abc
QUICK LINKS:

Twin Ports MLK March & Rally

Created: 01/20/2014 8:54 AM WDIO.com

Community members are invited to the Twin Ports Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day March & Rally. Jireh Mabamba, a UMD student originally from Congo, joined Brittany on the set Monday morning to talk about the event.

Jireh will be one of three featured speakers at the Rally at the DECC. The Rally will connect the legacies of Dr. King and Nelson Mandela. Jireh was born in Congo, but moved to South Africa with his family when he was young to seek refugee status. South Africa was a safe place due to Mandela's work.

Other speakers at the Rally will include Dr. Roger Gregoire, who is an educator focused on inspiring people to learn how to learn, along with Chang'aa Mweti, a professor of education at UMD originally from Kenya.

People will gather for the March at 10:45 AM at the Washington Center on Lake Avenue and 4th Street, and then head to the DECC.  The Rally will officially begin at 11:45 AM.

For more information, you can go to www.mlk-duluth.org or UMD's website.

Front Page

  • Superior Police: Officer's Use of Force Justified

    The Superior Police Department says an internal investigation has found an officer's use of force was justified in an arrest seen on a controversial dashcam video.  However, the officer was given a 10-hour unpaid suspension for "vulgar and unprofessional" communication during the arrest.

  • Johnston Investigation Concludes Five Allegations Substantiated

    An investigation into allegations that a Duluth school board member threatened the district's superintendent and other board members concludes that five of six claims are warranted. A 67-page report details the allegations against school board member Art Johnston released to Eyewitness News on Friday.

  • Denfeld High School Debuts In-School Food Pantry, Clothes Closet

    A new program at Denfeld High School in Duluth aimed at making sure students don't go hungry or without clothes, made its debut on Friday. The Hunter Hut food pantry and clothes closet is the first of its kind in an eight-county radius because it gives students the chance to shop for free groceries and clothing right at school....

  • Rice Lake Township Makes Moves To Become a City

    After the City of Duluth brought up the idea of annexing Rice Lake Township, township leaders are continuing their efforts to turn the township into a city. 

  • Washburn Co. Sheriff: Concrete Damaging Tires on Hwy. 53

    The Washburn County Sheriff's Office says five vehicles have suffered tire and wheel damage due to concrete problems on U.S. Highway 53.  Sheriff Terry Dryden said county highway workers are checking to see what can be done.

 
Advertisement