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2013-01-21 12:22:55

WASHINGTON, Jan. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today distributed a commentary by its National Executive Director Nihad Awad, titled "American Muslims are Indebted to Dr. King," to mark Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. CAIR distributed the column below through ISLAM-OPED, a syndication service designed to offer an American Muslim perspective on current political, social and religious issues. ISLAM-OPED commentaries are offered...

2013-01-21 08:23:55

NEW YORK, Jan. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On January 21, 2013 BET Networks will celebrate the inauguration of the 44(th )President of the United States of America, Barack Obama, with an Inaugural Ball. The black tie affair will include a guest list consisting of celebrities, influencers, policy makers, community leaders, media and politicos and will take place at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery from 9:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. ET. In addition to the ball, BET...

2013-01-20 12:20:26

COLUMBUS, Ga., Jan. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Aflac, the number one provider of supplemental insurance in the United States, and six time recipient of Ethisphere's World's Most Ethical Companies designation, was honored Saturday evening with the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Center's 2013 Salute to Greatness Award. Aflac Chairman and CEO Dan Amos attended the event held at the Hyatt Regency in Atlanta and accepted the award on behalf of the company. In announcing that Aflac would receive the...

2013-01-18 16:21:32

ATLANTA, Jan. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Bounce TV's Martin Luther King Day Celebration on Monday, Jan. 21 will include live coverage of the 57(th) Presidential Inauguration as President Barack Obama takes his second oath of office, starting at 11:00 a.m. (ET). Bounce TV will also honor MLK Day with two special primetime documentaries: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110803/CL46373LOGO ) KING: MAN OF PEACE IN A TIME OF WAR (6:00 p.m./9:30 p.m.) The moving 2007 tribute to Dr....

2013-01-17 12:24:42

NEW YORK, Jan. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- BET Networks celebrates the legacy of two history-making African Americans starting Saturday, January 19 with dedicated Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. special programming starting at 1:30 PM ET/PT. The celebration continues on BET and CENTRIC, Monday, January 21 at 11 AM ET/ 8 AM PT, when BET News airs "From King to President: America Celebrates" the 57(th) Presidential Inauguration of President Barack Obama. (Logo:...

2013-01-16 16:23:59

**America's Wire Stories Are Available Free to All Media Outlets and Websites** WASHINGTON, Jan. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- America's Wire today released a commentary that discusses Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s strong belief in the value of school desegregation and the nation's failure to integrate many public schools nearly 45 years after his death. The article is written by Philip Tegeler, executive director of the Poverty & Race Research Action Council, a civil rights...

2013-01-16 04:20:08

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Jan. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In 1994, Congress designated the federal holiday marking the birthday of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as a national day of service - a "day on, not a day off." Accordingly, Chrysler Group LLC employees in southeastern Michigan are answering the call to action by kicking off the company's fifth annual "MLK Week of Service." From Jan. 21-26, more than 100 Chrysler Group employees will participate in a wide variety of community service...

2013-01-15 23:01:26

The NAACP and Psijobfair.com, Diversity Job Fair Host, Presents Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Career Fair in Minneapolis (PRWEB) January 15, 2013 The National NAACP and PSIJobfair.com will be presenting the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Career Fair in Minneapolis Minnesota and invites Job seekers to connect with the Fortune 1000 employers who will be participating in their event. The Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Career Fair also includes a Special Veteran Initiative that will be...

2013-01-15 16:22:35

MLK Day of Service Projects in all 50 states coincide with 57th Presidential Inaugural and National Day of Service WASHINGTON, Jan. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thousands of organizations across the country are preparing to lead Americans in the nation's largest day of service, the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. National Day of Service. The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency that leads MLK Day of Service, said Americans will come together...

2013-01-15 00:21:26

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) TUESDAY, JANUARY 15: MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. BIRTHDAY Profile America -- Tuesday, January 15th. Dr. Martin Luther King would be 84 years old today. The civil rights leader, minister, and recipient of the 1964 Nobel Peace Prize was born in 1929 and assassinated in 1968. Next Monday is a national...