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San Bernardino dignitaries celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with prayer breakfast – San Bernardino Sun

In the eyes of at least one religious leader in San Bernardino, Martin Luther King Jr. Day is not a day off, but rather, a day on.

“Dr. King’s message means so much in a community like this, where there’s poverty, crime, disenfranchisement,” Pastor Reginald Young, of San Bernardino Pastors United, said. “We need to lift up this community, and it starts with all of us, because we’re living his dream.”

In that spirit, area dignitaries broke bread with several hundred community members at a prayer breakfast Monday, Jan. 21, to commemorate King’s life inside Coussoulis Arena at Cal State San Bernardino.

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Sun Country Airlines adds new DFW Airport routes to Caribbean beach destinations | Airlines

This additions bring the airline’s network to 86 routes serving 53 airports, with Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport as its largest base.

At DFW Airport, Sun Country operates routes to six U.S. cities, including Las Vegas, Phoenix, Minneapolis-St. Paul and Palm Spring, Calif. It added flights to Tampa and Fort Myers, Fla., in October. The new Caribbean routes, which will operate through August, join existing flights to Mexican resort towns Cancun and Cozumel and to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic.

Sun Country uses an ultra-low-cost model similar to Spirit or Frontier airlines, with low upfront fares and additional fees for things like carry-on bags, checked bags and advanced seat assignments.

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After Swiss vacation, Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas are soaking in Caribbean sun. See pictures

After Swiss vacation, Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas are soaking in Caribbean sun. See pictures | Celebrities News – India TVRestricted Service

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University of Florida kicks off Martin Luther King events Thursday – News – Gainesville Sun

Jeraldine Williams, one of the first 14 undergraduate students to desegregate the University of Florida, will serve as the keynote speaker for the 2019 Martin Luther King Celebration Opening Ceremonies on Thursday at 10 a.m. at the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom.

Williams, now a lawyer in the Tampa area, attended UF from 1963-67 and was the first African-American student to win the Hearst Award, a national collegiate journalism award.

The gathering, sponsored by UF’s Multicultural and Diveristy Affairs and the Center for Gender, Sexualities and Women’s Studies Research, will include remarks from Florida President Kent Fuchs and student presentations.

Other UF Martin Luther King events planned include:

Jan. 10 – Celebrating 50 years of African American Studies with the Power of…

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For UF, a year of change and controversy – News – Gainesville Sun

The University of Florida cracked the top ten in public universities for the second year in a row in 2018.

Yet with that lofty success, there also was change and controversy.

Graduation controversy

An incident in which 24 students, many of color, were physically rushed through the stage in an aggressive manner during spring commencement at the O’Connell Center made national headlines. Students and groups, including the NAACP, protested the use of force. It prompted an apology from UF President Kent Fuchs, and the faculty marshal who grabbed students was placed on paid leave.

Five months later, Florida announced a change in the commencement ceremony, with an outdoor commencement being held at Ben Griffin Stadium. The change was met with petitions and more protests by student, who were…

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First African-American mayor laid to rest – The LaFayette Sun



A well-known La-
Fayette resident with an
extensive background in
law enforcement and local
politics was laid to rest
last week. The man who
holds a place in the his-
tory books of LaFayette
as the first African Ameri

can mayor in the city and
decades long law man
passed away in late No-
vember, but now leaves
an extensive resume with
his legacy on the city of
Robert C. Finley, was
laid to rest on Friday
November 30, 2018 after
a ceremony at Mt. Sellers
Baptist Church in LaFay-
ette. The ceremony…

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