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Anniversary of MLK’s Death Reveals Generational Divide

April 11, 2014 1:49 PM0 comments
Martin Luther King, Hosea Williams, Jesse Jackson, Ralph Abernathy stand on the hotel balcony.

It was the fatal shot that rocked the world on April 4, 1968. What started out as just an ordinary day, became one to remember, as the brutal reality of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination spread throughout the nation like a raging forest fire. The .30 caliber rifle bullet that pierced his right cheek, traveled through his neck, and finally stopped at his shoulder blade ended King’s life, but not his legacy. Forty-six years later, many people alive during that time can retell the story of just what that day was like, while some members of a younger generation […]

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Springing into Shape

April 4, 2014 4:24 PMComments Off
Early morning walkers, joggers, and cyclist at Lake Montebello get a jump on the day.

The sun is just beginning to rise over Lake Montebello. A flock of geese flies over the still water making honking sounds, perhaps as a good morning greeting to the early morning walkers, runners and bikers. It’s finally spring and the days appear to be getting warmer. However, a cool breeze passes through the atmosphere as a reminder of a stubborn winter season struggling to bid its farewell. On this morning, it’s particularly busy, as there are more visitors to the lake than usual. A middle aged woman stretches over by the fitness station and a man laces up his […]

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Maysa Leak Headlines Honors Convocation

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Maysa Leak Headlines Honors Convocation

The Honors Convocation held on Thursday in the Murphy Fine Arts Center honored students at Morgan State who maintained a perfect cumulative average for multiple semesters or made the Dean’s List, achieving a 3.5 grade point average or better during the Fall semester of 2013. The convocation started out with a prayer by Reverend Bernard Keels from the Morgan State chapel. After the prayer ended, the choir sang their first song “I know I been changed.” Maysa Leak, an award-winning jazz, blues and R & B singer gave the honors address. Leak, who has sung with artists such as Monique […]

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Men’s & Women’s Tennis Team Undefeated in MEAC

April 3, 2014 9:27 PMComments Off

Morgan State University’s Men and Women’s tennis team are both still undefeated in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Division this season. The Men’s team is 2-0 in their conference while the ladies are 2-0 in the conference as well. Morgan State University coach Sean Holcomb-Jones says, “We really need to stay focused and make sure we are ready for our two big conference matches on April 5th against Howard, and April 11th on senior day against Coppin State.” The team is trying to win their third straight North Divisional title and go into the MEAC tournament as the number 1 seed. […]

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Shooting at Fort Hood

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Shooting at Fort Hood

  Shots were fired Wednesday in Fort Hood, Texas. Four people died, including the gunman and leaving 16 others injured. The gunman, active duty soldier Ivan Lopez, 34, carried a .45-caliber Smith and Wesson semi-automatic pistol, officials said. Lopez served in Iraq during a one year tour and a former Army National Guardsman stationed in Puerto Rico. An investigation on Lopez’s background at Fort Hood and previous confrontations are not yet confirmed. Those who were injured were taken to Darnell Army Hospital and Scott & White Memorial Hospital. During a hearing, hospital officials told reporters those caught in crossfire had […]

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