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Martin Luther King Jr

Now that the dream is over…

by Mar 5, 2023
Guest column: It wasn’t Dr. King’s dream that America was afraid of, it was the fact that he woke up. Then he became a threat. America wants you to only remember the dream. As always, America “white-washes” our history and rewrites it in such a way to generate an outcome conducive to its status quo.

Here’s a rundown of closings and service changes today for MLK Day 2023

by Jan 16, 2023
Today is a state and federal holiday commemorating the birth of the great American civil rights leader, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Here's a list of what's closed, schedule changes and a brief history of the man and the holiday.

East End Voter Coalition MLK Day Program set for Sunday, Jan. 15 at Riverhead library

by Jan 12, 2023
Celebrate the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy with poetry, prose and music at the The East End Voter Coalition's annual MLK Day Program. Keynote speaker: The Rev. Charles Coverdale

With MLK National Day of Service coming up, Riverhead nonprofits in need of volunteers to gather at library Saturday afternoon

by Jan 3, 2023
As MLK National Day of Service approaches, the Riverhead Anti-Bias Task Force is hosting a Community Service Expo Saturday from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Riverhead Free Library. Here's the list of nonprofits that will be there and what their volunteer needs are.

Speakers: MLK’s words ring still true today

by Jan 17, 2022
The words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. came alive at Riverhead Free Library Saturday on what would have been the civil rights leader’s 92nd birthday, during a program sponsored by the Riverhead Anti-Bias Task Force.

Students collaborate on mosaic portraits honoring MLK

by Jan 18, 2021
This 4' by 4' mosaic portrait was created by students from Riverhead High School and Southampton High School as part of East End Arts' MLK Portrait Project. Courtesy photo: East End Arts

Column: Why we must remember King and embrace his values

by Jan 18, 2016
As we strive for criminal justice and education reforms in New York, as well as solutions to the widening opportunity gap between the wealthy and everyone else, it's important that we embrace his values and remember his legacy.