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  • 8 people wounded in shooting at MLK park

    January 16, 2017 6:39 PM

    MIAMI - Miami-Dade police say eight people - five of them juveniles - have been wounded in a shooting at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park. Police Department spokesman Detective Daniel Ferrin says in a news release that two suspects are being questioned about the Monday afternoon shooting. He says... more »
  • Mayor Broome to participate in MLK Day activities

    January 16, 2017 11:23 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Mayor Sharon Weston Broome, along with community member and leaders, will participate in several events to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Broome participated in a block party with residents of the Gus Young area on Saturday to kick off celebrations , as well as announce... more »
  • City slammed as it declares Monday 'Great Americans Day'

    January 14, 2017 3:23 PM

    BILOXI, Miss. - The city of Biloxi has sparked a debate about the holiday honoring the late civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. after announcing on social media that city offices would be closed Monday for "Great Americans Day." Monday is federally recognized as Martin Luther King Jr. Day.... more »
  • BRPD using video from body cameras in investigations Play Video

    March 2, 2016 12:11 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Tuesday night leaders and residents discussed the desire to expand a pilot program for BPRD officer body cameras to the entire force. Most at the meeting at the MLK Community Center on Gus Young Avenue were in support of the program. It came in handy in February... more »
  • Students clean up museum on MLK Day

    January 18, 2016 4:56 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - A group of Donaldsonville High School students gave back to the community on Martin Luther King Jr. Day by cleaning up around the River Road African American Museum. It's all part of celebrating the life of Martin Luther King Jr. while learning about African American history in the... more »
  • Edwards: "Shame" that Louisiana hasn't progressed further since MLK's day Play Video

    January 18, 2016 3:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's new governor compared his fight against poverty to the civil rights movement of the 1960's. "The shame is we haven't made as much progress as we should have," Governor John Bel Edwards said Monday Edwards, who was observing Martin Luther King Day at Mt.... more »
  • Democratic candidates speak at King Day rally

    January 18, 2016 2:03 PM

    COLUMBIA, S.C. - All three Democratic presidential candidates are in South Carolina speaking at the state NAACP's rally on the holiday to commemorate civil rights leader Martin Luther King. Hillary Clinton was the only candidate Monday to discuss at length the Confederate flag that was removed from the capitol grounds... more »
  • King rally out of Confederate flag's shadow

    January 18, 2016 12:03 PM

    COLUMBIA, S. C. - About 1,000 people have gathered under chilly and sunny skies at South Carolina's Statehouse to remember slain civil rights leader the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. For the past 17 years, civil rights leaders have used the holiday to argue for the removal of the Confederate... more »
  • 'March: Book Two' shows all sides of civil rights movement

    January 26, 2015 5:31 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - A comic book about Martin Luther King Jr. helped bring a young John Lewis into the civil rights movement. Fifty years later, the Georgia Democratic congressman is now hoping graphic novels about his life and the fight to win equal civil rights for all Americans will serve... more »
  • Volunteers rehab home near murder scene Play Video

    January 19, 2015 5:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Volunteers with Rebuilding Together Baton Rouge helped rehab a home on Walnut Street as a way to give back on Martin Luther King Jr. day. The mostly high school aged students worked to build a wheelchair ramp and hand rails at the home of Ms. Willie... more »
  • Seahawks apologize for tweet comparing MLK, football

    January 19, 2015 5:14 PM

    SEATTLE - The Seattle Seahawks have apologized for a tweet that linked their improbable NFC championship game victory to Martin Luther King Jr. On Monday, the national holiday celebrating the slain civil rights leader, the team sent out a Twitter message that said, "We shall overcome." The tweet featured a... more »
  • Faith, community leaders gather in Atlanta to celebrate MLK

    January 19, 2015 1:44 PM

    ATLANTA - Faith, community and political leaders are gathered at historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta to celebrate the legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. The 47th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Annual Commemorative Service is underway at the slain civil rights icon's spiritual home. Calling the gathered... more »
  • Celebrate MLK Day in Baton Rouge Play Video

    January 19, 2015 7:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Today people around the country will pause to remember Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a man who stood for peace, non-violence and unity. There are no shortage of events for you to join in the celebration of his life and legacy. Members of the Baton Rouge... more »
  • Remembering MLK's dream in Ascension Parish Play Video

    January 19, 2015 7:19 AM

    DONALDSONVILLE - There's a special museum in Ascension Parish where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s dream comes alive. This morning on 2une In, News 2's John Pastorek gave you an inside look at the River Road African American Museum with its founder and director, Kathe Hambrick-Jackson. Click on... more »
  • 'Selma' stars including Oprah march in Alabama honoring MLK

    January 18, 2015 6:13 PM

    SELMA, Ala. - Oprah Winfrey, the rapper Common and other stars of the movie "Selma" have marched with hundreds in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. on the eve of his holiday. Winfrey also was joined by actor David Oyelowo, who portrays King in the movie, as they took part... more »
  • MLK Day volunteers help widow Play Video

    January 20, 2014 5:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Martin Luther King Jr. Day brought volunteers to some of the more troubled parts of Baton Rouge in the hopes of turning things around. Exactly one week ago, Baton Rouge Police swarmed St. Joseph Street after a teenager was shot and killed. Police said his cousin,... more »
  • MLK day events

    January 19, 2014 6:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Monday marks the symbolic birthday celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. King's birthday is actually January 15th but it is celebrated nationally on the 3rd monday of January. Here are some events around the greater Baton Rouge area celebrating the day. Baker MLK March... more »
  • MLK Leadership Awards to honor late Rev. T.J. Jemison Play Video

    January 9, 2014 7:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Marvin Anderson joined JP on 2une In Thursday to discuss the MLK Leadership Awards and Scholarship Gala 2014, coming up on Monday, Jan. 20th. The event was born out of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s dream to fulfill hope on a local, communal and global front and... more »
  • March on Washington meets post-9/11 America

    August 24, 2013 10:53 AM

    WASHINGTON - The March on Washington is meeting post-9/11 America. A half century ago, 250,000 people crowded the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and stood shoulder to shoulder down the National Mall to hear the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. The tens of thousands of people arriving Saturday for an... more »
  • Parades, community service on King day in La.

    January 21, 2013 4:25 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Parades, speeches, prayer and community service marked the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday around Louisiana. In Baton Rouge people painted homes and cleaned school campuses as part of a day of service organized by the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. Many marchers held pictures of King as... more »
  • Civil rights activist reflects on King, Obama Play Video

    January 21, 2013 1:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Rev. Betty Claiborne has lived through the best and worst times of the civil rights movement in America. As a 19-year old girl she was arrested when she and her sister entered a 'whites-only' swimming pool. Claiborne spent two weeks in jail, and was pardoned decades later.... more »
  • Nation to honor MLK Jr. as Obama is inaugurated

    January 21, 2013 6:49 AM

    ATLANTA - Even as President Barack Obama is inaugurated in Washington, the nation also honors civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. Several dozen people took turns taking pictures with the statue of King and reading his quotes inscribed along the wall at a Washington memorial before heading to the... more »
  • Inauguration Day marks rare intersection with King

    January 18, 2013 10:26 AM

    ATLANTA - This year, the memory of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and the life of President Barack Obama will overlap significantly for a day. For only the second time, the presidential inauguration falls on the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Some King commemorations are being shuffled while... more »
  • MLK events around the area

    January 17, 2013 3:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Here are a list of local MLK events going on around the area. If you'd like your event listed, submit it on our Community Calendar or email News@WBRZ.com. Jan. 21: The West Baton Rouge Museum will be open in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.... more »

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