King’s dream deferred

August 17, 2014

  Stepping into the Martin Luther King Jr. Center in Atlanta, GA is like traveling back in time. Vintage videos, literature about his life and relics from the past, including the wooden wagon that carried his body, adorn the walls and displays. Inside the original Ebenezer Baptist Church, his sermons play, and, if you close your eyes, Martin is with you, his passion palpable.  Present truths in his speeches are…

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Community activist Melinease Hutchinson honored with Exemplar Award

April 14, 2014

  When Melinease Hutchinson received the Hampton Roads Gazetti Exemplar Award for outstanding community service on March 2, the only question her friends and family needed to ask was: “What took them so long?” Before Beyonce was independent, and Gloria Steinem gave birth to feminism, there was Melinease Hutchinson on the front line of community activism. “I was ahead of my time,” she boasted, an obvious smile in her voice. …

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