Skip Twitter post by @TheKingCenter Tonight, the great Reverend Joseph E. Lowery transitioned from earth to eternity. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family. He was a champion for civil rights, a challenger of injustice, a dear friend to the King family. pic.twitter.com/PGHpBJJjNm … [Read more...] about Joseph Lowery: Veteran US civil rights leader dies aged 98
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At 1.40 pm, West Wing aides wheeled a small television into the Oval Office, and Kennedy began to watch just as King was about to speak. Standing midway up the steps of the most magnificent pulpit that America could offer, the preacher looked out over a stirring tableau of some 200,000 demonstrators, stretching down either side of the Reflecting Pool, way down the Mall to the spire of the Washington Monument. Thousands were stretched out on the grass verges, jammed elbow to elbow, while others waded knee-deep in the water to escape the heat. A few were perched in the elm and oak trees, lilting from side to side in the late afternoon breeze. They were singing, praying, hugging, laughing and applauding. … [Read more...] about Martin Luther King and the race riot that never was
Presenter Sara Cox was fondly remembering her working class roots, on Back In Time For The Corner Shop (BBC2). In 1981 when she was seven years old, she said, her gran used to send her to the tobacconist’s with a note, to collect her ciggies. I bet she wore clogs and used a bundle of rags for a football, too. … [Read more...] about CHRISTOPHER STEVENS reviews last night’s TV: Our Girl’s Kabul kit… make-up as thick as a bulletproof vest!
This is a club that has, at the last count, 41 players out on loan. A club that has won five FA Youth Cups on the spin. A club that has a very good first-team squad already. A club that will now have to think outside of the signing box. … [Read more...] about Chelsea’s transfer ban is good news for club’s youth – now give them a chance
In Seattle, the team at Slightly Robot is now selling an iPhone and Android app designed for wearable devices for $50 that encourages users not to touch their face. Called Immutouch, the app was first designed for people that suffered from compulsive hair pulling, skin picking and fingernail biting. “We’re not looking to make money,” one of the founders, Justin Ith, told GeekWire. “We are selling each unit nearly at cost, accounting for cost of materials, fabrication, assembly and handling. We are a small team with limited upfront capital so we have to order components in small batches. Our hope is that as more people show reception to the idea, we can order larger quantities, reduce the price and make it more accessible.” … [Read more...] about Yes, small businesses are suffering – but some are helping to fight coronavirus