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US religious leaders to mark MLK Day with early start for 2024 voter mobilisation

United States RNS For Black church leaders and multiracial coalitions, Martin Luther King Jr Day, which falls on Monday, 15th January, less than 300 days from Election Day, has come to represent the unofficial start to voter mobilisation efforts. Plans for what would have been King’s 95th birthday are focused on overcoming increased restrictions on […]

On King’s holiday in the US, daughter calls for bold action over words

US Washington DC Martin Luther King Jr Memorial

Atlanta, US AP America has honoured Martin Luther King, Jr, with a federal holiday for nearly four decades yet still hasn’t fully embraced and acted on the lessons from the slain civil rights leader, his youngest daughter said Monday. Rev Bernice King, who leads The King Center in Atlanta, said leaders – especially politicians – […]

Fund to preserve, assist Black churches in US gets $US20 million donation

US Charleston Mother Emanuel AME Church

Birmingham, Alabama, USAP A new effort to preserve historic Black churches in the United States has received a $US20 million donation that will go to help congregations including one that was slammed during the tornado that killed more than 20 people in Mayfield, Kentucky, last month. Lilly Endowment Inc, which supports religious, educational and charitable […]

In the US, King family rally in Arizona for voting bills for MLK Day

US Martin Luther King III

Phoenix, Arizona, USAP As the nation prepares to mark the birthday of Rev Martin Luther King, Jr, some members of his family are spending it in conservative-leaning Arizona to mobilise support for languishing federal voting rights legislation.  Martin Luther King III; his wife, Arndrea Waters King; and their daughter Yolanda Renee King, 13, took part […]