p.m. in the 4200 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Detectives said the victim had a gunshot wound to his leg. Additional details were not released. Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111. Keep up with local news, weather and current events with the WDSU app here. Sign up for our email newsletters to get breaking news right in your inbox. Click here to sign up! WEBVTT BLUE LIGHTS AND YELLOW TAPE.A SNAPSHOT OF WHAT HOMICIDELOOKS LIKE.BUT THIS IS HOW IT FEELS.PORT STREET, TWO MEN WERE SHOTAND KILLED JUST AFTER NOONSATURDAY.BUT THEY WERE NOT THE FIRST TODIE.A WOMAN, AROUND 19-YEARS-OLD,KILLED 12 HOURS EARLIER IN A CARON CLAIBORNE AT ORLEANS.TWO OTHER WOMEN IN THE CAR, ALSOSHOT.> > IT’S HARD.IT’S SAD AND IT’S SCARY BECAUSEI HAVE THREE BOYS AND ONE GIRLAND I PRAY FOR THEM EVERY DAY. JENNIFER: ANGEL RIGGINS ISPRAYING FOR HER BROTHER ANDCOUSIN, TOO, BOTH SHOT ANDKILLED IN NEW ORLEANS.HER COUSIN MICHAEL COUNTY KILLEDMONDAY WHILE DELIVERING A PIZZAIN ALGIERS.> > DOING HIS JOB, MAKING HISDELIVERY, AND THE NEXT THING YOUKNOW, SOME IDIOT JUST TOOK HISLIFE. JENNIFER: 175 PEOPLE WERE KILLEDIN NEW ORLEANS LAST YEAR, THEMOST SINCE 2012, ANOTHER 411PEOPLE SURVIVED BEING SHOT INTHE CITY.LITTLE WOODS, IN NEW ORLEANSEAST.WITNESSES SAY A PRESCHOOLER RANFROM THIS CAR SCREAMING.HIS FATHER SHOT AS THE SUN SET,.> > IT HAS TO STOP.IT’S JUST SENSELESS.A CHILD WAS INVOLVED IN THATCAR. > > AT WHAT POINT IS CITYGOVERNMENT HELD RESPONSIBLE?> > I THINK CITY GOVERNMENT ISALWAYS ACCOUNTABLE FOR WHAT GOESON IN OUR CITY. JENNIFER: COUNCILMEMBER NADINERAMSEY SAYS CRIME IS NO LONGER ANEIGHBORHOOD PROBLEM.NO MATTER WHERE YOU LIVE OR WHATYOU LOOK LIKE, YOU COULD BE ATARGET.> > IT’S IN EVERYBODY’S BACKYARD,NO MATTER IF YOU LIVE INLAKEVIEW, UPTOWN, THE SEVENTHWARD.WHEREVER YOU GO, IT’S JUST ALLOVER THE CITY.IT’S WIDESPREAD. JENNIFER: AND AS LONG AS LIFE ISCHEAP, ANGEL RIGGINS SAYS THISIS HOW HOMICIDE IN NEW ORLEANSIS.> > EVERYBODY NEEDS TO STARTREALLY RESPECTING LIFE.PEOPLE DON’T RESPECT LIFEANYMORE, AND THAT’S THE BOTTOMLINE.JENNIFER: SO FAR, THE NEWORLEANS POLICE DEPARTMENT HASNOT RELEASED INFORMATION ON ANYSUSPECTS CONNECTED TO ANY OF THESHOOTINGS OR HOMICIDES IN THISSTORY.IF YOU HAVE INFORMATION THATCOULD HELP, CALL CRIMESTOPPERSAT 504-822-1111.

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