MONEYWATCH: Apple’s MLK Stirs Employees

NEW YORK (CNNMoney)– Tim Cook has a framed picture of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on the wall in his office. The Apple (AAPL, Tech30) CEO shared that detail last year when he came out as gay. Cook wrote in a landmark op-ed that he was inspired by King’s words on public service: “Life’s most … Continue reading »

Local Woman Shares Accounts of MLK

ASHLAND, Ore.– People gathered in Ashland to honor Martin Luther King Junior, Monday. The theme to this year’s celebration is “Share the Dream, Live The Reality”. This year the community will also celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, the federal legislation that prohibits racial discrimination in voting. Dr. Geneva Craig, AARP Oregon’s … Continue reading »

Medford Groups Honor MLK Speech

MEDFORD, Ore. — To honor the anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, dozens of people filled Vogel plaza in downtown Medford. About 50 people came out to Wednesday’s event, which was organized by the group Oregon Action. Parts of King’s speech were read aloud, and the group sang songs and … Continue reading »

MLK, Jr. Day Celebrated In Ashland

ASHLAND, Ore. — Organizers say this holiday served as evidence that King’s ideals are being carried forward. The 25th Martin Luther King, Jr. Day to be observed in Ashland comes on the same day as Barack Obama’s second inauguration. The Historic Ashland Armory was the center of this year’s celebration, which included a march through … Continue reading »