WASHINGTON (AP) - Thousands of people gathered at Sunday to give the new Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial a proper dedication on the National Mall after its opening in August. Aretha Franklin, poet Nikki Giovanni and President Barack Obama will be among those honoring the legacy of the nation's foremost... more »
School bus accident involving Acadian Middle School students. Angie Simoneaux with the Lafayette Parish School Board says it's a fender bender, and there no injuries. The bus is able to finish its route. Police gave the bus driver a ticket for failing to yield. more »
Today is Martin Luther King day and the commemoration will be held all across the Nation.
First up in Lafayette at the MLK Center a Flag Raising Ceremony at 8:30 this morning. Then there will be a community luncheon at 11:45. Also at the MLK center.
And in... more »
Martin Luther King Junior day will be observed Monday, but a head start on the commemorations Sunday in lafayette....
A parade rolled through the streets of Lafayette Sunday afternoon....and despite the rain, hundreds lined Willow Street to pay tribute and honor the work of Doctor Martin Luther King Junior.... more »
Martin Luther King Jr. Day, for many Acadianians, is not only a day to honor his past, but also a day to look at the present and future.
Celebratory events took place at the Martin Luther King Center in Lafayette Monday, and locals found that MLK day has inspired... more »
Baton Rouge, LA - Rep. Charlie Melancon today released the following statement on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day:
"Today we remember not only the contributions of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., to the long struggle for civil rights, but the contributions made by countless others toward the fulfillment of... more »
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - President Obama will make two stops during his visit to New Orleans on Thursday. The White House announced Sunday night the president's first stop will be Martin Luther King Jr. Charter School in the Lower 9th Ward. The president will hold a town hall meeting at... more »