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TV One to Live Stream Events Commemorating MLK Assassination

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TV One is teaming up with Urban One for the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., with a live stream of commemorative MLK50 events taking place in Memphis, Tennessee.

Media maven Roland Martin will be on location from the National Civil Rights Museum today (Tuesday April 3) for events highlighting Dr. King’s vision of freedom and equality for all, culminating in a Day of Remembrance on Wednesday, April 4.

Events include speaking panels at the National Civil Rights Museum and the University of Memphis Law School with such featured guests as the Honorable Eric H. HolderDr. Bernice KingMartin Luther King III, Rev. Jesse Jackson, and Rev. Al Sharpton.

Day of Remembrance activities on Wednesday, April 4 will begin at 10 a.m. local time, featuring live performances on the MLK50 stage. A 50th anniversary ceremony will also take place at the site of Dr. King’s assassination, the Lorraine Motel. The ceremony will include the laying of the wreath, tributes, a bell toll to honor the age of Dr. King at his death, and an evening of storytelling hosted by journalist Tamron Hall.

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ATL’s King Center to host 60th Birthday Party for Yolanda King

Posted by | Ray Cornelius

The King Clan are coming together this month for a special celebration. The siblings—Dr. Bernice King, Dexter King and Martin Luther King III—will be recognizing what would have been their late sister, Yolanda Kings’s 60th Birthday.

The tribute takes place at the King Center’s Freedom Hall on Saturday, November 14 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and will feature performances by some of Yolanda’s favorite entertainers and friends. Celebrities scheduled to appear include comedian, Jonathan Slocumb; A Different World actress, Dawnn Lewis; Atlanta jazz artists, Theresa Hightower and Milkshake as well as ATL’s  The Ballethnic Dance Company. Iconic TV and film actor, Ted Lange (The Love Boat) will also make an appearance.

In her memory, the tribute will allow some to reminiscence while exposing others to a taste of TKC’s Cultural Affairs Program that she developed and nurtured during her lifetime. There is also a closing reception that will include some of Yolanda’s favorite foods as well as a special announcement.

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BET + Arise TV Present ‘Stolen Innocence: Your Daughters are our Daughters’

Posted by | Ray Cornelius 

The sexual exploitation of children has become the third largest money generator for organized crimes, exceeding the sale of illegal firearms and drugs.

BET Networks in association with Arise TV will address this global issue in the BET News Special “STOLEN INNOCENCE: YOUR DAUGHTERS ARE OUR DAUGHTERS” premiering Friday, May 23 at 7PM ET/PT on BET and Saturday, May 24 at 10 PM ET/ 7 PM PT on CENTRIC. Moderated by Lola Ogunnaike and Marc Lamont Hill, the one-hour community town hall forum will focus on the recent kidnappings of nearly 300 Nigerian school girls, the global response to this crisis and the rising exploitation of children around the world.

Taped Saturday, May 17, 2014 in Atlanta at Turner Studios, the town hall special will expand the conversation past the current headlines of the Nigerian kidnappings and explore how the human trafficking crisis is affecting our communities on a global scale and its ties to many cities in the United States, including Atlanta. Panelists include Nicole Ari Parker (Actress and Activist), Tasha Smith (Actress and Activist), Ony Nwaohuocha (Attorney and Journalist), Emelia Orubele (President/CEO American Nigerian International Chamber of Commerce), Omoyele Sowore (Journalist), Temeka Weatherly (Director at Wellspring Living), Leah Albright-Byrd (Survivor and Founder of Bridget’s Dream).

Additional participants in the town hall include Dr. Bernice King (Minister) and India.Arie (Singer, Activist). Arise TV reporter Charles Aniagolu will be on the ground in Abuja, the Nigerian capital, to provide an update on the recent kidnappings.

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