Monday, January 17, 2011

MLKing Day USA: Calendar: Celebration of an American hero for justice

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Minnesota, USA: Newark Mayor Cory Booker Gives King Day Keynote

The annual 7am holiday breakfast at the Minneapolis Convention Center is sold out! The  moderate-liberal Democratic mayor of Newark, N.J. gives this year's keynote speech. Also featured at this booked breakfast will be Michael L. Lomax, president and CEO of the United Negro College Fund.

New Jersey, USA: Sophia A. Nelson Gives King Day Keynote

"A Drum Major for Justice" award and service is being held at 11 a.m. at the St. John Baptist Church (30th and Mitchell Streets in Camden, N.J.). The Theta Pi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority sponsors the event with the theme "The 25th National Celebration of a Legacy." Sophia A. Nelson, a moderate commentator, will deliver the keynote address. The award recipient will be former New Jersey Supreme Court Justice John E. Wallace of Sewell, only the second black person on the state Supreme Court.

Britain: Dambisa Moyo Gives Speech At Oxford University

Dr. Moyo continues the UK leg of her book tour for her latest tome, How the West Was Lost: Fifty Years of Economic Folly and the Stark Choices Ahead. In the book, she discuses the failure of policy-making in the world's leading industrialized countries. Today, the Zambian-born economist appears at the place where she earned her PhD in economics. Oxford University @ Rhodes House, South Parks Road in Oxford. The event starts at 5:00pm GMT.

USA: Afronerd Radio Does King Day Broadcast

At 7:00pm ET, the moderate-conservative blogger will discuss the following topics: are we any closer to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream, almost 43 years after his assassination? After hearing of stories of ferrets and pit bulls mutilating innocents, is America's overindulgence and anthropomorphization of pets killing us? Football legend Lawrence Taylor avoids jail but gets permanently labeled a sex offender for his troubles. A review of the new Seth Rogan film, "The Green Hornet". Lastly, the recent airing of ESPN's Content of Character town hall meeting that delved into the current image and/or perception of the African-American athlete. Drop a line "live" at 646-915-9620 (and via email/ or leave a comment in their chat room at

Britain: Dambisa Moyo Appears On BBC Radio 4

Clearly a busy day for our girl, who is on her book tour. Here, she appears on the "World Tonight" show at 8:00pm GMT. My British readers can listen to the show live here.

Britain: Dambisa Moyo Appears On BBC Radio 3

The Zambian-born conservative economist continues her book tour, returning to BBC Radio (albeit a different station) to discuss the global economy.  Dr. Moyo appears on the "Nightwaves" show on BBC Radio 3 at 9:15pm GMT. My British readers can listen live here.

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