November 14, 2011 |
The drive from Southern California to Mammoth Mountain ski resort can be tough on busy holiday weekends. Pacific Sports Tours is offering a bus trip on Martin Luther King Jr. weekend for skiers and boarders (and families too) that might take the angst out of getting there. The trip includes hotel and bus transportation -- but not lift tickets -- starting at $279 a person. Date: The trip is Jan. 13-16; final payment due Dec. 1. Price: $279 a person, based on four to a room (two queen-size beds)
January 7, 2010
Presented in conjunction with the Skirball Center's "Road to Freedom: Photographs of the Civil Rights Movement, 1956-1968," bassist, composer and bandleader Marcus Shelby offers the L.A. premiere of his "MLK and Jazz" suite in honor of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. He is joined by vocalist Faye Carol as well as saxophonist Howard Wiley, pianist Adam Shulman and drummer Jeff Marrs. Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., L.A. Sun., 7 p.m. $20. (310) 440-4500.
March 31, 2010 |
Toward the end of a mostly compelling and occasionally moving new documentary, Cornel West does his best to puncture the image of a benign and nonconfrontational Martin Luther King Jr. West rejects what he calls the "Santa Clausification" of King, fuzzy myth-making that the African American scholar says is "one of the ways in which you defang and domesticate people who are on fire for justice." "MLK: A Call to Conscience" works best when it tends to the words of the provocative West -- revealing a King who was both more troubled, more radical and, yes, even more courageous than standard hagiography typically has allowed.
January 15, 1995 |
Put this simple question to the next homeboy you see: "If he were alive, could MLK drop crazy knowledge and make hope dope?" Nope, he tells you. Martin Luther King Jr. has lost his juice among black youth--integration is not the flava' they sava'. The reverend's rap is weak today. In the time it took fathers despised as "niggers" to raise sons self-styled as "niggaz," more than the words have changed. Freedom does not ring familiar, and dreams are the stuff of sports marketing.
January 21, 2013 |
In a rare case of an active-duty general charged with criminal offenses, a brigadier general at Ft. Bragg, N.C., is scheduled to face a court-martial Tuesday on charges of forcible sodomy, sexual misconduct and compelling female officers to perform sex acts. Brig. Gen. Jeffrey A. Sinclair, a veteran of five tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, is accused of conducting improper sexual relationships with subordinate female officers and a civilian. Prosecutors say he forced a female captain to engage in sex and threatened to kill the officer and her family if she told anyone.
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July 12, 2009 |
It is no secret that nurses played a central role in the collapse of Martin Luther King Jr./Drew Medical Center. At the troubled hospital near Watts, registered nurses gave the wrong medications, ignored patients in distress, falsified records, slept on the job and turned down the alarms on critically ill patients' vital sign monitors.