MLK Day/Black History Month

Published February 8, 2019

SOUTHFIELD — She keeps a weathered ball of cotton that she picked in Newton, Alabama, in a plastic baggie and gingerly stows it away after her guests leave.

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Published February 1, 2019

EASTPOINTE/ROSEVILLE — Whether it’s a snow day home from school or trying to escape the winter blues with a good book, the Eastpointe and Roseville libraries are welcoming in residents and offering a variety of wintertime resources.

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Published January 23, 2019

ROCHESTER HILLS — Award-winning journalist and communications strategist Jeff Johnson did not mince words about the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. “What does the ‘dream’ mean to me?” he asked Jan. 21 at Oakland University. “I think that most diversity inclusion stuff is really cute. I’ve seen the pamphlets. Every campus has one.”

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Published January 21, 2019

BEVERLY HILLS — Martin Luther King Jr. would have embraced social media to spread his message of equality, said Michigan Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist Jan. 16 at Wylie E. Groves High School.

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Published January 16, 2019

SOUTHFIELD — To celebrate the history and heritage of black Americans, the Southfield Parks and Recreation Department has launched several new programs for residents to enjoy this February.

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Published January 16, 2019

TROY — For a third year, the Martin Luther King Jr. celebration in Troy will depart from the previous speaker format and will instead be a call to service, which is King’s true legacy, say school and city officials.

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Published January 16, 2019

TROY — In an ongoing effort to reduce intolerance and promote peace, the Troy Area Interfaith Group, the Troy Police Department and the Know Your Neighbor Daily initiative will present the annual “Not In Our Town” video screenings and discussion.

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Published January 11, 2019

HARPER WOODS — Chandler Park Academy is partnering with the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine for the seventh annual Family Health Fair and Taste Fest.

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Published January 8, 2019

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ROYAL OAK/BERKLEY — The cities of Royal Oak and Berkley will host their third annual joint Martin Luther King Jr. Day community service event at Royal Oak High School Jan. 21.

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Published January 23, 2018

ROYAL OAK/BERKLEY — The cities of Royal Oak and Berkley held their second annual joint Martin Luther King Jr. Day community service event at Berkley High School Jan. 15

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Published January 23, 2018

WARREN — About 350 people came together to remember the message of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Jan. 15 during an event held in the atrium of Warren’s City Hall. 

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Published January 18, 2018

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GROSSE POINTE FARMS/WARREN — In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day Jan. 15, events were held at two local schools.

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Published January 15, 2018

The students at Detroit Country Day’s lower school do something special to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a march through the halls of their school.

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Published January 10, 2018

It’s been a staple in the community for 33 years, but that doesn’t mean that Southfield’s Martin Luther King Jr. celebration is the same year after year. 

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Published January 9, 2018

TROY — For the second year, the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration in Troy will depart from the previous speaker format and will instead be a call to service, which is King’s true legacy, say school and city officials.

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Published January 8, 2018

DETROIT — Bike enthusiasts from across the metro Detroit area are braving the cold and coming out for the seventh annual Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Ride.

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Published January 5, 2018

WALLED LAKE — The Walled Lake Consolidated School District is set to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 15, with a community celebration. 

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Published January 25, 2017

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — More than 600 people attended the 30th annual Dr. Martin Luther King. Jr. Holiday Celebration of Macomb County, hosted by the Interfaith Center for Racial Justice.

Government, school, cultural and religious leaders from throughout the county visited Dakota High School for the Jan. 16 event that shared a common message of continuing the hard work necessary to create justice for all.

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Published January 11, 2017

TROY — De Witt S. Dykes Jr., an associate professor who teaches African-American history at Oakland University, said he is not sure people realize the extent that students played in the civil rights movement and “transforming America.” 

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Published January 11, 2017

FARMINGTON HILLS — The Jewish and African-American communities will soon join forces to celebrate a king, Martin Luther King Jr.

The celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, set for Jan. 16, will take place Jan. 15 with “Creating the Beloved Community — A Time for Healing: An Afternoon of Song and Inspiration” at 3:30 p.m. at Adat Shalom Synagogue, 29901 Middlebelt Road.

Adat Shalom Synagogue, Greater New Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church and Russell Street Missionary Baptist Church will honor King’s legacy at the event. 

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Upcoming Events

West Bloomfield
'Origins' art exhibition
10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Janice Charach Gallery
Shelby Township
Fine Art Society exhibit
8:30-5 p.m.
Shelby Township Senior Center
Bloomfield Hills
'Doom of the Dinosaurs' at Cranbrook
10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Cranbrook Institute of Science
Clinton Township
Rockin' the Library concert
7 p.m.
Clinton-Macomb Public Library
Clawson
CAMEO Quilt Guild events
6:30 p.m.
Clawson United Methodist Church

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