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Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King‏

 

Benjamin Todd Jealous, President CEO NAACP

Dr. Martin Luther King was a moral giant and cherished hero of the world – a tireless champion of the poor and oppressed against the powerful. He understood the inescapable mutability of our fates and entreated the nation to embrace peace, justice and equality. He called on us to love humanity and one another and to fight for a just society.

This year our celebration of Dr. King’s legacy has taken a solemn tone, as the unimaginable tragedy that has struck our brothers and sisters in Haiti weighs heavily on our hearts. It is, however, in these times of great suffering that we find comfort, leadership and inspiration from our heroes. As Dr. King said, “the time is always right to do what is right,” and as Americans there can be no better way to celebrate Dr. King’s life than to give what we can to assist the people of Haiti, who have lost their homes, businesses, family members, and livelihoods.

The contributions made by the country of Haiti and Haitian Americans have helped shape our country into what it is today. The time is now for all of American and the world to band together to help relieve the suffering of the Haitian community, rebuild the nation, and renew the spirit of all Haitians and Haitian Americans.

Dr. King was a man of vision and prescience. Sadly, many of his speeches are just as relevant today as they were over 40 years ago.

Dr. King courageously raised his voice against war. He spoke of the destructive impact of the Vietnam war draining resources from the fight against poverty and exhorted people to see the war as “an enemy of the poor and to attack it as such.” «Read the rest of this article»


3rd Brigade Combat Team to Case Colors this Thursday

 

Fort CampbellMembers of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team will host a colors casing ceremony at 4 p.m. Jan. 21 at Fort Campbell to mark their impending departure from Fort Campbell to Afghanistan.

101st Airborne Division Commander, Maj. Gen. John Campbell, and 3rd Brigade Commander, Col. Viet Luong, will speak at the ceremony.

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APSU Governors hold off Tennessee State

 

APSU Governors LogoFive players scored in double figures as Austin Peay State University rallied in the final half to defeat Tennessee State, 79-77, in Ohio Valley Conference basketball action played at Dave Aaron Arena, Saturday afternoon.

Anthony Campbell led the Governors, who improved to 10-9 overall and 4-3 in the OVC, with his first career double-double, scoring 17 points and pulling down 13 rebounds. Wes Channels added 16 points while Justin Blake, making his first start since the season’s second game, added 15.

Justin Blake scored a career-best 15 points in his second career start. (Lois Jones/Austin Peay)

Justin Blake scored a career-best 15 points in his second career start. (Lois Jones/Austin Peay)

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